Karns saints write 365-day devotional book

devotional-book-karnsKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) — The saints of the Karns church have published a 365-day devotional book entitled Listen to Our Hearts.  One hundred and sixty members contributed articles intended to challenge readers to walk more closely with the Lord each day.

The contributors to this book range in age from 4 to 93, Steve Higginbotham, Karns pulpit minister, said.

“For several years now, I have felt the church needed more devotional reading material,” Higginbotham said. “Not dissertations, but brief, spiritual messages that remind us, challenge us, and encourage us to conform our lives more closely into the image of Jesus.” Continue reading “Karns saints write 365-day devotional book”

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‘The most compelling conversion story I’ve ever read’

Michael Shank's Muscle and a Shovelby Bradley Cobb, preacher, McCloud, Okla. church

(BNc) — “It’s the most compelling conversion story I’ve ever read, outside of the apostle Paul,” said one woman who read the book.

Before she had even finished reading this book which her preacher had loaned to her, she went online and ordered two copies for herself.

The book made its way to the elders of the congregation in McLoud, Okla., who all finished it within two days. The elders were so impressed that they got up on Wednesday night and suggested that every member needed to order at least one copy and read it.

The members ordered 60 copies, and within two weeks realized they didn’t order enough, and ordered another 60. And now, just a month later, they are ready to order still more.

What is it that has this congregation of 75 members so excited? Continue reading “‘The most compelling conversion story I’ve ever read’”

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Common English Bible is ‘different,’ says reviewer

CEB Bibleby Ernest Clevenger

(BNc) — Nashville, Tenn., is famous for many things. To country music it is Music City, and the music publishing hub of America. To book publishing, it is the home of Thomas Nelson Bible Publishers, the home of Ingram Book (world’s largest book publisher and retailers).

To the church it has one of the largest concentrations of churches of Christ in America, and two brotherhood publishing companies, Gospel Advocate and Twenty-first Century Christian.

For more than 150 years Nashville has been home to large religious-based publishing houses: National Baptist Publishing Board (R. H. Boyd Publishing Company), Southern Baptist Convention, United Methodist, Lifeway, and Gideons International are a few of the larger ones.

It is not surprising that the Common English Bible (CEB) chose Nashville as its headquarters for developing and publishing a new Bible, one they have been working on for more than two years. It is advertised as a bold translation readable by a broad range of people aimed at more than half of all English readers. It is different! Continue reading “Common English Bible is ‘different,’ says reviewer”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us