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I haven’t done our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” for a few weeks but here’s this week’s review of Children’s books.

Tim Ladwig. Stories Jesus Told: The Lost Son Comes Home. Grand Rapids, MI: Discovery House, August 7th 2019. 32 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Want a story that tells Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son to kids?  This is it.  This illustrated children’s book is on one of my favorite parables that Jesus taught.  And now I get to share this with my children!

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Carrie Foldberg. Help! I’m in a Painful Marriage. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, December 3rd 2018. 64 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Are you in a difficult marriage or know someone who is in a painful marriage who can benefit from a booklet that would apply biblical counseling to the situation?  This work is a helpful resource; don’t underestimate its size!  It is the second title that I read from Shepherd Press’ “Lifeline Mini-books” series and thus far this series have really impressed me.

I read this and discussed it with my wife after she read it.  My wife pointed out to me that the author in the introduction mentioning her own struggle in her marriage was really helpful to build a bridge with any reader that might be going through marriage difficulties.  This is followed by four chapters in the book.  Chapter One is titled “Why Does My Marriage Hurt So Much?” and goes over what God’s design for marriage looks like.  Chapter two is about bringing Jesus into the picture of your marriage while chapter three explores further of how Jesus is our example in dealing with marriage pain.  Chapter four gives us more personal application.  After the conclusion the book also gives personal application projects that’s helpful for applications.

I really enjoyed the author’s call for readers to look towards Christ.  She also did a good job bringing verses to bear in a way that makes readers look towards God and Christ but also give hope.  This is a resource for someone in marriage difficulty but also for any married couple to read too.  I recommend it, and give this a five out of five.

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Eugene H. Merrill, Mark Rooker and Michael A. Grisanti.  The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, June 15th 2011. 560 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

How well do you know the Old Testament?  If you are like most Christians you can improve on your knowledge of the Old Testament.  In this book The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament three Old Testament scholars collaborated to write a helpful textbook on the Old Testament.  Together these scholars have a combined experience of decades if not even a century worth of research, teaching and writing on the subject of Old Testament.  Readers will greatly benefit from reading this title.

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A weekend reading review…because sometimes Pastors need a break from heavy reading also.

Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully. Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway.  Washington D.C.: Potomac Books, November 1st 2005. 612 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Want to read one of the best book on the Battle of Midway?  I remember as a young kid reading about this battle and how it turned the tide of the war in Pacific in favor of the United States in which Japan suffered serious loss in this battle.  This work simply exceeded my expectation and I was thoroughly hooked from page to page, which might sound almost unbelievable concerning a military operational book but the two authors did a good job telling us the story of the Battle of Midway and throughout the book they also critically interact with previous presentation of the battle by historians and popular misconception and argue for their account of what happened in a way that is informative while displaying an attitude of being concern for truth of what really happened.

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I haven’t done our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” lately but here’s this week’s review of Children’s books.  While this week’s review of children’s books aren’t Christian works they are still something homeschool kids and parents would appreciate!

Geronimo Stilton.  Geronimo Stilton Reporter #3: Stop Acting Around. New York, NY: Papercutz, October 8th 2019. 56 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Looking for another adventure of the mouse reporter Geronimo Stilton and his family and friends?  This is the book book in the latest series on Geronimo Stilton called “Geronimo Stilton Reporter.”  I actually like Geronimo Stilton from the publisher Papercutz more than from Scholastic!

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Here are the Presuppositional links from the world wide web between August 22nd-31st, 2019.

1.) Presuppositional Apologetics Examines Yoga, Karma & Hindu gods

2.) Bible contradiction? How old was Benjamin when his clan migrated to Egypt?

3.) Cave to the Cross Show: Mitch Stokes Interview – How To Be An Atheist – Part 2

4.) AfterThought Episode 13 – Interview with Dr. Jason Lisle: The Ultimate Proof of Creation

5.) Review: The Battle Belongs to the Lord

6.) Audio Series: We can know the words of the Old Testament

7.) Atheism and Irrationality

8.) Evil is a problem for atheism

9.) My Reviews of the Entire Faithful Learning Booklet Series

10.) CONTRADICTIONS ARE CARNAL

11.) Confronting Atheistic Worldviews

12.) Revelational Epistemology

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR that of Another REPost HERE

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A weekend reading review…because sometimes Pastors need a break from heavy reading also.

I am fascinated with history and the history of Asia, including that of China.  Besides the books below readers might want to also check out my reviews of The Beautiful Country and the Middle KingdomRedeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China by XI Lian, Midnight in Peking by Paul French, Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Local Elites in Wartime China by Timothy Brook, God’s Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan, and .

 

Gordon Kerr. A Short History of China.  Harpenden, UK: Pocket Essentials, September 1st, 2013. 160 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Do you want to learn about China in a concise summary fashion?  This book would be for you.  This title is a part of the “Short History” Series published by Pocket Essentials and I thought the 160 page was a reasonable length for a survey, especially considering that there are thousands of years of Chinese history.  I felt it fulfilled the criteria of what I was looking for, of a general introduction to the various Chinese dynasties, which I needed to know and understand as a historical foundation so I can read other books on the history of China in a better informed matter.

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