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(Review) Christianity in Roman Africa: the development of its practices and beliefs by J. Patout Burns Jr. and Robin M. Jensen

Publication Date: November 30, 2014.
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Genre: Early Church History in Africa.
Pages: 723, plus 153 color illustrations and drawings.
Source: Free copy from Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. in exchange for a review.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.

To read more information @ the publisher: Christianity in Roman Africa. 
and Meet This Book.

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Summary:
Christianity in Roman Africa covers the modern day countries of Morocco, Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia.
Husband and wife writing team, J. Patout Burns, and Robin M. Jensen, began the quest for the book in 1994. After a trip to Tunisia in 1996, the book began to come together.
They utilized both archaeology and literature for confirmation. It will be explained in the introduction that utilizing these features are common, but worship itself will be analyzed. "The objective of this study is to correlate these tw…

Bible Reading Update

The last Bible reading update posted was February 21, 2015. 
Since then, I read 2 Corinthians again, this time in the King James Version. 
2 Corinthians chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
This is the 3rd time in 2015 to read 2 Corinthians. In January, it was read from the English Standard Version, and in February it was read from the New King James Version.  
Also finished reading the book of Luke chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. 
John chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 
Jeremiah chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 
Numbers 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. 
All the above Scriptures (except 2 Corinthians) was read from the English Standard Version.

I'd mentioned in the review of St. Augustine's book that I've began using a technique that slows my Bible reading. I needed to slow down, reading with the intention of meeting a deadline or just trying to cross it off my list is WRONG. I'm not using all of the symbols listed …

How to Befriend Your Pastor's Wife by Jen Wilkin and Gloria Furman at Crossway

(Review) The Confessions of St. Augustine (Modern English Version) by Augustine

The foreword is written by Warren W. Wiersbe.

Publication Date: 2005. First written between A.D. 397 and 400.
Publisher: Revell.
Genre: Memoir, confiteri.
Pages: 208.
Source: self-purchase.
Rating: 4 stars for very good.

Link @ publisher for the 2008 edition. 

Aurelius Augustinus was born in Thagaste (Arabic name) or Tagaste (ancient name), North Africa in 354. This city is now modern day Souk AhrasAlgeria.
Baptized by Ambrose in 387.
Bishop of Hippo in 396.
Died in 430.

To read more information about Augustine:
Wikipedia
Project Gutenberg
LibriVox
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Early Church, a biography
Britannica

A few reviewers have remarked they felt gypped at not getting the "full works" of The Confessions of St. Augustine. There are thirteen volumes-books of The Confessions of St. Augustine. Most people do not want to read thirteen books of confessions. It seems logical to read an abridged version, unless the reader is working on writing a book, or a term paper, etc.

Y…