Wednesday Book Reviews

9 partsNine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic WomenNine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book lifts the veil, so to speak, on the lives of women in Islamic culture. Written by a veteran journalist, it is both fascinating and disturbing. This book is a must read for anyone wanting to understand more about a culture that is still seen as mysterious and exotic by many in the West. Since it is a secular book, this book avoids religious biases and gives a clear picture of what the lives of Muslim women are like in different parts of the Arab world. I highly recommend this as a good read for any who seek to truly understand what goes on in a world hidden from view.

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c through marriageC Through Marriage: Revitalizing Your VowsC Through Marriage: Revitalizing Your Vows by Jim Hughes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a definite must for pastors, marriage counselors and couples. It will go on my shelf as a great resource for pre-marital counseling and yet it will also be used to counsel couples in crisis. The book covers many subjects that come up in a marriage and tackles them all with tact and solid information from a Christian viewpoint. The author has a high view of marriage and this book will help couples solidify their relationship with their spouse. This would also make a great gift for newlyweds. I know, they will most likely put it on their bookshelf and forget about it, but when the inevitable problems arise, they might just pull it down and use it to help repair their marriage. I highly recommend this a good read.

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Book Giveaway Contest

During the month of March, Author David Herndon is holding a drawing giving away 5 free autographed copies of the book – Is Jesus Enough? To enter, post a comment on this blog post announcing the drawing. You can also earn more entries in the drawing by posting an announcement on your Facebook page, on LinkedIn, or other social media sites, and on your blog or website, encouraging your connections to enter the drawing. Be sure to include a link back to this post, and when you leave your comment, include links to your announcements so that I can verify them. You’ll have as many entries in the drawing as the number of announcements you posted, plus the regular entry for leaving a comment! The winners will be announced on Good Friday.
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Commentary on Jude

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide resources to leaders in the Kingdom of God, Ta Ethne is pleased to announce that, beginning this week, a commentary on Jude will be offered. As this book is still in production, a chapter a week will be posted and become available under the Bible Studies tab. As the work progresses, comments are welcome. When the commentary is finished it will be published in print, Kindle and audio formats. Please, look for the links entitled Dominos: A Dynamic Commentary on the Epistle of Jude under the Bible Studies tab.