When Sinners Say “I Do” Video Series Book Cover When Sinners Say “I Do” Video Series
Dave Harvey
Shepherd Press
Video

Marriage is the union of two people who arrive at the altar toting some surprisingly large luggage. Often it gets opened right there on the honeymoon, sometimes it waits for the week after. The Bible calls it sin and understanding its influence can make all the difference for a man and a woman who are building a life together.

In this eight-session video series, Dave engages his audience with humor and honesty as he speaks about sin and the power of the gospel to overcome it. He opens the delightful truth of God’s word and encourages his audience to see more clearly the glorious picture of what God does when sinners say “I do.”

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a video review blog tour for When Sinners Say “I Do” by Dave Harvey. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“This would be a good resource for churches to use in a group environment.”  Reviewer: Angela Parsley Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this marriage series for small groups or even for pre-maritial counseling.” Reviewer: Chris Land Rating: 5 Stars

“This study will be an eye opener whether your marriage is just beginning or it is well seasoned.” Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson Rating: 5 Stars

“Whether your marriage is happy, unhappy, energized, or monotonous, this is an awesome resource to improve where you are at.” Reviewer: Jill Ivy Rating: 5 Stars

“If you are a pastor or ministry leader of any kind, I would greatly encourage you to get a copy of this DVD study.” Reviewer: Zach Ford Rating: 5 Stars

The One O' Clock Miracle Book Cover The One O' Clock Miracle
Alison Mitchell & Catalina Echeverri
The Good Book Company
April 12, 2015
32
Second in the new Tales that Tell the Truth series comes The One O'clock Miracle. Based on the healing of the official's son in John chapter 4, this wonderful storybook will teach children about the instant power of the words of Jesus, and that they should trust Jesus because he is God's Son. Stunningly illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, author and illustrator of several bestselling children's books, including Monty's Christmas, as well as the first two storybooks from The Good Book for Children, Alby's Amazing Book and The Christmas Promise. Written by Alison Mitchell, author of The Christmas Promise and several of our children's tracts. This book is perfect for children aged 3-6 years old and makes a beautiful gift.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for The One O’Clock Miracle by Alison Mitchell & Catalina Echeverri. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“I highly recommend this book for parents to buy and to read to their children.”  Reviewer: Michael Boling Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this to anyone with children in their life, or those who, like me, who simply enjoy a well-crafted children’s book!”  Reviewer: Amanda Cain Rating: 5 Stars

“If you are looking for a beautiful book with an accurate Bible story, this is a great choice.” Reviewer: Jill Ivy Rating: 5 Stars

“For young parents, these books are wonderful for introducing key biblical concepts at an early age.” Reviewer: Beverly Terry Rating: 5 stars

“This is beautifully illustrated book conveys a picture of Jesus and His miracles, a man’s faith, and Jesus’s promises.” Reviewer: Angela Parsley Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book for parents to buy and to read to their children.” Reviewer: Joanne Viola Rating: 5 Stars

“I would recommend this book to all with children in their lives.” Reviewer: Becky Dempsey Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a gem.” Reviewer: H. Marshall Rating: 5 Stars

“This is definitely a “keeper” of a book.” Reviewer: Wendi Bevitt Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book to parents that want their children to learn and understand one of the great stories of the Bible.” Reviewer: Jane St. John Rating: 4 Stars

The One O’Clock Miracle does a great job fashioning a gospel miracle into a high quality children’s story relatable and memorable.” Reviewer: Alaina Torrey Rating: 5 Stars

“The art work is playful and it is an enjoyable and quick read.” Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts Rating: 5 Stars

Honest Evangelism Book Cover Honest Evangelism
Rico Tice (Author), Carl Laferton
The Good Book Company
April 6, 2015
112 pages

Hostility and hunger that's the response to the message of Jesus. The first is painful, the second is wonderful, and Rico Tice is honest about both.

Short, clear, realistic and humorous, this book will challenge you to be honest in your conversations about Jesus, help you to know how to talk about him, and thrill you that God can and will use ordinary people to change eternal destinies.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Honest Evangelism by Rico Tice and Carl Laferton. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“An honest approach to evangelism will show itself to be the catalyst for making disciples of all the nations.”
Reviewer: James Sisco
Rating: 4 Stars

Honest Evangelism by Rico Tice is a book you need to pick up.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very good book on witnessing by Rico Tice.”
Reviewer: Jim Lee
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book was very thought-provoking, and I am glad to have read it.” Reviewer: H Marshall Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a very helpful and encouraging book on evangelism.”   Reviewer: Brian Cosby Rating: 4 Stars

“This was one of the best books on evangelism I have ever read.” Reviewer: Spencer Cummins Rating: 4 Stars

“I’m preparing a series on evangelism, and I plan on using this book heavily. I highly recommend it.” Reviewer: Darryl Dash Rating: 5 Stars

“Tice’s book pointed me back to God’s Word and gave me revived a desire to tell others the good news.” Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a helpful book that exhorts the reader to be the kind of faithful person who leads others to faith.”  Reviewer: Kaye Chalwell Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a great tool and I would recommend buying it.” Reviewer: Jaime Beyersdorf Rating: 5 Stars

