Practical, helpful questions for the sermon hearer; plus Book Review

By Elizabeth Prata I love to listen to sermons, especially my own pastor's sermons. They are rich and deep with a lot to think about. He exposits verse by verse or chapter by chapter through a book of the Bible, and along the way he challenges us with his points. Just the way I like …

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Book Review Shots: Disciplines of a Godly Woman; Can I have Joy in my Life?; Amy Carmichael; The Machine Stops

By Elizabeth Prata Crime novel writer James Patterson issues books in a series called "BookShots." These are novellas, short books he writes in beteeen the longer ones. I like the idea. I've been participating in Tim Challies' annual Christian Reading Challenge. I'm keeping up pretty well, and enjoying the structure it provides so I do …

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Book Review: “You Who?: Why You Matter & How To Deal With It” by Rachel Jankovic

By Elizabeth Prata "Feelings are a bunch of monkeys. Our feelings are not bulletins from the Holy of Holies." And just like that, Rachel Jankovic's new book "You Who?: Why You Matter & How To Deal With It" is off and running. Oh and by the way, she first mentions sin on page TWO. Take …

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Book Review- Heaven and Hell: Jonathan Edwards on the Afterlife by John Gerstner

By Elizabeth Prata Heaven and Hell: Jonathan Edwards on the Afterlife by John H. Gerstner Dr. Gerstner was an enthusiastic student of the famous Jonathan Edwards. He spent a good deal of his professional life studying Edwards and his theology. In this book, he examines the teaching of Edwards on the subjects of heaven and …

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More reviews on ‘Girl, Wash Your Face’

By Elizabeth Prata The week that was. I'd reviewed a popular book called "Girl, Wash Your Face" last week. It is an extremely popular book, sold as a How/To and published by an allegedly Christian writer, Rachel Hollis. Speak to doctrinal or biblical living expectations, and the hits are low. Speak against a hugely popular "Christian celebrity" …

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Girl, Wash Your Face (Book Review)

By Elizabeth Prata 1. HOW (CHRISTIAN-ISH) PEOPLE GET FAMOUS It's no longer just movies or television that launches the latest It Girl celebrity. It's social media. A person who starts a blog, web page, Instagram, Twitter or myriad other social media platforms, if they hit the right note, the right moment, and persevere with quantity …

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