Saturday, January 29, 2011
This book is about the practice of daily prayer. I’ve not been aware of the liturgical prayers before and this is something definitely worth researching.
The Bible gives us instructions to pray without ceasing. You may struggle with this concept but Robert Benson explains the purpose and importance of the daily prayers in detail and gives several good analogies. His writing style is comfortable and understandable.
God loves for us to spend time with Him and daily prayers are the way the ancients did it. There are examples in the back of the book to get you started.
I recommend this book to anyone that wants to learn more about the ancient practice of saying the office of the hours.
I received this book free from BookSneeze as part of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a postitive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
LOVE. A Fruit of the Spirit Bible Study Review.
I lead a ladies bible study weekly and am always looking for new studies so I was happy to see this one listed for review. I have to say I am pleased with it and plan to add it to my list of potential studies.
There are questions for group discussion and for personal reflection, a place to write notes or prayers are also in the book.
This is a 6 week study, great for new believers. The examples given through scripture will open your eyes and soften your heart.
The week on forgiveness will remind you of how God has forgiven us and how we are to forgive others.
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Monday, January 3, 2011
A Book Review.
Dr. Stanley has done it again! This book is extremely helpful to anyone, even if you don't think you have anger issues.... the world is an angry place!
As Dr. Stanley points out anger can sometimes be buried deep within us. He brings scripture to light and helps one to realize there is a way to deal with anger and unforgiveness and be in peace with ourselves and those around us. He gives the signs of pending anger and helps us understand the consequences of our anger.
Dr. Stanley's knowledge and teaching helped me to recognize the anger I was hoarding and taught me how to deal with it.
I received a copy of this book free from Cross Purposes Books for the purpose of reviewing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.