Saturday, June 25, 2016

"Delilah" by Angela Hunt

I'm not really into fiction, Christian or otherwise, unless it is classical literature, like Grace Livingston Hill.  That being said, I decided to give this book a try...I am sooo glad I did! If you are expecting a tame love story, this is not it. It is as if Peter Benchley wrote the story of Jonah. Angela Hunt writes simply, but beautifully illustrates the story of Samson and Delilah, complete with a fascinating backstory. Compassionate, yet exciting, it humanizes both characters and warns against seeking revenge and the devastating affects that can have...but it also speaks of the strength of forgiveness and the redemptive power of God's love.

"Delilah" is the 3rd book in Angela Hunt's Dangerous Beauty series that also include "Esther" and "Bathsheba"

"Delilah" by Angela Hunt

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher, free of charge, in exchange for an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

Friday, June 10, 2016

"The Very Good Gospel" by Lisa Sharon Harper

There is so much wrong in the world today, how can we make it better and seek the healing that will begin to bring us all closer? Lisa Sharon Harper has written a very simple, very profound explanation of Christ's forgiveness summed up in "The Very Good Gospel". Expounding on the powerful word "Shalom", she explains how we can gain peace and work towards a better life and a better world. Each chapter ends with reflection exercises that will prepare and engage you to draw closer to God and challenge you to move past prejudice and judgmental thinking. This would be a great book for anyone going through crisis or needing healing.

This book was provided, for free, by the publisher, in exchange for an honest opinion.

Monday, June 6, 2016

NKJV Teen Study Bible

This is the first Bible that I have reviewed for specifically for teenagers and I am impressed! Thinking back to my youth group days when I was a teen, this Bible would have been a God-send!!! As a teenager and young adult, I did not have a very good understanding of the Word or of God, but through careful Bible study, I was able to develop a relationship with our Lord. This Bible fills in the gaps. It begins with the Apostle's creed or "What and Why We Believe" and follows each statement of the Apostle's creed with the scripture in which it can be found in the "We Believe" sections.  The "Panorama" section helps us remember the big picture of  each book of the Bible.  Is the Bible still relevant to the problems that you face as a young person? Find out in the "To The Point" feature! "Dear Jordan" is like a trusted older friend who gives wise counsel in letters through out this Bible. "Instant Access" also gives solutions that help in every day situations that we may encounter. The "Bible Promises" feature are small gold nuggets found in the scriptures to give us hope and inspire us. Trivia is also presented in the "Q&A" feature found in each book.  With introductions for each book of the Bible and two great Bible study indexes, this is the perfect Bible for a new believer.

Disclaimer: This book provided for free, by the publisher, in exchange for an un-biased review.