Ruth Marlene Friesen: Welcome!
This site is like Ruthe,
the heroine of my novel,
Ruthe's Secret Roses
Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
has creative ideas,
likes to give
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile
So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
how to grow in faith
how to share your faith
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eBOOK in beautiful colours, or read the first 8 chapters on this site, if you have time to stay a while. Start READING HERE!
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A Book I can Highly Recommend
And the Angels Were Silent
by Max Lucado
Published by W Publishing Group,
a Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
ISBN: 0-8499-1815-4 (1987)
This well-known preacher and writer, who has a way with words that makes the obvious seem profound,
takes us along on week's travels with Jesus. Not just any week, but the final week before He went to
the cross to die.
From the scenes and conversation along the way, Lucado shows us the determined mind and face of
Jesus, for He knows what's up ahead for Himself.
Always observant, Lucado picks up a number of personal applications in the events along this walk.
Ever the storyteller too, the author adds vignettes, or short stories out of his own life, and those
of people he knows or has heard about. Little gems, like how good it feels to be chosen; Jesus came
to serve, to make provision for His followers' mistakes; and sometimes people tell us to be quiet
and not praise God until we can do it just right (- not Jesus' idea at all!).
Or, how risky it is to show love to Jesus. Simon invited Jesus to a supper, when the Pharisees were
already plotting Jesus' death. Simon could get into trouble by implication. Mary gave that costly
perfume, knowing that it would affect her reputation forever.
The variety and simplicity of the stories, even the asides, in this book speak of an amazing thinker
I like to think I notice details and have a vivid imagination too, but Max Lucado takes us via his
imagination into all kinds of thoughts and corners of a story, to consider things we would never
have thought of on our own. It is this art of taking us via narrative to emotions, and then truths
that have startling impact, which makes him such a popular writer. If you have not already
discovered Lucado, you would do well to begin with this book.
This book is available, happily at ChristianBook.com The first place to go to check for Christian books like this!
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