Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Overcomer 8 Ways to Live a Life of Unstoppable Strength, Unmovable Faith, and Unbelievable Power By Dr. David Jeremiah
By Dr. David Jeremiah is a brand new book to inspire and encourage Christians as they face problems in life. The author Dr. Jeremiah acknowledges that just because you are born again, that life's problems and challenges don't simply disappear. This book goes through detail how to overcome challenges and obstacles. The author addresses fears of death, anxiety, weakness, honesty as well as other issues that are frequently stumbling blocks. Using personal anecdotes as well as inspirational true stories from accounts that he has collected over the years, this book shows how ordinary people can display strength through the Holy Spirit to overcome any obstacle or challenge. Essentially this book shows the reader there is nothing to big for God to handle. Even in a seemingly hopeless situation, there is always a lesson to learn and a way to overcome. This book is a perfect outreach opportunity to give to anyone who may be struggling with life. As a blogger I received this book published by Thomas Nelson publishers for the purpose of writing this review.
Monday, October 22, 2018
NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Hardcover Kingdom Equipping Through the Power of the Word By Jack W. Hayford
NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Hardcover
By Jack W. HayfordThe NKJV Spirit Filled life bible is the newly revised edition of the original. This new edition features full color graphics to place emphasis on the study features.
This themed bible places emphasis on spiritual gifts and is consistent charismatic Christian tradition which places emphasis on modern day spiritual gifts such as tongues. This issue of spiritual gifts is divisive enough to cause distinct denominations within the Christian church. Nevertheless, the ideas of spiritual gifts is not a major doctrine and therefore not an issue of theology that is fundamental to faith. The idea behind charismatic believers is that the gift of tongues and other physical miracles from the ancient church and apostles is still available today to all believers. And then there are bible believers who are just as solid in their faith who believe that these spiritual signs are no longer available having served their purpose in the early church and Jesus' lifetime and that Jesus is the only testimony we need. Furthermore, charismatic churches believe in a second "installment" or "infusion" of the Holy Spirit distinct from what the believer receives when he is born again. These concepts are very well explained in the articles and reference materials in the back of this bible. Basically anything you wanted to know about the history and biblical roots of the charismatic movement is here in this bible! This bible is like Charismatics 101- an introductory course as well as more advanced indepth material as well.
Within the bible text there are sidebars of information clearly designated from the bible text. The reader will find concepts such as "Word Wealth" and "Kingdom Dynamic" which provides more information and expands on biblical concepts, theology and terminology. The end of the bible books include "Truth in Action" charts as well. All these helps draw the reader into a deeper understanding of the bible and its message. Word Wealth is basically like a dictionary, defining a specific word or concept. There are also maps and charts throughout. The subtle insertion of color breaks up the monotony of the columns and sets apart the biblical helps.
This bible is a great choice for those who wish to build their faith. I would like to see this bible in the NIV or NLT version as well for those who prefer reading a more modern translation.
As a blogger for Book Look bloggers I received a copy of this bible for the purpose of writing this review.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The End Times Survival Guide
Monday, October 15, 2018
My Christmas ABCs (An Alphabet Book)
By Tommy Nelson Books
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible, Hardcover, Comfort Print
By Thomas Nelson Bibles is a beautifully bound bible encased in a hard bound slipcover. This bible is smaller sized with a small font, making it more of a personal sized bible that is easy to carry. This New King James version bible features a new "comfort print" style of font.
The bible features historical excerpts and passages as full length articles. The excepts from well known theologians, philosophers and Christian thinkers are located in the side bars separate from the main text of the bible. This is a beautiful and useful bible. The only downside is the extremely tiny font which makes it difficult to read even with the "comfort print". For this reason I don't see this as a bible I will read frequently. This bible would be perfect if it was in a larger scale, bigger with a larger font. In the end, the usefulness of a bible depends on practical details such as font size and readability. Simply put, this bible hurts my eyes to read. This is not going to be an issue for most readers, but it is something to consider if font size makes a difference. As a blogger for Booklook I received a copy of this bible published by Thomas Nelson for the purpose of writing this review.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
ESV Story of Redemption Bible
The ESV version of the Story of Redemption Bible is a beautifully presented bible featuring the trust worthy, accurate ESV translation. The pages are thick, off white with an easy to read font size in paragraph format. Two tone illustrations are featured at the start of each book. Within the text, are separate passages offering insight into the biblical text. This useful and accessible bible encourages daily bible reading in a format reminiscent of a novel. The off white pages and gold toned accent color gives this bible an authentic antique heirloom appearance. This sturdy bound bible will last through years of use. The beautiful presentation pages would make this perfect to give as a treasured gift. This bible is not the typical study bible format and is a good outreach to those who don't frequently read the bible. The minimalist designs will appear to readers of all ages. As a blogger for Crossway, I received this book for the purpose of writing this review.
