Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NIV PROCLOMATION BIBLE Correctly Handling The Word of Truth -Zondervan Publishin


Sometimes there can be too many choices, I find this to be true when I am buying coffee, cereal and even a candy bar; this also can be true when it comes to purchasing a Bible. There was a time when everyone owned a red letter edition King James Bible now a person can become overwhelmed when choosing a Bible. Like coffee,cereal and candy bars deciding which Bible to buy is a matter of choice.
I decided to review the NIV PROCLAMATION BIBLE because of the title: Proclamation. Because I have read the NIV Bible on more than one occasion I am very much aware of the writing style and how it is translated. What I asked myself as I examined the books, comments and outlines within was:
  • Is this book good for a new Believer?
  • For a person who has read the Bible more than once would they benefit from owning this particular translation?
  • Knowing that I have at least 3 different NIV Bibles would I purchase this one?

The NIV PROCLAMATION BIBLE is a different type of study Bible which may catch many Bible connoisseurs off guard. Don’t expect lengthy notes at the bottom of the page instead find notes regarding translations. Yes, the center column includes cross references- a study tool most use. What I find unique is perspectives presented at the beginning of the book as well as before each book.
Most Bibles include a “how to section” in which the reader can understand the Bible format, though the standard preface is there I would suggest you skip that and glance over the impressive list of contributors stopping at the first important study: “What Is The Bible?” Included in this chapter are subcategories: The Basis of Christian confidence in the Bible; The God-breathed character of the Bible; The sufficiency of the Bible; The truthfulness of the Bible; The clarity of the Bible; and The authority of the Bible.
The other chapters which serve as a preamble to actually reading Scripture are things I have taught, I have been taught or I have researched. In addition to each book of the Bible having an introduction which includes an outline and references there is also a very good concordance. Soooo..

  • Is this book good for a new believer? Yes, particularly if he or she really wants to understand the Word of God.
  • Would a person who has Bibles benefit from purchasing this one? Yes, even if you have a study Bible that has notes at the bottom of the page.
  • Would I purchase this Bible? Yes.

If you have read any of my reviews you know that I love Bibles and I have so many that I usually give my review copies to individuals who are in need of one; I am keeping this one.  I recommend this Bible. xxx Marsha L Randolph

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Monday, March 23, 2015

LET US TEACH by Caroline Alexander Lewis

As a grandmother who is very interested in today’s education system I found LET US TEACH by Caroline Alexander lewis very interesting. Written specifically for teachers it is a book that supports excellence in education.
Just Back Off And LET US TEACH,” the complete title, presents information to the reader as to the variables that influence educating our children. By pointing out how home-life overlaps with what happens in the classroom a parent or grandparent reading this book should better appreciate what a teacher is up against when she or she has to teach the same thing to a room full of young people.
What is most intriguing about this book is the concept of S.C.O.P.E.  an evaluation tool that could work in any profession. S.C.O.P.E. - Sensitivity, Communication, Organization, Professionalism and Enthusiasm,  traits we all need, is presented so that educators can evaluate themselves in order to ensure they are doing all they can to promote education.
Mrs. Lewis suggest that in using S.C.O.P.E. good teachers can be come great teachers. Unfortunately, she also points out the two variables that is beyond the control of both parents and teachers- testing and unions. “Alas, student scores are sometimes weighted heavily as part of the “value-added” teacher evaluation protocols in several states. Critics suggest such measures many not be very reliable, especially for the middle of the pack teachers.” (page 15)   Most of us understand that Unions put a great deal of energy into preserving the jobs of even the worst of teachers. LET US TEACH spends less time pointing out the problems and more time sharing a solution S.C.O.P.E.

The book is a very easy read and only 114 pages which is why I recommend this book to everyone and in particular teachers.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WESTWIND BOOK MARKETING. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

HOW TO MAKE MONEY BLOGGING- HOW I REPLACED MY DAY JOB WITH MY BLOG by Bob Lotich



Published in 2010 HOW TO MAKE MONEY BLOGGING by Bob Lotich is still relevant today. I admit that I have been blogging for quite a few years using the free services of Wordpress and Blogspot but I will soon be paying for my own website. The ebook version of HOW TO MAKE MONEY BLOGGING - HOW I REPLACED MY DAY JOB WITH MY BLOG is Free though it is worth purchasing the print version for $3.99.

This book serves as an introduction to monetizing a blog. The pros and cons of using various web platforms as well as information on how to choose a webhosting service with explanations of why the author chose specific companies.
Of course the reason for purchasing / downloading this book is to learn how to earn money blogging. My goal is to earn money from my blogs witch is why I want to switch from being under blogspot and wordprees to having my own web platform.  HOW TO MAKE MONEY BLOGGING answers every question I had including pointing out the earning curve which is based on blog following.
Setting up a blog and putting ads on it is useless if no one visits your website. HOW TO MAKE MONEY BLOGGING shares create traffic to your site.
If you are interested in developing a website to promote your business, product or just want to earn money working from home this is an excellent book to read. Though this book serves as an introduction to monetizing blogs Bob Lotich has a more detailed book available: Pro-Blogging Secrets: Strategies, Tips, and Answers You Need to Grow Your Blog and EArn More Money (Blogging Guide Book 2).

