Pause for Power - Reviewed

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book Description: Pause for Power

Join Dr. Warren Wiersbe for a Personal Bible Study

552 Wiersbe bk cover (Pause)Dr. Warren Wiersbe is a gifted Bible scholar with the ability to make personal and relevant application to God’s Word. This fall, David C Cook releases a revised version of Pause for Power: A 365 Day Journey in the Scriptures, a daily devotional that will allow readers to explore fifteen different books of the Bible with wisdom and insight gleaned from Wiersbe’s best-selling BE commentaries.

Offering insight and encouragement, this devotional touches on real-life themes that include contentment, integrity, patience, joy, hope, ministry, love, and peace. Each day’s devotional includes a brief Bible passage, an excerpt about that particular passage from Wiersbe’s BE commentaries, and questions for personal reflection. A brief prayer ends each day’s Scripture meditation and purposefully commits the reader’s heart and mind to God’s direction.

Pause for Power is a comprehensive update of Wiersbe’s original devotional and includes three additional books of the Bible as well as updated reflections and prayers. This year-long study includes thoughtful examination of the Old Testament books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Isaiah, as well as the New Testament books of Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, and 1 John. Wiersbe’s trademark voice remains the same throughout the book, and he continues to encourage readers to make personal application of God’s Word to every situation of their lives.

Developing an intimate relationship with Christ is a life-long process, and the study of His Word is one of the primary avenues through which we learn and draw closer to Him. Wiersbe’s ability to explore and explain the Bible serves as a foundational resource for this year-long devotional that offers bite-sized pieces of wisdom that will carry readers through a great deal of Scripture in a single year. Pause for Power will make the perfect gift for friends and family who look forward to a new devotional to strengthen their daily walks during 2011.

About the Author: Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe, former pastor of The Moody Church and general director of Back to the Bible, has traveled widely as a Bible teacher and conference speaker. Often referred to as the Pastor’s Pastor, Wiersbe has offered great encouragement to those with whom he has shared ministry. He has preached and taught in churches and conferences throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Central and South America, and Europe. His published work includes the popular BE series of commentaries on every book of the Bible which has sold more than four million copies. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dr. Wiersbe and his wife, Betty, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.

My Thoughts: This is a great daily devotional book! I started it at the beginning of the year and I am loving it! The devotionals are numbered not by dates, but by numbers so you start right when you open the book. I have found that each devotional seems to be just what I need for the day, and even applies to what is going on in our world. I highly recommend this!

The Bachelor - Brad 2nd time around

I didn't blog about The Bachelor last week when it started, I didn't have any intentions of watching this season, as I just didn't think Brad deserved another chance after his last appearance. Then something he said on episode one gave me a new perspective. He talked about how he couldn't trust anyone in a relationship because of his dad, and how his dad wasn't there for him. I probably wouldn't have understood that a couple years ago had I not gone through a divorce and watched my own ex let my children down. I believe Brad when he says he is ready to make a commitment this time.

My favorites are Ashley, the dentist from Maine, Emily the hospital event planner from West Virginia, Melissa the waitress from Connecticut, and Jackie the artist from Rhode Island.

After last night's episode listening to Michelle say about 100+ times that it was her 30th birthday and then she receives a rose, I thought I'd loose my mind! I really don't know what Brad was thinking!

Ashley's date was cheesy but sweet! For a first date they really had a great conversation, and a magical first kiss.

Jackie got the date of all dates. She got a "pretty woman" date, she had a spa treatment, had a choice of beautiful dresses, Brad put a beautiful necklace on her, they went to eat at The Roosevelt Hotel which is known for being haunted LOL, and to top it off they were serenaded by Train! During the dance they shared a kiss. I was glad he chose Jackie for this date.

Hopefully, he will get rid of Michelle next week! He got rid of the manscaper, Rachial this week! THANK GOD!!!! I can't believe inflicting pain on men be a topic of dinner discussion or a turn on.

The Dragon & The Turtle Go On Safari

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card authors are:

and the book:

The Dragon and The Turtle Go on Safari

WaterBrook Press (January 11, 2011)

***Special thanks to Staci Carmichael, Marketing and Publicity Coordinator, Doubleday Religion / Waterbrook Multnomah / Divisions of Random House, Inc. for sending me a review copy.***


A former schoolteacher, Donita K. Paul is the best-selling author of the Dragon Keeper series, The Vanishing Sculptor, and Dragons of the Valley.

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Evangeline Denmark likes to turn bedtime stories into picture books. She lives in Colorado with her engineer husband, their two noisy boys, her author mom, and Willie, a cattle dog who tries to herd the entire family into one room.

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Vincent Nguyen has illustrated numerous children's books and is also a part of the art departments for 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios.

Product Details:

List Price: $11.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (January 11, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 030744645X
ISBN-13: 978-0307446459

AND NOW...THE FIRST FOUR the pictures to better view them:

Turtle and Dragon are going to camp outside all night long, and during the night they hear noises, with each new noise Padrig the dragon, did not want to close his eyes and go to sleep. His friend, Roger would tell him what each sound was. This was a great book about friendship and being there for each other. The pictures are big, colorful, and vivid. The back of the book has ideas that a parent or grandparent could use with a child for conversation starters. I highly recommend this book!
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