Diving deeper into God's Word can be easy and rewarding if you break it down book by book, verse by verse, or topic by topic with the new KJV Know The Word Study Bible by Thomas Nelson. The book-by-book series of notes leads you through the main points ...

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  1. Thomas Nelson's 'KJV Know The Word Study Bible' Kindle Fire Giveaway
  2. REVIEW: Counseling Under the Cross
  3. Action Storybook Bible
  4. Review of Walk it Out by Tricia Goyer
  5. The Action Storybook Bible Giveaway
  6. More Recent Articles

Thomas Nelson's 'KJV Know The Word Study Bible' Kindle Fire Giveaway

Diving deeper into God's Word can be easy and rewarding if you break it down book by book, verse by verse, or topic by topic with the new KJV Know The Word Study Bible by Thomas Nelson. The book-by-book series of notes leads you through the main points of each book of the Bible. The verse-by-verse notes help you to dig deeper into God's Word. The topic-by-topic articles, which cover 21 theological topics, guide you through a series of insightful notes and give you a thorough biblical understanding of each topic. With the beautiful and timeless text of the KJV translation, the KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers you choices of how to study Scripture and grow in your relationship with Christ.

 
This fall, become a regular student of the Bible and enter to win the Kindle Fire giveaway!


One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of the KJV Know The Word Study Bible
  • A Kindle Fire 7
  • A Kindle Fire case (winner's choice)
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on October 31. The winner will be announced November 1 on the Litfuse blog.

    

REVIEW: Counseling Under the Cross


First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Bob Kellemen and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Counseling Under the Cross" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
“Counseling Under the Cross” by Bob Kellemen is a fascinating read that chronicles the path of Martin Luther from desperate seeker to reformer to minister.  Luther passionately sought to fill his own God-shaped hole with spiritual things.  Recognizing the absence of what God intended to be relationship with his people, Luther thought becoming a monk would satisfy his soul.  Eventually, he recognized, while reading the book of Romans, what was missing: the personal relationship with God that does not come through ritualistic practice or misappropriated sacrifice.

Once Martin Luther came to this realization, his newfound relationship with Christ shaped his beliefs, filled him with the fire necessary to protest what the church had become and gave him the wisdom to help others find their way to their own relationship with the Savior.
This book is a must-read for anyone in ministry.  Personally, as a Sunday school teacher, I deal with people who seek counseling often.  This book pointed me back to the Source of all our needs and gave me confidence to sit with people over Scripture a bit longer before I point them to our Pastor.  I have also come to recognize the quieter cries for help from the person sitting next to me in choir and the one whose face looks a bit downcast when we have our greeting time in Sunday services.

“Counseling Under the Cross” will not turn you into a counselor, but it will help you give better counsel to spiritually wounded people.

It is very fitting to read such a book right now since we are celebrating the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and Martin Luther's posting of the 95 theses on the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517.



Here's a link to my earlier post describing this amazing book:

https://word-up-studies.blogspot.com/2017/09/counseling-under-cross-by-bob-kellemen.html
    

Action Storybook Bible

Action Storybook Bible

by Catherine DeVries & Sergio Cariello
Children's Bible
David C Cook

 
The Action Storybook Bible invites families with young children to explore God's redemptive story together. An entry point into the world of The Action Bible, it tells of the amazing creation story, powerful kings who reigned over ancient Israel, God's miraculous gift of eternal life through Jesus, and more! God's promise for the world is displayed throughout every page. Discover your family's place in God's incredible story and together put your faith into action!
 
Interactive features include:
  • Fifteen key episodes from God's Word-each one loaded with several stories along with more than 350 brand-new illustrations throughout.
  • Short and easy readings---for children ages eight and under with rich, colorful images.
  • Life, Faith, Action! features-conclude every episode and invite families to talk about how God moves in the stories, how to see God in life today, how to put faith into action, and how to easily talk to God with a suggested prayer.
  • Hall of Fame visual index---the place to look up favorite Bible characters by discovering their icon connections and finding them in the stories.

 Meet the Author & Illustrator

Catherine DeVries has written more than twenty-five books for children, including the bestselling Adventure Bible Storybook. She lives with her family in the Colorado forest.

Sergio Cariello is a master illustrator. He drew his first regular comic strip for his city's newspaper at age eleven. Born in Brazil, he spent many childhood hours poring over the Portuguese edition of The Picture Bible. Sergio has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, illustrating Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Fantastic Four, and dozens more comic book characters.

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Here is my review of this engaging storybook:


First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Catherine DeVries and Sergio Cariello and their publisher for sending me a copy of "Action Storybook Bible" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
The 'Action Storybook Bible' by Catherine DeVries and Sergio Cariello is an engaging, colorful, comic book format retelling of several beloved Bible stories.  Each chapter is based on different sections of Scripture: some are based on a few verses, others are based on chapters and still others are based on whole books of the Bible.  Each story is followed by a page that identifies an aspect of God’s character, an illustration of God at work, an exercise to encourage application of the principles of the story to our lives and a prayer.

I was surprised at the depth of insight into the stories in several cases.  The “Action Storybook Bible” would be a great devotional for parents or grandparents to do with children.  It will lay a foundation in the home that can be supplemented by Sunday School and future education.
    

Review of Walk it Out by Tricia Goyer


First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Tricia Goyer and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Walk it Out" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
“Walk It Out” by Tricia Goyer is a thoughtful and thought-provoking challenge to live a life of love as we obey what the Bible teaches us.  This autobiographical book takes the reader on a journey with the author as she experienced a turning-point moment in her Christian walk where she moved from a “God help me” to a “how can I help You God” kind of faith.

Tricia challenges the reader to pursue God’s dreams and purposes for our lives rather than our dreams for ourselves.  She helps the reader examine their activity and encourages them to determine the kingdom value of that activity.  This is a life-changing book that points the reader to the Word of God and shows how the author applied the Word to her own life and circumstances.  This may be particularly helpful when trying to figure out how to apply Scripture to your own life.
    

The Action Storybook Bible Giveaway

Discover your family's place in God's incredible story and together put your faith into action with the new The Action Storybook Bible from David C Cook! Explore God's redemptive story together with your children ages 8 and under in the 15 episodes highlighting key milestones in God's story. Master-artist Sergio Cariello created more than 350 brand-new illustrations to captivate your family and help you recognize how God is moving through each story.

Join the adventure to begin to figure out where you fit into God's beautiful and exciting plan for the world by entering to win the Kindle Fire giveaway!


One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on September 29. The winner will be announced October 2 on the Litfuse blog.

    

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