Encountering God Study Bible Review & Giveaway!

(Many thanks to Harper Collins Christian Publishing for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.)

 

I am excited to give a review for the Encountering God Study Bible!  Henry Blackaby, who wrote the Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God Bible Study years ago, has greatly influenced many lives, including mine.   One takeaway from this influential study was “Look to see where God is at work, and join Him there.”  It’s probably been 30 years since I first did this study, but this one important aspect of knowing and doing God’s will has been a key element in my life with following God and the ministry and mission opportunities that I’ve been a part of over the last three decades.   This new study Bible contains continued wisdom and study help from Henry Blackaby and the Blackaby Family.

I love the description on the sleeve of the Bible: – “The deepest need of every human heart is to encounter God.  People face many needs, some are physical, others are social or emotional.  Spiritual needs, however, can only be met by God Himself.   Every time we open God’s Word, we have the opportunity to experience a dramatic encounter with the living God that utterly transforms us.  The Encountering God Study Bible teaches you how to have daily encounters with God in the Bible, The content will encourage you to develop a regular habit of Bible reading and study.  Expect great life-change to happen as God acts to engage you in His Word.”

I think this description is a great summary of how this study Bible can be so beneficial to one’s spiritual walk with the Lord.   I love all the key features listed below.  Another thing I love about the Bible is the easy-to-read text which is a 9-point NKJV Comfort Print.  I received the Black Leathersoft copy which is a beautiful black leathersoft with a gold imprint design on the front cover and gold letters on the spine.  I also, find the two different color ribbon book markers to be a great feature.  If you are needing gift ideas for Mother’s Day, Graduation, or Father’s Day, the Encountering God Study Bible will not disappoint!   There are several options to choose from including hardback, brown leathersoft, black leathersoft, and black leather.

Information about Blackaby Ministries International:

“Blackaby Ministries International was founded by Henry Blackaby, who has pastored and planted numerous churches in Canada and the U.S. He has spoke n in 115 countries as well at the White House, the Pentagon, and to the United Nations.  He is best known for writing the best-selling Bible study book Experiencing God:  Knowing and Doing the Will of God. All five of Henry’s children have been called to full-time ministry, as have several of his grandchildren.  Blackaby Ministries International is now led by Henry’s eldest son, Dr. Richard Blackaby.

 

Study Bible key features include:
• Notes highlighting how God might choose to encounter you in His Word

• Notes explaining ideas, events, people and places in the text

• Word studies, character studies, and biographical sketches of figures from church history

 

• Notes to help you navigate current cultural issues

 

 

Links to Order your copy:

Order your copy of the Encountering God Study Bible today at either of these two links:

Amazon

Thomas Nelson Bibles

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Giveaway:

1 Encountering God Study Bible (Note: This is limited to US winners only.)  To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below.

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Ordinary Angels Movie Review & Giveaway

 

 

Ordinary Angels is an inspiring movie that will be showing in theaters this weekend!   Based on a true story, Ordinary Angels takes you through the story of Ed who has recently been widowed as he is trying to recover from medical debt from his wife’s illness and death.   While working hard, Ed is also caring for his two daughters.  His youngest daughter is in critical need of a liver transplant.   Strapped with medical debt, it seems to be an impossible situation until Sharon,  a local hair-dresser reads about Ed’s family and the need for his daughter’s liver transplant in the local newspaper.    Sharon, who needs healing from her past, finds a sense of purpose as she stops at nothing to help Ed’s family with the medical debt and funds needed for his daughter’s liver transplant.  You will be inspired to serve others as you see  Sharon in action and a whole community come together to help get Ed’s daughter to her liver transplant during a terrible snowstorm.   You don’t want to miss this powerful film!

Ordinary Angels Filmmakers Kingdom Story Company has partnered with RIP Medical Debt to help make the impossible possible as they aim to eliminate 10,000,000 in medical debt relief.  Every $1 donated eliminates $100 in medical debt.  The gift of debt relief is life-changing—and every dollar makes a difference.  For more info on how you can donate, please click this LINK.

You can buy tickets today to see Ordinary Angels in theaters starting February 23rd!

Giveaway:

$10 Amazon gift card   Note: This is limited to US winners only.  To enter please leave your first/last name and email address in the comments.   A winner will be chosen at random and notified by email from myself (jackie@threadsofencouragement.com) on February 28, 2024.

Disclosure:
Many thanks to Kingdom Faith Marketing Services, LLC for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Life Counsel Bible & Giveaway!

