Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Ministry of Christ 1000 Days by Jonathan Falwell

The Ministry of Christ 1000 days by Jonathan Falwell, based on the title I was hoping it would be an in depth study of the short period of time that Jesus was doing his ministry. If you attend, church on a semi-regular bases and/or have read or studies the bible you will find nothing new here. However, if you are someone looking for a solid understanding about the bases of Christianity or Jesus Christ then this book should help greatly. For the person exploring the meaning or history behind Christianity the author takes the short time period, approximately three and a half years, of time that Christ walked the earth providing his ministry to others.

The book reviews many of Jesus’ undertakings that occur throughout the bible. The author also take a great deal of time explaining the how the English translation from Greek occurred and the relationship between the words. I found this interesting in a few of the events in Jesus’ life but this occurred with great frequency. This is good information for someone looking to understand some of the basics of Christianity.

I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review of the book.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Founders' Key by Larry P. Arnn

The Founders’ Key by Larry P. Arnn is totally dedicated to explaining the divine and natural connection between the declaration and the constitution and what we risk by losing it. While the author is a president of a college and I have no doubt he is an expert in this field. The book is rather repetitive and rather hard to follow his thought patterns. While the subject matter did peak my interest, it was quickly lost in the written presentation.

This historical portion of the book is very interesting but that was quickly lost in long drawn out explanations that were most likely missed the mark with the majority of his readers. If this is your field of study in school, the book might keep your interested longer than it did me. I did finish the book but I found that I could only read a few pages maybe a chapter a night.
I believe the subject matter could be very interesting and would even raise a few eyebrows. The author’s style of writing made it a struggle to understand and comprehend. What
the message he was really trying to deliver is unclear.

I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review of the book.

The Scroll, by Grant R. Jeffry and Alton L. Gansky

The Scroll, by Grant R. Jeffry and Alton L. Gansky was an intriguing book. The primary character is a biblical archaeologist that many years ago and experience that has a direct negative reaction to his faith. Because of this experience, he has made the decision to abandon his faith. A cherished friend and mentor historian is able to contact him again. With a great deal of persuasion is old mentor is able to talk him in to one more dig, the dig of a lifetime. The dig is his specialty, digging in tunnels underneath ancient Jerusalem. As the story progresses Chambers runs into mental and spiritual dilemmas that bring to the surface his failures in his faith, academic discipline and his previous personal relationships. He is driven, right or wrong, with the possibility of finding treasures far more precious than gold or money, to be able to prove the truth of the scriptures in the bible.

Though there was part of the book that seemed to drag on, as a whole the book was entertaining. If you are a biblical scholar, you may see the flaw in some of the interpretation but it is a fictional story so let us not get too carried away.

I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of the book.