Monday, April 24, 2017

Book Review: How To Overcome Worry

Title: How To Overcome Worry
Author: Dr. Winfred Neely
Moody Publishers

My Opinion:
This book is a great quick read with the following chapters:
• The Troubled Waters of Worry
• A Bold Imperative
• The Antidote to Worry
• A Precious Promise for Hard-Pressed People
• Walking in Freedom From Worry

There is an appendix with specific information regarding prayer, peace, and individual and group discussions questions.

Dr. Neely gives heartfelt personal stories about how he learned through a family matriarch to pray and live with God's peace. Good addition or gift for someone that has a lot on their plate or is a worrier.

From the Publisher

Do you struggle with worry or anxious thoughts on a regular basis? Does your mind get fixated on the same concern over and over? Do you know you should stopworrying but repeatedly fail to do so?
How to Overcome Worry presents a biblical and practical strategy for this exact problem. Dr. Winfred Neely, who has experienced his fair share of anxiety-inducing circumstances, walks you through Philippians 4:6–7 to help you: 
  • Understand the difference between concern and worry
  • Use prayer as a means of grace to overcome worry
  • Cultivate gratitude and thanksgiving as an antidote to worry
  • Navigate changing seasons and circumstances without falling into worry 
  • Employ practicsal strategies for experiencing the peace of God
Worry is one of the top issues in our world today, even among Christians, and this concise and biblical approach will offer real solutions. In His Word, God tells us to stop worrying, pray about everything, and expect His peace. This is a true promise of Scripture, and this book will help you to lay hold of it. 

This book has been provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Book Review: The Woman's Study Bible, NKJV

The Woman's Study Bible (New King James Version) by Thomas Nelson

Receiving God's Truth For Balance, Hope, And Transformation...

Beautiful full-color design throughout Detailed biographical portraits of over 100 biblical women Thousands of extensive verse-by-verse study notes Over 300 in-text topical articles on relevant issues Insightful essays by women who are recognized experts in the fields of theology, biblical studies, archaeology, and philosophy Book introductions and outlines Hundreds of full-color in-text maps, charts, timelines, and family trees Quotes from godly women throughout history Set of full-page maps of the biblical world Topical index Concordance.

My Opinion:
This Woman's Study Bible by Thomas Nelson is truly BEAUTIFUL!! I was surprised by the quality and attention to detail in this text. The text is large print, but not overwhelming. The pages are thick enough for highlights and notes and there is ample room in the margin for comments. 
There are sections that highlight women in the bible; additionally, there is a subject section with a narrative/story that is biblically related. Like "being a widow'...

What a nice gifto for a young woman, new mother or older mother of the church. This upgraded edition is nicely done!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Book Review: The Beautiful Word, 365 Devotional

The Beautiful Word, 365 Devotional by Zondervan

He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Ecclesiastes 3:11
Your devotional time is precious as you draw near to the Lord and experience His love in your life. The Beautiful Word Devotional is the perfect companion to help you experience His goodness through His Word as beautifully lettered Scripture.
This devotional includes:
  • 182 verses illustrated in full color
  • Special places to write your own reflections
  • Warm devotions for each day of the year
Dive into 365 devotions to nurture your spirit and encourage your heart as God’s Word washes over you with its promises. With lovely devotions and inspiring images, The Beautiful Word Devotional will refresh your heart daily as you seek to enjoy God’s Word in a creative way.
My Opinion 
This devotional is a beautiful addition for a morning quiet time or a quick reminder during your hectic day - of God's goodness. 
Each entry is dated and contains a illustrated verse and on the opposite page a place to jot down your thoughts.