I Chronicles 1-12

Okay ladies, we were to have read in I Chronicles 1-12 for this past weeks bible study.  Sorry some of you couldn’t make it ~ thought I’d post a little something from our talk last night.

First off here are the handouts I gave:

I Chronicles

I really liked this chart to look at what we can take away from each of these main characters that we have studied in the bible thus far.  Also here is David’s family tree:

David’s line

We also enjoyed watching “A Case for Faith” ~ if you have Netflix you need to pull it up and watch it ~ answers a lot of really great questions and talks about an up and coming pastor, Charles Templeton, who started out in the ministry with Billy Graham, and how he lost his faith.  Really great the way Lee Stroble discusses and looks into two key questions that tend to shake people’s faith in Christ.

Next week we are going to start the New Testament and we are starting with John.  I know, big jump from where we were!  I just can’t help that I truly feel we are to start in the New Testament now, God must have some big revelations for us!

Here is a study guide that you can use (don’t have to) that I got from a website, free online bible studies, to help out if you want :0):

John 1-5 Daily Study Questions

Hope to see y’all Tuesday night!

Angela

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The Light Keeper’s Ball by Colleen Coble

I have become a fan!  I cannot wait to get my hands on Ms. Coble’s other novels!!  A wonderfully written period (1910) story (mystery!).

Olivia Stewart is living a charmed life in New York when she finds out her sister Eleanor has died under mysterious circumstances. Believing her death was not an accident Olivia travels to Mercy Falls California to investigate for herself as she suspects her sister’s fiancé Harrison Bennett had something to do with it. On her way, she is pushed off a ship bough and nearly drowns. Because of this she thinks someone is trying to kill her, too. When she is rescued she uses her formal name of Lady Devonworth so as not to be recognized. As things start to unfold and various people come into question (dead and alive), Olivia soon falls in love with Harrison.

This was such a great book ~ couldn’t put it down and enjoyed trying to figure out who did it!  Will definitely share with others and recommend!

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The Story of The Bible ~ by Larry Stone

What a wonderful book!  I have so enjoyed going thru the paages of this book, reading church history and getting to look closely at copies of historical documents.  As a student working on my Masters in Biblical Archeology this was a wonderful find.  I have taken several hours of church history and this book is just overflowing with information and pictures and history!

In this book we see the history of the bible and the scrutiny it has gone thru and the authority that it stands with even after all of the disecting of its Word.  The storeis are readable and enjoyable ~ even for those without a scholrly degree.  My thirteen-year-old has picked it up and gone thru it, reading a few stories and has enjoyed learning more about the bible.

This is definately a wonderful book to read and own!

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A Conversation with God for Women by Marcia Ford

After reading conversation with God, i could not wait to get the women’s version.  Though you can tell it is a different author it is the same premise as Conversation with God and delves into different questions and aspects of God and Jesus, who they are and their character. Still enjoy the format of asking a question and then God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit or a woman from the Bible answer the question ~ I think of it as “talk show” format.  It allows you to get a perspective from the Old Testament (God), New Testament (Jesus) and perhaps a view from another biblical person or two.  Many questions are addressed in other books of a theological nature, but I enjoyed they simple way this says the same answers almost as if hearing it a bit differently sets off a light bulb in the brain.

I would definitely recommend this book ~ as a matter of fact my family is doing it as a daily devotional!

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A Conversation with God by Alton Gansky

This was a really good read!  I was excited to get it and start reading ~ and it was easy to follow and read.  It is set up with questions that are posed to God and then answered by God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and various other bible figures.  Almost like a talk show format.  I enjoyed the questions (55 in all) and felt they were questions that many Christians find themselves pondering at some point in their walk. 

I also liked that the author did not try to explain questions from his understanding of the bible but actually used scripture to back the answer that was given.  When asked “How do we know the Bible is accurate?” there are 17 references to actual scripture to answer this question.  I even gave it to my teenage daughter to read a couple of questions and answers and she enjoyed it.

I can see this being a good book for newer Christians as well as to answer and give insight to some older. Already recommended it to the ladies in my bible study!

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Beneath the Night Tree by Nicole Baart

Wow ~ what a great story!  I admit that the first few pages all that I could think of was that the author was trying too hard and “over-writting”; using way too many literary techniques as possible in a single paragraph or sentence.  Somewhere after those first few pages though, either I became so engrossed in the story or the author stopped trying so hard, I started to really get into the story of Julia DeSmit.  As I read I was sorry that I had missed out on the previous two books about this young womans life, but never during the course of the novel did I ever feel as if something was being referenced tha I didn’t understand or know about.

I enjoyed this story of Julia’s journey and growth as a single mom raising her own son and her younger brother tha I will be looking into getting the first two novels so that i can continue to enjoy her story!

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The Beginning Reader’s Bible Published by Thomas Nelson

With all of the cold weather lately I have not been on my computer so much as I have been snuggling with my children!  One of the books that we have thoroughly enjoyed is the Beginning Reader’s Bible.  Unlike other children’s bibles, this Bible is truly a bible.  Stories are taken directly from the bible verse by verse with number reference rather than paraphrased.  The illustrations are wonderful and help bring such “grown up” reading to a level of understanding for children.  My five-year-old has laid claim to this bible and sits and “reads” it constantly.

I love the set up with actual scripture and then a box with maybe a bible verse to memorize, or a prayer from scripture.  It also gives ideas of things you and your children can do to live out God’s word.  This is by and far the best children’s bible I have ever seen ~ and with six children aged twenty-two to five, I have seen many children’s bibles!

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