Book Review+Free Book Download: Can We Find God? by Simeon M. Susi Jr.

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Its a privilege for me to be able to receive books for the book review that this blog is giving out. But this one is a stand out because this book is out of print.

In “Can We Find  God?” Pastor Susi opens the book with a call for Christians get real. He states that the stumblingblock of people coming to God is our slackness of in getting to know Him and how we handle this knowledge. Susi clears things out and acknowledge that we can only know God when He reveals Himself first to us. Then through this short book, he takes us to chapters in getting to know Him.

As I read the book, it draws you in despite of the seriousness of the message it tackles. It will not turn you off but it will convict you. As the book unfolds, Pastor Susi unpacks how God graciously reveals Himself. He also has injects some doctrine and apologetics with a “you never saw it coming” style. i think only a seasoned pastor can hack that style. I would like to point out, some of the chapters are too short. I think Pstr. Susi should expound it more or add more chapters. Their are lots more to be tackled but still this book is a good read.

This book is a quick, one sitting read but the depths of the message of this book amazes me. This kind of message is desperately needed in our churches. In todays Pinoy Christian books scene, this type of book may be forgotten or wont make it to the bestseller list. It wont even sell. But to those who wants to get serious with being a Christian and make an impact, reading this book will take you there. Let us all pray for this book that it may make a comeback to every Christian bookstores. But for now you can download this out of print book for free in PDF format (you just have to pay a tweet or FB post for this). This is a Delighting Grace exclusive and its for a limited time only!

Click this link to get the free book: http://bit.ly/1kTbNbK

Grace for Kids: Delighting Grace Interviews Grace D. Chong

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First saw Grace Chong in person in last years Manila International Book Fair and recently I read her children’s book. Her books truly hits not just the heart of a child but to others who are kids at heart. No wonder she received awards and recognition for her craft. But most importantly, she delivers God’s grace in books she wrote. In celebration of National Children’s Book Day, Delighting Grace brings you Ms. Grace as she talks about her books, crafting a good story, and many more:

Delighting Grace: Ms. Grace what makes a good story kids will love? You do have a knack for kids.

Grace Chong: Any story that is within the realm of the kids’ experience and imagination, if presented in a unique, fresh, and fun way in their language, can be appreciated by the readers. 

Delighting Grace: How did you start writing books for children?

Grace Chong: My mother wrote in my Baby Book that I started writing stories when I was five.  Maybe as early as then I already had the passion to write stories. But I took my first-ever win in the Palanca Awards 1999 (The Boy Who Had five Lolas, first prize) as an affirmation of the new direction I wanted to take after leaving the workplace–to pursue my love for writing. 

Delighting Grace: Your children’s book is every entertaining. How do you get inspirations for your stories? I’m impress that some are really enjoyable and full of actions.

Grace Chong: I can get inspired by everything, everyone, and anything that I see around me.  That may seem to be a cop-out, but that is how it is. I am touched by every little act of kindness, or unkindness, and I see gems in mundane things. These I translate into stories that readers can identify with.     

Delighting Grace: One book or books worth mentioning is your Oh Mateo! series. Who is Mateo in your life? You gave him a series and I thought hey this must boy must have a special part in Ms. Grace’s life?

Grace Chong: Mateo is the name of my dad, my brother (Mateo Jr.), and my nephew (Mateo III). When I created the character, I was looking for a Filipino name and I didn’t need to look far. In my family, I learned great life lessons from my dad, rib-tickling humor from my brother, and thrilling adventures from my nephew.  Each had been a rich resource of ideas for the series.  

Delighting Grace: Wow thats great. Any book you wrote that is near to your heart?

Grace Chong: Every single one of my books (37 for children and 12 for adults as of this date) is close to my heart. My favorite is usually what I am currently writing, till the next one comes along. 

Delighting Grace:  You have other books that are not childrens book. But your are known for your children’s book. How do you want to be remembered in terms of being an author?

Grace Chong: I like to think I am not typecast as a writer for only one genre. The readers of my books for adults are often surprised that I write children’s books. Likewise, the readers of my children’s books react the same way about my books for adults. 

