Showing posts with label Bible. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bible. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, a review

Growing up in a non-Christian home, my teenage years were not spent pondering the existence of God or comparing other beliefs. I often think of the difference of my growing up to the my own family and think about how many resources we have to equip our children to be "ready to give an answer when men ask you about the hope that is within you". Since my kids are homeschooled, they do not have to witness to their classmates or defend their faith. Yet now they find themselves in many more situations, less sheltered where they need to be able to stand and share with others. I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek, available at Apologia, will not only explore their own ideas, it will give them a solid background of other worldviews and strengthen their faith.

Who wrote is and what is it about?
I recieved a copy of the book, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek and the companion workbook. One of the authors of the book, Frank Turek has a burden to see high school students remain in the faith after high school, his organization CrossExamined offers a television program and speaking engagements. Norman Geisler, the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary has spoken in all 50 states and 27 countries defending the faith. Together they have written what I consider a 'laymans' approach to Christian Apologetics. This easy to read, yet thorough approach is perfect for the senior high level students and adults. The workbook accompanies each chapter and engages the student. The lessons move the student from passive reading to analyzing their thoughts on each lesson. The workbook is divided into four sections which the student works through after reading each chapter.
  • Hook- This section will remind you what the chapter was about and often includes a few questions to warm up your brain. (Yes, my brain usually needs warming up.)
  • Book- This section takes you deeper into the specific issues covered in each chapter, unpacking the topics and testing your knowledge and comprehension with questions from the textbook. (This not just parroting answers, but well thought out questions.)
  • Look- In this section you don't just take the author's word for it. Check out the information presented in the book for yourself. It includes research assignments and other suggested activities and web sites.(there are great links to dig deeper.)
  • Took-This section summarizes the material and helps you apply the concepts you have studied to your life and witness for Jesus Christ. (Similar to an alter call or a call to action. If discussed with a group would add a nice sense of accountability).

My thoughts:

As Paperboy's junior year Bible curriculum, upon completion, it will be counted as a year's credit of Bible. While this curriculum is a great resource for my boys, I'd love to have them use it with a small group. The authors have taken what some may feel as a dry subject, breaking it down incrementally.
These resources are available at Apologia, the book for $16.00 and the workbook for $32.00. The book could stand alone, but I highly recommend using it as a set. My problem now is: I need two more workbooks for myself and Random. I Don't Have Enough Faith should not be consider only high school curriculum, anyone could and should benefit from this. Especially adults who are not confident as they witness to others.

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As a member of the Old Schoolhouse Crew, I am given the opportunity to review many home school products. I am not paid or compensated for my reviews, I did receive this product for free in exchange for this honest review.  

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Friday, August 10, 2012

King Alfred's English: A review, a revelation and a promotion

When my son was enrolled in the Defensive Language Institute in Monterey, California, the Gman and I picked up these great t-shirts. On the front is the school logo and this witty saying is on the back.  And yes, I just fetched this from the hamper, grin.

I understood what it meant, but never really appreciated the logo until now. Lori White has given me a fresh appreciation for the history of our language.

As a member of the Old Schoolhouse Crew, I am given the opportunity to review many home school products. I am not paid or compensated for my reviews, I did receive this product for free in exchange for this honest review.

King Alfred's English: A History of the Language We Speak and Why We Should Be Glad We Do

Today's book review is King Alfred's English by Laurie White of I received an eBook which I downloaded on my Kindle app for my iPad. The book is available in hard copy here for $14.89. Since prices change, you may want to check at, Rainbow Resource, and Grace and Truth Books.

Laurie White spent 5 years working on this book, here she describes why she began this project:
I'm a homeschooling mom (kids are grown) and English major, who initially just intended to write a long article on the history of English. I knew I needed some kind of empty-nest-filler when the last of our 3 children graduated from our homeschool, and I had always wanted to put together something more substantial on the history of English than just the notes from my college class I'd used with my own kids. I thought it was a shame that this material was usually reserved for English majors when younger students might be fascinated with it too. I knew mine were!
My thoughts:

This books is a delightful, rich read. It offers a brief history of the world and how our language has evolved. She cover the many invasions and the results of each on the English language. While filled with history, her conversational tone and ability to weave in such a variety of facts makes this a terrific supplement to middle and high school English lessons. Paperboy, who loves history will be in for a treat this year. He loves to dazzle others with his various history trivia. This will offer him endless anecdotes. (WE INTERRUPT THIS POST FOR A CONFESSION>>>I am the one who read this book. Contrary to my children's opinion of me, I am a nice mother, who gives her children a summer break from home schooling.) I appreciate how Laurie clearly explained the history of the church and how we ended up with our Bible. Her style of writing is easy to read and is written in short sections. This will make it easy to break down into a weekly schedule using the free student pages.

