Book Review: “Consider Your Counsel” (Bob W. Kellemen)

In every ministry there will always be flaws. No matter how good the method or program it administers, there will be some shortcomings. We are finite beings and sinners. No ministry is foolproof. It is by God’s grace that He allows us to work on a ministry. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t address those we can see and polish it to be better. Specifically, in biblical counseling, as we engage to fellow image bearers and helping them to be connected to the Scriptures. Resources are welcome to fix what we are already practicing. And that’s were Consider Your Counsel steps in.

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8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “Consider Your Counsel”(Robert W. Kellemen)

Hello! I want to share these quotes I like from the book Consider Your Counsel by Bob W. Kellemen published by New Growth Press. If you want to support the author, click here to purchase the book.

“With one foot, we enter deeply and personally into our counselee’s story, situation, and soul. With the other foot, we pivot into and journey together to Christ’s story of redemptive hope.”

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8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “The Acrostic of God” (Jonathan Gibson, Timothy Brindle and C. S. Fritz)

Howdy! I want to share these quotes I like from the an upcoming children’s book, The Acrostic of God by Jonathan Gibson, Timothy Brindle and illustrated by C. S. Fritz for New Growth Press. You can support the authors by pre-ordering the book here.

“What is theology? It’s the study of God, When we see who he is, we’ll love and applaud. Not just to know about him more in our brains, But to know him as the God of glory who reigns.”

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8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “The Whole Life: 52 Weeks of Biblical Self-Care”(Eliza Huie and Esther Smith)

Here are my favorite quotes from the book, The Whole Life by Eliza Huie and Esther Smith, a forthcoming book from New Growth Press. Officially it will be release on July 26, 2021. If you want to support the authors, you can pre-order the book by following this link.

We embrace self-care as a way to steward our souls, minds, bodies, and relationships. This whole-life stewardship is an act of obedience to God’s call to love others as we love ourselves.

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(Interview) Author Robert J. Nash on Preparing for Lent

It’s February and a few days more, Lent or Holy Week will start. It will be a time to commemorate Christ death, burial and triumphant resurrection. As much as Christmas is important, so is Lent for Christians. But how do we celebrate this event? We ask Robert J. Nash, author of Last Words: Seven Sayings from the Heart of Christ on the Cross, on how we can make Lent an occasion that will last through the year and the coming years.

Hello pastor! My first question is how important is Lent for a believer?

That is a great question. While Easter was important when I’m growing up, Lent wasn’t. For many of the people I knew, all Lent meant was cutting out sugar for forty days. Now, as a pastor, husband, and father, I realize a new value of Lent. Lent offers us the opportunity to prepare our hearts as we remember the sacrifice Jesus made for our souls. It helps us slow down and be honest about what we have done and not done, what we have said and not said, what we have thought and not thought. We can take a good look in the mirror and see our sin for what it is. That look reminds us of our need for a savior and builds appreciation and reverence for what he did.

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Children’s Book Review: Jesus Came For Me (Jared Kennedy and Trish Mahoney)

It’s a joy for parents to see that their children come to Christ for salvation. We can consider that to be the most sought after moment for parents who are doing their best to raise godly children. Parents pray and look for resources that will help them lead their kids to God. Thankfully there a tools that are Bible based that our little ones will love.

Jesus Came For Me offers such help to open your little ones to the gospel by presenting the Christmas story. I think there is nothing more captivating to kids and spark their interest than that special occasion. After all, that’s the point of the birth of Jesus.

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The Freebie Round-Up #67


Happy Easter everyone! How’s your celebration of Easter in this troubled times?  As for our church, we postponed our yearly sunrise service and we felt sad that we had missed thr sermon and the fellowship after it. We will still have that event once the lockdown is over. We hope it will be soon!

So here’s a list of great freebies that are waiting to be downloaded. And if you’re new here to this post or you missed out other freebie round-ups, check the links to those post 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 e-book “Sickness” by J. C. Ryle- This free e-book from Matthias Media will help you biblically make sense of sickness and sufferings through the eyes of this 19th century preacher.

FREE  videos and devotional downloads for kids– Teaching your kids about the Bible during stay home time. New Growth Press has a great serving of free videos, curriculums and devotionals geared for kids to point them to Christ.

FREE lecture video and downloadable notes- Theocast has a free video lecture running one and a half hour, on the history of  spiritual discipline which includes a downloadable lecture notes.

FREE discussion guides – Doxa Church offers a bunch of free discussion guides on various topics and books of the Bible.

FREE “New City Catechism” curriculum  – This freebie help you jump start in teaching 8-11 year olds kids on doctrines from the Bible.

FREE e-book “Read Slow” from Westminster Bookstore– A free collection of 15 favorite chapterson reading complied by Westminster Bookstore because they want some thing to offer.

FREE curriculum “Why Should I Trust the Bible?”– Timothy Paul Jones latest book “Whu Should I Trust the Bible?” has a free downloadable curriculum so you teach it to your small group. The post includes a playlist for song recommended while using the curriculum.


Now for some e-mail list from these publisher:

10 of Those free ebook weekly

Wipf and Stock e-mail subscription

Mytrelfield House

By the way, to my Pinoy friends do you want to learn how to self-publish your book? Here’s a step by step video from Loida Bauto an AVM survivor and a PWD vlogger:

Do you want more freebies? Check out these past blog post:

Freebie Round-Up #66

Freebie Round-Up #65

Freebie Round-Up #64

Freebie Round-Up #63

Freebie Round-Up #62

Freebie Round-Up #61

Freebie Round-Up #60