Archive for August, 2016

Outlaw Christian

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OUTLAW CHRISTIAN

Finding Authentic Faith by Breaking the “Rules”

By Jacqueline A. Bussie

Don’t quote, don’t be angry, never ask questions, grieve in secret — These are the unwritten “rules” of modern Christianity. For the author, a faith governed by these rules is stifling, unsustainable, and dishonest. In this book Jacqueline Bussie takes your through the “rules” and explains why she believes that we need to be an outlaw Christian. She is a professor of religion at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She shares stories about people and herself to prove her point about how the “rules” can sometimes do more harm than good. She shares what she teaches her students and shows prove, by using scripture, about what she is claiming. She offers help to everyone to have a stronger faith and calls for a faith that laments, loves, laughs, longs, and lives, but never lies.

The book is easy to understand, the stories are interesting and not overwhelming with theology but a true way to understand God and His Word. Her hope is that you will be open and become an outlaw Christian and that your faith will increase. I enjoyed this book and found some very interesting facts and would suggest that this be used for 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

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Morning Prayer

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365 POCKET MORNING PRAYERS

Strength and Joy to Begin Each Day

By David R. Veerman

Starting each day with prayer is something we all should do, but sometimes we may be lost for words. Using a prayer book as this will help. Each daily segment offers a short prayer and a Bible verse. These can be added to your daily Bible time. Each prayer covers a different subject and are connected to the prayer. A few of the subjects covered are: God’s Love, motivation, aging, understanding and many more. In the back of the book is a topical index to help you find a particular topic for your day. Starting each day with a prayer can help release troubles into God’s care.

The book is just the right size to carry with you, beautiful leather binding with a pleasing design. I think this would make a great gift to anyone on those special occasions or to someone who may need some strength.

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

Gratitude

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GRATITUDE

A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal

This book is part of a new series, Living Expressions Collection, from Tyndale Publishing. It offers a new and different way of inspiration from God’s Word. The book Gratitude that I received offer prayers on different subjects, a Bible verse and a page to do journaling, plus throughout the book there are pages that you can add your own touch to the book by coloring the pictures. The book’s design allows you to use it every day like a devotional but with the added features of you being able to personalize it. The subjects include everyday needs and will add inspiration and renewal for your spirit. The fact that you can color some of the pictures and do journaling is a plus to help you meditate on the prayer and verse.

In my opinion, the book would be a great addition to your daily reading and a way to add a little extra time with God. You can share with others your new learnings and your artistic talents.

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

Hidden In My Heart

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HIDDEN IN MY HEART

Scripture Memory Bible

Published by Tyndale House Publishers

Looking for a new and different way to memorize the Bible? This Bible is your answer. First, it is the NLT (New Living Translation) an easy to read and understand translation. At the beginning of each book, a description of the book offers answers to the following questions: Who wrote the book, When was it written, Who was it written to, Why is it in the Bible, and What it is about. Included throughout each book, core verses are offered for memorization at the location that it appear in the book. Each core verse is offered in the NLT, NIV and the KJV. At the back of the Bible is a list of the core verses addresses and a list of over 250 challenge verses. A list of topical memory verses, Bible stories and Bible passages to memorize.

One of the unique things that is different about this Bible is inside the front cover, a code is given that can be be used at a website to listen and/or download a list of songs that include the verse to memorize and the songs are offered in the three different translations mentioned.

In my opinion this is a well-designed Bible offering a new way to memorize God’s Word. I think it would be a great addition to any library and would help you and your children to memorize the Word.

“I have hidden your world in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11

I received this book free from the Tyndale House Publishers. 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

Taste and See

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TASTE AND SEE

Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life

By John Piper

A collect of 125 daily meditations on God’s Word that will help you to get a deeper understanding and prepare you for God’s Word and a daily time with Jesus. This is not a replacement for your daily Bible time, but something that will whet your appetite for the Bible. John Piper uses short stories, only about 3 or 4 pages, to help you want more of God’s Word. He bring truths to questions such as, what does it mean to walk by faith, How dispensable is Gender, How to be strong in the Lord and many more. There are many things we deal with everyday, adoption, race, retirement and more that you will find answers to. The writing is easy to understand and based on scripture. It will most likely enlighten you on many subjects.

The book will be a great way to start your day. Adding it to your daily devotions and Bible reading would be a great way to help with you walk with Christ. A great addition to your library and for sharing with others in Bible studies and discussion groups

“TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD’” Psalm 34:8.

 

I received this book free from 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

Intercessory Prayer

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INTERCESSORY PRAYER

How God Can Use Your Prayers to Move Heaven and Earth

By Dutch Sheets

Prayer, what do know about prayer? What is intercessory prayer? Dutch Sheets, a teacher and speaker, has put together a book that will answer these questions. Easy to understood and written to inform people about prayer and why and how the need for prayer is important.. He shares many stories of how people have prayed for many things and definitely seen answers. He does not say that they will be answered in the way you may want them answered or when they will be answered, but that there will be answered. He shares many miracles that he has seen and some that were shared with him. It is a great book for understanding prayer and how God will ask us to pray for many things by using the Holy Spirit and he (Dutch) uses scripture to make his point. The book is one of the best books about prayer that can you can find.

A Biblical definition of intercessory prayer from the book: “Intercessory prayer is an extension of the ministry of Jesus through His Body, the Church, whereby we mediate between God and humanity for the purpose of reconciling the world to Him, or between Satan and humanity for the purpose of enforcing the victory of Calvary.”

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

ME TOO

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ME TOO

Experience the God Who Understands

By Jon Weece

Ever talk to someone about experiences in life and discover you went through the same thing they did, you most likely said me too. Jon Weece, a pastor from Kentucky, shares many stories of things that people have gone through. You will likely find something that you may have gone through and you will be able to compare how you and the other person may have handled the situation. You will find interesting stories some that will make you laugh and some that will bring tears to your eyes. All the stories show that God is with us no matter what we are going through. Jon shows how God understands and how God will help each of us in our times of trouble. The book will help you to handle those things that knock the wind out of you.

The book is well written and is easy to read and understand. It contains a lot of information that will be helpful in difficult situations. The author use humor in some of his sharing’s that adds to the book. This would be a great addition to any library and great for 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