Sunday, July 1, 2012

Blog Tour: Passages (Review)

Let's face it. Life is busy.

We run from thing to thing, trying to juggle life, job and family.

What could make a difference?

For Brian Hardin, the different in his life came when he quit reading the Bible in "chunks" but instead, really dived into the words.

Savored them and let them settle into his life, as a "daily" meal, rather than something for a special occasion.

In Passages, Hardin outlines how reading the Bible throughout the year has made a difference in his life. He also shares how his ministry, Daily Audio Bible, came about.

The book also includes three reading plans you can use immediately,

I enjoyed reading this book. It a way, it wasn't anything I didn't already know. I mean, I tell my students about the importance of reading the Bible, and truly letting the words soak into your life.

But this book maybe serves as a simple reminder of what Christians need to remember. I'm also intrigued by his daily podcasts of the Bible passages.

It's also an engaging tale - almost a spiritual memoir - of  Hardin's journey of discovery.

Truly, Hardin wants people to experience the Bible in a variety of ways - auditory for the listening learning styles, and by reading it, for the visual learners.

I'm glad I picked up this book. It's definitely a "keeper" for the reference shelf - and maybe even a pass along to people wanting to dive into a daily reading plan.

More About This Book
How Reading the Bible in a Year will Change Everything For You

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 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.

About The Author
Brian Hardin is a speaker, photographer, record producer and an ordained minister.

In 2006, he created the Daily Audio Bible, an online podcast that now delivers 1.5 million downloads a month. He has produced over 150 albums and works with artists and the arts extensively. He is married to Christian musician Jill Parr.

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Online Resources
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Daily Bible Reading & Devotion!

Passages Book Trailer from Brian Hardin on Vimeo.

As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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