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We continue with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” and this week’s review of children’s book is a Christian book on Rahab!  This book will be published next month (May) and I want to thank the publishers for an advance review copy.

Rachel Spier Weaver. An Unexpected Hero.  Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, May 7th 2019.  48 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is a children’s book on the biblical story of Rahab.  It is a book that is a part of the series called “Called and Courageous Girls Series” published by Harvest House Publishers and it is the first book in the series that I and my family have read.  The writer Rachel Spier Weaver and illustrator Eric Elwell has given us a beautiful book.  I personally enjoyed the artwork and so did my daughters (I read this book to them and got their feedback).

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We continue with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” and this week’s review of children’s book is a Christian book on prayer that kids and parents would appreciate!

Nancy Guthrie. What Every Child Should Know About Prayer.  Leyland, UK: 10Publishing, August 6th 2018.  144 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This was a helpful book on prayer written by the author Nancy Guthrie.  According to the product information online the audience of the book is intended for kids ages 3-7.  For younger kids that means their parents will have to read it to them while older kids can also read this book by themselves.  I read this to my daughters as bed time reading and they enjoyed it.  In addition as a pastor who is concern for biblical contents of Christian books I thought this book’s theology was doctrinally sound.

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Ray Comfort. What Did Jesus Do?: A Call to Return to the Biblical Gospel.  Bartlesville, OK: Genesis Publishing Group, July 25th 2005. 176 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is a good book on how to evangelize.  This is written by Ray Comfort, who is quite an evangelist himself.  I love Ray Comfort’s own personal example of being an evangelist.  He wrote this book in an manner that is easy to understand and also practical.  Today’s contemporary church is often filled with bad doctrines and light on the Gospel so there’s a crisis with how Christians evangelize today in a manner that is unbiblical and unfaithful to God and the Gospel.  So this work is much needed.  I personally got this book as part of a discipleship tool with some of our guys in church to train them to think not only biblically about evangelism but to live it out.

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A weekend leisure reading review…because sometimes Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!

Winston Groom. The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II.  Washington D.C.: National Geographic, November 10th 2015. 512 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This was an enjoyable book on three important US Army Generals during World War Two.  The three men are General George S. Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall.  Together these men played an important role for the victory of World War Two both in the Pacific and in Europe.  If you want to learn about all three men in one volume this would be it and though it is over five hundred pages I still think it is reasonable if one consider how long three separate volumes on each of these men would be, given how much they have accomplished and how important they were in the war.

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Edward Welch. Motives: Why Do I Do the Things I Do?  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, January 1st 2003. 30 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is a biblical counseling booklet by author and counselor Edward Welch on the topic of motive.  I read this booklet because it is a part of a wonderful counseling booklet series called “Resources for Changing Lives” published by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.  I have enjoyed and benefited from other titles in this series and this particular work also proved to be helpful, edifying and sanctifying!

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We continue with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” and this week’s review of children’s books aren’t Christian works but they are still something homeschool kids and parents would appreciate!

Geronimo Stilton.  Geronimo Stilton Reporter #2: It’s MY Scoop!. New York, NY: Papercutz, June 4th 2019. 56 pp.

4 out of 5

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Having read a few Geronimo Stilton’s graphic novels to my kids the last few weeks from the publisher Papercutz I was pleasantly surprised to learn they now have a new series on Geronimo Stilton titled “Geronimo Stilton Reporter Graphic Novels Series 2 primary works.”  It is different than the other series in that while the other series was more historical with time travel this present series focuses on the present or the contemporary time period of Geronimo’s own life time.  As I read this story to my daughters they enjoyed it and laughed throughout Geronimo’s adventure.

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Thank you to the publishers for this advance review copy before the book is published!

Mark S. Gignilliat. Reading Scripture Canonically. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, June 18th, 2019. 144 pp.

4 out of 5

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This book was written as an introduction to what is called the canonical approach of the Bible.  The approach is known best by its advocate Brevard Childs.  I have previously read the author’s earlier book titled A Brief History of Old Testament Criticism and have found that work extremely helpful.  In this present book it is less a history of Old Testament Criticism as it is a short introduction to one method of biblical criticism: Canonical criticism.  By criticism I don’t mean complaining or critiquing the Bible as it is a means of coming to understand the Bible rigorously.

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