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Romans 1-7 For You
Romans 1-7 For You
by Timothy Keller
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.98
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great work from Keller!, February 19, 2014
This review is from: Romans 1-7 For You (Hardcover)
Romans 1-7 For You by Timothy Keller is another great release in a set of God's Word For You bible guides designed to meet the study needs of readers from new believers to seasoned Christians. This resource features three main purposes for use, as presented by The Good Book Company:

Read: As a guide to this wonderful letter, helping you treasure and live out the freedom of the gospel.
Feed: As a daily devotional to help you grow in Christ as you read and meditate on this portion of God's word.
Lead: As notes to aid you in explaining, illustrating and applying Galatians as you preach or lead a Bible study.

Romans 1-7 For You is a helpful expository guide that walks through chapters 1-7 of the book of Romans. It is not a comprehensive commentary, but it covers a great deal of ground in a condensed work. This book is suitable for readers of all backgrounds from pastors to laymen.

Romans 1-7 For You takes a chronological journey through the first seven chapters of Romans. Each section of the guide is followed with thoughtful questions for reflection. The questions provide an engaging aspect for interacting with the book. They can be used for personal reflection and journaling during a devotional time. The questions can also be used in a small group or Bible study discussion period. The questions for reflection offer opportunities for practical life application.

My first introduction to this series came through my review of Galatians For You. I appreciated the condensed, yet meaty aspects of this expository series. Romans 1-7 For You is laid out in the same logical format and it is an easy read. However, the thoughtful life-application questions delve into spiritual issues of the heart and allow for the transforming work of God's Spirit. Though it may be an easy read, the introspective nature of the questions for reflection may cause you to pause and consider your own faith journey. Keller writes on the power of the gospel with such clarity and precision.

I will be completely transparent with you about my experiences reading anything from Keller. Typically, I begin one of his books feeling that I am in a healthy place spiritually. A chapter or so in one his books and I find myself repenting for sin issues in my own life that I need to overcome through God's spirit. My experience with Romans 1-7 For You is no different. Included in the appendix of the book is a section on Identifying the Idols of the Heart. It is powerful. Heart-rending. Life-changing.

Romans 1-7 For You is a wonderful resource that is suitable for diverse settings. You can use this study guide for:

personal study and devotion
expository teaching
small group setting
Bible studies
religious education classes

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Galatians for You: For Reading, for Feeding, for Leading (God's Word for You)
Galatians for You: For Reading, for Feeding, for Leading (God's Word for You)
by Timothy Keller
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.98
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide to Galatians!, April 8, 2013
Galatians For You by Timothy Keller is an initial release in a set of God's Word For You bible guides that are designed to meet the study needs of readers from new believers to seasoned Christians. This resource features three main purposes for use, as presented by The Good Book Company:

-Read: As a guide to this wonderful letter, helping you treasure and live out the freedom of the gospel.
-Feed: As a daily devotional to help you grow in Christ as you read and meditate on this portion of God's word.
-Lead: As notes to aid you in explaining, illustrating and applying Galatians as you preach or lead a Bible study.

Galatians For You covers all six chapters of the book of Galatians in approximately 200 pages. The book is an easy read which can be understood by readers of all backgrounds. You do not need to have a theological background as this book is not intended to be a lengthy commentary. However, the substance of the content, while friendly to read, cuts right to the heart of the gospel, and is presented with succinct clarity. As Keller relates:

"But in this short letter, Paul outlines the bombshell truth that the gospel is the A to Z of the Christian life. It is not only the way to enter the kingdom; it is the way to live as part of the kingdom. It is the way Christ transforms people, churches, and communities." -Timothy Keller

Galatians For You takes a chronological journey through the book of Galatians. Each section of commentary is followed with questions for reflection. The questions are both suitable for introspection and personal journaling, and for use in small group discussion. The reflective questions deal with issues of the heart and are geared towards supporting the transformative work of God's spirit. Included at the end of the book is a helpful glossary of terms.

My favorite aspect of the book is the engaging questions for reflection included within each section. My husband and I read through passages together and shared some interesting points of discussion with one another. The life application questions are thought-provoking and probe into spiritual issues of the heart's motivations. You can read and utilize Galatians For You for personal study, devotion, teaching, and within a small group setting.

