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A non-fiction account of the walk of faith by the man Alvin York. An interesting book on life of Alvin York, his dilemma following his Christian beliefs while fighting in WW I.
How does any Christian adhere to – “Thou Shalt Not Kill” and yet “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s”?
The world needs more Alvin York’s in this day and age. A man of great faith, a man of moral principles and good character. I feel many of the youth of our country would benefit from reading this book. It would help them understand true hardship and relying on your FAITH in God to bring you through troubling times. You’ll hear (audiobook) about taking the wrong path in life, many times a destructive path. God has ways of bringing us back to him, putting new faces in our lives to support us in our path leading back to him. There are good lessons in this book for everyone.
“America’s Religions” by Peter W. Williams
A complete history of the religions of America which includes:
- Native American
- African background
- Jewish Tradition
- Eastern Orthodox
- Roman Catholic
- Western Catholicism
- Reformation Era – Lutheran – Anglican – Calvinist – Anabaptist
- Colonial Era – Puritan – Presbyterian – Quakers – Methodism – Christian Missions to N. American Indians
- Asian Traditions
To name them all would require an entire blog page.
The author goes into great detail about each of these religions and provides updates in later chapters as the country continued to change and grow. Many interesting stories concerning the founding of these religions and how they may have changed throughout history. The book will help the reader understand why we have differences of opinion and where those differences were first developed.
iTunes link to purchase: “America’s Religions” by Peter W. Williams
Christianity takes an astonishing variety of forms in America, from churches that cherish traditional modes of worship to evangelical churches and fellowships, Pentecostal churches, social-action churches, megachurches, and apocalyptic churches – congregations ministering to believers of diverse ethnicities, social classes, and sexual orientations. Nor is this diversity a recent phenomenon, despite many Americans’ nostalgia for an undeviating “faith of our fathers” in the days of yore.
Explore the history and stories of the variety of Christian congregations in America in “American Christianity” by Stephen Cox.
iTunes link to purchase: “American Christianity: The Continuing Revolution, Discovering America”
Creationism vs Evolution
The theory of evolution is a theory, not fact. While many digs have uncovered skeletal remains of creatures that once roamed the earth. Remains have not yet been found to bridge the gaps between apes and humans evolving, as has been suggested in evolutionary science.
In his book, “Christian Answers to the Theory of Evolution, Respectful Disagreement with Evolutionary Science“, James M. Lowrance points out many flaws with:
- Evolutionary Theory
- Fossil remains
- Calculating the age of fossils
iTunes link to purchase: “Christian Answers to the Theory of Evolution”
Also, from James M. Lowrance:
“The Attempted Merging of Protestantism and Catholicism: Evangelical Ministers Attempting to Unite Catholics and Protestants”
“Seven Fascinating Biblical Facts about Jesus Christ: Amazing Things about God’s Son Revealed in the Holy Scriptures”.
“Do Tragedies Prove That God Does Not Exist?: Is God Causing or Allowing Tragedy and What’s the Difference?”
Who was Jesus?
When we speak of a triune God and the three persons that are God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, it is the Son we are talking about when we speak the name of Jesus.
God who became flesh or man, to live, teach, perform miracles among us. More importantly, to offer himself as a sacrifice for our sins. He paid the price through his shed blood and death. The story does not end there though. Three days later, he awakened from death. Yes, he defeated death. Later he returned to heaven, ascending into heaven before many witnesses, including the 12 Apostles.
iTunes link to purchase: “The Twelve Apostles” by Patrick Vaughn
What must I do to be saved?
As stated above, Jesus paid the price, took away your sin. There is nothing you can pay, nothing you can do, no set of good deeds you can perform to buy favor to enter heaven. The price of admission is too high. The good news is this, the price has been paid. Jesus offers heaven to you as a free gift. Like any free gift offered by anyone, don’t you have to TAKE POSSESSION OF IT? Don’t you have to accept it?
In prayer, confess to Jesus that you have done wrong or sinned and that you are sorry. Turn away or repent of this wrong-doing. And, finally, put your faith in Christ. Believe that his sacrifice paid the price for all of your past, present and future wrong-doing. There is no substitute. Jesus paid it all.
My hope is, you will take the time to learn of Jesus through this audiobook “Jesus” by Patrick Vaughan, then, explore further by reading a Bible from Genesis thru Revelation. Much of the Bible will not be understood the first few times you read it. From my own personal experience, the more you read from the Bible, the more you will understand.
iTunes link to purchase: “Jesus” by Patrick Vaughan
Read and learn, then, go share with others!!
Author William McKiddy approached me requesting an audition for his book – “Dawn: The Birth of Evil“. I must admit, when it comes to the Bible, I hesitate at doing a fictional work. God’s Word is not to be taken lightly or altered.
As I began reviewing the book, a couple of things caught my attention:
1) Mr. McKiddy noted in the forward of the book, the story was fictional and contained some fictional characters, but the story was based upon the Genesis account of Creation and how it unfolded. He admitted there were verse interpretations he made, they are limited because of the limits of human understanding.
2) I found as I proof-read the book, he was indeed following the accounts of Genesis. He wasn’t trying to twist a day of God’s Creation into 1,000 or even 1 billion years of time. God gave us the account in Genesis, that was enough said.
The rest as they say, IS HISTORY.
There are a number of character voices in this work, some scheming going on by (Well, you know who!) and of course the complete unfolding of Creation.
iTunes link to purchase: “Dawn the Birth of Evil”
The miracle of John 3:16