Friday, September 14, 2012

Everything The Bible Says About Prayer (book reviewed by Mandy)

Everything The Bible Says About Prayer is basically a reference type book about the subject of prayer. The book begins with a few chapters of generalized thoughts about prayer then moves to chapters focusing on different kinds of prayer. Prayer including those prayed for healing, for protection, for guidance, for forgiveness, etc... The chapters give examples from the Bible on each kind of prayer.
My favorite part of the book was the appendix titled Thoughts On Prayer by Classic Christian Writers. Great thoughts shared from Spurgeon, Moody, and others. Very convicting and thought provoking!
The one drawback for me was that the scripture verses included in the book were from various versions and paraphrases of the Bible - there was not one used consistently throughout the book.

*I received this book for free in exchange for my review from Bethany House publishers.*

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Understanding World Religions in 15 minutes a Day by Garry R. Morgan

This is a great little book with easy to read explanations of many of the world's leading religions. Garry Morgan does a great job of summarizing the various religions of the world without digging too deep into the theology of those religions. The author covers obvious religions such as Islam, Mormonism, Hinduism as well as the New Age Movement, Native American Religions, Sikhism, Baha'i and many others. If you're like me, and you like to have a little knowledge of other religions without having to deeply research them, this would be a great book to read. I did receive this book free of charge from Bethany House publishers in exchange for my unbiased review.

God Bless,

Marcus

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Book Review by Marcus - Sneak, The Swipe Series by Evan Angler

Awesome! I think that is the best way to describe book #2 of The Swipe Series. This is a work of fiction that is set in a post modern time. Two evil men have taken over the world and are joining forcing to create a One World Government. The only way to by food, get a job, enter a building, ride a train or anything else is by scanning the mark that this government has placed on your wrist. In this world is a group of people called the Dust. People who refuse to take the mark. People who struggle to survive. This is their story. It's exciting, suspenseful, scary, chilling and easily believable.
I think what makes this book even more interesting is the idea that this book could become true. Following Biblical prophecy, something like this really could happen. The world full of people tired of economic turmoil, natural disasters, evil dictator's lured into an idea that all those things can be solved by simply joining forces with the rest of the world to create a world of peace and unity.
This is a good read. It's exciting, futuristic, Christian fiction at it's best. I was given this book by booksneeze.com in exchange for my review. They in no way influenced my review of this book.

God Bless,

Marcus