Timothy Keller is a favorite author of ours, and forthcoming titles in this series include:
Judges For You
Psalms For You
Romans 1-7 For You
Romans 8-16 For You
2 Timothy For You
1 John For You

I enjoyed reviewing Galatians For You, and plan to order future guides in this series for our family. If you are searching for study materials for the book of Galatians, this book provides an accessible and thoughtful commentary.

Disclaimer:
This book was provided by Cross Focused Reviews and The Good Book Company for review purposes. This author was under no obligation to offer a favorable review. All opinions shared about the product are the honest responses of Sharra Badgley.


The Connecting Church 2.0: Beyond Small Groups to Authentic Community
The Connecting Church 2.0: Beyond Small Groups to Authentic Community
by Randy Frazee
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Title for Missional Living, March 23, 2013
The Connecting Church 2.0: Beyond Small Groups To Authentic Community, is a second edition release of the best-selling book The Connecting Church, published a decade earlier. This new edition contains updated research, expansions, and relational experiences gained by Randy Frazee in his years of pastoral ministry.

The Connecting Church 2.0 opens in Chapter One with an interesting story of the fictionalized Johnson family, who, while living the suburban American Dream, are suffering relationally due to isolation from their neatly compartmentalized lifestyle. The Johnson's culture can represent many families in America who are living at a time of great technological advancement and social network connectedness, yet are too busy for the maintenance of lasting relationships. Very often, busy and isolated American families do not even know their own neighbors' names. Frazee, in Chapter Two, makes the argument that people are created for Biblical community and that a radical restructuring of the American church must take place for authentic community to be realized. With four divided sections that analyze challenges which fragment the American church, Frazee continues his analysis of barriers and solutions to this isolation and provides solutions for discovering community.

First, in Part One, Connecting to a Common Purpose, Frazee addresses the individualism that permeates typical American society and church culture. He offers that the modern American church culture is often not based on Biblical community, but rather is made up of a group of individuals with minimal commitment to one another. Frazee presents a solution to the obstacle of individualism, which relates to the ancient culture of the first century believers described in Acts. Frazee presents a solution in which community is developed through five commonalities:

Authority - mutual accountability to God's Word and to one another
Common Creed - set of shared beliefs and practices
Traditions - symbols and festivals which continues the culture of faith
Standards - written and unwritten guidelines which define expectations of community members
Common Mission - clarity of mission which unites individuals into a cohesive whole

Frazee asserts that these five aspects are essential to fostering authentic community.

Second, in part Two, Connecting to a Common Place, Frazee relates the difficulties of isolation, which prevent the formation of meaningful relationships. The culture of individualism creates isolationism, and prevents people from truly connecting on deep spiritual, physical, and emotional levels. Frazee aptly notes:

"Biblical community is a way of referring to a collection of people gathered around a common biblical purpose and common principles. We should realize that a group of people can be committed to the Bible from its opening to its conclusion and still not be a community. By the same token, a group of people can experience community together and not be biblical in its purpose. Biblical community is formed when purpose and principles unite to create the foundation for the community and its life together." (pp. 90-91)

Frazee shares insight that for biblical community to properly form, five characteristics are needed for a shared common place:

Spontaneity - life shared together on a regular basis
Availability - a simplicity of being accessible and available
Frequency - time spent with teaching, fellowship, breaking bread, and prayer (Acts 2:43)
Sharing Meals - sharing life and fellowship over meals
Geography - a closeness of proximity to one another

Overall, time and togetherness are factors into growing community, which is something that runs counter-cultural to the typical American culture.

Frazee shares a few radical suggestions to reinvent standard American family life:

Cut down commute times which lengthens the work day
Live off of a one-family income
Choose stability of settling in an area
Set geographic boundaries of living and blessing a neighborhood
Identify a core group of neighborhood Christian families
Free up the busyness of schedules and commitments
Spend quality meaningful time together
Agree to a common biblical purpose
Get to know your neighbors

What was once standard practice in the first century church, and common decades ago in American culture, can seldom be identified in our local, fragmented communities. This impacts the Christian church at large, and prevents the transformational work of the gospel to renew communities for Christ.

