Generation to Generation Book Review

 

I recently received a copy of Generation to Generation to read. Generation to Generation is the new book from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, written by the founders daughter, Yael Eckstein.

The sub title Passing on a Legacy of Faith to Our Children aptly describes this book.

Chapters include Shabbat, Passover, Shavuot, Tisha B’Av, the High Holy Day, Sukkot, Purim, and tzedakah. Within those chapters, discussions include teaching our children, priorities, gratitude, hope, forgiveness, faith, courage, generosity, and more.
Generation to Generation Book Review

 

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 by Orthodox Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, whose vision for building bridges of understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews has been translated into the largest Christian-supported humanitarian agency helping Jews in Israel and around the world. You can learn more about the organization and Rabbi Eckstein here.

For more than 2,000 years, the Jewish people have preserved and maintained their faith from generation to generation, despite being exiled from their land and suffering persecutions, pogroms, and even the Holocaust, where six million Jewish women, men, and children were killed at the hands of the Nazis. In her book, Generation to Generation, Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein unlocks the keys to how the Jewish people have successfully passed on the legacy of faith through the family,  and offers insights into how Christians can incorporate these principles within their own families to pass on a strong and living faith.

 

Yael Eckstein Generation to Generation Book Review

 

The author, Yael Eckstein, is President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, the largest provider of humanitarian aid in Israel.  You can find more info about her on the book site, www.generationbook.org

 

Generation to Generation Book Review

 

You can tell how good a book is by how many pages you mark! This was not just for a picture. These are actual markers I placed while I read this book.

 

Generation to Generation Book Review

 

I love that at the end of every chapter there are 3 pages to help you see where what was discussed in that chapter is mentioned in the New Testament, Family Talk – family discussion questions, and Bible verses to memorize.

In this example you find out how Tisha B’av is mentioned. These pages are very informative. You just may see a connection that you haven’t seen before.

 

Generation to Generation Book Review

 

Depending on the ages of your children, you may be able to read these Family Talk questions just as they are. For younger kids, you can easily simplify the questions to their level.

At the bottom of this page is a section just for parents. These sections will encourage and inspire you to learn and live these principals with your children every day.

 

Generation to Generation Book Review

 

The page of Bible memory verses includes selections from both the Old and the New Testaments. The verses vary in length. You choose which one, or more, will work for you family.

 

Generation to Generation Book Review

 

I highly recommend this book if you have children. I wish I had had this book when mine were younger! Yes, my kids are now grown. I still loved this book!

I highly recommend this book if you have ever delved into your Jewish roots, or would like to. You don’t have to have young kids to read this book! She does talk about kids a lot, but the book isn’t written for kids, it’s written for adults.

I highly recommend this book if you desire to learn how to share your faith with your children on a daily basis. The author shares many, many examples of how to live out the principles in this book. Ways to weave your faith into everything you do every day with your family.

Maybe you don’t have kids. Or like me, your kids are grown. Give this book to those in your life that do have kids. Grandparents, share this book with your kids, so they can share it with theirs.

 

For more information about Generation to Generation, and to purchase a copy, visit here.

 

 

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Before the Wrath DVD Review & Giveaway

 

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Have you heard of the term eschatology? Eschatology is a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind. In other words, the end times.

In this inspirational documentary, Before the Wrath, you’ll hear from researchers, anthropologists, theologists and eschatologists about newly discovered evidence from the time of Christ. This new evidence reveals how and why the rapture must occur. You will also see new biblical insight that gives us hope and helps us to prepare for what’s coming.

 

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Before the Wrath starts with Jesus, where he lived, the people, the culture. Not only was Jesus a Jew, he was a Galilean. So were all his disciples. The Galileans had developed their own customs, different from the rest of the area where they lived. Jesus spoke to his disciples and his followers, referencing these customs, so they all knew exactly what he was talking about.

We, as modern day Christians, do not know about these customs. So we often miss these references.

The discussion of the Last Supper and communion is fascinating. It covers some cultural comparisons between a Galilean wedding and the last supper that I have never heard before. But that makes so much sense now!

 

The way the betrothed couple behaves after the betrothal compared to Jesus, what he says at the Last Supper, and what he says about returning are extremely similar when compared culturally.

 

Before the Wrath

 

No one knew the day and the hour of a Galilean wedding. Not even the bride and the groom. Only the father. It was a surprise wedding! Wow. See the comparison?

 

We’re not supposed to deal with the actual date. We are supposed to deal with the preparation.

 

 

 

The symbolism of the bridegroom going to his bride is breath taking when you see how the wedding ceremony compares to Jesus’s return.

 

Satan hates marriage because of what it represents. A microcosm of what awaits in heaven. A picture of what will be fulfilled when it comes (the rapture).

 

In discussing marriage, some of the statistics given were alarming to me. You can tell Satan hates marriage, and will do anything to stop or end it.

 

I am fascinated with this film! In case you couldn’t tell by the number of times I said fascinated. lol  I have just barely touched on the topics covered. It’s going to take more than one watching, for sure! You are going to want to get the DVD so you can watch it multiple times. I know I do!

