Archive for February, 2018

Talking About God

41ScPIesxNL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_TALKING ABOUT GOD
Honest Conversations About Spirituality
By Steve & Cheri Saccone
A book to learn about how to talk about God is what I expected when I got this book. What I got was conversations between the authors and six people they met with. Each person had some kind of spiritual problem they are seeking help with. The authors share these conversations in a way that you feel that you are setting with them as they talk. The problems the people have are being of a different religion and needing help with understanding Christianity, seeking answers concerning salvation and asking for advice for help with a personal family problem. The conversations are covered in detail and maybe a help if you run into a person with the same problem.
In the introduction, they give dos and don’ts on what to cover in conversations you may have. These can be helpful in any conversation about God. A small list of discussion questions is offered at the end of the book for you to reflex on your reading. The book is written well and maybe a help to some, but I am not a fan of it.
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

NKJV Study Bible

_140_245_Book.2483.coverNKJV FAITHLIFE ILLUSTRATED
STUDY BIBLE
Biblical Insights You Can See
From the makers of Logos Bible software
Published by Zondervan
“The world’s most powerful Bible software brings you the most visually striking new study Bible.”
Features of this study Bible;
Full text of NKJV, an easy to understand translation.
Jesus’s word printed in red, A great plus for all readers.
Verse by verse study notes, Study notes are broken down in shaded sections (a note with no shading covers a larger section of verses, verses with shading are more to individual verses)
In-depth book intros, covers what to find in the book, its author and history.
Three detailed time lines of Jesus’ life, His early life and ministry, journey to Jerusalem and passion and resurrection
Twenty-seven family trees, Adam, Moses, David Jesus plus many others, all in an each to follow chart.
In-depth table of contents of articles, visual contents, time lines, infographics, people diagrams and tables
How to study the Bible section, very helpful tips on Bible study.
Broad timeline of Biblical history – with all key points shown, An overall picture of the times in the Bible.
A section describing the formation of the Old and New Testaments, great details on the formation of these two books. World history and church history are shaded.
Full color illustrations, easy to read and follow, showing creation, first century fishing boats, and many others that add to the understanding of the Bible.
A synoptic of the Gospels and Acts.
Concordance.
Weight and measure and money tables.
Full colored maps.
The features of this new study Bible are very helpful for anyone who wants an in-depth study of God’s Word. The features are easy to use, and this Bible would be a great asset to anyone’s library. I think it would make a great gift for anyone, young or old. I found the family tree illustrations very helpful, instead of the family tree being a list of names you get a tree layout to follow. The timelines were another feature I really liked.
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

Overcome worry

0802415040_bHOW TO OVERCOME WORRY
Experiencing The Peace Of God In Every Situation
By Dr. Winfred Neely
Worry is something we all do, no matter if its about our home, family or job, we will worry about it. In this book Dr. Neely has offered some Biblical and practical instruction on how to overcome that worrying. His book is small but is packed with a lot of help and information that is needed for us to overcome worrying.
The book is divided into five sections titled: The troubled waters of worry, A bold imperative, The antidote to worry, A precious promise for hard-pressed people and Walking in freedom from worry. Each section offer insight into working through each area, he uses scripture verses to help in each section. He also, offers some short stories that are a great help. The book has three appendixes to help you in understanding the information. They include an appendix for a pattern of prayer, one with scriptures to aid in your battle against worry and the third is questions for you to think about.
Dr. Neely takes the subject of worry and how to deal with it to a better understanding than any other book that I have read on the subject. It was done in a way that was very easy reading and easy to understand. He done this without over burdening us with unnecessary words. You will get a new strategy for experiencing God’s peace. The book would be great to use in discussion groups or on your own. A great way to learn to stop worrying and to learn to trust God.
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

Charlie Daniels

_140_245_Book.2425.coverNEVER LOOK AT THE EMPTY SEATS
A Memoir of Charlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels presents a life lesson for all of us in this book. The book is about his life, the struggles of his career and his personal opinions. Charlie shares his early years when he first decided to make music his life dream and the early experiences he had to make that dream come true. Along his way he met a lot of people, many that you will recognize their names and how they were a help to him. It was not an easy road, but he had a dream and stuck to it and became very successful. He life had good moments and bad moments- a failed marriage, the death of his father while still a young man, the death of his mother, arm injuries that could have ended his dream and financial problems. He has met many different people of the world, from authors to celebs, and has performed around the world. His dream took him to all points of show business, music, movies, television and radio.
The book is written in an easy to read format, with short chapters making it very easy to follow his life. There are a couple chapters that really stood out to me. One was when he was describing his faith in God and sharing what he believes. Another was his political thought and how he felt when 9-11 happen.
I think this is a book worth sharing and has a lot of information that would be of interest to all and could help some that have dreams and how one man found his career dreams come true.
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

Praying

9780802415639A JOURNEY TO VICTORIOUS PRAYING
Finding Discipline and Delight in Your Prayer Life
By Bill Thrasher
Looking for help in your prayer life, here is a book that offers help. Bill Thrasher, offers some suggestions in his book. The book is divided into nine sections, which includes — The help of your weakness, of the Holy Spirit, of companionship, of scripture, the discipline of prayer, importance of prayer, help of fasting, waiting of prayer and power of praise. Each section is subdivided, with a total of thirty sub titles. He uses examples of prayers from scripture, things that has happen in his own prayer life and the prayer lives of others, he shares how prayers has been answered. The information is easy to read and to understand. At the back of the book he has included appendixes which include reflection questions, prayers from scripture and ideas to stimulate prayer. He explains how we need to take time to pray and that time is the most important thing we need. There is also a section with questions for those who journal.
The book can be very helpful to those who want help in their prayer life. Remember that prayer is a conversation with God, He has told us in His Word to ask and He will hear and answer us. The time of prayer can be anytime that you want to spend with God. Time is the one thing that is needed for an improved prayer life, not the words or how you say them, but the time spent with God.
This book can be used in a discussion group or Bible study or for your own time with God.
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