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Pause for Power A 365 Day Journey in the Scriptures by Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe

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. Warren W. Wiersbe and the book: Pause for Power A 365 Day Journey in the Scriptures David C. Cook; 2 edition (November 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Karen Davis, Assistant Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe is an internationally known Bible teacher and the former pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago. For ten years he was associated wit

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 6

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. 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 Exodus Chapter 6. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 6:1 – God’s mighty hand is nail-scarred. 6:6-8 – the 7 “I will” statements. This is God’s promise to deliver Israel. This is a picture of Christ. 6:6 – outstretched arm – Jesus’ arms were stretched out on the cross to redeem us. 6:12 – “I speak with faltering lips” – is this a dig against God? Is Moses complaining that following God’s instruction in 3:18 resulted in increased suffering? Or is this a reiteration of Moses’ objection about not being eloquent in 4:10? 6:14-25 – Why include only the genealogies of Reuben, Simeon and Levi? These a

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 5

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. 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 Exodus Chapter 5. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 5:1 – How did they get an audience with Pharaoh? Was Moses remembered in that house? Did the Israelite elders facilitate it? Why is Moses asking for permission to go to the desert and worship? Isn’t he supposed to completely liberate the people? This request sounds like he wants to arrange a field trip. He is saying exactly what God told him to in 3:18. 5:2 – Pharaoh’s words drip with sarcasm and scorn. 5:4 – When Pharaoh says “get back to your labor,” does this mean the elders accompanied Moses and Aaron? Yes. See 3:18. 5:5 – Pharaoh mentio

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 4

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. 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 Exodus Chapter 4. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 4:1 – Moses objects to God’s assignment based on the Israelites not believing him. How often do you turn down an assignment from God because you fear you will be rejected? Take heart. Those who reject you aren’t rejecting you at all, but God. 4:2-9 – The Lord gave Moses three signs to persuade the Israelites to believe: the staff becoming a snake, the leprous hand and the water turning to blood. 4:3-4 – Remember that Pharaoh’s royal headdress has a snake on it symbolizing his “deity.” In this passage, Moses is effectively grabbing a symbolic

10 Hours to Live: A True Story of Healing and Supernatural Living by Brian Wills

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: Brian Wills and the book: 10 Hours to Live: A True Story of Healing and Supernatural Living Whitaker House (September 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Cathy Hickling of Whitaker House for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brian Wills is an author, missionary, conference speaker, and former tennis pro, best known for his miraculous healing from a rare, deadly cancer known as Burkitt’s Lymphoma. He is the first and o

The Perfect Blend by Trish Perry

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: Trish Perry and the book: The Perfect Blend Harvest House Publishers (September 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Karri James of Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Trish Perry is an award-winning writer and editor of Ink and the Spirit, a quarterly newsletter of the Capital Christian Writers organization in the Washington DC area. She has published numerous short stories, essays, devotionals, and poe

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 3

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. 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 Exodus Chapter 3. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 3:1 – As a shepherd, Moses thoroughly walked and learned the land that he would lead the Israelites through! 3:2-4 – God initiates contact with us. 3:2 – the Angel of the Lord is God. Physical manifestations of God are Jesus. Therefore, this is an incarnate appearance of Christ. What do the flames symbolize? God’s holiness? After all, God does say this is holy ground in 3:5. In other places in scripture, fire represents judgment. The Lord drew Moses to Himself with the burning bush. What has God used to draw you near to Him? 3:5 – Why did M

November CSFF: The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead

The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead Here is my review of this incredible book: First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Stephen Lawhead and his publisher for sending me a copy of "The Skin Map" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, but haven’t been very consistent in taking the time to thank them in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me. "The Skin Map" by Stephen R. Lawhead is Book One in the brand new Bright Empires series. Arthur Flinders-Petrie is "The Man Who Is Map". Actually, he was a man, now he is just a map... A map that has been separated into five pieces that, when reassembled, may lead to "the secret of the universe" or something even better. Kit Livingstone's mysterious confrontation with his great-grandfather, Cosimo, puts him on the path to seek out this disassembled treasure map that is tattoo