Know Your Bible For Women has inspired this one-year devotional, a collection of 365 daily readings that focus on key Scriptures in biblical order—from Genesis to Revelation. This devotional is easy to read and understand. Key themes from the Bible are explained and common questions are answered. Someone new to reading the Bible will appreciate the simplicity. Each devotion ends with a three sentence prayer.
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This devotional is different, because it does not begin with a personal story. Each day begins with a Bible story. “Know Your Bible Devotions For Women” is a good way to remember key themes and events. Each day starts with a question, offers evidence from Scripture, and ends with a prayer.
As a Bible teacher, I enjoyed these daily reminders about favorite Bible stories. Applying the Bible today is a key message throughout. This devotional also includes a Bible reading plan for a deeper experience. Readers of inductive study will appreciate the “who, what, where, when, how, and why” questions before each daily devotion.This devotional book would make a lovely gift.
I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and purchased a copy for my library.
You want to know your Bible. . .
You need to know your Bible. . .
You can know your Bible.
Inspired by the 3-million-copy bestseller, Know Your Bible Devotions for Women provides a reading a day for an entire year. Each entry emphasizes an important verse of scripture, offering background, insight, and an encouraging takeaway.
Over the course of twelve months, you’ll get a fascinating overview of all 66 books in order—an excellent primer if you’re new to God’s Word, and a helpful refresher if you’re already familiar with scripture.
Know Your Bible Devotions for Women also includes a complete, 365-day Bible reading plan if you want to go beyond the devotionals themselves. It’s an encouraging resource for readers from the teen years and up.
Faith Still Moves Mountains by Harris Faulkner book review.
I still remember the time someone asked me “Does God ever answer your prayers?” She asked with a stone cold heart, expecting me to have no answers for her challenge. Without hesitation, I responded with stories of answered prayers. “Faith Still Moves Mountains” by Harris Faulkner is a book about answered prayers. Its a collection of eyewitness accounts, where faith has moved mountains.
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Each story in the book is carefully researched. The smallest details and eyewitness words add credibility to the testimony. Each story demonstrates faith, hope, and love. Next time someone asks “does God answer prayers?” I am giving them this amazing book.
These stories are conversational. And so, “Faith Still Moves Mountains”would be excellent for a book club discussion group. Each story includes a relevant Bible verse. The author spends time explaining the story, the faith connection, and the end result. It’s very good!
I received an Advanced Reader Copy from Netgalley.
A Short Guide to Reading the Bible Better by George Guthrie. Book review.
A timely book for a generation of word users. As we write and speak words across social media, into the phone in the palm of our hand, or witha short video clip- do our words look more like the truth of God’s Word? Or do they look like the words of the world? A Short Guide to Reading the Bible Better by George Guthrie teaches us to mind our words and steward them as citizens of a holy kingdom.
But to mind our words, we need to know the Word of the Lord. Opening our Bible and reading it for life- is how we steward the Word of God. This should be a regular meal, for spiritual fulness and growth. In my opinion if we feed on the words of the world- news, celebrities, athletes, politicians, social media, and influencers- we are feeding upon food that poisons the soul. When we feed on the Bible, we look to the heart of God, hear His words, learn His values, enter His story, and find the fullness of love.
In each chapter from A Short Guide to Reading the Bible Better by George Guthrie, readers find satisfaction within the truths of Scripture. Discussion questions are included with each chapter. Also included are practice steps for fruitful Bible reading. A very helpful book for new or advanced Bible readers! This book would be excellent for small group Bible study and conversation.
I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from Netgalley.
The Blessed Life: A 90 Day Devotional Through the Miracles and Teachings of Jesus by Kelly Minter. Book review.
Enjoyable humor is something we expect from the author. Reading The Blessed Life: A 90 Day Devotional Through the Miracles and Teachings of Jesus by Kelly Minter feels like Kelly is sitting across from us at the cafe table, with a hot latte in her hands, and a big smile on her face. She connects with her readers, makes us comfortable with her casualness, and then pierces us with a deep thought. She never leaves her reader without an opportunity for spiritual growth and transformation.