The author: Bob Lotich has a website dedicated to helping individuals become debt free please check it out: CHRISTIAN PF (Personal Finance)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

TRANSCENDING MYSTERIES by Andrew Greer & Ginny Owens

The first thing I had to do when I began reading TRANSCENDING MYSTERIES, by Andrew Greer and Ginny Owens, was to get use to the tag team writing incorporated in the books’ format. I also noticed that the book read like a worshipers wrote it a quick look at the authors bio revealed that this was indeed the case. What all this means: it will be difficult for people who are very technical in their thinking to quickly follow the message.
TRANSCENDING MYSTERIES- WHO IS GOD, AND WHAT DOES HE WANT FROM US? Is a Bible study of how God reveals Himself in our time of need. By examining stories in the Bible and answering the questions found at the end of the chapter the reader will be able to clearly see what many believe is a mystery.
There are a lot of books that incorporate questions at the end of each chapter allowing it to be used in group study, I would suggest that the reader use this book for personal use. Take the time to mediated on the verses in the Bible shared and seriously contemplate each question. The goal for completing this book is a personal relationship with Father God and a better understanding of how He is an intricate part of the believer.

I recommend this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A STATE OF TREASON by David Thomas Roberts



Beginning with the Forward in the book A STATE OF TREASON by David Thomas Roberts the reader will, like I did, have to keep reminding himself that this book is Fiction.
What happens when an entire state, like Texas, votes to succeed from the Union? What happens when Conservatives and Tea Party supporters ignore the opinions of Liberals particularly the Liberal President of the United States? The answer: A STATE OF TREASON.
“Accompanied by his entire cabinet, the president strode to the podium in the blue-carpeted East Room of the White House. … He was a master at manipulating speaking opportunities, and this was high drama. Finally, he spoke, reading from teleprompters at each side of the podium.”  (Page 10)

Ninety percent of Liberals will hate this book, the other ten percent aren’t really liberal.  The idea that a President of the United States of America would ignore the Constitution, try to take away the rights of individuals, abuse such government entities as the IRS and declare martial law after suspending (ignoring) the 2nd Amendment is inconceivable to a liberal but to those who pay attention to what is going on in America today it is very possible.
 Though truth is often stranger than fiction oftentimes fiction can give insight to the truth. I would strongly suggest the reader purchase: PATRIOTS OF TREASON, the preamble to this very plausible action pact political fiction, before reading A STATE OF TREASON. Prayerfully this book will serve as a wake-up call to the citizenry and they will begin to vote for individuals who will support the Constitution of the United States of America.

I cannot sing enough praises for this will written book, David Thomas Roberts is now my favorite political fiction author. I recommend you purchase PATRIOTS OF TREASON and A STATE OF TREASON. Enjoy xxx Marsha L Randolph

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WESTWIND BOOK MARKETING. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

EASTER STORIES Classic Tales for the Holy Season

EASTER STORIES Classic Tales for the Holy Season is a collection of short stories. There was no first impression for me but there were multiple thoughts as I went through the book. One of the things I was puzzled about is the title this book is not just for the Easter season.
If I was sitting at the airport waiting for my flight I would pick up EASTER STORIES and read one of the classic short stories that weaved tales based on the Bible. If I wanted to read a story to my grandchildren, that helped them appreciate Christianity this would be the book.
Though some of the authors, like C. S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy and Oscar Wilde, I had heard of their were many that I did not know. I found myself Googling to discover more about these men and women who I had never heard of, just to see what else they had written.  The variety of writers whose works were released as long ago as the late 1800’s definitely qualifies this book as a collection of classics.
To me EASTER STORIES is a celebration of faith which is part of the Easter celebration, perhaps this is what the title is meant to imply. I would suggest that if the book is ever reprinted this is what they should call it: A Celebration of Faith- Classic Bible Inspired Tales.


I recommend you purchase this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from HANDLEBAR. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY by Andrew Wommack

To many people the phrase Christian Philosophy would be an oxymoron, that is because people really do not know what the term “philosophy” means. My definition based on Websters’: the compilation of information for the purpose of developing character, lifestyles, and / or morality. By definition faith is a philosophy and therefore Christians have one.

CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY by Andrew Wommack is the evaluation of what Christians should believe in comparison with what they do. In this book he addresses (by chapter) such topics as: the truthfulness of the Bible, suffering, evolution, homosexuality, abortion, and even topics like “How Do I Follow God?.” In addressing the various topics Mr. Wommack goes to the root of why a person would believe certain things and uses Scripture to uproot false teachings.

I am an Andrew Wommack fan and plan to attend his Charis Bible College here in Miami an admitted bias. However I would not recommend CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY if I did not think the book was worth the read. I do recommend the purchase of the book.

Because of the order in which information is presented and the respectful way some ideologies are debunked I believe this is a necessary tool for any believer to have. CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY by Andrew Wommack is appropriate for non-believers, new and mature Believers. The corresponding teaching series with the same title would serve as a compliments to the book.

Available on Amazon and where other Christian books are sold I would recommend you purchase this book direct from ANDREW WOMMACK MINISTRIES WEBSITE.