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Sunday, April 10, 2011
Genre- Religion/Christian Life/General
A Conversation with God- If You Could Ask God Any Question, What Would It Be? by Alton Gansky
Published by- Thomas Nelson
Number of pages- 304
Age Group- Adult/Older Teen
Description of Book- paperback, list price $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7852-3165-3
Extras- Extensive Notes section
Have you ever had question that you wanted to ask God, but you didn’t know where to go?
A Conversation with God, covers 55 of what may be the most commonly asked questions. Divided into five sections, the 55 questions are answered by God, Jesus and other key figures in biblical history.
Some questions are:
“Is being unique good or bad?”
“How can we experience peace?”
“What should our political role be?”
About the Author- Alton Gansky has been a firefighter, Baptist minister, and writer of more than 20 books. He has been a Christy Award finalist and an Angel Award winner. Alton Gansky lives in California.
I thought this book was well researched and written. There were several areas I did not agree on. One was going to heaven after you die. The other was about what happens in hell. Considering there are many different ways to view the Bible, having only 2 differences was remarkable to me.
God and Jesus answer most of the questions in this book, which was great, but the addition of of people from the Bible really added an interesting aspect. I enjoyed learning more about God from their perspective. Their addition really helped to make this book interesting for me. I don’t think I would have enjoyed this book as much as I did without them.
I would recommend this book to those who have questions for God, but don’t know where to look.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com 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.
Genre- Women, Bible Study
Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs
Published by- WaterBrook Multnomah
Number of pages- 276
Age Group- Adult/Teen
Description of book- softcover, list price $14.99, ISBN 978-1-57856-125-4
Extras- Study Guide, Chat with Liz
There are different types of women in the Bible, both good and bad. Liz Curtis Higgs has decided to focus this book on the “bad” women. This book focuses on Eve, Potiphar’s wife, Delilah, Lot’s wife, Michal, Sapphira, Jezebel, woman at the well, Rahab and the sinful woman. These women were each “bad” in their own ways.
Bad Girls of the Bible explains each of these women and the discussion at the end of each chapter enables the reader to explore more.
About the author- Liz Curtis Higgs is an author of 26 books and has spoken to audiences all over the world. She has received a Christy Award and Grace in Thine Eyes was one of the Top Five Best Christen Fiction by Library Journal in 2006. Her website is www.LizCurtisHiggs.com
I thought this was an awesome book. I really enjoyed reading the modern story, the biblical story, and the short study section at the end of each chapter.
My favorite part of each chapter was the study section. I know there is a little bit of a “bad” girl in me, so I knew it was important to use the lessons learned and questions to delve into my own life to make sure that I learned from these women of the past. I know I have learned from these women, so I can be a “good” girl.
This is a book that all women should read, so they know that God is still there for them. Women can learn from the past to do better in the future.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the WaterBrook Multnomah “Blogging For Books” 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.
Genre- Graphic novel, Juvenile fiction, Religious, Christian
The Coming Storm from the series Kingdoms: A Biblical Epic story by Ben Avery and art by Mat Broome
Published by- Zondervan
Number of pages- 160
Age Group- 13-16
Description of book- softcover, list price $6.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-71353-1
Extra- www.zgraphicnovels.com where you can learn more about all the books in the series and also different series.
Based upon 1st and 2nd Kings and 1st and 2nd Chronicles, the Kingdoms series is base upon an advisor names Iddo and his descendants. Iddo does his best to stay loyal to the memory of King Josiah, keep Judah faithful to God, and protect his own family.
In The Coming Storm, King Josiah of Judah attacks the Egyptian army, which is crossing Judah on their way to help Assyria fight Babylon. Iddo watches as a disguised King Josiah charges into battle. Will the king die? And what will happen to the country if he does die?
About the illustrator- Mat Broome has illustrated many comic books such as Batman and X-Men. He volunteers to teach kids and has won an award for his dedication.
I have always avoided reading the ever popular graphic novels, but when I learned that there were Christian graphic novels, I decided I would give them a try.
The graphic novels are in the “manga” style, which is Japanese term for “comic” These books are unlike the comics I grew up with as they are published in black and white with strong artwork and emotions in a book format.
I would agree that there is strong artwork and emotions in the manga style, but I had a difficult time figuring out who each person was as they looked so much the same. It would have helped if the person speaking would say the name of the person they were speaking to. I did think the basic storyline was good
I would recommend The Coming Storm, because graphic novels are becoming more popular. As graphic novels become more popular it will be more important than ever to have Christian graphic novels for people to read.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan. 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.