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When God Visits You


By Benjamin H. Liles

           "When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, 'I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!' Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, 'A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, 'God has visited His people.'  And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region" (Luke 7: 9, 16-17, New King James). 


Generous Love (Book Review)


By Benjamin H. Liles

           Sacrificial, no holds barred love: is what it's called. It's the kind that sacrifices itself on behalf of others. It's the kind that led God to show us who He truly is. With that said, this is Becky Kopitzke's premise for her latest book, Generous Love. It's the kind of love that is unconditional. It puts others at the fore and makes the one who's giving it less of who they are. Paul said that this way, "I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me" (Galatians 2:20, Berean Study).

Storm Front (Book Review)


By Benjamin H. Liles

          Susan May Warren's latest book Storm Front is an electrifying, earth-pounding, and riveting book like nothing else I've read. What I can tell you without giving a lot of the book away to you is it never feels stalled out to me. What I mean by that is that the book is fairly fast-paced, and at times it does slow down, some, but it held my interest all the way through. She makes all her characters believable, intertwining some of their stories in to the main part of the book, which is to keep Ty Remington and the love of his life, Brette Arnold, front and center.

Breaking the Fear Cycle (Book Review)


By Benjamin H. Liles

         Maria uses real life examples of how her faith and fear shape the book she pens here, Breaking the Fear Cycle. On our own steam it's not an easy thing to do at all. And she shows us that throughout her book. I think it's a wonderful tool to help, alongside God's word. With that being said I truly think she has a hit here.

Why God Uncovers Us (Ezekiel 23)


By Benjamin H. Liles

          "The word of the Lord came again to me, saying: 'Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother. They committed harlotry in Egypt, they committed harlotry in their youth; their breasts were there embraced, their virgin bosom was there pressed. their names: Oholah the elder and Oholibah her sister; they were Mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem is Oholibah...She has never given up her harlotry brought from Egypt, for in her youth they had lain with her, pressed her virgin bosom, and poured out their immorality upon her...Thus you called to remembrance the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians pressed your bosom because of your youthful breasts...Then I said concerning her who had grown old in adulteries, ‘Will they commit harlotry with her now, and she with them?’" (Ezekiel 23:1-4, 8, 21, 43, New King James).

We All Make Mistakes


By Benjamin H. Liles

          This isn't going to be one of those traditional articles I've written lately. You're about to see what I mean here. Over the past few years I've written two books and both, I consider to be learning mistakes. Originally I wrote a book entitled The Prodigal Son, attempting to use my life as an example to explain what Jesus was talking about in His use of the parable. I planned everything on that poorly. Fast forward a couple of years, and while I thought I planned better for releasing God's Great Grace, I feel like I made those same mistakes--again.

We Shall Overcome


By Benjamin H. Liles

          Have you ever felt so on edge due to things happening all at one time? Take heart, don't fear, for the Lord your God is with you. God promises us in His word, "And they overcame (the accuser, Revelation 12:10) because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death" (Revelation 12:11, New American Standard).