My Revelations or Ten Things I learned:
  1. The original meaning of the word berserk.
  2. The Grimm brothers didn't just write some cool children's stories, they were philologists.
  3. Philologists are linguists who study written texts.
  4. Why the SAT's are more difficult to study in English.
  5. Who Dolly Pentreath is?
  6. Grammars rules and how I shouldn't be so hard on myself for breaking so many on my blog and in my daily life.
  7. What courriel is and that I have been doing it daily for years.
  8. The English toilets were named after the man Crapper, not the contents of the bowl
  9. A great site for word studies
  10. I have been butchering John Wycliff's name for years, it is pronounced WI-Cliff.

Knowing I sound sexist, but not really caring I need to say this.

This is a terrific book for boys. My boys. O.k. I am sure girls will love it too, but I need to say "Thanks Laurie, you have an understanding for boys and how to teach them, while captivating them."

It's obvious that Laurie has a vision to educate children on the history of English and the Bible. She generously offers teacher and student pages on her website to enhance the book. She reccomends movies, websites and resources that complement her book. She even offers chapter tests if we choose to use this a a curriculum for our students, which I highly suggest doing.

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If This King Alfred's English sounds like a book you would enjoy, let me know. Send me an email and I will share a secret promotion with my most faithful readers. If you contact me within the next two weeks, I will email you a code which allows you to purchase your own copy at a discount rate.

If you are not yet convinced, see what other crew members thought about Laurie's book by clicking the banner below. It will take you to other reviews on this wonderful history book.

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As a member of the Old Schoolhouse Crew, I am given the opportunity to review many home school products. I am not paid or compensated for my reviews, I did receive this product for free in exchange for this honest review. 
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

God's Great Covenant or I Changed My Mind! A review.

As a member of the TOS Homeschool crew, this year I am reviewing many homeschooling products that I have received for free. I am not paid to say nice things about the products, but I am obligated to use the products with my boys and share my honest opinions with you.

Today's review is another product from Classical Academic Press. I have previously reviewed two other great homeschool resources from this company, The Art Of Argument and Latin Alive

I have always believed the Bible should be studied in the younger years as a family time with the Bible, prayer, and discussion. In our personal Bible time, my children listened, colored, discussed, memorized and studied the lives of missionaries. I am generally opposed to teaching Bible doctrine and history with a workbook until the older years. I entered into this review with a negative view of turning learning God's word into an academic subject.

With my personal convictions aside, I would like to share my unbiased opinions about God's Great Covenant with you.

Classical Academic Press is committed to teaching children the Bible. Below is their approach to teaching the Word of God to children.

Teaching the Bible to young children can be a large task, and is often divided up into many small stories. However, if you would like to teach your students the truly big picture of the Bible, and show them how God has been at work in his people since before creation, you will find God’s Great Covenant to be a unique, surprising, and excellent Bible curriculum. The Bible, taught chronologically, by means of simple and direct stories, chants, and meditation on God’s character define God’s Great Covenant. Even many adults find themselves learning new facts, making surprising connections, and being blessed by reminder of God’s faithfulness, and how he always keeps his promises. Taught from a covenantal and reformed theological perspective, and rooted in Scripture, you will find this series to be a blessing to your classroom or family.

God's Great Covenant, New Testament 1 is a Bible course for children in grades 2 through grade 6 covering the life of Christ. This biblically sound study is broken down into four themes and contains 36 lessons designed to last a whole school year. The New Testament is taught classically, using a variety of methods to solidify the student's understanding of the life of Christ. The student workbook is very appealing with larger print, various short exercises and great illustrations. The author introduces 'Simon', a Jewish boy from Jareth during the time of Christ. This story helps bring the students into the lives of those people who were anxiously waiting for the Messiah. This is what hooked Little Guy, he loves to hear about other children, fictional or real.

