This past summer everyone was buzzing about three big movies: Sound of Freedom, Oppenheimer, and Barbie. The interest and talk around these is a statement in its own right about how we view life and its meaning. Sound of Freedom caught everyone off guard because all of a sudden, we realized through this story of two children, just how horrid the world can be and how we … [Read more...] about Messages of life on the big screen this past summer
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ESV The English Standard Version (ESV) is essentially a literal translation of the Bible in contemprary English. Created by a team of more than 100 leading evangelical scholars and pastors, the ESV Bible emphasizes word-for-word accuracy, literary excellence, and depth of meaning. ESV Study Bible The ESV Study Bible ranks at the top of the list of the most … [Read more...] about Finding the right Bible for you… part 1
A Review Walter Wiens’ vision to write Preparing to Cross the Finish Line began when he sensed God’s gentle Spirit urging him to write what he had experienced and learned about funerals in his pastoral ministry. The purpose of this book is to help families in their time of grief, as well as pastors who counsel families when death has occurred. Using the metaphor … [Read more...] about Preparing to Cross The Finish Line by Walter Wiens
Knowing the Bible Crossway This series is designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s Word. Each 12-week study covers one book of the Bible, making practical applications and connections between the passage and the rest of Scripture. Edited by theologian J. I. Packer, includes contributions from an array of influential pastors and church leaders. … [Read more...] about Bible Studies recommended by House of James Bookstore
Many Christians on the west coast of Canada or in the Ottawa Valley will know the names of Rev. Dr. Ed Hird and Rev. David Kitz. I have gotten to know both, by living, at different times, in both aforementioned communities, and by observing their respective influences in the field of Christian writing. Those influences have taken shape in their work with The Word Guild, one of … [Read more...] about Book Review: The Elisha Code and the Coming Revival by David Kitz & Dr. Ed Hird