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Thomas Jefferson Cut-and-Paste Bible

30 May

9-26-2013 7-55-40 PMThomas Jefferson assembled his own version of the bible.  He clipped the passages he thought were genuine teachings of Jesus and pasted them, in the four languages side by side, onto pages. Read the article on Openculture.com.

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The most shoplifted book ever…

24 May

The most shoplifted book ever is the Bible. Hopefully, at least some of the shoplifters will learn a thing or two, such as Thou Shalt Not Steal…7-7-2013 5-56-31 AMvia

1756 Unique British Bible

19 Jan

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1756 British Bible – “It presents both the Old and New Testament, although the books are not bound together the regular way, behind one another. Instead, the binder opted to place them next to each other. This very rare binding technique is part of a family that includes the dos-à-dos (or “back to back”) binding…Having the two testaments bound this way allowed the reader to consult passages from both books at the same time.”

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Book Review: Girls Who Choose God by McArthur Krishna & Bethany Spalding

28 Aug

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AUTHOR: McArthur Krishna & Bethany Spalding

Page Count: 48 *Hardcover 10 X 10

Publication Date: August 18, 2014

Book Description

From Eve to Esther, from the Samaritan woman at the well to the widow with her two mites, many women in the Bible have made courageous choices. All through the ages, women have chosen to help, to solve problems, to stand up for others, to strengthen families, and to follow God no matter what. Girls Who Choose God invites young readers (and those who love them) to make important choices of their own, following the examples of great women in the scriptures. With breathtaking illustrations, beautifully told stories, and insightful discussion questions, this delightful book is perfect for sharing, reading aloud, and drawing children into the scriptures.

Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review,

Girls Who Choose God is full of stories of women from the Bible from the Creation to the Resurrection. Each of these women made a difficult choice and the authors ask which would you do?

At the end of each story is the scripture that that story was based on. There are also beautiful and colorful pictures to go along with each story.

This is a great way for children to learn about some of the women of the Bible. It is written for children, encourages them to think about making choices, and has the pictures that will help keep the interest of younger children.

About the Authors

McArthur Krishna inherited her grit from her Utah pioneer great-grandmothers. With a master’s degree in communications from BYU, she co-owned Free Range, an award-winning marketing  business focused on telling social justice stories. In 2011, she moved to the Magic Land of India and started writing books. More of her stories can be found at mcarthurkrishna.com.

 

Bethany Brady Spalding likes to stir things up in the kitchen and in the community. She has founded programs to promote health and nutrition in the USA, South Africa, and India. Bethany currently leads a regional coalition in Richmond, Virginia, to create a healthier food environment for at-risk children. She loves to cook and climb mountains with her husband, Andy, and their three adventurous girls.

Book Review: Deluge by Daniel Diehl

11 Mar

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3-10-2014 7-54-00 PMBOOK TITLE: Deluge

AUTHOR: Daniel Diehl

 RELEASE DATE: Dec 20, 2013

 BOOK GENRE: Historical Fiction/ Family Saga/ Inspirational

DESCRIPTION:

The story of Noah and the Great Flood is unquestionably one of the most beloved and uplifting tales from the Old Testament. Its story of spiritual awakening, family oriented values, good versus evil and the redemption of mankind has warmed the hearts of people of faith for thousands of years. While Deluge is a novelized adaptation of the scriptural story of the Great Flood, it adheres closely to the Biblical text and should find a ready market among all Christian denominations as well as the Jewish community.

‘Deluge’ deals not only with the story of the Great Flood itself, but also with the relationship between Noah’s family, who are presented here as fully-rounded human beings who find themselves caught in the unprecedented nightmare of a world-destroying flood brought on by a God whose existence they had never suspected. In counterpoint to the story’s main theme is the evolving relationship between the members of Noah’s extended family and their collective relations with a world so hostile and dangerous that God has decided to destroy human life.
Deluge is designed as a ‘family’ book and should be accessible and acceptable to all readers over the age of 14 or 15 years and will make ideal family reading for all peoples with a faith in God’s grace.
Considering that virtually every major culture has told the story of a great, all engulfing flood which took place at some time in the distant past, Deluge will be embraced by both conservative and liberal Christians, as well as Jews and will find a ready market among all faiths and denominations as well as those interested in ancient history in general.

REVIEW:

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

In Deluge, Noah is presented in a way that I hadn’t pictured him and it opened my eyes to the struggles that he most likely did go through when God came to him. 

I am normally not one to enjoy reading long, detailed descriptions but this book is an exception. The details of wine-making interested me because my son is a winemaker. And the building of the ark was fascinating. I always knew a lot went into it but reading the detail made me stop and think what a huge undertaking it actually was.

The author did a lot of research for this book and it’s obvious. At the end of the book he explained the research he did and included copies of the documents he used for his research. I found this part information as interesting as the book itself. He also explained some of the liberties he took to make a better story and to make it an easier read. 

Daniel Diehl is also good at describing human interaction. There were a couple times I caught myself with my mouth hanging open.

I definitely recommend Deluge, especially if you like historical and/or Christian fiction.

Purchase on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

3-10-2014 7-54-25 PMDaniel Diehl is an author and investigative historian with more than thirty years experience in his field.  He has authored three novels and co-authored 20 historical based, non-fiction books (see below), written more than 170 hours of documentary television and contributed to numerous periodicals.  Mr. Diehl’s lifetime book sales exceed 200,000 English language units and his work has been translated into nine foreign languages.  He has served as historical consultant on such films as The Color Purple (Amblin Entertainment, 1986), and Darrow (PBS Television Theatre, 1991) and Baskin’s Run (Finnegan’s Wake Productions, 1994).   

Dan Diehl’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/daniel.diehl.31

Deluge Website: http://deluge1.webs.com/

Twitter: @DanielDiehlBook

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