“This tiny book will help turn your fearfulness into faithfulness.” Reviewer: Louis Zinc Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a helpful book for anyone seeking to share their faith.” Reviewer: James Matichuk Rating: 4 Stars

“Read this book, pray that God would give you opportunities to evangelize, and go make disciples.” Reviewer: Kenneth Clayton Rating: 5 stars

“Honest Evangelism will help you identify what’s behind your painline, as well as how to cross it… and why you should.” Reviewer: Suzanne Jackson Rating: 5 Stars

“Rico Tice has provided an accessible primer on evangelism that helps us to have correct expectations about both the challenges and joys of the task.” Reviewer: Tim Campbell Rating: 3 Stars

“I highly recommend this book to you.” Reviewer: Rani Grant Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book.” Reviewer: Joey Parker Rating: 4 Stars

“I was very much encouraged by this book.”  Reviewer: William Perkins Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a great resource to make that difference, to see the lost as Jesus sees the lost, to humble ourselves that Jesus includes us to proclaim the good news.” Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman Rating: 5 Stars

“This book was quite challenging to me, as well as incredibly helpful.”  Reviewer: Zach Ford Rating: 5 Stars

EP Study Commentary Acts Book Cover EP Study Commentary Acts
Guy Prentiss Waters
EP Books
June 20, 2014
600
Study Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles is exegetically and theologically sound, cogently reasoned and clearly written. Demonstrating Luke's competence as a historian.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for EP Study Commentary Acts by Guy Prentiss Waters. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“This is a well-crafted and helpful commentary on Acts.”
Reviewer: Xi Ming
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you are planning on teaching through the book of Acts or simply studying it, please check out this resource.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a volume on Acts that all readers will benefit from and enjoy greatly.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 5 Stars

“This  is an accessible assistant to study of Luke’s historical and theological account of the early church.”
Reviewer: Gary Ware
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend Acts by Guy Waters for any serious student of the Bible whether it be a college course, sermon prep, or Christians wanting to gain a better understanding of the book.”
Reviewer: Craig Hurst
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is an insightful volume that I will use extensively when studying the Book of Acts for bible study.”
Reviewer: Kathryn Poulin
Rating: 5 Stars

“This commentary is a good balance.”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating: 5 Stars

“Full of helpful insights, scholarly yet not over the heads of the average layman, this latest addition to the EP Books Study Commentary series is one worth taking a look at.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“A carefully nuanced commentary on Acts that is not so basic that it is unhelpful, but not too detailed that it is out of reach to the average reader. A helpfully balanced theological treatment.”
Reviewer: Allen Mickle
Rating: 5 Stars

“Guy does a wonderful job bringing the spiritual road of Luke to life in a way that the common person can understand and delight in.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Greene
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you are a fan of the Westminster system of theology, you will enjoy this book more than us Baptists. But we can all learn and benefit from it as it will cause the serious reader to dig into Scripture to see if these things be so.”
Reviewer: Stuart Brogden
Rating: 3 Stars

“For those who teach a Small Group or Sunday School Class, you will want to have this Commentary on your shelf for your own study.”
Reviewer: Daniel Mac
Rating: 5 Stars

“Overall, this commentary is excellent and will be very useful to anyone who is studying the book of Acts.” Reviewer: Chris Land Rating: 4 Stars

“I wholeheartedly recommend this commentary.”  Reviewer: Jimmy Reagan Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a valuable mid-level commentary, perfect for lesson prep and help with devotional studies.” Reviewer: Brandon Schmidt Rating: 4 Stars

“What an incredible commentary! What a great resource! I highly recommend it.” Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts Rating: 5 Stars

“This volume provides an adequate, conservative, and helpful examination of Acts and its implications for Christians today.” Reviewer: Charles Savelle Rating: 4 Stars

“I heartily recommend Waters’ commentary on Acts.” Reviewer: John Wiley Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend that you grab something from the EP Commentary series and use it in your studies.” Reviewer: Jeff Randleman Rating: 5 Stars

“I happily recommend this commentary to anyone who has the task of teaching the word of God, or even the lay person who just wants to dig deeper.” Reviewer: Timothy Harris Rating: 5 Stars

I have found this commentary useful and helpful in helping me understand Acts a lot more.Reviewer: Chris Ho Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a good commentary, and a good tool for assisting in the study of Acts.” Reviewer: Sarah Lambert Rating: 4 Stars

“This commentary would be a very good resource for any believer who desires to dig deeper into the book of Acts.” Reviewer: Persis Lorenti Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a well-written and easy to understand commentary.” Reviewer: David Shaw Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a well done, readable, and very useful commentary!  I have a new go to commentary for Acts!” Reviewer: Alex Houston Rating: 5 Stars

“I found Acts to be a beneficial read, and look forward to using it in times of personal Bible study.” Reviewer: Amanda Cain Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a splendid book, to be commended wholeheartedly.” Reviewer: Alan Davey Rating: 5 stars

