365 Classic Bible Stories, inspired by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible, illustrated by Alessia Girasole

ProductImageHandler

365 Classic Bedtime Bible Stories is the perfect book to start a child on their way to taking time from each day to study from the Bible. Starting from Genesis and ending with Revelations, this book takes the majority of the Bible and makes it easy for children to understand. The illustration in this book is beautiful. The pictures are so clear and colorful and will keep the younger child’s attention while being read to. This is a great book for reading to the young child as well as a great book for the young reader .

This is a hard cover book with thicker than normal paper to help with tears from normal use. The paper is shiny to help keep it clean. The illustrations go all the way to the edge of the pages so the different colors show when the book is closed.

There are many things about this book that I really like. I like the bold font as it makes it easier to read. I like the index at the back to help the child find a specific person or event they are searching for. I love the red ribbon book mark. And, I like the very first page, being a page that the giver can write the child’s name and date of presentation. This will make a very nice gift.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

Ages: 3 and up

384 pages

Publisher: Shiloh Kidz (Barbour Publishing)

This book can be purchased at:

https://www.amazon.com/365-Classic-Bedtime-Bible-Stories/dp/1630583804

https://www.christianbook.com/classic-bedtime-stories-inspired-hurlbuts-story/jesse-hurlbut/9781630583804/pd/583800

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/365-classic-bedtime-bible-stories-jesse-lyman-hurlbut/1125902263?ean=9781630583804#/

http://www.deepershopping.com/item/hurlbut-jesse/365-classic-bedtime-bible-stories/7055918.html

Advertisements

The Four in One Gospel of Jesus by Nikola Dimitrov

Bookclub

The Four In One Gospel of Jesus, by Nikola Dimitrov is awesome! This is a compilation of the books Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in what Dimitrov feels is chronological order. This book contains a table of contents listing the 31 chapters, each containing several subtitles for easy searching for topics. The author has also written an introduction explaining how he put the books together and the wording he used. At the end of the book, the author has written a message for those who do not know the Lord. This is great for those searching as well as a great tools for those witnessing to others. The back of the book also contains the family lineage of Jesus, listings of identical scriptures, fulfillment of old testament scripture, and general information. The author points out this book is not a substitute for the Bible.

This book is just amazing! I feel this is a great book for every Christian to have to use as a reference or just for reading to help put the events of the four books in order that they happened. I also feel this is a must have reference book for churches.

I received a copy of this book from the author through the BookClub Network. I have written an honest review.

278 pages

ISBN: 9780990377474

Publisher: Nordskog Publishing

Nikola Dimitrov is a pastor, Bible teacher, preacher and educator in the Body of Christ. Since becoming a Christian he has desired to write this book. To do so, he and his team in Bulgaria and the US spent 10 years researching and studying the most respected Bible encyclopedias, dictionaries,concordances, Bible charts, tables, timelines,online publications,theological works, debates, chronological tables and other attempts at making a similar book.

Some places you can buy this book are:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-four-in-one-gospel-of-jesus-nikola-d-dimitrov/1125779674?ean=9780990377474

https://www.amazon.com/Four-One-Gospel-Jesus-chronological/dp/0990377474

http://www.deepershopping.com/item/nikola-d-dimitrov/the-four-in-one-gospel-of-jesus-the-story-of-the/7062324.html

https://www.christianbook.com/the-four-one-gospel-of-jesus/nikola-dimitrov/9780990377474/pd/377474?product_redirect=1&Ntt=9780990377474&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCG

GodRunner by Will Hart

GodRunner

Everyone is called to something, somewhere.

GodRunner is a non-fiction book written by missionary Will Hart.  Will tells his story of coming to the Lord and about his missionary work.  Will was the son of hippies.  His mother became saved from listening to the radio.  She was filled by the Holy Spirit and the family thought she had gone crazy.  Even though his father was at times scared of the situation, he decided the family would follow her.  When Will was a senior in high school, he became saved and decided to be a missionary instead of going to college.  This is a book of places he’s been, people he has saved, as well as his family life.