My writing is not about me–it’s about giving honor to the Author of life, the Source of my ideas and words.  

Each book is written for a particular audience, not for being remembered as an author. I write about Christian values and God’s grace or I don’t write at all. And I pray that readers (adults or children) remember God’s message and appreciate the grace they received through the book.      

Delighting Grace: Does it give you a lot of pressure in writing when you receive an award for your work?

Grace Chong: Not pressure, no, but resolve to keep writing. 

Delighting Grace: How do we cultivate our love for children specially for us who want them to know the gospel?

Grace Chong: Matthew 19:14 (NASB) always enthralls me, “But Jesus said, ‘Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'” 

Our Lord and Savior loves children and to them His kingdom belongs! How can we ignore them, how can we not love them just as much? We need to let every child know this truth. 

Delighting Grace: Any advice to budding writers who want to try writing children’s book?

Grace Chong: Please read as many children’s books by other authors as you can. Immerse yourself in the world of children–study how they act, react, talk, walk, laugh, think, cry, play, or even throw temper tantrums.  In short, know your young reader inside out. And keep the child in you alive. 

Here is the link to my blog on creative writing:

http://leavesofgrace.blogspot.com/2007/01/creative-writing.html 

Delighting Grace: Thank you for your time Ms. Grace. Kindly invite our readers to check our you books and your blog.

Grace Chong: If you are looking for books that speak to you about God’s amazing grace, please visit:  
My blog — leavesofgrace.blogspot.com or omflit.com.

Delighting Grace: Yes children’s books not just written by Ms. Grace but with God’s amazing grace. Thank you Grace Chong. God bless you!

Day 15: Aha! May Allergy Ka Pala! by Luis P. Gatmaitan M. D. and Pergylene Acuna

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Join Julia, Joshua, KC, Patrick, Tricia and Lola Ada as they go to the beach to discover not just sun and sand but also about allergy. Tito Dok really knows how to mix information with stories kids will love.
Pergylene Acuna’s artwork  is simple,clean and cute looking compliments the story. Parents and kids will benefit with this book.

God Loves Children! 

Do you know that children has a special place in God’s Kingdom?

“But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.”
Mark 10:14-16

And thats why salvation is not only open for grown ups who will have child-like faith, but to children also. Paul sets Timothy as an example:

“and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 3:15

So how do the sacred writings (the Bible) leads us to salvation?

Do you know that the law specifically the 10 Commandments (which is in the Bible) is our schoolmaster (guardian, tutor, guide) that will lead us to Christ?

“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.”
Galatians 3:24-25 (KJV)

In Bible times, children were assisted by a schoolmaster to school till they reach puberty. Like wise, the law or the 10 Commandments assist us come to Christ by telling us that we have shortcomings with God. The Bible calls it “sin”:

“Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.”
Romans 3:19-20

Are you a good person?

Examine yourself by the 10 Commandments (check Exodus 20) . Have you ever lied? Have you been angry lately? Have you used God’s name in vain? Have you look at someone with lust? Have you stolen anything? If you admit that you have done those things, then the Bible declares you guilty:

“For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.”
James 2:10

“as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.
All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”
Romans 3:10-12

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
Romans 3:23

God is holy (Isaiah 6:3, 2 Cron. 6:18), He is just (Psa. 139:9, Dan. 4:35) and He will punish those who sin in Hell (Mark 9:48, Rev. 14:11). According to the Bible, it is an abomination to justify the wicked (Prov. 17:15). Justice needs to be met. Thats why God is also rich in mercy thatHe send His Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, to live a sinless life and to die for your sin:

“For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”
Romans 5:10-11

“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
Romans 5:6 (KJV)

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 6:23 (KJV)

Ask for God to grant you repentance and faith (Acts 11:8), ask for mercy (Psa. 41:4) and He promise that anyone who comes to Him, He will not reject (John 6:37, Romans 10:13). He will save you not by your good works or religious deeds but by faith through Jesus Christ:

