Bound to be Free: Learn to Live in Freedom!

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Today is #ChristianBooktober, Day 17. We’ll be taking a look at “Bound To Be Free by Marta Greenman. This is the second Bible Study by Marta Greenman on tour this month. The first was ACTS420NOW, if you missed it. That one’s about being excited about Jesus, and sharing the good news. And if you’re just tuning in for Booktober, We’re spotlighting a different book or Bookish item every day during October. It’s been a blast, and there’s even more goodness ahead! Don’t forget that you can find all the #ChristianBooktober links down at the bottom of the post! Bound to … Read More

ACTS420NOW Bible Study: A Challenge for Believers Today

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Welcome to #ChristianBooktober, Day 13! I hope you are enjoying this as much as I am! Today we’ll be talking about the new Acts420Now Bible study by Marta E Greenman. I didn’t sign up for the tour, because I was working on the Hagar Bible Study review, and there’s another New Testament Bible study I’m reviewing for December. (Can’t wait for this!) I am grateful Celebrate Lit allows me to share spotlights on books I wish I could tour! This one intrigued me enough to buy a copy, though, and I am looking forward to digging in! I’ll be sure … Read More

Haven of Rest: Trusting God in the Midst of Trials

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Haven of Rest trusting God in the Midst of Trials

#ChristianBooktober 2019, Day 2: Haven of Rest. If you’re looking for a great example of trusting God in the midst of trials, read this book! This bit of Biblical fiction is very believable, funny, sad and makes you think. As part of #ChristianBooktober, Haven of Rest is one book that I chose to purchase myself. I did not receive anything from Celebrate Lit, as I did not officially sign up for the tour. All thoughts are my own, and I truly enjoyed it! (Bet you would never have guessed I picked a new Biblical Fiction Author for the first book … Read More

Hagar Bible Study by Shadia Hrichi

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Welcome to today’s Book Review: The new Hagar Bible study by Shadia Hrichi. If you like going “Behind the SEEN” you’ll love this study. Spend some time with Hagar and those around her. Together with many of those whose lives tell of a relationship with The God who Sees; It’s awesome! Walking through the pages of scripture in this Bible study put me in a happy place. The spiritual discipline of daily time in the Bible is one I love, but sometimes it gets pushed aside in favor of doing life. I’m always grateful for the opportunity to be accountable … Read More

Are There Really 3 Steps to Salvation? Faith 101

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Are there really 3 steps to salvation? What does it mean to be born again? After all, we can’t exactly go back into mom’s womb a second time, can we? (Asks a church leader in John chapter 3) I’m writing this post for 4 people:1: Anyone who is curious about becoming a Christian. 2: New Believers who want to know the next steps after salvation. 3: Christians who want to share the wonderful Savior but aren’t sure how. 4: Me. I need the practice in sharing the 3 steps to salvation.  My assignment is to “always be ready to explain the hope that is within me” … Read More

Who Was Hadassah, Queen Esther of Persia? 6 Noble Characteristics Worth Sharing

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So, Queen Esther of Persia. Who was she? Did she really exist? Was King Xerxes truly so in love with her that he was willing to find a way to save a whole people group? And what’s the deal with Mordechai and Haman?? Today’s Celebrate Lit Book Tour is a fictional account of the story of Hadassah: Queen Esther of Persia. You know how much I like Biblical fiction, so this time I’m doing something a little different. Below the tour, I want to get into more of Esther’s story from a directly Biblical perspective. I hope you will join … Read More

Don’t Blame the Mud: Teaching Kids About Sin and Salvation

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There’s nothing more important (or intimidating, it seems like) than teaching kids about sin and salvation. If they don’t understand what sin is, why would they want salvation? And there’s a difference between head knowledge and heart knowledge for sure! We can know something with our heads, and not accept in into our hearts. I have a book to share today that might just help with teaching kids about sin and salvation on a very practical level. Teaching Kids About Sin and Salvation I found this book to be simple and relatable. Teaching kids about sin and the guilt that … Read More

4 Practical Ruth and Naomi Relationship Principles to Live By

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4 Ruth and Naomi Relationship Principles

Retelling of Bible stories in another time period can be a powerful tool. Translating the Ruth and Naomi relationship dynamics into other settings managed to bring home the lessons all over again.   Join me today as we talk about 4 tried and true Ruth and Naomi relationship principles. One of the greatest things about books based on Bible stories is that you aren’t tampering with the original, so anyone who’s nervous about Biblical fiction can safely enjoy it.   Today’s translation from Ruth and Naomi in the Bible to Victorian England was fascinating. Readers familiar with and enjoying Christian Historical fiction … Read More

40+ Short Inspirational Devotionals You’ll Love

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Short inspirational devotionals are great for sparking meditation and study. They’re also great at being a touchstone to recenter your day. I want to share some great Devotionals with you, some of my favorites and some that have made me curious. They are by no means meant to be our only exposure to the Word or our only communication with the Lord. I often find devotional inspiration while enjoying Christian fiction. I have found this an excellent touchstone. When I’m out of sorts, a well-written novel that points to God without ‘preaching’ at me helps. I’m more likely to accept … Read More

Do You Describe Your Faith When Seeking a Spouse?

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Describe your faith: (anyone know where I can get a blinking word prompt for this spot??) I was challenged by the Personal profiles in this week’s Celebrate Lit book tour. Taking out the purely romantic/matchmaking questions, <which are incredibly valuable in their own right> the profile asks some really good questions. Questions like “Describe your faith” or “what is your biggest fault?” I want to dig into that with you guys. But first, the book:   ? Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I may make a small commission if you purchase something through one … Read More