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Sparkling Gems From The Greek Vol. 1: 365 Greek Word Studies For Every Day Of The Year To Sharpen Your Understanding Of God's Word Hardcover – January 31, 2003
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Rick Renner is a prolific author and a highly respected Bible teacher and leader in the international Christian community. Rick is the author of more than 30 books, including the bestsellers Dressed To Kill and Sparkling Gems From the Greek, which have sold more than a million copies combined. In 1991, Rick and his family moved to what is now the former Soviet Union. Today he is the senior pastor of the Moscow Good News Church; the founder and director of the Good News Association of Pastors and Churches, with a membership of more than 800 churches; and the founder of Media Mir, the first Christian television network in the former USSR that today broadcasts the Gospel to a potential audience of 110 million people. Rick s wife and lifelong ministry partner, Denise, and their three sons Paul, Philip, and Joel lead this amazing work with the help of their committed leadership team. Rick and Denise, along with their sons and families, all reside in Moscow.
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In "Sparkling Gems From the Greek, " Rick Renner unlocks an amazing cache of rich, enduring treasures mined from deep within the Word to unveil a wealth of brilliant wisdom and sound counsel that will enrich and redefine your life.
"Sparkling Gems" is arranged in a devotional format with more than 1,000 in-depth Greek word studies, crafted into 365 daily devotions that are sure to inspire and provoke you to plunge deeper into your own search for more hidden treasures from God's Word. Three exhaustive indices an English to Greek index, a Greek to English index, and a Scripture Index are also included, making "Sparkling Gems" a highly effective reference tool for your own personal study library.
So let wisdom and enduring riches define your life as you delve into the depths of God's Word with "Sparkling Gems From the Greek" by Rick Renner.
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- Publisher : Teach All Nations; 1st edition (January 31, 2003)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 1045 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0972545425
- ISBN-13 : 978-0972545426
- Item Weight : 4.2 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.69 x 2.25 x 9.61 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #15,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Many of the Greek "gems" are just as easily understood by an English dictionary and a basic understanding of the Bible. Only a few gems would I consider gems.
I may sound kind of negative in the above description, but I've been daily reading the Bible and listening to preaching for years and didn't find this book to offer much new insight. However, this may be a helpful tool for some other Christian with a different background than myself.
Pro tip for Christian growth: If you spend half as much time reading your Bible as you would reading books about the Bible you'd be twice as well off. (I'm not saying devotionals and commentaries after bad, but they are far less helpful to the Christian compared to the Bible itself)
This book is set up as a devotional style, one lesson for each day of the year. The format of each lesson is that Rick takes a scripture (which is printed at the beginning of each lesson), and he explains what the full meaning of that scripture is by giving the original Greek words and their meanings. It is written in an easy to understand way, and is very interesting. It's not just a dry teaching of a bunch of Greek words and their meanings. He uses examples from his own life as well to get the message across.
In the back of the book they give lists you can follow. There is a list of the Greek words studied with the English word in parentheses, along with the page number where that word is found, for if you want to do a Greek word study There is a list of the English words with the Greek word in
parentheses to make it easier to find what you are looking for. There is also a list of scriptures that he uses in the studies along with their page numbers, for if you want to do a study on a particular scripture (this is generally how I use the book).
I have given this book as gifts to several friends and pastors and teachers, and they have all loved this book. Although Rick Renner is very scholarly in his knowledge of the Greek language and of the Bible, this book is very easy to understand for the average person. I have read several of Rick's books and he has spoken at our church several times over the past years, and I have enjoyed each book. I especially like his book titled "Dressed to Kill", which is a study on the Armor of God. It also is very interesting and very informative.
One thing you will discover when reading Rick's other books is that, because he is so knowledgeable about the Greek language of the Bible, is that he will explain the original Greek meanings of scriptures that he refers to in his books. I find this to be very helpful and interesting.
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The quality of the book is amazing, the picture on the front cover is beautiful. It is a huge hard-back book and it is worth every penny of what you spend on it. It is something I will prize and look after and use for the rest of my life and when you think about it like that you realise it is not that expensive either. I will definitely be buying Volume 2 when I have used this for a year.
Rick Renner is an amazing teacher, pastor and historian. His translations are so accurate and so on the ball that I truly think he should write his own translation of the whole New Testament. I think it would fly off the shelves!
If you want to know what the BIble originally said when it was written, then buy this book!
There are so many positives about this book:
# It is easy reading
# easy to understand and expands understanding of Scriptures by giving more insight into the original words used.
# contains many stories to illustrate points
# Daily thoughts are practical and help to give focus to Christian living
# It covers a wide range of topics
# Continually challenges growth and commitment in faith
I would highly recommend it to any Christian believer, whether just starting out in faith, or someone who is more mature in faith. We can all learn and benefit from it.
THank you, Rick Renner.
Any chance of having gems from the Hebrew.