Tuesday, January 31, 2012
This is my book review of Nearing Home by Billy Graham. I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by Booksneeze, but this in no way affects my review.
Billy Graham has written this book as much more than a memoir of his later years. This is a manual on how to live through old age until one's appointment with the Lord. It is full of wisdom gleaned from a long life of serving Christ. It covers a number of topics, not only for the aged, but for their children.
I got a lot from reading this book. It made me contemplate the future more than I have in a long time. In addition, it really hit home for my wife who happens to be involved in elderly care and must wrestle with a number of the issues presented daily. It is a beautiful book, and I recommend it highly.
Friday, January 13, 2012
I received a free copy of this ebook for review from Booksneeze. This does not affect my review in any way.
This book is a plea for the reader to accept Christ as Savior and Lord, as well as remaining and coming to full maturation in Him, which of course includes holiness and personal witness. It also includes the author's testimony.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.I understand the author's call to holiness. Anyone who has truly come to faith in Christ will try their best to please Him, to live purely before Him. It is obvious that the issues Rick brings up lay heavily on His heart. He wants others to experience the joy of having their sins forgiven in Christ and the freedom of living as He lived, by His Spirit that He's placed within us. I would recommend it as a resource for new Christians as well as a reminder for mature ones. Two thumbs up!
Monday, January 9, 2012
17 Though the fig tree doesn’t bloom,
and there’s no produce on the vine;
though the olive crop withers,
and the fields don’t provide food;
though the sheep is cut off
from the pen,
and there is no cattle in the stalls;
18 I will rejoice in the LORD.
I will rejoice in the God
of my deliverance.
19 The LORD God is my strength.
He will set my feet like the deer.
He will let me walk upon the heights.-Hab. 3:17-19(CEB)
God is always with those who belong to Him. He sees and knows all of your suffering and is providing for you in the midst of your trials. No matter what may be going on in your life ask Him for what you need and trust Him to pour out His blessings upon you. What is important is not the situation that you're in, but rather His presence with you. He loves you so much, and cares for you. He won't let you down!
Remember though, that like Habakkuk you need to praise the Lord in the middle of the problems. Look around at the blessings He's given you, even if it seems hard, and thank Him for them all. And also thank Him for the things you've asked of Him. He will come through for you. It may seem really bad right now, but He will see you through! Rejoice!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
This is my review of Proverbs: Reconstructed by Gus Dallas. I received a complimentary copy through Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze program but this hasn't affected my review in any way.
Proverbs: Reconstructed is a topical rearrangement of the book of Proverbs out of the New King James Version. This version was possibly chosen because it is the closest modern equivalent to the socially familiar wording of the King James Version. Each topic has a "good" group of selections(expressing approved behavior) followed by a "bad" (unapproved) grouping.
I found this book to be an interesting way to read the Proverbs, as one is able to easily find a selection on most any general topic, especially in the Kindle edition of the book. I do feel that the arrangement serves the stated purpose of the author well as it does give one the means to learn God's practical instructions about how to (and not to) behave in this world. I enjoyed this book, and it is helpful. However, I wish that a another more modernly worded version had been used as I think it would have had more of an impact in today's society
and resulted in even more use among the masses.