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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Four Letter Words review and giveaway!


      I just finished the most amazing and life changing book called Four Letter Words.  Wow!  Where should I start? I highlighted sentences, underlined quotes and read pages aloud to my husband.  Everyone, Christians and non-believers alike, should read this book!  It answers questions that many are too afraid to discuss. The author, Bill Giovannetti, is entertaining as he enlightens the world to the truth of the Bible and God.  This book will change your life and possibly save it.
   The four letter words addressed are as follows:

   Each chapter covers "Touchy Ideas" and "Touchy Scriptures" before address the subject.  For example, in the chapter of "EVIL" one "Touchy Idea" is "Evil originated with Satan, and entered the human race through mankind's free choice."  "EVIL" is not an easy subject to talk about but Giovannetti does an amazing job of helping us do just that.  He goes on to give us "Touchy Scriptures" to reinforce what the Bible says about each topic.  At the end of the chapter there are "Talking Points"- my favorite part!  Bill Giovannetti wrote these just for me!  In a loving and compassionate way, he discusses how to talk to others about what you have learned.  
   One of chapters, "OUCH", really hit home with me.  In it C.S. Lewis is quoted as saying, "You asked for a loving God: you have one.  The great spirit you so lightly invoked... is present: not a senile benevolence that drowsily wishes you to be happy in your own way... but the consuming fire Himself, the Love that made the worlds...".  God LOVES us so very much and wants us to follow Him.  Free will is a choice, but there is a very dear price to pay.   "He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son does not have life." (1 John 5:11, 12)
   I was greatly encouraged by Four Letter Words.  The book answered so many of my questions about other religions, why evil exists and bad things happen as well as why I believe what I believe.  Faith is a huge part but there is so much more to share!  Four Letter Words has strengthened my faith and shown me that telling friends and acquaintances about God is absolutely necessary.  I am better equipped and more confident because of Bill Giovannetti's study of difficult questions.  *This book is a must read for everyone!*

About Four Letter Words:

Thou shalt tolerate every opinion... except the Christian's. Today's postmodern "prime directive" leaves many followers of Jesus tongue-tied. In the global village, isn't it unreasonable, and even dangerous, to suggest that the Bible has a monopoly on truth?

The church needs a new breed of Christ-follower. We need Christ-followers who are alert to today's touchy ideas, the truths that fire up more heat than light. We need Christ-followers who can make a clear case for the Bible's worldview; who are ready to help our friends think through their beliefs; who can recognize inconsistencies and challenge them; and who can do all of this with humility, confidence, humor, and love. For more information visit http://fourletterwords.org.

About Bill Giovannetti:

Dr. Bill Giovannetti is a professor at A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary and the senior pastor of Neighborhood Church of Redding. An experienced speaker and author, Bill informs the mind in ways that touch the heart. He enjoys life with his wife and two kids in northern California. For more information about Bill and his other books, visit  http://maxgrace.wordpress.com  and http://fourletterwords.org

About the Giveaway!  

Bill is celebrating the new Kindle edition of Four Letter Words (for only $4.99)! He’ll be traveling coast to coast over the next few weeks on this virtual book tour and he's celebrating by hosting a great giveaway!

Click here  to find out how you can win two gift certificates to Amazon (in the amount of $50 and $25) and free downloads of his yet-to-be-released title, Recession-Proof: Living a God-Blessed Life in a Messed Up World.

The whole scoop here!
*I was given a copy of Four Letter Words by Litfuse Publications in exchange for my honest review.*

1 comment:

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Sounds like something I need to add to my to read list!