Thursday, March 29, 2012

1000 Days by Jonathan Falwell

I was excited to get my copy of 1000 Days by Jonathan Falwell and it only took a few pages of reading for me to know that I wasn't going to be disappointed. It seemed that literally every page there was something that stood out to me. I want to read this book again someday and journal those thought provoking statements that I found. The book covers the approximately 1000 days that Jesus spent ministering while He was here on earth. Each chapter covers a topic that Jesus taught about or an event that was a highlight of Jesus' ministry. Things like the restlessness of a person until they find new life in Christ, finding true and lasting happiness, finding peace, enduring temptation, braving the storms of life, hypocrisy, and other things all culminating to the cross and the resurrection. All important things beneficial to a new Christian or a seasoned saint. I also enjoyed the glimpses of the culture of Jesus’ day that add so much meaning to the familiar accounts of Jesus’ life, giving more depth to what we read. This book was simply written,easy to understand, but very challenging. I highly recommend this book!
*This book was given to me by booksneeze.com in exchange for my review*

(Mandy)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Review - The American Patriot's Bible

This is my review of The American Patriot's Bible edited by Dr. Richard G. Lee. I have not read every single article or inserts, seeing as there are so many throughout this Bible. First off, if you are a patriotic American, a history buff or someone who doesn't know much about the founding of this great nation, this Bible would be an awesome book to have.
Not only is the full King James Version of the Bible printed here, but all throughout it's pages are little inserts and articles that tell the story of the founding of America. But more than that, it tells the story of how America was founded upon the scriptures. It lays out proof after proof that this awesome nation was founded as a Christian nation.
For example, when you first open this Bible, you find a list of the basics rights of all American citizens. In this list, you find what scriptures these rights are based upon. There are biographical articles detailing the physical and spiritual lives of many of America's founders and leaders. There are quotes from many of America's Presidents explaining why they believe the Bible is such an important book. Beside different verses scattered throughout, you will find inserts explaining how this particular verse of scripture impacted the life of someone or some event. For instance, above 1 Samuel 4:21, there is an insert explaining the impact this verse had on the life of Henry Ward Beecher. Above Psalm 121, there is an insert explaining that President Benjamin Harrison placed his hand on this scripture when he took the oath of office in 1889.
I really didn't know what to expect when I received this Bible, but I was pleasantly surprised. I have shown it off and talked about it to others. I've even used some of the articles as sermon illustrations. I would give this a 5 out of 5.
I received this Bible from Booksneeze.com in exchange for my review.

Marcus

Monday, March 12, 2012

WWJD II, The WoodCarver

WWJD2, The Woodcarver was an awesome movie! It was good to sit down and enjoy a high quality Christian movie without having to worry about the cursing and other things that so many secular movie's contain. But more than that, it was wonderful to come away with a reminder of how wonderful it is to serve and live like Jesus. This movie dealt with a lot of issues that plague so many people. Divorce, teenage emotions, cancer, broken hearts and betrayal were just some of the issues addressed in this movie. I won't give the movie away, but I will say this is worth watching.
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God Bless,
Marcus