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NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition {Bible Review}

Title: NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition
Author: Jack W. Hayford 
Genres: Bible
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Source: Leathersoft
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Synopsis: Encounter the power of the word. Walk in the freedom God intends. Experience the Holy Spirit. For the NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way and chancellor of The King’s University, assembled a team of respected, Spirit-led scholars to produce this resource of solid biblical truth. Now in a full-color third edition with new contributors, it is even more dynamic. With over 2 million copies sold, the NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible continues to equip God’s people to live in his kingdom, exercise gifts of the spirit, and lay hold of God’s promises.  Features include:
Word Wealth - More than 650 word studies (including over 100 new ones) shed light on key terms, drawing important meaning from the original Greek and…

The Esther Anointing by Michelle McClain-Walter

Title: The Esther Anointing
Author: Michelle McClain-Walter
Genres: Christian Living
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Charisma House
Source: Paperback
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Synopsis: Be inspired by Esther, an incredible woman of God. Esther was willing to risk her life for the welfare of her people and the furthering of God’s plan. Strategically positioned by God in a place of influence, Esther is a powerful biblical example of how God can use anyone. She answered God’s call and went through a season of preparation physically and spiritually to get ready.  Just like in biblical times, God is positioning women today and giving them divine opportunities to influence the culture for His glory. The Esther Anointing gives you the keys to Esther’s success, including the qualities that make women great, the power of influence, and the key to finding God’s favor for your assignment.  It doesn’t matter where you came from or what skills and talen…

VOTW | John 14:27 - The Gift of Peace

Hey Gems!!!

Today I want to talk about something that many of us find hard to obtain, but that is more easy to obtain than we think it is. God left us a gift through Jesus that we should all know how to access, but because of the world we live in we just don’t get it. That gift is peace.
Peace is something we believe is far-fetched and many don’t take it seriously, but we should. Peace should keep us strong. Jesus even tells us this in John 14:27,
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. I mean wow. He tells us all about the gift He’s giving to us and what we should do. In typical DOI fashion let’s breakdown some words for a deeper understanding or interpretation.
Peace – Greek word eiréné meaning peace of mind, rest, quietness, God’s gift of wholeness; state of national tranquility; security, safety, prosperitythe tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, a…

365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart by Zondervan {Book Review}

Title: 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart
Author: Zondervan
Age: Adults
Genres: Christian Living, Devotional
Publication Date
Publisher: Zondervan
Source: Hardcover
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Synopsis: No matter how difficult life seems, you will find more joy when you choose gratitude. Boost your happiness and deepen your walk with God by becoming aware of all you have to appreciate. 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart is a daily devotional that will inspire you to slow down, recognize God’s gifts, and be grateful for all His blessings. Short daily readings will encourage you to open your heart with gratitude to all the ways God has blessed you. In 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart, each entry starts with an inspiring Scripture and ends with a short prayer to help focus your heart on thankfulness as you go about your day. Each devotion i

Expository Exultation by John Piper {Book Review}

Title: Expository Exultation
Author: John Piper
Age: Adult
Genres: Christian, Non-Fiction
Publication Date: April 16, 2018
Publisher: Crossway
Source: eBook
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Synopsis: “God has appointed preaching in worship as one great means of accomplishing his ultimate goal in the world.” —John Piper  John Piper makes a compelling claim in these pages about the purpose of preaching: it is intended not merely as an explanation of the text but also as a means of awakening worship by being worship in and of itself. Christian preaching is a God-appointed miracle aiming to awaken the supernatural seeing, savoring, and showing of the glory of Christ.  Distilling over forty years of experience in preaching and teaching, Piper shows preachers how and what to communicate from God’s Word, so that God’s purpose on earth will advance through Biblesaturated, Christ-exalting, God-centered preaching—in other words, expository exultation.

This is the Day by Tim Tebow {Book Review}

Title: This is the Day

Author: Tim Tebow

Genres: Christian Lifestyle

Expected Publication Date: September 25, 2018

Publisher: WaterBrook

Source: ARC provided

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The New York Times best-selling sports star and media icon motivates readers to stop postponing dreams and start making them happen now because--this is the day.Beyond Tim Tebow's exploits as a Heisman-winning football player, he is widely known and respected for his exemplary character and personal excellence, which have made him a role model for millions. When Tim interacts with the public, he often encounters people who feel "stuck"--unable to take action on matters ranging from daily life to pursuing lifelong dreams. In response, Tim often identifies a crippling fear or lack of courage, to which he advises: "now is the time to take some risks, to quiet the voices of defeat, to step forward and make a mark, because this is the day." In t…

ThoughtFull by Dorena Williamson

Title: ThoughtFull
Author: Dorena Williamson
Age: Children
Genres: Christian, Fiction, Social Issues
Publication Date: Aug 15, 2018
Publisher: B&H Kids
Source: Hardcover
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Synopsis: This encouraging story shows how life changes when we learn to value those who are differently abled and to champion the power of thoughtfulness.   Author Dorena Williamson explores the need to be "thoughtFULL"—full of thoughtfulness and awareness, particularly with those who have special needs. In this delightful story, it's awards day at school, and Ahanu (a boy with Down Syndrome) earns the award for being thoughtful. Later, when his friend Joshua sees others making fun of Ahanu, it's Joshua's turn to be thoughtful by supporting his differently abled friend. While doing so, Joshua learns important lessons about friendship, disabilities, and the value we each have as God's children.  Also available in this series: ColorF…

Kingdom Citizen by Tony Evans {Book Review}

Title: Kingdom Citizen
Author: Tony Evans
Age: Adult
Genres: Christian Living, Social Issues
Publication Date: July 3, 2018
Publisher: Focus on the Family
Source: Paperback provided for review
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Synopsis: The news is filled with stories of violence, division, and despair. American politics have become polarized. Effective leadership is in short supply. Change may seem outside our reach. And Christians struggle to understand their role in reversing the downward spiral of our nation. Dr. Tony Evans offers a healthy dose of hope: the solution to our nation’s problems and unrest isn’t out of reach. The solution is here—and each one of us as Kingdom Citizens has a vital role to play. Be assured that our God is greater than any challenge—and He has promised to equip His people. In Kingdom Citizen, you’ll discover how to respond in faith, in spite of a country and culture in decline. Here is a powerful call to action for concerned Christians. Here is a cal…