Review: God Of Tomorrow

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God Of Tomorrow: How To Overcome The Fears Of Today And Renew Your Hope For The Future, written by Caleb Kaltenbach, published by Waterbrook, is a book that strives to help its readers surrender to God.

We live in the age of the unknown. Will we have a job tomorrow? Will we be able to retire one day? Will we be able to provide for our families? Will we be able to take a vacation? These are just a few of the unknowns that we deal with, sometimes on a daily basis. These unknowns can cause great havoc within our lives, thus we must be able to find a way to walk through them and into tomorrow.

In this book, Caleb tries to help his readers remove all of the concern they have been focusing on concerning that which is unknown and instead place their trust and hope in God, who is already present in their tomorrows.

This publication has the power to guide its readers into a greater position of trust, believing that God will never leave nor forsake them in their time of need, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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Published in: on January 9, 2018 at 2:23 am  Leave a Comment  

Bible Review: NIV Journal Through The Word Bible For Teen Girls

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NIV Journal The Word Bible For Teen Girls, published by Zondervan, is a Bible designed to help teen girls grow in their faith and come to a greater understanding of their purpose upon this earth

One of the features that makes this an amazing Bible is the space that is provided for journaling.  Upon each page, you will find a column side of the page to the left or right, depending which page you are viewing, where notes can be jotted down during your time of study.

In some cases, the column is slightly smaller in length because of another great feature found in this Bible. This feature is called Journaling Prompts. These Journaling Prompts, totaling more than 450, serve to give a small amount of direction in regard to a specific verse or topic found on the page.

Other features included are a table of weights and measures, subject index, and directive footnotes. This Bible also comes in the easy to read and understand NIV version, which is plus for its directed audience.

If there is a teen girl in your life that desires to grow in her relationship with God, this is the perfect Bible for her, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on January 9, 2018 at 2:21 am  Leave a Comment  

Review: How To Listen So People Will Talk: Build Stronger Communications And Deeper Connections

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How To Listen So People Will Talk: Build Stronger Communications And Deeper Connections, published by Bethany House, written by Becky Harling, is a book that desires to help its readers communicate better.

Without communication, relationships are more likely to fail, to travel through difficult times or end badly. Becky has an innate desire to see that this does not happen to her readers.  She believes that the secret to communication is to listen and listen well, thus causing a powerful impact to occur within your relationships.

This ideology does not just apply to marital relationships. Powerful listening will also make an impact on all the relationships within your life, such as your friendships, your work partners, your children, grandchildren, etc.

Upon reading this book, you will have a greater understanding of the power of listening, and all of your relationships will be drastically improved, thus making this a recommended purchase for anyone who desires to have better relationships within their life.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

 

Published in: on January 9, 2018 at 12:44 am  Leave a Comment  

Review: Restore: Break Out Of Your Past And Into God’s Future

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Restore: Break Out Of Your Past And Into God’s Future, written by Vince Antonucci, published by Tyndale Momentum: the nonfiction imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, is a book that seeks to offer guidance to those that feel stuck within their lives.

At some point within their lives, everyone feels stuck, maybe even more often than we care to admit, but often we don’t really know what to do, where to go, or how to process the direction of our lives. This book seeks to redirect us in these situations.

The reason this book has the potential to help is centered around the fact that Vince is not just writing about a topic, he is writing out of his own experiences dealing with a father that was not loving, but instead abusive and neglectful. His own experiences, some of which will be relatable to others, stand as a guide for his readers to deal with their own personal hurts and pains.

It doesn’t matter if it was a past hurt, a bad habit or a setback, this book has the ability to help you move through your situation, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on January 9, 2018 at 12:42 am  Leave a Comment  

Review: True Identity

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True Identity: Finding Significance and Freedom Through Who You Are In Christ, written by John Majors, published by Bethany House, is a book that desires its readers to better understand who they are in Christ.

Understanding that we live in a world that has a tendency to place labels upon everything and everyone, John strives to help his readers understand their true identity, who they reality are, and that this identity comes from their relationship with Christ.

This is a seemingly difficult task, given that we live in an age of gender identity confusion, but John does an amazing job of clarifying that we are created in God’s image, an image that cannot be tarnished by confusion or distortion. In other words, we are male and female. Not the opposite, not both, not one sometimes and the other at other times.

John uses a perfect analogy to get his point across that is found on page73. “You can’t put apple juice in your cars gas tank and expect your car to work even though apple juice kind of looks like gasoline. And you can’t drink gasoline, even though it kind of looks like apple juice. Neither situation will work because the designers of the car, the gas and the apple juice didn’t design things to work that way.”

This is a book that has the ability to open up the minds of those willing to take its message seriously, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on January 9, 2018 at 12:40 am  Leave a Comment  

Review: Answering The Toughest Questions About Suffering And Evil

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Answering The Toughest Questions About Suffering And Evil, written by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz, published by Bethany House, is a book that desires to help its reader better understand and form a Biblical perspective of the suffering and evil that occur within life.

