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A weekend reading review…because sometimes Pastors need a break from heavy reading also.  Haven’t posted these in a while but need a mental break after staying up till 5 AM today to finish up a sermon outline.

Francesco Francavilla. The Black Beetle: Kara Bocek.  Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics, September 6th 2017. 56 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Looking for a fun comic short comic story of caped heroes taking place in the 1940s?  You might like this adventure!  About a year ago I read the first work on the Black Beetle titled The Black Beetle No Way Out.  I almost didn’t read it as I thought it would be cheesy and plus in real life I don’t like Beetles.  But the work impressed me very much.  Which is why I picked up this work that was also written and drawn by Francesco Francavilla, an Italian graphic novel artist and writer.

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John Calvin. A Little Book on the Christian Life.  Sanford, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing, March 2nd 2017. 126 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Are you looking for a practical devotional that’s biblically sound and theologically driven?  This work titled A Little Book on the Christian Life might something worth considering.  My wife and I read this as our evening devotional and we found this an excellent work.  It is an extraction from the second edition of John Calvin’s classic work The Institute of the Christian religion that was originally a chapter titled “On the life of a Christian man” in the book but later throughout Protestant history it has been adapted as a stand-alone book on the Christian life.

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In continuing with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” here’s a review of a Christian Children’s book.   I got this book after I recently finished Bible Infographics for Kids Volume 2 with my kids.

Harvest House Bible Inforgraphics Team. Bible Infographics for Kids Volume 2.  Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, May 8th 2018.  48 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

I got this book after first reading volume 2 of Bible infographics for kids.  The second volume was so good that I thought I should buy the first volume.  The book certainly met my expectation.  This is a fun and informative book that kids will enjoy and they will learn from it about the Bible and what the Bible teaches through its many pictures, graph and charts.  Harvest House Publishers did a good job with this one!

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I love the summer!  I think of vacations, road trips and travel.  They are also the possibility of listening to some audio books!

The following are non-fiction audiobooks and lectures that I listened to recently.  They are not written by Christians but they can be insightful of human nature and history by God’s common grace.

I’m also reviewing this right before 4th of July; in case any of you will be traveling and need to listen to something worthwhile as you travel to your destination!

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In continuing with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” here’s a 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.  Play It Again, Mozart! New York, NY: Papercutz, September 13th 2011. 56 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

How much do you know about Mozart the famous composer?  This is a fun kids book about some mouse going back in time through a time machine and along the way readers will learn about Wolfgang Mozart when he was a young child prodigy.  This is the eighth volume of the Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel series, a series my kids and I have grown to love and appreciate.

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Timothy Keller.  God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life. New York, NY: Viking, November 7th 2017. 400 pp.

3 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Want to find a year-long devotional on the book of Proverbs?  Preacher and author Timothy Keller has written this 365 days devotionals on the book of Proverbs.  This review is my overall thoughts on this devotional.

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Matthew S. Vos. Sociology Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, July 10th, 2014. 48 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Does it benefit Christians to study human behavior in terms of groups?  Can Christians gain insight from it for both their spiritual and daily life?  The answer is yes!  One would think so if one read Scripture and see the interactions between groups of people.  This booklet is an introduction to the academic discipline of sociology that involves the study of human behavior in terms of prioritizing the dynamic of individuals within a group and interacting as a group with other groups.  I’m glad that the editors and publishers for the Faithful Learning Series had this booklet that survey sociology as an academic discipline from a Christian perspective.

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