"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." Proverbs 25:11

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

THE TWELFTH IMAM By Joel C. Rosenberg

If you are looking for a book full of drama, intrigue, suspense and hope, then this is the book for you.

The Twelfth Imam by Joel Rosenberg is not your average book of intrigue. It's more. He gives you a look into a life, culture and religion that you would probably never see otherwise.

His characters are so alive and the story is so riveting that you are compelled to turn the next page to find out what else is going to happen.

The plot is taken right out of the daily news headlines. David Shirazi is a CIA operative with one objective, to stop Iran's military nuclear weapons program and their plans of a first strike.

If you know nothing about the Islamic religion or if you are most knowledgeable about it, Rosenberg is sure to surprise you with his knowledge of the subject. And you will be surprised as to who really believes in the Twelfth Imam and who is a secret follower of Jesus Christ.

So grab that cup of coffee, sit back and be prepared to be thoroughly entertained by Joel Rosenberg and his cast of characters in The Twelfth Imam. You won't be disappointed.

.... Is there a sequel in the near future? I can only hope so!

A little about Joel Rosenberg......

He is the New York Times best-selling author of The Last Jihad, The Last Days, The Ezekiel Option, The Copper Scroll, Dead Heat, Epicenter, and Inside the Revolution, with more than 2 million copies in print.

This book was provided to me by Tyndale Blog Network for the purpose of reviewing. I am under no obligation to provide a positive review. Everything I have said is of my own opinion.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Out helping hubby cut wood to heat house for winter

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Having computer trouble. Some days I really dislike computers.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ENGAGING THOUGHTS: Inspirational Expressions to Motivate Your Day by Hubert Darnell Glover, Ph.D

Greetings to all of you! Today I am posting my review of a wonderful book of poetry titled “Engaging Thoughts” written by Dr. Hubert Darnell Glover. I am also posting my interview with him. So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

First a little bit about the book:

Engaging Thoughts: Inspirational Expressions to Motivate Your Day is a book of poetry that anyone reading it can relate to. Each poem is joined with a verse from the Bible, giving the reader a word of encouragement.

There are many poems in the book that touched my heart and there is one in particular that I could certainly relate to. It's called “The Wrong Button.” It's about choices we make and where they lead us when we make them from our own decisions and not relying on God. But there is hope at the end! You will have to read it for yourself to find out the ending.

This book of poetry is one that would be a nice gift for someone you want to encourage, or even for yourself. Dr. Glover is a fine poet and anyone who appreciates poetry will appreciate this particular work.

This is a review that was written in Philadelphia:

Philadelphia, PA - Sep 20, 2010 - Engaging Thoughts by Dr. Hubert Darnell Glover is a
compendium of short poems based on the theme of Christian service and love for one's fellow man.

According to Dr. Glover, everyone needs occasional reminders of how blessed they are and what kinds of actions they should take to improve their lives. With that in mind, he offers a collection of original poetry inspired by scripture and focused on the Christian principles of love, perseverance, forgiveness, humility and more. Each poem is intended to evoke memories of experiences and events that will spark reflection and deeper understanding in the reader. Throughout the book, selected passages from the Bible are featured to underline key messages and reinforce the spiritual theme.

"The challenges the world faces from economics, politics, healthcare, education and more are demanding and we need positive mechanisms and support to drive us to conquer these challenges,"

Dr. Glover says. "I wanted to share something that would make a difference in the lives of others and I pray this work inspires, soothes, comforts and supports anyone who reads these poems."

Intended to cause personal reflection, the book is divided in to three themed sections. In "Reflection and Instruction," Dr. Glover urges readers to consider their circumstances and actions. "Praise and Admiration" features poems that direct readers to consider God and their relationship with the divine. Finally, the "Encouragement" section offers verses intended to inspire readers to move forward and face the challenges in their lives.

Here is a little of his bio:

Dr. Hubert Darnell Glover is president and co-founder of REDE Inc., an information technology
consulting firm that provides services and support to federal agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Commerce.

To see what Dr. Glover and I talked about today, go to my Interviews page and enjoy reading it for yourself.

LaTawnia Kintz

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Treasure of God's Word: Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible

For those of you who are wondering what to get that special person in your family for Christmas or birthday, I have found just the thing.

The Treasure of God's Word: Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Version is an absolutely beautiful little book. The picture doesn't do it justice. Between the leather-bound covers are gold-gilt pages full of the history of the King James Bible and topical scriptures.

"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not." Jeremiah 33:3 King James Version

This is just one of the many verses you will find in this little treasure of a book.

Jack Countryman complied together some wonderful history of the King James Bible along with many verses in the King James version. And if you are like me, who grew up with King James, you know what a beautiful version it is. 

Jack Countryman did a beautiful job of putting together the history for the average person to read. It's just enough to give a presentable background with some information that might not be known to everyone. Let me give you an example:

Many families could afford only one book - a Bible- and for many years this was the only English translation of the Bible available. Generations of young people learned to read from the words they found in the King James Version. Many memorized biblical passages and found that their written and spoken English was shaped by the language and imagery of the Bible. Foremost readers, it was regarded as their social, economic, political and spiritual text...(p112)

...Beyond that, David Simpson, a member of the British Parliament, said regarding the 400th  anniversary of this translation, "It is not only our literature and language that has been influenced by the King James version. It has had an extraordinary and beneficial influence upon political and constitutional affairs. It was the Bible of Milton and of the Protectorate; later, it was the Bible of the Glorious Revolution, which gave us a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy. It was the Bible of Whitefield and the Wesleys that saved this realm from the brutality and blood of the French Revolution. It was the Bible carried by the founding fathers of the United States that helped to forge that land and give the world that great democratic powerhouse." (pp113-114)

The paper used for this wonderful book is a nice heavy, smooth paper that has a mottled appearance. It has an almost old-paper look about it. The print is easy to read, nice large lettering. In the front of the book is a presentation page that can be filled out if it's to be given as a gift. 

Here is another verse from the book. This one is in the "Bearing Fruit" section: 

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. John 15:16

This wonderful book would be a great gift for anyone; especially if the receiver has never read the Bible in the King James version. Now, you may wonder why I say that. It's because in spite of all of the new translations out there today, not one of them convey the imagery, the flowering phraseology, and beauty of the English language as the King James Version does. This book makes me want to go grab my King James Version Bible and read it from cover to cover. It brings back the memories of sitting in church on Sunday mornings and listening and reading along with my Pastor as he read the morning text. In reading this book I sense the presence of the translators and the Holy Spirit guiding them through each word and verse so the English people would have a solid translation of God's Holy Word to read, study, fall in love with, and be formed by.

This truly is a beautiful book and would make a lovely gift. I think that who ever receives it will be much appreciative of it and very thankful to the giver.

I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson to review with no obligation for a positive review. This review is of my own opinion and in no way influenced by BookSneeze or Thomas Nelson.