The Holy Spirit

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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

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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

Ever Faithful

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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

Commentary on Revelations

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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

Searching

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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

Faith among the faithless

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FAITH AMONG THE FAITHLESS
Learning From Esther
How to Live in a World Gone Mad
By Mike Cosper
Mike Cosper shares a different point-of-view of the book of Esther, one that most people may not have thought of, it shows how Christians of today are similar to the Jews of Esther’s time. The way the world is trying to assimilate the Christian into the ways of the world. By comparing the Christian with the Jew, of that time, Mike has shown that we Christians have to standup for our beliefs and not change our way of thinking about God and His Word, the Bible. Satan is trying to control the world just as Haman wanted to control the Jews, he wants to eliminate our beliefs and rights to worship God. Haman tried to use the government to do this, just like organization are trying to use our government to take away our rights.
I think, Mike has made his point as to what is going on in our world to take away our religious freedom and how we need to follow the example of Esther and fight for who we are and what we believe. He shows us the facts in this comparison and what we need to do before our religious freedom is gone.
A quote from the back of the book: “Encounter a timeless story of evil, awakened faith, and hope for good in a world where God seems absent.”
Another quote: “Perhaps one of the best things we can do to serve Christians in a culture like ours is to work for influence, to try to bring a greater sense of “peace in the realm” to our cities and communities.”
This book can be used as a Bible study or be great for Bible discussion for any age groups. The book is well written and easy to understand and will make you think.
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

Lessons from life

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Four Keys to Living with More Meaning, Purpose, and Success
By Steven M. Darter
Steven shares a collection of stories that are from his life. A life of growing up in Brooklyn in the sixty’s. The stories are entertaining, and Steven does not hold back on the details. He goes from 5 years old to becoming a teenager who makes mistakes, how finding the right spouse is important and shares going to college. His life was not easy, but he learns from his mistakes and learns how to help others. He shares things about his family and issues he had to deal with, the trials and errors that we all make, and he learns how God is in control and helps him to go and help others. The stories are in presented in sections dealing with meanings, purposes, success and God and how that helps him in his life. His success is accomplished by learning from his mistakes and he hopes by sharing these stories they will be helpful to the reader.
The book is easy reading, the stories hold your interest and you can learn from them. I think the main purpose of the book is to show that God is with us all the time, even when we don’t realize it. Read the book to help you see your purpose for being here, the meaning of that life and get the success that is waiting, God has his plan for us.
Unlike other books on my blog and my other reviews, I received a paperback copy of this book from the authors for my honest opinion of the book.