Book Review: “Charitable Writing”(Richard Hughes Gibson and James E. Beitler III)

Finally, I have finished this great book on writing and now I want to share not just quotes from it but my impression of this volume. It’s took me a few months before I finish this due to the fact that I have to give way to other books that is short so I can have something to put on my blog. But as I lay aside this book and the parts I already read, the content still is stuck in my mind all throughout those time that’s why I was so eager to pick it up and finish it.

The introduction to Charitable Writing is of course essential but its a bit long. However, once you get out of the woods and it will be a smooth and enjoyable ride. Its a long read so expect it to be grueling but interesting journey.

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8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “Reading The Times” (Jeffrey Bilbro)

Our translatiom of Risk is Right will be submitted to a publishing company for editing and hopefully for publishing soon. In a meantime, I have an upcoming project for an Advent devotional to be translated in Filipino. Please consider praying and supporting these works as we reqch more people for God.

Anyways, here are my favorite quote from the upcoming book Reading The Times by Jeffrey Bilbro published by Intervarsity Press. If you want to support the author, you can pre-order/buy this book by following this link.

“A high view of Providence and a chastened sense of our ability to recognize God’s methods of victory frees us from worrying about whether a given event is good or bad.”

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The Freebie Round-Up #109

I have a review of Ray Ortlund’s book The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ in Filipino language over Driven By The Gospel . In case you want to read quotes from the book and info how to purchase it locally in the Philippines, then check my article over Treasuring Christ PH.

Now that those have been taken cared of, lets proceed to our freebies. If you missed the previous one and some of the old round-up, just scroll down and you’ll find them at the end of this article.

Also since I’m not 24/7 monitoring the latest freebies of publishing companies, I’m posting their e-mail sign up page, so you’ll be in the loop whenever they give out freebies. You can find it at the end of this round-up.

FREE lesson “Bible Heroes” – Part of the 5 week curriculum for kids on Bible heroes courtesy of The Sunday School Store is this free sample lesson before you purchase the whole thing.

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8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “Hinge Moments ” (D. Michael Lindsay)

I gain a momentum in reading that I can quickly start reading a new book after I finish one. It’s a bit faster than the usual and I can still retain what I have read previously. This pace came to me this week having no internet connection for a few days.

Anyways, here are my favorite quote from the upcoming book Hinge Moments: Making the Most of Life’s Transitions by D. Michael Lindsay published by Intervarsity Press. If you want to support the author, you can pre-order/buy this book by following this link.

When you scout out a plan of action for your transition somewhere, focus on the milk and honey rather than the supposed “giants.” There may be giants, but that does not mean they will defeat you. And they certainly should not dissuade you from following the Lord’s leading. There is no one on earth who can subvert the call of God.”

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Being J. I. Packer

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J. I. Packer: His Life and Thought offers the readers the life, faith, career, works and controversies of this influential theologian. The set up of the book is giving the narrative first then the analysis from McGarth. So this is not the usual all narrative and then the conclusion will give the analysis of the person. This will give you a breather from the narrative to examine what takeaways we can get from that part of Packer’s life. Both the narratives and reflections are meaty and in some parts of the book, you can’t distinguish each other. I like how McGarth gives a satisfying context of certain events, people, books and career moves of Packer that shaped his life. You won’t get lost reading this book.

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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “J. I. Packer: His Life and Thought” (Alister McGarth)

Here’s some quotes from the book, J. I. Packer: His Life and Thought by Alister McGarth published by InterVarsityPress. If you like these quotes, consider supporting the author by purchasing the book by clicking this link.

“In studying the past, we can think of ourselves as stepping into the laboratory of faith, seeing how ideas were developed and explored, and checked out against their biblical moorings, their apologetic potential and their capacity to deepen our love for God – to mention just three criteria, to which more could be easily added.”

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Book Review: “When Narcissism Comes to Church” by Chuck DeGroat

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Ever wonder what’s behind the some alarming scandals of churches that you read or watch over the news? What causes some pastors, church leaders and celebrity Christians down fall? How about the stories that didn’t make the news on the abuse of members? These can be sometimes traced from a behavior that cause erosions to the personality of those who we fully trust and least suspect to cause abuse. When Narcissism Come to Church highlights these from a veteran couselor perspective and diagnose the symptoms behind narcissism.

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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “Mother to Son” by Jasmine L. Holmes

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I’m thankful that our pastor was able to preached at my father in law’s funeral service last Saturday. Also, for almost three months, he was able to preach on  Lord’s Day with a few members attending. Again sadly, since I’m still at home quarantine, me and my wife wasn’t able to attend yesterday. Praying that we will do it together next Sunday.

Anyways, here’s some quotes from the book, Mother to Son by Jasmine L. Holmes published by InterVarsity Press. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.

“God decided that you and your brother would be born as twenty-first century black boys to two black parents. He placed you in a lineage full of glorious complexity and gave you the task of learning how to glorify him in light of the ingredients he stirred into the pot of your identity. He invites you to delve into a deeper understanding of who you are as an individual so that you can see yourself in light of who you are in the grander story that he is writing.”

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