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Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Wall Around Your Heart

THE WALL AROUND YOUR HEART

How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You

By Mary DeMuth

People hurt us, people betray us, but Jesus provides a path through the pain with the Lord’s Prayer. This is what the author offers in this book. Mary takes you through each verse of the Lord’s Prayer and shows how each will help you when you are hurt and betrayed. Mary covers many situations from her own life and situations from others. Abuse, bullying, painful relationships, these are different hurts that may happen in your life. She gives scripture verses that show how Jesus will take away your pain and begin healing in your heart and help with forgiveness. There are questions at the end of each chapter for study. This healing will open your heart to Jesus and a better relationship with Him. When we can say to the Lord, “tear down these bricks that make a wall around my heart,” you will be going in the right direction.

The book is easy to read and can help ease your hurt and pains of life. The main text Mary brings to light is that Jesus is there to help you and see you through your pain.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Spiritual Strength

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"A Prayer for Spiritual Strength":

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,
21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.  (Ephesians 3 : 14 - 21 - ESV)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

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"A Prayer - Thank You God For Your Steadfast Love":

Dear Lord,
5 Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD.
7 How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.
10 Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your righteousness to the upright of heart!
11 Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away. In Jesus' name, amen.

(Based on a Psalm)  (Psalm 36 : 5 - 11 - ESV)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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"A Prayer - My Soul Thirsts For You O God":

1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.
3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
4 So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,
6 when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
7 for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
8 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. Amen  (Psalm 63 : 1 - 8 - ESV)

Prayer of Thanks

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"A Prayer of Thanks For God's Wonderful Creation and Provision":

Dear God, thank you for the beautiful world you made for us to live in
9. You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.
10 You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.
11 You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy,
13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy. Thank you so much O Lord, amen

(Based on a Psalm)  (Psalm 65 : 9 - 13 - ESV)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hell: three views

ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HELL

Three Christian Views of God's Final Solution to the Problem of Sin

By Steve Gregg

You get three complete explanations of the views on hell, the pros and cons of each belief. The author gives a disclaimer at the beginning of the book that his writing is offered as reference of information and not an attack on any of the theories. He offers a list of beliefs and Bible verses on each theory that is to back up those beliefs, it is all in the interpretation of the verses. Some of the information, in my opinion, is an attack on God.

In my opinion the author offered a lot of information and I found that some statements were confusing and others contradicting. I did not enjoy reading the book and would not recommend it. I believe the information could have been presented in a better way.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WAR ON CHRISTMAS

THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS

Battles in Faith, Tradition, and Religious Expression

Edited by Bodie Hodge

Do you know the history behind Christmas traditions? Why we are not to wish a Merry Christmas but instead say Happy Holidays? This book edited by Bodie Hodge is a collection of stories from different writers about why the world is trying to take Christ out of Christmas. The book offers histories on Christmas traditions that we have grown up celebrating and the true reason why we celebrate Christmas. I found the book very interesting reading and informative. The book offers an in-depth study of the Biblical Christmas story. Some things we celebrate and believe have changed over the years as we have heard stories from books, movies and songs. This book is well-written and easy to read and will give you a better understanding of Christmas and why we need to remember the true reason of the season.

Master Books publish the book and I received my copy free from Handlebar Marketing for purpose of this review, I was not required to write a positive review, the opinions I have expressed are my own.

Monday, November 18, 2013

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"A Prayer of Commitment":

Dear Lord, I believe Jesus is the son of God, and that He died for my sins and then rose from the dead. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart forever. Thank you Jesus for coming into my life and hearing my prayer. I ask you to forgive me for the wrong things I have done, I forgive those who have hurt me. I ask this in the name of my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

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"May You be Strengthened With all Power":

11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  (Colossians 1 : 11 - 14 - ESV)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

LET HOPE IN

LET HOPE IN

4 Choices That Will Change Your Life Forever

By Pete Wilson

Choosing to transform instead of transfer, Choosing to be okay with not being okay, Choosing to trust rather than please and Choosing to free people rather than hurt people. These are areas in life that we need to change to have hope and a better relationship with God. Pete Wilson covers these areas and gives examples of them and how to change.

