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When Sinners Say "I Do" Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage

The gospel is something we need in every area of our lives.  In marriage and in singleness.  In joy and in sorrow.  In good times and in hard times.  When life feels good and when life feels confusing.  This book showed so much of my need for Jesus and His grace. It calls us to look at our own sins and not be so easy to point out the sins of those around us.   It shows the great gravity of our sins.  We can all tend to point fingers and defend or blame our sins on others or life circumstances.  I think especially today it is so easy to do this and not truly see our sins.  "It is wrong, not because of what it does to me, or my spouse, or child, or neighbor, but because it is an act of rebellion against the infinitely holy and majestic God." -Jerry Bridges "There can be no small sins against a great God." -J.I. Packer Dave Harvey mentions in the book that with true sorrow of our "little sins", our awareness of God and His mercy grow. Be quick to see our own

Mr. Turept Falls Again

We just finish reading Mr. Turept Falls Again for read-out-loud for school.  This book was the sequel to Because of Mr. Turept (the last book we read for read-out-loud) which we all really loved, because it was a cute and sad story.
This one was a bit disappointing.  It had the same characters, same scenes, but added drama.
First of all this book is about sixth graders though it seems like, with the kids thoughts, deeds and words that they are more like high-school aged kids.  There were things in there that were inappropriate for the ages of the kids who would be reading them and details that children shouldn't be worried or even be thinking about.
The plot was cute and touching, but not comparable to the first one, 'Because of Mr. Turept'.

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