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Book Review: Prayers and Answered Prayers published by Thomas Nelson

 

Book Description:

Prayers and Answered Prayers will engage young minds and hearts as kids learn more and more about how God answers prayer.

With its two-in-one format, kids will have the chance to write down their prayers and thanks and then record how God answers their prayers as well. With examples of the great prayers throughout the Bible, many Scripture verses, guided prompts for children to grow more comfortable in their prayer lives, and ways to help them discover how their prayers were answered, this two-books-in-one format will be a fun, attractive way to learn one of the most important pieces of faith—talking and listening to God.

Designed as a first prayer journal for young believers, the book features two smaller booklets in one bright, full coverage glitter cover. Kids can write down prayer requests and then record how their prayers are answered inside.

Prayers and Answered Prayers engages children with prayer through an interactive, unique format that will draw the attention of parents and children alike!

Help your young children learn about God’s way of communicating and loving His children through the unique prayer journal Prayers and Answered Prayers.

My Review:

Prayers and Answered Prayers is a fantastic prayer journal book. It is actually two books in a thick, clear plastic cover. The glitter on the cover really catches your eye as it shimmers in the light. It was hard to get used to maneuvering though the book with it being split in the middle but I think the uniqueness would be appealing to teens and preteens.  Prayers and Answered Prayers is more of an activity book than what I think of as a journal because there are many guided prompts and questions to help the reader learn about themselves and who they are in God. I was impressed with the amount of scripture activities. I suggested Prayers and Answered Prayers to a friend before I was able to write up this review. I recommend this book for any artistic teen or preteen who wants to learn more about who they are in God.

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: After Acts by Bryan Litfin

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Back of Book:

What really happened after Acts?

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the biblical characters after Acts—from the well-known Matthew to the lesser-known Bartholomew—then this book is for you. Join Dr. Bryan Litfin as he guides you through Scripture and other ancient literature to sift fact from fiction, real-life from legend.

Skillfully researched and clearly written, After Acts is as accurate as it is engaging. Gain a window into the religious milieu of the ancient and medieval church. Unearth artifacts and burial sites. Learn what really happened to your favorite characters and what you should truly remember them for.

  • Did Paul ever make it to Spain? Was he beheaded in Rome?
  • Is it true that Peter was crucified upside down?
  • Was the Virgin Mary really bodily assumed into heaven?

The book of Acts ends at chapter 28. But its characters lived on.

BRYAN LITFIN grew up in Dallas, TX; Oxford, England; and Memphis, TN. He earned a degree in print journalism from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree in historical theology at Dallas Seminary, and a Ph.D. in the field of ancient church history at the University of Virginia. He now serves as Professor of Theology at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. Bryan lives with his wife and two teenaged children in Wheaton, IL, and is a member of College Church in Wheaton.

My Review:

After Acts by Bryan Litfin is a fascinating book describing the history of the lives of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Mary, Thomas, James, Andrew, James the son of Zebedee, Philip, Bartholomew, James the son of Alphaeus, Judas Thaddeus, Simon the Zealot, Peter and Paul. This book explains the truth or fantasy of many accounts of the early church and notes in the Notes section other writings that support the authors arguments. Bryan Liftin explains that he wrote the book not to glamorize the early church but to bring clarity of stories that are often distorted. He desires each reader to explore the history of the Christian faith by studying those who have come before us and teaching the next generation. I recommend this book to anyone interested in history or the roots of Christianity.

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.”