PROBING, a book review

For the past week or so I’ve been reading Probing the third book in the Harbingers series co-written by Frank Peretti,‎ Bill Myers,‎ Angela Hunt,‎ Alton Gansky talk about a power team of writers.

And now, while I should be prepping for Christmas, I will review this book for you… before I miss my deadline!

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Before I get into to my review about Probing, I must say that it was a bit misleading for me that this series was called “Harbingers”.  I completely got this series confused with the book called Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn.  I have been meaning to read Cahn’s book for years, and when I saw that I was going to be receiving a free copy of “Probing” from the Harbingers series from Bethany House I was so excited.  I should have noticed the difference in authors names, but instead I thought maybe they took over the series?  If I had read Cahn’s Harbinger piece I would have known right away – of course – the difference, instead I read this entire book thinking it was a sequel to Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn.  It isn’t.  Don’t make my mistake.

But, this was a very interesting read, especially if you like science fiction.  Normally, I’m not a big science fiction kinda girl (not movies, not books), but I made an exception for this novel, made up of four novelettes.  My favourite story was Leviathan by Bill Myers, from the perspective of “Brenda”, one of five of the Harbingers team.  I’m not big on Hunger Games, but Continue reading “PROBING, a book review”

If God Can Call Paul…

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 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all long suffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.  Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 1:12-17 NKJV

Paul the apostle, who wrote most of the New Testament.  Who was imprisoned for his faith, died because he was a follower of Christ.  This man would not be silent about the redemption He had found in Christ, and the simple fact that all need Jesus.

But Paul wasn’t always “Paul the Apostle”.  In fact, he wasn’t even always Paul.  Before the road to Damascus, he was called Saul.  As mentioned in 1 Timothy, quoted above, Saul (later to be called Paul) was formerly a blasphemer (to speak in a way that shows irreverence for God or something sacred: to utter blaspheme blaspheming against God), a persecutor (to harass or punish in a manner designed to injure, grieve, or afflict; specifically : to cause to suffer because of belief), and an insolent (insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct; overbearingContinue reading “If God Can Call Paul…”