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9

“and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”
Romans 3:24-26

Jesus died, was buried and 3 days later risen to defeat death. You must repent (turn away from your sins) and believe in Christ:

“From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Matthew 4:17

“and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
Mark 1:15

“The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,”
Acts 17:30

When you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by faith, you will become a child of God:

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,”
John 1:12 

Do it today. You may not have tomorrow:

“For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”
Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
2 Corinthians 6:2

If you repent and believe Christ, He will transform you:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
2 Corinthians 5:17

As a child of God you are to walk in His will:

“for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.” 
Ephesians 5:8

As a new born in Christ, desire to grow:

“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—”
1 Peter 2:2

Cultivate your love for Christ by :

1. Reading the Bible
2. Having a prayer life
3. Being baptized and attending a Bible preaching church
4. Sharing the gospel of Christ

“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”
Galatians 3:26 (KJV)

Day 14: Angel With One Foot by Grace D. Chong and Beth Parrocha-Doctolero

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Who is the angel with one foot? Come and let Teo take you to this unique person as he fulfills the prayers of Manang Pacita. Get this book to cultivate your childrens generosity and gratitude. The book ends with a reunion that will leave you into tears.

God Loves Children! 

Do you know that children has a special place in God’s Kingdom?

“But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.”
Mark 10:14-16

And thats why salvation is not only open for grown ups who will have child-like faith, but to children also. Paul sets Timothy as an example:

“and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 3:15

So how do the sacred writings (the Bible) leads us to salvation?

Do you know that the law specifically the 10 Commandments (which is in the Bible) is our schoolmaster (guardian, tutor, guide) that will lead us to Christ?

“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.”
Galatians 3:24-25 (KJV)

In Bible times, children were assisted by a schoolmaster to school till they reach puberty. Like wise, the law or the 10 Commandments assist us come to Christ by telling us that we have shortcomings with God. The Bible calls it “sin”:

“Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.”
Romans 3:19-20

Are you a good person?

Examine yourself by the 10 Commandments (check Exodus 20) . Have you ever lied? Have you been angry lately? Have you used God’s name in vain? Have you look at someone with lust? Have you stolen anything? If you admit that you have done those things, then the Bible declares you guilty:

“For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.”
James 2:10

“as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.
All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”
Romans 3:10-12

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
Romans 3:23

God is holy (Isaiah 6:3, 2 Cron. 6:18), He is just (Psa. 139:9, Dan. 4:35) and He will punish those who sin in Hell (Mark 9:48, Rev. 14:11). According to the Bible, it is an abomination to justify the wicked (Prov. 17:15). Justice needs to be met. Thats why God is also rich in mercy thatHe send His Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, to live a sinless life and to die for your sin:

“For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”
Romans 5:10-11

“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
Romans 5:6 (KJV)

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 6:23 (KJV)

Ask for God to grant you repentance and faith (Acts 11:8), ask for mercy (Psa. 41:4) and He promise that anyone who comes to Him, He will not reject (John 6:37, Romans 10:13). He will save you not by your good works or religious deeds but by faith through Jesus Christ:

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9

“and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”
Romans 3:24-26

Jesus died, was buried and 3 days later risen to defeat death. You must repent (turn away from your sins) and believe in Christ:

“From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Matthew 4:17

“and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
Mark 1:15

“The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,”
Acts 17:30

When you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by faith, you will become a child of God:

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,”
John 1:12 

Do it today. You may not have tomorrow:

“For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”
Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
2 Corinthians 6:2

If you repent and believe Christ, He will transform you:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
2 Corinthians 5:17

As a child of God you are to walk in His will:

“for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.” 
Ephesians 5:8

As a new born in Christ, desire to grow:

“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—”
1 Peter 2:2

Cultivate your love for Christ by :

1. Reading the Bible
2. Having a prayer life
3. Being baptized and attending a Bible preaching church
4. Sharing the gospel of Christ

“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”
Galatians 3:26 (KJV)

Day 13: The Story of How Everything Began by Misha Pallorina-Enriquez and Aldy Chavez Aguiree

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This book covers the story of creation and the fall of man in Genesis chapters 1-3. I like to think of it as a two in one book, because both stories which are important for a Christian. Now you can have it in one book. Relieve the story of the first seven days, the first man, first woman and the first sin. See how God’s goodness to man and how this goodness continues even if our sin gets in the way. Aldy’s illustrations are stunningly beautiful which makes the book more special.