The student first reads the introductions and learns the memory work. The next day they read the story or better yet, they listen to the MP3 audio. Next, they complete the exercises in their own workbook. The activities vary greatly. There is map work, who said it?, key facts, think about it, important truths, story facts, crosswords, where did it happen? and other questions. I love the simplicity, yet the thoroughness of the study.  The teacher's guide is so full of commentary and details, I am amazed at how much background, I don't know. You can see the index and a sample of the student book here and the teacher's guide here.

For the early grades, I would suggest doing most of the workbook orally, but from third grade on, this is an excellent program. I wish I had known about this program when Paperboy and Random were younger. It's structure reminds me of an excellent history program we used. But this is not just Bible events, there are personal challenges and application of God's Word throughout the lessons.

For someone who was opposed to Bible seatwork, I have definitely had a change of heart. God's Great Covenant is an appealing program that would work well in a home school or Sunday school setting. Once again Classical Academic Press lives up to their motto; Classical Subjects Creatively Taught. We're looking forward to other Bible courses such as God's Great Covenant, the Old Testament.

You can purchase God's Great Covenant Student Guide for $26.95, the Teacher's Guide for $29.95, and the MP3 download for $9.95 at Classical Academic Press. I recommend the bundle package for $56.95.
Of course, don't take my word for it, see more reviews at the crew blog.

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. The opinions in this post are my own.   

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Apologia: Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here? A Review.

As a member of the TOS Homeschool crew, this year I am reviewing many homeschooling products that I have received for free. I am not paid to say nice things about the products, but I am obligated to use the products with my boys and share my honest opinions with you. Little Guy was the fortunate participant this time.

Apologia: Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here?
The second book in the What We Believe series, Who Am I? (And What Am I Doing Here?) helps children understand what it means to be fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of the Most High God. 
How did we use it?

Apologia generously sent us the Student Book, audio mp3, coloring book and a beautiful companion journal. Since Little Guy and I are reading the book together, we're using it as a bible study each night in place of a bedtime story. I pop the mp3 cd in my laptop and he turns the pages. Some nights he colors or draws a picture related to the lesson while listening. Little Guy does not journal his answers, perhaps when he is a little older, but he answers the questions orally. We are currently in chapter 7. We're not following one of the great schedules provided, but going longer or shorter depending on our evening's time crunch.

What did Little Guy think about it?

I know it's a hit because he literally runs up to bed looking forward to the lessons. He has never been one that loves read alouds or story time like my other guys. The content in this book is what grabs him. He is learning about different children all over the world. He is amazed at the diversity. The author creatively ties in the other belief systems and cultures while comparing them to the word of God. Although the questions at the end of each lesson are deep, Little Guy, at 7, can easily grasp them. He really enjoys the variety of examples used in each lesson.

What do I think about it?

This is meat, heavy spiritual food organized and cut up in small bites that are incredibly convicting. I did not come across any doctrines I disagreed with. The principles taught are things we should and could be teaching our children throughout their growing up years. Apologia has skillfully created a curriculum that helps parents to mind the gaps. The discussions that flow after the readings are so beneficial to our children's faith. I feel like I have grown spiritually while using this study.

The Gman has enjoyed this curriculum also. We listened to the mp3 together (I did not tire of hearing it multiple times) and he enjoyed the content, the scripture and the variety in each lesson. Now I want to buy the mp3 at $19 to their previous book Who Is God? that Random reviewed last year. I am looking forward to sharing it with the Gman and Little Guy. Using the mp3 has been a treat on my voice as I often tire in the evenings when reading out loud.

I love the journal, it makes a wonderful keepsake for your children to look back on. They have mini book activities in the back of the book which appeal to those who enjoy lapbooking. I think it is worth the $24, you will want one for each child. The coloring book at $8 is perfect for little ones who are not ready for the journal.

The main text at $39 is a large hardback that reminds me of a coffee table book.  Apologia Ministries web site offers extras for the those who own the book and want to enhance the lessons. They have a comprehensive teacher's guide available for free online which includes some of the activities from the journal to print on your own. These cannot compare to the quality spiral bound journal, but would work wonderfully in a co-op or large family.

