Genuine Miracles: True Stories From Real People by Lee Freeman and Jennifer Hutchins is an amazing little book about miracles that have happened. The stories defy rational explanations. They can only be miracles.
The God of the Bible still shows up today and performs the impossible. People cry out to God. He hears. He answers but not always in the way we want.
We need to learn to praise God at all times. He is good even when life is tough. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
Not only are these miraculous stories but there are lessons for us all to learn.
Bible Sticks: An Unlikely Calling by Ron Vance is an absolutely beautiful book. I was enthralled by it.
Author Ron Vance accidentally discovered a talent for carving Bible sticks in 1989. Since then he has carved many sticks to illustrate various aspects of the Bible. Each stick takes about a year to carve. Having seen the pictures, you can understand why.
The book has pictures of each stick as well as focusing in on the finer detail. To accompany each stick, Ron Vance describes what he did, what the carving represents and why he used certain colours.
We Learned It From Jesus
Learning In The School Of Christ: Preparing For Your Destiny by J.W. Jepson is a powerful little book to help us draw closer to God as we learn the lessons from Jesus. It is perfect for the individual or for studying within a life group. It can be read as a whole or broken down into bitesize chunks.
Nothing surprizes God. At the creation of the world God knew about the fall. “God is not the ‘Supreme Guesser’.” He knew He would send Jesus. He knew about everything we would ever do – and still He created the world.
J.W Jepson urges us that our goal should be to become more like Jesus. “Every day is loaded with excellent opportunities to become more like Jesus.” We are to “remove everything that doesn’t look like Jesus.”
Journey Closer To God
Fresh From The Word 2019: The Bible For A Change edited by Nathan Eddy is a daily Bible and insights readings that you cannot afford to miss. Beautifully set out over 365 days there is a passage from scripture to look up and read, insights into the passage, a prayer and a further thought designed to draw you closer to God.
The readings are bought to you by different authors, all of whom have a short bio. We dip into the Old and New Testaments as we travel from Genesis to Revelation.
Each day has a unique title of its own, such as A Word Of Heavenly Encouragement, Water Of Eternal Life, and my personal favourite Grandma’s Prayers on Thursday 27th June.