Tuesday, December 15, 2009

40 Loaves Book Review and Giveaway

About This Book

“Why don’t I have more faith?”
“Why am I so bored with Jesus?”
“Why are Christians so hard for me to like?”

There are many questions we’re not
supposed to ask when playing by the religious rules. It makes people uncomfortable. So why is it that Jesus invited questions and even asked some of them himself? What is it that you’re afraid to ask God? It’s a risky prospect to begin asking–but far riskier to continue simply trying to get by without knowing. Author C. D. Baker asked himself 40 soul-searching questions which started a conversation in his heart and ultimately showed him more about God than He ever expected.

Can we become more honest with who we really are and find who God says He really is at the same time? Come
indulge yourself in daily readings with an honest exploration of your secret fears and thoughts, and know that you will always be welcomed in God’s unconditional love.

Search me, O God … and know my anxious thoughts.
–Psalm 139:23 NIV

About The Author:

C. David Baker founded an award-winning business before redirecting his career to write full-time from his small farm in Bucks County , Pennsylvania . He is the author of eight books, including six novels, one of which was nominated for a Christy Award. He has contributed articles to the Christian History Institute’s international publication Glimpses, and to Christian Singles magazine. Baker has a Master’s degree in theological studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland .

You can read PDF excerpts of 40 Loaves by C.D. Baker here

My Review:

This is a wonderful little devotional that will be an encouragement to all who read it. It touches on topics that many of us think we are scared to ask, because we might be seen as weak. Some of the topics covered include:

*Why Do I care so much about my reputation?
*Why are some Christians so hard to like?
*Why am I bored with church, the Bible, and Jesus?
*Why am I always stuck in the past?
*and many more....

This book was very well organized and I love that the devotionals are short but full of content! Each chapter is a small devotional, with Food For Thought questions to ask yourself and a scripture passage to encourage the reader.

This book makes you realize that even if you don't outwardly ask these questions, we all think about them and need to deal with them, or we will never be all we can be in Christ Jesus. And He wants all of us.

40 Loaves would be a perfect gift for anyone in your life who needs a boost of confidence and encouragement, as well as for those who are confident in their Christian walk and need encouragement from time to time. This would be the perfect devotional to kickstart the upcoming new year!

With Christmas only 9 days away, 40 Loaves will be the perfect stocking stuffer!

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  1. One of the books from the WaterBrook Multnomah site that I would love to read is One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life written by Kerry Shook and Chris Shook.

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