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The Vastness of God

Recently there was a lot of media attention about the man in California that had predicted the end of our world. I read that there were people that not only believed this man, but in anticipation of the predicted cataclysmic event they committed suicide.
About this same time I read an article that John Piper posted it is entitled
In Awe of Jesus Christ.  I was especially moved by the next to the last paragraph.
"Nothing greater can be said about the knowledge of Jesus than that He knows God perfectly. All reality outside God is parochial compared to the infinite Reality that God is. What God has made is like a toy compared to the complexity and depth of what God is. All the sciences that scratch the surface of the created universe are the mere ABCs compared to Christ's exhaustive knowledge of the created universe. And this knowledge of the created universe is as a dewdrop on a blade of grass compared to the ocean of knowledge that Jesus has of the Being of God Himself. God i…

Roundabout

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I found several posts on various ideas about Christian fiction. Some are controversial, all are thought provoking. If you have time to read some or all of the posts let me know what you think?

"Theology is at the heart of what defines Christian fiction." See blog post written by Mike Duran.
http://www.speculativefaith.com/2011/02/04/guest-blog-mike-duran/

"So perhaps non-Christians need to grow a thicker skin." E. Stephen Burnett
http://www.speculativefaith.com/2011/05/05/critiquing-critics-of-christian-fiction-part-3/

"Christians who don't like Christian fiction." By Rebecca Luella Miller
http://www.speculativefaith.com/2011/04/25/another-look-at-good-versus-mediocre/

"Temporary kind of Christian literature." by Rebecca LuElla Miller
http://www.speculativefaith.com/2011/04/25/another-look-at-good-versus-mediocre/

And also by Rebecca LuElla Miller:
http://rebeccaluellamiller.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/holiness-is-not-a-dirty-word/
From Sally Apok…

Book Review: When God Says Go by Lorry Lutz

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Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/WHEN-GOD-SAYS-Lorry-Lutz/dp/1572930985
Paperback $10.19

Link for the book @ publisher:
http://www.dhp.org/Products/When-God-Says-Go%E2%80%94The-Amazing-Journey-of-a-Slaves-Daughter__XW164.aspx
Paperback $10.75

Published by Discovery House Publishers 2002/240 pages/Non-Fiction, Biography, Missionary





Eliza Davis George was the daughter of slaves, born in Texas where segregation was controlled by Jim Crow laws. Eliza grew up in a large family that loved the Lord. Eliza had felt from a young age that God had a plan for her life. She graduated from high school and attended college during a time when many white people did not have a higher level of education. When Eliza wanted to share the Gospel with Africa, their were several white men from the Baptist Convention that did not believe in her. But, a Reverend James Kelly did believe in her, and eventually Eliza was able to sail from America to Liberia, Africa. In those early years Eliza learn…

Book Review: An Eye For Glory, The Civil War Chronicles of a Citizen Soldier by Karl A. Bacon

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"It must never be thought that the field of battle falls silent once the fighting stops, for when the guns cease firing and the last echoes die, the wailing cries of the thousands of wounded arise in a pitiable chorus of woe."

Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Eye-Glory-Chronicles-Citizen-Soldier/dp/0310322022/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306424634&sr=8-1
Paperback $11.55
Kindle $9.99

Link for the book @ Christian Book:
http://www.christianbook.com/glory-civil-war-chronicles-citizen-soldier/karl-bacon/9780310322023/pd/322023?item_code=WW&netp_id=830959&event=ESRCN&view=details
Paperback $11.49
eBook $9.99

Link for the book @ publisher:
http://www.zondervan.com/Cultures/en-US/Product/ProductDetail.htm?ProdID=com.zondervan.9780310322023&QueryStringSite=Zondervan
Paperback $16.99

Published by Zondervan February 2011/368 pages/Historical Fiction/Civil War/Memoir/


Michael Palmer against the advice of his wife enlists in the Union Army for the Gre…

