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When the Good News Gets Even Better by Neb Hayden

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Neb Hayden and the book: When the Good News Gets Even Better: Rediscovering the Gospels through First-Century Jewish Eyes David C. Cook; New edition edition (June 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Neb Hayden is director of International Student Development at The King’s College in New York City. A former quarterback for “Bear Bryant” at Alabama, Neb has been involved his adult life with the fellowship in Washington, D.C., which works behind t

Mom NEEDS Chocolate by Debora M. Coty

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Deborah M. Coty and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Mom NEEDS Chocolate" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, and I am trying to improve at being consistent in taking the time to thank these wonderfully giving individuals in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me. What a fabulous book! Even the cover entices… “Mom Needs Chocolate: Hugs, Humor and Hope for Surviving Motherhood” by Deborah M. Coty is wonderful! This is a non-fiction book filled with touching tales and humorous anecdotes that will encourage and enchant the reader as it engages the heart. After sampling several of the short chapters, this book is going to become my next daily devotional read.

How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph by Linda Massey Weddle

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Linda Massey Weddle and the book: How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph David C. Cook; New edition edition (June 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Linda Massey Weddle is a children’s author and regular contributor to publications including Women’s Day and Christian Parenting Today. She develops Bible-based curriculum for young people and has been involved in children’s and youth ministry for the past twenty years. She has two grown children and six

Live Deeply and Live Relationally by Lenya Heitzig and Penny Rose

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card authors are: Lenya Heitzig AND Penny Rose and the books: Live Deeply: A Study in the Parables of Jesus David C. Cook; New edition edition (June 1, 2009) AND Live Relationally: Lessons from the Women of Genesis David C. Cook; New edition edition (June 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHORs: Lenya Heitzig is an award-winning author and popular Bible teacher. After beginning her ministry as a single women’s counselor with Youth With a Mission, Lenya married Skip

Bible Study: Taking A Stand - Daniel - Chapter 4

570 BC or earlier. (Blueprint – Arthur) Scholars say these events occurred 30 years after the fiery furnace incident. But the text was written by Nebuchadnezzar after the 7 years of his illness and a period of recovery. (Daniel – Beth Moore) He is sharing a testimony of God’s sovereignty. 4:1 – Why would Nebuchadnezzar address this letter to “all people, nations, languages…”? It was possibly a formal public record kept in the king’s annals. 4:2-3 – Nebuchadnezzar praises God again, but still doesn’t submit to Him. Do your beliefs match your obedience? (Life App SB) 4:4 – contented – seleh – at ease, at rest – conveys both contentment and security. Prosperous – ra’anan – luxuriant – fat and sassy, napping in the lap of luxury – used to describe flourishing trees. (Daniel – Beth Moore) 4:4, 27 – being kind – chanan – “to be favorable; be kind; be gracious; to pity; have mercy; to bestow; to complain; to make lovely.” Don’t lose touch with the poor as King Nebuchadnezzar di

Getting in Shape God’s Way: 4 Keys to Making Any Diet or Fitness Plan Work by Ron Kardashian

New Book Great Incentive for Individuals and Small Group Study Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX—We are not a healthy nation. According to statistics, one in three adults is considered obese, and childhood obesity has tripled in the past two decades. The weight loss industry offers a variety of solutions, from quick-fix gimmicks and crash diets to support groups and sensible eating plans; it’s no secret that the business tends to draw repeat customers. Why do so many sincere, well-meaning people fail time after time in their efforts to lose weight, get their bodies in shape, and live a healthy lifestyle? In his new book, Getting in Shape God’s Way: 4 Keys to Making Any Diet or Fitness Plan Work, author and fitness expert Ron Kardashian reveals the neglected, ancient secrets to making everything else—proper nutrition, exercise, and other healthy principles—work. Kardashian is a certified strength and conditioning coach and a fitness expert with over a decade of experience who has logged

Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Bonnie Grove and the book: Talking to the Dead David C. Cook; New edition edition (June 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bonnie Grove started writing when her parents bought a typewriter, and she hasn’t stopped since. Trained in Christian Counseling (Emmanuel Bible College, Kitchener, ON), and secular psychology (University of Alberta), she developed and wrote social programs for families at risk while landing articles and storie