Archive for October, 2017

THE CASE FOR HOPE

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THE CASE FOR HOPE
Looking ahead with confidence and courage
By Lee Strobel
Hope is something we all want and look for. This book lets you know that there is hope available and where to find it, God. In his book, Lee Strobel shares his experiences and experiences of others about hope and what to do. The stories he shares and very inspirational and heartwarming. They show that hope through Christ is unlimited and unfailing hope. He covers subject like, hope in a hopeless world, hope in a transforming life, hope for today and tomorrow, plus others. Lee shares how he became a Christian and how others made the same decision.
A quote for the back cover: “Hope is the inextinguishable flicker God ignites in our souls…when we are surrounded by utter darkness.”
A well written book with useable information for those searching for hope. He includes a 30-day Journey of Hope journal to help meditate on specific passages of scripture. This book would be great for Bible discussion groups.
This review is my own opinion. Unlike other books on this blog, I purchased this book and did not receive it from any publisher. Just wanted to share the contents and information to all who are interested.

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NIV Readers Bible

_140_245_Book.2358.coverNIV READER’S BIBLE
Designed for a seamless reading experience
Published by Zondervan
Sometimes you may want to study God’s Word to get an in-depth understanding to the word, others time you are only interested in the story that the Bible has for you. This Bible is one that will allow you to read the story that God has for you. The Reader’s Bible development team has removed the study notes, except for a few at the end of each book, reference verses and verse numbers that are included in most other Bibles. They still mark the chapters in the border of the page. At the top of each page is a chapter and verse address that is covered on that page. This setup will allow you to read the Bible just like you would read a novel but it is still the complete NIV translation of God’s Word. I know that there will be many who don’t like the idea of no verse number but I like the idea just to be able to sit down and read God’s Word without the other references and sometimes distractions, as I would sit and read a novel, I think this is refreshing and may even help to understand the Word better.
Features included:
Complete text of the NIV
Single-column with 10.3 point type size
Verse numbers removed
Footnote follow each book
Scripture reference at the top of each page
Ribbon marker
Lay-flat design
Cover is stylish, a gold/grey cloth over board (on the copy I received)
Just the word of God in easy to read translation.
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

Daily Acts of Kindness

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DAILY ACTS OF KINDNESS DEVOTIONAL
365 Inspiring Ideas to Reveal, Give, and Find God’s Love
By Julie Fisk, Kendra Roehl, & Kristin Demery
This devotional is a part of The One Year collection of Bibles and devotionals designed to help people read through the Bible in one year. This devotional written by Julie Fisk, Kendra Roehl and Kristin Demery covers the need for us all to do at least one act of kindness each day. They share a short story of a kindness done to help someone have a better day. The stories are written individually by the three women, adding their separate views and are encouraging and inspiring. They will add to your day and encourage you to do likewise by showing a little extra help to someone. The writing is easy to read and understand, along with the short story they give a scripture verse to think about that day and a suggested act of kindness for the day.
As with all the One Year books, the devotions are dated so you can start at any time and reach your goal of completing your reading in a year. The book would make a great gift for anyone. I think you will enjoy this book.
The world needs to see the kind of love that is possible with daily acts of kindness.
A couple acts of kindness from the book;
“Do you need to apologize to someone? Don’t let the sun set without reaching out with an apology.”
“Offer encouragement or support to a stranger who is going through a challenging circumstance.”
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

Answering the toughest questions

 

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ANSWERING THE TOUGHEST QUESTIONS ABOUT SUFFERING AND EVIL
By Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz
Many times, we hear the question, If God created everything. Did He create evil, or Why do good people suffer? These question plus other are tackled by the authors of this book. They don’t pretend to have all the answers but they will wrestle with it and offer some sound advice from the scriptures and other Christian writers.
The book is divided into ten sections, each dealing with a particular question about God, evil, and why certain things happen. They include did God create evil, why is there suffering, why doesn’t God eliminate suffering, why the violence in the Bible, and more questions that have been asked by many people. They divide the sections into separate questions, each section covers many questions concerning the subject of that section. The answer the authors write are based on the scriptures and will help you to have better understanding of the questions. Each question and answer has an example that someone has faced and include questions for you to answer. In my opinion there are some answers that we may not fully receive or understand until we finally come face to face with God, but this book is a definite help.
A quote from the back of the book, “There is no shame in asking—after all, even some of the greatest men and women in the Bible has doubts. Don’t let your questions go unanswered. What you find might just change your life.”
The book would make a great Bible study or book to use in a discussion group.
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

 

NIV Color Code Bible

_140_245_Book.2361.coverNIV COLOR CODE BIBLE
Published by Tommy Nelson – A division of Thomas Nelson Publishers
A beautiful edition of the NIV Bible, and needless to say, very colorful. This edition is color coded in ten different colors for the reader and each color is a different topic. The topics are, God, sin/evil, Jesus, Heaven, spiritual, growth/living your faith, prayer and praise, cleansed of sin/new life, love, animals and family. Each color is explained in a section at the beginning of the Bible. Also included at the beginning are chapters on What is the Bible, who wrote the Bible, why should you read the Bible, your color code Bible, daily Bible reading plans, and an index of the color coded highlighted scriptures.
Bible reading plans included are, through the Bible in a year, through the gospels in 90 days, read through Psalms and Proverbs in 30 days and 365 Daily topical scriptures readings. At the back of the Bible are included journaling pages to write your favorite verses or other notes. A set of colored maps are included.
According to the back cover the Bible is designed for kids but this Bible would be very useful to all who want to get into a topic type of Bible study. I think any age would enjoy using this Bible and that it would help to get a better understanding of God and His great love for us. The Color Code Bible is the full NIV edition, just with a beautiful color coding for easy following topics through the Bible. A great edition to add to your library and to use at family Bible studies.
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