The Bible is the only revelation of God’s true will and nature. In my opinion, every Christian has to read it thoroughly to become wiser, better and righteous. It’s the heartwarming messages we want to hear, the understanding of who God is and how He wants us to live our lives filled with love, freedom and faith. It’s the words that embrace us and make us feel safe, it’s the personal journey you go through while reading it and the fascinating stories of Jesus’s kindness and sincere love for the human mind. The Bible is all of this and so much more. God made sure that we will “rightly handle the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15) and if we understand how to read the Bible, we will be on the right path to do that.
Even though “the book of all books” seems a bit forgotten by the modern society, many Christians throughout the world still see it as the most important tool in learning the truth about life. And if we don’t want to adapt to the Bible, the Bible is made to adapt to our busy and modern needs and schedules. After centuries of surviving, God’s wise words can be easily found and purchased on the internet, just a click away from our random Google search or our daily newspaper read. If you don’t have the time to go to the bookstore, you can purchase the Good News Bible online in a matter of seconds. Reading the Bible is not just learning the epic adventures of God, it’s about surrendering yourself and letting Him enter into your life and guide you with His humbleness.
Our Lord brings salvation with His presence, so don’t be afraid to tell Him your inner thoughts and to show Him your inner self. The most important thing you can do is talk to Him: through prayer, through the Bible, through songs and simply through glory. We have to accept the authority of the Bible as the ultimate deciding factor on issues that are concerning every Christian in the world and we have to maintain our daily prayer as our healing task of utmost importance. We need to read the Bible regularly and with understanding because only like that we will believe in the words of our savior. Bible reading can be pretty discouraging for some, especially for new Christians. That’s why if you are searching for a simple written Bible, look for the Good News Bible online so you could appreciate and enjoy God’s wise words in totality. The Good News Bible provides an understandable language for everyone, from kids to adults and especially for newcomers who expect their faith to grow better and stronger.
We must stay fully awake if we sincerely want to welcome God in our lives. Just raise your voice to the Lord and He will hear you, glorify His name and celebrate His will and He will bring hope into your life. This will be the start of a new journey for each and every one of us that will restore our lost faith and will bring back the light and happiness in our mortal, everyday lives.
Ever since the beginnings of humanity, there has always been that wish to be connected to the spiritual leader that could serve as both the example, teaching people how to choose right from wrong, and be the comfort in times of trouble. How many times have you found yourself in dire straits only to find out a prayer can not only offer you the sense of relief but can also be the solution to your problems? While we cannot explain the ways of God’s work, we see the prayer leads us to a positive thought and makes us feel we are closer to God, resulting in the desired answer with time.
When we try to feel that connection and understand more about the core of our belief, we need not look further than the book of books, the holy Bible. Just the thought that it served as the daily companion to people for centuries can give us a warming feeling, and the deepening of that connectedness. If you have done your fair share of reading quality books about Christianity and are looking for the one book that would both enrich your library and your life, then you must include How Great is Our God in your reading list.
This book, as a compilation of the best of the best of authors, is so much more than just a mere religious book. It is a collection of the devotional writings of eleven authors: Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby, Jerry Bridges, Chuck Colson, Sinclair Ferguson, Andrew Murray, J.I. Packer, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, A.W. Tozer and Dallas Willard. The book is arranged in devotional excerpts from their books, all meticulously sorted from Monday to Friday, and a weekend reading, one page for each day, so you will be in the company of the wise words of the authors and their views and teachings on God throughout the whole year.
You may have heard of or already read some of their books, and How Great is Our God is a combination of the priceless Experiencing God, Trusting God, Loving God, A Heart for God, Waiting on God and Working for God, Knowing God, Desiring God, Pleasing God, The Pursuit of God and Hearing God. With so many notable works in one, the excerpts of the scriptures will give you an insight into the essence of God in our lives. We have to remember to be thankful every day and not rely on God only when we need His help but also to include saying a prayer of gratitude and adoration because there are people who are not as lucky to have half the things we have, and most of the things they are praying for we take for granted.
You will be able to stay on the right path, having this book lead you through the days and you may even create your own journal with favourite quotes and lessons. “In order to trust God, we must view our adverse circumstances through the eyes of faith, not of sense.” is just one of the many wise points of view in this book that you can use to inspire you to never doubt your faith.
Birds of the Bible is a truly fascinating and unique book, the main theme of which are the bird species mentioned in the Bible. If you are a birdwatcher, then reading the Birds of the Bible will be like combining two passions in one. When you conjure two dimensions together (the spiritual and natural one) – it can bring a new light in your life. Below we will go over the most enlightening chapters of the Birds of The Bible book in effort to create an inspiring and vivid atmosphere for you as a reader.
In the first chapter, the author speaks about the location and conditions of the birds. Afterwards, he answers various questions regarding how birds were created, their origin goes, their fossils and biblical names. Another amazing thing is the fact that Peter Goodfellow uses the birds’ names in both English and Hebrew. His purpose is to pass on the knowledge on clean and unclean birds and go through all bird families mentioned in the Bible.
In the next chapter, he speaks of the migration of clean birds and the connection between them and the Jesus Christ. He gathered information from the common beliefs of the 18th century which pass on the information that the birds migrated to Egypt before returning back to Israel. Some pieces of the book are written in great details, whereas some are not – which is in a fact is a genius move by Peter since he decided to go in depth only regarding the most important birds that have the strongest symbolical meaning.
In the chapter about eagles and vultures (which are also mentioned in the Bible) the author makes a parallel between these animals and different aspects of humanity that are relevant even today. Sacrifice is also another subject that is mentioned a couple of times in the book because birds were a huge part of many ancient rituals.
Birds are a crucial part of the bible, and Peter explores this further in his book. He touches upon their storytelling role and how it all connects with the major bible characters. The book abounds in incredible illustrations that furthermore add to the completion of the puzzle.
Birds Of The Bible book is a must-read for anyone who wants to nurture their faith in Christ and their passion for birds at the same time. If you are a spiritual person and nature lover, the paragraphs above were just the tip of the iceberg, a hint of the incredible knowledge you can attain by reading this book.