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NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

On 5/17 Stephen Clark wrote: Every Sunday morning, in churches where the Bible still matters, when the pastor says, “Turn with me to...” and then cites the passage that is the basis for his message, dozens of smartphones come out. And no one really minds. This is a big change from less than a decade ago. Driven not just by ... No, it’s not an app. But it’s perfect for unconcealed carry! The NKJV study Bible now in a new travel size. (Brief review)

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5 Stars

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Core Christianity

Core Christianity

On 4/27 Stephen Clark wrote: Whenever we’ve been on the search for a new church, which is a task we never take lightly, there are a myriad challenges to overcome. Every Sunday with each visit to a new church there are many questions that need answering. Which door is the “right” one to enter? Once inside, where is the sanctuary? ... Brief Review: Help for the newbie & refreshment for the seasoned faithful

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5 Stars

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Four Views on Hell

Four Views on Hell

On 4/19 Stephen Clark wrote: “You go to H - E - Double Hockey Sticks!” As a kid, shouting this epithet when we were angry with a playmate was about the most evil thing we could imagine. And if one of our parents ever heard us, ears were boxed and bottoms were swatted. It was not an epithet to use lightly or often. We all knew ... Turn or burn: Hell hath no fury...for those who are redeemed. But for everyone else? Well...

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5 Stars

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We Cannot Be Silent

We Cannot Be Silent

On 11/25 Stephen Clark wrote: Issues surrounding sexuality, and now gender, have always been hot buttons for Christians. And they aren’t getting any less hot. Instead, they seem to be getting more complex. Of course, they also tend to be polarizing, outside and inside churches. Lately, especially inside. When it comes to homosexuality, ... Slow-boiled frogs in a post-Christian soup? Homosexuality, same-sex marriage, gender & the response of the church

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5 Stars

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The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

On 8/19 Stephen Clark wrote: It’s hot outside. The Philly area, where we landed just over three weeks ago, is experiencing its fourth heat wave of the summer. The third occurred just as we were unloading our rental truck, making the back end like a sauna. Not that it’s any consolation, but Cleveland, where we moved from, is ... Brief Review: The Colson Way: His life, his heroes, his impact

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3 Stars

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Scary Close

Scary Close

On 2/13 Stephen Clark wrote: In 2003, Donald Miller’s book "Blue Like Jazz" was published and slowly crept up to bestseller status over the next few years. Blue was different from most Christian books at the time, employing a shoot-straight-from-the-hip style with a slightly irreverent and a tad snarky tone. It was hip, funny, ... Brief Review: The flaws that bind, or, Looking for love in all the messy places

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3 Stars

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Believe, NIV

Believe, NIV

On 12/31 Stephen Clark wrote: The Bible is a big book. Picking it up for the first time can be intimidating. After all, it’s a book that contains 66 books! And each of those books often contain dozens of chapters. Plus the whole thing is broken out broadly into two “testaments” and broken down on a more granular level into ... Brief Review: Cutting the Bible down to (big) bite size

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3 Stars

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Vanishing Grace

Vanishing Grace

On 10/31 Stephen Clark wrote: When I was a kid I loved to go to the local YMCA. My dad’s boss, Mr. Meek, would buy memberships to the Y for the families of his employers, an incredibly kind gift. As a member, I could get my buddies in for a small fee. We would head there many weekends and weekdays over the summer. Besides swimming, ... Don’t hit me! Resurrecting real grace & giving faith more than a ghost of a chance

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5 Stars

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The NKJV Study Bible

The NKJV Study Bible

On 10/21 Stephen Clark wrote: Once upon a time, there were bookstores in every mall. When my mom dragged me out shopping, once I was confident she’d selected appropriate clothes for me (which was something I had to keep on top of to avoid being beaten up at school for looking like a sissy boy), I then holed up in the nearest bookstore. ... God authors new version of old book! Includes charts & graphs in full color! Eschews shews & cankerous obfuscation! Endorses the use of the series comma!*

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5 Stars

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Know the Creeds and Councils

Know the Creeds and Councils

On 6/4 Stephen Clark wrote: When I was a kid, I used to love to play baseball with the guys from my church. On summer Sunday afternoons, we’d meet up at one of our small-town parks, each bringing what we had -- bats, balls, gloves -- to share as needed. One park had no diamonds but did have open grassy areas. Bases were often ... Of baseball & board games, kings & politics, melons & cucumbers, and Torchie the bully*

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5 Stars

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Know the Heretics

Know the Heretics

On 6/4 Stephen Clark wrote: When I was a kid, I used to love to play baseball with the guys from my church. On summer Sunday afternoons, we’d meet up at one of our small-town parks, each bringing what we had -- bats, balls, gloves -- to share as needed. One park had no diamonds but did have open grassy areas. Bases were often ... Of baseball & board games, kings & politics, melons & cucumbers, and Torchie the bully*

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5 Stars

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Yawning at Tigers

Yawning at Tigers

On 5/23 Stephen Clark wrote: A funny thing happens to God on the way to the movies. Or TV. Or into our lives. He gets shrunk. This big and small screen deity is often adorable, warm, cute, clever, funny, offbeat, clumsy, ornery -- pretty much un-God-like. Instead of the Creator of the Universe, he might be portrayed as a crusty ... Honey, I shrunk the God! And now I really need a crash helmet.

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5 Stars

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Christian Faith in the Old Testament

Christian Faith in the Old Testament

On 3/13 Stephen Clark wrote: The Old Testament often gets a bad rap. The stories are said to be unbelievable, excessively harsh, or gruesome. And some consider much of the Old Testament as being nearly unreadable, Leviticus often being cited as an example, especially in the King James Version. Besides, many believe, the Old Testament ... QUICK REVIEW: The Bible of the Apostles

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4 Stars

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Heaven and Hell: Are They Real?

Heaven and Hell: Are They Real?

On 2/20 Stephen Clark wrote: H – E – Double Hockey Sticks. Hell. The place we want to send all of our enemies while avoiding it ourselves. And for many, a place imagined to be one giant endless debauched party. Woot! Which is, of course, better than being bored in a heaven. Right? Wrong! As absurd as it is to curse someone ... I’ll see you in hell. Not!

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4 Stars

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