Many times, we think we have dealt with issues from our past only to later realize that we only cover them up and have not dealt with them at all. The book is easy to read and will cause you to think about your life, if you are holding onto any guilt or hurt that is effecting your life and walk with Christ. The book will help you to deal with problems from your past and start a new way of living with Christ.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Jesus Story

THE JESUS STORY

Everything That Happens in the New Testament in Plain English

by Dr. William H. Marty

The story of Jesus is a very important story for all to read and know. I found this book very well written and easy reading. It is a great book for new believers in Christ and for non-believer to get an outline of what is in the Gospels. The book should appeal to all believers in Christ and give a refresher to the Gospels and Acts. Dr. Marty has written in story form the story of Jesus in the Gospels and the book of Acts. He has followed the scriptures and given a true rendering of them. The book is not meant to replace the Bible but to create interest in the Bible.

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for purpose of this review, I was not required to write a positive review, the opinions I have expressed are my own.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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"A Prayer of Commitment":

Dear Lord, I believe Jesus is the son of God, and that He died for my sins and then rose from the dead. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart forever. Thank you Jesus for coming into my life and hearing my prayer. I ask you to forgive me for the wrong things I have done, I forgive those who have hurt me. I ask this in the name of my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Turnaround God

TURNAROUND GOD

Discovering God’s Transformational Power

by Charlotte Gambill

In life, we face times of frustration and feel like we do not know where to turn because of situations in our life and that these things will never get better. In her book, Charlotte Gambill, takes us through things that happen in life, hers, ours and the people of the Bible. She shows how God in His love for us is in control of all things, can, and will turn things of life around. God can turnaround our disappointments if we realize that He is there to help us and will if we only let Him. The book has many examples from the Bible and Charlotte does a great job of detailing and explaining these turnarounds. Trust in God because He is there to help us and will turnaround our life.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ephesians 3:14-21 NLT

When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,  the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.  I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Psalms 25:4-5 NLT

Show me the right path, O Lord ; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Jesus On Every Page

JESUS On Every Page

10 SIMPLE WAYS to SEEK and FIND CHRIST in the OLD ESTAMENT

By David Murray

David Murray opens a way to view the Old Testament that many do not think about, that Jesus is throughout the Bible. His book has two parts; the first tells how the New Testament points out that Jesus is in the Old Testament. The second part takes you through the Old Testament pointing out where to find Jesus. A very well written and informative book that will open the Bible in a way you may have not thought of. In the first part, he gives you, from scripture, what Jesus, Peter, Paul and John tells us about the Old Testament, and that Jesus was there from the beginning. David Murray calls the first part his Road to Emmaus. His book helps us to see Jesus how he really is a part of the whole Bible.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

SUNDANCE

IN SUNDANCE Wyoming

BY Miralee Ferrell

This book is a part of the LOVE FINDS YOU series and enjoyable fiction. If you like, stories of the Old West, you will enjoy reading this book. The story takes place in Sundance, WY, in the late 1800’sand is about a tomboy trying to change her life and find love. She takes a job on a cattle ranch near Sundance and many things start to happen, always afraid that her past may catch up with her. She has many adventures in her new life, finds a new start, and asks God into her life. The chapters are short and easy to read, the story line keeps your interest and wanting to read more to see what is going to take place. I think the author does a great job in giving a description of the people and area where the story takes place. A great adventure for us armchair travelers.

Friday, August 23, 2013

GOD IN SLOW MOTION

GOD IN SLOW MOTION

By Mike Nappa

Reflections On Jesus And The 10 Unexpected Lessons You Can See In His Life

The author takes you through 10 stories of Jesus’s life. This is a slow look at stories from the gospels. He uses the healings of Jesus, people Jesus encountered, and adds some of his (the authors) own antidotes to give an in-depth explanation of the stories. He takes you in the minds of the people in the stories and to what they may have been thinking about Jesus and what they may be hoping Jesus would do for them. The author gave very strong scripture based lessons with each of the stories. He explains why we need to follow Christ and to trust God in all things.

