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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Thanks for asking.


THANKS FOR ASKING

Equipping God’s People with Answers to Life’s Tough Questions

By Mike Larsen

The questions that Mike Larsen answers in this book, are from a list of questions taken from a survey at his church. The questions are questions that you may have asked yourself. These nine questions cover some topics that have been asked in many churches by many people. Some of the questions are: If God is so powerful, why is there suffering, why do bad things happen, what does the Bible say about homosexuality, what does the Bible say about divorce and other questions that are important to believers today. Mike has given answers to these questions using the Bible to answer them.

This book can be used as a reference book for some and can be used for a Bible Study or discussion group. I think the questions and answers are some of the important questions that Christians need to know the answers to and can be used in witnessing to others. Mike uses some stories from his own life to help explain some of the answers he offers. Mike shares many things from his personal life wanting the reading to know where he came from in life. The book is easy to read and understand.

I received this book free from Lucid Book Publishing. 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

Worship


ACCEPTABLE WORSHIP

What Kind of Worship Does God Accept?

By Dr. C. H. Snyder

Dr. Snyder has put together a book that could be very helpful in your worship of God. He has laid out fact that should be known to all worshippers in an easy to understand and informative way. The book is small and will not take a long time to read. The book consists of seven chapters covering, The Mystery of Worship, The Meaning of Worship, The Method of Worship, The Enemies of Worship, The Examples of Worship, The Experience of Worship and The Results of Worship. The things covered are important and explains what the Lord expects in worship.

Dr. Snyder has studied the Bible and has a concern to understand what the Bible says, to believe what it says, and to obey what it says. He shows his concern for the way people worship God in the right way by offering answers to how to worship God. He uses Bible verses to show the facts of what he is sharing.

The reading of this book can help us in our worship of the Lord and help us to see that not all things that we may have learned are true worship. This book can become a guide to an understanding of what worship is and will give a new outlook on worship.

I received this ebook 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, June 23, 2018

The Holy Spirit



TRANSFORMING PRESENCE

How the Holy Spirit Changes Everything—From the Inside Out

By Daniel Henderson

The Holy Spirit is part of the trinity but is sometimes misunderstood as to who or what the spirit is. The Holy Spirit offered, after His resurrection, by Christ to enter believers and guide them each and every day. Daniel Henderson in this book give you a complete detail description of who the Holy Spirit is. He shows how the Holy Spirit directs us to a more fuller life with Christ and how the Holy Spirit works. He covers the misconceptions about the spirit, the true meaning and how the Holy Spirit works. Daniel use ten practices to explain all this in and easy to understand way. You will learn to embrace the Holy Spirit, to pursue the indwelling person, not an external force, worship like you are the house of the Lord, enjoy the gift of Biblical emotion and other things that are needed to understand the Holy Spirit.

The book is very informative and has a lot to offer. I am sure you will come away from reading this book with a whole new way of looking and understanding the Holy Spirit. The book is ideal for Bible Study and discussion group. Enjoy reading and going through this book with the family for a new experience with the Holy Spirit.

The author states; “This book has not been intended to question your experience of the Holy Spirit, but to challenge you to think of His work more clearly and speak for His Word more Biblically so that you can experience His power in your life more fully. If we determine that wee will continue to grow in our understanding of, love for, and obedience to the Holy Spirit, the Lord will grant us that blessing.”

I received this book free from Moody Press 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

Inspired


INSPIRED

Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again

By Rachel Held Evans

In the introduction Rachel Held Evans shares how the stories of the Bible have a different meaning or understanding to her when she was young and how they changed in meaning when she got older. The stories we learn in Sunday School may mean a whole different thing to us later in life. The rest of the book she divides into eight sections to write a different view about eight stories of the Bible giving a different view to each one. She uses the story of Esther, Moses, Job and others. In one of the stories, the story of Job, she writes it as a screenplay, others she changes or added to the stories. I was not a fan of some of the changes she did, but then I do not care for most changes done in movies. I had trouble following the point she was trying to make in some of the stories.

You may like the direction she took the stories, but it was not what I expected when I requested the book and was disappointed in the book. The book is well written and easy to read.

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ever Faithful


EVER FAITHFUL

A 365-Day Devotional

By David Jeremiah

A devotional that will help all take a deeper walk with Christ. Also, a devotional that has calendar dated pages making it reusable each year. David Jeremiah understands that faith is living a relationship with God and offers some easy to understand devotions that will help us in being faithful and understanding the ever faithfulness of God. Each devotion has a scripture verse and a short writing that shows how God is ever faithful. Each shares the opportunity offered by God to turn to Him and respond to His invitation of love. The book has a beautiful designed cover, is hardbound.

A quote on the back sleeve says it all; “You are invited into an intimate, daily relationship with the God who knows you, loves you, and has a plan for your life.”  I think this very important for everyone.

The devotional can be used by all ages and would be great for those family devotional times as well as for that personal time you want with the Lord. Read the verse of scripture and the story, together they offer a greater understanding and a closer walk with Christ.

David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point, an international ministry committed to providing Christians with sound Bible teaching. He gives Biblical sound teaching in these devotions.

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, June 11, 2018

Commentary on Revelations


REVELATION – NEW EDITION

Everyman’s Bible Commentary

By Charles C. Ryrie

A redesigned edition of the commentary that offers the same Biblical truths set forth by Charles C Ryrie as before. The commentary is very important to all who want a better understanding of the book of Revelation. The in-depth commentary has the true meaning of the scripture plus other background information of the culture and people that would have first read Revelation. It gives a true meaning to what John saw and held when he received his vision from Christ. Having this book with you when you are reading the book of Revelation will be a great experience.

As I was reading this commentary I came across items that I had not learned in my earlier studies of Revelation. I really like the included illustrations and charts and found them a great help. The book offers so much to the understanding of God and His plans for the end times and way we need to accept Christ as Savor. The book is a must have for anyone’s library and would be a great help in Bible Studies.

I want to thank Moody Publishers for the opportunity they have given me to do a review on the redesigned commentary by Charles C. Ryrie on the book of Revelation. They have used part of my review on the back cover of the redesigned edition, this has been an honor. Thank you, Moody Publishers

Gary C. Wineholt – Christian Book Reviewer

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Searching


SEARCHING

Discovering God’s Hidden Treasures

By Brooke Caldwell

A thirty-day devotional that is packed full of spiritual help. Brooke has taken a step forward in her desire to write a short devotional for everyone, no dates or days to follow, just a heart full of love for God and a desire to share that love. She starts each devotion with a scripture verse and with her writing enhance that verse with stories from her life that give a better understanding to each. Each devotional has a prayer and some questions at the end that will get you thinking about the verse and devotion. I think you will find at lease one devotion that will touch or can be compared to something in your life and will help you understand that God is there to help you. She deals with jealousy, mercy, gentleness and other things that may affect your life in Christ. At the end of the book you are given an opportunity to accept Christ into your life or recommit yourself to Him.

A quote from the author about God is, “There is nothing in this world that will satisfy you like He will and there is nothing in the world that will fulfill you and complete you like His love will. He is the greatest treasure of all.”

The copy I received to review was an ebook, which makes it easier to have with you. Use the book with others for discussion groups by using the questions at the end of each devotion. The book is well written, spiritual and a blessing to read.

I received this ebook 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