God Loves Children! 

Do you know that children has a special place in God’s Kingdom?

“But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.”
Mark 10:14-16

And thats why salvation is not only open for grown ups who will have child-like faith, but to children also. Paul sets Timothy as an example:

“and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 3:15

So how do the sacred writings (the Bible) leads us to salvation?

Do you know that the law specifically the 10 Commandments (which is in the Bible) is our schoolmaster (guardian, tutor, guide) that will lead us to Christ?

“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.”
Galatians 3:24-25 (KJV)

In Bible times, children were assisted by a schoolmaster to school till they reach puberty. Like wise, the law or the 10 Commandments assist us come to Christ by telling us that we have shortcomings with God. The Bible calls it “sin”:

“Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.”
Romans 3:19-20

Are you a good person?

Examine yourself by the 10 Commandments (check Exodus 20) . Have you ever lied? Have you been angry lately? Have you used God’s name in vain? Have you look at someone with lust? Have you stolen anything? If you admit that you have done those things, then the Bible declares you guilty:

“For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.”
James 2:10

“as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.
All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”
Romans 3:10-12

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
Romans 3:23

God is holy (Isaiah 6:3, 2 Cron. 6:18), He is just (Psa. 139:9, Dan. 4:35) and He will punish those who sin in Hell (Mark 9:48, Rev. 14:11). According to the Bible, it is an abomination to justify the wicked (Prov. 17:15). Justice needs to be met. Thats why God is also rich in mercy thatHe send His Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, to live a sinless life and to die for your sin:

“For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”
Romans 5:10-11

“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
Romans 5:6 (KJV)

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 6:23 (KJV)

Ask for God to grant you repentance and faith (Acts 11:8), ask for mercy (Psa. 41:4) and He promise that anyone who comes to Him, He will not reject (John 6:37, Romans 10:13). He will save you not by your good works or religious deeds but by faith through Jesus Christ:

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9

“and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”
Romans 3:24-26

Jesus died, was buried and 3 days later risen to defeat death. You must repent (turn away from your sins) and believe in Christ:

“From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Matthew 4:17

“and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
Mark 1:15

“The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,”
Acts 17:30

When you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by faith, you will become a child of God:

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,”
John 1:12 

Do it today. You may not have tomorrow:

“For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”
Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
2 Corinthians 6:2

If you repent and believe Christ, He will transform you:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
2 Corinthians 5:17

As a child of God you are to walk in His will:

“for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.” 
Ephesians 5:8

As a new born in Christ, desire to grow:

“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—”
1 Peter 2:2

Cultivate your love for Christ by :

1. Reading the Bible
2. Having a prayer life
3. Being baptized and attending a Bible preaching church
4. Sharing the gospel of Christ

“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”
Galatians 3:26 (KJV)

Day 12: Hello God! 2 by Grace D. Chong and Ggie A. Bernabe

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Part 2 of this series, Ms. Grace helps children how to pray in every mood they are in. Kids will learn how to talk to God and how to handle their moods (which is also God given). Wish you had this book when you were a child? Ms. Grace wished it too as she tells it on the introduction. Its is also a great way to open to kids the importance of a prayer life which is not just for meal time or bed time.

God Loves Children!

Do you know that children has a special place in God’s Kingdom?

“But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.”
Mark 10:14-16

And thats why salvation is not only open for grown ups who will have child-like faith, but to children also. Paul sets Timothy as an example:

“and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 3:15

So how do the sacred writings (the Bible) leads us to salvation?

Do you know that the law specifically the 10 Commandments (which is in the Bible) is our schoolmaster (guardian, tutor, guide) that will lead us to Christ?

