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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Book Blog for Three New Books...

I didn't get to read all three of the books as planned.  I did finish "Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart" by Chuck Black and would be interested in reading other books in that series.  I think it's more of an early teen book for boys, but it was an interesting way to illustrate how our lives need to be rooted and grounded in the Word so we may be able to stand strong against a very dark enemy.

I started "The Disappearance of God" by R. Albert Mohler, Jr. but have not finished it.  I must admit, it's going to be a book I write in the margins and underline a lot of passages in.  I do think it's going to take me some time to get through it and really have read it thoroughly. 

I did not read "Eyes Wide Open", by Jud Wilhite.  Of all three of the books, it's the one I most looked forward to reading and didn't even start.  Just reading the back cover of this book opened "old" places in my heart that I have struggled with all my life.

Below, you will find the information sent to me by Multnomah Press for each of the books.

“The Disappearance of God” by R. Albert Mohler, Jr.


More faulty information about God swirls around us today than ever before. No wonder so many followers of Christ are unsure of what they really believe in the face of the new spiritual openness attempting to alter unchanging truth.
For centuries the church has taught and guarded the core Christian beliefs that make up the essential foundations of the faith. But in our postmodern age, sloppy teaching and outright lies create rampant confusion, and many Christians are free-falling for “feel-good” theology. 

We need to know the truth to save ourselves from errors that will derail our faith. 
As biblical scholar, author, and president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Albert Mohler, writes, “The entire structure of Christian truth is now under attack.” With wit and wisdom he tackles the most important aspects of these modern issues: 

Is God changing His mind about sin?
Why is hell off limits for many pastors?
What’s good or bad about the “dangerous” emergent movement? 
Have Christians stopped seeing God as God? Is the social justice movement misguided?
Could the role of beauty be critical to our theology?
Is liberal faith any less destructive than atheism?
Are churches pandering to their members to survive?

In the age-old battle to preserve the foundations of faith, it's up to a new generation to confront and disarm the contemporary shams and fight for the truth. Dr. Mohler provides the scriptural answers to show you how.

“Eyes Wide Open: See and Live the Real You”  by Jud Wilhite

 I had it all backwards. The main thing was not my love for God, but his love for me. And from that love I respond to God as one deeply flawed, yet loved. I’m not looking to prove my worth. I’m not searching for acceptance. I’m living out of the worth God already declares I have. I’m embracing his view of me and in the process discovering the person he created me to be.

In Eyes Wide Open, Jud Wilhite invites you to discover the real you. Not the you who pretends to be perfect to satisfy everyone’s expectations. Not the you who always feels guilty before God. Not the you who secretly feels God forgives everyone else but only tolerates you. Not the you who looks in the mirror and sees a failure. The real you, loved and forgiven by God, living out of your identity in Christ.

A travel guide through real spirituality from one incomplete person to another, Eyes Wide Open is a book of stories about following God in the messes of life, about broken pasts and our lifelong need for grace. It is a book about seeing ourselves and God with new eyes–eyes wide open to a God of love.

“Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart”  by Chuck Black

Sir Dalton, a knight in training, seems to have everything going for him.  Young, well-liked, and a natural leader, he has earned the respect and admiration of his fellow knights, and especially the beautiful Lady Brynn.  But something is amiss at the training camp.  Their new trainer is popular but lacks the passion to inspire them to true service to the King and the Prince.  Besides this, the knights are too busy enjoying a season of good times to be concerned with a disturbing report that many of their fellow Knights have mysteriously vanished.

When Sir Dalton is sent on a mission, he encounters strange attacks, especially when he is alone.  As his commitment wanes, the attacks grow in intensity until he is captured by Lord Drox, a massive Shadow Warrior.  Bruised and beaten, Dalton refuses to submit to evil and initiates a daring escape with only one of two outcomes - life or death.  But what will become of the hundreds of knights he'll leave behind?  In a kingdom of peril, Dalton thinks he is on his own, but two faithful friends have not abandoned him, and neither has a strange old hermit who seems to know much about the Prince.  But can Dalton face the evil Shadow Warrior again and survive?

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