Fresh from my monthly staycation this is my first post. Really glad to have a 3 day break and had a digital planning and a bit of writing on the side.
Anyways, enjoy these quotes from the book, Unbreakable by Andrew Wilson published by 10 Publishing. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.
“Writing a history of Jesus without any miracles would be like writing a history of Churchill without any wars.”
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I’m glad to know of a book that doesn’t just dive to the nitty-gritty of parenting but promise to prepare your heart on this chapter of a married couple. It might let you peek on some scary stuff of parenthood but gives you assurance and comfort that your not alone. The Scriptures may not have in mind the topic of preparing for parenting, but it has loads of principles soon to be parents can look up to. Bumps, Babies and the Gospel from 10 Publishing got you covered.
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I’ll be sharing quotes from a book that made a ninja move over my reading list. It’s short but a great read and it didn’t get in the way between reading two parenting books.
Here’s some quotes from a 2019 book , Before You Open Your Bible by Matt Smethurst published by 10 Publishing. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.
“Have you ever wondered why the Bible is so long? One reason is because God is so patient. It’s the long story of his longsuffering. And why has he been so patient? Because he loves us, yes. But even more specifically, because he’s been carefully executing a plan—a plan to share his endless joy with his rescued people, a multitude no one can count (Rev. 7:9.)”
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Hello guys! How are you all doing? Just finished a book on parenting. I have another one to dive in and enjoy. The review of the first book is on it’s way.
Anyways, here’s some quotes from the book I’ve just finished, Bumps, Babies and the Gospel by Sarah Dargue published by 10 Publishing. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.
“Parenting is full to the brim with momentary forks in the road, where we can either choose to trust in ourselves or to trust in God.”
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So less is more.
In a Bible study setting?
When we want to dig to the Word we ask lots of questions among the small group to better understand what God is teaching us in a particular passage. However their lots of pitfalls that are accompanied by that type of method (which you can read on the book we are reviewing). We might be accustomed by this approach.
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So who remember the book Don’t Call It a Comeback by Kevin DeYoung? Well I do remember it but not something that made an impact to me or to others. I dont think it made waves or became a bestseller. Nor some of my Reformed friends ever mentioned or recommended it. I think it never rings a bell with you too. It was published in 2011 and the young, the restless and the Reformed is at its peak. So Reformed books and blogs (like mine) where in abundance and a book like Kevin DeYoung’s Don’t Call It a Comeback might get lost and end up in a pre loved bookshops.
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As I’m writing this post, this is my 8th day of self quarantine. Work has been toxic that I might as well take a break. So for precautionary measure, I took the 14 days quarantine and hoping I’ll be swabbed test next week. So guys please do pray for me.
Anyways, here’s some quotes from the booklet, Amaze Them with God by Kevin DeYoung published by 10 Publishing. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.
“The evangelical church needs to stop preaching the false gospel of cultural identification. Don’t spend all your time trying to figure out how to be just like the next generation. Be yourself. Tell them about Jesus.”
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Last Sunday we had a simultaneous worship service. Members who can attend physically at church was able to listen (audio only) to the livestream of our pastor as well as those who can’t, they watched his sermon at home. So we started 9:30 AM not the usual 8:30. Thanks to a sister who was able to go out with her son and travel to the city. She set up the equipment so we can have our worship service. Thank God it went smoothly.
Anyways, here’s some quotes from the book, Unleash the Word by Karen Soole published by 10 Publishing. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.
“Our Bible studies can be a place where we help one another to dwell richly in the Word and begin to teach and admonish one another.”
“The dynamic nature of group Bible study is its strength; God’s Word is being taught in a relational way.”
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If you’re a Christian with a terminal illness, how would you share the gospel to someone? Will it be hard to convince people to believe? Will they listen to you? What if you have a handful of facts to share to someone? What if your illness hinders them to believe you? These are the questions that came up as I turn to this book by Jeremy Marshall. Perhaps he has these questions too and took it as a challenge to open up a conversation about Jesus. That conversation will likely be this short book, Beyond the Big C.
Beyond the Big C is not a brief bio of Marshall on his journey with cancer but as his mention it over and over the book, it about someone else (which is Jesus). He gladly admits that he is an ordinary Christian meaning he’s an average Joe with a few (but essential) things he knows about Christianity and why it is true. As you will find in this book, his pain, fear and doubts are the same as what you might experience. However, he is placing his trust whatever the outcome of his battle to God. And he is challenging you whatever your struggling to place it also to God.
As Marshall shares his beliefs you’ll find that he’s not arguing Christianity as an excellent apologist or well learned theologian. He comes in the book as a friend with enough convictions that will not turn you off because it’s becoming preachy or technical. Nor Marshall over loads you with information. Consider him as a stranger starting a conversation with you in a coffee shop, at a park bench or at a hospital lobby. Marshall is sharing the Christian message with a comforting and encouraging tone without compromising it.
Beyond the Big C is a one sitting read that you’ll share to people that might be struggling in their life. It’s also for people who is just as he is, ordinary that doesn’t want to do with any religion. I don’t recommend Beyond the Big C for those looking for elaborate, detailed and long arguments on Christianity. Look for something else. It’s a good read and you’ll find it a worthwhile read.
4 out of 5
(Review copy of this book is provided by 10 of Those)
Before you dig in with this review, I would like to invite you to read my favorite quotes from this book by clicking this link just in case you missed it.
The first book I read from Michael Reeves is Delighting the Trinity which is awesome. Reeves wrote it as if it’s not introducing the doctrine of the Trinity for the reason he lifts up the preconceive burden of understanding a complex doctrine. Instead, he pointed out the relationship of the between the Godhead. In similar vein, the same treatment can be found with this short book, Enjoy Your Prayer Life.
Reeves acknowledge that we struggle with prayer. The reasons might be the lack of time, becoming a dead routine or just plain boring. Reeves attempts in this book to convince us that prayer is not just important but it is enjoyable. Enjoyable? Yes, prayer is enjoyable. Well this book doesn’t present a new method of prayer or drive some guilt for your lack of praying. Instead, Reeves states that prayer is more than an abstract thing. It’s a natural expression of faith that flows from the relationship of the Godhead. Reeves focuses on how each of the Godhead relates to the praying believer. Like what Reeves treatment with his award winning book, Delighting the Trinity , he handles the subject of prayer well and penetrating.
A short read but has meaty content, will give you a refreshing perspective on prayer. Praying is truly enjoyable in the light of who we are praying to. If you want a new light for your prayer life let Enjoy Your Prayer Life shine on it.
4.5 out of 5