Saturday, January 14, 2012
When I first set eyes on this book I was immediately in love with it! It is so delightful! It has a beautiful cover and the edges are those tattered ones which are my own personal favorite. As I flipped through this book and began to read the hymns it evoked memories from my childhood of growing up in the church and singing these old hymns in the children’s choir. I have been singing these hymns ever since! This book emphasizes that it is important to not allow the old hymns to fade away. It could be used as a devotional as reading it is quite inspirational. Would make a great gift for those who love the old hymns or for those who are musically inclined. Would make a great keepsake. I plan to have mine near my side especially when I pull my guitar out during my personal times of praise and worship before the Lord. I recommend this book highly! God bless you…
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
My first initial reaction to the physical side of this book was, “I loved it!” Of course I always prefer a good hardback book any day over a paper back but that is just my own personal preference. I also liked the color of the original book cover (a muted red) as well as the book jacket’s look. I like the size of the book as it fits well in my hand and is easy to hold with one hand if necessary. As to the literary content…this was all good in my eyes as well. The book is laid out to be read over a period of 90 days as the title suggests. I like that this includes daily bible readings as I am always looking for ways to include the Word of God in my day. This would be a great book to give someone as a gift or as a gift to yourself to be able to feed yourself spiritually each day. I could see myself going back to this little honey of a book from time to time as a special spiritual snack. I recommend it.
I received this book for free from Water Brook Multonomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to leave a favorable review.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Reading this book has changed my mindset about leadership in my walk with Jesus. It has caused me to re-think the things I have learned in the past. I had been striving to become a leader. I see here that the better way is to become a follower…a follower of Christ Jesus. If to lead, then as a servant leader. This comes at a time in my life when I am doing some real soul searching . I have questions about many things…church attendance…fellowship with others…spiritual fathers or mothers… Things seemed to have taken a turn and many are questioning church as we know it as well as leadership. If you are one of these doing the questioning and even if you aren’t…you may want to read this book and allow the Lord to change your mind sets as well.
The author has thought provoking quotes throughout the book which I really like. Here is an example of one:
Lord, Jesus Christ, you call your followers to leave their old selves behind and to trust to you their future lives. Hold out your hand to us and give us courage to grasp hold of you; that we may experience your transforming love. We make our prayer in your name. Amen. Leslie J. Francis
“Followership is not an easy path, and Jesus never pretended otherwise.”
Where is the Lord taking us in this hour…He who has an ear to hear, hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches….
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