Saturday, July 14, 2012

Book Review: Passages

When LitFuse announced a blog tour for the book Passages by Brian Hardin, I was interested immediately.

A few years ago, with our brand-new iPod Nano, we had discovered podcasts.  And one of our favorites was the Daily Audio Bible.

We started listening probably around January 10, 2006, and listened to two a day for the weekdays in January in order to "catch up" and be "on track" for the rest of the year.

That was an amazing year.

This book is written by the guy who did most of the podcasts for Daily Audio Bible, so I was certainly interested in hearing more about him and his journey.

From the publisher:
Many Christians feel guilty when they think of reading the Bible. Though they want to love reading Scripture, they rarely have time for more than a few verses on the run. But the Bible is not meant to be a burden. It is the story of God's passionate love for His children. It is also not a book of mystical incantations. It is a best friend offering counsel and companionship. And it is not a distant relic, but something very near. Near enough, in fact, to be every reader's story. So how do Christians delight in this story rather than see it as a source of failure? The founder of the immensely popular Daily Audio Bible, Brian Hardin shows readers how reading through the Bible in a year will change their life and the lives of others.

Passages by Brian Hardin shows readers how to read the Bible and offers practical ideas for immersing themselves in God's life-giving words. Here readers will discover that reading the Bible can be a breathtaking adventure. 
I did enjoy the book.  Brian always seems to be in touch with reality, and the challenge of daily Bible reading, and this book gives some great arguments in favor of immersing yourself in God's word.  He also rekindled a desire in me to listen to the Bible. 

Another fun aspect is the included stories from Brian's listeners.  It made me wonder what would have happened in our lives had we continued to listen through the Bible with Daily Audio Bible the past few years.  Though I know that in 2007, we read through a chronological Bible in a year, and that was wonderful too.

So yes, I've subscribed to the Daily Audio Bible again.  And I'm considering having the kids go through the (new to me) Daily Audio Bible for Kids podcast.

Daily Bible Reading & Devotion!

Disclaimer:  I received this ebook through LitFuse Blog Tour.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own.   

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