I am thankful for this opportunity to try this resource. But don't take my word for it, see what other Crew member thought about this great curriculum here.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Marriage Monday: Poison Control Center

Did you know this week is national Poison Prevention Week?
In honor of that I would like to share some helpful advice.

Ten things that will poison your marriage:

First, I have to add a disclaimer to this post. I have not tried all of these poisons, only nine of them. Thankfully, I didn't ingest enough to cause death nor suffer long term effects from these toxic behaviors.
  1. Hang around with women who constantly belittle their husbands.
  2. Think of the money you both earn as separate. 
  3. Let the children play you against each other, this can last long into adulthood.
  4. Stop serving each other. 
  5. Ignore your personal appearance and practice poor hygiene. 
  6. Avoid dates or time alone. 
  7. Don't care about anything they deem important.  
  8. Spend too much time with your extended family and friends.
  9. Never forget past sins.
  10. Criticize at every opportunity, publicly will increase the speed of the toxicity.
If you feel like you need a detox. Don't despair. Things can change right now.

Here is my not-so-secret home remedy...

From the King James Bible, 1John 1:19:

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Living this scripture will strengthen our marriages. Today's post is linked up with Marriage Monday. In my last Marriage Monday Post I talked about ten books that have helped my marriage.
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I know there are things I have missed. Do you have any "must avoid poisons" in your home?  Leave a comment, you may be helping out a marriage.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Who is God? A review. And yes, our children can really know Him.

As a member of the TOS Homeschool crew, this year I am reviewing many homeschooling products that I have received for free. I am not paid to say nice things about the products, but I am obligated to use the product and share my honest opinions with you. In today's review, Random had no choice but the opportunity to try a Bible program, and as we know teenagers cannot be forced to say nice things.


"Who is God? And Can I Really Know Him?" written by John Hay and David Webb is Apologia's entry into the area of Biblical worldview or what I call Bible curriculum. 

Just the facts about Who is God?
  • First in a series of four Biblical Worldview books
  • 252 page hardcover with color photos and illustrations
  • For ages 6-13
  • Classical or Charlotte Mason style
  • includes a link to download additional resources
  • Non-denominational doctrine
  • available here.

How we used it in our homeschool:

We studied the first lesson together. I downloaded the extras and each morning, we read a few pages and discussed it. Random would then answer the Make A Note of It questions in his Bible notebook. Each chapter contained quotes, photos, scriptures, prayers, questions and challenges. The material wasn't anything new to my son. I looked forward to these discussions. The one-on-one time spent going over these things with him was precious. After two weeks, he felt he would like to do it on his own. I reluctantly agreed. His older brother has been working alone on his Bible study for a second year, how could I say no? I challenged him to memorize some of the scriptures. Some questions we discussed, some he wrote about. After his lesson, I would go over his answers with him. He also recapped his lesson to me while I was working in the kitchen. 

Random's thoughts about this program:

He loves it. As a man of a few words, in describing this curriculum to me, his thumbs are up, he approaches it diligently, and calls it "all good". When you find something that works in homeschooling, stick with it. We will be moving on to the next in the series: Who Am I? and What am I doing here?

My thoughts about this book:

When it arrived, I found myself in my recliner, soaking it in. I brought it to church and showed it off to my fellow Sunday School teachers. The pictures, the illustrations, examples and discussion questions are so relevent. It is very thorough, and engaging. I can see why Random loves it, the variety, the colors and the format are appealing. It is designed very similar to Apologia's Science books for younger children. The books are beautiful and could be considered coffee table books. Yet they really are textbooks.

What I most appreciate about this book is the way they use questions throughout the lessons to draw the child in. It encourages them to think deeper about their own faith and how they are applying it to their lives. It is essentially a hands on Bible class, that strengthens our children in their faith.  

If you have read any of my reviews, you know I am not a fan of Bible workbooks in our homeschool. I want to instill the love of the word of God to my children and encourage them in the daily habit of reading the Bible. I want their faith to be their own. If I wanted them to regurgitate my faith, I'd buy a parrot. I don't ever want Bible lessons to be thought of as a disliked, boring subject by my children. I'll let grammar take that role. Apologia has succeeded in bringing Bible, faith and worldview studies into our home in an exciting manner. Like Random, I give it a thumbs up. 

