Once again the Lord has used Pastor Franklin to deliver true, practical, simplistic, original teaching. I appreciate the humble minstry that the Lord God has given this man. This book, though powerful in its own right, was very subtle; yet it still displayed Pastor Franklin's more personal and relaxed side. The Lord has a way of using him to point out little things that help disciples learn even more of the Word. I appreciate God's grace upon his family and ministry.
I read this book years ago and thought it was very funny, but also extremely sincere, and very informative. I greatly appreciate, respect, and admire the humility that it took for Ms. Higgs to write such a candid book: based on the women of scripture but also because she freely shares her growth within each page.
A very nice, simplistic, easy to understandand apply book full of teaching with not just "default scriptures". The Lord used the author to display a really sincere, easy going, but powerful teaching.
"Lord, help me. I need your strength. Empower me by Your grace to love my husband with Your unconditional love." (page 144)
"You, however, are not a minister of the law, but of the Spirit. In other words, you would minister grace to that person. You would share with them how Jesus made them righteous and how His grace IS sufficient for their every weakness. You would point them toward a relationship with Jesus by encouraging them to ask Jesus to help them to forgive. You would tell them to draw their strength from Him and share with them how He is faithful to empower us to do what we cannot do in our own strength." (page 267)
One of the nicest workbooks I've ever had the pleasure of gleaning from. The Lord really used Ms. Young to help point out truth, nobility, honor, grace, style - all the elements that ladies truly need and want from God. It's very worthy of your time.
I would love to have been able to post this book but EVERY page has highlightSSS. EVERY page. :)
Noteworthy excerpts: (oh where do I begin?)
"In a relationship, start by having faith IN someone; then begin to establish the relationship by doing something good FOR the person... Control your tongue by listening well and saying only good things. Next, persevere in finding quantity and quality time to spend together... (page 145)
"You must be willing to give your expectations to God and let Him choose your friends." (page 99)
"To overcome sleep irregularities, be sure to do some kind of physical labor throughout the day, go to bed early enough to awaken early; lay your cares on Jesus in prayer; stop worrying; quote Scripture before falling asleep". (page 52)
This book was very practical, light-hearted, but poignant. It reminds us of things that we can do that might seem small in stature but will give us Kingdom-sized results. It was a very enjoyable and pleasant read. The epilogue was a G R E A T summation to the book. :)
I had to read this book for a Children's Literature class. It's not one that I would have chosen on my own. I've heard of the movie, but as a child, I have no memory of ever reading the book.
It's definitely a very creative storyline.
"...He planned to stand perfectly still and think of what it was like to be alive..."
This was noteworthy to me because his very life had been threatened. They wanted to kill him because they didn't think his life would amount to much. Anytime we come up against an enemy that wants to silence/kill us, we should be thankful for life. We out to reflect on how easily life is taken every day, but how God has given us another day. If you're reading this, then it is obvious that your family did not have to plan your funeral today. We rejoice that God saw fit to awaken us and has granted us yet another chance to be in the land of the living.
Thinking of going into real estate, or are you new to real estate? This little book is chocked FULL of great, important information..
I bought it for a class a couple of years ago, and it was VERY helpful. I passed the class, but not the tests.. :( Those tests are expensive and I just didn't want to continue to "give away" money; especially when I wasn't even SURE if THAT was the field for me. (Turns it, it won't after all!)
But if you need this book, get it. It is a handy-dandy little reference book.
Shellee is a very dear, longtime personal friend, so my review of this book won't be long, lest it be biased. I will say however that Shellee gives her heart and compassion to God to better understanding and serving His handmaidens. Look for more good things to come through this vessel in the coming decade.
I enjoy the continued teaching ministry of Derek Prince greatly. He was a man graced with an ability from God to get the point across in a very diplomatic, structured, but relatable and practical way. I respect his ministry greatly.
This book is very compact, having only 98 pages to read. It's not daunting or intimidating at all.
"What are you going to do with your tongue? Are you going to give assent to the promise of God? Are you going to identify yourself with the pronise of God and say, 'God said it; I'm able."
What can I say about this book? Can I even say enough? I will try. :) This book was given to me YEARS ago, and because of its "old fashioned" looking cover I thought, "Oh; I'll get to it eventually".
Naturally speaking, I wish I'd read it sooner! This book is VERY necessary for married couples in covenant; whether you're "in the church" or "not very religious". It TRULY is worth reading - more than once.
I appreciate Mrs. Peace for her candidacy, and for all of the (clearly evident) studying time and prayers that it took to be able to write such a book. I applaud her.
