July 16 2011 Christian Literature Newsletter
Ah...the dog days of summer are upon us. School shopping lists have been placed out in stores, festivals are occurring everywhere, and all around me people are wishing for cooler temperatures. It signifies a change is coming. While we are at the height of summer, it will soon decline and give way to a new season.
Season....we regularly think of the term as divisions, a crop growing period, or a term used to mean spicing things up. The definitions I have been most closely drawn to this week; however, are those stating, "An indefinite or unspecified period of time; a while" and "a proper or suitable time." Our lives are in flux...a constant state of change...we go through seasons. Indeed, our world does, too, as we welcomed a new country, The Republic of South Sudan, this week. I am most reminded of a verse in Daniel (Daniel 2:21) which states, "He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;" God has a plan for us; we merely need to seek Him.
One of the ways we seek God is through his Word. Accordingly, we need a Bible that is accurate and represents God's word without changing it. This week, I began a three part series which examines different Bibles. The first article can be found here.....
I also reviewed a book written by a great children's author, Max Elliot Anderson. His new book, When The Lights Go Out, will be released in August. Amazon.com is currently taking pre-orders.
(Summary: When The Lights Go Out
As we approach the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Max Elliot Anderson has written a new book geared toward boys ages 8--12 which commemorates the day and the hereos who emerged from that act of terrorism.)
Drop by the forum and share your thoughts. What do you remember about 9/11? In the words of country singer, Alan Jackson, "where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?"
Lyn Sedmina, Christian Literature Editor
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