Sunday, April 12, 2020

101 Important Words of the Bible - A Review

Important Words
of the

Len Woods

The author presents a set of 101 devotional readings based on keywords found in the Scriptures. The entries are listed in somewhat Biblical order based on the key verse for each word as chosen by the author. The first word is God. “In the beginning, God …” (Gen. 1:!). However, these are not in a logical order. For example, “Day” is word number 48 and is associated with Joel 2:31 “The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.” Each devotional entry is two pages in length. They are devotional in nature - their purpose is not scholarship but discipleship. They are helpful and designed to help the believer’s faith to grow. Following the 101 devotionals are a group of discussion questions allowing the reader to apply the devotional in some way.

The major problem with the book is accessing the words. If the reader wants to see if something is said about a particular word, he or she will need to scan the entire list - not long, but time-consuming - particularly if the word does not exist. A quick scan might easily lead to missing an existing entry. An electronic copy would make searching the book a bit easier.

The book would easily serve as a daily devotional for three months and would fit well into a church library.

This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.

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