Book Reviews – Two for the Spirit

Jesus, the One and Only CoverWhile recovering from my fall, I had the opportunity to read two non-fiction books related to faith that I completely and totally enjoyed. I hope that maybe you will be inspired to read them – and share them – as well.

JESUS, THE ONE AND ONLY, by Beth Moore, is like no other book I’ve ever read on this topic, and I’ve read hundreds of them. The powerful and unique thing about Moore is her conversational voice and presentation which brings the reader along with her into each scenario, allowing us to “see” Jesus and those around him. Her energy, passion, and endearment for the topic make this book one that should be read by all, even if a personal relationship with Jesus hasn’t occurred yet.

This trade size, soft-cover format supports Moore’s best-selling, easy-to-read style. This is not a book about religion–it’s a book about love: the love of Jesus for mankind and his Father, the love of the disciples of old for their Teacher, and the transformation available to us still today by living the way Jesus taught.. Moore’s love and knowledge of the topic shine through as clearly as the star of Bethlehem all those centuries ago.

If you are a student of Jesus and His teachings, this is a book you’ll enjoy. If you aren’t a student of Jesus, but are curious to see what all the uproar’s about, this is the perfect book for you. Come along on a journey that I believe will leave you in a very different place at the end than you are at the beginning. (B&H Publishing Group.)

THE WOMAN’S STUDY BIBLE, [NIV] published by Thomas Nelson, Inc., is a beautiful, good-sized book designed for many, many years of use. For the better part of six months I’ve been looking for a Bible for one of my daughters, but wanted to send her a version that would allow her to learn what the Lord authentically teaches about living a powerful, God-fearing life – and more specifically, how that impacts our lives as women.

The inspirational articles by teachers such as Stormie Omartian, Dee Brestin, and Kimberly Daniels, to mention a few, are thought-provoking and uplifting. Verse-by-verse study notes help readers to gather insights that are as relevant to today’s world as when the Word was written, on topics from adoption to Zion.

Complete with a topical index which is easy and fun to use, THE WOMAN’S STUDY BIBLE includes beautiful maps and a free digital download of bible study tools. And, even though the type size is not large, the larger format of the book enabled me to read it without any issues. If you are a woman or know a woman who is looking for the perfect Bible for studying God’s word, I highly recommend this one.

Keep reading and writing! Nancy Q.


About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014. Author of Murder in Black and White, Still Shot, Merciful Blessings, and numerous published short stories.
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2 Responses to Book Reviews – Two for the Spirit

  1. NL Quatrano says:

    Fell and broke my back, sprained both hips and tore a shoulder muscle. Lesson? Use ladders to reach those cabinet tops. Emergency surgery prevented paralysis and all of that is mostly healed up. The soft tissue injuries have been more problematic, but they too, will heal. Hope all are well in your world.

    • vince says:

      Wow . . . not as bad as yours . . .
      but last year I fell standing on my tool case reaching for something in the shop, tore three of the four rotator cuff tendons completely off the bone plus tore my bicep. Right arm. Took 5 months after surgery to begin using it, and after a few months of physical therapy I was finally back at work.
      . . . Sorry to hear it.
      Things are good here, thanks for asking!
      How’s Eddie?

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