21 Ways To Forgive: Plus 9 Reasons We Must Forgive By Wes Daughenbaugh

There are so many things I liked about this book except for one major flaw and I will mention it last. I found the cover was very eye catching! The brightly colored pencils and white background really caught my attention!
Forgiveness seems to be a great struggle for a lot of people, and it is so important to every aspect of our lives. The book is divided into 2 parts: Why We Must Forgive and Tools and Techniques of Forgiveness. The graphics are entertaining but also give excellent visuals of each concept. The personal illustrations and analogies are spot on for helping you retain each idea. Scriptures are used throughout to back up what you are learning.
The one thing that ruined the book for that I do not agree with the author’s belief (and it was the very first one listed) that you will go to Hell if you do not forgive someone. I do not believe this is what the Bible teaches. Since our salvation is based on God’s gift, not our works, I feel this is very misleading. Everything else in the book was excellent! Easy to read and understand.
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Singing the Scriptures By Julie Meyer

It was many years ago when I learned heard about singing the scriptures. I have since then loved the idea as another way to praise and worship God. What better words to sing to God than His own. I pray them to Him but I want to sing them too. I was definitely interested in this book!
I have read that if we read, speak, and write something we will have a greater capacity to remember it. How much more so if we sing it too, and of all things we read the Bible is the most important to recall! In fact words set to music are easier to memorize, they naturally just stick in your mind. What about commercial jingles? How many of those do can we sing word for word even from out childhood?
God loves for us to sing to Him. He doesn’t care if we have a wonderful voice or not. He hears from our heart. Numerous times in scripture we find it as a command. Consider that the Lord placed an entire book on the Psalms sang to Him.
I must say I was a little apprehensive about how hard this might be, as I had studied a method of matching old hymns to Bible verses and it was quite daunting. Ms. Meyer’s method is very easy and doable for everyone. Just sing, make up a tune; anyone can do this! The book is filled with encouragement to step out and try. There are many testimonies the incredible change this practice has had on the author’s and others lives. She also brings out what the scriptures have to say about song and those who sang to Him. At the end of the chapters is a suggested prayer, questions to answer and a big bonus; the link address to Ms. Meyers’ website for a video to further instruction in this. I loved her passion and excited for this, it is contagious. A fantastic book!
I received this book from Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated are my own.