Next, in Part Three, Connecting to Common Possessions, Frazee provides a succinct analysis of the problem of consumerism, and how this mindset has adversely impacted church culture. Individualism, isolationism, and consumerism feed a negative cycle which prevents biblical community. Early believers shared all things in common and their lives were interwoven together in submission to the cause of Christ. The former and current prosperity of American culture, has led to expanding the "American Dream" at the expense of time, talents, and possessions being used fully for the sake of the gospel. Frazee relates five characteristics which demonstrate a community built around common possessions:

Interdependency - individuals choose to bless others from the abundance of their resources
Intergenerational Life - a familial structure of all stages of life contribute to the community
Children - learn discipleship through a valued participation in the community
Responsibility - commitment, service, and preferring others above oneself are key
Sacrifice - serving others in the community through authentic shared life relationships

Lastly, in Part Four, Implementing a Connecting Church, Frazee offers wisdom from his experiences, mistakes, and successes for encouraging the development of community. I am intrigued by the successful models of Chapter Fifteen and the Starfish Model of Chapter Sixteen. What Frazee puts forth would require a radical restructuring of the America church, which would place greater emphasis on local neighborhood gatherings of Christians, and less focus on large buildings and programs.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading, The Connecting Church 2.0. The challenges that Frazee details, which are obstacles to authentic community, are a sad reality within many faith communities in America. The solutions that Frazee offer are practical in theory, but may not quite be fully attainable on a broader scale within the American church until hardships arise which naturally would encourage interdependence of relationships. Around the world, the church grows prolifically in places where Christians face persecution and hardships. In those situations, church leaders do not have to encourage community, as basic survival needs depend upon Christians walking in close relationship with the Lord and one another.

Frazee presents an ideal depiction with, The Connecting Church 2.0, of how the church community at large should function. As pockets of Christian communities in America overcome the obstacles that arise from individualism and isolationism to form Biblical communities, the gospel is able to go forth with greater effectiveness.

Our family, and local church community, is on a journey towards greater missional living. Our local church has a focus of developing hubs of small groups, which meet on a regular basis for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship, sprinkled throughout our community. I look forward to recommending this book to our pastoral staff and leaders.

This book is suitable for family, small group, and church-wide study. Whether you attend a large mega-church, average-sized congregation, or neighborhood fellowship which meets house-to-house, this book provides up-to-date research and challenging ideas to consider.

Disclaimer:
This book was provided by Cross Focused Reviews and Zondervan for review purposes. This author was under no obligation to offer a favorable review. All opinions shared about the product are the honest responses of Sharra Badgley.


Good Mood Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Good Mood Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder
by Charles D. Hodges Jr.
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.92
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for finding purpose and hope through sadness and depression!, February 22, 2013
Good Mood, Bad Mood: Help And Hope For Depression and Bipolar Disorder, by Charles D. Hodges, M.D., a newly released title from Shepherd Press, provides a unique voice in the discussion of the diagnoses and treatment of bipolar and depression. The author is a practicing physician in the field of medicine and a licensed marital family therapist. In addition to his professional qualifications, Hodges is a Christian, and he brings Biblical insight into his analysis.

Good Mood, Bad Mood is a fascinating read. The chapters are laid out in a well-written, logical fashion. Chapters 1-3 cover society and depression, and point out the varying theoretical differences among research and professionals. Chapters 4-5 makes important distinctions between sadness, a normal human experience, and the mental disease of prolonged depression. Chapters 6-13 explores Biblical issues and perspectives relating to sadness and depression, with a constant theme of hope, as found in the Word of God. Chapters 14-15 wrap up the book with a focus on analyzing bipolar disorder and depression from a physician's perspective, utilizing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Over the past couple years, I have read many books on the topic of depression. I am finishing up my Bachelor of Education degree, at Liberty University, with a minor in Christian Counseling. Several courses for my minor cover depression, grief, and mental disorders. Good Mood, Bad Mood is one of the most helpful books that I have read on understanding depression, sadness, and bipolar disorder. Hodges provides condensed summary of medical history and knowledge on the treatment of depression, within terms that the average layman can understand. As a Christian, I value the author's Biblical insight and Scripture references in the book.

