“There are many professed Christians who seldom weep; in fact, many of them speak slightingly of tears, but such persons are leagues away from the true Bible life. May God pity the dry eyed Christians, for if the eye is dry, the heart behind the eyes is dry also.” ~ G. D. Watson
This is no mere question of controversy; this is not one of those points on which men may agree to differ, and feel that differences will not shut them out of heaven. A man must be right on this subject, or he is lost forever. Heaven or hell, happiness or misery, life or death, blessing or cursing in the last day – all hinges on the answer to this question: “What do you think about the cross of Christ?”~ J.C. Ryle
“Whatever God gives thee be grateful for, for if too proud to take from the raven’s mouth, it will be well for thee to go without, until thine hunger consume thy pride.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
“A man is what he is on his knees before God, and nothing more.”~Robert Murray M’Cheyne
“I can sympathize with Luther when he said, “I have preached justification by faith so often, and I feel sometimes that you are so slow to receive it, that I could almost take the Bible and bang it about your heads.” ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Dug Down Deep digs down deep into the Word of God to reveal the intricacies and beauties of the Truth of God’s Holy Word. A sort of Systematic Theology for the average person, Dug Down Deep is compelling in the greatest of senses: through this book, we are compelled on our journey of knowing and loving God while growing in knowledge and application of His Holy Word. This is a book not to be missed.
Throughout its eleven chapters, Mr. Harris centers us again and again on God Himself. Through transparent personal application and a Pastor’s teaching, we are brought face-to face with the greatness of God and our desperate need for Him. While coming to grips with this truthful and humbling experience, Mr. Harris is there to take us by the hand and lead us to the only place of safety: at the foot of the throne of the Lord, worshiping God in complete adoration.
In Dug Down Deep Josh Harris has given us an easily understandable and accessible approach to deep theology. A copy should be in every Christian home and every church. Dug Down Deep would especially be valuable to Homeschoolers to use as an aide in their study of the Bible.
Read it and be blessed.
DISCLAIMER: I was provided with a free copy of Dug Down Deep by Blogging For Books for purposes of review. I was not required to give a positive review, only a fair and honest one. My opinions are my own.
Stephen Lawhead is an amazing writer. He’s prolific, detailed, enthusiastic and consistent; that rare SciFi/Fantasy novelist who truly seems to care about both his readers and his characters. His newest novel, Skin Map, mixes suspense with a fine dose of adventure and keeps its readers interest up as they try to answer the question, Has Stephen Lawhead offered us a Fantasy book with a dose of SciFi or is it the other way around?
Skin Map’s characters are engaging and interesting. The book’s plot is fast-paced and suspenseful enough to keep the reader rapidly turning the pages as they follow the adventures of the main character, Kit Livingston, who after meeting his grandfather in a deserted alley sets off on the adventure of a lifetime.
Though published by Christian publisher Thomas Nelson, Skin Map is not an overtly Christian novel. Though clean in every sense, Skin Map fails in being truly Christ-centered. One thing to be cautious of: ley lines, an important part of the plot of Skin Map, have, in recent years, become associated with New Ageism. Mr. Lawhead, known widely as a Christian writer, does not associate them with such but the fact bears mentioning, anyway.
Skin Map is the first book in a new series by Mr. Lawhead and is well worth the time it takes to read.
DISCLAIMER: I was provided with a free copy of Skin Map by Book Sneeze for purposes of review. I was not required to give a positive review, only a fair and honest one. My opinions are my own.