Bible Review: NIV Kids Visual Study Bible

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NIV Kids Visual Study Bible: Explore The Story Of The Bible People, Places And History, published by Zondervan, is a Bible designed to bring life into the study of God’s Word for young Christians.

This Bible is filled with amazing features, such as more than 700 four-color photographs, illustrations, infographics and maps, book introductions with important facts and images, index to maps and infographics, and so much more.

The infographics in this Bible are amazing because they visually open up the Word of God, allowing its reader to truly embrace the subject matter in a new and fascinating manner. Take the story of Noah’s Ark. The infographic takes the 375 days Noah was on the ark and breaks them down, making the content of the story more understandable.

This Bible is sure to become the favorite of any young Christian blessed to have it within their possession, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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Published in: on August 12, 2017 at 10:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bible Review: NIV Revolution

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NIV Revolution: The Bible For Teen Guys, published by Zondervan, is a Bible designed to enhance the relations teen guys have with their Lord and Savior, while growing in their faith and knowledge of God’s Word.

This Bible is packed with amazing features such as: The complete text of the NIV version, 12 full-color pages of life impacting ideas, in-depth book introductions, more than 200 articles entitled “Be The Change,” 100 notes that point to verses throughout the Bible to revolutionize its readers’ lives, as well as many other features.

There are several sections that are worth noting, such as the sections entitled Christianity 101 and Beliefs 101.  These sections, found near the back of the Bible are designed to guide the student of God’s Word into a greater understanding of their beliefs about God and their purpose upon this earth.

This Bible is jam packed with all the necessary tools to expand and grow the faith of any teen guy blessed to have the privilege to turn its pages, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on August 6, 2017 at 5:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bible Review: The Beginners Bible For Little Ones

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The Beginners Bible For Little Ones, published by Zonderkidz, is an amazing little book that is sure to be a hit with the little ones.

This sturdy board book has numerous colorful pictures, four per story, that are sure to widen the eyes of any child who is blessed to catch a glimpse as they learn the basic facts about eight stories from the Bible, selected from both the Old and New Testament.

The stories contained are:

  • The Beginning
  • Noah’s Ark
  • The Mean Giant
  • Daniel and the Lions
  • An Angel Visits Mary
  • Baby Jesus is Born
  • Jesus Feeds Thousands
  • Jesus is Alive

This colorfully illustrated beginners Bible is the perfect staring point when it comes to introducing the Word of God to the hearts of little ones within our lives, thus it is a recommended purchase for that special child in your life or as a gift for an expectant friend.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

 

Published in: on July 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

Book Review: Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs, by Amy E. Mason

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Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs, written by Amy E. Mason, published by Tyndale, is a topical guide to God’s promises designed to offer hope and comfort, found in God’s promises and stories in the Bible, to those caring for special needs children

The topics utilized in this publication were selected to speak to the uniqueness of special needs parenting, including both the joys and the struggles of raising a child with special needs. These topics are designed to encourage the parents and guide them into the presence of Jesus, especially during those hard moments.

The topics, arranged in alphabetical order, are all comprised of Bible verses followed by a short devotion. Some of the topics included in this book are: abandonment, anger, attitude, bitterness, embarrassment, caring, eternity, guilt, loneliness, obedience, and shame.

This publication, with its simplistic presentation, has the ability to transform the life of any parent raising a special needs child, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

 

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Book Review: Hope For The Same-Sex Attracted, By Ron Citlau

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Hope For The Same-Sex Attracted: Biblical Direction For Friends, Family Members, And Those Struggling With Homosexuality, written by Ron Citlau, published by Bethany House, is a publication designed to bring direction and hope to those dealing with homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

This publication strives to help people rally around those who are struggling with same-sex attraction and their relationship with Jesus while helping them answer two questions: How can someone with same-sex attraction be faithful to Jesus?, and How can everyone else support and encourage them in this pursuit?

Citlau has personally dealt with same-sex attraction, thus it gives him a unique perspective on the topic. He encourages his readers to consider what the Bible has to say as well as the feelings behind the motivation of the individuals.

