Friday, July 30, 2021

Mysteries of the Messiah by Rabbi Jason Sobel

 


Are you settling for half the story? Highlighting connections that have been hidden from non-Jewish eyes, Rabbi Jason Sobel will connect the dots between the Old and New Testament, helping you see the Bible with clarity as God intended.

Most people—even people of faith—do not understand how the Bible fits together. Too many Christians accept half an inheritance, content to embrace merely the New Testament, while Jewish people may often experience the same by embracing only the Old Testament. But God has an intricate plan and purpose for both the Old and the New.

In Mysteries of the Messiah, Rabbi Jason Sobel reveals the many connections in Scripture hidden in plain sight. Known for his emphatic declaration “but there’s more!” he guides us in seeing the passion and purpose of the Messiah. Mysteries of the Messiah:

  • Uncovers connections between the Old and New Testaments
  • Connects the dots for readers with details about Jesus, the Torah, and biblical characters
  • Written with the unique perspective of a rabbi with an evangelical theological degree

No matter how many times you have read the Bible, Mysteries of the Messiah will bring fresh perspective and insight. God’s Word, written by many people over thousands of years, is not a random selection of people and stories. Rabbi Jason Sobel connects the dots and helps us see with clarity what God intended.

About the Author

Raised in a Jewish home in New Jersey, Rabbi Jason Sobel dedicated much of his life in pursuit of a spiritual connection with God. After years of seeking and studying, he encountered God and found his true destiny as a Jewish follower of Yeshua (Jesus). Suddenly, all the traditions Rabbi Jason grew up with took on new depth and meaning as God connected the ancient wisdom of the Torah with the teachings of the Messiah.

Rabbi Jason received his rabbinic ordination from the UMJC (Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations) in 2005. He has a B.A. in Jewish Studies (Moody) and an M.A. in Intercultural Studies (Southeastern Seminary). He is a sought-after speaker and has made multiple appearances on national television, including the Trinity Broadcasting Network, the Daystar Network, and the Dr. Oz Show. Rabbi Jason is the author of Breakthrough: Living a Life That OverflowsAligning with God's Appointed Times, and Mysteries of the Messiah and he is also the coauthor of New York Times bestseller The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi with Kathie Lee Gifford.

You can learn more at www.rabbisobel.com.



First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Rabbi Jason Sobel and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Mysteries of the Messiah" 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.

“Mysteries of the Messiah” by Rabbi Jason Sobel is an amazing book that opens the truth of the Old Testament to New Testament Christians!  It also connects the dots from the Old Testament to the New for Jewish eyes!  This book is an exciting read that has added so much meaning to my Old Testament Bible study.  And it has made the New Testament come to life in beautiful, new ways.

Rabbi Jason Sobel sets the stage for the Messiah promised to the world through the Jewish nation!  This book is so packed with interesting facts that I will keep on my reference shelf for reference and monthly revisiting.  Since there are twelve chapters, I plan to incorporate a reading from it each month.  I could read these chapters over and over again for years and not glean everything packed into its pages!

The opening pages make reference to a loving a mystery.  With that, I was hooked!  That is one of the things I love about the Word of God – that I will never discover all the things hidden within the Scriptures in my lifetime.  I noticed a high concentration of information on numerology at first, which I find fascinating.  Also, I love studying language, so the insights into Hebrew words and letters was truly enlightening.

This is an exciting read that has inspired me to read and study the Old Testament with different eyes.  I highly recommend this book.  Don’t read it at bedtime.  It will totally wake you up and get your mind racing!


Lead Like Christ by A.W. Tozer

 


Lead Like Christ

What Does Christ-Centered Leadership Look Like?

As a Christian, does your leadership approach look any different from that of those who don't follow Christ? Throughout the Bible, God shows us what leadership looks in His kingdom, and sometimes it can seem upside-down. The first shall be last. The master shall be the servant. But how can we apply these counterintuitive truths in our world today?

Rather than focusing on the nuts and bolts of management, Lead like Christ uses the book of Titus to take a close look at what biblical leadership entails. Using Paul's instructions to his young ministry partner as a guide, Tozer takes us through themes of grace, servanthood, spiritual boldness, and humility toward the Word of God. This foundation will lead to powerful, long-lasting change in both your own leadership role today as well as in God's eternal kingdom.

 

A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) was a self-taught theologian, pastor, and writer whose powerful words continue to grip the intellect and stir the soul of today's believer. He authored more than forty books. The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy are considered modern devotional classics. Get Tozer information and quotes at www.twitter.com/TozerAW.


First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to James L. Snyder, who complied and edited A.W. Tozer's work and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Lead Like Christ" 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.

“Lead Like Christ” by A.W. Tozer is an incredible read for every Christian!  As Christians, we are called to make disciples and spread the Gospel.  That makes every Christian a leader!  This book provides great encouragement, training and wisdom from the Scriptures to enlighten the Christian regarding our role in leadership.

Nineteen chapters on different aspects of leadership are available to read straight through or jump around to different topics.  My suggestion would be to read the work straight through, then keep it on your reference shelf to refer back to specific chapters as you need to.  This book is a great gift to give to others and yourself.


Saturday, July 17, 2021

The Essential Andrew Murray Collection

 

The Essential Andrew Murray Collection

Three Classic Andrew Murray Books in One Wisdom-Filled Volume

The powerful writings of Andrew Murray, the nineteenth-century minister and author, still inspire today.

· In Humility, Murray calls all Christians to turn from pride, empty themselves, and study the character of Christ, who will then fill them with His grace. It is often called the best work ever written on the topic.
· Abiding in Christ invites you to listen to words from Scripture, read a daily meditation, pray, and surrender yourself anew to Christ. This thirty-one-day devotional is as timely now as it was in 1895 when it was first published.
· Living a Prayerful Life outlines the way to overcome prayerlessness, which Murray believed was the greatest roadblock to spiritual growth. He offers inspiring and practical guidelines for becoming a prayer warrior, including examples from the prayer lives of the apostle Paul, George Müller, and Hudson Taylor.

The wisdom in these pages will encourage and equip you to live a life of humility, surrender, and prayer, bringing you closer to the One who created you and longs to be with you.

Each title in this collection has been edited for today's reader.

 

Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was born in South Africa. After receiving his education in Scotland and Holland, he returned to South Africa and spent his life there as a pastor, missionary, and author of many devotional books. He and his wife, Emma, raised eight children.


First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to the late Andrew Murray and his publisher for sending me a copy of "The Essential Andrew Murray Collection" 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.

No one writes like this anymore!  “The Essential Andrew Murray Collection” by Andrew Murray is a beautifully penned compilation of three of Andrew Murray’s well-known works: “Humility”, “Abiding in Christ” and “Living a Prayerful Life”, all in one volume!  This is one book for the keeper shelf that you will refer back to again and again.

“Humility” shares the attitude and action of the attribute, pointing to the Savior and His character and providing encouragement to live out the attribute for the believer.  Twelve chapters can be read straight through or one per month for twelve months as a refresher.

“Abiding in Christ” is 31 chapters – enough for one month of daily quiet time reading – that talks about the life of the Christian as well as who Jesus is to the Christian.  This encouraging book will enlighten the Christian about the process of God transforming us from day to day.

“Living a Prayerful Life” talks about many aspects of prayer.  Arranged in 31 chapters, this is another great, daily quiet time read.  It is also a great reference for prayer.