I have another review and giveaway!   The Life Counsel Bible (Christian Standard Bible) has so many wonderful articles and features related to life struggles and issues that are common to our everyday lives bringing Biblical counseling to the forefront of these issues and how we can respond Biblically.   For instance, one article is “Helping a Hurting Friend Bringing the Hope of Christ in Hard Times.”   The article addresses “What does the Bible say about Godly Friendships?” “Growing as a Godly Friend” “Love Listens Well” “Love never Compromises” and “Caring for Your Friends Biblically and Effectively” plus more in just this one article.   Word studies of Hebrew and Greek words relating to the myriad of counseling issues are included throughout this Bible.  The Life Counsel Bible is a great resource and would be a great gift!

Synopsis:

The Life Counsel Bible is like having a complete biblical counseling toolkit in one resource!   Have you ever felt stressed, or been anxious, or experienced grief? Have you ever wanted to know how to help a loved one through addiction, or marital conflict, or parenting challenges?  The Life Counsel Bible provides practical wisdom for all, equipping readers with biblical truth and counsel on a wide range of topics and tough life issues. With over 150+ articles this Bible is full of useful tools and resources for life application and discipleship. It’s great for couples, parents, ministry leaders, and anyone who has ever struggled with tough life issues (yep, that’s all of us!). Check out lifecounselbible.com today to see a full list of articles and order your copy HERE!

 

LIFE COUNSEL BIBLE PRODUCT FEATURES:
• More than 150 full-length articles from respected Christian counselors and scholars on topics like anxiety, depression, abuse, sexuality, marriage and divorce, parenting struggles, finances (full list available at lifecounselbible.com)

• Callout quotes placed near each article provide truth, hope, and encouragement to apply to life

• Over 100-word studies focusing on key words applicable to personal healing, growth, and counsel

• Book introductions including “Circumstances of Writing,” “Structure,” “Contribution to the Bible,” and a special “Truth for Healing” section with an over-
view of key truths related to healing from each book of the Bible

• Wide margins for notetaking and journaling

• Robust page-end cross-reference system with over 25,000 cross-references connecting Scripture from Genesis to Revelation

• Easy-to-read 9.5-point type size

• Presentation page for gift-giving (this makes a great wedding/parenting gift!

 

Giveaway:

$10 Amazon gift card (Note: This is limited to US winners only.)  Please comment on this post with how you think The Life Counsel Bible would be helpful to you and everyday life.  Deadline to enter is Dec. 6.

 

Disclosure:
Many thanks to Lifeway Christian Resources for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Old Testament Handbook & Giveaway!

B & H Publishing has a great new Bible study resource!  The Old Testament Handbook is a beautiful high-quality, foil-stamped cloth cover Smyth-sewn bound handbook complete with elegant full-color interior design, including maps, charts, illustrations, and other visual helps for every book of the Old Testament.

 

I love all the features!  Introductions, timelines, word studies, key quotes, outlines, & maps help bring the Old Testament to life and show how the Old Testament points to Jesus.  I also love that this handbook has so many tools combined in one place to help dig in depth into the Old Testament.  Tools that are right at my fingertips without spending a lot of time searching through many different resources.

 

The Old Testament Handbook would make a great Christmas gift!  You can purchase The Old Testament Handbook HERE.

 

 

Giveaway:

$10 Amazon giftcard – (Note: This is limited to US winners only.)   To enter the drawing,  please comment on this post with your most recent Old Testament Bible study or a favorite Old Testament Bible verse.  Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 6.

Disclosure:

Many thanks to Lifeway Christian Resources for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Journey to Bethlehem & FLASH Giveaway!

 

I have recently had the opportunity to review Journey to Bethlehem.   Yes, there has been a lot of social media negativity concerning this musical.   However, I would encourage you to watch Journey to Bethlehem.   As with any play or musical whether it’s your own church Christmas play, or at Sight and Sound Theatre, for example,  certain creative interpretations are made to build the story and engage the audience.   I think it is important though to hold to Biblical truth.   I think the storyline of Journey to Bethlehem is relatable yet Biblical.

Whether you like musicals or not, you’ll love the brand new music in this film, Journey to Bethlehem, starring Antonio Banderas, Milo Manheim, and more!   You can continue to enjoy the music with the soundtrack available HERE. The Journey to Bethlehem website also features many resources such as discussion guides and coloring sheets for children.

