What I’m reading this Week

OK, I really want to start this again. I’ve been surprised when authors will comment when they “see” that I’m reading their book.  It’s really exciting! (I know I’m silly) But to realize that these people are like you and me doing a job they love, writing. In some ways they have the on the hardest jobs.  They put their thoughts and feelings out there in the form of a story and people like me critique them. As a song writer (though I haven’t written anything in AGES) it’s hard to put those words out there. You think “How will people respond? What will they think of me?”  So I do admire writers, they amazing people.  So THANK YOU for being faithful to do what you do!

In 2011 I want to read at least the Old Testament in Chronological order.  I’m using the NKJV Chronological Study Bible by Thomas Nelson. This Bible has received a lot of criticism and I understand why in reading it.  It doesn’t bother me after spending the past 3 years in Seminary where we’ve delved into the history of Ancient Israel. Much of what I’ve read in the commentary of this Bible comes straight from academy. I selected this particular Bible because it was the only Chronological Bible for the Kindle. I’m doing my reading while I walk on the treadmill at the gym.

020682: The NKJV Chronological Study Bible Hardcover The NKJV Chronological Study Bible Hardcover

By Thomas Nelson

The Chronological Study Bible is the only study Bible that presents the text of the New King James Version in chronological order—the order in which the events actually happened—with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, “you are there” experience.

Features include:

  • The entire New King James Bible with translators’ notes, arranged in chronological order-the order in which the events and writings actually happened, for absorbing and effective Bible study
  • Full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena that give you a dramatic, “you are there” experience
  • Fascinating articles that connect the Bible text to world history and culture
  • Daily Life Notes that explain how people lived in Bible times
  • Epoch Introductions and Historical Overviews that provide vivid chronological context
  • Transition Comments that set the stage and prepare you for the biblical text that follows
  • “Time Capsules” of world history that accompany the Bible text
  • Time Panels and Charts that show the flow of Bible history
  • In-text and full-page color maps of the biblical world
  • A handy scripture finder index that provides rapid access to any passage
  • Topical Index and Glossary to facilitate study

For one of my LAST grad classes I’m reading, Andy Stanley’s book The Grace of God. We’ve only read the first two chapters. During the first chapter I was having issues with some of his theology, I won’t go into it here maybe in the review.  He does same some really good stuff I’m trying to keep an open mind.

948145: The Grace of God The Grace of God

By Andy Stanley / Thomas Nelson

Nobody deserves the sin-free life and glorious future that God offers—but remarkably, it’s ours for the taking. Why? Because of God’s grace! Join Pastor Stanley as he warns against the pitfalls of legalism and explores the transforming power of God’s unmerited favor, lavish love, and kindness. Then come to terms with your own “grace story”! 256 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

For my “pleasure” reading I’m on my Kindle with James Scott Bell and Deadlock. I picked this book up free for my Kindle a while back.  Just getting started so no opinion yet.

24388: Deadlock Deadlock

By James Scott Bell / Zondervan

What if a Supreme Court justice suddenly changed her whole life—and her vote? Millicent Manning Hollander holds the high court’s liberal swing-vote just as several crucial abortion and religious freedom cases will be argued. When a near-fatal accident leads her to a vision of hell, the longtime agnostic takes tentative steps toward Christ. But her newfound faith must withstand some powerful enemies! 352 pages, softcover from Zondervan.

If you do wish to purchase your copies for the Kindle I would really appreciate you using the Amazon link on the sidebar.

Blessings!
Holly

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