 

Before the Wrath was released on March 3, 2020 by Ingenuity Films.

Before the Wrath narrators and experts include:

Narrated by Kevin Sorbo
(God’s Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys)

Jack Hibbs
Theologist and Host of ‘Real Life’ on SiriusXM

Amir Tsarfati
Founder and President of Behold Israel

Jan Markell
Founder of Olive Tree Ministries

JD Farag
Theologist and Eschatologist

Scott McConnell
Executive Director of LifeWay Research

Jay McCarl
Ancient Middle Eastern Anthropologist

Lizette Dillinger
Qualitative Director at LifeWay Research.

 

Before the Wrath is award winning!

  • #1-selling documentary DVD on Amazon for three straight months.
  • #4-selling film in America during a time in April behind JUMANJI, 1917 and FROZEN 2.
  • #1-selling film on Christian Cinema, even after three months.
  • Nominated for multiple film awards including best documentary and cinematography.

For more information, visit the Before the Wrath website.

You can also follow Before the Wrath on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Download a free discussion guide to help with a great understanding of Bible prophecy and the rapture.

Use the free Bible reading plan, a 5 day study of key passages that tie in with Before the Wrath.

 

Before the Wrath is fascinating, breath taking, and faith building!

 

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2 Hearts – Inspirational Movie Based on a True Story

 

 

Check out the trailer below for the new film 2 Hearts! I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie!

 

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For two couples the future unfolds in different decades and different places, but a hidden connection will bring them together in a way no one could have predicted. Based on an inspirational true story, 2 HEARTS is a romantic journey that celebrates life, love and generosity of spirit, and will strengthen our belief that miracles still happen.

 

2 HEARTS, rated PG13, from Freestyle Releasing/ AMT Productions, stars: Jacob Elordi (Euphoria; KISSING BOOTH), Tiera Skovbye (Riverdale, THE MIRACLE SEASON), Radha Mitchell (DREAMKATCHER; THE SHACK), Adan Canto (X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST; Designated Survivor)

 

2 Hearts in theaters October 16, 2020!

 

Fans are loving the trailer for 2 HEARTS! The trailer has 27 million views on YouTube, over 10 million views on Facebook, and nearly 60,000 views on Instagram!

 

 

For more information, visit the 2 Hearts website.

And check out their social media pages:

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

 

Look for my 2 Hearts review, and a giveaway, coming in September!

 

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A Few of NEW My Favorite Things – Books & Snacks!

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I’ve discovered a few new favorites things recently.

And replaced a well worn favorite.

 

A Few of My NEW Favorite Things

 

A Few of My Favorite Things – Books & Snacks!

 

The Piggy in the Puddle has been a favorite of mine for years. I love reading it out loud. It is so much fun! As you can tell by the book on the right in this picture, it didn’t really survive my kids. lol

Now that we are fostering, and have grandkids, I need a new book to share with them! If you’ve never read this book with your kids, you really must!

 

The Piggy in the Puddle book

 

 

If you like to try new snacks, then Snack Nation just might be your new BFF. lol You pick how many snacks you want, if you want it one time or every month. Then enjoy your snacks!

A fun way to try new products and enjoy some you already love. Makes for an easy family movie or game night. The snacks are delivered for you!

 

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If you’ve never seen a National Geographic book, you have been missing out! The quality is top notch. Here are my two newest books.

 

The Treasury of Bible Stories includes stories from Genesis to Daniel.

Treasury of Bible Stories

 

The illustrations in this book are amazing. I’m excited to share this book with my grandkids. They will love it! I know I do.

 

Treasury of Bible Stories

 

Among the stories are sections that cover Bible facts, and some science. Like the one below about rainbows.

 

Treasury of Bible Stories

 

The Encyclopedia of American Indian History & Culture is an amazing book! I wish I had had it when we were homeschooling and my kids were learning about Native Americans.

 

Encyclopedia of American Indian History & Culture

 

The contents are divided according to the regions of the country. Making it easy to find exactly what you are looking for.
Encyclopedia of American Indian History & Culture

 

The pictures and information are combined in a way to make it easy to read and learn.

 

Encyclopedia of American Indian History & Culture

 

Timelines are included, making this a great reference book, too.

 

Encyclopedia of American Indian History & Culture

 

That may have been picture over load, lol, but I wanted you to see how awesome these books are!

Hopefully, some of my new favorites become some of your new favorites!

 

 

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Jeremy Camp – Ask Me Anything

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Back in May, I had a review and giveaway of the movie I Still Believe. (Giveaway now over)

If you remember, I Still Believe (available on Amazon) is the story of Jeremy Camp and his first wife, Melissa. if you still haven’t seen the movie, check out my review.

 

I Still Believe Movie Review & Giveaway

 

Part of that giveaway, was the chance for you to send Jeremy Camp a question. Now that Ask Me Anything video is available!

 

 

Did your Ask me Anything question to Jeremy Camp get answered? Let me know!!

 

 

 

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I Still Believe Movie Review & Giveaway

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I Still Believe was released in theaters on March 13, 2020. It was the #2 movie opening weekend. It was the #3 movie overall.

