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Book Review, “Is the Bible Good for Women?” Wendy Alsup author

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Is the Bible Good for Women? Seeking Clarity and Confidence Through a Jesus-Centered Understanding of Scripture, by Wendy Alsup, is an interesting book. It seeks to answer the question, “Is it possible to embrace the inherent dignity of womanhood while still cherishing the Bible?”

This book seeks to explore the understanding of the role of women according to the Bible. It addresses issues that many in society consider threatening and harmful to women today. Alsup explores many issues, such as: How does God view justice and equal rights for women? What does it mean to be made in the image of God? How have the centuries distorted our interpretation of how God views women? How did Jesus approach the Old Testament and how does that help us read difficult passages today? And what is the difference between a modern view of feminism and the feminism that Scripture models? The author presents specific tools for understanding the manner in which God speaks to and about women.

This is a thought-provoking book. It addresses many issues concerning women in society today verses the role of women in the Bible. I appreciate the author’s view that men and women are created differently and with differing roles in the church and society.

I would recommend this book to anyone wishing to explore women’s roles in the church, but suggest that one may want to look through it at a local bookstore before purchasing.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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Book Review, “Answering the Toughest Questions About God and the Bible,” Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz authors

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Answering the Toughest Questions About God and the Bible, by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz, is a wonderful book.  Inspired by a letter posted by an ex-Christian who felt restricted and judged when it came to questioning matters of faith, the authors surveyed people to find out what questions people have about God and the Bible today.

This book was written to answer many of those questions and to encourage Christians to ask honest questions and be prepared to answer such questions from others. Some of the questions included in this book are: Is God real and how can you know? Why did God create us? Can I trust what the Bible says about God? Is Jesus God? and Why do Christians say Jesus is the only way to God?

I found this book very straightforward and informational. I especially appreciated the way the authors encourage people to ask questions and to be prepared to give answers. They are clear on the idea that it is totally acceptable to “keep wrestling, asking, and seeking truth.”

I would recommend this book to anyone questioning faith in God or the Bible and to anyone attempting to answer such questions from others.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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Book Review, “Answers to the Most Important Questions About the End Times,” Dr. John Hart author

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Answers to the Most Important Questions About the End Times, by Dr. John Hart, is a guide to understanding the End Times.

Dr. Hart offers simple answers to questions about this topic, presenting facts included in the Bible. He also offers information regarding what the Bible does not include about the End Times. Questions included are: Why Should I Be Interested in Bible Prophecy?, Are There Signs That We Are in the End Times?, What is the Tribulation?, Will Christians Be Raptured and Escape the Tribulation?, How Can We Understand the Book of Revelation?, Who is the Antichrist?, What is the Role of Israel in the End Times?, What Nations Will Be in Power in the End Times?, What is Armageddon?, What is the Second Coming of Christ to the Earth?, What is the Millennium?, and What is the Final Judgment and the New Heaven and New Earth?

This was an interesting book. While I found some of the information mildly confusing, Dr. Hart has clearly made every effort to simplify it so that everyone can understand. The topics chosen are those that many routinely question.

I would recommend this book to anyone with unanswered questions about Biblical information regarding the End Times.

Kara

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