Synopsis:

A young woman carrying an unimaginable responsibility. A young man torn between love and honor. A jealous king who will stop at nothing to keep his crown.
This live-action Christmas musical adventure for the entire family weaves classic Christmas melodies with humor, faith, and new pop songs in a retelling of the great-
est story ever told—the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. A unique new entry into the collection of holiday classic movies, this epic Christmas musical is unlike any before it. See JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM in theaters beginning November 10.

Trailer:

 

Tickets:

Tickets may be purchased HERE.

Giveaway:

2 free tickets to see JTB in theaters!  (Note: This is limited to US winners only.  TO ENTER:   PLEASE COMMENT SAYING YOU WOULD LIKE TO  HAVE FREE TICKETS TO SEE JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM THIS WEEKEND.  Tickets must be used by November 20.   This is a flash giveaway so you must comment TODAY, NOVEMBER 16, by 3:00 pm Eastern.

Disclosure:

Many thanks to AFFIRM Films, Inc. for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

 

New Review & Giveaway – Fighting For the Soul of Your Child

“Fighting for the Soul of Your Child” by Jimmy and Karen Evans is a powerful guide for parents seeking to nurture and raise their child in today’s ever-evolving world.”

“This book equips parents with the tools and knowledge they need to raise resilient spiritually grounded, and emotionally healthy children.”

Fighting For the Soul of Your Child is a practical guide to Biblical Parenting.   Chapter One begins with our purpose as individuals- to know and love God – and introduces the focus of the book – The Parent Purpose- based on Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”  From this verse – The Parent Purpose is established- “to teach and train your child to know and love God. ”   I really enjoyed learning about the Hebrew word for “train”  (chanak) which basically comes down to the fact that we aren’t only talking as we train our children, but we should be “living it out in front of them” as well.

Fighting For the Soul of Your Child really delves into some tough topics that parents face raising children in an ungodly world with real-life stories and examples that illustrate the principles discussed in the book.   The Evans covers the need for armor – The Armor of God, and its necessity in fighting for the soul of our children.  A quote I really like is “Your child is a gift, and their soul is a worthy battle.”

This lifelong resource- Fighting for the Soul of your Child is available now from the XO Marriage Store.  You can use code MIN25 for 25% off your book purchase.

GIVEAWAY:   1 physical copy of Fighting For the Soul of Your Child.   Please add a comment to this post sharing if you would enjoy this resource for yourself, or if you would like to gift a copy to someone you know to be entered for a random drawing for the giveaway.  Please comment by 11/10/2023 to be entered.

DISCLOSURE:  Many thanks to XO Publishing for providing a sample of the product for this review.  Opinions are 100% my own.  

The Blind & A Giveaway

 

 

It’s fall ya’ll!   Are you looking for some fun fall activities?   I have a great one to suggest.   The Blind Movie (The True Story of the Robertson Family) is now showing in theaters FOR ONE WEEK ONLY!   For years, our family enjoyed the Duck Dynasty Series because it was evident that the Robertsons’ faith was genuine and their family values were important.   The Robertson Family continues to be genuine in sharing their faith and family values.   Phil’s story of rebellion and coming to a place in his life of accepting Jesus is very compelling and encouraging. I appreciate Phil & his family’s desire to be transparent and share the hope of Jesus and His redeeming love with others.   I am encouraged that they continue to stand firm in their faith and speak the name of Jesus in today’s world.   I would wholeheartedly encourage everyone to go see The Blind this weekend!

 

About THE BLIND

The Blind is a powerful true story that showcases God’s redemptive power to change our lives when we surrender to Him!

Long before Phil Robertson was a reality TV star, he fell in love, started a family, and began to spiral out of control. THE BLIND shares never-before-revealed moments in Phil’s life as he seeks to conquer the shame of his past, ultimately finding redemption in an unlikely place.

 

LINK FOR TICKETS:  theblindmovie.com

 

GIVEAWAY:   $10 Amazon Gift card-   To enter please leave a comment on this post by October 5, 2023, sharing a few of the fun activities you are planning to enjoy this fall.  One of my readers will be picked at random to win the $10 Amazon gift card.

 

DISCLOSURE:  Many thanks to Tread Lively for providing a sample of the product for this review.  Opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

 

 

A live-action Christmas Musical Adventure Film Coming To Theaters Soon!

Journey to Bethlehem – a live-action Christmas Musical Adventure is coming to theaters soon!   I am excited to share the trailer with you now!

 

Here is a little about this film sharing the greatest story ever told but as a musical!

About JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM

A young woman carrying an unimaginable responsibility. A young man torn between love and honor. A jealous king who will stop at nothing to keep his crown. This live-action Christmas musical adventure for the entire family weaves classic Christmas melodies with humor, faith and new pop songs in a retelling of the greatest story ever told, the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. A unique new entry into the collection of holiday classic movies, this epic Christmas musical is unlike any before it.

Journey to Bethlehem is coming to theaters 11/10!

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Route 60 In Theaters Today & Tomorrow! Plus, Amazon Giftcard Giveaway

You don’t want to miss seeing and experiencing this fascinating documentary!   Route 60  The Biblical Highway brings the Old & New Testaments to life through a guided tour of 146-mile Route 60 that is often referred to as the “Path of Patriarchs” running north to south, and connecting Ancient Israel with Modern Israel.    World-changing diplomats David Friedman and Mike Pompeo are the tour guides giving great insights from their unique backgrounds.   I will probably never be able to travel to Israel, so this stunning visual documentary is fascinating and intriguing at the same time.  I could watch this over and over, and still learn so many things bringing to life what I have read and studied from both the Old and New Testaments since a child.   I love how Biblical text/narration is a part of each of the tour stops which really makes it all connect for me.   Also, prayer is a great theme throughout this tour.   I especially loved the tour stop sharing Hannah’s prayer for a child.   The visual aspect of this documentary is stunning with the beautiful landscape and scenery.   Seeing where Abraham walked, where King David lived, and where Jesus walked is very compelling.   I would encourage you to make the effort to go to the theater tonight or tomorrow night to see Route 60 The Biblical Highway!

Synopsis: 

Carving through the heart of the Promised Land is the biblical spine of Israel, sometimes referred to as the Path of the Patriarchs and officially designated as Route 60. A highway of deep historical significance while often the scene of unrest and violence, this 146-mile road of asphalt and concrete begins in Nazareth, Israel’s largest Arab city, and ends in Beersheba, one of Israel’s high-tech centers. Running north to south, Route 60 connects ancient Israel with modern Israel, Jews, and Christians with Muslims and Israelis with Palestinians.

This trek is far more than a two-lane highway; it is a historic, sacred link to the roots of Judaism and Christianity and the stories of the Old and New Testaments. Follow world-changing diplomats David Friedman and Mike Pompeo as they venture down this sacred road, treading the very ground Abraham, Jacob, King David, and Jesus once walked. Discover the history, witness the healing, and realize the hope along Route 60, the Biblical Highway.

Quotes: 

• “Visually stunning and compelling storytelling.” – Mike Huckabee

• “ROUTE 60 combines the truth of the Bible with undeniable archaeological proof,
and like our tour guides, Pompeo and Friedman, that’s a powerful combination!” –
Erick Stakelbeck

Disclosure:  

Many thanks to TBN for providing a sample of the product for this review.  Opinions are 100% my own.

Giveaway:  

$10 Amazon giftcard  ( Note:  This is limited to US winners only.)

To enter:  Please share in a comment to this post what you think would be of encouragement to you from viewing Route 60 The Biblical Highway.   The deadline to comment and enter is Friday, September 22, 2023.

 

Links:

Route60 The Biblical Highway

Buy Tickets:  

https://www.fathomevents.com/events/Route-60-The-Biblical-Highway

Trailer:  

 

Route 60: The Biblical Highway

An exciting new film is coming soon!

Route 60:The Biblical Highway is a documentary about Israel’s most famous route, hosted by Secretary Mike Pompeo and Ambassador David Friedman!    Carving through the heart of the Promised Land is the biblical spine of Israel, sometimes referred to as the Path of the Patriarchs and officially designated as Route 60. A highway of deep historical significance while often the scene of unrest and violence, this 146-mile road of asphalt and concrete begins in Nazareth, Israel’s largest Arab city, and ends in Beersheba, one of Israel’s high-tech centers. Running north to south, Route 60 connects ancient Israel with modern Israel, Jews and Christians with Muslims, and Israelis with Palestinians.

This trek is far more than a two-lane highway; it is a historic, sacred link to the roots of Judaism and Christianity and the stories of the Old and New Testaments. Follow world-changing diplomats David Friedman and Mike Pompeo as they venture down this sacred road, treading the very ground Abraham, Jacob, King David, and Jesus once walked. Discover the history, witness the healing, and realize the hope along Route 60, the Biblical Highway.

Route 60:The Biblical Highway will be released in theaters on September 18-19.   I am pleased to have an early opportunity to share the trailer with you!