Then the movie theaters shut down during the pandemic. I Still Believe was rushed to video on demand on March 27th.

 

I Still Believe Movie Review & Giveaway

 

I Still Believe became available May 5th, on BLU-RAY, DVD, and digital. It stars KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Gary Sinise and Shania Twain.

 

Check out the I Still Believe trailer….

 

I Still Believe is the real life story of singer Jeremy Camp. The movie starts when he was a teenager, follows him to college, starting his music career, meeting and marrying his wife, Melissa. His story doesn’t end there, though, it’s just getting started.

Melissa, who was diagnosed with cancer in college, was healed of her cancer. It returned right after their wedding. Trusting God through the bad times is a very big theme of this movie.

 

Here’s a favorite quote of mine from Melissa Camp in the movie….

God grants healing. Miracles do happen. Yet to another, His call is to suffer, even die. They both have value. Each is a chapter in a bigger story.

Suffering doesn’t destroy faith. It refines it.

 

I have an exclusive clip for you! The wedding scene from I Still Believe!

 

 

I Still Believe is an amazing story of God’s love, the power of prayer, miracles, and accepting His will. What if God doesn’t want me to be healed? What if it means losing a loved one?

This movie doesn’t end on a sad note, though. We see what happened after Melissa’s death. The music Jeremy wrote, and what God did in his life.

I loved this movie! Since I watched this movie for free online to do this review, I ran out to the store to buy my own copy!

 

I Still Believe is rated PG. My kids are all adults now, but I would have watched this with any of my kids, at any age.

For more information, visit the I Still Believe website.

Follow I Still Believe on Facebook.

I Still Believe is available for purchase now on BLU-RAY, DVD, and Digital, on the Lionsgate website or Amazon.

 

I Still Believe – A Memoir is also available on Amazon. This story behind the movie has been revised to coincide with the release of the movie.

 

Enter to win an I Still Believe Prize Pack!

 

One winner will receive the following Prize Pack:

 

FREE digital edition of I STILL BELIEVE

I STILL BELIEVE pop socket (for your smartphone)

I STILL BELIEVE wristband

Exclusive Q&A with Jeremy Camp (via video)

 

~~Now’s your chance to ask Jeremy Camp a question!

 

Post your question for Jeremy to answer in his video — a question about the film, about his music, about his life… about his source of Hope… anything. This is the video that you will receive as part of your prize pack.

Your questions will be compiled with others and sent to Jeremy.  Jeremy will then answer select questions by video. He may end up answering your question!

Leave your question in the comments, it will also be an entry in the giveaway if you check it off on the giveaway form for below!

 

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CSB Life Essentials Study Bible Review & Giveaway

 

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I recently received the CSB Life Essentials Study Bible to use & review.  I have several Bibles that I use so I was excited to try out this new study Bible.

I have used this Bible for about 3 weeks now. I took it to drive in church twice, and used it watching church online last Sunday.

The Christian Standard Bible, CSB, stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity. Making it easier to read and study.

 

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This CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible features well known Bible teacher Dr. Gene Getz.

Dr. Getz guides readers through the Bible focusing on the 1,500 life principles found throughout the Bible. This help the reader to learn and apply the Bible to our lives.

 

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It was raining this past Sunday and we couldn’t have drive in church. So I propped this Bible up in front of my computer screen to watch our church online. The large print makes it easy to follow along with the pastor reading. Well, larger print than most Bibles, but it’s not a Large Print edition.

 

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The features of the CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible are many.

Commentary and application questions on 1,500 life principles
Topical index and cross references for all 1,500 life principles
250 hours of free in-depth video teaching to accompany each life principle
Two-color interior design
Smyth-sewn binding
Presentation page
Two-column text
Topical subheadings
Black-letter text
9-point type
Textual footnotes
Concordance
Full-color maps

 

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The verses in this Bible are on a white background. The Life Principles use a gray background. The Life Principles in the verses are highlighted in blue. Jesus’ words are not in read in this Bible.

 

The CSB Life Essentials Study Bible uses a multimedia digital study system with more than 250 hours of video teachings from Dr. Gene Getz. The reader can access these teachings through smartphone-accessible QR codes. You can see an example of the QR code below. When scanned, each one brings up a video that covers the principle in that section.

 

CSB Life Essentials Bible Review Giveaway

 

Here’s an example of a video from Matthew 2.

 

 

I love the easy readability of this Bible. Thanks to the different color backgrounds, it’s easy to tell where the verses are so you can continue reading. Then go back after and read the references and principles. Or read the section of verses on each page, then read the principles, before continuing to the next section. Whatever your Bible reading and studying style is, this Bible will work for you.

 

I will definitely keep using this Bible. The hard cover edition, like the one I have, makes it so easy to use this Bible. Whether in the car, in front of the computer, or on your lap in a church service.

 

For more information, visit the CSB Life Essentials Study Bible website.

For more infomation about this translation, visit here.

You can also find the CSB Bible on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

CSB Life Essentials Study Bible is available on Amazon.

 

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