NLT Helpfinder Bible

NLT Helpfinder Bible

Click Here for Photos of Helpfinder Bible   Currently offered by both Tyndale House and Guideposts, the Helpfinder Bible is one of the most practical Bibles you can invest in. (Tyndale House sent me a copy free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review, simply …

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Ezekiel Essentials

Ezekiel Essentials

Theme: God is sovereign over all creation, including the course of history. He is absolutely free either to judge or to be gracious and merciful.  Author: The book identifies its author as Ezekiel, a priest exiled to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar in 597 BC, before the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC. Date of Writing: Ezekiel probably wrote this …

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Jeremiah Essentials

Jeremiah Essentials

A little more than a century after Isaiah preached in Jerusalem, Nebuchad­nezzar king of Babylon launched his final invasion into the southern kingdom of Judah. After a terrible siege, he destroyed the city and its temple, wiped out its royal house, and deported its citizens as slaves and exiles to his own capital city. And …

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Isaiah Essentials

Isaiah Essentials

Theme: Isaiah describes God’s judgment of sin, as well as God’s forgiveness, comfort and hope. Other than Psalms, Isaiah contains the most Messianic prophecies of any Old Testament book. Author: The prophet Isaiah is identified as the book’s author, and other Scripture passages agree. Date of Writing: The book of Isaiah was probably written between 700 and 680 …

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NET Abide Bible and Journal Review

NET Abide Bible and Journal Review

The Abide Bible and Journals are a very interesting offering from Thomas Nelson. They are not a study Bible system and neither are they a devotional system. Rather, I would describe them as a personal worship system. The Abide Bible is offered in both New King James Version (NKJV) and New English Translation (NET) and …

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1 Kings Essentials

1 Kings Essentials

Storyline Solomon demonstrated that human wisdom is not sufficient to guarantee holiness and salvation. Of course, when used rightly, his wisdom did result in obedience and blessing. But Solomon’s vast knowledge of plants, animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, along with his collection of proverbs and songs (1 Kings 4:32–33) could not prevent him from disobeying …

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2 Samuel Essentials

2 Samuel Essentials

Storyline At the height of his reign, David decided to honor God by building Him a great house: a temple to replace the more portable tabernacle. Surprisingly though, God rejected and reversed David’s offer. Instead of David’s building God a house, God promised to build David a house—a dynasty that would last forever with a …

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1 Samuel Essentials

1 Samuel Essentials

The message Even the best human leaders fail us, but God is faithful to his people and promised a king who would be powerful, wise, righteous and faithful. At the beginning of 1 Samuel, Israel was suffering from internal corruption (particularly the sons of Eli, 1 Sam. 2:12-25) and external threats (particularly the Philistines, 1 …

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Literary Study Bible Review

Literary Study Bible Review

  Of all the ways to study the Bible, considering it as literature is probably the most overlooked. Crossway has answered that for a second time by re-releasing the ESV Literary Study Bible. It comes back to us in a slightly smaller format but maintaining all of the study tools from the original version. (Note: …

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Step Through the Bible Reading Plan

Step Through the Bible Reading Plan

Those of us in Recovery know well how important Scripture is to our forgiveness, healing, and relationship with Jesus. This reading plan is designed to take you through The 12 Steps and their attendant Scriptures. You will note that tsome of the steps look a litle different. I edited them so that they would come …

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