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REVIEW: THE FAMILY OF JESUS by Karen Kingsbury

 

Coming JULY 1, 2014

 

The Family of Jesus

THE FAMILY OF JESUS

KAREN KINGSBURY

http://www.karenkingsbury.com/books/collections/heart-of-the-story-collections/the-family-of-jesus

Genre: Bible Study & Reference/New Testament/Biography

Series: Life-Changing Bible Study Series/Heart of the Collection #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.

 

  • Series: Life-Changing Bible Study Series
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Howard Books (July 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476707375
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476707372

 

*From the author’s website*

The FAMILY of JESUS 

Coming July 1, 2014

Heart of the Story Collection – Book 1

For the first time ever, Karen brings you a fictional view of six of the family members of Jesus, all anchored by Scriptural truth, creating a life-changing and unprecedented emotional connection to the Bible.

You will develop an emotional connection to the family members of Jesus, learning about their lives and falling in love with Scripture along the way. Bible studies and devotionals abound, and in churches everywhere people gather to seek a deeper understanding of God’s Word and its application to their lives. But too often these studies engage only the analytic approach to Bible learning.

In The Family of Jesus, you will laugh, cry, and ultimately care more deeply about the Bible by helping you grasp the truths in Scripture not just with your mind, but with your heart. The characters in these short stories were among those closest to Jesus—Mary, Joseph, Jesus’ brother James, John the Baptist, Zechariah, and Elizabeth. Each has a compelling tale to tell. The Family of Jesus not only provides a deeper understanding of the relatives of our Savior, but also helps readers acquire tools that will draw them closer to Christ, to the Scriptures, and to each other.

Purchase your copy!

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Family-Jesus-Life-Changing-Bible-Study/dp/1476707375/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_har?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403530123&sr=1-1&keywords=the+family+of+jesus+karen+kingsbury

B&N

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MY THOUGHTS:

THE FAMILY OF JESUS by Karen Kingsbury is a spiritual Bible Study & Reference/New Testament/Biography. #1 in the “Life-Changing Bible Study Series/Heart of the Collection” series. An interesting take of Jesus’ relative.

In The Family of Jesus, Karen offers a fictional view of six of the family members of Jesus, all anchored by Scriptural truth, creating a life-changing and unprecedented emotional connection to the Bible.”

A collection of short stories. It will give you a connection to Jesus’ family you never thought to gain though reading the Bible. Some of the characters are said to be the closest to Jesus…Mary, Joseph, John the Baptist, Zechariah, Jesus’ brother James, and Elizabeth, each has a compelling tale to tell itself. Although, I had a difficult time understanding or getting into the story. I believe, it is more of a fictional telling of Jesus’ family, therefore, it was hard to wrap your mind around it and separate facts from fiction. It was difficult to embrace the concept. I love Ms. Kingsbury’s books but this one I had difficulty reading. I do plan to try to re-read at a later date. I understand it is a fictional tale of Jesus’ and his family that is to help the reader connect on a personal level with the Bible. Received for an honest review from the publisher.

 

RATING: 3

HEAT RATING: NONE

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

 

 

 

 

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, known for her “signature mix of melodrama, formula, and genuine emotional punch” (Publishers Weekly), a dramatic story about character, compromise, and the cost of having it all.Zack Dylan has a dream. He wants to sing on the biggest stages, for the biggest crowds, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make it come true. But Zack also made a promise to his college sweetheart when he left Kentucky to compete on the popular TV show Fifteen Minutes: If he made it, nothing would change him or his faith in God.

 

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REVIEW: 101 BIBLE STORIES:From Creation to Revelations Illrustrated by Dan Andreasen

101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation101 BIBLE STORIES: FROM CREATION TO REVELATION

Illrustrated by DAN ANDERASEN

http://www.zondervan.com

http://www.zonderkidz.com

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction/Religion/Bible Stories

Age Range: 6-10 years

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

 

  • Age Range: 6 – 10 years
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (February 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310740649
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310740643

 

*Amazon*

101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation brings together 101 of the most well-known and beloved Bible stories. Written for young independent readers and with colorful artwork, this storybook Bible is sure to become a favorite. Each story is one page in length and features a picture depicting the main character or event of the story. Both story and artwork can also provide perfect springboards for further family or child and parent discussion of the rest of the story and its impact on our faith.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

101 BIBLE STORIES: FROM CREATION TO REVELATION illustrated by Dan Anreasen is a delightful Juvenile Nonfiction/Religion/Bible Stories. What is not to love about this book…. nothing!

From the Old Testament to the New Testament, children will delight in the stories, as well as the illustrations. Easy to follow, with only one page per story and each with beautiful illustrations of the main character or event of the story. Recommended for ages 6-8, many young readers will find this an inspiring story. An easy way for independent young readers to learn more of the Bible. A must have addition to any library. I would recommend educators, church educators, parents, and grand parents pick up a copy of 101 BIBLE STORIES: FROM CREATION TO REVELATION, you will not regret your choice. Thank you Zonderkids for this wonderful opportunity! Received for an honest review.

RATING: 5

HEAT RATING: NONE

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

REVIEW: WHAT’S ON GOD’S SIN LIST FOR TODAY? by Tom Hobson….

WHAT’S ON GOD’S SIN LIST FOR TODAY?

TOM HOBSON

Genre: Non-fiction/Religion/Spirituality

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

  • Paperback: 101 pages
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1610972791
  • ISBN-13: 978-1610972796

Book Description(Amazon)

April 1, 2011
Christians get confused about exactly what to do with the commands in the Bible. Do we need to give up pork and shellfish? Is it a sin to eat roadkill or to eat blood sausage? Is it a sin to wear mixed fabric? Is cross-dressing a crime? What about tattoos? What do we do with that command not to boil a kid in its mother’s milk? And if none of these commands are for Christians today, then which Bible commands are for today?
This book is designed to help you find solid answers to the question, “Which parts of the Bible’s teaching are timeless and universal, and which parts are only for the people to whom the Bible was first written?” We will examine the laws in the Old Testament and the New Testament sin lists, and how they speak to issues such as sex, alcohol and drugs, obscene language, and gambling as they existed in the first-century world, as we seek to discover what’s on God’s sin list for us today.Tom Hobson has been a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) since 1983. He holds degrees from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

MY THOUGHTS:
WHAT’S ON GOD’S SIN LIST FOR TODAY? by Tom Hobson is an interesting non-fiction/religion/spirituality. Filled with interesting answers to questions as to where things are in the Bible and what is from the old testament and what is the new testament. Which was law in the old testament and which is on God’s sin list today. It examines issues such as sex,gambling, alcohol,adultery,and many,many more things. A very interesting and informative book. A great research book. If you enjoy learning more on religion,and spirituality I would suggest you read this title. Received for an honest review from the publisher.
RATING: 4
HEAT RATING: NONE(Non-fiction/Religion)
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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