Here is a statement the author makes near the end of the book:

“Everything—everything--you could ever want or need or desire or hope for is all found in the life-giving, scared hands of Christ. All your hopes, all your dreams, they rest in Jesus alone.”

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

NOTES FROM THE TILT-A-WHIRL

NOTES FROM THE TILT-A-WHIRL

Wide-eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World

By N. D. Nelson

When I started to read this book, I thought this book is a waste of my time. The early chapters did not make sense to me; it seemed that the author just wrote a bunch of sentences to fill in space. The sentences did not seem to go together. I decided to go through the book and see if I could find some area that made sense; as I continued to read I found some chapters that made this book worth the time to read, one of the chapters that impressed me was the chapter about Hell. The book has good information just wrote in a different way than I am use to. Read with an open mind.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

THIS BEAUTIFUL MESS

THIS BEAUTIFUL MESS Practicing The Essence Of The Kingdom Of God
by Rick McKinley revised and updated edition.......
Jesus tells us “The kingdom of God is within you”. People long for a world free of injustice, oppression and poverty. They think it is something that will take place in the future, but Jesus tells us in the word of God that His kingdom is already here and in them. Rick will explain many things about the kingdom of God and open some doors into why we need to live in that kingdom. Questions are offered at the end of book that you can use as a study guide and discussions in your groups or individually. If you are searching for answers concerning the kingdom of God this book is one place that can help. Some Christians may not agree with a few things in the book, do not judge these things,
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THIS BEAUTIFUL MESS

THIS BEAUTIFUL MESS Practicing The Essence Of The Kingdom Of God

by Rick McKinley revised and updated edition.......

Jesus tells us “The kingdom of God is within you”. People long for a world free of injustice, oppression and poverty. They think it is something that will take place in the future, but Jesus tells us in the word of God that His kingdom is already here and in them. Rick will explain many things about the kingdom of God and open some doors into why we need to live in that kingdom. Questions are offered at the end of book that you can use as a study guide and discussions in your groups or individually. If you are searching for answers concerning the kingdom of God this book is one place that can help. Some Christians may not agree with a few things in the book, do not judge these things, and take them as things done at that time.

I received this book free from Multnomah books through Blogging For Books. 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, July 15, 2013

BILLY GRAHAM IN QUOTES

BILLY GRAHAM IN QUOTES

Franklin Graham with Donna Lee Toney

This is a great collection of quotes made by Billy Graham over the years of his ministry. Franklin Graham with Donna Lee Toney seems to have gone to great lengths put together many of Billy Graham’s quotes on over one hundred different subjects. You will find subjects on; the Bible, money, human nature, race, worship, just to name a few. These are quotes of wisdom and are inspirational. All the quotes are bases on the Gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord and to the point on the many different subjects that affect our lives every day. I found them very informative and inspiring. It is very easy to read and organized to make it easy to find each subject in alphabetic order.

Here is a quote from the book:

“THE BIBLE IS GOD’S BOOK OF PROMISES, AND, UNLIKE THE BOOKS OF MEN, IT DOES NOT CHANGE OR GET OUT OF DATE.”

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

THE ORGANIC GOD

The Organic God

Falling in Love with Him All Over Again

By Margaret Feinberg

Fall in love with God without adding any frills or traditions, just God as He is. The author shares things that took place in her life. Each chapter starts with her life experience and then she tells how God influenced her in each situation. I found some of her situation interesting especially the chapter about living in Alaska. The author shows how we sometimes expect God to answer our prayers to our wants instead of our needs.

The book is only 135 pages and an easy read. I found the information spiritual and very helpful. Margaret offers a list of music that she associates with each chapter. She gives questions in the last chapter that pertains to each chapter in the book.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Listening to the Voice of God

Listening to the Voice of God

By Shirley Smith

Does God talk to His people? Yes, this book will explain how He uses His word (The Bible) and different things that take place in your life. . Shirley Smith has written the truth in this book about how God talks to His people. She shares stories of her experiences, nothing dramatic, just the simple and quiet way God talks to His people. This is an easy to read book and will not take long to read. The information in the book will be a blessing and will open your heart to hearing God.

