MyBookLook: The Dawn of Christianity by Robert J. Hutchinson

“What did Jesus do and say, in as little as one year and a maximum of three years, that could possibly have had such an impact? How did the community he somehow gathered together so quickly – made up of semiliterate fishermen, prostitutes, tax collectors, wealthy widows, day labourers, and even Roman soldiers – give birth to the spiritual revolution that became Christianity?”

What makes Christianity so special? What sets it apart from any other religion? These are important questions. But if you dig a little deeper, there are more interesting, more disturbing questions.

How did a movement that changed the world start, when the founder only worked for a maximum of three years? What did this Jesus do to have such an impact that has lasted for thousands of years? What did his followers do to spread this movement from a small Middle Eastern country to almost every corner of the globe? These are the types of questions that The Dawn of Christianity is interested in answering, and in a way that will truly set this book apart. Continue reading “MyBookLook: The Dawn of Christianity by Robert J. Hutchinson”

MyBookLook: Jesus Journey by Trent Sheppard

Was Jesus 100% God, or 100% man? Or did he have a mixture of humanity and divinity, some 50-50 mix? Or 60-40?

This has been a question that has bothered Christians since the days of the Early Church, with Christians falling on different answers. For most Christians, the answer is usually heavy on the divinity, with humanity sprinkled in. Trent Sheppard disagrees. Jesus was not some mixture of divinity and humanity, Jesus was 100% and 100%. But as a reaction to most Christian’s belief in Jesus’ overbearing divinity, Jesus Journey comes to show us how human Jesus really was. Continue reading “MyBookLook: Jesus Journey by Trent Sheppard”

MyBookLook: Thank You, God, for Grandpa by Amy Parker

It is important to teach kids the importance of thankfulness and grandfathers. The attitude of being grateful for what you have been given is sorely lacking in our modern world, and will only be remedied if the coming generation learns it early. And the disrespect and mistreatment of the older generation has reached a fever pitch. The wisdom and blessings that grandparents, especially grandfathers, offer is something that should never be neglected. And, to do that is to teach children early on how valuable grandfathers are.

So, why not do both, in a large size, brightly illustrated book? Continue reading “MyBookLook: Thank You, God, for Grandpa by Amy Parker”

MyBookLook: Thank You, God, for Grandma by Amy Parker

It is important to teach kids the importance of thankfulness and grandmothers. The attitude of being grateful for what you have been given is sorely lacking in our modern world, and will only be remedied if the coming generation learns it early. And the disrespect and mistreatment of the older generation has reached a fever pitch. The grace and blessings that grandparents, especially grandmothers, offer is something that should never be neglected. And, to do that is to teach children early on how valuable grandmothers are.

So, why not do both, in a large size, brightly illustrated book? Continue reading “MyBookLook: Thank You, God, for Grandma by Amy Parker”

MyBookLook: How’s Your Soul? by Judah Smith

“In the journey of life, emotions make great companions but terrible leaders.”

‘How are you?’ may seem like an innocent enough question. And ‘I’m fine’ may seem like a perfectly acceptable response. But not for Judah Smith. That answer rang hollow. The pat answer of ‘I’m fine’ wasn’t the truth.

But not getting stuck on the issue of social niceties, Judah wanted to know what was actually wrong with himself, with everyone. If saying we are fine is a hollow answer, what is wrong? What is going on inside that we aren’t fine? How’s Your Soul? Continue reading “MyBookLook: How’s Your Soul? by Judah Smith”

MyBookLook: The Way Of The Dragon Or The Way Of The Lamb

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“There are two ways, one of life and one of death, and there is a great difference between these two ways.” – The Didache

What if the way that we are acting in Church isn’t the way that Jesus taught? What if the way we structure and behave leadership in Christian circles doesn’t reflect what the Bible teaches? What if the North American church has been seduced by the idea of power and control, and left Jesus and his ways on the sidelines?

While we may be quick to answer that it isn’t so, we might be surprised to see what is actually in our churches. If the way of Jesus is servanthood, if the way of Jesus is love, if the way of Jesus is through weakness, then the church has abandon their leader. And if we have abandoned Jesus, we could only be following one other person… Continue reading “MyBookLook: The Way Of The Dragon Or The Way Of The Lamb”

MyBookLook: Talk Yourself Happy by Kristi Watts

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“Good, bad, ugly, or indifferent, our words are a direct reflection of the role we believe God plays in our lives.”

It doesn’t take long for things to spiral down into darkness. You spill your coffee; you are a few minutes late for work; you have to deal with a difficult customer; whatever it is, we have all experienced it. Something bad happens and everything falls apart. For some people, it’s just a bad day. For others, it’s a day in a bad week. And for those unfortunate few, it’s just the norm, and has been for years.

For Kristi Watts, it was many years of bad. Having been asked to step down from her position as co-host of The 700 Club television program, having her husband walk out on her, divorce, and then pass away is just the tip of the iceberg. Continue reading “MyBookLook: Talk Yourself Happy by Kristi Watts”