Some of the points he makes in this book are to go out and do what the Spirt wants you to do.  You do not have to leave the country, you can be used by God right where you are, in what ever you are doing.  We are to take every opportunity God gives us to work with others.  God created us in love and he will never stop loving us.  God is seeking us and pursuing us.  He seeks us when we are least expecting it and sometimes that makes us uncomfortable.  But sometimes God has to take us to our lowest point to restore us and rediret us.

While this book is not what I expected, it is very well written and  has  good points in it.  I especially liked the parts in the book where the author talks about his young life and his mother’s personality.    I typically do not read auto-biographies, and at times it felt that this is what the book is.  I did however, think he did a good job of describing what a missionary family’s life it like.  While not going into detail, he did show the sacrifices the entire family had to make. I am giving this book a 4, only because of the auto-biography feel.

I received a copy of this book from Book Club Network.  I have chosen to write this honest review.

183 Pages

ISBN: 9781629117737

Publisher: Whitaker House

To learn more about the author and his ministry go to: http://www.hartministries.com/

Some places to buy this book are:

https://globalawakeningstore.com/Godrunner.html

https://www.christianbook.com/godrunner-your-place-gods-big-story/will-heart/9781629117737/pd/9117737?product_redirect=1&Ntt=9781629117737&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCG

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/godrunner-will-hart/1124936453?ean=9781629117737

http://www.deepershopping.com/item/hart-will/godrunner/6818404.html

The Power of Right Thinking by Kerry Kirkwood

The_Power_of_Right_Thinking_FINALFRONTCOVER (1).jpg

The Power of Right Thinking, written by Kerry Kirkwood, is a book that helps the reader change their way of thinking. With the use of Bible verses, the author provides tools to learn how to renew you mind by using the Bible. As well as how to tell the difference between God’s voice and the devil’s voice. And finally to meditate on God’s promises. With the use of this book we can get out thoughts aligned with God’s and let the Holy Spirit change our way of thinking . The author points out that God says things to build us up yet Satan wants us to be toxic with thoughts of hopelessness and suspicion. We can know if our thoughts come from God, as those thoughts will give us peace and hope. We are trained to be skeptical and think bad things will happen. It is work to change our thoughts to more positive thought.

The author also points out that changing our thoughts can also affect our health. Health conditions can be caused by stress and anger issues. Toxic thoughts can turn off genes that fight diseases. Our negative thoughts can actually make us sick. When we acknowledge how powerful our thoughts can be we open up new possibilities. We can actually change our physical conditions.

There are so many important issues in this book. This is not a quick read book, it is a book to be read a little at a time, allowing time to think on what the author has written and how it can be incorporated into your thought process. It actually took me several weeks to read through this book with allowing myself time to think and ponder on what is written. I especially thought the author’s suggestion to take just a few seconds to focus on our thought process was very helpful. By doing this I have been able to see that during tough situations, my thoughts tend to be very negative. By realizing this I am more likely to turn the situations over to God.

I received a copy of this book from Book Club network. This is my honest opinion of the book.

224 pages

ISBN-10: 0768409500

ISBN-13: 978-0768409505

Publisher: Destiny Image

God’s Feminist Movement by Amber Picota

gods_feminist_movement_finalfrontcoverGod’s Feminist Movement, by Amber Picota, is a great book that helps set women free and helps equip them for ministry. The author goes into detail explaining the difference between the old covenant and the new covenant. We are living under the New Covenant and we are actually living under a new law, the law of Christ, which is that we love one another as He loved us. The author helps us to understand how important love is. Love helps us to do good, to not have other gods above God, to not cheat, steal or kill, Love fuels us to do good works.

Using Bible verses and stories, the author points out that women in leadership was also spoken about in the Bible. She used 2 of my favorites, Ruth who pursued Boas and the prophetess Deborah.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It shows us that women being a part of the church is not a new thing even though some people feel women do not belong in leadership in the church. The book also reaffirms that we should not take verses out of their context and use them in ways they were not intended as well as if something preached is not Biblical, it is not true.