Book Review: The Letter and the Scroll, What Archaelogy Tells Us About The Bible by Robin Currie and Stephen G. Hyslop

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Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Letter-Scroll-Archaeology-Tells-About/dp/1426205147
Hardback $28.00
Not available on Kindle

Published by National Geographic November 2009/245 pages
Non-Fiction/Bible History/Biblical Archeology

Link for book @ publisher:
http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/product/books/culture%2C-history-and-religion/culture-and-religion/the-letter-and-the-scroll
and to see more about book:
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/mysteries-of-the-bible-scroll

If you clicked on the above link for the book at Amazon you can read the reviews that were written. The reviews are not good. I appears mistakes were made in some of the photographs. As for me, since I can not read Hebrew or Greek, I would not be able to tell if the script is upside down or not. My review of this book will be based on my own opinion with what knowledge I do have.

I was interested in this book and borrowed it from the library because I've been looking for more informati…

The 2011 Christy Awards

The 2011 Christy Awards will be July 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia.
Randall Wallace will be the keynoter and Liz Curtis Higgs the emcee. For more information:
http://www.christyawards.com/ca_new/

Link for the list of award nominee's:
http://www.christyawards.com/ca_new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77:2011-award-nominees&catid=42:news&Itemid=58

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

Roundabout

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Roundabout is a post that I try to do at least one time per month. I visit all of the blogs that I follow (104) plus a few sites and then repost those that I find that may be of interest to my readers.

From Peter Cockrell author of Already Not Yet:
When Does God Become 100% For Us
SCAN The Scriptures

Anne at Building His Body:
She has a lovely serene blog with inspirational writing.
Road To Entitlement

Jenifer at By His Grace and In His Word Ministries
A Facebook giveaway

May Issue of Christian Fiction Online Magazine

From Vic at Jane Austen's World
An interesting post on 18th Century Children's Books

From Twiga at Journey Through The TBR Pile
Book Review of The Christian Atheist

Kathi of Kathi Easy Writer Macias
Where Else Can We Go

Becky at Operation Actually Read Bible has a series of new posts entitled Taste and See
http://operationreadbible.blogspot.com/2011/05/taste-and-see-jeremiah-2911-13.html
http://operationreadbible.blogspot.com/2011/05/taste-and-see-deuteronomy-64-9.html

The Sunday Salon

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Good Sunday morning to you!

In the past week I've read Matthew chapters 12-21 in the NKJV.
Seems strange to be reading so slowly the NT as opposed to my speeding through in 6 days of reading last month the entire NT. But, I am reading this slowly on purpose. I hope to have read the entire NT (more slowly) by the end of the year.
On June 1 I will start re-reading for the 6th time Romans, I've not decided which translation to read yet.

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

The Sunday Salon

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Happy Sunday to you!

In the past week I read all of Romans in The Interlinear Bible Greek/English NT. This was the 5th time this year I have read Romans. I am in a challenge this year to read Romans 10 times in 10 different translations.
Reading NT Greek words has given me the encouragement to want to learn a few Greek words. Meaning I would like to learn a little Greek. The words God, Christ, Lord, Jesus, love, Amen--and maybe a few more.
I will never be able to have a Seminary type experience of learning, but I would love to be able to know a few words by recognition, plus their meanings.

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

The Life Book Movement

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The Life Book Movement has big plans for the 2011-12 school year. Printing is underway for 1.2 million Life Books, and half of those have already been spoken for. Don’t miss your chance to let the churches in your area know how they can get involved in this fall. What is the Life Book Movement? Founded by The Gideons International, The Life Book Movement is an innovative strategy to reach high school students with the Word of God. The movement is a Christian mission centered on The Life Book, a unique presentation of Scripture designed to engage high school students with the truth of God’s Word, created by Carl Blunt, president and CEO of The Life Book Movement. The Life Book presents a brief overview of the Old Testament and the Book of John using an interactive format with honest student comments and real-life questions in the margins. Readers are drawn into the only story that can change their lives forever.  The Life Book Movement works with churches throughout the country by provi…

