Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Passages: A Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

About The Book:

Through his own story and the remarkable experiences of others, Brian Hardin inspires you to read the Bible for the adventure it is. In Passages, he answers your questions about reading Scripture, encourages you with practical ideas, and shows you that reading the Bible every day will change your life.

Many Christians feel guilty when they think of reading the Bible. Though they want to love reading Scripture, they rarely have time for more than a few verses on the run. But the Bible is not meant to be a burden. It is the story of God’s passionate love for His children. It is also not a book of mystical incantations. It is a best friend offering counsel and companionship. And it is not a distant relic, but something very near. Near enough, in fact, to be every reader’s story. So how do Christians delight in this story rather than see it as a source of failure? The founder of the immensely popular Daily Audio Bible, Brian Hardin shows readers how reading through the Bible in a year will change their life and the lives of others. Passages shows readers how to read the Bible and offers practical ideas for immersing themselves in God’s life-giving words. Here readers will discover that reading the Bible can be a breathtaking adventure.

You can read an excerpt of Passages, here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

Brian Hardin is a speaker, photographer, record producer and an ordained minister. In 2006, he created the Daily Audio Bible, an online podcast that now delivers 1.5 million downloads a month. He has produced over 150 albums and works with artists and the arts extensively. He is married to Christian musician Jill Parr.

Author Website:

My Review:

As another new year approaches many people think about resolutions and things they will do differently then the year prior. One thing that I have always said is that I will read through the whole Bible in a year. I can actually say that I have done that now twice, once very quickly (in 90 days) and once more slowly, a little each day of the year. Actually, in my lifetime, I have read through the entire Bible five times.

 But it has not always been easy, more often then not it has seemed like something I "had" to do, not wanted to. And that is not what reading the Bible should be, it should be a joyful experience.

Author Brian Hardin has come up with a book that gives amazingly practical, easy to implement ideas that will allow you to not only read through the Bible in a year, but also get immersed in what you are reading and allow it to change your life.  Not only does he give fantastic ideas, but also included are three different reading plans for the reader to use. He uses many personal experiences as well to show why it is so important to incorporate daily Bible reading as part of our lives. This is the perfect book for a new Christian and even for those of us who have been a Christian for a long time and need to be encouraged to get back into the Word of God on a regular basis.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Passages at your favorite bookseller, from Zondervan when it releases in January 2012

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***I received a complimentary copy of the above book, as a member of the Zondervan Blogger Club, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


  1. I would read Ambition. Many thanks. Anne. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. I am an e-mail subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. made to Crave looks interesting. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com