“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.”
Galatians 3:24-25 (KJV)

In Bible times, children were assisted by a schoolmaster to school till they reach puberty. Like wise, the law or the 10 Commandments assist us come to Christ by telling us that we have shortcomings with God. The Bible calls it “sin”:

“Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.”
Romans 3:19-20

Are you a good person?

Examine yourself by the 10 Commandments (check Exodus 20) . Have you ever lied? Have you been angry lately? Have you used God’s name in vain? Have you look at someone with lust? Have you stolen anything? If you admit that you have done those things, then the Bible declares you guilty:

“For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.”
James 2:10

“as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.
All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”
Romans 3:10-12

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
Romans 3:23

God is holy (Isaiah 6:3, 2 Cron. 6:18), He is just (Psa. 139:9, Dan. 4:35) and He will punish those who sin in Hell (Mark 9:48, Rev. 14:11). According to the Bible, it is an abomination to justify the wicked (Prov. 17:15). Justice needs to be met. Thats why God is also rich in mercy thatHe send His Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, to live a sinless life and to die for your sin:

“For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”
Romans 5:10-11

“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
Romans 5:6 (KJV)

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 6:23 (KJV)

Ask for God to grant you repentance and faith (Acts 11:8), ask for mercy (Psa. 41:4) and He promise that anyone who comes to Him, He will not reject (John 6:37, Romans 10:13). He will save you not by your good works or religious deeds but by faith through Jesus Christ:

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9

“and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”
Romans 3:24-26

Jesus died, was buried and 3 days later risen to defeat death. You must repent (turn away from your sins) and believe in Christ:

“From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Matthew 4:17

“and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
Mark 1:15

“The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,”
Acts 17:30

When you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by faith, you will become a child of God:

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,”
John 1:12

Do it today. You may not have tomorrow:

“For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”
Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
2 Corinthians 6:2

If you repent and believe Christ, He will transform you:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
2 Corinthians 5:17

As a child of God you are to walk in His will:

“for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”
Ephesians 5:8

As a new born in Christ, desire to grow:

“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—”
1 Peter 2:2

Cultivate your love for Christ by :

1. Reading the Bible
2. Having a prayer life
3. Being baptized and attending a Bible preaching church
4. Sharing the gospel of Christ

“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”
Galatians 3:26 (KJV)

Recap “15 Days/15 Books” Part 2

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imageBefore I round up the 5 children’s book reviews in this book campaign, I would like to say something to our online friends. First, a thank you for reading the reviews and following me the blog. May you be bless by the review and the gospel message that goes along with it. Second, an apology if I’m posting too much in your little space over Facebook and making it look like spam post. Please bear another 5 days (?) and this is all over. Please pray that this blog will make an impact to people specially the gospel.

So before I tell you a good news, lets take another look at the 2nd batch of book reviews:

The White Shoes by Grace D. Chong and Sergio Bumatay III

http://tinyurl.com/m2n9q3t

Boom Bang Clang by Maloi Malibiran-Salumbides and Robert Magnuson

http://tinyurl.com/myndoxv

What’s in Jochebed’s Basket? by Beng Alba and Ingrid Camille G. Tan

http://tinyurl.com/kfeybot

Bakit Hindi Naka-lipistik si Nanay? by Grace D. Chong and Kora Dandan-Albano

http://tinyurl.com/lqtzrbe

So You Want to be a Scientist? by Elizabeth Ong and Harvey Ong

http://tinyurl.com/p6z8b3b

As I have said I have a good news. Creation Ministries International has a special concern over the Philippines in terms of educating us with creation science. They will be opening a Philippine based organization called Philippine Creation Network (PCN). They will be providing resources either free or low cost to reach out Pinoys. Not only that they will be speakers that will be send to hold seminars. Still in the works though but please include them in your prayers. Also I would like to contribute in PCN by offering my blogging skill. If God willing, this organization will help spread the creation science and the gospel. You can check CMI website, http://www.creation.com for more info. Till next post guys!