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Isaiah: Everyday Bible Commentary by Alfred Martin {Book Review}

Title : Isaiah Author : Alfred Martin Series : Everday Bible Commentary Genres : Biblical Studies, Commentary Publication Date : June 5, 2018 Publisher : Moody Publishers Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle  | Christian Book | Moody Publishers Synopsis : Prophecy can be confusing. In a book like Isaiah, historical events are presented out of order and right next to future prophecies without obvious distinctions between the two. Plus, it’s full of strange symbols like the sprout that grows out of the root of Jesse. What we need is a guide—someone who will tell us what’s historic and what’s prophetic, and explain all the strange symbolism clearly and simply. This is what the best preachers do, but you don’t have to wait until Sunday’s sermon. Encounter the beautiful depth of Isaiah through an enlightening commentary from Alfred Martin that’s both straightforward and insightful. You’ll gain: Important historical background Insights from the origin

Harvest of Gold by Tessa Afshar {Book Review}

Title : Harvest of Gold Author : Tessa Afshar Series : Harvest of Rubies #2 Age : Adult Genres : Biblical Fiction Publication Date : July 1, 2013 Publisher : River North Source : Paperback Purchase : Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book   Synopsis : Sarah married Darius,and at times she feels as if she has married the Persian aristocracy, too. There is another point she did not count on in her marriage-Sarah has grown to love her husband. Sarah has wealth, property, honor, and power, but her husband's love still seems unattainable.  Although his mother was an Israelite, Darius remains skeptical that his Jewish wife is the right choice for him, particularly when she conspires with her cousin Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Ordered to assist in the effort, the couple begins a journey to the homeland of his mother's people. Will the road filled with danger, conflict, and surprising memories, help Darius to see the hand

Redeemed by Will Graham {Book Review}

Title : Redeemed Author : Will Graham Genres : Christian Living, Devotional Publication Date : October 23, 2018 Publisher : Thomas Nelson Source : Hardcover Purchase : Hardcover | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book  | B&N    Synopsis : The legacy of Billy Graham's ministry continues. This first-ever devotional book from Will Graham, grandson of renowned preacher Billy Graham, includes devotions that lead a longing soul to understand God's message of love and redemption. Each devotion includes stories centering on the life-changing power of a relationship with God, including themes such as prayer, sharing your faith, the willingness to obey God's promptings, and many other important topics. Each entry will include a scripture selection, a personal story, a corresponding quote from Billy Graham, and Will's teaching, a prayer, and a question to ponder. There are Graham family photos and photos of important events in Billy’s ministry included

Forgiveness & Reconciliation EDM Bible Study {Bible Study Review}

Title : Forgiveness & Reconciliation  Author : Hendrickson Series : Everyday Matters Bible Study Genres : Bible Study Publication Date : January 1, 2014 Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers Source : Paperbacks Purchase :  Paperback  |  Kindle - Forgiveness  |  Kindle - Reconciliation  |  Christian Book  |  Hendrickson Synopsis :  One of the greatest marks of a life of transformed by Jesus is the ability to forgive and reconcile with one another. That mean it's easy, and sometimes true forgiveness can be one of the toughest things we'll ever do. But it can also be the most freeing. The studies in this book examine challenges we face as we try to forgive and reconcile with those who have hurt us. Let's face it--sometimes it's easier to be hurt or angry, to hold onto our sense of justice and pride, rather than let go. But both forgiveness and reconciliation are disciplines necessary for the spiritual health of individuals and communities. In pract

Simplicity & Silence EDM Bible Study {Bible Study Review}

Title : Simplicity & Silence Author : Hendrickson Series : Everyday Matters Bible Study Genres : Bible Study Publication Date : January 1, 2014 Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers Source : Paperbacks Purchase :  Paperback  |  Kindle - Simplicity  |  Kindle - Silence  |  Christian Book  | Hendrickson  Synopsis : All spiritual disciplines take practice to incorporate into our daily lives, but two can be particularly difficult to cultivate today: simplicity and silence. We live in a time when so much is vying for our attention--noise has become our natural habitat and distraction is a common companion. But God encourages us to seek him and meet with him, uninterrupted. So how do we put these disciplines into practice? This Bible study will help you focus on what the Lord is saying to you in the midst of the clutter of daily life. It could mean a reordering of priorities, but the take-away is worth it. Simplicity and silence are daily practices that will form the

Fasting & Stewardship EDM Bible Study {Bible Study Review}

Title : Fasting & Stewardship Author : Hendrickson Series : Everyday Matters Bible Study Genres : Bible Study Publication Date : July 1, 2014 Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers Source : Paperbacks Purchase :  Paperback | Kindle - Fasting | Kindle - Stewardship | Christian Book | Hendrickson Synopsis : The Everyday Matters Bible Studies for Women series explores twenty-four spiritual disciplines rooted in God's word, geared to draw us closer to him and enrich spiritual formation. But of those twenty-four, two in particular are in danger of becoming far too seasonal in our faith life. Both fasting and stewardship are all too often brushed aside and held at a distance to practice at some point. Yet these two "holy habits" are far richer and more valuable than we often allow. Both call us to focus on doing God's will rather than our own, acknowledging the resources he has given us and responding in supplication and gratitude. Learn from Scr

