Wednesday, October 19, 2016

NKJV Word Study Bible

NKJV Word Study Bible is my newest favorite study Bible.  This study Bible focuses on the words of the Bible and how the translate into English from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. The short word studies are interspersed throughout the Bible as they appear in the text.  Each which has a study in underlined within the text so that you notice not only to look for the study but to also notice how it is used in the sentence.  It has in the back of the text a list of the words which has special focus in the study so if the reader is only studying that particular word or wants to look up other references within the Bible.  I love a Bible which has a concordance and this one has a small one to use for reference, however if you are using this Bible for a study then the reader would have to use an additional larger one most likely.  There is a small map section in the back also.  It has the much loved Christ's words printed in red.  I love the way each book of the Bible has an historical introduction as well as word study of the book's name.

Another thing I love about this edition is the sturdy way it is put together--no wimpy thin pages--this book is printed to be used and studied.  It would never do as a coffee table book--it is not a beautiful book.  It is meant to be read regularly.  It would be at home on your home desk or beside your favorite chair to be read as you can.  It could also be just lying about waiting to be opened and enjoyed.
I received this book from Booksneeze for this review.

A Call to Mercy by Mother Teresa

A Call to Mercy by Mother Teresa is a collection of writings by Mother Teresa during her lifetime or remembrances that others had of her sayings or writings.  These writings center on forgiveness, mercy to others, loving everyone, and taking care of those in need.  She writes of her care of others throughout the world during her work with the Missionaries of Charities.  Her writings and her speech show her humility and her mercy to those less fortunate.  She writes of how she tried to always think of those she served as Jesus-If you did it unto the least of these-you did it unto Me.  She taught not so much What would Jesus do? as How would you treat Jesus if He were standing before you rather than the poor, the sick, the imprisoned, ect.  She showed in her life how to treat others as if Jesus were the one she was serving--because He was.

I loved this book and was constantly in awe of her work with those unloved and uncared for.  I cannot even imagine seeing the sights that she worked with among the poor let alone be that poor.  I cannot imagine babies so hungry they sucked on their sheets.  I cannot imagine being so poor/sick that I lay on the ground and when someone helped me up my skin remained on the ground.  She managed to always show love even while correcting the behavior of those she worked with.  She taught humility by always being humble.  This book should probably be read and reread by me and others on yearly basis so that we learn to be aware of our many blessings and to bless others around us based on those blessings.  This book should be read by all of all religions.  A most powerful book.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.