Wednesday, October 18, 2017

In The Non-Fiction Corner & A Giveaway!

Today in the Non-Fiction Corner, Lauren is reviewing 100 Favorite Verses From the Old Testament by Shauna Humphreys.

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In The Non-Fiction Corner
by Lauren B.

Ok, wow, first can we just talk about the look of this book? It is beautiful! It is very well done with a nice color and stitching, definitely one that you need on your shelf. And what is inside is even better.

I have never met someone who is completely confident with his or her knowledge of the Old Testament, so I thought this was an awesome idea for a book. The author has done 100 verse books in the past, but I am glad that she chose to do one specifically for the Old Testament. Clearly, because she came up with the idea, the author is brilliant and if the title doesn’t sell you on that, her messages in the book definitely will. The Old Testament is often looked over I feel like, so focusing on some of the gems that you can find in there is golden. But that’s not all! It’s not just the Old Testament; Humphreys uses verses from every standard work as well as quotes, hymns and personal insights. It expresses lessons from the Old Testament in an extraordinary way.

I particularly liked the seventh verse the author chose, about the Mountain of the Lord. I feel like there is so much to learn about the temple in the Old Testament and sometimes it is overlooked. Like Humphreys says, going to the temple really is a mountaintop experience. We are separated from the craziness of the world, we have a path to follow, we can see more clearly, and it is a peaceful time to connect with the Lord. This is just one example of the many insights you can gain from reading this book. It was an excellent reminder for me of some of the forgotten verses and stories I had read in seminary, and has helped remind me why the Old Testament is one of my favorites.

Here's the back copy:

Studying—and truly understanding—the Old Testament can feel like an insurmountable task. But in this wonderful compilation of 100 of the most beloved Old Testament verses, author Shauna Humphreys reminds readers that this sacred book of scripture is brimming with treasures of wisdom for those prepared to seek them. Presented with complementary spiritual insights, vibrant explanations, and personal applications, each verse will motivate readers to delve into these sacred and powerful teachings as never before. Whether used in personal study or incorporated into family discussions or Church lessons, this inspiring volume is sure to enlighten the mind and stir the heart.

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