Psalms Alive! by David Kitz My rating: 5 of 5 stars In Psalms Alive! author, pastor, and dramatist David Kitz takes us on a journey through thirteen selected psalms. In the Preface Kitz explains why he wrote the book: “For the past number of years I have been bringing the Psalms to life for audiences… Continue reading Psalms Alive! (review)
I’ve read Psalm 23 many times (perhaps you have too). And so when I saw that David Kitz gave it two chapters in his book Psalms Alive,* I was curious what he’d all find to say about these six familiar verses. After reading it, my chapters now have many red underlines. Several of those quotes… Continue reading Psalm 23 — a lifetime in my Bible margin #BibleJournaling
I’ve found several Bible verses to go along with my 2017 word LISTEN. One is Zephaniah 3:17: “The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Isn’t that beautiful? I had… Continue reading Surrounded by songs #BibleJournaling
If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God's What If Possibilities by Mark Batterson My rating: 4 of 5 stars In his newest book If, author Mark Batterson uses Romans 8 and the powerful little word “if” to challenge readers to live the Christian life with more obedience, faith, and abandonment. Section headings “If only,”… Continue reading If (review)
Today we Canadians celebrate Canada's 147th birthday! I love Canada and am proud to be Canadian. However, some things in our culture cause me concern. The rise of political correctness and the marginalization of people who hold to traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs is one. In our Sunday church service we spent some time commemorating Canada. A… Continue reading Happy Birthday Canada!
God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God by Ken Shigematsu My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s always a good sign when an author’s book comes from the requests of readers or hearers to learn more. That’s part of the tale of Ken Shigetmatsu’s book God In My Everything.… Continue reading God In My Everything (review)
Biblical fiction is a genre that helps the Bible come alive for many readers. A nice thing about books in this genre is that they're virtually timeless. Over the years I've read and reviewed quite a few stories based on the lives of Bible characters. In the days ahead I'll be reprinting some of those… Continue reading Gods and Kings by Lynn Austin (review)
"For many of us, the heart of our home base is our blog. It's where our best thinking lives, the place where others can comment and interact with us, the nexus of our social network," says Michael Hyatt in his book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. He goes on to advise would-be bloggers,… Continue reading Blogging changes in 2013