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2 Possible Controversial Thoughts

Yep toe stepping time

You have been warned if you keep reading then you are entering the world of my thoughts so be prepared I have a tendency to not sugar coat things.

1. Feelings.
 Lately I have been realizing that in Christian circles going off our feelings is being taught its the right thing to do and in some circles the only way to live.  I don't see that in scripture except in bad ways.  Eve felt that the serpent was correct and David went off of his feelings for Bathesheba.    The bereans were not more noble cause they went by their feelings but that they studied the scriptures.  Not everything we go thru in this life is supposed to make us feel good. Look in scriptures Jesus says that if they hated him that they will hate us.   Does that make you feel good if you are honest probable not knowing that people will hate you.  I have heard people say about people teaching false things it made me feel good so I don't need to check it out.  Or I have a peace about it so I do…

Not A Chance by RC Sproul

"Not A Chance" by R.C. Sproul and Keith Mathison is book about how we can't believe things in science just happened by chance but that they were created and design by God.  If you are not familiar with R.C. Sproul you will know that his books are not easy to read and this one is no exception. This book was one of the hardest books of R.C. Sprouls to read as it is not just a theological book but a scientific book at the same time.  Now I know some of you will say oh he just uses the Bible to prove his point well yes he does that but also uses science and scientist to prove his viewpoint.  I highly recommend this book but be warned it is not a fast read.
I was given this book from Baker Books a division of Baker Publishing Group for my honest review and was not required to give a positive review.

The Bible's Answers to 100 of Life's Biggest Questions by Norman Geisler & Jason Jimenez

"The Bible's Answers to 100 of Life's Biggest Questions" by Norman L. Geisler & Jason Jimenez  is book about common questions people ask about life such as Why are we born into sin and many other questions.   I liked how the authors answered the questions, then gave application, then Bible references and recommend books on the subject.  What I did not really enjoy was that the answers at times seemed very short and could have been longer.  I would have rather had this book in a multiple of series of books with longer answers than short answers in one book.  This book to me was not geared towards unbelievers but to believers that have questions.  So if you were thinking these would be great for your unbelieving friend or family member stay clear its more to answer a believers questions.  So I recommend it but be warned the answers were on the short side.
I was given this book from Baker Books a division of Baker Publishing Group for my honest review and was not r…

You Can't Text A Tough Conversation by Mike Bechtle

"You Can't Text A Tough Conversation" by Mike Bechtle is a book about real conversations not just a quick texting type relationships.  I was not sure what to expect with this book.  I was interested to see if the author was going to do like some people do which is paint new technology with its all bad brush.  He does not do this at all he shows and talks about how we need to have a healthy respect for technology ie phones and social media, etc.  One of the points I really liked was his reminder that when we write something on the Internet we need to remember would we say these things to the person if they were right in front of us.  Also I liked how he reminds us that an in person conversation will be better to understand what person meant with their comments than a text or facebook post.  As those do not show angry or misunderstanding in their weird like a in person conversation can clarify our conversation.  It was a hard book for me to read for some reason but that w…

"Welcome To Hidden Springs-Murder At The Courthouse" by A.H. Gabhart

"Murder at the Courthouse" by A.H. Gabhart is a murder mystery novel that is the first in the Hidden Springs Mystery novel series.  It takes place in a very small little sleepy town which turns out not to be so sleepy when a murder happens on the steps of the courthouse.  The deputy sheriff Michael Keane was looking forward to being a police officer in a quiet nothing happening town and that is not what he gets.  Since this is a mystery and I don't want to give away any of the story I am going to be very vague on this review.  I really thought the characters were well developed except I kinda wish there was more on the nosy older woman that it starts with maybe we will see more of her in the next book.  I have to admit as I was reading this book I kept visualizing Mayberry since that is what I first thought of when I read a small southern town.  I really liked how the author does not make small towns out to be these little perfect towns they are so not perfect.  This wa…

God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew

"God's Smuggler" by Brother Andrew is about the Bible smuggler Brother Andrew who started smuggling Bibles behind Communist lines in the 1950's.  This book was very powerful on how Brother Andrew followed God's leading in all parts of his life from his marriage to who to talk about God to.  This book was very easy to read but a well written book. I also enjoyed the pictures of the author doing his work.  This is a newer expanded edition which also talks about the author bringing the scripture to the Muslims.  I am glad the author reminds us that God is not going to always call us to a comfortable and easy life.  We are going to have trouble and things are not always easy nor should they be.  The author's witness points us always to Christ and not himself.  We need to remember that as we do what God asks us to do.  I highly recommend this book for anyone to read.
I was given the book from Chosen Book Publishers and was not required to give a positive review.