Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mailbox Monday--February 13th!



Welcome to another week of Mailbox Monday! Happy Valentine's Day (a day or two early)! Is everyone ready for Valentine's Day? I'm not, but hope to be soon (LOL I know I am a big procrastinator).

Below is the Mr. Linky and my Mailbox (actually the received it a few weeks ago, but forget to post then). Leave a comment to be entered for a mystery prize. Also, if you missed leaving a comment on last week's Mailbox Monday feel free to leave one now. I have decided to keep each week's entry post open the whole month of February, so that I only have one trip to make to the Post Office.

1) What Would Jesus Drink? by Brad Whittington. Publisher's Summary. What would Jesus drink? As every new generation arrives at the age of majority, the question is asked again. For the sincere follower of Jesus, the answer is not as easy to find as one might expect.

Was Jesus really the miraculous bartender by creating wine at a wedding, as some have said? Did Jesus really drink wine at the Last Supper? Was the wine in the Bible really grape juice? Is drinking wine, beer or liquor a sin, or just a personal preference? Should a Christian abstain anyway, even if it’s not a sin?

I decided to dig deeper, to find every verse in the Bible that touched on this topic, and figure it out. I set aside any sermons I might have heard, any personal history, any personal preference, and began a search for the truth, committed to following it wherever it might lead.

This book is a quick-read, a chronicle of that search and my conclusions. For those who also want to take the time to dig deeper, at the end of the book I include a list of all 247 verses in the Bible that refer to wine and strong drink so you can easily read them for yourself and go read them in context like I did. I also include a bibliography of other books on the topic, most of which disagree with my conclusions.

Thanks to the author!


19 comments:

  1. Interesting. Have not thought of why some Christians don't drink for religious reasons.

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  2. That book sounds interesting! I'll be back tomorrow to link up.

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  3. This does sound like an interesting read. Enjoy!

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  4. Thanks for hosting! Looks like you got an interesting book :)

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  5. Hmm, usually books like that don't appeal to me, but this sounds interesting. I may have to check it out!

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  6. Sounds like an interesting book. Enjoy!

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  7. That sounds like an interesting read. Can't wait to see your review.

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  8. Sounds interesting -- I want to read more!

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  9. What an unusual book! Looking forward to your thoughts.

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  10. It does sound interesting! This is a subject I have strong beliefs about, so I'm very curious.

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  11. Excellent reference book to have in the house for when people question!

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  12. The book you received sounds very interesting. I'm always interested in reading books like that. I recently checked out a book at the library called The Rise and Fall of the Bible by Timothy Beal. It also sounds very interesting.

    Enjoy your book!

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  13. Sounds like it might be interesting. Enjoy!

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