3 Biblical Allusions In Christian Fiction To Keep Watch For

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In my opinion, Biblical Allusions are one of the best things about reading Christian fiction. I find Gospel parallels in literature are a great educational tool.   You can find out more about why authors use Biblical allusions in literature and those best Gospel Parallels below the book review, but first:   From Celebrate Lit, here’s the latest in Christian Allegory / Fantasy and Gospel Parallels! Bible Allusions and Biblical Parallels in The Arrow Bringer A new Allegory inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia, but an absolutely different and unique allusion to the Bible. Definitely a bit more mature material … Read More

Why Fear God Not Man? 107 Powerful Do Not Fear Bible Verses

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Fear God not Man, Bible verses about fear

When you fear God not man, you have so much more freedom! The pressure is so much lighter! To fear no one but God is an interesting dynamic, I think. (Matthew 10:26-33 NASB) 26 “Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops. 28 Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who … Read More

Keeping Your Promise When It’s Hard

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How important is keeping your promise? On a scale of one to ten, where would you place the importance of keeping your word? I would venture to say that It’s not meaningless (1) but is it a consistent 10? Jesus said: “let your yes be yes, and your no, no.” (Matthew 5:37) Basically, mean what you say, and follow through. A lot of things are easier said than done, or we wouldn’t be urged to “count the cost in advance.” Can we talk about what keeping a promise means for a bit, then I will share a great book I’ve just … Read More

Forever Loved: The First Father – Daughter Relationship

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Forever Loved, Eve’s Story is one book I won’t soon forget. I am a big fan of Biblical Fiction as you probably already know, and this one having a definite devotional feel to it makes it even better. Thank you, Celebrate Lit, for the opportunity to read this book. Helping me reframe my thoughts and understanding with fresh perspective. ? Please note that I received an advance copy from Celebrate Lit, though all thoughts are my own. I have also included affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through one, I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you. You … Read More

What Does it Mean to Dwell in the Shelter of the Most High?

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It’s a privilege for us to Dwell in the Shelter of the Most High. As Beth Moore is so fond of saving, there ain’t no ‘high’ like the Most High! He is the Maker, Creator, Master and Friend. Almighty Father Protector and Guide. For us to be allowed shelter with Him, well, wow! I’ve spent a good bit of time on Psalm 90-91 lately (a prayer of Moses), with this post in mind. Psalm 90 talks about the Most High God, and His power and eternal nature. A plea to see God’s work, be seen, and granted favor. Psalm 91 … Read More

The Hidden Treasure of Jews in Austria

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I love historical fiction. It opens up new experiences. For example, the Jews in Austria before World War II. Such a tough time in history, that was.   Normal everyday people got caught in the chaos of the war. On both sides.   The Jews were definitely targeted harder than most, as our enemy the devil has it out for God’s chosen people.     ? I was given an Advance Readers (ARC) Copy and am excited to share it with you all opinions are my own. Please note that some links are affiliate links for your convenience. If you … Read More

25 Practical Examples of Grace for Bookworms

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Do you need to be reminded with daily examples of Grace and Mercy? Me Too! Without God’s compassion and patience, we would never last long enough to see anything as wonderful as the gems He scatters in our lives, the examples of Grace that He uses to encourage us! 2 Peter 3:9 NIV — The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. From the beginning, God has patiently scattered examples of grace and mercy everywhere: The Garden? The Ark? … Read More

Leaving a Spiritual Legacy: A Costly Gift that Lasts Forever

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Are you being intentional about leaving a legacy of faith for your kids? Living your legacy in front of your Grandkids? Leaving a spiritual legacy is a priceless gift that takes intentional effort! My Mom, Granny, and 2 Great Grandmas were there when I was baptized at age 17. These ladies have been very intentional in leaving a spiritual legacy for me and my brothers and cousins. The impact is Huge. Their faith in hard times, and their daily habits show us just how living your legacy looks, which will have an impact for generations to come. And family memories, … Read More

Behind The Scenes in her House of Dreams

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House of Dreams. Anne Shirley had one. It was safe, happy, filled with love and laughter, heartache, Jesus and joy. I have spent a lot of time with her there in her House of Dreams. The Anne of Green Gables series has been one of my all-time favorites since I was 8, I believe. It has never failed to shock me when I meet someone who has never read them. (But it’s becoming more and more common that people have no idea what I am talking about here!) We all have a House of Dreams, real or imagined. Maud’s imagination … Read More

Just for Mom: 21 Days of Joy Devotional

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21 Days of Joy celebrates moms in a short story #devotional

One more Celebrate Lit Book Review for you, 21 Days of Joy, a short story devotional that is pretty much unforgettable!     About the Book Title: 21 Days of Joy Author: Kathy Ide Genre: Non-fiction, Devotional Release Date: April 1, 2016 Tour Dates: April 28 – May 11 Oh, the joys—and struggles—of motherhood! 21 Days of Joy honors mothers of all varieties. Biological moms. Adoptive moms. Stepmothers. Grandmothers. Godmothers. “Second moms.” Even men who “mother” children when circumstances put them in that position. Whether you are a mother, have one, or know one, these heartwarming fictional stories will touch your soul and help you see that … Read More