If you have an opportunity to order and read this book, go ahead. I can guarantee that as you read and pray through this book, YOU WILL BE BETTERED. If you want to be. Both your life, and the life of your marriage will change for the better. You won't regret it. I highly recommend this book to all of my married, female, forward line friends - and those that DESIRE to be married as well.
The author reaffirms symbolic meanings in a concise, easy-to-read format. It's a little book, but a handy addition to anyone trying to build upon the knowledge of symbolism and maintain a healthy dream library. Not a lot of definitions, but very. informative for those who are beginners of dream languages.
I like ALL translations of the Holy Word of God; and this one is one for me. I've added it to my own library. For you can learn and receive from anything if God has opened your heart and mind to do so. The Contemporary English version is a very child-friend, easy to read understanding. It offers captions (or title segments) before specific passages to help the young reader understand what the subject of the next few scriptures is about.
Here's an excerpt of a random passage (Ecclesiastes 11:1-6):
IT PAYS TO WORK HARD
"1) Be generous, and someday you will be rewarded. 2) Share what you have with seven or eight others, because you never know when disaster may strike. 3) Rain clouds always bring rain; trees always stay wherever they fall. 4) If you worry about the weather and don't plant seeds, you won't harvest a crop. 5) No one can explain how a baby breathes before it is born. So how can anyone explain what God does? After all, He created everything. 6) Plant your seeds early in the morning and keep working in the field until dark. Who knows? Your work might pay off, and your seeds might produce."
This Holy bible 'appears' to be geared for youths - boys in particular, but only because of the the front covers design. It has 3 youths (which appear to be all males), engaged in outside activity - skydiving, rock climbing, and skateboarding.
This book contains a mini dictionary, a section for famous passages, a bible chart, a "what the bible says about" section for quicker reference, and even a timeline for helping the youth to read through the bible in a year.
It also offers breakdowns of certain passages that the authors seek to use to bring even greater clarity for those coming of age. Example (when referencing Matthew 6:9-13):
"Praying is talking to God. You can talk to God about anything - like giving thanks for the good things and asking for help when you have problems. Jesus often prayed to God and taught His followed to pray."
There are also a few illustrations throughout this bible as well.
Not a bad "book" (no disrespect to God intended) to help our children draw nearer to our Mighty, but fun-loving God.
This book is good for anyone seeking to understand just how important their submission is; whether it's to a husband, boss, pastor, parent, pta presidnt, etc.
"Their function is to take the load off their officer, and to help impart his vision to the people." (page 50)
"God called armorbearers are there to support the leader and to help fulfill the vision God has given him... See, with you by his side, your officer is ten times more powerful than he is alone." (page 51) This book is not just for those termed "Armorbearer" in a church environment. Christians across the world are servants. And as servants (or serving followers of Christ created and developing to be more like Him), simply replace the word *officer* with husband, parent, business partner, principal, etc. Anyone that you are accountable to, or have to default to on any level.
This was a very good, very effective, and very important writing. :)
I must admit that after reading Ms. Hurnard's other book - Hind's Feet on High Places - I was extremely disappointed with this one. It didn't seem to be nearly as focused as the former book, and was a bit of a struggle for me to read - but I did it!
I ordered it because after reading Hind's Feet... I was captured! I was hungering for more! But unfortunately, I was not able to completely enjoy this meal. Perhaps you will though, but it was not for me.
I only regret that I did not keep the book so that I could site specific references for the review; but it was one book that I thought would better bless someone else's library. (Sorry Ms. Hurnard if you ever read this. No disrespect intended.)
This book.. aahh.. I cannot say enough kind things about it.
This book was personal, timely (but then EVERYTHING God gives you is in His perfect timing), and obviously Spirit-inspired. This book was a NECESSARY read for my life, and I am thankful that the Lord would allow me to be able to read it in this lifetime.
This book was encouraging, moving, (did I mention personal),and creative in its usage of taking a simple creation and personifying so intimately.
This book will speak to the deep recesses of your heart if you let it. An easy, refreshing, laid-back but completely didactic teaching/reminder of our relationship with the One and Only, TRUE Shepherd and Bishop of our souls.
I love God and I love to study His word. I have several versions of the Word of God, but did not have this version - until PaperBack Swap and I met. :)
This paperback version of the Bible makes scriptures even simpler; plainer. They still stick to God's original intent, but the translation allows things to be read by a 65 year and a 5 year old together. It's really *easy to read*. :)