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Monday, February 29, 2016

God's Not Dead 2


GOD'S NOT DEAD 2

By Travis Thrasher

What happens when the name of Jesus comes up in school? This book will take you through just that situation. Grace Wesley, a history teacher, and her students were discussing Martin Luther King Jr and Gandhi when a student asks a question, comparing a quote of Jesus to what was being discussed.  When the teacher quotes the Bible verse and the uses the name Jesus, everything gets out of hand.  A student sends a text about the teacher using the name of Jesus, the principal of the school, the ACLU, and others get involved.  It turns out that the parent of the student, who asked the question, brings legal account against the teacher because of separation of church and state.

The story contains many wonderful characters, some believers and unbelievers. Grace Wesley's lawyer Tom Endler, a young lawyer with his own problems; a girl named Amy, a new believer who writes a blog about the trial; the ACLU lawyer of the plaintiff; the judge; and others that makes this a great story. If you are familiar with the first book, God is not Dead, you find some of the original people in this book.

This story shows how one situation can separate some and bring others together. The book is easy to understand and will show how our freedoms are being abused and gradually taken away.

I received this book free from Tyndale Blog Network 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


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Risen


RISEN

A novel by Angela Hunt, Based on the story by Paul Aiello
Screenplay by Kevin Reynolds and Paul Aiello

The novelization of the major motion picture.                                                                                                         

The book starts when the crucifixion of Yeshua (Jesus) is taking place and the book is able the search for the body of Yeshua to prove that Yeshua has not risen from the dead and alive as the believers are saying. Clavius, the Roman tribune, ordered by Pilate to find the body so the rumors would end.                                                                                                                                         

Clavius is determined to find the truth and interviews many that knew Yeshua and had part in the crucifixion. The author uses most of the details from the four gospels in the story making it very true to the Gospels.  Through many interviews and searching the facts, what Clavius discovers is more than he had hoped for.

Other characters of the story: Rachel, the Jewish woman, Lucius, Clavius’s helper assigned by Pilate, and many people from the Gospel story are included.

I found the story of great interest and an actual version of the Biblical account, just from a different view. This is great fiction based on Biblical facts. The book would be, in my opinion, a great resource for a family or small group discussion book. Another use could be to compare it with the Gospel account.

I received this book free from Bethany House Blogger 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

Friday, February 19, 2016

Bound to be free


BOUND TO BE FREE

Escaping Performance to Be Captured by Grace

By  D. A. Horton

D. A. Horton, a speaker and rap artist, was trapped by a childhood wound that let him striving to earn God's love. The author struggled with self-induced legalism, tensions of like trajectory, relationships, and peer pressure. He assumed that God was going to punish him. Then he discovered the true God and his life has changed.

In this book the author shares many situations from his life and how he got on the right track with God.The book is laid out into two parts, The Performance Trap, subdivided into Trajectory, Relationships, Affirmation and Peers. The second part, The Trap of God's Grace, is divided into Trust in God, Reconciliation with God, Affection from God and Partnership with the Saints of God.

The author has used the information in his own life struggle and in his book he shares the results. He offers the information to help all who have had the same experiences. The information is scriptural and offered knowing that it works. I found the book very helpful even though I didn't share the same  experiences but had others that this book helped in my life. The book is very easy to read and enjoyable to read.

I received this book free from Tyndale Blog Network 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

Saturday, February 13, 2016

21 SECONDS



21 SECONDS TO CHANGE YOUR WORLD


Finding God's Healing and Abundance Through Prayer

By Dr. Mark Rutland

Dr. Rutland shares a study of the Lord's Prayer and the Twenty-Third Psalm that is different from any other books. He divides the book into three parts, The Journey Begins, a description of how these prayers helped him, plus a brief history of Jesus and David. The Lord's Prayer and Psalm 23, this part offers an in-depth study of them. Thirdly, To Change Your World, how you can use them in your life and a close walk with God. The stories offered by Dr. Rutland of how the Lord’s Prayer and Psalm 23 have helped other are very interesting.

I found the book easy to understand and very informative. In part 2, the study of Lord's Prayer and Psalms 23 are explained in a way that will help you understand them in a new and better way. We can always use these when we want to pray but are having trouble putting our thoughts into words.

This book will help you restore your soul through prayer and should help in your daily prayer life with a new enthusiasm.

I received this book free from Bethany House Blogger 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