BOOK EXTRACT – Reflecting God's Glory to a watching world

This is another extract from Phil Moore's new book on Genesis:CAT’S EYES (1:26-31)“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27)Percy Shaw knew the Bradford-to-Halifax road, but he needed some help one night in 1933. The Yorkshire fog had descended thick and fast, and the winding road had ravines on either side. He strained his eyes to see through the fog, and suddenly two bright lights made him slam on his brakes i … [Read more...]

BOOK EXTRACT – Straight to the heart of Genesis

Yesterday I shared an extract from Phil Moore's introduction to Genesis. Today we continue to hear from him on this vital book of the Bible:CREATOR GOD (1:1-31)“Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” (Genesis 1:2-3)Every culture has its own creation story. The Hebrews had heard a lot of them. The Mesopotamians told them that their god Mardu … [Read more...]

BOOK EXTRACT – Straight to the heart of – New books available from Phil Moore

It is a real joy for me to lend my blog over the next few days once again to extracts from my friend Phil Moore’s new series of books that aim to get “Straight to the Heart” of the Bible’s message (available on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com). I have previously shared extracts from his other volumes which you can also read. I commended this series of books as follows:Want to understand the Bible better? Don’t have the time or energy to read complicated commentaries? The book you have in your hand … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo’s book reviews from Brighton

Having spoken just yesterday about the fine line between self-promotion and hiding one's light under a bushel, it might surprise you that I would share a video at the begining of this post in which  Terry Virgo (who incidentally has recently joined Facebook) begins his slot recommending books at the Brighton conference by commending mine. There are a number of reasons why I feel very comfortable doing this, however.Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, Terry's book review segments have been … [Read more...]

GUEST POST – Power for Mission

Today we conclude this series of guest posts from Phil Moore's excellent new series of Straight to the Heart books. They will be available at Together On a Mission which begins tomorrow. We conclude in Acts with a precious promise of power for ministry:THE PROMISE (1:8)“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)When General Marshall became Chief-of-Staff to t … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Straight to the heart of Acts

The next post comes from Straight to the Heart of Acts:INTRODUCTION: ORDINARY PEOPLE, EXTRAORDINARY GOD“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realised that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and took note that these men had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13)In 30AD, Jesus of Nazareth looked to have been an utter failure. If you don’t understand that, then you will miss the message of the book of Acts. It is a record of survival through adversity, triumph against a … [Read more...]

GUEST POST – Revelation is all about Jesus

This guest post comes from Straight to the heart of Revelation:THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST (1:1)“The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place…that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 1:1-2)The book of Revelation is about Jesus Christ. I know that some people will tell you that it’s all about beasts, barcodes, timelines, trumpets and judgments, but they’ve missed the point. It’s much more than an encrypte … [Read more...]

GUEST POST – Straight to the heart of Revelation

The following post is an extract from Straight to the heart of Revelation:INTRODUCTION: GOD IS ON THE THRONE“And they cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.’” (Revelation 7:10)The President of the United States rules from the Oval Office. He sits on a chair behind the impressive Resolute desk and in front of the carpeted Seal of the President. The whole room is designed, in the words of President Bartlet in the TV series ‘The Wes … [Read more...]

GUEST POST- Phil Moore on Holy Joe

This post is an extract from Straight to the Heart of Matthew:HOLY JOE (1:18-25)“Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.” (Matthew 1:19)In June 2009, the American financier Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison. For almost two decades, his Madoff Securities had offered a mouth-watering 10% return on investments, but he had been uncovered as a fraudster. Even though his company loo … [Read more...]

GUEST POST – Straight to the heart of Matthew

It is a real joy for me to lend my blog over the next few days to extracts from my friend Phil Moore's new series of books that aim to get "Straight to the Heart" of the Bible's message. I commended these books as follows:Want to understand the Bible better? Don't have the time or energy to read complicated commentaries? The book you have in your hand could be the answer. Allow Phil Moore to explain and then apply God's message to your life. Think of this book as the Bible's message … [Read more...]


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