Friday, September 23, 2011

Bookshelf Friday - The Bible

The Bible, a non-fiction read penned by man but breathed into life by God (see 2 Timothy 3:16), is an absolutely amazing non-fiction read! Packed with thrills, adventures, drama, comedy and romance you'll want to pick it up today.

I have to admit, I’ve read portions of this book throughout my life. Recently I decided to sit down and read it cover to cover and—at only ½ through—already I give it five stars.

If you’re an adventure reader, check out Genesis as the Israelites flee Pharaoh, led by Moses. Or, check out all the battles that occur throughout Kings and Chronicles.

Looking for thrills? Check out the amazing miracles Jesus Christ performed throughout the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). The Man even walked on water, people! He was radical in His message and how He approached the leaders of His time. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you read how they received Him.

I laughed my way through the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18. His humor as he proves Who is the one true God—definitely not Baal—cracked me up.

Drama ensues as Mary gives birth to our Savior in Luke and chapters later we watch Him die on the cross--for us. The entire earth goes black and shakes, rocks split in two...all seems lost. But…wait for it…three days later He rises again—from the grave! Talk about taking your from the depths of sorrow to the height of joy!

If you’re a true romantic at heart, check out the story of Ruth and Boaz, Song of Songs, or the Knight who charges in on His white horse in Revelations, coming just for us!

And these are just some of the stories. But it’s not just stories. Have you ever wished your children were born with a manual on how to raise them? Ever wondered how to manage your finances? Sought answers for what integrity looks like or how to have a happy marriage? It’s all here! In this one book.

If you don’t have a copy, run out and get one today. It's available in almost every color and language. You can pick a copy up at most stores, or your local church. This is a must-have for whatever genre you read. The only book you’ll really ever need.