Friday, August 3, 2018
I Can Only Imagine (Picture Book) A Friendship with Jesus Now and Forever By Bart Millard with Laura Neutzling
I Can Only Imagine (Picture Book)
By Bart Millard with Laura Neutzling; Illustrated by Sumiti Collina
Published by Thomas Nelson is a new book based on the well known inspirational song writer Bart Millard's music. The picture book is filled with colorful, bold illustrations that will introduce young children to the concept of heaven in simple understandable terms. Each page spread of this picture book, assists in encouraging a child to imagine what heaven would be like. Based on everyday experiences, a child is encouraged to imagine "what if" scenarios based on pleasant experiences. While the ideas may seem simplistic and grounded based on worldly experiences, this book makes a good spring board for a discussion about heaven, death and faith. This book will appeal to families who have a basic understanding of bible concepts. I feel this book reinforces stereotypes of what heaven may be like. Nevertheless the significance of this book is that it will encourage young readers and families to explore their own views of heaven and possibly to seek out the truth based what the bible has to say about heaven. I feel this picture book will create a yearning for some readers and even their parents to learn even more about heaven. As a blogger for BookLook I recived a copy of this book for the copy of writing this review.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
Tozer's writing style represents a different and more traditional style in contrast to today's generation of Christian writers and pastors. Although the writing style is traditional, it is not difficult to understand. The easy to read sized font, is the perfect size, especially for those readers who find classic literature to be daunting. This three volume set is a great way for the new generation of readers to explore classic Christian literature and also bears testament that many of the issues we face in today's generation are longstanding spiritual issues faced by previous generations of believers as well.
While it is true that nothing can replace the reading of the word of God for oneself, there is much value in having a spiritual mentor to guide your way through life and faith. A.W. Tozer is a spiritual mentor whose words speak to multiple generations of believers and seekers as well. He was a self taught theologian- led by the spirit, and did not benefit from expensive years at seminary colleges and universities. His insight offers hope for all of us believers who learn from the Holy Spirit's direction. This three book volume is not a book to be skimmed, but rather to be read slowly in order to reflect on the powerful thought. Those who take the time to read and to meditate on his message will be rewarded with spiritual fuel.
While this book is considered theology, those who follow along, processing the messages internally will have a greater insight into God and God's powerful divine attributes including perfect justice, supernatural wisdom and transcendence. From there, the reader is guided in pursuing God and drawing closer. The reader receives enlightenment on the barriers from drawing close to God, and with this awareness, how to overcome these barriers. Finally, Tozer explains how God pursues each and every one of us in a personal relationship through the word of God, the bible, as well as the Holy Spirit. The believer is taken through an instructional course from start to finish, beginning with a discussion of who God is, and the powerful and unimaginable attributes, how to find God, and finally how God reaches out to us. I recommend this treasure for all readers who are looking to grow their faith. For those who take the time to dig into this treasure, the reward will be a greater insight and insight into the greater picture of faith. As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Moody publishers for the purpose of this review.
Although this bible is most likely to appeal to those bible readers who want to dig deeper into the historical and archeological foundations of their faith, I believe that historians, students as well as history teachers will also appreciate this bible as well. The in-depth full length articles will give the reader a thorough foundation into archeology and how it correlates to the bible. This bible will expand the foundation of one's faith through seeing the historical roots in context of the bible text. This bible brings the world of the old and new testaments to life, giving the reader a taste of the ancient cultures, societies, politics and daily life of the ancient times.
In sum, to what makes this bible stand apart from other bibles in the archeological- historical genre are the following: Beautiful graphical presentation with color photographs, graphs and illustration, Easy to read font, full length articles featuring topics such as geography, coinage, history and dating methods, the accurate, yet modern English Standard Version. This hardcover volume is made with quality durable materials- giving the bible the dignity it deserves. The binding will last though years of use. In contrast, I've seen other study bibles with covers and binding that don't even last a single year of daily use. This bible also includes traditional features such as an in-depth concordance, maps, and presentation page on thick card stock paper. Many modern readers of this new generation may be more familiar with the NIV or the New Living bible translations. The English Standard Version is not difficult to read, yet it is very accurate. I believe that readers who enjoy the NIV, should give the ESV a try. I'd recommend this bible for long standing bible readers as well as for those who are new to the bible. As a blogger I received a copy of this bible published by Crossway for the purpose of writing this review.
Monday, May 21, 2018
It's Happening: A Generation is Crying Out, and Heaven is Responding by William McDowell is anew inspirational book that is certain to motivate even the most apathetic and skeptic readers into a greater faith. Rather than seeing faith and Christianity as a passive existence, a daily routine of attending church or bible studies, McDowell shows the reader how each and every believer can be a part of a revival movement. Many Christians are familiar with the book of Acts of the new testament and the early spread of Christianity. Many look with awe at a time many believers were filled with the Holy Spirit and capable of great acts of faith, a catalyst to revival. Those days are not simply part of the historical roots of faith. Revival and the work of the Holy Spirit, does not simply disappear in modern times. Author, William McDowell shows the reader that the Holy Spirit has a presence and that not only is revival possible, but it is in fact actually happening right now. The author speaks personally to each and every reader, to offer encouragement as well as direction as to how to become part of this movement. As a pastor at Deeper Fellowship Church based in Florida, this book was inspired by a revival movement that he himself witnessed within his church. Throughout the text, personalized prayers are included so that the ready may share in becoming spiritually ready to participate in the revival movement. This is a book to reach a new generation of believers, capable of transforming lukewarm, apathetic believers into those willing to sacrifice to witness for the truth. As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Charisma House for the purpose of writing this review.