Staff Picks – Hard Sayings of the Bible

Each week the blog will feature a favorite book of a staff member that’s available on WORDsearch.

HSOBMy job at WORDsearch is, mostly, to turn books into electronic books and to turn electronic books into WORDsearch books. Sometimes this is difficult because I have messy files to work with, but more often it’s difficult because I just want to read the books I come across. Hard Sayings of the Bible has been a constant challenge in this respect. There have been times when I have deleted it from my library just so I could get some work done. But I always put it back.

I discovered this book shortly after I started working here. I was reading Genesis 6 and wondering “What’s the deal with the Nephilim?”, so I searched my WORDsearch library. Several books popped up in my search. Few of them really tackled the issue, and even fewer did so with any confidence. One exception was a book called Hard Sayings of the Bible. It set forth several major theories about the nature of these mysterious beings and outlined the strengths and weaknesses of each theory. In short, it was actually helpful.

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Staff Picks – Tozer Bundle

AWTozerBndlEach week the blog will feature a favorite book of a staff member that’s available on WORDsearch.

My name is Jim Johnsen. I work with the WORDsearch/QuickVerse sales and customer service team. I have been working in the Bible software industry for 12 years. In my hometown of Omaha, I attend Glad Tidings Church (Assemblies of God). At the church, I have been involved in multiple different areas, such as Intercessory prayer, alter worker, usher, music and some evangelistic outreach in our city. I have been married for 29 years, and I have one daughter and two grandchildren. Some of my favorite things to do in life are to study God’s Word, spend time with my grandkids and play the drums/guitar.

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Staff Picks – 7

Each week the blog will feature a favorite book of a staff member that’s available on WORDsearch.

GA trip 2011 156Have you heard about the book 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker?

The premise of the book is that Hatmaker fasted from certain parts of her life she found in excess each month for seven months.

For example, for the first month, she only ate seven different foods. Yes, you read that right. Instead of focusing on all the food options surrounding her, she gave up all food except the seven she choose. Another month, she gave away seven things a day. (And she still had plenty of stuff– that is how much stuff she had in her house!)

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