8 July 2016

ARCBA Blog Tour: The Warrior Lord's Sword by Ray Hawkins

4 - 8 July
is introducing

(April 2016)

by  Ray Hawkins

About the Book:

'The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword ...'That is one of the ways the Bible defines itself. This Devotional takes you into 30 other of its definitions. Your confidence in and appreciation of God's word will be strengthened as you understand its claims.The author's hope is that this book will enrich your love for and understanding of God's unchanging scriptures. For God has expressed Himself within them so you will know Him in a personal way.Scripture is God's breath in print with power to declare His glory. It is His sword to strike against ungodliness. He has given it to us also to guide, guard and govern our relationship of faith in Him.

About the Author

Ray Hawkins, retired after over 40 years as a Churches of Christ minister, enjoys sharing themes from the Scriptures through Devotional writing. Married to Mary, multi-published inspirational romance author, they have three children and five grandchildren. Ray shares his insights in his first two books on Marriage and Children with more ideas to come about ministry and much more. Living in Beauty Point Tasmania Ray heads up a new Christian Fellowship as well as doing relief preaching, community work and writing.

My Review

The Warrior Lord’s Sword is a thirty-day Bible personal study which could also be used in a group setting. Each day begins with a Sword Thrust, a Bible verse to set the theme. It then discusses the point, and closes with a Sword Drill, a memory verse.

As you might guess from the title, the central theme of the study is the importance of the Bible, the inspired Word of God—both logos and rhema, written and spoken. He looks at different types of swords and their uses, both physical and allegorical.

I will admit that I haven’t yet finished this study (logic says it takes thirty days to complete a thirty-day study, and I just didn’t get it started in time). I’ve read some of Ray Hawkins’ other Bible study books and recommend them for their sensible use and application of scripture, and for Ray’s personal insights based on years as a Christian minister.

The Warrior Lord’s Sword is more of the same: sensible and intelligent teaching from a man worth listening to, with plenty of quotable thoughts to ponder (like the one above). Recommended.

You can read the introduction below:

1 comment:

  1. Hi Iola appreciate your thoughts. Trust you will find time to finish and enjoy the wonder of God's word more and more.