Good Mood, Bad Mood was quite helpful in enlightening my understanding on the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. It provides practical information, examples, and charts in an easy-to-read manner. I respect that Hodges did not gloss over medical research, as a percentage of people truly suffer with disease that impacts mental health. Yet, Hodges raises important points about the sudden rise of diagnoses for depression and bipolar disorder, and how the DSM criteria falls short in distinguishing between normal human sadness and a prevalent mood disorder.

Throughout the entire book, Hodges weaves the message of hope in God's Word, for those who face sadness and depression from the ordinary course of life.

Hodges speaks with such clarity on hope in God in referencing 1 John 3:1-3:

"If you know Christ and are struggling with loss and sadness, there is real hope in seeing sorrow the way Paul did. Godly sorrow that leads to repentance leads to hope. The ultimate hope we have as believers is seen in a letter that John wrote to the church" (p. 158)

"In these words we see that anyone who trusts in Christ will ultimately see him and be like him. In the meantime, our sadness can remind us to be about his business, loving him and others, serving him and others, and purifying ourselves as he is pure. It calls us to consider what God wants us to do in our lives so that we can grow and become more like our Savior. Our sadness calls us to the same joy our Savior had as he thought about rescuing us from the penalty for our sin.

As Christians, we have a choice in the way we deal with trials that cause us sorrow. We can become victims of the struggle or we can choose to honor God and grow. It is my hope that you will choose to use sorrow in a godly way that leads to a life that glorifies and honors our loving, faithful, and magnificent God." (p. 158)

For those who face loss, disappointment, and sorrow, Good Mood, Bad Mood provides such a succinct message of hope in the Lord.

Good Mood, Bad Mood appeals to a diverse audience, from the individual who struggles with depression and sadness, to family and friends who are in need of a resource with Biblical insight and wisdom, to encourage others with the hope found in God's Word. Additionally, I recommend Good Mood, Bad Mood as a must-read title for professional counselors, lay counselors, Christian physicians, pastors, church ministry teams, Christian educators, and any vocation that provides opportunities to assist others who are impacted by depression, sadness, or grief.

I am most interested in counseling from a Christian perspective, and Hodges' initial work has earned my trust, as I gained new understanding on the treatment of depression, and the hope that is found in God's Word. I look forward to reading future books from this author.

Disclaimer:
This book was provided by Cross Focused Reviews and Shepherd Press for review purposes. This author was under no obligation to offer a favorable review.


Advice for Seekers
Advice for Seekers
by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite New Edition of Advice for Seekers, February 21, 2013
This review is from: Advice for Seekers (Hardcover)
The original edition of Advice for Seekers by Charles H. Spurgeon, published in 1896 to compel seekers to commit their lives to Christ, challenged readers to accept salvation without reservation or delay. Spurgeon did not mince words in this concise book, nor did he coddle the seeker through delicate speech. Spurgeon's words of grace, laced with solid truth, propelled the seeker to understand his absolute need of salvation through the atoning work Christ.

This exquisite new edition, published by Attic Books, a Division of New Leaf Publishing, contains an important message for our "seeker" generation, just as in Spurgeon's day.

The Attic Books Publisher's Note in the preface of this new edition of Advice for Seekers relates:

"The term 'seeker' is one still spoken of today in the manner that Spurgeon used it. There are people sincerely seeking out the truth" wanting to know more of the Lord and the Bible, though not committed as disciples yet. They are asking questions and wanting to know more before making this most serious of decisions. The seeker will find assurance within these pages, as will believers."

For modern seekers searching for meaning, Spurgeon's timeless exhortation in Advice for Seekers is a beacon of light for the truth of the gospel. Each page is filled with a persuasive and passionate plea for the cause of Christ.

Here are two short excerpts from the book:

"To believe that which God says, to do that which God bids, to take that salvation which God provides -- this is man's highest and best wisdom... This is the one message of the gospel, "Believe and live." Trust in the Incarnate Savior, whom God appointed to stand in the stead of sinners. Trust in him, and you shall be saved." (p. 10)

