My children and I listened to and enjoyed Jungle Doctor and the Whirlwind this week. We enjoy reading biographies and missionary stories together, and these books had come highly recommended. The storyline is interesting and the reader is pleasant to listen to. We enjoyed getting to know Dr. Paul and learning about his work, as well as the other people he worked with in Tanzania. The children especially enjoyed the part when Bwana shined the truck lights on Maradadi and caught him ….
I received this audiobook as a part of the christianaudio Reviewer Program in exchange for my honest review.
Dr. Wayne Grudem teaching his Systematic Theology (the best IMO) is available on mp3 CDs – 119 classes – for FREE from Monergism (just pay postage.) We use his book for our teens. This will be a great addition to that course.
The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. This introduction to systematic theology has several distinctive features:
– A strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine and teaching
– Clarity, with technical terms kept to a minimum
– A contemporary approach, treating subjects of special interest to the church today
– A friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect
– Frequent application to life
When unexpected situations arise that appear unjust, irrational, or even dreadful, we feel confused and frustrated. And before long, we begin to doubt God’s concern for us or His control over our lives. Adversity is hard to endure and can even be harder to understand. If God were really in control, why would He allow the tragic auto accident or crucial job loss? How could He permit cancer in a loved one or the death of a child?
Grappling with His concern for us we ask, “Why is God allowing this?” or “What have I done wrong?” In an effort to strengthen his own trust in God during a time of adversity, Jerry Bridges began a lengthy Bible study on the topic of God’s sovereignty. What he learned changed his life, and he now shares the fruit of that study with you in Trusting God.
by J.I. Packer and read by Simon Vance
A lifelong pursuit of knowing God should embody the Christian’s existence. According to eminent theologian J.I. Packer, however, Christians have become enchanted by modern skepticism and have joined the “gigantic conspiracy of misdirection” by failing to put first things first. Knowing God aims to redirect our attention to the simple, deep truth that to know God is to love His Word.
Faith is a matter of Truth not taste. It matters what we believe. Being sincere may mean you have religion, but it doesn’t indicate legitimate faith. The object of your faith must be Truth. No other faith will do.
“I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father, but by Me.” ~ Jesus the Christ
“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” ~ Jesus the Christ
God is Great! God is Good! Though in the midst of suffering some may doubt that. But our Sovereign Omnipotent Father sees the end from the beginning, and knows what we do not, and works all things for good to those who are the called and love Him.
90 Day’s of God’s Goodness: Daily Reflections that Shine Light in Personal Darkness (book or audio) is a typical devotional book of short daily reflections consisting of a Scripture Passage, a true story illustrating its application, and a short prayer. But this devotional is a book of God’s goodness, even through suffering in the lives of His children. It is about the Ultimate Good from the One who sees not just the trial of the moment, but the eternal outcome of it.
I enjoy Randy Alcorn’s writing, and this book was no exception. Hearing of others who have gone through the fire and come out refined is an encouragement to all who walk through any kind of suffering. It also shows how light our suffering may be compared to what others have triumphed through. God indeed is Good! God is Great!
I listened to the audio version of this book, which may prove to be a perfect format for a daily devotional for some as they get ready for the day. If you are looking for a daily devotional that will strengthen your faith, this is a good one.
Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.
And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
“[Why do you seek the living among the dead?] He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, …”
And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”
Rejoice! He is alive!
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
When morning came, all the chief priests and elder of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death…. And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of the Skull, …they crucified Him. …
Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, My God, My God, why have Your forsaken Me?” …
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice [“It is finished.” “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.”] and yielded up His spirit [breathed His last]. …
Then behold the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth quaked and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised. …
“Truly this was the Son of God!” …
Now when evening had come, … Joseph [of Arimathea] had taken the body [of Jesus], he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed. …
Today could have been the worst day on earth. But…