This is my latest book to review from B&H/Lifeway.
This book takes the four Gospels and combines all of them in a parallel format as it shares the accounts of Christ’s life.
Each Gospel is assigned a different color of print to tell you which book it’s from if you care to take note as you read through the story of Jesus.
It’s a neat layout and comparison and combining of the telling of Christ’s birth, His ministry, His parables, His life.
The book contains commentary notes throughout to share context and lay out the background for the Gospel events in each section.
I like the layout and format and it makes a great tool for comparison and seeing details that one author gives that another one doesn’t tell in his gospel. It also distinguishes the writing style that were unique among Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
As a lover of stories, I find it intriguing to see the differences in each voice. We all have our individual voice and we are impacted by different events and things. It makes sense that each of the Gospel authors would give us story and perspective in a different way and would remember certain details or wording that stood out to them or impacted their hearts.
Add in the differences among people in their word choices and manner of speaking and it all totals up to unique voice!
I enjoy the comparison features this book offers.
I put several books on my Christmas list this year. This was one of them! I curled up with it some in Ohio and finished after we came back home. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of Katherine Reay’s novels. They’re fun reads in my opinion!
I re-read Chasing Slow this past week. Love this book. I love the honest questions and reading about Erin’s life and story, her learning and seeking.
I started reading a digital copy of In Bloom by Kayla Aimee over the weekend. I’m on the launch team for this title. IF you have ever dealt with insecurity any bit at all or if you appreciate reading books that offer story and encouragement from life experiences AND you like a good dose of humor mixed in with sarcasm, you should probably check out this book!
The byline for In Bloom is ~ Trading Restless Insecurity for Abiding Confidence.
I choose “real” books over digital, but I’ve been skimming through the pages of In Bloom and doing a lot of head nodding and me-tooing mixed in with some good giggles. I’ve found how much I relate to feelings even when life experiences may differ a lot from mine. As people, we grow up in a variety of families and communities and we have a lot of variables run through our lives. Yet, I believe, human emotions and feelings are similar and we can relate and learn from each other and inspire and encourage others.
I’m cleaning out and organizing a few spots around my house. I have a few books I’m passing on to someone else who might enjoy them.
I have four books I’m offering today, friends!
If you’ve been wanting to read any of these titles or have read them, but perhaps would like to add them to your personal library, here you go!
First come, first serve. I’ll try to update when they’ve been claimed. Send me an email letting me know your first choice and your second choice in case the first choice is already claimed. You can click on the round orange email button at the top of my sidebar to message me. I’ll contact you to find out the mailing address you’d like your book sent to and then get it in the mail and headed your way. 🙂
The first one is None Like Him by Jen Wilkin.
The second one is Sing by Keith and Kristyn Getty.
Third is The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp.
And fourth is Parenting with Grace and Truth by Dan Seaborn.
IF you want to read any of these, email away!!!
Happy reading, friends!!!
This is one of my projects right now. A growing pile of pom-poms! I made some of them in the car while we traveled over Christmas. I need a few more and then I’ll have another pom-pom wreath to put together! Yay! I’ll have pictures and if you’re interested in purchasing the wreath, you can shoot me an email like stated above about the books! I like the cream wreaths. They turn out really pretty!