I wasn't the only one to try this great book. Read what other crew members are saying about it over here.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Must. See. Do. Not. Miss. DVD.

Today's post is a submission to the Christian Home Magazine, Movies and music section from The Legacy of Home. This new magazine is published online each Monday by Mrs. White.

This Christmas, Little Guy was thrilled to get the first three episodes of the  "What's in the Bible?". These movies, created by Phil Vischer, were a blessing to our whole family.

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed these movies. The first time I snuggled with Little Guy and watched, I knew we were starting a tradition. My litmus test for a good movie is: Can I stay awake for it? This series passed with flying colors. I am looking forward to buying episode #4 for Little Guy's birthday. These are movies to own, not rent.

The first episode  "In the beginning" covers what's in the Bible and who wrote the Bible. The second episode teaches how we got the Bible and salvation. The third one, my favorite, tells about the rules(Levitical law), and explains the Pentateuch.

These movies have inspired my Little Guy to read his Bible. He has been fascinated with the books of the Bible since watching these over and over. I find him reading his Bible and studying the books of the Bible on his own. He sings about the Bible while we are in the car. He has a little notebook which he has started his notes. When he is older, he will have to forgive me for posting his adorable writings.

I just love the creative spelling. And I love the idea of my boy reading the Bible. Phil Vischer has made the Bible so approachable for Little Guy.

I was a huge fan of the Muppet show as a child. What's in the Bible is presented like a variety show with a similar style. The answers to so many questions are addressed with such an assortment of characters. The songs are catchy and hilarious. The kid in the mini van could be one of my own. The pastor even has the same name as my own pastor.

The Gman loved the character Ian because he appeared to be stupid, but asked some pointed questions. We both loved the way they dealt with the question about laws. I added a clip below of one of my favorite scenes.

I have to admit, I learned a few things about Bible history from Sunday School Lady. If you are not convinced, stop by their website. They have clips of the different episodes, games for the kids at JellyTelly and even a curriculum that goes along with the shows.

I was not compensated to talk about this series, I just fell in love with them. If the What's in the Bible folks see this and want me to review their next episodes, I will gladly accept.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Positive Action for Christ

Throughout the school year, I will be reviewing products as a member of the Old Schoolhouse Review crew. I received these items free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion. I am thankful for the chance to try new things and I hope you enjoy hearing about our experiences. 

My latest review is a Bible study curriculum created by Positive Action for Christ that I am using with my son Random. Now before you think I am a strange or a movie star like person who has bestowed the name Random upon a child, don't. Random is my third born son who is 13. He used to be Benny G. Bloggers often think they can remain anonymous so they don't want to embarrass their little darlings and their husbands. They give them cute names that reflect their personalities. Random always blurts out random funny sayings and changes the subject frequently. It never ceases to amaze me how in just three sentences we can go from the deity of Christ to the latest Ipod app, seamlessly. I chose Random as my guinea pig test subject or student because he loves to discuss the Bible and analyze things. I decided a little one-on-one Bible with my son could be something 'positive'.

I have never been one to make our Bible lessons too school-like.  I want to save workbooks for grammar and math. Below is my vision for my children and their Bible studies. Sitting by the fire finding comfort in studying the Word of God. For Random here, sitting by the fire doing any schoolwork is perfect for him.


You may remember my short post a few weeks ago when I posted a blog cruise post? As a matter of fact, it was my only blog cruise post. When the kids were asked their favorite part of homeschooling, Random picked Bible time. I was shocked. I was convinced he would say gym. At that time, we were into our first weeks of the Life of Christ Bible study written by Frank Hamrick.
Positive Action for Christ describes The Life of Christ from the Gospel of John
To many people Christ is merely a historical fact, rather than a living, personal reality. We know that Christ lived, and we know much about what He did; however, even we as Christians seldom experience His presence as we should.
The purpose of The Life of Christ from the Gospel of John is to make Jesus Christ real to your students. Our hope as you journey through this material is that your students will not only know Jesus more, but also love Him more.
 Terri G. describes The Life of Christ from the Gospel of John

This is a bible study that can be used in a classroom or homeschool setting, it would be best used in late middle school through high school years. There is a teacher guide with the answers, a disc to create transparencies, tests and a consumable student workbook. As you see in the photo, the books are beautifully made with color photos and illustrations. They cleverly make the cover look like an old manuscript. The lessons can be taught in 3 to 5 days. There are comprehension questions at the end of each lesson as well as extension activities to deepen the student's understanding. These assignments would be great projects to assign in a classroom setting.  