KJV Expressions Journaling Bible {Bible Review}

Hey ladies! Today I am here to share my thoughts on the KJV Expressions Bible from Hendrickson Bibles. I want to thank Hendrickson for allowing me to read and review this Bible. Can't wait to make more use of this! Title : KJV Expressions Bible Type : Art Journaling Bible Audience : Creative minds Binding : Smith Sewn Size : 7.50 X 6.75 X 1.50 Pages : 1104 Font Size : 8 point type Text Layout : Double column Red Letter : Yes Gilded Edges : None Bookmark : Yes, 1 ribbon bookmark Resources : Harmony of the Gospels, Miracles of the OT & NT; Parables of the OT & NT; OT Prophecies of the Passion Publisher : Hendrickson Bibles Publication Date : November 15, 2016 Source : Deluxe Cloth Hardcover Synopsis : With journaling Bibles becoming wildly popular, Hendrickson is proud to introduce the brand-new KJV Expressions Bible. The King James Version Scriptures are flanked on each page by generous 2-inch margins, allowing you to take notes or draw as you read,

The Way of the Warrior by Erwin Raphael McManus {Book Review}

Title : The Way of the Warrior Author : Erwin Raphael McManus Age : Adult Genres : Christian Living Expected Publication Date : February 26, 2019 Publisher : WaterBrook Source : ARC Purchase : Hardcover |  Kindle | Audible | Christian Book Synopsis : Best-selling author, pastor, futurist, and cultural thought leader believes that to experience and establish peace, we must first confront the battles that rage within.   McManus shows that encountering peace does not occur by accident, but rather by artful intention. Warrior is a call to decisiveness, self-examination, and the pursuit of spiritual wholeness. Through the ancient biblical practices of humility, focus, ownership, clarity, strength, and vulnerability, he guides readers to a deeper understanding of their inner workings and provides the guidance they need to establish peace and tranquility in their homes, neighborhoods, communities, and even the world! In the style of a battle-wizened teacher, McManus

Restoration Year By John Eldredge {Book Review}

Title : Restoration Year: A 365-Day Devotional Author : John Eldredge Age : Adult Genres : Christian Living, Devotional Publication Date : December 4, 2018 Publisher : Thomas Nelson Source : Hardcover Purchase : Hardcover | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book Synopsis : We all need to believe that our lives can be better, our relationships can be smoother, and our futures, both in this life and the next, are bright. This 365-day devotional by bestselling author John Eldredge will guide you on a year of restoration and transformation. Through following God with your whole heart, you can experience a rich, profound relationship with God and others.   Find your hope ignited and excitement for the future growing as you learn how to refuel relationships, renew your joy in living, and re-create a passion for your Creator.   This 365-day devotional is comprised of short readings that guide you on a year-long journey of restoration. Each devotion features a Bible ver

The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson {Book Review}

Title : The Warrior Maiden Author : Melanie Dickerson Series : Hagenheim #9 Age : Young Adult Genres : Christian Fiction, Retelling, Historical Fiction, Romance Expected Publication Date : February 1, 2019 Publisher : Thomas Nelson Source : ARC Purchase : Hardcover |  Kindle | Audible | Christian Book Synopsis : From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a fresh reimagining of the classic Mulan tale.  Mulan isn’t afraid to pretend to be a son and assume her father’s soldier duties in war. But what happens when the handsome son of a duke discovers her secret?  Mulan is trying to resign herself to marrying the village butcher for the good of her family, but her adventurous spirit just can’t stand the thought. At the last minute, she pretends to be the son her father never had, assumes his duties as a soldier, and rides off to join the fight to protect the castle of her liege lord’s ally from the besieging Teutonic Knights.  Wolfgang an

If God Is For Us by Trillia J. Newbell {Bible Study Review|}

Looking to further your Bible study? Want to get into Bible study? Check out the latest release from Moody Publishers! Title : If God Is For Us Author : Trillia J. Newbell Age : Adult Genres : Christian Living, Bible Study Publication Date : January 1, 2019 Publisher : Moody Publishers Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Christian Book |  Moody Publishers Synopsis : What would change if you really understood all that God has done and is doing for you?  Sure we know in our head that God is for us, that there’s great hope in his relationship with us and salvation for us, but sometimes these truths can be hard to believe in the midst of exhaustion, busyness, and a world of spiritual and physical opposition. If God Is For Us is a devotional Bible Study on Romans 8 designed to cement in your soul the great truths of our salvation and an understanding for how the Holy Spirit guides our new life in the Spirit, all found in this beloved chapter o

365 Devotions to Love God and Love Others Well by Zondervan {Book Review}

Title : 365 Devotions to Love God and Love Others Well Author : Zondervan Genres : Devotional, Christian Life Publication Date : November 27, 2018 Publisher : Zondervan Source : Hardcover Purchase : Hardcover |   Kindle | Christian Book Synopsis : In our culture, where social media "friends" trump real-life relationships, people have never been more isolated and lonely. 365 Devotions to Love God and Love Others Well helps us experience God's perfect love for us and enables us to love others in a meaningful, honest, and profound way.  Everyone wants to love and be loved, but we lack the time and the intentionality to forge lasting relationships. We go about our days feeling battered and broken, lonely and solitary, despite the fact that we’ve been relentlessly adored by our Creator. This devotional gently shares with us that God already calls us beloved, and He desires that we love others just as He loves us.  365 Devotions to Love God and Love O