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The Set-Apart Woman by Leslie Ludy
"The Set-apart Woman" by Leslie Ludy is a book on the practical ways to live a Godly life for women. This book started out on a very harsh and legalistic type of note for me. She starts it with a story of over hearing the worship team discussing the show Saturday Night Live. She thought it was horrible to go from talking about that to worshipping God like they should not be doing that. She did though bring up that it brought to light her own comprises in life. It was like she forgot that we are all works in progress, that we are not made perfect as soon as we become Christians. Or that God has worked on us all in the exact same area in our lives sat the exact same time. I kept reading and her book did help me in ways. But at times attitude when it came to entertainment culture and other points of culture today was on the if you don't believe and think like I do maybe your not a believer attitude. Which she at times would say that's not what she was saying but in some ways it was. I will agree with her our entertainment culture is in the toilet truthfully its been there for decades there is no arguing that. I just had a hard time with this book it could go so easily to a legalism stand point. even though it didn't some may take it that way. This book to me is more of a book for an older believer not a new believer. A new believer would probable get very discouraged especially if they are very new to the Bible and being sanctified. Cause we are all like onions when it comes to what God is working on with us in other words our path to sanctification. Some God might be on their first layer sin and others their 20th layer so we can't expect everyone to be where we are. For a more Biblical answer Jesus did not expect Peter to be at the same level as John or James why should we expect everyone to be at the same level as us. I would recommend this book for a believer that God has already brought down some of the path to sanctification.
I was given this book from Tyndale Publishers for my honest 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.
"Morgue, A Life In Death" by Dr. Vincent DiMaio & Ron Franscell is book about being a forensic pathologist and the details in cases that a normal person may miss. The authors bring up still famous deaths we know about today and others that are not so well known. This book is not for people with a weak stomach as it is very graphic on the details found during an autopsy. I will admit that does not bother me as I am always intrigued by how a mortician or forensic pathologists can figure out how someone died by an autopsy. It is a field of study that I am always eager to learn more about. This book did not disappoint in my thirst for unique knowledge. I think one of the sections that I liked the most was his chapter on when they dug up Lee Harvey Oswald's body to verify it was him that was dead in the grave. Also another section I really liked was the authors thoughts on Van Gogh's death of suicide as I am fan of Van Gogh's art. If you are intrigued by …
"Catch A Star" by Tamika Catchings is the life story of Tamika a professional basketball player who was born partial deaf that overcame that to become a top of her field basketball player. Her story is very interesting all the hard work she did to get to where her career. Her story of working so hard and to overcome the teasing/bullying from her youth to the basketball giant she became. This book was so inspiring to me. To have her even a little of her ambition the early 90's to grow up to be a professional basketball player was powerful. See when I was on a basketball team in junior high none of the girls I knew even thought about being a professional in basketball so to know she did was amazing. Her father played in the NBA but she never used to that rest on her own talent and hard work is what brought her to where she is today. She kept focused even when God put speed bumps in her life. I highly recommend this book for a very encouraging and uplifting book to…