I would recommend this book to new Christians and older believers as well; we can all use help in our walk with God. This book would be good for group discussions and for your own special time with the Lord.

I received this ebook free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> 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 24, 2013

The American Church: A Baby Church?

The American Church: A Baby Church? By D. W. Glomski Does the American church need a waking up? Yes, but is the things outlined in this book the answer? Does baby Christians attend the American church? Yes, there is a lot of Christian who would fill some of the baby ways described in this book. As for the author suggestions, some points he makes are good, but some points would never happen in America, because people are committed to following traditional things and they would not be willing to change. A few of the things that the author suggests to change would upset pastors and those who are in charge of the denominations. He offer a chapter to pastors trying to explain his ideas. The American church needs to make changes and Christian will have to work at making them. The changes the author suggests are radical and are his opinions. I received this ebook free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> 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 22, 2013

COUPLES OF THE BIBLE

 

A One-Year Devotional Study to Draw You Closer to God and Each Other, by Robert & Bobbie Wolgemuth –

A book devoted to couples that want to walk closer to God and learn from the Bible. COUPLES OF THE BIBLE have fifty-two chapters or devotions taking five days to study each couple. You start with an outline of who they are, Monday you learn about their story, Tuesday their life and times, Wednesday you are invited to put yourself in their place, Thursday you get scripture and questions to discuss about the couple and Friday, a list of things for prayer. Chapter 1 starts with the first couple of the Bible, Adam and Eve, The authors devotes 3 weeks to them and takes you through their creation, fall from grace and the loss of their sons. You are offered insight into forty-six couples, in chronological order, such as, Abraham and Sarah, Judah and Tamar, Moses and Zipporah , Joseph and Mary, just to name a few. The last chapter is about Christ and His bride, the church, how God had planned the marriage though out the Bible.

A very interesting book filled with very helpful information about couples of the Bible and how any couple can use it to enhance their relationship.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

God Deserves Praise

God Deserves Praise

God often gets blamed when something goes wrong, but He seldom gets credit for all the things that go right. Every day people get up, get dressed, drive to work or school or the grocery store, and return safely to their families. No one knows how many times God has protected us from harm. But when there is a tragedy, we ask, “Where was God?”

When I consider all the wonderful things that God does silently on my behalf each day (Isaiah 25:1), I realize that my list of praises should be longer than my list of petitions.

Isaiah 25:1 – O Lord, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God. You do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now you have accomplished them.(NLT)

From a devotion in the Our Daily Bread Devotional Bible, NLT version, published by Tyndale.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye: The World's Greatest Detective Tackles the Bible's Ultimate Mysteries by Len Bailey

I did not know what to expect when I ordered this book, but was a great experience. If you like mysteries, science fiction, and Bible stories you will enjoy reading this book. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are transported via a time machine called the Needles Eye back into Biblical times to witness, in person, Bible stories taking place and are given a card with a mystery question to solve. After viewing the story, they are transported back to London to work on the mystery using the Bible. Bible scriptures are given and the solutions are very interesting. They solve 10 mysteries and finally find out who has given them the cards with the mystery to solve.

I enjoyed the stories and found the solution very interesting and they make you feel like you are there solving the mystery with them. Questions given at the end of the book can be used as a Bible study.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

THE STORY OF THE VOICE

THE STORY OF THE VOICE by David B Capes with Chris Seay and James F Couch Jr.

The Voice is a translation of the Bible that has been out for a few years. I had done a review on The Voice in the fall of 2011. I thought the translation was easy to read and understand. There is a background on how it came about and information on the contributors included in The Voice Bible. This book goes into a detail of how the translation came about and the contributors connected with the translation. You will find bios of the contributors and what each contributed to The Voice.

