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Monday, May 6, 2019

A study of John



10 MINUTES IN THE WORD

A Study of the Book of John

Published by Zondervan

Do you have trouble getting time to study the Bible? This book can help you. The book is divided into 46 reading, that can be used as a devotional, Bible Study or just for inspiration each day. You can take whatever time each day that you want, but you can do each reading in just 10 minutes. The book of John is very easy to understand and covers the life of Jesus. The writings, about the scripture, are easy to understand making this a blessing for each day. You start with a verse from the book of John, then you have a reading from John with a short commentary about the scripture. At the end you have a prayer, along with question that will make you think about what you just read. You can use the book each day for 46 days, or however you want, to explore the complete book of John and understand the life of Jesus.

The book is well written and Biblically sound and will get you into a habit of reading the Bible every day. You may want to share time in the Bible with family or friends. The book will make a great gift.

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

Friday, April 19, 2019

Revival


CALL DOWN LIGHTNING

What the Welsh Revival of 1904 Reveals About the End Times

By Wallace Henley

The Welsh Revival of 1904 was a revival with great important. It completely changes an area that no one thought would change, but God proved differently. In this book Wallace Henley shares a large amount of the history that surrounded the revival. He gives a lot of facts about Evan Roberts, who had a lot to do with the revival. Henley gives facts about the Welsh community and the need for a revival and what took place and made changes to the local life style in only a few months. Why study the Welsh Revival, because it will help us gain hope and be prepared for the lighting when God calls for the next revival.

Henley believes that the world will have another revival simpler to the Welsh Revival before the end of time. He gives a list of things that a revival does;

Revival would pay off old debts, it would reduce sexual immorality, I would disinfect the theater and the press, it would cut the divorce rate, it would reduce juvenile crime, it would lessen the prison population, it would improve and increase the output of work, it would restore to the nation a sense of high destiny. It would make us invincible in any war of ideas, and it would give happiness and peace to the people.

The book is easy reading and easy to understand, would make a good book for Bible study and discussion groups.
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

Friday, March 29, 2019

A novel




WHAT IF IT’S TRUE?

A Storyteller’s Journey with Jesus

By Charles Martin

The author makes this statement in the introduction of the book: “Admittedly, some of the things I’m writing about require a little imagination, I’m taking license with stuff we just can’t know and can’t prove.” What he has done is take facts from Bible stories and add his own details to the people and background, many books and movies do this. Most of the things he has added to describe the people and scenes are not fact. If you are looking for a novel to read that is based on Bible facts, with a lot of extra details that are not based on facts, you may like this book. The author offers his opinion and tells how they have helped him. He explains that he was searching for truths about the Bible. The book is easy to read and understand and a good novel.

I did not like many of the details, too much license, that were added to some of the stories because, in my opinion, they took away from the stories.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggersbook 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

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Signs of the times


THE BOOK OF SIGNS

31 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse

By Dr. David Jeremiah

Looking for a book to help understand end time prophecies, this is one that will give you a large amount of information that will help in your understanding. Dr. Jeremiah have divided this information into 31 different subjects and divided those into five parts. The five parts are: International Signs, that give a description to signs connected to five different countries; Israel, Europe, Russia, America and the area that was part of Babylon. 2nd part is Cultural Signs; that include Materialism, Spiritual Warfare and others. 3rd part is Heavenly Signs: these deal with the Rapture, Resurrection, Judgement and others. 4th part is Tribulation Signs that are mentioned in the book of Revelation. The 5th part is the End Signs that has to do with the Millennium and other things that take place after the second coming of Christ.

The book is well written and easy to understand and is loaded with information that is Biblical sound and should help anyone understand the end times better. Use it for Bible study and share your findings with others. This book can be a help to young and older readers. Believers need to understand these signs and what is in the future, this book will help all.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggersbook 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, February 25, 2019

Wiersbe Study Bible


THE WIERSBE STUDY BIBLE

Be Transformed by the Power of God’s Word

General Editor Warren W. Wiersbe

Warren Wiersbe offers his lifetime Biblical insights in this study Bible using the New King James Version and his commentary of each verse to enhance your study to understand God’s Word. All study notes are from years of work and study of Warren W. Wiersbe. The information offered in this Bible will help you to know and obey the will of God. The layout is very easy to follow and convenient. Reliable and Biblical information for your Bible Study.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2 NKJV


Features of this Bible are;

New King James Translation

Comfort Print: 10.5 print size.

Red Letter Edition: Jesus’s words in red.

Introductions: each book of the Bible introductions will help readers understand each books background, themes and other information.

Book Outlines: outlines of that books key theme and key verses with other scripture.

Book Overviews: a timeless and practical lesson from Dr. Wiersbe.

“Be Transformed”: major notes direct you to life-changing impact of that part of the Bible

Catalyst Notes: lengthier Biblical themes and character issues are intended to motivate you to have your lives transformed as the Holy Spirit applies the Word of God.

Study Notes: approximately 10000 notes to help you understand key Bible passages.

Cross References: show how scriptures are connected and interpret each other,

Concordance: about 250 pages of words to use when studying a certain topic.

