An invaluable read for anyone who is seeking Biblical truths on some controversial topics.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Book Title: Shattered Reflections, Biases, Burdens, and Blessings Author: Bev Gilliard Publisher: Independently published (March 28, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 179418600X ISBN-13: 978-1794186002 Paperback: 264 pages Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
There are broad, overarching, and governing decisions that we must make on our Christian journey that is absolutely crucial to the decisions we make when we evaluate our biases, burdens, and blessings. The opportunities we are confronted with each day provide the choices that determine our behavior and the cause and effects of those choices.
When we choose to let our biases lead our decision making and actions, not only are we molding an unchristian like character, we are demonstrating who we are at the core. But alongside our biases lies the burdens that must be confronted before we can unlock the blessings that God provides for us daily. Blessings that will only become clearer when our motives are Christlike towards our fellow congregants and pastors. "Shattered Reflections of a Christian, Biases, Burdens, and Blessings,” offers you an opportunity to get answers to many Biblical controversial issues, and myths, and to examine the facts with Bible verses that are related to the topics.God's Word is a powerful weapon against life’s challenges, sin, and against the enemy of our souls.
You will learn moral and fundamental principles that will help you to understand the relevance of Christ in your life, how to receive God’s forgiveness, and keep encouraged on the path of salvation and an eternal life with Christ.In the interim, you will get personal and close up the opportunity to inquire, examine, or interrogate your own biases and burdens that may be blocking you from your blessings and set your mind and heart at peace. Philippians 4:8 King James Version (KJV), “8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”Bev Gilliard is dedicated to sharing these life-correcting, life-strengthening strategies to help Christians seeking answers to questions that are triggering biases, burdens and blocking their blessings. Order this life-correcting, life-strengthening strategies for Christian resiliency in our world of chaos.
From The Author: Many may find this book painful to read. The Topics are serious and includes: "Is Homosexuality a Sin?" "What Is The Color of Jesus?" "Is Grace A License To Sin?" "When Saying No Is Appropriate" - This is about when you are overwhelmed in Ministry. "Let Me Pray About It" "Dealing with Difficult People" 'Who then Can Be Saved?" "Burden of the Sabbath" "Burden By The Ten Commandments" "Finding Peace In The Storm" 'Watch Your Mouth"- People do not generally stop to think that the things they say in Church can cause them to be sue for liable. "The trouble with Gossip." And more...
As you can see, this book was strictly written to address many of the behaviors,questions, and debates I here often, inside and outside the church with"Thus saith the Lord." Therefore, anyone finding issues with anything said in this book, you must take it up with God in prayer. To ensure this book is not my opinion, I prayed over this book, prayed for guidance,reference and cross-reference Biblical text, and stayed true to the word of God as I examined the context of the Scriptures.
I am opened to any and all respectful debate. What I will not do is get into a back and forth shouting match with my brothers and sisters over God's instructions, or force God down anyone's throat. Neither will I engage in immature,disrespectful conversations.
God desires all of us to serve Him out of our own free will, love, and obedience to Him. Also,this book is not judging behavior it is about education on Biblical principles.And, if it is a rebuke to you, guess what, I wrote it, and it was a rebuke to me while I was writing it and continues to be, so I understand, and it is the reason I said it might be painful to some.
Here is what friends like you are saying about the book:
Shattered, Reflections of a Christian, Biases, Burdens, and Blessings is truly an eye opener. The things we do not stop to think about that ails us in the church and why we are so sick, wow! I give this book two thumbs up, a must for every Christian and Non-Christian alike. It is very, very good. Read this one, very insightful. P.B.
Shattered, Reflections of a Christian, Biases, Burdens, and Blessingsencourages everyone to develop themselves individually and not have a Christian identity built on images of cliques. This book is like an instruction manual for Christians. You need this in your library. Shelia Sanford, Connecticut