Monday, June 17, 2013

Book Review - Priceless Stones

I received my second free BookCrash book last week!
I ripped open the box like it Christmas!  Anyway, what a "present" this book is! 

Click to see it on Amazon!
Priceless Stones: 42 Days of Hebrew Promises for Kingdom Living
by James Revoir
(Crosslink Publishing, 2013)

Dawn’s Recommendation: 5 of 5 Stars

Journey with the author on a forty-two day quest to unearth the amazing goodness of God which lies hidden in the original Hebrew language of the Old Testament. (from back of book)

What I liked:
This book is “priceless”! Very powerful messages that include insight from the original Hebrew words, which helps readers understand God’s Word more fully and how we are to apply it to our lives.  This book will help you grow more spiritually mature. Each day’s reading contains a Scripture, the teaching on a Promise (aka a “Priceless Stone”), a prayer, a declaration, and thought-provoking questions. It is a powerful combination of reading, saying, and doing that can help folks get closer to God. I’ve seen prayer and questions in studies before, but the declaration section was neat because I felt compelled to read it out loud with feeling and heart (to God).

I enjoyed learning the Hebrew words and definitions that were woven into the study!

As a writer, I enjoyed the questions section. In my own journal, I jotted down the Day’s point and then answered the questions. This really helped me focus on God and assess my own faith journey. Here’s one of my favorite questions: “Can you think of a time when the Lord protected you from the onslaught of the enemy?” (from Day 3)

I liked the Glossary of Hebrew words at the back.

What I didn't like:

The book didn't include a photo and bio of the author. The blurb on the back only tells how long the author has been a Christian and that he has a Master in Divinity. You don’t get to know him.

The cover is nice, but the graphics and colors don't highlight the "priceless" information inside the book. The colors are muted tan/brown, which is blah. The title color does not pop and as a thumbnail on the internet, it can't even be read.

What I didn’t need:
At the end of the book, I didn’t need to see the Scripture Index, Bibliography or Endnotes sections, BUT because they were there I more fully appreciate the time and effort that the author put into creating this study. I also realize that some other readers may want to see this information and see that it is backed by the Bible and theological publications.

Disclosure of Material: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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