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Weekly Wrap-Up for the week ending on November 4, 2018

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So this past week provided the close of another installment of Write 31 Days.  While I did not manage to get everything posted exactly on time, I did manage to write 31 posts for the month.  The posts were not necessarily as detailed as I wanted them to be, so do not be surprised to see me revisit some of them in the months to come.

This week also saw our family move into a new realm.  We became the proud owners of a Pioneer Woman Instant Pot, even if it did take two tries to get it right.  When we brought the first one home Wednesday night and took it out of the box, a large dent marred the otherwise beautiful perfection.  So we returned it the next day for another one, which we made sure to check in the store.  So even though we have not actually used it yet, we are excited to own it.

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This week also saw our youngest son enter the realm of tennis.  He joined a local homeschool class for tennis.  Even though it was his first time playing, he really enjoyed himself and was glad he had the opportunity to participate.

So what has been going on with your family?  I would love to hear from you.  Also, if you would like to read what other members of the Home School Review are posting about this week, click here or on the graphic below.

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Review of “30 Days to Understanding the Bible: Unlocking the Scriptures in 15 Minutes a Day” by Max Anders

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As a Christian and as a mother, I recognize the importance of having Bible study reference material on hand that present the Bible in a way that prompts comprehension.  For many years, one of my favorite resources has been 30 Days to Understanding the Bible:  Unlocking the Scriptures in 15 Minutes a Day.  So when I had the opporunity to participate on the launch team for the latest version of this book, I was thrilled with the opportunity.

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Dr. max Anders authored over 25 book including the bestselling 30 Days to Understanding the Bible as well served as the general editor of the 32-volume Holman Bible Commentary series.  Teaching at both the college and seminary level, he also is a veteran pastor.  He provides resoures and discipleship strategies at his website http://www.maxanders.com all to assist people in their spiritual growth.

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Regradless of what you want to learn about the Bible, you will find something to captivate your interest in this book.  Designed to take 15 minutes a day, the material is broke down into manageable size pieces.  The guide is designed to be simple and easy to use.  For over 30 years, this book has bee recommended by both Bible teachers and pastors alike.  This expanded thirtieth anniversary edition includes many features previously removed from the original edition.  It has been restored and updated for the readers of today.

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With tables, charts, fill-in-the-blanks and more, this book provides a wealth of information for those wanting to learn more about the Bible.  I love the length of the lessons and the resources provided.  One of my favorite resources is the 13-week plan  that helps teachers with an effective tool for teaching the Bible in 30 days.  Obviously this book is not meant to be a complete and comprehensive, in-depth study.  However, it does an excellent job of providing a wide scope of information.

The book includes sections on:

  • the Old Testament
  • the New Testament
  • the Great Doctrines of the Bible
  • NanoSummary of the Bible
  • How to Master the Bible So Well that the Bible Masters You
  • Teaching Plan
  • plus Bonus Chapters

The bonus chapters include:

  • A Comparison of the Four Gospels
  • The Parables of Jesus
  • Miracles of the Bible
  • Messianic Prophecies
  • Passover and the Lord’s Supper
  • The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • Distinctiveness of Christianity
  • Different Literary Forms in the Bible

These additional sections provide a wealth of information that is worth reading.  This book is perfect for anyone desiring to learn more about the Bible without having to devote hours a day to the process.  With the interactive nature of the book, it provides a great guide for basically people of all ages.  As a homeschooling mother, I feel this book is perfect for both individuals and families alike who want to learn more about the Bible.  So if you are looking for a wonderful resource to help with Bible study, check out this book for yourself.