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Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Whether you already love and read the Bible regularly or are just beginning your Christian journey, The Good Book by Deron Spoo is a must-have resource. The Good Book offers a user-friendly guide to the Bible’s biggest ideas. A chapter from the Bible accompanies each chapter of the book, which helps readers understand the context and content of the Scripture passages in a way that can open the whole Bible. It’s designed as a forty-day journey through forty key chapters of the Bible.


The Good Book: 40 Chapters That Reveal the Bible’s Biggest Ideas (David C. Cook, April 2017)
The Good Book offers a user-friendly guide to the Bible’s biggest ideas. 
A chapter from the Bible accompanies each chapter of the book, which helps readers understand the context and content of the Scripture passages in a way that can open the whole Bible.
Designed as a forty-day journey through forty key chapters of the Bible, The Good Book will appeal to those who already love and read the Bible regularly as well as to those who are just beginning their Christian journey.
The Good Book:
—is a great evangelism tool for explaining the major themes of Scripture to those who want to know more about God, Jesus, and the core beliefs of Christianity;
—gives new believers an overview of the Bible and lays a framework to help them understand Scripture passages;
—helps longtime Christians rediscover the basic themes of Scripture and experience these truths in a new way; and
—encourages Scriptural literacy as it pushes readers to read both one chapter of the book and one chapter of the Bible each day for forty days.
The Good Book is great for individuals, and it can also be used by small groups in an eight-week church-wide program or a forty-week journey that focuses on one Bible chapter each week. The Good Book will help people understand and live by the transformative truths of the Bible.
Deron Spoo


Deron Spoo is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over the past 16 years, Spoo has guided the church as it transitions from being simply a downtown church to a regional church committed to urban ministry. Church members describe him as “down to earth” and “authentic.” His television devotionals, “First Things First,” reach 100,000 people each week. Spoo is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Paula, have three children.
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I really enjoyed reading this book. I found it fascinating and it allowed me to go deeper in the word. The author explained at the beginning of the book the difference between Old and New Testament. In his reference he said "Older Testament is the faith history of the Hebrew people. The New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven books written in the Greek language by the first followers of Christ." We know that the Bible has been rewritten and interpreted many times over. So the question arises " Which is the original and true depiction of the Bible?

The book starts in Genesis where everything was pure and beautiful. It is a good picture to see that God's intention was for mankind to live in beauty and without any sickness or suffering. What changed that? We can look further in the chapter and see where things went wrong. I loved how the author breaks down scriptures and shows us what the word means. It is very in-depth and powerful. At the end of each chapter is a Reflection. It really makes you take a look at yourself and see where there are areas you need to work on in in your life.

One of my favorite chapters was Matthew 6. In the scriptures it talks about worry. That is one thing I have struggles with for a long time. God doesn't want us to worry because He has provided our needs. "Jesus commands us not to be concerned with what is around us (clothes) or what is in us (food)." We all have a tendency to worry, but I am reminded that worry doesn't change anything.

Another chapter that really stood out for me was Job. I remember this book from the Bible so well. Job suffered many losses, suffered terrible diseases yet He still trusted God. It is hard to trust when you are in the middle of a battle. We question why we are suffering and when will it stop. This chapter was so powerful to me because it reminded me once again that " great suffering produces great faith."  We need to keep our eyes focused on God and not our circumstances.

I have really enjoyed this book and it has encouraged me in many ways. Each chapter I read gave me  insight in His Word and helped me walk through some challenges I face in my life. I cannot recommend this book enough. It is thought provoking, encouraging and life changing.

I received a copy of this book from a LitFuse. The review is my own opinion.

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