Monday, April 27, 2009

The Case for Christ for Kids by Lee Strobel and Rob Suggs

There is much information available for adults who wish to investigate who Jesus was, but its a lot for a child to try to digest. Check out this kid-friendly (ages 8-12) book to help children in their search to learn more about Jesus. The Bible should be our first and foremost text to learn about our Savior, so this book is for those who want additional research.

Book Says:

You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like:

Was Jesus really born in a stable? Did his friends tell the truth? Did he really come back from the dead? Here’s a book written in kid-friendly language to give you the answers.

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Zonderkidz
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 0310711479

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Jesus: Dead or Alive?: Evidence for the Resurrection Teen Edition by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell

Great book for teens and pre-teens who want to research the facts about Jesus' resurrection with Josh and Sean McDowell.

Back of Book Says:

You’ve never seen anybody come back to live after being dead for three days. Nobody you know has ever seen anybody come back to life after being dead for three days. But that doesn’t mean it’s never happened.

No one debates the fact that a Jewish peasant named Jesus was put to death in Palestine 2,000 years ago, but there’s been plenty of debate ever since about what happened next. Two thousand years of believing Christians have never seen anybody come back to life after being dead for three days, that’s exactly what happened: Jesus rose from the grave (not like in a zombie movie – he was really alive). Now you can see for yourself the evidence that has persuaded hundreds of millions of people for a couple thousand years… and you can find out why (if it really happened) Jesus’ resurrection changes everything.

For more info on Josh McDowell's ministries and books, check his website.

ISBN: 0830747877

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Boneman’s Daughters by Ted Dekker

This book is something else. I never like to share too much when it comes to books especially when the author does such a good job keeping the reader guessing. Oftentimes when I read books, I have everything figured out well before the end. With this book there were so many possibilities to consider and I missed one major possibility. There are some graphic details, but mainly left to the readers imagination. You would hear worse listening to the evening news, unfortunately. If you like suspense and mystery this may be a book you will want to read.
Front Jacket says:

Would you kill an innocent man to save your daughter?

They call him BoneMan, a serial killer who’s abducted six young women. He’s the perfect father looking for the perfect daughter, and when his victims fail to meet his lofty expectations, he kills them by breaking their bones and leaving them to die.

Intelligence officer Ryan Evans, on the other hand, has lost all hope of ever being the perfect father. His daughter and wife have written him out of their lives.

Everything changes when BoneMan takes Ryan’s estranged daughter, Bethany, as his seventh victim. Ryan goes after BoneMan on his own.

But the FBI sees it differently. New evidence points to the suspicion that Ryan is BoneMan. Now the hunter is the hunted, and in the end, only one father will stand.

For the story behind the story check out Ted's website.

ISBN: 978-1-59995-195-9

Monday, April 20, 2009

How to Live Through a Bad Day by Jack Hayford

A while back I read this short book and recommend it to any who would like some encouragement from Jesus' words on the cross.

Back of Book Says:



Through the words of Jesus as He was dying on the Cross, Jack Hayford unfolds the secret of triumphing over the ultimate season of suffering. Establishing a framework for dealing with hardship. How to Live Through a Bad Day challenges you to examine the way you handle trials and encourages you to focus on the power that frees - the Cross.

You will read real life stories of individuals who triumphed over their "bad days." You will be heartened by their stories of bravery and integrity - even while facing the anguish of marital infidelity or financial collapse. How to Live Through a Bad Day does more than encourage you to endure; it inspires you to overcome.

ISBN 0 -7852-6617-8

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Eat This Not That Supermarket Survival Guide

Back of Book Says:

Eat all of your favorite supermarket foods - and watch the pounds disappear!

You can burn fat and sculpt the body you've always wanted - and even save money in the process - without dieting. All you need is the insider's guide to smart, healthy, low-cost food choices. And now, the right choices are simple!

From the produce section to the frozen-food aisle, the modern supermarket is loaded with 50,000 food choices, all vying for your hard-earned money. Now wonder it's hard to know what to buy. But with EAT THIS, NOT THAT! SUPERMARKET SURVIVAL GUIDE, the smart answers are right in your hands. No more fake "healthy" foods. No more rip-off supermarket "bargains." No more disappointing meals. And most important of all, no more extra pounds!

With this simple illustrated guide to thousands of food - along with the nutrition secrets that lead to fast and permanent weight loss - you'll make the smartest choice for you and your family, every time!

For more info go here.

ISBN - 13: 978-1605298382
ISBN - 10: 1605298387

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Free Book!

