Thursday, December 20, 2012

Deadline by Randy Alcorn

Deadline is one of the most thought provoking works of Christian fiction I have read in a long time. The author’s vision of afterlife in Heaven and Hell are based on Biblical readings but brought to the reader in a manner that is easy to visualize. The author paints a mental picture to help the reader to see why anyone would want to go to heaven.  The subject of eternity is done in a manner that is sensitive and most important believable.  I am a first time reader of this author and would recommend this book and look forward to more of his novels. People who wonder about Heaven should read this book to help them visualize the possibilities of our spiritual afterlife and not only how it impacts us but the ones we love and the other that have a impact in our lives.
I received a free copy of this book from Multbrook in exchange for my honest review of the book.

Live Second 365 Ways to Make Jesus First by Doug Bender

Overall, the book is segmented into 12 sessions, each session containing material for 4 to 5 weeks.  Each week focuses on a different topic.  For example session 1: Discover God focuses on the topics of perfect ruin, Abraham, coming hero, firstborn and death and life.  Each page contains something most people will enjoy and learn something new but also the overall book is great for Bible studies that can be done years round.
The best part of this book is it provides the reader a practical method to live out what is being taught.  The book is not designed to be followed on a specific day but can be picked up time.  If you miss a day, no big deal you can pick up where you left off.
I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review of the book.