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(Review) Philippians: Discovering Joy Through Relationship by Sue Edwards

Publication Date: November 27, 2015.
Publisher: Kregel Publications.
Genre: Nonfiction, Bible study, Philippians.
Pages: 80.
Source: Free copy from Kregel in exchange for a review.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.

Available in paperback only.

Link for all of the Discover Together Series study books.

Kregel link to read about the product and includes an excerpt.

Christian Book

The Philippians letter was written by the apostle Paul, to the Christian church at the Roman colony of the city of Philippi, in about A.D. 60.
The first convert at Phillipi was Lydia. Lydia was a business woman, a seller of purple cloth.
Paul encourages the Philippi church to continue in their faith, to "stand firm in One Spirit," to comfort each other, to be at peace with the Lord, to "press on towards the goal in Christ Jesus," and to "rejoice in the Lord."
Philippians: Discovering Joy Through Relationship has 8 lessons.
The first lesson is Acts chapter 16, verses 6-40.…

(Review) The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

Publication Date: November 3, 2015.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Fiction, World War II, Holocaust, Coming of Age Story.
Pages: 384.
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: 4 1/2 stars for very good to excellent.


Gretl Schmidt is six years old when her Oma pushes her off a train bound for Auschwitz. Gretl survives the tumble with minor abrasions. While waiting in the forest for her sister to find her, the train explodes. Gretl heard the explosion but did not understand what happened. A young Polish man named Jakob Kowalski becomes a surrogate guardian to Gretl. His focus is on the war and resistance effort, but Gretl needs food and protection. Jakob who did not know how to care for a child, became Gretl's advocate and surrogate parent. Communism replaces Hitler after World War II in Poland. Jakob felt it best to send Gretl away to South Africa to have freedom and a chance in life. With tears, Gretl and Jakob part. The later part of the story is Gretl's name change (ag…

Art and the Bible

Weekly and biweekly prompts for Bible studies, reflection through art work.
There is a second group at His Kingdom Come, titled Logos 365. Both groups I am a member of.

Documented Faith has a new website. You can follow them through their website on Facebook. Documented Faith has weekly prompts for a brief Bible study and further reflection in art work.

There are several groups on Facebook for art journaling, these are just a few:
Bible Art Journaling
Documented Faith
Bible Journaling
His Kingdom Come
Bible Journaling: Chasing Wisdom
Bible Stories from the Heart
Faith Art Journaling Community
Journal and Doodle Through the Bible

Bible Journaling is on Pinterest. 

My completed art journal for 2015.

Bible Reading for 2016

From Diving Deeper Ministries, a chronological reading plan, with an ability to download and print out.

Bible reading plans from YouVersion. This link will show several types of choices.

From my church, Handley Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas. Read through the NT in a year.

Joanna Weaver has a Bible reading plan, titled Word of God Speak 2016. She has a Bible reading plan, and if you sign up for a newsletter you will receive a printable notebook for journaling.

From Bible Gateway:
A survey for Bible reading resolutions.
Help in memorizing the Bible.
Bible reading plans.    

You can signup at Our Daily Bread to read through the Bible in a year and have a devotional to read, they will email you. Our Daily Bread has applications for your phone or tablet.
I've been receiving Our Daily Bread by mail and reading the devotionals since 1993.

From Insight for Living with Charles Swindoll.
An overview chart of the whole Bible.
Study information on each Bible book. 

From ESV Bible, start r…