In this 90-day devotional journey, readers are gifted with the warmth of Kelly Minter’s personal stories. Page by page, I found myself thinking about how these stories help me understand and apply the Bible each day. In storytelling, we are more likely to connect ancient text with modern life.The Blessed Life: A 90 Day Devotional Through the Miracles and Teachings of Jesus by Kelly Minter is very good writing and storytelling.
Fans of Kelly Minter Bible studies will enjoy the depth of her devotional book. The 90-day format is a daily experience her readers will enjoy. Just like her other books, you’ll want to read it more than once. Or after 90 days, pass your book to the next person in your small group and share the blessed life with friends.
I received an Advanced Reader Copy from Netgalley.
The book 40 Days. 40 Words. Easter Readings to Touch Your Heart by Ken Petersen and Randy Petersen helps readers find a deeper meaning behind the 40 days of fasting before Easter. It does this by bringing 40 keywords into the readers view…and heart.
Reading “40 Days. 40 Words. Easter Readings to Touch Your Heart” by Ken Petersen and Randy Petersen takes the 40 day focus off self, and places it back on Jesus. The authors explain, “In abstaining from a vice, we improve ourselves. But this understanding of abstaining at Lent has it all backward. In fact, as with many aspects of the Easter season, it’s not about us. It’s about Him. Jesus.”
Meditate on one focus word per day from the book “40 Days. 40 Words. Easter Readings to Touch Your Heart” by Ken Petersen and Randy Petersen. Learn and think about words such as ashes, temptation, penance, self-control, deny, conversion, maundy, and more. Each focus word includes a relevant Bible verse. These can also be helpful for Bible journaling. Or use the daily word for dinner conversations with your family each night. Pass the traditions into the next generation with a daily reading, then a family conversation at the evening table.
The devotional book 40 Days. 40 Words. Easter Readings to Touch Your Heart by Ken Petersen and Randy Petersen can be read anytime, but is specifically anchored to Easter with a Christian application. Highly recommend for new Believers, or anyone who wants a deeper understanding on the connection between the Bible and the traditional holiday celebration.
I can see myself buying 40 copies of this book! One for each of my ministry leaders. A Great gift for church volunteers. Once I started reading the book, I did not want to put it down. Its fantastic!
I received an Advanced Reader Copy through Netgalley.
A Helpful Resource for Lukewarm Believers… or those new to the faith. I Believe: A Concise Guide to the Essentials of the Christian Faith by Thom Rainer, book review.
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This book anchors to the Scriptures as the source for foundational beliefs and doctrines. It will be a good handbook for small group Bible study, especially in nondenominational congregations where members seek unity or understanding on their differences. The author acknowledges differences in denominations.
In one chapter Rainer writes, “Some scholars treat the Ascension as its own unique doctrine. Others see it as the continuation and culmination of the Resurrection.” After pointing out the difference,he elaborates with Scripture to explain his point of reference.
Sometimes Ranier calls out beliefs for being unbiblical. Especially in regards to an overemphasis of the Holy Spirit in some churches. I Believe: A Concise Guide to the Essentials of the Christian Faith by Thom Rainer takes the middle ground position in regards to the Holy Spirit. Generally, the author respects differences, such as Revelation interpretation.
The book flows freely in thought and is easy to understand. Key words are defined and explained, such as the differences between atheism, universalism, pluralism, inclusivism, and exclusivism.
Each chapter in I Believe: A Concise Guide to the Essentials of the Christian Faith by Thom Rainer ends with three questions, but these are not personal application or reflection questions. This would be a helpful conversation for small groups. Each chapter could inspire a Sunday sermon, helpful for preachers and pastors.
A very good resource book.
Highly recommend this.
I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book via Netgalley.