Mother of Pearl Mother's Day Blog Series--Final Post

Thank you all so much for following along with the Pearl Girls™ Mother of PearlMother's Day blog series. I pray you laughed, cried and were touched by the translucent stories of real life written by new moms, stepmoms, grandmas, adoptive moms, and moms without moms. Iridescent reality. And how poignant that the translucent nacre which coats the sand stuck inside an oyster’s shell is called Mother of Pearl. Mothers surround children with their love and with God’s love so they can grow in grace. I hope you'll join us this December for the third annual 12 Pearls of Christmas series. AND ... thanks too, to all of you who entered to win the beautiful hand crafted pearl necklace. I'm thrilled to announce that the winner is ... Jennifer (heavensent1)! Jennifer, please email amy@pearlgirls.info with your mailing address. If you are unfamiliar with Pearl Girls™, please visit www.pearlgirls.infoand see what we're all about. The purpose of Pearl Girls is to connect women so that toge…

Book Review: How Huge The Night by Heather Munn and Lydia Munn

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I could not put this book down, more than a page turner, I consider it to be an outstanding story and one I will not forget!

This book was provided for free to me for review by LitFuse Group and Kregel Publications.

Published April 30, 2011 by Kregel Publications
Fiction but based on real events/304 pages
Young Adult

Link for the book @ publisher:
http://store.kregel.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=2520
Paperback $14.99
Link to read an exerpt:
http://store.kregel.com/client/excerpt/978-0-8254-3310-8.pdf

Link for the book @ Christian Book:
http://www.christianbook.com/how-huge-the-night/heather-munn/9780825433108/pd/433108?item_code=WW&netp_id=856137&event=ESRCN&view=details
Paperback $11.29

Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/How-Huge-Night-Heather-Munn/dp/082543310X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305131060&sr=8-1
Paperback $11.69
Kindle $5.00

If you would like to read more information about the true story based on this book, I found a few links:
http://www.ushmm.org/…

Book Review: A Visual History of the English Bible by Donald L. Brake

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Sola meaning alone, ground, base.
Scriptura meaning writings.
Together they are Sola Scriptura meaning complete, accurate, authoritative--"by Scripture alone."
"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV



Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Visual-History-English-Bible-Bestselling/dp/080101316X
Hardcover $19.79

Link for the book @ Christian Book:
http://www.christianbook.com/visual-history-english-tumultuous-worlds-selling/donald-brake/9780801013164/pd/013164
***outstanding price Hardcover $7.49

Link for the book @ publisher:
http://www.bakerbooks.com/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?nm=&type=PubCom&mod=PubComProductCatalog&mid=BF1316AF9E334B7BA1C33CB61CF48A4E&tier=3&id=DCF74131335D48BFB4E4D47AF39619AA&AudId=2CE59DBC134644E48BA21637B1D727C3
Hardcover $29.99

Publi…

The Sunday Salon

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Good Sunday Morning to you! And Happy Mother's Day!
Mother's Day is difficult for me. My Mother died March 2, 2008. She had been sick with Alzheimer's for about 18 years when she died. I was 26 when she first started showing signs of this disease. I know I will see her again, yet I miss her so and still grieve for her.
The past few weeks have been stressful. My dad (that I live with and care for) had a biopsy on his thyroid April 8. Dad has 3 nodules on his thyroid, I'm glad to say the biopsy reveals they are benign.
On April 25 dad had a skin lesion (not cancerous) removed from his left arm in the bicep area.
On May 1 dad fell in his bedroom. He cut his right ear and a small cut and bruise on his right arm in the bicep area.
Dad has spinal steno-sis and both his rotator cuffs are torn. Although this is not new, his back at the belt line has been especially hurting and stiff---could have been from his fall a week ago.
Dad is becoming more frail, weak, unsteady on his …

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