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"Keepers of The Covenant" by Lynn Austin
"Keepers of the Covenat" by Lynn Austin is the 2nd book in her Restoration Chronicles series which takes the stories from Ezra and Nehemiah to life. I like how Lynn Austin takes the stories from the bible and does not make them such the main part of the story that its like she is adding to the scriptures. In this one one of the main characters is the Prophet Ezra but its not just about him but also about also other Jewish people and even gentiles during the time which also happens at the same time of the story of Esther. I will admit at first I thought oh another book that the author tries to add more to the story of Esther but this did not do that. I really like the side story of Amina a gentile child/women since this book takes place over many years. In a way I wish her story was its own book. I was very impressed on the use of stories from scripture without making me feel like the author was adding to the scriptures. So many do that in this type of Christian literature. There were multiple stories in the book but they all flowed very well together. I can't wait for the third book in this series. I highly recommend it.
I was given this book by Bethany House publishing and was not required to give a positive review.
"What is Reformed Theology?" by R.C. Sproul is about understanding the basics of reformed theology. Even though this book says it is about understanding the basics but it is really in depth not a milk type book at all. This was very meaty book with quotes and history from past reformers also with a lot of scripture. My favorite section was on understanding faith alone. Not only does it explain reformed theology but it also it breaks down and explains the acronym TULIP. Well wrote book that makes some hard things in theology easier to understand.
I was given this book from Baker Books for free and was not required to give a positive review.
"Treasures in Dark Places" by Leanna Cinquanta is about a woman and her mission to some of the roughest parts of India. I chose this book to review as I thought it would be about her missionary work in India as that is how it is portrayed to be about. But I was wrong it is mainly and I mean 90% her testimony and not about her missionary work. There is a little bit at the end about her work of getting girls out of the sex trafficking but that was it. Before I get into my next point that really bothers me I want to preface by saying yes I know if a book is going into certain countries they cannot name Jesus otherwise the book will be banned. But you can make versions for those countries. I was very annoyed that the author constantly kept referring to God and Jesus as the mystery or my beloved. I have problem with author's writing books about their supposed faith in Christ to American readers and they won't name our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It felt like sh…
"The Ebb Tide" by Beverly Lewis is about Sallie Riehl who as a young Amish woman has heart to travel well when her big plans change she becomes a nanny for a non-Amish family for the summer away from her home. This was not your stereotypical Amish story yes it did have the normal romance but the story was more about Sallie discovering what she believes and wants in life. This was a sweet story with some of the typical things you see in Amish fiction but not everything. One thing that was nice to read was that we did not have the typical someone was being shunned this book had more of a family supportive attitude than the shunning attitude of some. I really liked the story of Sallie finding how she fits in this world and not just going with the flow. I highly recommend this book it is one of Beverly Lewis's best books.
I was given this book from Bethany House for free and was not required to give a review.