Bruce and Stan cannot provide every bit of information on the topics of suffering and evil, but they do strive to provide some answers to the critical questions that arise during our times of difficulty, suffering, and/or pain.

Some of these questions include, but are not limited to the following:

Did God create evil?

Why is there suffering and evil in a world made good by God?

Why doesn’t God eliminate suffering and evil?

Why is the Bible full of violence?

Why do innocent people suffer?

What can I do about suffering and evil?

Bruce and Stan approach such a difficult topic with great insight, while utilizing the gift of humor, but not without being completely open and honest about suffering, evil, and the Bible.

This publication has the potential to help its readers come to a greater understanding of the role suffering and evil play within their lives, thus it is a recommended purchase for personal use or for someone dealing with the subject matter.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on January 9, 2018 at 12:37 am  Leave a Comment  

Review: The Most Important Women Of The Bible

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The Most Important Women of the Bible: Remarkable Stories of God’s Love and Redemption, by Aaron and Elaina Sharp, published by Bethany House, is a publication that is packed full of information about the women found throughout the scriptures.

This book strives to demonstrate to its reader how each of the women included within its covers fit into the overall powerful story of the Bible. The objective is to remind readers of how each woman’s story accomplishes the will of God and reveals His love for people today.

Each chapter discusses a different woman found in scripture. Bible helps, including Scripture References, Biography, Role in Redemption, By the Numbers, and Things We Wondered, also aid in a complete understanding of each character and how their experiences apply to our lives.

Some of the women included are: Eve, Sarah, Zipporah, Ruth, Hannah, Bathsheba, Gomer, Mary, Tabitha, Phoebe, and Lydia.

This book is well-written and packed with a plethora of information about each of the women discussed. Its truthfulness in comparison to the scriptures makes it a powerful asset in anyone’s life, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on January 9, 2018 at 12:34 am  Leave a Comment  

Review: I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me

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I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me: Getting Real About Getting Close, by John Ortberg, is an incredible book that seeks to assist all types of people in creating deeper, more meaningful relationships within their lives.

This book teaches its readers how to overcome obstacles and create better relationships with both God and other people within their lives. It teaches how to: recognize and respond to offers for connection, get past your fear of intimacy, sidestep the most common relationship pitfalls, and how to make God an active part of your everyday existence.

Mr. Ortberg states that the Bible is not an instruction manual. Instead he believes that the Bible is a love story. It is the story of Jesus demonstrating His power for love for us through His willingness to come to earth, to become real to us, and to show us how to become real with Him and others.

The personal stories and straightforward information makes this an asset for anyone desiring to draw closer to God while enhancing their relationships with others, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on January 9, 2018 at 12:32 am  Leave a Comment  

Bible Review: The Prayer Bible

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The Prayer Bible for Children, published by Tommy Nelson, is a delightful version of the Bible for younger kids.  Presented in the International Children’s Bible version, it is designed to help children “develop a heart for prayer and learn God’s Word.”

The many special features are included in this Bible to make it simple for children to use including, but not limited to the following: The large text is easier to read, 160 pages of special prayers of the Bible and 64 color pages of poem prayers, scripture prayers, and Kid’s Question & Answers that address questions children ask most regarding prayer.

Also included are bold subject headings and bold dictionary words, key highlighted verses, and easy to read footnotes. The dictionary and concordance in the back of the Bible assist the reader with locating and/or understanding the information. This Bible also comes with a free prayer journal for recording personal prayers.

While this is a wonderful Bible, only one negative emerges. I am certainly not a fan of dust jackets, but this Bible might be more visually appealing to a younger audience if a dust jacket was placed over the current gaudy cover, or maybe just a completely differently designed cover all together. Just my opinion. Otherwise, this is a wonderful Bible that will certainly help the younger readers draw closer to Jesus, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on January 1, 2018 at 9:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bible Review: NKJV Unapologetic Study Bible

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The NKJV Unapologetic Study Bible, published by Thomas Nelson, is designed to assist readers in their desire to stand more firmly in their relationship with God in today’s society. It is meant to help one understand the Bible in a manner that gives “confidence to unapologetically define and share your faith, rooted in the truths of Scripture.”

The goal of this Bible is to inspire its readers to be more Christ-like in all of their thoughts, words, and actions.  Some of the features designed to make this happen include: introductions for each book to explain its content and give context, more than two hundred articles placed near relevant Scripture passages, over seventy quotations from historical figures, and more than fifty profiles of historical figures.

Also included are a Table of Monies, Weights, and Measures, an Index of Features for Canonical Study, and an Index of Features for Topical Study. The Words of Christ are presented in red.

This is a marvelous Bible, presenting many features to assist one in increasing his knowledge of God’s Word, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on December 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm  Leave a Comment