Monday, August 14, 2017

Book review: Worship, the reason we were created by A. W. Tozer

A. W. Tozer really enjoyed the the topic of worship, this book examines the act and object of worship. He saw worship as the main reason for which creation exists. Worship: The Reason We Were Created includes collections from the wonderful  spiritual writer on this important subject. This work is concentrated on thinking about the church's current worship and provoke the church to true, spiritual worship. Some of the topics included in the book are: the act and object of worship, the Presence of God, worship throughout the week, feelings and emotion in worship, man as a worshipping creature. Also there's an emotional expression during prayer and praise that's expressed well. We are made to worship God, it is the most important reason that we exist. We are most alive when we live for His glory. Therefore reading this book would benefit everyone. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Book review: Spiritual discipleship by J. Oswald Sanders

Oswald Sanders teaches inspiration and instruction for spiritual maturity, he presents how true discipleship is more than believing in Christ, it involves the whole person and lifestyle. There are lots of biblical requirements presented that teach the nature of true discipleship in Christ.
Those people that only have the belief vulnerable to fall from the faith. We learn how Sanders says a true disciple is charged with the task of training himself  to be godly, because it is his responsibility to remain spiritually fit. Some of the topics in this work include: the disciple's second chance, the disciple's ambition, the disciple's senior partner, the disciple's olympics, the disciple's righs and the disciple's maturity. There is also included a "For Reflection" guide, this book is ideal for both individual and group study. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review. 

Book review: Whisper by Mark Batterson

The most powerful voice is the whole Universe is the voice of God Almighty that created the cosmos by just speaking the words, same voice that parted the Red sea, also made the sun and everything that exists. The same voice is speaking to us now! The amazing voice is God’s voice, He often speaks in a whisper too. This is to draw us close to Him. Lots of people have a hard time believing God still speaks. In the ancient times, in mysterious ways, God spoke to His people, and presently we need to hear Him speaking. Mark Batterson believes God speaks to us and throughout the books he presents the seven love unique and divine languages of God.
As we understand to learn each language, we can be able to hear His guidance in simple as well as major choices. God is constantly speaking through: Scripture, Desires, Doors, Dreams, People, Promptings, Pain, etc. Batterson gives us the tools we need to unlock each of these languages. God’s whisper can answer our most burning questions, calm our deepest fears and fulfill our loftiest dreams. This book encourages us to be open to hear God’s voice in every aspect of our lives. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Book review: The wisdom of God by A.W. Tozer

The main message of the Wisdom of God is that were created by God and for God, and as a result: the only way to find true joy, peace, and contentment is by understanding and embracing His wisdom. Wisdom is a practical tool for living the best possible life. Tozer teaches throughout the book on this topic and explains the well-lived Christian life. God's wisdom shows His character that's inseparable from His love and grace. When we experience His wisdom, we automatically draw closer to Him. As we know God more, we will change our decisions, our attitudes will be transformed and relationships renewed. This way we become all God wants us to be.
By embracing His wisdom, we overcome temptation, we seeing and appreciate God's hand in everything and learn how to be committed to God. This book can change our decisions, attitudes, and relationships, putting us on the path to becoming all God wants us to be. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Book review: sex and the single girl by Juli Slattery

Juli Slattery, great psychologist has years of experience equipping women with God’s truth about sexuality. Her wonderful work: Sex and the single girl, states how every sexual choice is also a spiritual choice. The work is broken into six-week study which includes five days for each weeks, encourages study and reflection. The study includes topics like the importance of sexuality, expressing the connection between spirituality and sexuality. Another topic is about embracing a grand design: exploring God’s design and the beauty of living according to His wisdom. There is a good emphasis on sexuality and your character. This teaches women think through how their sexuality is part of their worship and Christian identity. Sexual Boundaries and battling temptations helps women prepare for and stand against sexual temptation. Restoring intimacy with God explains how God can tear apart the walls of sexual sin, shame, confusion and being forgiveness and redemption. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Book review: The treasure principle by Randy Alcorn

This wonderful book by Randy Alcorn presents readers a revolution in freedom and radical generosity. The treasure principle was first published in 2001. This new revised bestseller book includes a provocative new conclusive chapter illustrating how God asks a believer questions about his stewardship over material resources. This is a thoughtful Bible meditation of the highly personal aspect of everyday's life. Jesus told His followers to “lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,” because this is the most important thing. The secret lays in the fact that joyful giving brings God maximum glory and His children maximum pleasure. Everything else in this world will fade but the things done for Jesus will remain. Will not be burned or destroyed but have meaning and value. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Book review: Spiritual leadership by J. Oswald Sanders

This book underlines the importance of talented and humble leaders in the church. There is a real need of men and women who are guided by the Holy Spirit and devoted to Jesus Christ while ministering to believers. Spiritual leadership teaches how to develop leadership. In this book J. Oswald Sanders presents the key principles of leadership in the physical and spiritual realms. The author presents examples from Scripture and biographies of amazing men of God (Moses, Nehemiah, Paul, David Livingstone, Charles Spurgeon, etc). The leadership qualities are God-given, their true effectiveness can be reached when they are used to the glory of God. Some of the main topics include the cost of leadership as being a sacrifice, the responsibility of leadership which shouldn't be taken lightly, because leaders will be taken accountable of the model they testify. The tests of leadership are really challenging and mature every believer. The qualities and criteria of leadership are well presented. The art of reproducing leaders is well established. There is one indispensable requirement of leadership that every leader should present. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.