“I highly recommend this excellent book.” Reviewer: Rani Grant Rating: 5 Stars

“I found this book to be very well written and quite helpful for its chosen purpose.” Reviewer: Douglas Wallace Rating: 5 Stars

“This commentary is one that any pastor or believer with a desire to learn more about the book of Acts can benefit from.” Reviewer: Andrew Wencl Rating: 5 Stars

“The author does a great job through out of capturing the Spirit’s mission in the first century.” Reviewer: James Matichuk Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very readable volume.” Reviewer: Karl Dumas Rating: 5 Stars

“Waters does an admirable job of providing a detailed yet readable commentary on Acts.” Reviewer: Gaines Redd Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this commentary.”  Reviewer: Mike Britton Rating: 4 Stars

“This book will be useful in study, and prove to be a help for many.” Reviewer: Bob Hayton Rating: 3 Stars

“This is the kind of commentary that I like to use in my devotional reading.” Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a must have for preachers. Reviewer: Jared Bumpers Rating: 5 Stars

“The EP Study Commentary on Acts by Dr. Guy Prentiss Waters is a wonderful addition to the extensive offerings on the book of Acts.” Reviewer: Josh Davis Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this volume to anyone seeking to learn more about the Acts of the Apostles.” Reviewer: Adam Blosser Rating: 4 Stars

Why Easter? & Why Christmas? Book Cover Why Easter? & Why Christmas?
Barbara Reaoch
Shepherd Press
February 17, 2012
72 pages

Easter is a celebration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But how many children know why Jesus died and came to life again? This illustrated devotional contains 28 lessons—one for each day of the four weeks leading up to Easter—in a short, focused format designed to help parents show the Christ of Easter to their children.

Why do we celebrate Christmas? Most children do not know the true answer to that question or why God sent Jesus to live on earth. Why Christmas? is a helpful devotional with Scripture reading, memory verse, Christmas carol and questions to direct your child’s heart towards God. The readings, which begin on the first day of December, are Biblical, short, and effective. Colorful illustrations illuminate the events of the incarnation. This book will provide parents with the assistance they desire for leading their child to the Christ of Christmas.

 

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Why Easter? & Why Christmas? by Barbara Reaoch. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“Parents will find Why Easter? and Why Christmas? to be helpful additions to their library, and that children will enjoy the interactive Bible lessons.”
Reviewer: Amanda Cain
Rating: 4 Stars

“Overall, this is a beautifully written resource that I plan to have my family use year after year.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Riale
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book can be read anytime of the year, not just Christmas, and makes a wonderful addition to a child’s, parents’, Sunday school teacher’s, or caregiver’s library.”
Reviewer: Cheryl Hart
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you have children, or know someone who has children, I would wholeheartedly encourage you to grab a copy of this book.” Reviewer: Zach Ford Rating: 5 Stars

“Why Christmas? and Why Easter?, then, will equip parents to point their children to the purpose of these holidays as they are found in Christ.” Reviewer: Theron St. John Rating: 4 Stars

“Overall, I think the books Why Christmas? and Why Easter? would be good investments for Christian parents.” Reviewer: Anne Marie Gosnell Rating: 5 Stars

“The perfect teaching tool for children, is something that can teach them again and again.”  Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson Rating: 5 Stars

“The devotional is relational in application and a great resource for parents.” Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman Rating: 5 Stars

“Parents will find Why Easter? and Why Christmas? to be helpful additions to their library, and our children will definitely enjoy the interactive Bible lessons within these books.” Reviewer: Jennifer King Rating: 4 Stars

Why Easter? and Why Christmas? make a wonderful addition to your family’s library and should hold particular interest to homeschooling parents!” Reviewer: Create With Joy Rating: 5 Stars

“These are great guides to help children and families ground their holiday celebrations in Christ, the true reason for both the Christmas and Easter seasons.” Reviewer: Vanessa Small Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend these books to parents, and even those who aren’t. And for those that homeschool, you will LOVE and appreciate these books!” Reviewer: Libby McCord Rating: 5 Stars 

“I recommend both Why Christmas? and Why Easter? to parents looking for family devotional tools with a gospel-centered message.” Reviewer: Andrew Wencl Rating: 4 Stars

“If you approach Bible study in a gentle, affectionate, inquiring way, I think any child could enjoy it.” Reviewer: Faith Farrell Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend these books for any and all ages, they are a great way to learn about the real reason we celebrate both these holidays.” Reviewer: Deb Stanhope Rating: 5 Stars

“I plan to use these two storybooks in church and at home with my daughter.” Reviewer: Spencer Cummins Rating: 4 Stars

“This devotional will be very beneficial to my family as my young children get older, as well as any family who is looking for helpful resources in pointing their children to God.” Reviewer: Joey Parker Rating: 4 Stars

“This book was very enjoyable and I look forward to using in the future with my kids.” Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts Rating: 5 Stars

“Do yourself a favor as a parent or grandparent and make sure this book is on your shelf long before Easter and Christmas arrives.” Reviewer: Louis Zinc Rating: 5 stars

“The devotionals are written in a way that is easy for children to understand.  And they are intended to point our attention to Christ.” Reviewer: Adam Blosser Rating: 5 Stars