Taken from an email from Voice of the Martyrs:

It was the book that shocked the nation. After surviving 14 years in communist prisons, Pastor Richard Wurmbrand came to America to proclaim the trials and testimonies of our persecuted brothers and sisters.
In Tortured for Christ, Wurmbrand tells of his imprisonment for his work with the underground church and introduces the work of The Voice of the Martyrs. Forty years later, The Voice of the Martyrs remains true to its calling to be a voice for persecuted Christians, to serve with them in their time of need and to assist them in their efforts to proclaim the gospel.
We would like to extend this special opportunity for you to request a complimentary copy of Tortured for Christ for your Christian friends and family members. Help spread the message of today's persecuted church. Simply follow the link below.

I would like to request a complimentary copy of Tortured for Christ for my friend(s).

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Randy Alcorn's Giveaway of the month: Theology of Money DVD class and Money, Possessions and Eternity

This month, three randomly drawn winners will receive Randy Alcorn’s Theology of Money DVD class along with Money, Possessions and Eternity.

The Theology of Money Class is a 6-DVD set (12 one-hour sessions) of Randy Alcorn teaching at Western Seminary. The class explores the biblical doctrine of money and possessions, with special emphasis on using them to impact lives for eternity. With a view toward God's glory and eternal rewards, it includes practical application and attention to the stewardship of money in churches, families, and personal lifestyle choices.

Money, Possessions and Eternity, one of the course texts, is a practical and refreshing theology of money that contains topical and Scripture indexes, a study guide, and five helpful appendices. The class handouts, syllabus, scripture study, and PowerPoints, as well as mp3s of the class and links to recommended supplemental books, are all available for free at the EPM website.

Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment on Randy's post by Friday, April 24. The three randomly drawn winners will be announced in a blog post on Monday, April 27, so be sure to check back at Randy's blog to see if you won.

Monday, April 6, 2009

This Side of Heaven by Karen Kingsbury

The author lists this book as a stand alone title, but it could also be read as part of the Cody Gunner Series since many of the characters from the series are mentioned in this book. A detail in This Side of Heaven actually hit me by surprise. Each time I read one of Karen's books, I feel challenged to be a better person and desire a closer relationship with Jesus. If you enjoy books that are heartwarming and challenging, get a copy of any of Karen Kingsbury's books.

Back of Book Says:

A story of family secrets, broken relationships, and a love strong enough to span a nation.

Annie Warren always wanted the best for her son, Josh. But years of failure and bad choices created a heartbreaking distance that has grown far worse since the day Josh was hit by a drunk driver. Now on medical disability, Josh has put his life on hold for years, waiting for the insurance company to send a settlement that never seems to come. Worse, he believes the story of a scheming woman who claims they have a seven-year-old daughter named Savannah. Despite the unlikelihood and complete lack of evidence, Josh dreams of being a father and is determined to one day claim the child. His family doesn't know the full story. They don't know what happened the night of the accident that was worth the chronic pain Josh suffers every waking minute, or that he is turning his life around. They haven't seen that Savannah's eyes are his, and they don't know how desperately the little girl needs her family. When the settlement that rightly belongs to Josh is threatened, Annie sets out to defend her son. But she might find a treasure more valuable than money, one she never expected, one that is the greatest gift her son could ever give her--THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN.

At the end of the book, Karen gives a wonderful offer to anyone who needs a Bible, but is unable to purchase one... Send her an email at and write the words "New Life" in the subject line and send her your address and she will mail you a Bible.

Author's Website

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Breach of Trust by DiAnn Mills

I found this book at the library on the current release shelf. Previously, I read, The Nile Runs Red, and I plan to look for more books by DiAnn Mills. I enjoy reading suspense books and of course Christian books, so this books gives me both.

I was able to figure things out before the end of the book, but it was still a good read. This is the first book in a new series and I plan to read any that follow as well.

Call of Duty Series

Book 1 - Breach of Trust
Book 2 - Breach of Security

Back Cover of Book Says:

Paige Rogers survived every CIA operative’s worst nightmare.

A covert mission gone terribly wrong.

A betrayal by the one man she thought she could trust.

Forced to disappear to protect the lives of her loved ones, Paige has spent the last several years building a quiet life as a small-town librarian. But the day a stranger comes to town and starts asking questions, Paige knows her careful existence has been shattered.

He is coming after her again. And this time, he intends to silence her for good.

Chapter One Excerpt
Spoiler Alert - Discussion Questions - Spoiler Alert
Check out the author's website here.