Archives For Easter

Resurrection FactThank you for your interest in reviewing The Resurrection Fact. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

As the team did with the book, Making the Case For Christianity (CPH), Drs. Bombaro and Francisco bring together a variety of contemporary Lutheran apologists to respond to a wide array of challenges to the heart of the Christian faith.

Each chapter addresses a specific argument from a popular, non-Christian author and offers a clear and concise rebuttal and argument for the resurrection.

The editors have found able representatives from the disciplines of biblical studies, history, philosophy, and the legal profession to write each chapter.

The book is accessible, written for a broad audience, and is ultimately designed to equip its readers for the apologetics task.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  NRP Books
  • ISBN:9781945500558
  • Page Count:  248 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  April 3-9, 2017
  • Available Formats: Paperback, Mobi, Epub
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing The Resurrection Fact. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Heaven, How I Got Here Book Cover Heaven, How I Got Here
Colin S. Smith
Christian Focus
February 20, 2015
Paperback
96 pages
What if you woke up one morning knowing that it was your last day on earth? That's what happened to the thief on the cross, who died a few feet from Jesus. Heaven, How I Got Here is his story, told in his own words, as he looks back from Heaven on the day that changed his eternity, and the faith that can change yours.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Heaven, How I Got Here by Colin Smith. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“If you are looking to deepen your understanding of God’s cross-shaped love and to share it with others, I can’t help but warmly commend Heaven, How I Got Here. ”
Reviewer: Kevin Halloran
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is good book for believers to read because it will encourage and point them to the finished work of Christ.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a great book to give to an unbeliever to see there is hope and for the believer to see the truth of the cross in a new light.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 5 Stars

Heaven, How I Got Here is to be commended – and recommended.”
Reviewer: Todd Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

“Smith has shown us once again the beauty of grace and the power of Christ. I highly recommend this book!”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating:  4 Stars

“I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Xi Ming
Rating: 5 Stars

“Heaven, How I Got Here is an incredibly powerful story that will be a blessing to all who read it. I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is well worth worth taking the time to read.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 4 Stars

“This short little book was amazing.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“I really enjoyed this book and think many will be caught up in the narrative life of the thief.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a fresh look at a story all church-goers know.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“I have nothing but high praise for this book, and I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 5 Stars

“The author skillfully brings together sound doctrine, powerful theological accounts of the cross, and  historical accuracy concerning the drama of this account concerning the thief and Jesus Christ.”
Reviewer: Zephaniah Mel
Rating: 4 Stars

“Heaven How I Got Here was an easy to read, fast paced book.”
Reviewer: Joshua Aguilar
Rating: 5 Stars

“Whether Easter is approaching or you’ve stumbled across this book in autumn, Heaven, How I Got Here is a worthy book to read.”
Reviewer: H. Marshall
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book would be a blessing to any follower of Jesus this Easter.”
Reviewer: Mandy Baker Johnson
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is perfect for those who want to know more about Christianity. I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a wonderful book to remind us that our salvation is found through faith in Christ alone. What a wonderful reminder to us all this close to Easter.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Greene
Rating: 4 stars

“This book is a great reminder of the cross where love and justice meet.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book to Christians and non-Christians alike.”
Reviewer: Rachel Rodriguez
Rating: 5 Stars

“I wholeheartedly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Adam Blosser
Rating: 5 Stars

Why Easter? by Barbara ReaochThank you for your interest in reviewing Why Easter? and Why Christmas? by Barbara Reaoch. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

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.

Praise for Why Easter?:

“To grasp the timeless story of the resurrection is to open one’s heart to a life-change that will last for all of eternity. This is why I am so excited about Why Easter? Using the familiar teaching tools of reading, discussion, singing, and memorizing, Barbara Reaoch employs every means possible to illuminate Christ’s resurrection to thirsty young hearts and minds. The lessons are deep, true, fascinating, and insightful—I heartily recommend this remarkable book to children’s leaders, parents, and teachers; most of all, I recommend Why Easter? to every child!”
—Joni Earickson Tada

“Since most Evangelicals do not follow the church calendar, Easter often catches us unprepared. Barbara Reaoch comes to our aid with a four-week series of devotionals for parents and children that will increase our sense of joy at Easter. These devotionals are well-crafted, theologically sound, and doable. They could be used year after year as a wonderful family tradition.”
—Tedd Tripp

Why Christmas? by Barbara ReaochWhy 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.

About Barbara Reaoch:
Barbara Reaoch is Bible Study Fellowship International’s Director of children’s programs. For nearly twenty years, she taught women s BSF classes in the U.S. and South Africa. Barbara also worked at the Rafiki Girl s Center in South Africa, teaching the Bible and life skills to young women. She has been married to Ron for 40 years; they have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Book Information:

  • Title:  Why Easter?
  • Publisher: Shepherd Press
  • ISBN:  978936908318
  • Page Count: 72
  • Title:  Why Christmas?
  • Publisher: Shepherd Press
  • ISBN:  9781936908622
  • Page Count: 61

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: March 23 – 29, 2015
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only)
  • We ask that reviewers post a review of each book to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Why Easter? and Why Christmas? by Barbara Reaoch. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Heaven, How I Got Here by Colin S. SmithThank you for your interest in reviewing Heaven, How I Got Here by Colin S. Smith. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

What if you woke up one morning knowing that it was your last day on earth? That’s what happened to the thief on the cross, who died a few feet from Jesus. Heaven, How I Got Here is his story, told in his own words, as he looks back from Heaven on the day that changed his eternity, and the faith that can change yours.

