Living a thankful life is really important to me and very important to teach my children, so why not share the wealth :)
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I really like the idea of the Take Action Bible, a Bible that gives ideas on how to make your faith active. There are many stories in the midst of the text of people taking action and some questions on personal take action pages, asking how you could take action in a certain way. There is a nice concordance in the back and it is a very useable and portable Bible to take with you. I also like that is NKJV, since that is what our family uses to memorize (our AWANA clubs use it, so we keep consistent).
I also like that Thomas Nelson has partnered with World Vision for a project. God's Word in Action is a very neat site, one that I hope catches the attention of Christians. There are three main areas of the site to Take Action, Get Inspired, and Share a Story. You can sign up to get weekly Bible verses and a Challenge email.
Bible Features include:
48 full-color pages
15 real-life stories show how to take action with God's Word
52 Take Action ideas
Personal Take Action note pages
New King James Version® (NKJV) UltraSlim Bible text
Translation and text notes
Words of Jesus in red
Bible reading plan
I was provided a free copy of this book for the purposes of review, the opinions expressed are my own.
~Gather together the month before Thanksgiving, as we enjoy the fellowship of using the Thanksgiving Unit Study together with our closest 3.300+ friends! :)
~Get ready to join in the camaraderie of this first-ever FB holiday unit study cooperative, where we will all share our discoveries and experiences as our individual families enjoy the month of November and prepare for Thanksgiving.
~Plan now to join us on the launch date of this new adventure: 10/31/11! Go ahead and purchase the Thanksgiving Unit Study if you don't have it yet, and check and see which of the books on the book list you might want to get from the library or order for your own library.
~This is going to be a fun experience, and we look forward to sharing this season of thanksgiving with you, our friends!
The film tells the story of Mike Campbell and his family of three generations of Zimbabwean farmers as they attempt to keep their farm under Mugabe's "land reform." Watch the trailer for the documentary below and visit the PBS Point of View website for your local listing. http://www.pbs.org/pov/tvschedule/
The book Mugabe and the White African (Lion Books, distributed by Kregel Publications, July 15, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-7459-5546-9, $14.95) written by Mike Campbell's son-in-law Ben Freeth provides more detail regarding the family's struggles and court battles.The book chronicles the deeply moving and life-threatening struggle of a Christian family from Zimbabwe to protect their legally owned farmland, to protect the lives and livelihoods of all those working on the farm, and to live to see justice.
Freeth lays bare a beautiful but lawless land fouled by fear. A 'Clockwork Orange' state where racism, greed, and violence are ultimately humbled by almost unimaginable courage. Richly described, bravely chronicled, and utterly compelling.
-Mike Thomson, Radio Foreign Affairs Correspondent, BBC
Ben Freeth has an extraordinary story to tell. Like that of many white farmers, his family's land was "reclaimed" for redistribution by Mugabe's government. But Ben's family fought back. Appealing to international law, they instigated a suit against Mugabe's government in the SADC, the Southern African equivalent of NATO. The case was deferred time and again while Mugabe's men pulled strings. But after Freeth and his parents-in-law were abducted and beaten within inches of death in 2008, the SADC deemed any further delay to be an obstruction of justice. The case was heard, and was successful on all counts.
But the story doesn't end there. In 2009 the family farm was burned to the ground. The fight for justice in Zimbabwe is far from over--this book is for anyone who wants to see into the heart of one of today's hardest places and how human dignity flourishes even in the most adverse circumstances.