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Shyamalan's 'Glass' is Engaging Almost Until the End

MOVIE REVIEW
I don’t think anyone will deny that M. Night Shyamalan is a great storyteller. He initially proved that with the release of The Sixth Sense. The symbolism of the color red, the odd scenes that made very little sense until the end of the movie and of course, the amazing twist that nobody saw coming. That incredible twist has almost been the director’s undoing. Since 1999, not one of his other movie’s endings have had the same impact, but he continues to try.

In 2000, Mr. Shyamalan hoped that lightening would strike twice with Unbreakable which also starred Bruce Willis. Like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable was a mystery only this time, the story featured the lone survivor of a train crash who left the accident without a scratch on him and an incredibly fragile, wheelchair-bound, comic book enthusiast which appeared to be the polar opposite. The story was intriguing, but basically fell apart near the end when the twist was revealed. Now almost 19 years later, the same thing ha…

The God-Approved Little Black Book

Review of Crossway's ESV Men's Devotional Bible.
You can judge this book by its cover (Crossway Books)
BOOK REVIEW
It seems kinda silly trying to do a book review on the Bible, That could take years. But please enjoy this short observation.

It’s amazing really how many of us turn to Google before turning to the Bible for sound advice and guidance. In our “there’s an app for that” world, sometimes a man just wants something simple, that doesn’t need to be plugged in and will never fail. The ESV Men’s Devotional Bible is a real, hardback book with thin pages and that make that crinkly sound when you turn them. It comes in basic black. It’s not frilly in the least. You can judge this book by its cover. It’s important, but not pretentious. It’s classic and yet contemporary.

The 2015 version of this Bible includes 365 new devotions, brand new book introductions and 14 brand new articles that were written specifically for men with topics based on singleness, marriage, fathering, leadership, pornography and on and on and on. The English Standard Version Bible is a literal translation with word-for-word accuracy.

“The goal of the ESV Men’s Devotional Bible is to strengthen and encourage men through the life-giving Word of God and sound devotional content aimed at nurturing godliness,” says the Crossway, the publisher of this Bible. Those might sound like lofty words, and the fact that over 100 Bible scholars helped in the creation of this translation may give some cause for concern. However, this version is very “readable.

I recently received my copy of this Bible and I love it. Right off the bat in the book of Genesis is a short article about God’s purpose in marriage that is not weighted down with man’s opinions on the husbands “role,” but instead focuses on God’s true intent. This is a book of encouragement, not condemnation.

Three ways to enter to win your own copy of this Bible. Choose one or all three:
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The deadline to enter is November, 30 2015.



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