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(Review) Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Spiritual Practices For Everyday Life by Wendy Murray

Publication Date: 2014.
Publisher: Hendrickson.
Genre: Nonfiction, Bible study.
Pages: 64.
Size: 5 1/2 by 8 1/2.
Source: Free copy from Hendrickson in exchange for a review.
Rating: 4 stars for very good.

Link for more information at the publisher. 

Links @ Christian Book and Amazon.

Forgiveness and Reconciliation are two of the 24 spiritual disciplines listed in the Everyday Matters Bible for Women, NLT.
The other spiritual disciplines are "Acceptance, Bible Study and Meditation, Celebration, Community, Confession, Contemplation, Faith, Fasting, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Hospitality, Justice, Mentoring, Outreach, Prayer, Reconciliation, Sabbath and Rest, Service, Silence, Simplicity, Solitude, Stewardship, Submission, and Worship."
Hendrickson has published a series of books on these spiritual disciplines.

Four chapters on Forgiveness. Four chapters on Reconciliation.
Jesus commands us to forgive. However, this is a hard task to practice. The study reminds us,
"When we h…

(Review) New Living Translation, Everyday Matters Bible for women: practical encouragement to make every day matter

Publication Date: October 13, 2013.
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers.
Genre: Bible.
Pages: 1632.
Source: Free hardback Bible from Hendrickson Publishers in exchange for a review.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.

Link for the Bible @ Hendrickson.

Link @ Christian Book and Amazon.

Black Letter edition.9 point text.Brief one page introduction for each Bible book.A 7 page "Introduction to the New Living Translation." An introduction for the "Transforming Everyday Matters" (icons) spiritual disciplines (located in the front of the Bible.) An index for the 24 (icons) spiritual disciplines (located in the back of the Bible.) "How To Use This Bible" section. "How to Use This Bible in a Small Group Study." The focus is four-fold: 1. "everyday matters"; 2. "everyday profiles"; 3. "everyday Q and A"; 4. "everyday reflections"; 5. "apply what you learn." Books "For Further Reading." The spir…

(Review) Illustrated Life of Paul by Charles L. Quarles

Publication Date: 2014.
Publisher: B and H Publishing. 
Genre: Nonfiction, Bible history.
Pages: 300.
Source: Free copy from B and H Publishing in exchange for a review.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.

Link @ B and H Publishing.

Christian Book

Illustrated Life of Paul follows chronologically the life of Paul in the sixteen chapters of Acts that focus on him and his New Testament letters.
"Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Background of Saul of Tarsus
Chapter 3: The Damascus Road
Chapter 4: The First Missionary Journey
Chapter 5: The Jerusalem Conference
Chapter 6: The Second Missionary Journey
Chapter 7: The Third Missionary Journey
Chapter 8: From Jerusalem to Rome
Chapter 9: Paul's Last Years"

In the Preface, Charles L. Quarles explains,
"I have sought to wed deep love for the apostle Paul with deep love for the truth. Some will likely argue that this approach sacrifices the objectivity of the good historian. However, I have attem…

(Review) The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction by Adam S. McHugh

Publication Date: December 9, 2015.
Publisher: IVP Books.
Genre: Nonfiction, listening, psychology.
Pages: 224.
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.

Adam S. McHugh's blog

For more information at IVP Books. 

Christian Book

Adam S. McHugh is the author of another book: Introverts in the Church: Finding our Place in an Extroverted Culture. 
I'm an introvert. I'm able to lead committees, meet and greet people in the church, and take part in Bible study discussions. However, I'm an introvert at heart. I need time, sometimes extensive time, to do my own thing in solitude.
Just because I'm a quiet introvert, does not mean I'm a good listener. Through the years I've learned the importance of listening, but this is a work in process.
I'm a member of the IVP Bookclub. After coming across this book in the month's section, I had to read it.

Nine chapters teach and apply the importance of listening.
"1. The Listening Life
2. T…

Bible Reading Update

I've coughed for over two weeks. I am feeling better, but I have a sore abdomen and lower right rib from two weeks of coughing. Illness has kept me from blogging and reviewing, but I'm back and ready to share the Scripture I've read.

Since January 1:

Genesis chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22,
23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 
34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 
42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 

Exodus chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. 

Proverbs chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 

Matthew chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28. 

I have a new favorite website. It's for journaling/writing.

All Scripture links courtesy of Bible Gateway.