Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mosaics Review:A Tale of 2 Kingdoms&God's Unfolding Story of Salvation

A Tale of Two Kingdoms God's Unfolding Story of Salvation: The Christ-Centered Biblical Storyline
About the Books:
A Tale of Two Kingdoms:
A great tool to assist the keen Bible student, A Tale of Two Kingdoms carefully traces the unfolding history of salvation described in the Holy Scriptures as it presents the antagonism between the kingdom of Christ and the kingdom of Satan. Over the centuries the physical gives way to the spiritual and Christ and His church are presented as the fulfillment of prophecy. Finally, the kingdom, which is not of this world, appears in apocalyptic vision to defeat the kingdom of darkness. The author details what went on in the silent years between the testaments. She concludes with the eschatological views of representative Apostolic Fathers. Yes, the Christ is on the throne and will soon appear in glory at His second advent. This overview of the Scriptures is presented in an interesting and evangelistic way.

God's Unfolding Story of Salvation:
No one can appreciate the size or shape of a forest without flying over top to view the big picture. The Bible is like a forest and individual books are similar to trees. Studying small portions of Scripture is worthwhile and necessary. Nevertheless one of the first steps of discipleship after salvation should be an understanding of the big picture in the Bible. God's Unfolding Story of Salvation teaches believers that the biblical storyline is Christ-centered.
 
About the Author:
 Heather Kendall has an Honours B.A. from York University. Blessed to be born into a Christian home, she developed a longing to know God better and to hunger for His word at a young age. She is a Sunday School teacher and a ladies’ Bible study leader. This book is her personal journey through time to discover God’s truth. Heather lives in Innisfil, Ontario, with her husband Barry. They have three grown children.

My Review:
 Heather Kendall has put together quite a treat for those of us longing to satisfy that spiritual hunger associated with wanting to dive head long into a deep Bible study of the chronological events of the Bible. A Tale of Two Kingdoms, is a book to assist you with the companion Bible study guide God's Unfolding Story of Salvation. But A Tale of Two Kingdoms can also be used as a stand alone book. It can be used in this way because it is the authors in depth commentary on a journey through the scriptures.  God's Unfolding Story of Salvation, is a bible study along the same lines as the previous book as it is just doing a more in depth of scripture overall. I do feel that these books are better used separately.

 The author has provided wonderful insight into the thoughts and plans of our Creator. I enjoyed her study very much. It is perfect for an adult to use but I would go as far as to say that my high schooler could use it also.The US retail price for each of the books are as follows A Tale of Two Kingdoms--$23.00 and God's Unfolding Story of Salvation--$22.00. If you would like to learn more about the author you can at this link.

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