Thursday, February 28, 2013
This being my second time of reading a book by Mark Batterson I can say that I would recommend any of his writings. This particular book has been one that you must read chapter by chapter. Meaning, only one chapter at one sitting. There is much to ponder and meditate upon. I have no doubt that the author has written using revelations the Holy Spirit has illuminated upon him. I don't feel as though I am reading what man has written...but reading what Holy Spirit has said. I do feel it would have been better to have already read “The Circle Maker” as the author refers back to this previous book quite frequently. (I have not read that one as yet) There are many testimonies shared here. Consider reading this or any of Mark Batterson's writings if you want to grow spiritually. Lord bless you in your walk with Him! I received this book for free in exchange for a free book review from the publisher, Zondervan, through the www.booksneeze.com book review program. I was not required to write a favorable review. Freely I have been given and freely I give.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
I am often intrigued by testimonies of those who were Catholic and who were led by God to leave the Catholic faith. Reason being, I was raised as a Catholic and even had an uncle who was a priest and yet the Lord also led me out of the Catholic faith. This is not a story AGAINST being Catholic...it is a story of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and being led by His Spirit. The author states that one can have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and still be involved in many religions as the Spirit leads. (my words) This is my belief also. As I began to read I found myself in yet another one of those “I cannot put this book down!” type of writings. I could so relate to Connie Limmex as much that she shared is so similar to how the Lord has worked in my own life. There is so much the Lord wants to say through this author's words. One of the things the Lord has spoken to me is that I ought to begin to write my own book. This is not the first time this message has come across on this subject and I am waiting on the Lord for His guidance and direction. There is also a strong salvation message to the unsaved and I hope and pray that many will come to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ through this author's words. I really didn't like the front cover of this book at first sight. If you look at it quickly it looks like the title says, “My Journey Being Catholic.” When in reality it says, “My Journey Beyond Being Catholic.” As I looked more at it and took more time I found I liked it a whole lot. It's not really a very big book. Only 116 pages in all. But ya know...sometimes you want a shorter book that is easy to read...both of which this book is. Lighter reading so to speak and yet the Lord speaks measures through the pages. I am thinking now of all who I would like to lend this book out to. For one, is one of my younger sisters. This book reminds me that we still ought to be witnessing to the unsaved and sharing our testimonies with them as to how the Lord has changed our own lives from “black to white.” I totally recommend this book. I received this book for free from Life Sentence Publishing, LLC in exchange for a free book review through the www.bookcrash.com book review program. I was not required to write a favorable review. Freely I have been given and freely I give.