Acts (Straight to the Heart Series: 60 Bite-Sized Insights)
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The Straight to the Heart is a series of devotional commentaries for those who appreciate the insights and sound research found in commentaries but find scholarly writing dry and lacking in personal application. The books in the series do not cover the whole text, but focus on key sections which communicate the main themes of each book. Although the tone is light, the text is full of useful application and backed by substantial scholarship. Its clear, thought-provoking insights will feed both mind and soul.
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Monarch Books
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.00 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Straight to the Heart Commentary
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In 30 AD, Jesus of Nazareth looked to have been an utter failure. If you don't understand that, then you will miss the message of the book of Acts. It is a record of survival through adversity, triumph against all odds, and victory snatched from the jaws of defeat. It is the story of a group of ordinary people who turned the tide of history through the power of their extraordinary God.
Straight to the Heart of Acts is one of a series of devotional commentaries, which allow people to get to grips with each book of the Bible one bite at a time. Phil Moore does not cover the whole of each book, but rather focuses on key sections which together form a useful introduction. There will be 25 volumes in all, each containing 60 readings. The short chapters are punchy and relevant, yet crammed with fascinating scholarship.
"Phil Moore has served us magnificently."
"Most commentaries are dull. These are alive. Most commentaries are for scholars. These are for you "
"Think of these books as the Bible's message distilled for everyone."
ibjoy1953VirginiaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Straight to the Heart Series....ActsFebruary 17, 2012ibjoy1953VirginiaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Straight to the Heart Series Phil Moore...Book of Acts
This book starts out with 2 bite size chapters, one introducing the reader to the Straight to the heart series, and the second introducing ordinary people to an extraordinary God. Followed by 58 bite size chapters taken from the book of Acts. I first thought this was a commentary on the book of Acts, but it is more like a devotional, but it's actually much more and much deeper than a devotional. It would make a wonderful Bible study for yourself, or any number of groups. There are footnotes and references at the bottom of each page to futher your study too!
A few short chapter topics you will find here are: Prayer which moves God; The Promise; Starting Points; Betty Zane; When the Past Becomes a Problem; Job Decription; and several of my favorites are Paul's First and Second Missionary Journies and Paul's Journey to Rome.
There are so many Bible Studies, and Devotionals out today that are good, but I would rate this one as top of the line. The chapters are written in a way for you to have a short study, or to go futher and deeper into the Book of the Bible. I highly recommend Phil Moore's book on Acts to see for yourself what it is like. You will not be disappointed. After reading this one, I want more books in this series for myself.
This book was provided by Kregel Publishers for me to read and review. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions here are mine only.
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