Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bible in 90 Days

I am just excited to say I am halfway!  I am actually a little over, but I am very excited to have made it this far in this challenge :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Siesta Scripture Memory Team Verse #4

 Siesta Scripture Memory Team Verse #4

1 Chronicles 16:23-25 NKJV~

23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth;  Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. 

24 Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.

 25 For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bible in 90 Days Week Seven Check-In

I am still in, I am caught up through today.  I am enjoying the Psalms at the moment.  It is so wonderful to read scriptures that I have never read before :)  I have struggled and gotten too far behind, I am still going in fits and starts, I hope I make it more every day as we are just about the half way point!  Wow, it has been a great goal and I am feeling pretty accomplished.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bible in 90 Days Week Six Check-In

I am really enjoying this reading, it is already helping me to relate to other times when I am studying the word.  Being able to recall what I have been reading and how it applies to another portion of scripture is great.

I did struggle a bit through the repetition of this week's reading, I have to admit I didn't really know that happened, particularly in the Chronicles.  I hope I don't feel that way when I am in the Gospels reading at this pace, reading it over so quickly makes me feel like "I know, I know I have been here before".  I had to look for new insight and details as I went.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Siesta Scripture Memory Team Verse #3

Siesta Scripture Memory Team Verse #3
“No one is holy like the LORD, for there is none besides You, nor is there any rock like our God."
~ 1 Samuel 2:2 NKJV

Review: Beyond Opinion

Beyond Opinion
Ravi Zacharias

Beyond Opinion is a very practical book for Christians, it is an apologetic work by Ravi Zacharias and others leading apologists.  Beyond Opinion is a tool for Christians to know what they believe and to be able to answer questions from the world about the Lord and defend their faith.  

I really enjoyed Beyond Opinion, even though it took me a while to read.  To me it was a bit heavy, which is what I expected.  I wanted to have a resource to improve the way I defend my faith and didn't expect simple answers.  I really enjoy hearing Mr. Zacharias on the radio, especially when he does open forums at colleges and tackles the hard questions students are asking.  This book felt like setting in on one of those discussions.

I would recommend Beyond Opinion for Christians that are looking to do just that and go beyond opinion with their friends.

I was provided a free copy of this book for the purposes of review, the opinions expressed are my own.

Review: Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven
By Chris Fabry

Almost Heaven is a story about Billy Allman.  It is a story set in a small community in West Virginia, Dogwood.  Billy's life is a hard one.  He loves the mandolin and bluegrass and he decides he will get the music people in his hollow love to them and makes it happen by building a radio station buy himself in his home.  Billy has a guardian angel helping to tell his story. Malachi is assigned to watch over Billy and protect him. 

I really loved this book.  Mr. Fabry is a wonderful story teller, it is one of those books you just don't want to put down and are pulled into Billy's life.  Mr. Fabry uses the guardian angel in a very unique way in the writing of the book, there are alternating chapters written from Billy's perspective and also from the angel's.  I would totally recommend this book, it is wonderful work of fiction.  I am also very interested in reading Mr. Fabry's other books, now that I know the engaging stories he is capable of writing.

You can read the first chapter to get a taste of Almost Heaven.  

I was provided a free copy of this book for the purposes of review, the opinions expressed are my own.