"I would entreat, persuade, exhort all of you who have not believed in Jesus to do so now. In the name of Jesus, I beseech you seek the Lord. I do not merely put it to you, 'Will you or will you not?' but I would lay my whole heart by the side of the request and say to you, 'Come to Jesus. Come and rest your guilty souls on him.' Do you not understand the gospel message? Do you know what it asks and what it gives? You shall receive perfect pardon in a moment if you believe in Jesus. You shall receive a life that will never die -- receive it now, quick as a lightning flash, if you do but trust in the Son of God. Whoever you may be, and whatever you may have done, if you will with your heart believe in him whom God has raised from the dead, and obey him henceforth as your Lord and Saviour, all manner of sin and iniquity shall be forgiven you. God will blot out your iniquities like a cloud. He will make you begin de novo -- afresh, anew. A new creature in Christ Jesus will he make you. Old things shall pass away and all things become new." (p. 126)

Advice for Seekers is a concise work (142 pages), and suitable for home, school, and church use. It is a pleasurable, but convicting read for personal study and reflection. This substantive book can be used for high school Bible coursework for home educated students. Additionally, this short volume is a perfect study for a small group study at church. The fourteen chapters are quick reads, but they are filled with solid spiritual truth to generate discussion, reflection, and deepening of faith.

This edition of Advice for Seekers is a modern reproduction of the original 19th century work. It is a beautiful volume to give as a gift to family, friends, those in ministry, and any seeker of truth. The exterior of the book is aesthetically pleasing, with the aged looked of a well-worn book.

When you open the book, you are greeted with a lovely block font, reminiscent of earlier times. The pages are rough-hewn with jagged edges, which is one of my favorite features in new reproductions of classic works.

I greatly enjoyed reviewing Advice for Seekers. Charles H. Spurgeon is one of my favorite authors of religious/spiritual genre. This new reproduction from Attic Books is my first introduction to Advice for Seekers and I am impressed with the quality of this lovely book. I felt strengthened and encouraged in my faith, as Spurgeon's words moved my spirit in thankfulness for the confidence and security of the redemption Christ provided for my life. Grace. All is grace through Jesus Christ, who has reconciled my life to God, solely through his atonement. I stand humbled and amazed for this great mercy. I am thankful for the life and work of Spurgeon, who served the Lord wholeheartedly, and left a legacy which impacted many generations, for the glory of God.

If you love the writings of Spurgeon, you will certainly enjoy reading and sharing this delightful book with others. Advice for Seekers is simply gorgeous, with deep spiritual content and visual beauty. Thank you Attic Books for republishing this classic gem and providing me the opportunity to review!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Advice for Seekers from Attic Books/New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review. I received no further compensation for this review.


The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance
The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance
by Dr. John Trent
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Blessing - The Homeschool Marm Review, January 20, 2013
Originally published in 1986, The Blessing is a best-selling classic by John Trent, PH.D. and Gary Smalley, completely revised and enhanced with new material. The Blessing is a call to action, to live out the great commission lifestyle, through bestowing Biblical blessing to children, which will undoubtedly impact generations to come.

The Blessing is based on the five elements of the Biblical blessing as mentioned in Scripture:
Meaningful Touch - a non-verbal affirmation of laying on of hands, hug, or other appropriate touch.
A Spoken Message - verbalized words of affirmation and unconditional love.
Attaching High Value - honoring the value of the person being blessed.
Picturing a Special Future - transformational vision of the future of blessing.
An Active Commitment - unconditional commitment to relationship.

A Blessing Prayer from The Blessing
"Lord, may our children never have to search for words or be left wondering if they are of value to us or to you. Help us to bless them, Lord - with our words, with our actions, with our whole lives. Remind us not to leave our words to chance but to choose to bless our sons or daughters all the days of our lives. In the name of Jesus, from who all blessings flow, amen."

This new revised edition contains helpful online links, discussion questions for every chapter, activity ideas, "Living the Blessing" applications, instructions for creating a keepsake blessing, and ideas for planning a blessing event. If you sign up for The Blessing Challenge, you can receive free access to videos that compliment each chapter.

I highly recommend The Blessing for all parents of children of all ages, as this book gives solid instruction and encouragement on building healthy strong relationships, through the power of intentional affirmation and blessing. Additionally, I recommend this book for all people, even those that may not currently be parents, who may have missed out on receiving a Biblical blessing from their parents. This revised edition of The Blessing was one of my top favorite books that I read in 2012 and it is one that I will continue to revisit with my husband for years to come.

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This book was provided by BookSneeze for review purposes. I was under no obligation to provide a favorable review.


