Thursday, April 30, 2009

"The Noticer" by Andy Andrews

"The Noticer" by Andy Andrews is a great work of fiction. It is told through multiple perspectives around an elderly man called Jones. His race is unknown--each person sees him a different way, and he has other ethnic names. Anyway, Jones wanders around town fixing people's problems. As for the main character, he gives him books to read and eventually encourages him to start a life and leave his homeless state.

This book is very much a self-help book. However, it isn't just pages and pages of mantra thrown at the reader. Rather, it is an assortment of stories from all works of life about people in distress. And, along comes Jones with his magic touch of perspective to smooth things out. No review can sum up how great this book is. Just read it for yourself and find out what all the fuss is about.

Friday, April 24, 2009

“His Name Is Jesus” by Max Lucado

“His Name Is Jesus” by Max Lucado is a great book for all. It is comprised of five parts--the birth, mission, death, resurrection, and legacy of Jesus Christ. The sections are thoughtfully put together. Stories of the Bible about Jesus are put into today’s terms, hardly ever exceeding three pages at a time. Also, poems are intermittently displaced throughout the book along with inspiring quotations. Excellent pictures surround Lucado’s words. Most are nature photographs, but some are purely man-made designs.

This book is delightful to read. It covers--in essence--all one could want to know about Jesus. Also, the pictures bring readers back to the fact of the Lord’s majesty. It is hard to read Lucado’s works, see the wonderful pictures, and think there is not a God. Lucado conveys the fact that God loves each and every one of us. Jesus took up the cross and died for our sins. Love, forgiveness, and redemption fill the pages. Lastly, this item is well worth it. It is hardcover with an etched cover, full of glossy pages, and even comes with a hard book slot.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Word of Promise Next Generation New Testament MP3 Set

The Word of Promise Next Generation New Testament MP3 Set is quite a journey. With over twenty-three hours of audio and seventy-five minutes of DVD footage, this set is well worth it.

Meant for young adults, this series can be heard by all. However, youngsters may be more attracted to the all-star cast of young actors and singers more than older customers. The set includes a study plan for the audio Bible to be completed in forty hours. Most word of promise productions are classified under NKJV.

This series is excellently orchestrated. The music and background sounds make the verses come to life. However, for those Christians not accustomed to the NKJV, they will pick up on the audible differences (e.g.- the cock that crows is called the rooster, Jesus shouts that God has abandoned Him, not forsaken Him, etc).

Overall, this set is a great gift for younger ones. It can be played in the background while they are doing their homework, or it can be something to do over the summer. In general, this set is well presented. Most inspirational of all is seeing the cover and realizing how even Hollywood’s youngest still rely on God.