Bible Review: NKJV Vines Expository Bible

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The NKJV Vines Expository Bible, published by Thomas Nelson, is a Bible that is packed with enough information to increase you faith, guide your walk, and draw you into a closer relationship with God.

This Bible features a plethora of features that, if taken advantage of, will bring its readers into bringing forth a more powerful witness within their communities and out into the world. Some of these features include 205 Presenting the Messagedetailed outlines from Jerry Vinessermon archive, 148 Living the Messagearticles with illustrations for living the Christian life, 237 Applying the Messagenotes, 311 Discerning the Meaningword studies,  66 book introductions, Topical index, Concordance, plus many other amazing features.

 For the serious students of Gods Word, this Bible will make an amazing difference within their lives, thus bringing a powerful positive impact of Christ into this world through them and their actions. For that reason, the NKJV Vines Expository Bible is a recommended purchase.

 Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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Published in: on July 9, 2018 at 5:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

Book Review: A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God, Written By: Larry Osborne

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A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God: Spirituality for the Rest of Us, written by Larry Osborne, published by Multnomah an imprint of Crown Publishing, is a publication written in manner that helps “the common person” understand the word of God, while challenging the current system of spiritual development.

This book is divided into three parts. The first examines what is termed as genuine spirituality. It includes ideas such as: What Does It Mean to Know God, How Two Utterly Different People Can Both Please God, and Why Ambition Should Never be Confused with Spirituality.

The second part discusses spiritual growth.  It includes topics such as: The Way Most People Grow, How Small Groups Change Everything, and How the Holy Spirit Does Exactly What Jesus Said He Would Do.

The final part examines what God wants. It includes subjects such as: Blind Spots, Is Faith Overrated, and Chocolate-Covered Arrogance.

This is a particularly interesting book.  It challenges the traditional ideas of Christianity and church membership, while presenting new ideas that do not go against scripture just tradition. This would be a wonderful book for your library, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on April 14, 2018 at 11:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

Book Review: Enter The Ring, Written By: D.A. & Elicia Horton

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Enter The Ring: Fighting Together For A Gospel-Saturated Marriage, written by D.A. & Elicia Horton, published by NavPress in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, is a book centered around bringing stability and happiness into marriages.

To bring forth a powerful message about God centered, God dedicated marriages, D.A. And Elicia openly share the struggles they encountered within their marriage and the effects it had on their relationship with Christ. Their willingness to be open and direct about their struggles brings a smidgen of reality to that which so many others encounter within their marriages, but might not have been willing to say it out loud.

As D.A. & Elicia elude to, many Christian marriages struggle because they are not paying attention to the necessary fundamentals needed to not only enhance their relationships, but also draw them closer to God. One specific area mentioned, which makes perfect sense, is the lack of a prayer life, both individually and corporately.

This book has the power to enhance the marriage of any couple striving to grow closer together and advance their relationship with God, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on April 14, 2018 at 6:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bible Review: KJV Minister’s Bible

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KJV Minister’s Bible, published by Thomas Nelson Publishers, is a Bible designed aid pastors and lay leaders as they strive to meet the daily needs of their congregations.

This Bible comes printed in the new Thomas Nelson easy to read KJV comfort print, which is presented in an optimal 9-point type face. This new type is designed to help the avid student spend more time within the Word without placing a great deal of strain upon the eyes of the reader.

This Bible features many of the common features of the average Bible, but what makes this Bible unique is the extraordinary number of extra features present. Within its pages, tucked in between the Old and New Testaments, you find such features as: Scripture readings for special occasions, service outlines, prayers, wedding, funeral, communion and baptism guides, as well as many other amazing features.

Other features included; lay-flat binding, brown leather soft flexible cover, three satin ribbon markers, 30 days with Jesus, a one year reading plan and colored maps.

This Bible would make a wonderful asset to any pastor’s library; thus, it is a highly recommended purchase for personal use or as a gift for your pastor.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on April 11, 2018 at 10:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bible Review: NKJV Minister’s Bible

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NKJV Minister’s Bible, published by Thomas Nelson Publishers, is a Bible designed aid pastors and lay leaders as they strive to meet the daily needs of their congregations.

This Bible comes printed in the new Thomas Nelson easy to read comfort print, which is presented in an optimal 9-point type face. This new type is designed to help the avid student spend more time within the Word without placing a great deal of strain upon the eyes of the reader.

This Bible features many of the common features of the average Bible, but what makes this Bible unique is the extraordinary number of extra features present. Within its pages, tucked in between the Old and New Testaments, you find such features as: Scripture readings for special occasions, service outlines, prayers, wedding, funeral, communion and baptism guides, as well as many other amazing features.

