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Bible Study: As It Was In The Beginning - Genesis - Chapter 39

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Genesis. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material. Stacey Take a few minutes to savor Genesis Chapter 39. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 39 – stay on your toes. Joseph endures temptation. So does Jesus. see Matthew 4:1-11. Potiphar’s wife has no name of her own. 39:1 – Joseph would be about 17 or 18 years old, depending on how long the trip to Egypt took and how long before the Ishmaelites sold Joseph to Potiphar. 39:2 – Joseph prospered because the Lord was with him. 39:3-4 – Potiphar recognized the Lord’s hand upon Joseph. 39:4 – this was a good position. But as we will see, God allowed circumstances to remove Joseph from this good position – even through hardship –

Winning in Troubled Times By Creflo Dollar

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: Dr. Creflo A. Dollar and the book: Winning in Troubled Times: God's Solutions for Victory Over Life's Toughest Challenges FaithWords (August 25, 2010) ***Special thanks to Valerie M. Russo, Senior Web Publicist, of the Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Creflo A. Dollar is a much-sought-after conference speaker, with books, CDs, audiotapes, and videotapes in worldwide distribution. Many of hi

So Over It by Stephanie Morrill

THE CONCLUDING BOOK IN THE REINVENTION OF SKYLAR HOYT SERIES Senior year is over, and Skylar is ready for a break. But will she really be able to leave her old life behind? Teen readers have loved the debut series from author Stephanie Morrill, identifying deeply with high school student Skylar Hoyt and her struggle to discover who she really is. RT Book Reviews called this “a promising new series. Morrill introduces a strong, relatable character to root for.” In So Over It, the final book of The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series, Skylar has just finished up her senior year. She’s ready to forgive and forget. Or at least forget. She wants a fresh start where people don't know about her past or her dysfunctional family. A place where she won't run into her ex-boyfriend every time she leaves the house. When she gets the opportunity to spend the summer in Hawaii with her grandparents, Skylar jumps at the chance to get out of town. But will she truly be able to leave her old l

Warren Wiersbe – Bible Study Series – John

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: Warren Wiersbe and the book: The Wiersbe Bible Study Series: John: Get to Know the Living Savior David C. Cook; New edition (July 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Karen Davis, Assistant Media Specialist, for The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A man who has given his life to a deep examination of the Word of God, Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe is an internationally known Bible teacher, former pastor of The Moo

The Skin You're In: Discovering True Beauty by Nancy Rue

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: Nancy Rue and the book: The Skin You’re In: Discovering True Beauty Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010) ***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband Jim have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Ten

Sweat, Blood & Tears by Xan Hood

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: Xan Hood and the book: Sweat, Blood, and Tears: What God Uses to Make a Man David C. Cook; New edition (July 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Karen Davis, Assistant Media Specialist, for The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Xan Hood is an author and speaker ministering to young men between the ages of 18 and 25. He is the co-founder and co-director of Training Ground in Colorado Springs where he discip

Rise UP & Sing by Lex Buckley

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: Lex Buckley and the book: Rise Up and Sing: Equipping the Female Worship Leader David C. Cook (July 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Karen Davis, Assistant Media Specialist, for The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Lex Buckley has worked for Soul Survivor Ministries in the UK as one of their worship pastors, alongside Tim Hughes and Ben Cantelon. She has sung on al

Bible Study: As It Was In The Beginning - Genesis - Chapter 38

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Genesis. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material. Stacey Take a few minutes to savor Genesis Chapters 38 & 39. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 38 – Sex isn’t to be used for manipulation. 38:1 – Did Judah leave because of Jacob’s sadness and his part in Joseph’s disappearance? Probably. See 37:35. He saved Joseph’s life in 36:26-27, but left when Israel couldn’t be comforted. Notice that Judah left home voluntarily whereas Joseph was forced to leave. 38:2 – Judah married a Canaanite woman. That’s a “no no”. So, he didn’t leave home to get alone with God. His heart is still not right, and will probably be turned further from God by his heathen bride. 38:5 – Kezib means d

“The Faith Dare” by Debbie Alsdorf

Here is my review of this amazing devotional book: First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Debbie Alsdorf and her publisher for sending me a copy of "The Faith Dare" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me. Debbie Alsdorf’s book “The Faith Dare: 30 Days to Live Your Life to the Fullest” found me at the perfect time. I started reading this beautiful devotional when I found a lump in my breast and began the process of having it diagnosed. The daily readings, encouragement and challenges bolstered my faith and reminded me that God is not frivolous – He is determinedly purposeful. I read the daily verses aloud as an act of praise when I was unable to think straight. I was encouraged by the supporting scripture and the author’s commentary explaining the daily concept and its life application. I even accepted a few of the “dares” that w

Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz

Caught between the wilderness and civilization, Morrow Little must find her way to true love. Morrow Little is haunted by the memory of the day her family was torn apart by raiding Shawnee warriors. Now that she is nearly a grown woman and her father is ailing, she must make difficult choices about the future. Several men--ranging from the undesired to the unthinkable--vie for her attentions, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to a forbidden love that both terrifies and intrigues her. Can she betray the memory of her lost loved ones--and garner suspicion from her friends--by pursuing a life with him? Or should she seal her own misery by marrying a man she doesn't love? This sweeping tale of romance and forgiveness will envelop you as it takes you from a Kentucky fort through the vast wilderness of the West. Here's my review of this wonderful romantic adventure: First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Laura Frantz and her publisher for sendi

July CSFF: Bryan Davis’s Starlighter

Starlighter by Bryan Davis Check out the author's blog , too I don't have a review for this book, as I didn't request a reviewer copy and haven't read it, yet. So, please check out the other blogs that are reviewing this wonderful author's work this week. Brandon Barr Beckie Burnham Jeff Chapman R. L. Copple CSFF Blog Tour Stacey Dale D. G. D. Davidson Jeff Draper April Erwin Andrea Graham Tori Greene Nikole Hahn Ryan Heart Becky Jesse Cris Jesse Jason Joyner Julie Carol Keen Krystine Kercher Dawn King Leighton Jane Maritz Rebecca LuElla Miller John W. Otte Donita K. Paul Crista Richey SarahFlan Chawna Schroeder Rachel Starr Thomson Steve Trower Fred Warren Dona Watson Phyllis Wheeler Jill Williamson KM Wilsher

God Knows My Name by Beth Redman

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: Beth Redman and the book: God Knows My Name: Never Forgotten, Forever Loved David C. Cook (July 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist for The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Beth Redman is an evangelist, songwriter, singer, and author of several books, including Soul Sister and Beautiful. She is also the co-author, along with her husband Matt , of the book Blessed Be