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Daniel – Christian Bible Study

Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy - Member BookDaniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy – Member Book by Beth Moore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was used as part of a small group Bible study, and I really wasn’t quite sure I would like it. After all, Daniel is a book in the Old Testament, and I figured it was going to be pretty dry. Was I ever surprised! Once we dug in, I was actually looking forward to the study each week. The book was used in conjunction with a DVD featuring Beth Moore. She did a great job of helping us pronounce names such as “Jehoiakim” king of Judah, “Hananiah”, “Belteshazzar” or “King Nebuchadnezzar”. The video also took us on a guided tour back in time–showcasing actual historical landmarks in Israel that were discussed in the book. The book of Daniel is a wonderful historical study. I soaked up the history lessons, as we also discussed a life of sacrifice–and what that means to our modern day lives. Very interesting, informative and life-changing.

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Final Saga in Time Travel to Rome


by Francine Rivers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third and final book in the “Mark of the Lion” triolgy. This book was very good, but not my favorite of the series. I really enjoyed the first two in the series about the romance between wealthy Roman, Marcus, and his sister’s slave, Hadassah. This book focuses on Atretes, a gladiator, who was trained to be angry and trained to kill. This book is entertaining, yet powerful in its message about the destruction of anger and the power of forgiveness.

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Time Travel to Ancient Rome


by Francine Rivers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I am not big on historical fiction, but when I began reading Francine Rivers’ epic novel of love in ancient Rome between a weathy Roman and his sister’s slave–I was hooked! This is the first part of a three part triology. Rivers’ thorough research of this time in history will have you right there in the dingy underbelly of the coliseum alongside the slaves and the lions, and you will experience their fear as they are led to their slaughter. She then transports you into the inner sanctums “larariums” or “bibliothecas” of the wealthy Romans. You will taste the disgustingly rich foods (pig’s teats) that the Romans gorge themselves on. You will be transported back to a time that we have only read about in history books, but in these books you will live it, and you will learn the actual Latin words that they spoke. You will find yourself touched in your soul as you close the last page.

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Blinded by Good Intentions – Steve White

This is a story about redemption. If you find yourself wondering how to handle all the crazy things that life throws at you, this is the book for you.

A great new book is now available. The book is “Blinded by Good Intentions” written by author Steve White, and published by Winepress Publishing. It will be available on Winepressbooks.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all digital formats: Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Apple iPad (available through iTunes), and Standard ePub Format.

I had the privilege of being granted a pre-release copy. What follows is my review:

Steve White was a husband, father, and corporate trainer for a national company. He thought he had life by the tail. He had all the trappings of success, but not the peace inside his heart to go along with it. He really had good intentions in everything he did, and he believed this was all it took. But he was wrong.

His early life was a mess. His mother took out her internal rage on Steve and his younger brother and came close to killing them, and his father left them. His mother’s rage then transferred to Steve. He carried this rage inside of himself as he grew from a boy to a man. Of course, this caused problems in his personal life and then transferred again to all of his relationships. His wife, his daughter, his son. The relationships with each of them was a tangled mess. His son, especially, turned to a destructive lifestyle, and almost did not make it out alive.

went through the majority of his life lashing out, raging, and basically alienating all the people around him. He didn’t know what the problem was, but thought it was everybody else. He could not have been at fault, could he? He did believe so at the time. Not until he found the love that is available to all of mankind, did he truly learn how to love himself and his family.

My thoughts:

I really enjoyed reading this book. It is written in a format which should appeal to most people. The writing style is easy to relate to, but the content might be disturbing to some people. Sometimes, it feels like Steve is really underwater, and will never surface. Most people would crumble under the pressure. This is a story that feels like there could never be a good ending. Suffice it to say, Steve went around the block and back. He knows what he is talking about from personal experience. Everyone should read this book–young and old alike. This book could be the life preserver that you have been looking for–it’s ready to be thrown out to save you. Will you grab on?

http://www.amazon.com/Blinded-Good-Intentions-Because-Worst/dp/1414119852/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340231850&sr=8-1&keywords=blinded+by+good+intentions

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