This Bible would make a wonderful asset to any pastor’s library; thus it is a highly recommended purchase for personal use or as a gift for your pastor.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on April 6, 2018 at 1:01 am  Leave a Comment  

Bible Review: NIV Journal Through The Word Reference Bible

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NIV Journal Through The Word Reference Bible, published by Zondervan Bibles, is a Bible designed to capture the thoughts of its readers within the provided columns along side of the easy to read NIV text.

This Bible comes in a sturdy hardback cover and is filled with the easy to read comfort print designed to give a smoother, more focused reading experience. Many other features add to the impact of this Bible, such as: Side-column cross-reference system, elastic cover closure, a ribbon marker, and so much more.

This Bible comes with a 9.3-point print size which makes it easier on the eyes during and after studying the scriptures for an extended amount of time. And for those new to the scriptures, the Words of Jesus are presented in the color red.

To own this Bible is to own something that has the potential to powerfully benefit your study of God’s Word. Thus it is a recommended purchase, especially for those who love to write notes in their Bibles.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on March 30, 2018 at 11:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bible Review: NKJV Deluxe Reader’s Bible

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NKJV Deluxe Reader’s Bible, published by Thomas Nelson, is a Bible designed to bring forth a positive impact into the lives of those blessed to have it within their possession.

Bibles have become inundated with various tools designed to enhance their readers’ study, but sometimes these can become a hindrance, pulling their readers away from the essential, life giving message of the Bible itself. The NKJV Deluxe Readers Bible is designed with simplicity, it is designed to allow those who turn its pages to read, enjoy, and embrace the Word of God.

This is a very unique Bible, especially as it is compared to others produced today. It offers an unfettered, undistracted look at the Word of God, and for that it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on March 22, 2018 at 11:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

Review: When God Made Light

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When God Made Light, written by: Matthew Paul Turner, illustrated by: David Catrow, is a marvelous book designed to open the hearts of little ones to the existence of creation.

Matthew brings this delightful book to life right from the beginning as he echos the words of God at the beginning of creation, “Let there be light.” He brings these words forth, one at a time, across several pages surrounded by amazing illustrations that bring the words to life.

Matthew carries his young readers and/or observers through this rhythmic presentation of the entrance of light and the various aspects of existence that the light interacts and/or creates within the world. His words are brought to life by the illustrations behind them, but they also create vivid images within the minds and hearts of his readers and/or observers.

David’s illustrations within this publication are amazing and possess the power to open the hearts of the little ones that are blessed to be gazing upon their beauty and inspiration. They are very pleasing to the eye and inspirational to the heart.

This is a delightful publication and is a recommended purchase for that special child within your life or for the expectant family getting ready to bless their new arrival.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on March 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

Book Review: Live Fearless, Sadie Robertson, author

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Live Fearless: A Call To Power, Passion, And Purpose, written by Sadie Robertson with Beth Clark, published by Thomas Nelson, is a book that strives to help its readers discover how to live in a manner that reflects the power and glory of God

 Sadie is very open about her own her struggles with insecurity, comparison, and isolation, thus making this publication very powerful and personal. Her experiences, while traumatic and heart wrenching, will transform those who read her words and walk through her experiences.

 I was particularly touched by chapter 8, which is entitled: Pick Your Partner. In this chapter, Sadie shares her feelings about the numerous negative comments that were thrown her way while on Dancing With The Stars. To help her during this time, she asked herself the three powerful questions; “Whose voice is the loudest in my life? Whose lead is the strongest in my life? What’s my idea of winning?”

 Sadie states that these three questions were, “incredibly important in the development and identity of my faith.” These same questions, if taken seriously, can have a powerful impact on every Christians life.

 This is an amazing publication. It needs to find its way into the hands of anyone struggle with their Christian identity, even those whose lives appear to be a clear path at the moment, thus it is a recommended purchase.

 Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on March 1, 2018 at 2:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

Book Review: Whisper

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Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God, written by Mark Batterson, published by Waterbrook & Multnomah, is a book designed for those attempting to discern whether or not God is speaking to them.

Many people today wonder if God still speaks to Christians. If He stills makes Himself known people today. For those who question, Mark Batterson has the answer. He believes that God still speaks, but we need to learn how to listen properly.

Mark states in this book that a whisper from God has the ability to change our lives in powerful ways. Knowing how to hear God can bring about miracles, bold visions, and proper directions. Mark’s desire is to help his readers understand that hearing God can become a natural occurrence for believers.

Mark does this by introducing seven different ways that God speaks to His children and the need to have a whispering spot, a specific place to listen to God’s voice.

This book addresses/answers the questions that Christians have about God speaking to us today, thus it is a recommended purchase for those who want to hear more clearly the voice of God.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

 

Published in: on February 9, 2018 at 12:41 am  Leave a Comment