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A weekend nonfiction reading review…because even pastors need a break from heavy theological reading!

Gary Noesner. Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator.  New York, NY: Random House, September 21st, 2010. 226 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is the memoir of an FBI hostage negotiator.  The author Gary Nosener wasn’t just a FBI hostage negotiator; he was one of the leading men in his craft that shaped how the FBI handle hostage negotiations and across the country with his training, instruction and conferences for various law enforcement agencies both local, states and federal.  Noesner was also instrumental in setting a national standard and guideline for hostage negotiations.  Nosener writing this book is quite insightful given his expertise in the matter.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Does God work on the Sabbath?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

No, even God has to rest sometimes.

“By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” (Genesis 2:2-3)

Yes. Jesus and his dad always work on the Sabbath.

“For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But He answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working.” (John 5:16-17)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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