“Big Beliefs!” David R. Helm

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Big Beliefs!: Small Devotionals Introducing Your Family to Big TruthsBig Beliefs!: Small Devotionals Introducing Your Family to Big Truths by David R. Helm
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is a selection of devotions to help families learn big truths in bite-sized sessions. There are seven parts to the book, with each part having a collection of lessons relevant to the assigned part. Thus, for the section on the Church, there are lessons on: (i) the Church, (ii) communion, (iii) sacraments, (iv) baptism, (v) L-rd’s Supper, (vi) discipline, and (vii) synods and councils. Continue reading

“Apocalyptic Tremors” by C.R. Chapman

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Apocalyptic Tremors: Study the Revelation Like Never BeforeApocalyptic Tremors: Study the Revelation Like Never Before by C.R. Chapman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is a theological book on eschatology with the thesis argument of proving that Revelation contains three forms of wrath: man, Satan, and G-d.The book also seeks to argue the “justice and judgements” of G-d to show the need for Christ in one’s life. Continue reading

“The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations” by Mary Schaller

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The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations: Walking alongside People Who Believe DifferentlyThe 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations: Walking alongside People Who Believe Differently by Mary Schaller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book seems to have a straightforward title. Based on the ministry of Y’shua, this work seeks to identify the primary arts of spiritual conversations, which are summarized in nine points: (i) the art of noticing, (ii) the art of praying, (iii) the art of listening, (iv) the art of asking questions, (v) the art of loving, (vi) the art of welcoming, (vii) the art of facilitating, (viii) the art of serving together, and (ix) the art of sharing. Continue reading

“Authentic Living” by Richard Exley

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Authentic Living: 365 Devotions for Deliberate FaithAuthentic Living: 365 Devotions for Deliberate Faith by Richard Exley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a daily devotional written for the fast-paced busy individual that struggles to find the time to dedicate to spiritual improvement. The author hits it on the nose when he argues that believers walk in two lives – the physical realm and the spiritual realm, and that balancing the two can often be quite challenging. In this book, the author challenges the reader to live an authentic life, both spiritually and physically. Continue reading