Sunday, January 30, 2011

Deeper Into the Word: Reflections on 100 Words from the New Testament

Deeper Into the Word, Keri Wyatt Kent, 978-0-7642-0842-3

If I'm being fully honest here, I have a really hard time getting into devotional/non-fiction books. However I have to say I very much enjoyed this book. I found for me it was easier to take it slower (Read a few chapters a night, rather that read it straight through). This book was fantastic, I love how deep into the original meaning of some of the scriptures Keri Wyatt Kent went. In some places it really completely changed the understanding I had of the scripture used! I especially enjoyed the chapter about the word "Love". (As someone who did take Greek in college, I was aware a bit of the different meanings, but this book took me even deeper into that and made it much easier to understand and apply!) I love the section that talks about agape love, (I find that its almost over used in a lot of settings, but the author here opens us up to new understandings with it!) We know God is agape (self-sacrificing, unconditional love) but I was unaware that when Jesus tells us to love the Lord your God, its agapao, and again when he tells us to love our neighbor!
This book opened up a whole new understanding of God's wonders and love, I'm excited to get into the Bible and discover more of what God is saying to us!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

1 comment:

Keri Wyatt Kent said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to read Deeper into the Word, and writing such a fantastic review. I'm so delighted that you enjoyed it! Later this week I'll be giving away a few free copies at my blog, so I hope you and your readers will stop by and visit.
again, thanks for reviewing my book!