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Book Review: A Minute of Vision for Men by Roger Patterson

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Do you have a vision for your life?
All of us need a compelling vision to live for. Scripture says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

Today, so many of us are living on autopilot instead of engaging the battle of living up to our God-given potential. We lack a vision for life. Too often, we settle for less than what is best for us, our families, and our careers. We struggle with pinpointing our purpose in life.

A Minute of Vision for Men is an investment in a different sort of life—one with vision, purpose, and integrity. This book will help you connect with your purpose. It’s written so that you can start your day on the right foot, focused on what matters the most.

Start each day with a potent, daily dose of vision for your life.

My Review:
A Minute of Vision for Men: 365 Motivational Moments to Kick-Start Your Day
by Roger Patterson is a well endorsed devotional. I did not request to review this book. I requested a different book but got this book instead. My husband seems to like it and he is not the reading type. Each daily devotion has a short story and a scripture verse. Each devotion covers one page so it is perfect for someone who is in a hurry or not into reading, like my husband. I think it is a nice little hardcover book (4.5 x 6.5 in). I like the cover, the binding and the page quality. The only thing that I do not like is that the devotions are organized by day of the year (January 1st, etc.) and the book has no February 29th for the 1/4 of the time that there is a leap year. In my opinion it should be organized “Day 1, Day 2, etc.” and have a bookmark. With that said, I think this is a delightful little devotional for men.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Tyndale Blog Network. http://www.tyndaleblognetwork.com/ 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: Say & Pray Devotions by Diane Stortz

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Book Description:

Say and Pray devotions with your little ones today!

Your youngsters want to be just like you. How exciting! Help them grow in their faith and learn more about God’s love with Say & Pray Devotions.

Say & Pray Devotions features short devotions and lots of labeled illustrations so your little one can practice identifying objects and words on their own! This book is a great tool to start a devotional time with little ones, as it will help you teach them about God, and the labeled pictures will help start a life of faith.

This is a nice complement to the bestselling Say & Pray Bible.

My Review:

I got this book for my 2 year old daughter to review. She absolutely loves this book. She will spend a long time turning the pages of this board book and pointing to all the different objects on the pages. Many objects are identified to help with sight reading but several are not. I was hesitant to get this book to review but it is by far my 2 year olds favorite book in our house. She carries it carefully and reads it over and over. My 11 year old enjoys reading the book to her sister because the printed words are short yet you can make the story as long as you like. Each page has a prayer, a scripture and a praise. Even as I type up this review, my two year old took the book from me. I highly suggest this book for any young child.

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: The Parables of Jesus by James Montgomery Boice

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From the Back Cover

Some sections of the Bible give us grand theology. Some move us to grateful responses to God. The parables ask us if there has been any real difference in our lives. —James Montgomery Boice

The Parables of Jesus offers a scholarly yet simple explanation of all of Jesus’ parables. Boice captures the enduring message of each one and pastorally guides us in to a proper response.

About the Author

JAMES MONTGOMERY BOICE (1938-2000) (A.B., Harvard University; B.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; D.Th., University of Basel, Switzerland; D.D., Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church) was speaker on the worldwide radio ministry of the Bible Study Hour and pastor of historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. His titles include Jesus on Trial and The Doctrines of Grace. He was married to Linda Ann Boice, who continues to teach at the high school they co-founded.

 

My Review:
The Parables of Jesus by James Montgomery Boice pulls the reader into a study of the parables that Jesus taught in such a depth that I have never seen in a book. The author separates the book into six sections: Parables of the Kingdom, Parables of Salvation, Parables of Wisdom and Folly, Parables of the Christian Life, Parables of Judgement and the Notes/Index section. Each section has four to five parables. Each parable is well explained in both ancient Jewish and modern aspects.
I like the feel of the cover and the paper thickness. The Parables of Jesus by James Montgomery Boice was well edited and the format flows nicely.

I suggest this book to anyone who wants to learn about the Parables of Jesus or how God speaks and teaches in general.

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.”