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Book Review: The Angel Answer Book by Robert Morgan

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Book Review: A Day in the Life of a Pair of Trousers and Other Stories 48 Stories for Use in Christian Worship and on Other Occasions By Brian A Curtis

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Back of Book:

A Day in the Life of a Pair of Trousers and Other Stories: 48 Stories for Use in Christian Worship and on Other Occasions offers worship leaders a treasury that opens up the Scriptures to children.

The storyteller, Brian A. Curtis, recognizes the deep need for churches to share biblically grounded stories with children who come to worship, especially in congregations where worship tends to cater to adults. He also acknowledges the difficulties faced in asking children, who are unfamiliar with church practices, to gather at the front of the church. As a consequence, A Day in the Life of a Pair of Trousers and Other Stories is designed to work well with children, particularly with those who wish to remain seated with their families.

The stories use simple, colourful, and enchanting language to tell memorable tales that bring key biblical themes and texts to life. They can be read aloud, straight from the page, to children of all ages. Indeed, adults may well be found listening and engaged in the stories. Forty-four of the stories stand on their own. The remaining four are linked in episodic format intended to be used over consecutive worship services.

This collection of forty-eight stories equips worship leaders to offer uplifting biblical messages to children, especially to those who may be unfamiliar with Christian worship.

My Review:

A Day in the Life of a Pair of Trousers and Other Stories  48 Stories for Use in Christian Worship and on Other Occasions By Brian A Curtis is a captivating book that is excellent for a family devotional. Each of the 48 short stories have a moral and a scripture. Some morals include holding grudges, caring for one another, loving our enemies, being humble, imitating others, giving and sharing, giving your troubles to Jesus, forgiveness, trusting in Jesus, observing rules, baptism with water, preparing to meet God, dealing with anger, the value of friendship, being the light of the world. I decided to review A Day in the Life of a Pair of Trousers and Other Stories  48 Stories for Use in Christian Worship and on Other Occasions By Brian A Curtis because the cover caught my attention. Like the cover, I quickly realized that each story kept my attention also. I recommend this book for anyone looking for a light hearted devotional that could be used with children or a family setting.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Book Review: Warfare Praying Biblical Strategies for Overcoming the Adversary by Mark I Bubeck

You know there’s a battle, but do you know how to fight it?

In this follow-up to his bestselling book The Adversary, Mark Bubeck combines pastoral heart, biblical wisdom, and many personal stories for a compelling guide to walking in spiritual triumph. An “old warrior” of prayer, Bubeck shares his time-tested tactics for victory with a sincere desire for your spiritual welfare.

Learn how to:

  • Live out your union with Christ
  • Be filled with the Holy Spirit
  • Wear the whole armor of God
  • Pray mightily amid spiritual warfare
  • Help others stand strong in the faith

Updated and revised version of Overcoming the Adversary—over 250,000 copies sold!

My Review:

Warfare Praying by Mark I Bubeck is an excelent book on spiritual warfare and praying. It is an expanded version of Mark I. Bubeck’s book The Adversary. Mark I. Bubeck splits this book into four parts. Part One The Supremacy of Christ explains that Satan is not invincible, how to keep a sovereign perspective and the believers union with Christ. Part Two -The Work of the Holy Spirit explains the person of the Holy Spirit and His power. Part Three- The Whole Armor of God explains in great detail each piece of the armor of God. Part Four- The Weapon of Prayer lists several prayers useful in warfare praying. I think that the entire book is useful but I most enjoyed the part on the armor of God because of how the author explains each of the pieces of armor. The author doesn’t just quote a scripture but takes approximately ten pages to write about each piece. For example, when talking about the helmet of salvation Mark I Bubeck talks about The mind under siege, protecting the mind, Satan’s strategies to control the mind, Jesus Christ as our helmet, how the helmet protects us, hope shields the mind and ends with a prayer to put on the helmet.

I highly suggest this book for anyone wanting to learn more about the armor of God, spiritual warfare or prayer.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free in exchange for my honest review from the publisher through the Moody Blogger Review Program. http://www.mpnewsroom.com/content/blogger-review-program I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Book Review: Uninvited Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely By Lysa TerKeurst

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Book Description

The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ’s powerful love.

In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection—from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.

With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa helps readers: • Release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt. • Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady their soul and restore their confidence. • Overcome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging. • Stop feeling left out and start believing that “set apart” does not mean “set aside.” • End the cycle of perceived rejection by refusing to turn a small incident into a full blown issue.

My Review

Uninvited  Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely By Lysa TerKeurst is a helpful book for everyone if you are going through rejection or not. If you are going through rejection, this book can help you by Lysa’s personal stories and advice. If you are not going through rejection, this book can help you help someone that is going though rejection. I reviewed the ebook version. I like printed books much better but I was very excited to review this book that I agreed to reviewing the ebook version. This ebook has great format which I appreciate. It felt like I was reading a real book.

Uninvited  Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely By Lysa TerKeurst has 16 chapters plus a bonus chapter. At the end of the book there is an Assessment Corrective Experience Chart, a note from Lysa.Acknowledgements, Scriptures, Things I don’t want you to forget and Notes. Some chapter titles include, “Id Rather Ignore Honesty”, “Alone in a Crowded Room”, “Friendship Breakups”, “Why Does Rejection Hurt So Much?” and “Ten Things Yu Must Remember When Rejected”

I encourage anyone who is going through rejection or knows of anyone going through rejection to buy this book because I know this book will help you.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”