There is so much information in this little book. The author uses Bible verses and her life experiences to teach us such things as dressing, dating and submission in marriage. The parts that really made an impression on me is that the Bible does not tell us how to dress, other than not to wear men’s clothing. Modesty is not about covering yourself up in clothing, modesty is a posture of the heart. However, if we dress to entice and arouse others, this is not love. I especially like the part that men are not animals and that we need to stop raising our boys believing the lie that they do not have the power to take their thoughts in control and turn them over to Christ. The one part that I truly appreciate the author writing is that our family is our first ministry. All to often the business of the world cause us to put our family and their needs down the priority list.

I received a copy of this book from Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.

192 pages

ISBN-10: 0768409349

ISBN-13: 978-0768409345

Publisher: Destiny Image

SOZO Saved/Healed/Delivered

sozo_finalfrontcover

Sozo, by Dawna Se Silva and Teresa Liebscher is not at all what I was expecting. This book is to help provide us with the tools we need to build a strong connection with God. The book give advice on how to break from the lies, addiction and hindrances that can take over our lives.

Sozo is a word used over 100 times in the New Testament. The word Sozo is Greek for healed, salvation and deliverance. In this book the authors talks about understanding the Godhead, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. She tells us that Sozo goes beyond physical healing, it embrasses the concept of Spiritual, physical, and emotional healing.

I enjoyed reading this book even though it is more a book about the Bethel Sozo program and some of the people they have helped and the ways they work to help their clients achieve healing. I especially enjoyed reading about the “Father Ladder”. In this section the authors explain the correlation between members of our family and how they affect us and which part of the Godhead ties into this. I also found what the authors said about us responding to Jesus better than God or the Holy Spirit because we feel Jesus is our savior and friend and is easier to relate to.

The book end each chapter with discussion questions, steps for activation and additional reading. The author also list resources in the book to make an appointment for a Sozo session.

I received a copy of this book from Book Club Network in exchange of an honest review.

176 pages

ISBN-10: 0768409152

ISBN-13: 978-0768409154

Publisher: Destiny Image

Woman thou art Healed & Whole A 90 Day Devotional Journey

Woman_Thou_Art_Healed_and_Whole_FINALFRONTCOVER

Woman thou art Healed & Whole is a 90 day devotional written especially for women who have experienced trauma, abuse, bad relationships and betrayal. They may struggle with having made poor decisions, feeling guilt or shame. When a woman goes through these experiences she may not be able to life a fulfilling life.

The book covers these life experiences and many more. T. D. Jakes writes this devotional starting each day with a bible verse relating to many negative life experiences for women. He follows up the bible verses with a more in depth description and end each day with “Your Healing Journey. This part provides the reader with additional bible verses to read and additional information.

Some of the things I like the most about the book are that the author reminds us that women should not look to men to determine their worth. Women need stability and they are meant to be coveted, nurtured and protected.

One of the helpful things the author mentions in the book is to write down 30 things you would like to do with your life and cross them out as you do them

This is a good book not just for women who have gone through bad experiences. All women will gain from reading this book. The books is 269 pages, broken up into 90 sessions to be covered one session per day. The book is small in dimension so would be easy to lip in a purse or overnight case to take with you.

I received a copy of this book from Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.

269 Pages

ISBN 13: 9780768409796

Publisher: Destiny Image

I Believe in Jesus by John MacArthur

_140_245_Book.1930.cover

I Believe in Jesus, written by John MacArthur, is a beautiful book written as a resource to use with children to lead them to the Lord. The picture book contains bible stories of God and creation as well as Jesus, his birth, life, death and resurrection. The book does an awesome job of explaining the three parts of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and the roles they play.

The books also covers sin and forgiveness of sin. There are two words in the Bible that tell us how we can have a place in heaven. This is a gift from God and all we have to do is believe that Jesus die for us and rose again. The second is to receive Jesus as our Savior and asking for His forgiveness.

This is a wonderful book for children. The recommended age is 2 – 5 but I feel it would be helpful even for children a little older. The younger child will find the pictures very pretty. There are several Bible stories within the book as well as information to help a child understand the process of becoming a christian, all of which are very clear and easy to understand.. There are bible verses that go with each part of the story and additional bible readings to explore more about what the stories cover. This is a book that would be very nice for anyone who works with children to have for that perfect time to help a child make the decision to follow God. The explanation of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit is so easy to understand.

