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Thursday, January 17, 2019

What God can do with an idiot


WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH AN IDIOT

By Mark Dutton, D.Min.

Two meanings of the word idiot: 1. The word "idiot" comes from the Greek ἰδιώτης, idiōtēs 'a private person, individual', 'a private citizen', 'a common man', 'a person lacking professional skill, layman' 2."idiot" is a derogatory term for a stupid or foolish person.

This book is about people that God has used to get things done. The term idiot may not be the correct name to describe these people but read what the author has to say.  Mark shows how plain people of the Bible, who done dumb things, were used by God and how God loved each one. The stories are about Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David. Rahab and many others. In chapter 15, Mark gives his testimony about his life and how God changed him. He offers Bible verses to help us understand all that God has done with the people of the Bible and what He can do the same with anyone. The stories have great details about the people and about their background, the details can help you understand the people better than before.

I think the book was well written, easy to understand and worth the time to read. The information that is shared is very good and will be helpful in your walk with Christ. A great book for discussion groups.

I received this e-book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Worship Essentials


WORSHIP ESSENTIALS

Growing A Healthy Worship Ministry without Starting a War

By Mike Harland

The author states in his introduction of the book that; “Worship Essentials is an exploration of four necessary values for any church that hopes to have a healthy worship ministry.” These four values are;
1. Tell the Story,  
2. Make True Disciples,
3. Engage the Body
4. Aspire with Purpose.
The author tell how these four values can be used to help improve worship. The main thing that he talks able is the music used in the service and how some churches are moving from the hymnals to modern day Christian music. How using different musical instruments in the service can cause many problems in the congregation. He covers the problem that may come up and how sometimes it can be a war that should not be fought. He shares stories from his ministry and from others in hope that those experiences will help others overcome these problems.

He states in the book, “It’s is time to stop the conflicts around worship that disrupt and distracts the churches. It’s time to call off the fighting over music styles and ministry approaches in music.”

I received this book free from BH Publishing Group/Lifeway Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Monday, January 7, 2019

Leadership Bbile

THE MAXWELL LEADERSHIP BIBLE
Lessons in Leadership From The Word of God
Third Edition
By John C. Maxwell
Working as a leader or training to be a leader, this book will be a help to you.
Features of the book;
21 laws of leadership, articles that reveal the laws as seen in the lives of Bible people.
21 qualities of a leader; articles showing positive and negative examples of these qualities.
Over a hundred biographical profiles; times and events in people’s lives that reveal God’s truths about leadership.
Introduction to books of the Bible about leaders and leadership quality in that book.
Many articles about mentoring and influence.
Topical indexes to Scripture passages and articles on leadership issues.
New King James Version
The introductions of each book have a lot of information about each book. These are a few of the things pointed out at the beginning of each book, God’s role in the book, Leaders of that book, other people in leadership, leadership highlights and short articles about leadership. These things will be a big help as you are reading through the Bible. At the back of the book you have a list of eleven thinking skills every successful person needs, a section on ethics 101, six strategies for extraordinary leadership and many other subjects to help with leadership.
Today’s church need for leadership starts with some helpful information in the introduction, why leadership is important and where to find that help. This new edition offers all that to those in leadership and training for leadership. I found the book very informative and the articles easy to read and understand.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Monday, December 24, 2018

Restoration





RESTORATION YEAR
A 365-Day Devotional
By John Eldredge

 A beautiful designed book of devotions that is inspiring and can be used from year to year. The devotional is designed for use each day of the calendar. Each devotion start with a Bible verse then a short devotion reading and ends with a short prayer. The words are very inspiring and the subject of this devotional is for you to start a restoration of your faith in God. At the back of the book is a section titled A Daily Prayer and also included is a index of the sources by dates, this lets you lookup devotions by subjects. This maybe helpful when you are dealing with certain things in your life or if you want to offer help to others.

The book should be a great help when you want to pursue a lasting transformation and experience in gaining more love for God, help in your relationships and a better life. Restoring a close relationship with God is important and this book will help.

The copy I have is hardcover and will standup to daily use and make a great addition to anyone’s library and a great gift.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

BIBLE: TWO PROOFS AND TWO MIS-TRANSLATIONS


BIBLE:
TWO PROOFS AND TWO MIS-TRANSLATIONS

Why Some Christians Reject Science

By Jesse Clopton James

 A quote from the book, “This book deals with the explosion of scientific knowledge in the twentieth century and how this new knowledge compares with the creation account in the Bible.
This new knowledge required scientists to change their thinking about some physical things behaved, and it required Bible believers to change their thinking about the meaning of certain Bible passages”.

The book contains a lot of information about science, it may seem at times you are reading a science textbook and it can be a bit confusing sometimes. The author uses the information to try and proof that the creation took millions of years (old earth belief) and that the belief of a young earth is wrong because of mistranslation of earlier Bible translators. The author states that the Hebrew word “Yom” was not translated correctly into Greece and English and that by the translation of “Yom” as day this causes many believers to misunderstand the word day. The author offers information to try to prove his belief. The author states that he does not believe in evolution.

In my opinion, whether we believe that God created the Universe in days, weeks, or years is not as important as to how long we will be spending eternity with or without God.   

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Saturday, December 8, 2018

I Declare War


I DECLARE WAR

4 Keys to Winning the Battle with Yourself

By Levi Lusko

Something going on in your life that you want to change? Bad moods by day, bad dreams at night or is it fears of something that you want to change. Then it is time to declare war, Levi Lusko will take you through many problems that he has dealt with in his life and offers you a way of handling similar things from your life. He shares his fears and things that has given him problems throughout his life. His writing has Bible verses to help with the spiritual side of your needs and he also uses humor in telling some stories

The book is divided into four sections: Declare war on what you think, Declare war on what you say, Declare war on what you do and Phantom power (the help you need to win this war). Each section deals with everyday things that we have allowed to get us into a bad mood or just plain upset us.

Throughout the book there are quotes about things that we need to work on in our war with ourselves. Here are two ,

“The habits you allow in your life today are going to determine who you become tomorrow.”
 “The message of the Gospel isn’t try it’s trust”

I think the book can be a help in dealing with those things that we all want to change and will allow us to see those things differently.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255