Tell Me Lies by Michelle Lindo-Rice is an amazing read. I read this book with my book club and couldn't put it down. I have read other books by this author, and this one was just as amazing! She is truly a woman of God, and it is revealed through her characters.
The main characters in Tell Me Lies are Sydney, Noah, Belinda, and Lance. The main themes are trust and forgiveness. Sydney and Noah are an interracial couple. Noah is a pastor and desires for Sydney to be his wife. Sydney struggles with her past disappointments but eventually falls for Noah as well. Belinda is Sydney's best friend that holds a secret that could separate them for good. She battles her own demons as she tries to draw closer to God. Lance is Sydney's former fiance that reappears on the scene.
Through all of their struggles, secrets, and lies, they all had to make a decision to forgive and move forward.
I gave this book 5 stars! I am looking forward to reading book 2. Michelle Lindo-Rice addresses topics that many Christians are not willing to touch. Kudos to this author for a job well done!!
Inductive Bible Study by Richard Alan Fuhr Jr. and Andreas J. Kostenberger was not what I expected. I had been interested in finding a book that teaches the Inductive Bible Study Method, but this is more of a college textbook. It contains 371 pages. The book is categorized by chapters and units.
When I selected this book to review, I thought that it was going to be an easy read that I could use right away. I was very disappointed. I thought that I was back in college and needed a highlighter and notebook for taking down important notes.
It does contain lots of resourceful information and research about Inductive Bible Study. For example, it provides an entire chapter about selecting specific translations of the Bible.
Overall, I didn't like this book because it is a textbook and not a Bible study. I gave it four stars because it does contain great information and has an entire list in the back for further study.
If you are in Bible college and looking for a great resource, then this is the book for you. However, if you are looking for a devotional or guide to quickly teach you the steps of Inductive Bible Study, then don't order this one.
*I received a free copy of this book from B & H Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
"Why God Calls us to Dangerous Places" by Kate McCord is a powerful story about her life as a humanitarian aid worker. She is very candid in her description of her experiences in Afghanistan. She also describes what the other workers endured, but changes their names for safety reasons.
Kate included questions at the end of each chapter for discussion purposes. She also suggested scriptures to study to better understand God's call.
I enjoyed this book because it helped me, who has no background knowledge in this subject matter, to better understand the depth of God's love for His creation. Before reading this, I could only picture my church, neighbors, and community, but this book stretched me. It reminded me that God can and will take us out of our comfortable lifestyles and send us out to compel others to come to Christ, the bread of life.
I love this quote from her book: "Why does God Call us to Dangerous Places? Because He loves people who live in dangerous places."
The above quote speaks volumes! There is no greater love anywhere!
I gave this book a 5 out of 5. I loved that the author revealed her humanity. She feared. She worried. But Christ was right there through it all.
Disclaimer: *I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.