Index of Preaching Outlines: adapted from Dr. Wiersbe’s “Be Series” of commentaries, they provide another organization of the books of the Bible in addition to the outlines found in each book.

Maps: Full color maps of the Biblical area.

A great addition to your library.

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Better Together


BETTER TOGETHER

Life Is Best with a Friend Like You

Photography by Warren Photographic

A beautiful book of animal photos and quotes about relationships and friendships. It is a reminder that, even if we are different, we are better together. The book is divided into seven sections, friendship, unity & togetherness, love & compassion, respect, peace & harmony, diversity, triumph & strength. Each page has a quote from past presidents, authors, other notable people and the Bible. Along with the quotes there is a photo of animals; dogs, cats, squirrels, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, deer and others showing friendship and trust. Once you see all the different combinations of animals in the photos you will know that it is possible to be BETTER TOGETHER. The collection of photos will make everyone feel good and the quotes are inspiring. This is one of those books that you will want to look through more then once and read the quotes many times.

This book will make a beautiful gift for any age. Kids will love looking at the animals and adults will love both the quotes and photos. More Bible verses would have been nice. The book is great and worth buying and sharing.

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, February 11, 2019

Pathways


PATHWAYS

From Providence to Purpose

By Tony Evans

This book is able God’s sovereignty and providence, Tony describes them as;

God’s sovereignty is what He wants to happen.

God’s providence is where He sets things up and connects them so that His sovereignty does happen.

The book is about God guiding humanity along pathways, intersecting us to the final place He wants us. Tony shares stories of how this has happened many times. One of the main examples is the book of Esther. He shows just how God used her and others to protect His people from harm. The story contains a lot of background information about those involved. Tony shows that God has a plan and can use different methods of connecting people to bring that plan together. The book show that God can use people for a particular purpose and things that appear to be coincidences are not.

In appendix A of the book is a list of scripture verse on sovereignty

The book is well written, and the enhancements adds to the story of Esther. (If you are not familiar with the book of Esther, I recommend reading it before reading this book for complete understanding of the story.) The book can be by discussion group and Bible study groups.

A quote from the back of the book;

“Every action or event that occurs within it has been to make that purpose a reality.”

I received this book free from the publisher through the BH/Lifeway 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

Friday, February 1, 2019

God's Promises


GOD’S PROMISES
EVERY DAY

365 Day Devotional

By Jack Countryman

God’s Promises, there are over seven thousand promises from God in the Bible. Jack Countryman covers only a few in this 365-day devotional. He starts each day with a promise and give a verse for that promise, then he shares a reading, about two paragraphs, about it and ends with a short prayer. The writing can be a great help in different situations. Jack has different devotions available, this one deals with God’s Promises and will be an inspiration to anyone looking for the truth about God.

Some of the promises covered are; We Have a Helper, God’s Word Encourages, Perfect Instructions and many others are available for you to read and enjoy every day. The devotions have a calendar date, but you are not limited to any day of the week. The book can be used over each year if you want to.

A verse that is shared on the back-jacket cover is;

For the Lord your God will bless you just as He promised you.
Deuteronomy 15:6 NKJV

The copy I had to review is bound with a leather feel cover and should take everyday reading very well. The book would make a great gift.

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

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Words of Wisdom Calendar


WORDS OF WISDOM CALENDAR

Love, Truth, Wisdom, Justice, JESUS

By Carole Deffes Kelly

A calendar that can give you a touch of wisdom to start your day. You will get a short writing of helpful information to start your day and along with that a verse from God's Word that will inspire you. The short writing definitely will give a way to start the day with a feeling of encouragement, the verse from God's Word is connected with the writing and adds to that writing. The author has put together a great way to help everyone to have a more productive day with only a few words that can be read in a minute but will stay with you all day. The writings are easy to read and understand. The copy I had to review is an eBook which can be loaded on your phone or tablet for reference throughout the day, the book is available in paperback.

Here is an example;

SEPTEMBER 7

                                                Wisdom in life is to endure what you must and change what you can.

                                                My son be wise, and guide your heart in the right way.

                                                —Proverbs 23:19

The book would make a great gift and addition to your library and could be used at family time discussions.

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Dreams


DECODING YOUR DREAMS

What the Lord May Be Saying to You While You Sleep

By Jennifer LeClaire

Dream, where do they come from and what message do they offer us. In this book the author shares information about dreams. You will learn if the dream is from God, or from somewhere else. She writes about different dreams that are in the Bible. There is information how God speaks through dreams, the different classification of dreams and many things that can affect a dream. She shares information to help you decode a dream. She shares how things that appear in your dream can affect an interpretation, even how numbers, colors, objects and other thing that may show up in your dream can even mean different things to different cultures.

The author shares different dreams that she has had the how she has interpreted them and how they changed her life. In a chapter titled Conclusion she has 20 answers to question every dreamer wants to know and offer a prayer over your dream life.

I believe God talks to us through dreams and can use them to get our attention. If you have an interest in dreams and where dreams come from, this book may help you.

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

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 Bible

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