My experience with this study

Last year was the first time I made the transition into assigning Bible as a subject. Paperboy has been doing Bible on his own since 8th grade. For years our Bible time consisted of reading our Bible along with a devotional book or topical study. Many of those books really touched our lives and encouraged us to apply the word of God in our lives. My first reaction to The Life of Christ was "It looks a little like schoolwork, Oh No!" Yes it did and yes it is. The history and geography studies before we even got into the actual lesson were very in depth. I thought for sure I had lost Random. We took turns reading it to eachother, reading the scriptures and being the scribe. It continued to keep our interest and attention. The one part he balked at was the unit tests. They were challenging even to myself.

 We only recently found, as I was reading the teacher notes to him, something that I personally did not agree with doctrinally. I was a little more forgiving than Random on this, but we continued our lessons. It was a launching point for why we believe what we do and I was surprised at his assurity in the Word. I had to encourage him not to "throw the baby out with the bathwater and carry on." It was a personal lesson to me to read over the notes before I read them aloud.

I have enjoyed this study as I appreciate how it is organized, in depth and it can be applied to our current times. The political, social and physical backgrounds provided about the book of John has broadened my understanding of the Gospel. This could be easily adapted to more than one student, you would just need to purchase an additional student book for $17.95. The teacher's manual with all of the supplies needed costs $41.95. There are pricing options depending upon the desired format of the product. Wise Up is another study they offer, an in depth study of Proverbs that sounded very interesting to me. If you would like to see some of the other products offerred by Postive Action visit their web site or see what other crew members had to say about the products for older students or younger students.

Once again, I received this product free of charge from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I did not receive any payment nor was I required to post a positive review. 

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thrifty Thursday: Winners of the Best Book

Winning things instead of buying them is thrifty. I am happy to announce the two winners of the best book in the world giveaway. 

Before I tell you who the winners are, I have to tell you why I am so excited to give these Bibles away.

I collect Bibles. I don't believe in hoarding them. I love to give them out. The most important thing for a new Christian to own is a Bible. I truly believe if I had not bought a Bible the day before I came to Jesus, I would have long drifted away from Him. I share my story in my very first blog post.

Now when I meet a new Christian or if I am witnessing to an unbeliever, one of the first things I ask them is: "Do you have a Bible?" I don't want anyone following me (ahem, following my blog is o.k.) or my words, I want them to understand who God is by His powerful Word. I believe regularly reading God's word fortifies a Christan against false doctrines, worldliness and selfishness. It's like I tell my preschool Sunday school class while flexing my muscles, "The Word of God makes you a strong Christian who can fight the Devil." 

I have been passing out Bibles randomly for years. Just last month, God was faithful to show me, it is not in vain. Two ladies at Laser tag(because that's where boy moms hang out) and I were talking. One reminded me years ago about the Bible promise book I had given her. I had forgotten about it. The other friend piped up. "You gave me a Bible, too!" That was last summer. I bet those books aren't collecting dust. I have been watching those ladies grow in Christ. How cool is that? 

If you didn't win, don't be disappointed, pick up the Bible you already own. If you did win, please pass it on, it's too good to sit on a shelf. If you have some Bibles collecting dust, pass them on. You never know how much you are blessing someone.

Now for the Journey Bible:

The winning comment is:

Michelle said...

My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:10-14 and I like it in The Message version:

This is God's Word on the subject: "As soon as Babylon's seventy years are up and not a day before, I'll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. "When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I'll listen. "When you come looking for me, you'll find me. "Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed." God's Decree. "I'll turn things around for you. I'll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you"—God's Decree—"bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on it."

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momma24 said...

My favorite verse is John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Someone showed me that verse when we were going through our miscarriages and the Truth speaks to me every time I read it. I also love Psalm 115:3, "Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him." Of course there is also Psalm Psalm 56:8 "Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?" Love that one, too! ;-D

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