You will also learn the method of translating some of the Greek and Hebrew words to English. The facts are interesting and for a pastor or Sunday school teacher thinking about using The Voice, it should be helpful for them to know just how close to the original language they tried to keep this translation. Even if you are looking to teach from The Voice this book is helpful in giving you a full understanding of the translation.

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THE POINT

THE POINT The Redemption of Oban Ironbout by William E. Jefferson

Searching for peace and inspiration a couple, Goodwin and Hollie, visits Estillyen Island in hope of finding a connection with a sketch Goodwin drew when he was young from a photo his grandfather had. He remembered stories his grandfather told him about the island and house on the point. He wanted to find the house on the point and to find what connection it had with his grandfather. They met different people and some strange animals on their journey and visit Monks at a monastery. They attend inspirational readings that the monks would do about the Bible. When Goodwin makes contact with the owner of the house, it does not start out on a friendly note, but he shows his sketch to the man and finds out the man knew his grandfather and a friendship is started. That is enough of the story line; I do not want to give away any information about the ending.

The author goes into lot of detail of describing people, objects and areas, which sometimes become a little distracting from the story he is trying to tell at that time. The monks do a series of dramatic Bible readings that add inspiration to the story. The couple met many interesting people at these readings and made new friends.

I received this book free from Handlebar Marketing for purpose of this review, I was not required to write a positive review, the opinions I have expressed are my own.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

40 DAYS THROUGH REVELATION

40 DAYS THROUGH REVELATION Uncovering the Mystery of the End Times by Ron Rhodes

Is Revelation a blessing to you yet? It can be with this informative book, full of the things you need to know about the coming end times as described in the book of Revelation. Ron Rhodes takes you verse by verse through this last book of the New Testament and the last book of the Bible. Jesus Christ reveals to John, while John was a prisoner on the Island of Patmos, things that will happen during the end times of the earth.

Things such as: The rise and fall of the antichrist, the end of Satan’s rule on earth, the new kingdom of 1000 years, ruled by Christ the King of kings and the final judgment of God.

The book is easy to understand and should be a part of all believers Bible study. Rhodes gives insight into the meaning of each verse and questions at the end of each day’s study that will make you stop and think.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Lamb’s Agenda

THE LAMB’S AGENDA - Why Jesus Is Calling You to a Life of Righteousness and Justice, by Samuel Rodriguez. This book offers a blueprint for Christian rejuvenation of our lives and nation. Samuel Rodriguez gives many interesting facts about our country and how we, as Christians, can work to get our nation back on the track that was laid out by our forefathers. The Lamb’s Agenda reveals a very important connection between biblical social justice and spiritual righteousness.

We need to ask ourselves who is Jesus, and know that He is our Lord and Savior and is in charge of all things. As long as Jesus is on the throne (He will always be there), there is a hope for our nation and us.

These are some of the things that are against The Lamb’s Agenda: moral relativism, spiritual apathy, lukewarm faith, cultural decadence, needless poverty, injustice, racism, just to name a few. As followers of Jesus, we need to be reading God’s word to learn what and how we are to be living and to follow His directions for life.

What’s our nation’s future, it depends if we choose to follow Christ’s agenda or to continue doing things the way they are done now.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

GOD’S NOT DEAD

GOD’S NOT DEAD Evidence For God In An Age Of Uncertainty by Rice Broocks ---Is God dead or alive? Some will debate this question. In this book, you will read about the debates and offered evidence to the fact that God is alive and well. The author gives a close look at the evidence for God’s existence, at nine key proofs in his book that present a solid foundation for believers. Any of these proofs is enough.

The author quotes from both sides of the debate. He quotes from difference atheists and from the scientific community. Giving both sides of the debates gives you the information you need to understand that God is not dead and wants you to believe in Him and follow in his word.

Quoting from the book jacket: “God’s Not Dead guides seekers and reminds believers that real faith is not blind --- it is based on evidence. “

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Great quote.

Here is a quote from a book I just read.

