Review: When God Made Light



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


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  

Bible Review: NKJV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible

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The NKJV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible, published by Zondervan in partnership with the makers of Logos Bible Software, is a Bible packed full of powerful, “Biblical insights that you can see.”

This Bible includes many features to assist serious Bible students. It has the full text of the NKJV. There are over one hundred full-color infographics, timelines, and tables. There are twenty-seven family trees and people diagrams, including three detailed timelines chronicling the life of Jesus, His ministry, and His death and resurrection.

The book introductions include outlines, backgrounds, themes, and maps or timelines. Information regarding original Biblical languages is revealed in the verse-by-verse study notes. The words of Jesus are presented in red making it easier to study the teachings of Jesus. Also, there are contributions by many respected authors and/or scholars, such as Charles Stanley, Lee Strobel, and Timothy Keller.

This is an amazing Bible packed with powerful informal tools, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski


Published in: on February 9, 2018 at 12:27 am  Leave a Comment  

Bible Review: The Woman’s Study Bible

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NIV The Woman’s Study Bible, published by Thomas Nelson, is a Bible that seeks to bring forth “God’s Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation.” This Bible is specifically designed to assist women in strengthening both their Biblical knowledge and their relationships with Christ.

This Bible features special notes and features that appeal to women and highlights numerous women throughout the scriptures. It includes contributions from more than eighty women, varied by denomination, education, occupation, and ethnicity to encourage mentorship.

Special features include a full-color design, readable 10.5 font, biographical portraits of over 100 Biblical women, verse by verse study notes, over 300 in-text topical articles, essays from women who are experts in various fields, book introductions and outlines, full-color maps, charts, timelines, family trees, quotes from Godly women of history, a topical index, and a concordance.

This is an incredible Bible. The large type makes it easy to read, and the use of color adds to the reading experience, thus it is a recommended purchase for a gift or personal use.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski


Published in: on February 1, 2018 at 7:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

Book Review: 365 Bible Answers For Curious Kids


365 Bible Answers For Curious Kids, Written by Kathryn Slattery, published by Tommy Nelson (an imprint of Thomas Nelson Publishing), is a book designed to answer questions that might pass through the mind of its younger, more curious audience.

Children are full of questions, it’s inbred within their DNA to be curious, inquisitive, and seek to discover knowledge in regard to their surroundings. Sometimes their inquisitive nature can be taxing, but not when it comes to utilizing this wonderful publication.

Kathryn does an amazing job providing scripture-based responses to the common questions kids ask about God, faith, and religion. This book addresses the questions contained inside with accuracy, but in such a simplistic way that its intended audience can understand.

This book is perfect for helping young, inquisitive minds discover amazing wonders of scripture, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on January 23, 2018 at 12:26 am  Leave a Comment  

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

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

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


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


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