I received a copy of this book from Booklook Bloggers for an honest review.

Age Range: 2 – 5 years

32 pages

ISBN-10: 0718084489

ISBN-13: 978-0718084486

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

The Power of Prophetic Prayer

PowerPropheticPrayer

The Power of Prophetic Prayer by Kynan Bridges reminds us that the only way for us to connect with God is through prayer and prayer is a very powerful way. Prayer opens our spiritual being to the endless possibilities of God, and we have endless access to God. Through prayer we release the ambassadorial authority Christ gives us. Through prayer we bring about changes in peoples lives. We don’t have to wait until we get to heaven to have an intimate relationship with God, we can have it right now.

Kynan Bridges gives a lot of information regarding prayer, how to go to prayer, the importance of faith in prayer. He guides us in keeping the fire burning by pointing out that we need to be intentional about our prayer life, we need to meditate on the Word of God and we need to ask God to create in us a hunger for the things of God. The author points out Jesus gives us specific instructions on how to pray, “ enter into thy closet” (Matthew 6:6). The closet does not mean a room, it means a place of intimacy and disclosure. We are to acknowledge God as our Father, recognize that God is in heaven, glorify His name as holy, declare His kingdom will come on earth and in heaven. We are to ask for our daily needs, for forgiveness of sins, and forgive others. We are to pray for help in temptation and recognize God as the kingdom, power and glory. (Luke 11:2-4 and Matthew 6:9-13).

Bridges tells us to not just “pray in Jesus name”. We are to pray according to the character and nature of Jesus. We are to pray accoring to the Word of God. We are to rely completely on Jesus. We must approach God, knowing He alone is able. We are to thank God in advance and have faith and confidence that He has heard us rather than pray “if it is your will”. Bridges also reminds us that prayer is powerful and necessary. When we combine faith with prayer and fasting we get miracles, breakthrough and deliverance.

This book has so much information on prayer that to gain as much as you can from it, it will need to be read several times. Each chapter ends with Prophetic Prayer and Prophetic Insights making this book a good choice for a Bible Study on prayer. Different types of prayers, such as prayers for protection and intervention, are included as well.

I enjoyed reading this book. It is not a quick read but is very easy to understand. Scripture is used to reinforce the statement the author is making. This is a great book to use to build your prayer life. I have prayed and heard a lot on prayer but reading this book has really made me step back and take a look at my own prayer life.

I received a copy of this book from Book Club Network for an honest review.

208 pages

ISBN-10: 162911622X

ISBN-13: 978-1629116228

Publisher: Whitaker House

Woman Thou Art Loosed!

835820

Woman Thou Art Loosed! Written by T.D.Jakes (copyright 2016) focuses on the hurts of women. The author uses the woman at the well in Luke 13 as an example of a hurt woman. The author points out that the abuse a woman has had to deal with, can change her and can leave her bitter. He also points out that she is not responsible for what has happened to her. You can’t help where you have been or what has happened to you, but you can help where you are going from here. God doesn’t care who you are, where you came from, or even your social status, he cares about your heart. He wants to help you over come your pain and move forward. He will bring complete healing, the whole person, the body, the emotions and the spirit. He will deal with all the issues left over from abuse if we just ask him and have faith in him to heal us. God wants to give us strength to over come the pain. He wants us to celebrate who we are.
The author also touches on marriage and stresses we are to get married for the right reason. We are not to settle, we are to chose someone who is not less than what we want. We are to chose someone with strength, someone who will hold us, help strengthen us, build us up and be with us when trouble comes. He also points out that men should understand that women do not deal well with the stress of unpaid bills and financial disorder. Women need security, especially in a home. Women are made to be receivers and men were made to be givers.
This book is not what I thought it would be. I felt is was a little preachy at points. The book has some good points to it. The author uses stories from the Bible and Scripture a lot. But I was surprised the author referenced Mary Magdalene as a prostitute, no where in the Bible does it state that. The book was originally written in 1993.
I received a copy of this book from BookClub Network for an honest review.

219 pages

ISBN 16: 9781560431008

Publisher: Destiny Image