Product Review: How to Share Your Faith – The Plan of Salvation

The “How to Share Your Faith – The Plan of Salvation” pamphlet provides a roadmap through the Plan of Salvation. It examines the elementary components within the Plan of Salvation and clarifies the roles of the Godhead and Ambassadors for Christ. I believe this helps novice evangelist obtain a healthier outlook when sharing the Gospel. The Good News is properly defined, supporting Scriptures are provided, and diagrams illustrate biblical principles brilliantly.

There is emphasis on spreading the Good News while being mindful to present the message without judgment or condemnation. It also does not suggest fear or emotional tactics such as the “fire and brimstone” methods. It explains that Ambassadors for Christ will only be effective when spread the Gospel through God’s love. This is key because there are many people who seek to spread the Gospel but it is going on death’s ears because of how they are presenting the message.

Overviews of the fall of man, Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, and God’s ability to make all things new delivers simplified message to share with others. It promotes the use of spiritual disciplines for continuous spiritual growth so that we may be used as Instruments of God and God’s Promises.

This is a good introductory pamphlet on “how to share your faith effectively.” It would definitely be beneficial to people who have a passion to evangelize and witness yet lack experience and understanding. I believe it would be a great point of reference and quite beneficial by utilizing simplified explanations of the biblical principles.

Product Review: The Book of Ruth: Hope Fulfilled and the Redeemer’s Grace

The “Book of Ruth Hope Fulfilled and the Redeemer’s Grace” is a commentary written by Sam Nadler. It provides in-depth analysis of the Book of Ruth from three different perspectives: Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz. The major themes within the Book of Ruth are faithfulness, kindness, integrity, and protection along with prosperity and blessings. Nadler provides background information and vividly describes the era as a time of anarchy, the dark age of Israel in need of a Messiah.

Ruth was faithful and kind to Naomi exemplifying the God’s faithfulness and loyalty to us. As Ruth was kind to Naomi, in turn Boaz showed kindness by buying back land to guarantee Ruth and Naomi’s inheritance. This demonstrates Christ kindness by dying for us to guarantee our eternal life. Ruth demonstrated high moral character by showing her loyalty to Naomi. Ruth left her homeland and customs and clung to her mother-in-law embracing Naomi’s beliefs in God and willing to support her. Through the three viewpoints we are able to see in parallel God’s protection, kindness, and prosperity for us even in dark times.

Nadler provides comprehensible examples of how the themes within the Book of Ruth correlate to God’s revelation of himself and relationship with His people. Nadler gives us insight from Hebrew and Greek languages for a cohesive understanding of the Scriptures. Additionally, Nadler offers a glossary of terms and Jewish tradition. Although Nadler categorizes this book as a commentary, it is not your typical theology textbook. It is well written and a great read. I would recommend using this commentary as supplement reading to enhance your understanding of this book of promise.