Bible study

The Armor of God... A Sneak Peek

Saturday, April 02, 2016

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Current book:

The Armor of God (A Bible Study)

Priscilla Shirer

The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer  a Sneak Peek on Reading List

Goodreads Summary:

This means war.

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you. A cunning, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you-- your emotions, your mind, your family, your future.

But his reign stops right here, right now. With you.

The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. A woman who is armed and dangerous.

The Bible study you are holding in your hands is more than just a biblical description of the believer's inventory. It is an action plan for putting on your armor and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory against the enemy. Yes. A strategy.

Targeted. Specific. Precise. Detailed.

Sneak Peek:

"Again, the process of sanctification is progressive. Just as a baby matures in stages - toddler to teenager to adult - God grows and changes us from one level to the next instead of all at once. In this way, our souls are consistently being 'saved' as a part of our growth in God. Just as we were saved when we trusted in Christ and we will be saved at the day of judgement, it's equally true that we are being saved, more each day, from the person we used to be."  p 88

Initial Thoughts

This is the kind of study that you want to completely drown in because it is so full of wisdom.  While there are many points that you need sit with and fully ponder, there are also action steps you can take right away - practical steps.  I can't wait to share more of this one with you all!

Thank you to A Daily Rhythm for inspiring Reading List's Saturday Sneak Peek link up!

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Marissa writes book reviews from a variety of genres and  shares thoughts on motherhood & life on Reading List. She loves to see what others are reading to grow her to-read list.  Marissa also enjoys photography and a new journal to fill. 

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Here are some rules if you decide to join in:

• Pick up whatever book you are reading (non-fiction, fiction, children's... really the sky is the limit)
• Open to any page you have already read
• Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page - make it interesting without flipping to a ton of different pages. 
 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away -- You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so we can all add your book to our To-Be-Read lists!

This particular link up will be open for a month, so stop by often to share a new sneak peek, and grow your own TBR list!

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All Things Books: March Round-Up

Friday, April 01, 2016

All Things Books

March Collection

"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled, 'This could change your life.'"   Helen Exley

When was the last time you picked up a book that really did change your life?  Maybe just for the day, the week...?   I know many people who search for such a book, can't find it, and therefore they just stop picking up books to read.  It's sad.  I, on the other hand, keep picking up books seeing which book with truly impact me...

All Things Books March Collection

Now here we are at the end of another month.  March had some slow spots for me, mostly because the weather started to trick me into spring, just to slam winter back in my face.  With spring, a new season has brought new life and new hope, and a ton of new books!

Just like last month, I have been coming across some great posts from others that have helped to uncover new destinations for me in the world of books.  In case you are wanting some quick reads, some new perspectives or even just some new suggestions for books to read, I would love to share them with you.

Please consider seeing yourself as a lover of books, a join in the goal of finding a book you love each month this year.

March's Collection

  1. So I guess technically this one is from February, but I just saw it this month - Modern Mrs. Darcy put together a list of nonfiction books that you can read in a day... as she says these are "20 Life-changing nonfiction books you can read in a day."
  2. Since I'm sharing older articles, might as well share this flashback... Bustle shared a list of books they claim everyone should read in their lives from late 2015... "17 Quick & Easy Reads That Everyone Should Read At Least Once."
  3. Clearly I am all for finding books for all audiences, but this next one was interesting to me because I pick up book that inspire me because they are written from Christian authors - this list, from Popsugar, is completely secular... 25 Feel-Good Books That Will Boost Your Mood.
  4. If you love the classics, but are looking for something new, here is a great collection: 15 Newly Released Adult Books to Read Based on Your Favorite Classic Novels.
  5. For those of you who are big fans of series, this fun article from Barnes & Noble could totally be worth checking out: 5 Fictional Worlds That Are Bigger Than They First Appear
  6. And because no list is complete without some books to read with your kiddos, this one covers it all: 100 Best Read-Aloud Books by Scholastic. 

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I hope you found a thing or two from that list that caught your eye, maybe you could reserve a book at your library, or add to your Goodreads to-read list.   If you want some encouragement as you find books you love, please join our group on Goodreads, we'd love to be there as you fall in love with books.  

"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled...."  #AllThingsBooks @Reading_List1

What was your favorite from the round-up?  What would you add?  Is there something you want to see in April's round-up?

Leave me a note about anything to do with your book choices from March!

Marissa @ Reading List

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Cozy book hop

The Cozy Reading Spot #136

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Welcome to Cozy Reading Spot! 

This is your chance to share your posts, and then grab your favorite drink to curl up with and read other's posts.  You are welcome to share posts that tell us what has been on your heart, mind and bookshelves - yes that means just about anything goes.  As book lovers, we love to read, so share something for us to read today!

Last Week's Features

Marissa's Favorite

My favorite link from last week was by Michelle from New Horizon Reviews: The Napkin...Easter Message.  She shares the meaning behind one small detail about how Jesus left the tomb that so many overlook.  
The Napkin...An Easter Message   A Feature on The Cozy Reading Spot

Most Popular

The most popular link from last week was by Lydia from Journey of the Word: Make Us Not Wasteful,But Greedy.  She has woven some amazing words of poetry that will stick with you. 
Make us Not Wasteful But Greedy The Cozy Reading Spot Feature

Please link up all you've got!  

This is an open link up, not just a book link up...

There are just a few small requests I have. 
  • Please link to a direct post, and not just your home page.
  • I wish I didn't have to say this, but please keep it clean. I know books & posts can range the gamut on adult content, but please keep your posts and images clean for this one. 
  • Try to stop by another link and say hi. I know we are all busy blogging, reading and writing, not mention living our lives and keeping up with responsibilities - however, what makes the link up so fun is having new people visit your blog!  So spread the love and hop to at least one link for each link you leave.
  • Please include a link back to the hop in your post - the button codes are part of the flair page, but a text hyperlink is just as good! This simply allows others to join in the fun, and isn't that the whole point?                    

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