Monday, April 18, 2011

Asking the Hard Questions

The Take Action Bible asks the difficult questions that cause Christians to evaluate living their faith through works. The one question that really stood out: "How do you want to be a blessing to the world?" A few years ago, I would have had a three-point answer written down on paper, but when I read this question, I realized how self-centered and small-minded I have become. The questions really inspired some heart-searching.

The people featured in this Bible are little short of amazing. From a tiny girl selling lemonade to a man battling HIV, these heroes of faith inspire the reader to really engage with the Word and look for opportunities to live it out amongst the unsaved. The list of 52 action ideas at the end are superb for getting your mind thinking about how to live a faith of action!

Because the colored illustrated pages are so thick and the Bible pages are so thin, the book is difficult to flip through, which makes it more of a specialty Bible than one to take to Bible study or church. I would be thrilled if the Take Action Bible was a devotional: including more stories and only relevant sections of Scripture (since most Christians already own other Bibles). However, the New King James version definitely flows beautifully and is easy to understand. I also loved the spaces to journal and record answers to the questions.

Thank you Booksneeze for giving me a copy of this book for review!

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