“We serve a great big God and we are opposed by a little bitty devil.”

The quote come from the book Jesus is _______ by Judah Smith.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

CHRISTAINS IN HELL

CHRISTIANS IN HELL Is Your Faith Merely False Hope. By Daniel P. Franklin

One thing about the title is that it makes you think how can a Christian be in Hell. You will find the answer in this book. Many people may think they are Christians but need to discover what makes a person a Christian. Is it going to church, reading your Bible, or doing good things for others? If you are not sure, then this book will give you the answer. The author is very bold in his explanation of the only way to be a Christian and gives you background into some of the religions and teachings that are in our world. He quotes the scriptures and other Christian writers and gives a plan that is very important to all who desires to go to heaven. I found that this very easy to read and understand. I had difficulty putting it down once I started reading. You will find the meaning to true faith in reading this book and will be glad you took the time to read it. Jesus is the answer

The opinions I have expressed are my own.

JESUS IS ________

JESUS IS ________. Find A New Way To Be Human by Judah Smith. Not sure who Jesus is then here is a book that will help you find out. Judah Smith writes in a way that is very easy to understand who Jesus is. He offers scripture verses to reveal the truth about Jesus. I found many down to earth stories about the author’s life that many people would not have revealed about themselves. The author opens many doors of understanding and gives you the desire to know Jesus for who He really is. This book is for the lifelong follower, the new believer and for those who have not made that most important decision about Jesus and to accept Him as their personal savoir. Jesus is a new and better way to be human and is all anyone needs. Jesus is grace. Jesus is a friend.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Exposing Satan’s Playbook

EXPOSING SATAN'S PLAYBOOK The Secrets and Strategies Satan Hopes You Never Discover by Perry Stone --- We are in a continuous battle with Satan and his demons and we need to know his battle plan. This book gives you an idea what to expect from him. His plan is to deceive us and make us believe we are not worthy to belong to God. Satan lost the war but he continues to battle us and will to the end of time. Perry Stone gives us a background into what Satan has planned to use against us and offer us insight into his weapons and how he will use them. This book is a great read for the new believer as well as the aged believer. Stone tells us what Satan can and cannot do; God limits Satan powers. Remember we have the victory bought by the blood of Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Revelation and the antichrist

REVELATION AND THE ANTICHRIST A Commentary by William Edward Dewberry When I received this book I thought it was going to be similar to other books that I have read about the book of Revelations, but I found that the authors’ interpretation is definitely different from other Bible studies and other books I have read. One of the main things I disagree with is that God locked Satan and the demons in the Abyss about the time of the start of the church in the first century and God will release them at the time of the antichrist. To me this is saying that Satan and the demons are not active now, which I do not believe is the truth. I would not recommend this book for new believers.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wild Goose Chase

WILD GOOSE CHASE Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God by Mark Batterson …… Mark start his book explaining the title, the title is what the Celtic Christians calls the Holy Spirit. As Mark states, “The name hints at the mysterious nature of the Holy Spirit. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed”. Mark offer a collection of interesting stories that has happen to him and others and gives a very interesting outline for us to follow the Spirit of god. The book is short, but gives a great direction to follow God. At the end of each chapter, Mark offers questions for you to answer or to discuss by a group in a Bible study. We all need to let the Holy Spirit guide our life and stop following what we want. Get the book you will be happy you did.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Les Miserables

LES MISERABLES –Victor Hugo’s Masterpiece- an Audio Drama performed by Focus on the Family Radio Theatre -----As described on the cd box, is a tale of Jean Valjean as he encounters first the savage injustice of the law, and then the gentleness and grace of God. This story has been performed many times in books plays and movies, most recently as movie musical. I found this cd performance a very enjoyable way to listen to a great masterpiece. The performance took you through the life of Jean Valjean, the main character, and made you feel like you were with him on every encounter that he faced; you could sense the grace of God he received along his journey. I enjoy listening to stories in this format as they cause you to use your imagination as you listen to the story. I received this cd set free from the Tyndale Blog Network. 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