Obstacles Welcome: How to Turn Adversity into Advantage in Business and in Life
Obstacles Welcome: How to Turn Adversity into Advantage in Business and in Life
by Ralph De la Vega
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great business and leadership insight!, June 10, 2011
"I believe the American dream is still alive and that education and entrepreneurship together are its key enablers. Through the years I have observed the power of this combination when the two forces work in tandem. Together they lead to personal success, business success, and societal success." - Ralph de la Vega

Obstacles Welcome, by Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, is an insightful book that contains valuable advice on handling adversity. The book contains interesting autobiographical information, leadership wisdom, and practical advice in business for turning obstacles into opportunities.

When Ralph de la Vega was 10 years old, he emigrated from Cuba to the United States, while his family remained behind for several years waiting to emigrate. This book describes the journey and hardships de la Vega faced from childhood through adulthood and how he overcame obstacles in life and also in his career. His story is an inspiring success memoir of how hard work, sacrifice, and faith in God will lead to long-term success and achievement of goals.


The Busy Couple's Guide to Sharing the Work and the Joy
The Busy Couple's Guide to Sharing the Work and the Joy
by Kathy A. Peel
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for busy couples and families, February 3, 2010
In The Busy Couple's Guide to Sharing the Work and the Joy, Kathy offers a much-needed look at a common area of division between couples: running a household. You'll find tools to fairly divvy up parenting and household duties; teambuilding techniques for surviving and thriving amidst financial downturns; and steps to growing stronger in your faith as a family. Plus special "advice to guys" in each chapter from Bill Peel! This book is packed full of empowering steps you can take today to restore joy to your marriage, order to your home, and peace to daily life. -Tyndale Publishers

Kathy Peel, America's Family Manager, offers practical advice and solutions for families seeking to create a climate of order and productivity within their homes.

Kathy provides helpful guidelines for the Seven Family Manager Departments -
* Time and Scheduling
* Home and Property
* Menus and Meals
* Family and Friends
* Finances
* Special Events
* Self-Management

Each chapter is filled with ideas, tips, encouragement, and helpful charts for delegating family responsibilities as well as planning and journaling short and long term family goals.

The Busy Couple's Guide to Sharing the Work and the Joy, is a wonderful resource on the art of family management. I really enjoyed reading this book and gleaned helpful tips and ideas to implement within my own household.

Review Disclaimer: Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this resource for review purposes.


Voices of the Faithful - Book 2: Inspiring Stories of Courage from Christians Serving Around the World
Voices of the Faithful - Book 2: Inspiring Stories of Courage from Christians Serving Around the World
by International Mission Board
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring devotional of missionary experiences, December 6, 2009
"The art of any story is the truth that it paints. I pray you'll find this book chock full of truth. I pray that every single entry causes words of Scripture to jump off the page and onto the pavement of authentic human experiences, causing you not only to see their lives differently but also to change the way you see your own." -From the Introduction by Beth Moore

Voices of the Faithful, Book 2 is an excellent devotional book which features 366 daily devotionals written by more than 300 missionaries serving in ministry and humanitarian aid throughout the world through the International Mission Board. This intimate journey details the struggles, hopes, fears, dreams, prayers, and transformative experiences of those who are the hands of feet of Christ in this world.

Voices of the Faithful, Book 2 is an inspiring read which will challenge you to thoughtfully consider and pray for the many world missionaries that have stepped out of their comfortable lives to shine the light of Messiah in this world. This book presents a diversity of experiences which all uniquely demonstrate the amazing works of God and the vastness of His redemption.

Disclaimer: I have reviewed this book as a member of the Thomas Nelson's Book Review Blogger program [...] and as such have received a free copy of this book for my personal library. I received no other compensation for this review. The opinions expressed in this review reflects my personal experience with using this resource. [...]


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Healthy Snack, August 8, 2006
Back to Nature Apple Strawberry Granola are an excellent product for a healthy breakfast or snack. Each flavor of the Back to Nature Granola is tasty.

I would be careful before ordering this product in bulk. My order of 6 bags came in this week and they are due to expire on September 15th. I did not realize before ordering that this product was getting ready to expire and would not have placed the order had I known this. As this is a food product it is not eligible for return.

So while this is an excellent product, I would not recommend ordering this from Amazon Grocery unless you are prepared to have a bulk order of food that is getting ready to expire.


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