“Storm Warning” by Billy Graham

Billy Graham, well-known for the tent revivals and being a man of G-d in America, revised and re-released his book, Storm Warning. In it, he takes the concept of a storm: the warning signs and the impending disaster, and relates it to our current situation with our economic crisis. We are experiencing a warning sign of the End Times. Graham does not write this with the intent to alarm or scare anyone, but to open the eyes of those who aren’t paying the attention due to G-d’s Storm Alert System…

 

The text snares the reader in, as Graham writes in an eloquent manner worthy of recognition, and simple enough to compare to his revival sermons. Inspiring and challenging, readers will find this text to not only educate, but motivate. For the “casual” Christian, or one that’s just too lazy, this book is not for you.

Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.

“Jesus Manifesto” by Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola

“Christians have made the gospel about so many things – things other than Christ. But Jesus Christ is the gravitational pull that brings everything together and gives it meaning. Without Him, all things lose their value. They are but detached pieces floating around in space. That includes your life.” xv

 

Oh how I wish I could write such motivational and pulling words as those! This blog has taught me how to improve my writing, through experience, but I’m still so far off. Even now, as I write a book review for “Jesus Manifesto,” there’s so much that I wish I could pen, but know not how.

 

This book is crucial to where we are at – a crossroads in the faith. I’m firmly convinced that we need to make a move – all of Christianity is at stake. Sweet and Viola examine this utter reality and present what the main issue is: a lack of divinity of Christ. We get so focused on salvation, the Holy Spirit, etc., that now the “forgotten G-d” of our age is Jesus Christ, the Son. How embarrassing is that? As Sweet and Viola point out, we’ve gotten too caught up in “spiritual truth, value,virtue, or gift, yet miss Christ, who is Himself the embodiment and incarnation of all of these things.” xv

Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.

“Dad’s Bible, NCV Version”

This book review centers on the New Century Version, but more particularly: the Dad’s Bible. This is the counterpart to the Mom’s Bible. The binding is a reminder of one of those old man’s-man books that had the layers of dust and contained fairy tales for bedtime stories. A clear-type font, traditional thin pages that Bibles sport, and a greenish/brown tint make up the main formatting.

 

For the ultimate in testing, I chose to give this Bible as a gift to a pastor, and man, that I know well. Overall, he seemed to be rather short of excitement, which could have been due to either slew of Bibles in his bookshelf, or the overall plastic feel to the book. In all, my recommendation goes to finding a good Holman Bible, which carries not only a great accuracy, but also to quality craftmanship. Or for the nerd in your life, perhaps a Kindle version, for a fraction of the cost, if any at all?

Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.