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Book Review: By The Light Of The Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer

"By the light, of the silvery moon, I want to spoon, To my honey I'll croon love's tune. Honey moon, keep a-shinin in June. Your silv'ry beams will bring love's dreams, We'll be cuddlin' soon, By the silvery moon."
Chorus to "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" published 1909. Music written by Gus Edwards. Lyrics by Edward Madden. This popular song was a Tin Pan Alley song during the time period shortly before the tragedy of The Titanic. The main character Amelia Gladstone in Tricia Goyer's book by the same title, "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" refers to her love of Tin Pan Alley songs.

Amelia Gladstone and her Aunt Neda left their home of Southampton, England and are moving to America to live near Neda's daughter Elizabeth. They will be traveling as 2nd Class passengers on the RMS Titanic. Neda's son Henry was to travel with them, but he has gotten in to trouble again and will not be joining them. Amelia has lived …

Book Review: Understanding Scripture, An Overview of the Bible's Origin, Reliability, and Meaning Edited by Wayne Grudem, C. John Collins, and Thomas R. Schreiner

Understanding Scripture was written with the aim of helping not only the average Bible reader understand the Bible a little better, but a pastor or Bible study leader as well. Seven sections (19 chapters) are delivered with brief lessons on: "Interpreting the Bible, Reading the Bible, The Canon of Scripture, The Reliability of Manuscripts, Archeology and the Bible, The Original Languages of the Bible, Old Testament and New."
No chapter is lengthy nor exhaustive in information. Each chapter is written by a different author. Some of the authors may be well known to you such as J. I. Packer, or John Piper, or Daniel B. Wallace. 

It was difficult to choose which chapter I liked better over another. Every chapter was filled with solid information that I felt I was fully engaged and enjoyed reading. It was a consistent joy to read from a variety of different authors, each with their own talents, teaching style, themes, and the differing levels of vibrancy they had on their knowl…

The Sunday Salon

I had scheduled this post for Last Sunday and it did not post!
Good Sunday morning to you!

I totally forgot to mention what I read during the New Testament in a Week Challenge for the week before Easter.
My challenge was to read Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John. In that order. I read Mark, Matthew, and Luke. I did not read John. My week got a way from me with family that came to visit.
I read the above Gospel books from the ESV. 

During the past week, for my daily Bible readings and still using The Professor Grant Horner's Bible Reading System ( adapted it a bit.)
I finished Leviticus, 27 chapters.
I read through 2 Samuel chapter 13.
I read through Psalm 99.
I read through Jeremiah chapter 11.
I read the first 6 chapters of John.
I read through Acts chapter 9.
I read through Romans chapter 4.
I finished 2 Timothy, 4 chapters. This is the 3nd time this year to read this book, 2 times for this Bible reading system, and a 3rd time for BSF.
All the above read from the ESV, English St…

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The Sunday Salon

The Sunday Salon post is a chance for me to share with my reader's as well as hold myself accountable to the Bible readings over the past week I've read. I have not posted a Sunday Salon since April 1.

Since April 1 I've read:
Finished Exodus on April 10.
Have read through Leviticus 16.
Finished 1 Samuel on April 10.
Have read through 2 Samuel 3.
Have read through Psalm 91.
Finished Isaiah on March 28.
Have read through Jeremiah 6.
Finished Luke on April 15.
Have read through Acts 6---this is the 3rd time reading through Acts this year.
Started over with Romans and have read chapter 1. Second time this year to read Romans.
Finished Colossians on April 10.
Have read through 2 Timothy chapter 1. Second time this year to read 2 Timothy.
All the above Scripture read from English Standard Version. 

I am continuing to read my daily Bible readings from the Professor Grant Horner's Bible Reading System. I modified a bit. I read Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes earlier this …

Book Review: Experiencing The Resurrection, The Everyday Encounter That Changes Your Life by Henry and Melvin Blackaby

I would have liked to have had this review for you last Sunday, Easter morning. Although I'd finished reading the book. I had company and just could not take a break in order to type out the review. I apologize.
"Without the resurrection, the cross is meaningless." page 1.
"Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope …

Book Review: Born Crucified by L.E. Maxwell

Born Crucified first appeared as a series of teachings in The Sunday School Times entitled, "The Cross and the Life of the Believer."
L.E. Maxwell (1894-1984) was born in Salina, Kansas. He became a Christian just before leaving for service in World War I. After World War I he attended and graduated from Midland Bible Institute. He accepted an offer to teach Bible courses in a dilapidated farmhouse in Three Hills, Canada. In the beginning there were only 10 students, later growing in to a premier Bible College. He was "founder, president, and professor at the Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada. He served as president 55 years.

Born Crucified according to the synopsis on the back cover, "in simple sermon and exhortation, the role of the Cross in the life of the believer."
Throughout the book Maxwell delivers the theme of crucifying ourself, our old self, our selfish self. Another words we must die to self. In order to really live a life that…

The Sunday Salon

It's been 4 Sunday's since I've posted The Sunday Salon. There have been a few days when I was not able to read the Bible readings, then there were days when I read several chapters in one sitting. At this point I've read through:
Exodus 28
1 Samuel 21
Luke 19
Acts 3
Colossians 2
1Timothy 1
I finished Isaiah on March 28.
I finished Acts for the second time on March 19.
I finished 1 and 2 Thessalonians for the second time on March 25.
I finished Ephesians and Philippians on March 25.
I actually read Galatians and Ephesians a third time during my Bible readings for BSF.

Starting today I'll cease my normal Bible Reading system I'm using---Professor Grant Horner's Bible Reading System.
Instead, I plan to read through the Gospel books during this next week.
Becky @ Operation Actually Read Bible is the host of Reading the New Testament in a Week. Last Easter she and I read all of the NT. This time both of us are going about it in a different way. We both kno…