This book should be looked at with an open mind and a heart focused on the Word of God, thus it is a recommended purchase with caution.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on July 8, 2017 at 4:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

Book Review: Peace In The Face Of Loss, by Jill Kelly

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Peace In The Face Of Loss, written by Jill Kelly, published by Tyndale, is a publication that strives to offer guidance to those who are experiencing the hardships of a loss within their lives.

Everyone has experienced loss in one way or another, and sometimes these losses can be very overwhelming. Many questions begin to circle our minds: How do we move forward? How do we act around others? Where was God in the midst of my circumstances?

Jill shares scriptures intertwined with her personal experiences of deep loss and unexpected joy, striving to show her readers the presence of God in the midst of those situations that seem insurmountable.

This publication has the information to display the powerful presence of God within the losses of our lives, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on July 8, 2017 at 4:52 pm  Leave a Comment  

Book Review: Seven-Mile Miracle, by Steven Furtick

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Seven-Mile Miracle, written by Steven Furtick, published by Multnomah, is a publication that strives to assist its readers through the final words of Jesus.

On the cross, Jesus spoke only seven short sentences, but in these seven sentences He demonstrated the power that is only found within an intimate relationship with God. Jesus spoke of forgiveness, salvation, relationship, abandonment, distress, triumph and reunion.

As readers turn the pages of this publication, they will learn how the last words of Jesus offer power and direction for our lifelong journey as followers of Christ.

Included are questions that are designed to carry the reader into a deep understanding of the idea behind each chapter and a forty-day reading guide.

This book is well written and informative. It will make a wonderful addition to anyone’s library, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on July 8, 2017 at 4:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

Book Review: The Essential Guide to Prayer, by Dutch Sheets

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The Essential Guide to Prayer: How to Pray with Power and Effectiveness, by Dutch Sheets, is an amazing book that encourages its reader to develop a stronger prayer life.

The different chapters in this book cover several different aspects of prayer. Some of them are priority, plan, person, purpose, prize, place, protection, power, perseverance, and pleasure. Each chapter closes with a section entitled, Did You Understand?  This section lists questions designed to direct the reader toward the main message of the chapter. Before each list of questions is a sample prayer. The book includes many stories of real-life people and situations.

This book would be a great asset for those just beginning their walk with Christ, as well as, the seasoned Christian. It could also be useful for those wishing to enhance their current prayer lives. Sheets brings power to this book by sharing many personal examples from his own family to illustrate each point.

This book has the power to enlarge the prayer life of anyone turning its pages, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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Book Review: The Wisdom Of God, by A.W. Tozer

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The Wisdom Of God: Letting His Truth And Goodness Direct Your Steps, written by A.W. Tozer, published by Bethany House, is a publication designed to help its readers get the most out of life through the choosing of God’s wisdom.

This book is a compilation of A.W. Tozer’s best sermons on the topic of wisdom.  Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of wisdom that can help the reader find the wisdom of God within any situation.

Such topics include: overcoming temptations, seeing and appreciating God’s hand in everything, and how not to be doubleminded but fully committed to God.

This publication will challenge every decision made, every attitude expressed and every relationship experienced, thus it is a recommended purchase.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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Book Review: Women Who Move Mountains, by Sue Detweiler

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Women Who Move Mountains: Praying with Confidence, Boldness, and Grace, by Sue Detweiler, published by Bethany House is a truly impressive book that’s takes its readers on “a journey, where we learn to speak to the mountains of fear, discouragement, loss, pain, or whatever it is that’s hindering us from moving forward with God.”

This book challenges its readers to overcome the obstacles within their lives and turn them into opportunities, opportunities for purposeful mission. Readers are encouraged to move forward out of their comfort zones and pray through any situation that tries to separate them from the presence of God.

This book includes a suggested format for use in a group setting. Chapters include: I Believe, I am Honored, Learning to Pray with Conviction, Learning to Pray with Peace, and I am Bold.  Also included at the end of the book are: 21 Days to Spiritual Breakthrough, and Guidelines for Taking a Spiritual Retreat. The author also lists different types of fasts which are: Media Fast, Daniel Fast, Liquid Fast, One-Meal Fast, One-Day Fast, and 21-Day Fast.

Because of its ability to enhance the prayer life, this book is a recommended purchase for yourself or any woman within your life.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on July 8, 2017 at 4:42 pm  Leave a Comment