The Acts of the Apostles

Nice book on a subject taught a lot. Nice easy read. A nice amount of doctrinal information. Not as light a read as Wiersbe's "Be" books but not super hard to understand. I would say good for a 3 or 4 year old in Christ. Mr. Morgan has a lot of his stuff in writing and this is one of his best. From Amazon:About the Author G. Campbell Morgan (1863-1945) was a leading Bible expositor in England and the United States. Despite a lack of substantial formal training, Morgan was a prolific writer and teacher. Ordained into the Congregational ministry,... Continue Reading →

The Bible Exposition Commentary

Bible Exposition Commentary Set (Volumes 1 & 2)
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Published: 7/7/1989
Page Count: 2
ISBN: 0896936597
All the New Testament "BE" books compiled in a handy, two-volume set. Study Matthew through Revelation in digestible sections that emphasize personal application and biblical content.

You might be wondering why a commentary is in a book review. Because you should read this set of books as though it is a book. It can be used as a commentary but it really is set as a reading book. It is very enjoyable to just read through his thoughts on the whole New Testament. Definitely a good read for someone around a year or two old in Christ. Good general foundational layout of the whole Bible. Nothing real deep but a lot of info.

Shadows of the Past

Shadows of the Past
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Series Number: 1
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Published: 2/4/2014
Page Count: 347
ISBN: 0800722604
Psychology professor and criminal profiler Taylor Martin prides herself on being able to solve any crime, except the one she wants most desperately to solve--the disappearance of her father twenty years ago. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she is stalking the truth about the past, someone is stalking her.Nick Sinclair pens mystery novels for a living, but the biggest mystery…

Great Book, possible the best I have read this year so far.

Spoilers

At 43% I think it is the lawyer who killed Dad. Abby somehow found out and was killed, and it might be because of a crush on Mom. Taylor is looking into her dad. Jonathan could be it but doesn't fit as well. Zeke is a distraction.
At 64% it is mentioned that Pete has a great memory and been to places Taylor has been. Would have been too young to kill Dad. Are we looking at 2 different criminals.

I say this because she did an awesome job giving little tid-bits here and there on the case. You couldn't see everything too early but enough to keep going along with it. There are some other story lines that are hinted at in the book and I hope they are carried over into the next books if not the actual story.

digital loan from library read 03 2019

The Fundamentals

The Fundamentals
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Published: 2/23/1990
Page Count: 716
ISBN: 0825426332
One of the greatest defenses of the faith that covers all the central teachings of Christianity, including the deity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, the Second Coming, and salvation by grace.

Great book. Hard reading, because it is really intense and full of great info. Not a book to just read lightly. Not for a new believer either, no sense in wasting your time with this till you have a good grasp on general doctrinal beliefs. It isn't that you wouldn't understand it, but you wouldn't get much out of it. Not having a good foundation of understanding would have you stopping and trying to catch up on what is being discussed. This is for someone that has been saved for 5 or more years and been serious about studying the Bible in that time. This book will help you go to that next level in your studies.

From Amazon page about the book.
Editorial Reviews
About the Author
Reuben Archer Torrey (1856-1928) was at one time early in his Christian life a higher critic. Yet, during a year of study in Germany, he rejected that philosophy, and he later became one of the leading thinkers among the early Fundamentalists. A powerful preacher, Torrey made his mark on world evangelism. Among his other achievements were being the first superintendent of Moody Bible Institute, pastor of the Moody Memorial Church, the Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles, and dean of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola University). Torrey wrote many books, including The Real Christ (1920), Is the Bible the Inerrant Word of God? (1922), and The Power of Prayer.

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Still Life

Still Life
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Series Number: 2
Published: 1/31/2017
Page Count: 348
ISBN: 0764212958
Work hits too close to home for crime scene photographer Avery Tate when her best friend disappears. The only lead is a chilling photo of her--apparently dead. As Avery, her boss Parker, and his friends dig into the case, she's forced to confront her feelings for Parker when they come face-to-face with a dangerous criminal.

Nice 2nd book. Nice carry over from book 1 in series, but I don't think reading book 1 is a necessity. Again I liked the interaction between the main characters. Little spoiler - I still am not too sure on my feelings about a novice criminal being able to tail a seasoned investigator without being noticed. If it was a full P.I. or ex-police officer it would be a turn off, but this guy is in a sense a nerd, not a field officer, even though she makes him out to be back up for FBI agent and ex-sniper guy. That's why I don't know how I feel about it. The story around the photographer was nice and real sounding. The reason they broke up was understandable and expected. Nice how the story wasn't only about them, the other people in the agency are evolved, and since we now have this book we have insights into the next books relationship.

read 03 2019

Chapter and Verses

a copy of a document from Daniel Fuller Chapters and Verses -- Late Comers by Daniel P. Fuller Parchment or papyrus were difficult to come by as materials upon which to write, and thus in many ancient texts of both the Greek New Testament and Hebrew Old Testament there is the space-saving device of scriptio... Continue Reading →

Always Watching

Always Watching
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Series Number: 1
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Published: 2/2/2016
Page Count: 328
ISBN: 978-0800723262
When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians in order to protect his son. But when Wade's bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap. Olivia's skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade's stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him--including Olivia.…

Nicely done book.

Spoiler -
I gave it lower than 4 stars only because of the type of people that were the criminals. I figured out about half way through that there were multiple criminals and that there was a stalker and a killer which were two different people. I didn't get that there were actually 3. That was fine, but at the end the 2nd stalker, which really was the 1st stalker, could ditch a seasoned-trained bodyguard (ex police) with ease, move through a huge church with security cameras. The killer could sneak up on a seasoned-trained bodyguard and actual police. This is unrealistic, I know it is a book, but if you go through the hassle of putting it in the real world, with real locations, with real police forces, it should be realistic criminals.
And they way that the bodyguards didn't do checks on things is amazing. They are suppose to be pretty good, but they don't even do vehicle sweeps. After someone tries to blow you up, you would think they are checking everything, but no. Even towards the end, they don't do a sweep of the boat even after there was an intruder on the property the night before. It was a real shame about these missteps because the rest of the book was great. But if you can't finish the book right then all the rest falls flat.

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