Praise for Heaven, How I Got Here:

“…brilliant idea beautifully executed…combines pastoral wisdom and narrative skill to help us get inside the heart and mind of the thief on the cross, crucified next to the Christ on Calvary.”
Justin Taylor

“I’ve never read anything like this! This compelling first-person account from a heavenly perspective helped me understand and appreciate what Jesus endured on the cross and why he did it.”
Collin Hansen

“Here is a gripping account of God’s amazing grace that comes alive as recounted from this unusual and really helpful perspective.”
Alistair Begg

AColin S. Smithbout Colin S. Smith:
Colin S. Smith is Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. His preaching ministry is shared through the daily radio program, Unlocking the Bible and through his website, UnlockingtheBible.org.

Book Information:

  • Publisher: Christian Focus
  • ISBN:  9781781915585
  • Page Count: 96

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: March 16 – 22, 2015
  • Available Formats:  Paperback, .mobi eBook (Kindle), & .epub eBook (Nook, Apple iBooks)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Heaven, How I Got Here by Colin S. Smith. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

The Resurrection in Your Life: How the living Christ changes your world Book Cover The Resurrection in Your Life: How the living Christ changes your world
Mike McKinley
The Good Book Company
January 26, 2015
Paperback
144

Christians often spend time arguing that Jesus rose, but we forget to appreciate why it actually matters.

In the follow-up to his brilliant book on the cross, Passion, US pastor and well-known author Mike McKinley considers the revolutionary consequences for each of us of Christ's resurrection, ascension and the sending of his Spirit.

Walk through Luke 24 and Acts 1-2 and discover how the reality that Jesus lives can and should change every aspect of our world.

Whether you're a new or a mature Christian, let the joy, peace, confidence and purpose of the resurrection flood into your everyday life.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for The Resurrection in Your Life: How the living Christ changes your world by Mike McKinley. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“This is an helpful and easy to read book.”
Reviewer: Xi Ming
Rating: 3 Stars

“This book would make an excellent disciple or small group study tool.”
Reviewer: Jason Delgado
Rating: 3 Stars

“The author does a good job reminding us that we have a living Lord. A pleasant read.”
Reviewer: Val Belley
Rating: 3 Stars

“This is a great introduction on the resurrection.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 3 Stars

“This is a good book that will help you to understand how to live in light of the resurrection.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a great book to read on the resurrection.”
Reviewer: Kenneth Clayton
Rating: 4 stars

“This book serves as a simple introductory guide to the Resurrection and how it applies to all Christians.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a helpful book to read as we lead up to Easter regardless of whether the reader is a seeker or a confirmed follower of Christ.”
Reviewer: Kaye Chalwell
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is a must have.”
Reviewer: Jason Brueckner
Rating: 5 Stars

“Whether you aren’t a Christian, a new Christian or one who has been walking with the Lord for a long time this book is for you.”
Reviewer: Lisa Johnson
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book as a short, easy to read, yet informative and inspiring, exposition of the meaning of Christ’s resurrection for the daily life of believers.”
Reviewer: Barry Simmons
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is perfect for new Christians and also for those who may want to refresh themselves on this important biblical text.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 4 Stars

“Reading The Resurrection in Your Life will help remind you of what He did, and will point you to the ways that He’s making us.”
Reviewer: Faith Farrell
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is helpful, biblical and practical.
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“I’d encourage you to pick up a copy and give it a quick read. It won’t take you long, but it will certainly remind you of the importance of Jesus’ resurrection for your life and lift your heart to worship our great, living, reigning Savior, Jesus Christ!”
Reviewer: Zach Ford
Rating: 4 Stars

“Overall I found the book to be interesting and helpful.”
Reviewer: Adam Blosser
Rating: 3 Stars

“The Resurrection In Your Life makes an excellent go-to preparation guide for the busy minister.”
Reviewer: Dianna Gardenhour
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 5 Stars

“I think pastors could give this book to almost any member of their congregation, and most would find their faith encouraged, their vision clarified and their zeal honed.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book looks at the biblical events of  Luke 24 and Acts 1 and 2 and the response of the disciples – and more importantly the response of the disciples of today.”
Reviewer: Karl Dumas
Rating: 4 Stars

“I think anyone who reads this book will find points where you are challenged.”
Reviewer: James Matichuk
Rating: 3 Stars

“The book expounds on the power of the resurrection by the work of the Holy Spirit through the proclamation of the gospel. Just as it did in the first church in the first century, it is able to do so today as well.”
Reviewer:  Ben Toh
Rating:  3 Stars

“Maybe, just maybe you or someone you know is at the end of their self-sufficient rope and that is truly where Life in Christ can begin, at the end of ourselves. This is McKinley’s heartbeat in this book – that life in a resurrected Christ changes everything. ”
Reviewer:  Louis Zinc
Rating:  5 Stars