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Liberating King by Stephen Miller
"Liberating King" by Stephen Miller is a book about not letting sin control us. This is not the type of book that says you will be perfect here on earth and never. That was my first worry about this book. Yes we are not to live in sin continually but we will mess up as we are still living in a sinful world. My favorite chapter was on being brave in others walking in faith while everything is going wrong around you. Normally I don't quote from a book but this little section I am getting ready to quote was too good not to share. " Faith is not pretending everything is okay when it's really not. Faith is going to God when your world is unraveling. Faith is being brave knowing what you know now." This was a very powerful and interesting book that once I picked it up I just could not put it down. I do plan on keeping this one on my shelves. I highly recommend it.
I was given this book from BakerBooks a division of Baker Publishing Group for my honest review and not required to give a positive.
"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.