Saturday, 13 October 2012

Books with an Imprint on my soul


Have you ever read a book that left an imprint in your memory, and you can never forget the author?
Well, I have and this is my story

1. The Day I was Crucified by Gene Edwards

Front Cover DESCRIPTION: The most powerful depiction of the death of Christ ever written. See that infamous day not through the eyes, nor the voice of other men, but rather through the eyes and voice of the Lord Jesus Christ himself. He tells you of that day. There has never been a more stunning, more heart-touching piece of Christian literature to be found in the English language as is The Day I Was Crucified. Because it is His account of His own death, you will discover little known aspects of Christ's death. You are also ushered into a presentation of the Lord's death as seen from the viewpoint of principalities and powers as they gather on Golgatha. You will meet the embodiment of the law, of sin, and the world system even the personification of Death as he arrives on the scene to claim his victim. The Day I Was Crucified stands out as literary excellence apart from virtually any books known in the modern era.

What me I have to say about it is this:
Some years back while I was in secondary school, (Baptist school) we were taken to the Big church or Adult church rather to see a movie which I’m sure almost everybody would be familiar with- Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ. We all know the story and so watching this gory and terrible scenes displayed by the roman soldiers on Jesus coupled with the Jew’s antagonistic nature made me break down in tears that day and I wept my eye sore.
Every Christmas back then, the story of Jesus was always played on Tv and the normal crying would ensue and tomorrow, or just give us 3 to 4 days and we’ll go back to sinning et al. after a while it became the norm and we'll be like.."yea..I know, Jesus died for me, etc''

But the first time I glanced through this book, I had to go to the bookstore to get a copy for myself and I know my life has never been the same, or rather my Knowledge of What Christ did for me that day on the Cross has been enhanced and I Know NO MAN, not even me should ever underestimate the power of the CROSS
In this book Jesus tells you HIS story and the battle he faced. LAW, SIN, DEATH and SATAN were having a courtroom confrontation with a man who was bleeding on the Cross
Now I know why people make much ado about The CROSS.
The song ‘In Christ alone'' says it all

2.The Shack by William P. Young

A wonderful woman gave me this book and I’ll never stop thanking her cos this book has helped me trust God more. Please NEVER replace it with your Bible. Yeah, that’s the tendency the book has. That’s how wonderful the book is.
Thank you, aloted God bless you. xoxo
I was passing through some tough times and I've even gotten to the extent of where I began doubting God, doubting He cared for me, doubting what I even believed in the first place or maybe I was just deluded or deceiving myself, and sometimes, I would sink into depression, no one to draw me out but God himself did, and this book could not be excluded.

The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts EternityPeople who don't know God and often we too tend to think God has so many rules that he ordained for us to follow and we see HIM as this Task master who was just always killing people in the bible or setting down so many Laws which seem impossible for man to follow
well, this book will change your perspective about God and about those absurd thoughts. I've erred and I've asked for mercy.I've been foolish thinking I can understand God or blame God not knowing He is God and so can never be understood, but the only important thing you should know is that HE loves us, He Loves you no matter what you may be going through and He wants you to see it. Not all the theology can even explain God's word and wisdom and not even the BEST man on this earth can be compared to God's goodness. Only HE is good. Only His Standard matters, and if we've tried to be independent just like Adam tried to be in the beginning, lets run back to the father, cos gaining independence from God makes us fall flat on our faces

These authors who have blessed my soul with this book..,I pray that God bless you both and May you never fall out of grace or be a signpost to Heaven whereas you don't make it, but may we all make it to Heaven In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

38 comments:

  1. Your first book sounds like a must read and I am going to order it the first chance I get. As for THE SHACK! To date that is one of my super MUST read books. It revolutionized my walk with God and took me to a whole new level of understanding about how much God loves me.

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    1. that shack book too really helped me big time.
      tanx Salt. gosh!...i have to keep putting this in mind that its Salt not DNW..sorry for my error on your post.
      and thanks for your comment :)

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    2. *smiling* No wahala Sugarspring. I am still a DNW, a naija woman desperately seeking Christ-likeness in every area of my life. It's just that the season for being called that is now passed. Now, I am Salt, a naija woman committed to being 'the salt of the my world'; a woman full on God's flavour.

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  2. Interesting reads from the synopsis you wrote.
    I also read any book that catches my fancy, and like you have difficulty in filtering some info, but recently, i seldom read as at when i was doing 'sisi'..ehehehe. If i manage read a book within a month, i praise myself.....can only read at night.

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    1. hehe, simply mee..you ehn..
      its all good. most especially when there's so much to do and so much responsibility.
      yeah, some people are night readers. nocturnal readers :) like you

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  3. Gene Edwards is a fabulos author, you should read his creation story, I saw this book but cldn't get my hands on it. It's def on my to read list.

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    1. yea i think i saw that creation book too but havent delved into it yet.
      its Gene edwards and so i know it would be amazing.
      a witness in my house also confirms so about the book.

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  4. I should read these. Love the synopsis on the first one and eager to read the 2nd seeing that it revolutionized Salt's walk. I need to grow.

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    1. yea, please get your hands on them.
      hws u naw?

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    2. I'm much better hunnie!! Thank you for asking :)

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  5. Okay, I should read those. 1 book that had me was Turn It Into Glory by Meg Woodson. Simple book but powerful message

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    1. umm, will check out the review of the book you mentioned

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  6. Thank God you did not talk about The Shack, cos I would soon start reading my own copy. I have heard that it is powerful

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    1. side eye...go and read it or you will chop cane :)

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    2. lool...yes oo.she will je egba!

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  7. I'm off to get my copy of the shack...Would be back to share my thoughts :), I'm excited already cos it sounds amazing

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    1. drum rolls....tada!!! and Jhazmyn gets the shack finally!
      oya read well and come back to gist us u hear?lool

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    2. hahaha, yes I do...I would def be back to give feedback ;)

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  8. Great write up and review, I need to get a copy of those books.

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  9. Haven't read any of the books, but this is a beautiful analysis! :D

    Been a while though..

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    1. tanx dammie
      and truly, its been a while. where did you disappear to?

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  10. You make me want to 'tif' them from the blog and start reading!

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    1. i love your dp abi profile pix..lol
      nooo, dont tif it, go and buy your own naw naw and come back to share your story..#biggrin#

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  11. Any book that will bring me closer to Him is what I wanna read right now..I haven't read any of the books but from your synopsis,I think I'll get them.. Thanks for sharing

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    1. you're welcome becqui...
      yes, please do get them.

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  12. i knew you were going to beat me to it...grhhhhh

    lol!
    i now have to write my review of the shack- AWESOME BOOK

    and I should checkout the other book...

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    1. yay!!...don't have a signature dance yet so i'll just do the robotic dance instead..loool
      the other book is awesome too

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  13. I’ve seen Passion of the Christ once… and never went back. I’m not strong enough to even think let alone watch 3 hrs of what My Lord went through for me.

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  14. I have read THE SHACK and trust me its a must-read, deep stuff.

    I try to buy myself at least a book every month,"the day I was crucified" might just be the book for this month.

    Thanks for sharing

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    1. you welcome dayor
      yeah, the shack, deep stuff..need i say more?..don't think so..lol

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  15. I'll go look for The Shack. Never heard about it though :s

    Btw, I'll claim that award soon. Been extremely busy these past week.

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  16. Sugar sugar...lol

    The Shack is one book I am looking out for right now. Thanks to you!

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    1. Wow I need that book, like right now!!!

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