8 Favorite Quotes From The Book “How The Church Fathers Read the Bible” (Gerald Bray)

It’s been a while since I posted some quotes from the book I recently finished. The reasons are I’m busy and the book is long or technical too read. But anyways, here’s s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, How The Church Fathers Read the Bible by Gerald Bray published by Lexham Press. You can get your copy, both physical and digital by following this link.

“The fathers of the church could not know that we would still be reading their works today, nor could they have had any idea of how the gospel would spread across the world and take root in places of which they had never heard. Their faith has been vindicated in ways that they could not have known or suspected. We are called to learn from their example and to take heart in the fact that God has not changed, that his promises remain fi rm, and that in his good time he will reveal the fruits of our faith in the life of his people.”

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Comicbook Review: “The Reign of God” (Issey Fujishima)

Summary: Set in the fall of Jerusalem 70 AD the story picks up Josephus Flavius, the Jewish historian as he pleads for the Romans to spare the temple. He then meet Shimon, who tells the story of John the Baptist.

Cover Artwork: The cover art is not that appealing to me. At first look it feels it’s not something about the gospel or any Bible story. It’s just the name “Fujishima” will catch your attention and think it’s a manga. Well I think it is and it’s a worthy read.

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Book Review: “Surviving The Trenches” (Joe Barnard)

Men shouldn’t be comfortable with sin. Because we are at war with the flesh. It’s guns and grenades at not just targeting you, but you family and ministry. Being at war means picking up you weapon to fight the enemy. The enemy is thirsty for blood. He is ready to thrust his weapons against you. Who will drew first blood? Of course, not the enemy but you. Surviving The Trenches will be a manual on how to do it.

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Comicbook Review: “The Gospel of Mark: Word for Word Bible Comic” (Simon Amadeus Pillario)

Summary: The Gospel of Mark is the shortest among the synoptic gospels and the earliest gospel account. It’s opens with John the Baptist preaching and baptizing in the wilderness and culminates with a short (the women flees the empty tomb) and a longer ending (Jesus ascended to heaven while his disciples fulfill the Great Commission) which Pillario accomodated both endings here.

Storytelling: For some the Gospel of Mark is the go to book if you want a short read of the gospel. Unlike the other books included in the synoptic gospels (Matthew and Luke) they covered lots of grounds in those accounts. Nevertheless we should honor it because, obviously it’s the Word of God and that’s how God design it to be. But being a short doesn’t apply here in this comic. This is not to say that the author or artist added words or sentences which the Bible forbids to us do. Pillario gave space for his artwork to add some details. I know, I know this is not the “Artwork” part of this review, but it’s hard not to point out this early on for how good Pillario utilized this to further move the readers with the necessary emotions that only his illustrations can deliver.

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Three Things That Can Bury A Creed

All of us knows the Apostles’Creed but it gets buried in our familiarity, relevance and cold tradition. It’s a saying that familiarity breeds contempt and it’s true. Familiarity also breeds indifference. We get to shovel some familiarity dirt over creeds just because we are too comfortable that we know it well and that we no longer need to tackle it. It would be embarrassment to ask ourselves if we know this creed We forget the awe to these ancient truths because of the proximity of it in our lives.

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Book Review: “Read This First” (Gary Millar)

There many books that are geared to help the readers read and understand the Bible. Some are filled with encouraging words. Some engage the reader through witty and clever words. While some delivers a meaty servings of wisdom and knowledge to fill the minds of the readers. Those are good stuff that will draw readers to that book, stick to finish till the end and pick up the Bible to apply what they have learned.

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8 Favorite Quotes from The Book “Time Well Spent” (Colin Webster)

Hello! Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished. Time Well Spent by Colin Webster is published by 10 Publishing and you can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.

“…the essence of a private devotion: to seek the face of God before we seek the face of anyone else.

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