Saturday, June 3, 2017

REVIEW: Deron Spoo's The Good Book

Thank you Litfuse for this complimentary review copy.
I've had some extra reading time over the last few weeks as I'm waiting. One of the books I've been reading is Deron Spoo's The Good Book, 40 Chapters That Reveal the Bible's Biggest Ideas. It is very meaty. It gives an excellent overview of the Bible concepts.

I've been a Christian since I was a teenager, and I've read through the Bible a number of times over the last few years. I found that this book presents key concepts in an easy-to-grasp way. Obviously, I cannot be sure how a new believer would read this since I've traveled so far since that point in the journey, but I think that the combination of full Bible chapters combined with a full explanation makes this a pretty valuable book for both new and not-so-new believers.

The thing that makes it truly valuable is that Holy Spirit is right there teaching along with Deron Spoo. It is, after all, His Word. He wants us to understand what we read. He wants us to get the concepts. He wants us to feel His love. Deron Spoo has facilitated that in a beautiful way with The Good Book.

I believe that you will find time spent reading The Good Book to be time well spent indeed. Pray for guidance. God will be happy to oblige. He loves you with an unending love.

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Book Info

The Good Book  
offers a user-friendly guide to the Bible's biggest ideas.
A chapter from the Bible accompanies each chapter of the book, which helps readers understand the context and content of the Scripture passages in a way that can open the whole Bible.
Designed as a forty-day journey through forty key chapters of the Bible,  The Good Book will appeal to those who already love and read the Bible regularly as well as to those who are just beginning their Christian journey.
The Good Book:

-is a great evangelism tool for explaining the major themes of Scripture to those who want to know more about God, Jesus, and the core beliefs of Christianity;
-gives new believers an overview of the Bible and lays a framework to help them understand Scripture passages;
-helps longtime Christians rediscover the basic themes of Scripture and experience these truths in a new way; and
-encourages Scriptural literacy as it pushes readers to read both one chapter of the book and one chapter of the Bible each day for forty days.
The Good Book is great for individuals, and it can also be used by small groups in an eight-week church-wide program or a forty-week journey that focuses on one Bible chapter each week. 

The Good Book will help people understand and live by the transformative truths of the Bible.

Deron Spoo is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over the past 16 years, Spoo has guided the church as it transitions from being simply a downtown church to a regional church committed to urban ministry. Church members describe him as "down to earth" and "authentic." His television devotionals, "First Things First," reach 100,000 people each week. Spoo is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Paula, have three children.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. Appears to be an excellent resource as I listened to all videos in full, and I like that a "children's" version is offered, too! I didn't see any options on Bible versions as I would really like the study in KJV. Maybe perhaps, after the book has been out for a while. Thanks, Laura!

  2. Thank you for the review Laura. Sounds like a book I need to check out! One can read the scriptures and learn the Bible, but to have an intimate relationship with God..THAT is HUGE! Have been struggling with renovation projects and delays. Setbacks and disappointments, and then I find myself thinking about you...and what YOU are facing. I hang my head in shame thinking how petty my issues are. I think about the faith, courage and love you've posted in your blogs, and no matter what trials you face, you do so with grace and dignity. You are truly an inspiration to me. I thank God for having our paths cross on here. Praying for you dear lady. Asked God to give you a Hug from me, Karla


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