Thursday, February 24, 2011

Who Is My Shelter? by Neta Jackson

Wow! I it! Neta has once again nailed it, leaving me wanting more, much more.
 The Fairbank family has made many changes since we first meet them in “Where Do I Go?”  Gabby’s husband Philip has one problem after another, but will the marriage survive? Lawyer Lee Boyer wants to take Gabby away from Philip. Throughout all the Fairbanks problems Gabby still has the House of Hope to manage and her work at Manna House Women’s Shelter. My favorite homeless character Lucy has a birthday and finds some information she is not looking for. Lucy has been a strong but quiet character, one I would to love to read about. Just like Elisa Doolittle’s Father says, “I’m willing to tell you, I’m wanting to tell you, I’m waiting to tell you.” Oh Neta, please do tell about Lucy.
The families living at the House of Hope have great diversity and bring various  circumstances  for Gabby to handle. This is new territory for Gabby and she receives guidance from Mabel on how to handle these things. Through it all Gabby goes to the rock, her shelter. Join Gabby as she journey’s through the many changes going on at the House of Hope.

Please note that I was not asked to review this book. I purchased this book by choice.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fasting by Scott McKnight

When most people hear the word “fasting” they start to cringe. One immediately thinks of all the things we would have to forgo while fasting. For me I think that’s incorrect. It’s not about what you can’t do/have; it’s spending time focusing on the Lord. 
According to Scott, fasting is the natural, inevitable response of a person to a grievous sacred moment in life. With that said fasting is not a diet, it’s a choice to withhold food or drink for a specific period of time. He feels that fasting should be a natural and inevitable response to different situations that happen in our lives.
I found this book to be very dry for my liking. I didn't always agree with some of Scott McKnight's thoughts and or opinions when it comes to the purposes or references of fasting. When taking references from other documents beyond that of God breathed scripture, I am always leery. He refers to Catholic history, Monks, John Wesley, and several Bible figures throughout the book. Scott McKnight is an Anabaptist Theologian.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible

The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible NKJV
It’s a great inspirational devotional Bible. The applications are “Lucado nuggets.” If you enjoy reading Lucado books you will love to spend time doing the devotionals that Max has sprinkled through the scriptures. You will find an Introduction for each book. Life Lessons on the side of the pages, each one includes a situation, observation, inspiration, application, and exploration.  Side bar quotes sprinkled throughout. Full-Page devotionals on a variety of topics. Christ Through The Bible and New Life In Christ articles are excerpts taken from Lucado’s previous books. The 30 Studies For New Believers is a great way to get your “feet wet” and have a personal quiet time with the Lord.
The reader doesn’t need to go purchase individual Bible studies when reading this Bible. It is all right there. It’s a great Bible for the new convert or the seasoned Christian.
 This is a handy resource for lay ministers, teachers, and mature Christians.
I really enjoyed walking through scripture with Max Lucado. I am happy to give this book five stars.

I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255