Tuesday, December 2, 2014

NKJV Study Bible, Full Color Second Edition

God's Word is always true and righteous, and now in the latest edition of the New King James Version Study Bible, you can delve into the Word with more confidence and understanding.  This latest edition is in fact "The Complete Resource for Studying God's Word", as indicated on the front cover.  
  This edition is in full color with a complete Concordance, for looking up any information about the Scripture you are studying, as well as a section of maps, which gives the reader a better understanding of the area or areas involved with any particlar book and event.  
  The New King James Version Study Bible is a wonderful resource for Preachers, Teachers in developing Bible Studies and Classes. I'd like to take this time to Thank Thomas Nelson publishers/BookLovers. for the opportunity to read and review this selection.  I have already utilized this edition in preparing a Bible Study for our Men's Group at my church and look forward to continuing to use the NKJV Study Bible in for future for exploring God's Word.  This selection is a must for any Christian Library and well as great reference guide for Preachers, and Bible Teachers alike. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

"Invitation to Philippians" by Donald Sunukjan

"Invitation to Philippians" Building a Great Church Through Humility", is a wonderful teaching guide to the Book of Philippians.  In this guide you will find that Mr. Sunukjan brings forth his insight into the book and explains it's contents with direct wisdom and knowledge of the book.  

  He backs up the teachings with a number of Scriptures so that the reader can dig deeper into the understanding and gain the insight so many Christians who do not read the Bible, lack. It is meant to help pastors/preachers/men's group leaders build a church that will not only serve God but also reach out to the community. Donald Sunukjian has great examples of what and how to preach. As part of his "Biblical Preaching for the Contemporary Church" series, Mr. Sunukjian gives wonderful examples of what and how to preach from Philippians.

 "Invitation to Philippians", should be in every Christian library and used in study for all. Pastors, and others who preach and teach will find it a valuable tool for preparation of their messages and talks. I definitely recommend it and thank Cross Focused Media for my copy. This is an honest review.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sleepy Hollow, Children of the Revolution, by Keith R.A. DeCandido

This epic story of Sleepy Hollow, is told and based on the new Television Series of the same name.  Sleepy Hollow takes place in two time periods, as Ichabod Crane helps to fight evil demons from the past along side Detective Abbie Mills of the Sleepy Hollow Police Department.  
  There are bodies being torn apart with no answers  and it is up to Crane and Mills to unravel the mystery.  Along the way they find from Ichabod's dead wife that he was awarded a special award by General Geoarge Washington after he, Ichobod Crane was decapitated during the Revolutionary War.  
  Evil forces headed by Serilda  are attemptingt to exact revenge for past mishaps. Can Ichabod and Mills figure out the mystery in time to save Sleepy Hollow?  You will have to read the wonderful story to find out.  
  I was pleasently surprised once I opened and started this story.  Decandido certainly knows how to write a story that pulls the reader into it and once into the story, you will not be able to put this book down.  Sleepy Hollow is a wonderful read.  Thanks to Blogging for Books and Keith R.A. DeCandido for the opportunity to read and review this selection.  Sleepy Hollow, (Children of the Revolution), is sure to please.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Book of Revelation Made Clear, by Tim Lahaye and Timothy E. Parker

"The Book of Revelation Made Clear," by Tim Lahaye and Timothy E. Parker is a wonderfu learning guide to the Book of Revelation.  Lahaye and Parker take each chapter and verse and lay out their exact meaning with no holds barred.  At the beginning of each verse of set of verses as the case may be, you will find a pre- quiz dealing with the outlined Scripture, where you are given the opportunity to test of knowledge of the verses involved.  
  This book can also be used as a study guide or for a Sunday School lession, giving the attendees the opportunity to hear the word and to completely understand their meanings.  As you read this book, you will find the pre-quiz questions, followed by the Scripture and the meaning for each.  
  I thoroughly enjoyed reading and studying my Bible along with this book.  Thank you Thomas Nelson Publishers and BookLook.com the the opportunity to both read and review this selection.  I quite literally enjoyed this book and I know that I will be reading it again and again.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"The Skies Belong to Us", by Brendan I. Koerner

The Skies Belong to Us", by Brendan I. Koerner, is the story of the one of the most turbulent times.  This time period involved the Viet Nam War and also at that time Sky Jackings were common place.  During this period, you could hear about at least one sky jacking every week.  This story is about just one of the most famous.  
  These highjacking instances were not like the highjacking of the planes that crashed in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon or the field in Pennsylvania, where total destruction and murder were the goals.  This story is about the two people responsible for the high jacking of Western Airlines Flight 701.  The story also includes relevent information about the two main characters involed in the high jacking, Roger Holder a U.S. Army Veteran and combat veteran of the Vietnam War, and a little known party girl by the name of Cathy Kerkow.  
  Koerner, has taken great strides in patience and research to bring this time into written form so that the reader can both gain knowledge of the time and maybe for those of us who lived through those times, a reminder of how fragile time and space is.  
  I'd like to take this time to thank Broadway Books and Blogging for Books, as well as Brendan I. Koerner for the opportunity to both read and review "The Skies Belong to Us."  It is surely as the back jacket states, "A gripping portrait of a chaotic time."

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Where The Wind Leads, by Vinh Chung

"Where The Wind Leads", by Vinh Chung is a touching story of loss and redemption.  This piece of literature takes the reader from the a war torn Viet Nam and shows the progression of one family, the Chung's.  As told by one of the Chung children, ou will be transported to Viet Nam where you will be forced to leave your country and by doing so, you will become one of the Boat People or refugees, that so many have complained about for so long. 
Vinh Chung, gives us an indepth picture of his family and what it was like growing up in Viet Nam and hen being removed and relocated from the only home he ever knew.  Along the way on this journey, Vinh's father and eventually his mother and I'm guessing from the read Christ comes into their lives and I believe that each of hem asked Christ into their hearts.  
  It's amazing just how God works in our lives and how  He worked in the lives of those stranded in the South China Sea, away from people and places that wanted nothing to do wit those Boat People.  
  This is a story of faith courage and determination that needed to be told.  I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Thomas Nelson Publishing/BookLook for the privalege of both reading and reviewing tis telling story.  This may be one of he rags to riches stories, that could have only happened through faith and determination.  The Chung family showed us just how their faith in God saw them through the roughest of times. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fire & Smoke, by Chris Lilly

"Fire & Smoke", by Chris Lilly, is a wonderful reference for the person who loves to Barbeque, Grill or Smoke all kinds of food in the out of doors.  Lilly, the well known award winning BBQ competitions, has taken the time to prepare this wonderful reference guide to the various cookers.  
  "Fire & Smoke", starts off with a numbr of difference cookers which are out there.  Chris Lilly explains each of he selected types giving concise information and positive and negative points for each item.  He will also explain his take on the different Grills, Smokers and BBQ's so you may be informed and to expectations and limitations of each.  
  What I really liked about this book, is that I found that different cooking methods required different approaches or cookers.  I found this reference extremely beneficial.  The rest of the book is filled with great recipes, from Cocktails to Sauces and Rubs.  I look to cook outdoors and will certainly be trying all the recipes contained in this book.  
  I'd like to thank Clarkson Potter Publishers and Blogging for Books for the oportunity to read and review this selection.  I'd also like to thank Chris Lilly, for his efforts and contributions. 

  I received this book for free from Blogging Fo Books for this review.