Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Church of the City of New York

  • A Cry for Encouragement-Jon Tyson, Church of the City of New York +

    A powerful sermon on the need for lifting each other up Read More
  • Presence: a worship song by Church of the City of NY +

    Presence by Church of NYC;  Read More
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dock-sideviewI was in a leadership turbogroup during the spring of 2007. At Randy's suggestion, I listened to Walter Wangerin's audio tapes, The Book of God, which presents the Bible as a narrative. I gained more than I would have thought possible by doing this. I put the tapes in my car and would listen to them whenever I was driving, and I actually came to look forward to driving places because I would get to listen to the tapes. I got a very good visual sense of events from the Bible that I had never had from reading it.

Also, the ordering of the events chronologically was helpful to giving an overall sense of the history of the Bible. The way the story was told was accurate, but also gave a better sense of the events unfolding and the feelings of the people in the various stories than I had gotten from reading the books, especially the Old Testament books. I even was able to get a better sense of the geography because the descriptions of it were very good.

 

I find listening to these tapes even more helpful now that I am working on reading through the Bible in the year. I have a much better visual sense of what is going on and I feel like I understand the events better than I did before just reading alone. I would recommend these tapes for anyone who wants a better sense of the history of the Bible as a whole.    -Laura McPherson

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Mysterious and Unknown: Our Great God Fernando Ortega +

    Eternal God, unchanging Mysterious and unknown Your boundless love unfailing In grace and mercy shown Bright seraphim in ceaseless flight Read More
  • Our Great God by Fernando Ortega +

    Eternal God, unchangingMysterious, and unknownYour boundless love, unfailingIn grace and mercy shownBright seraphim in endless flightAround Your glorious throneThey raise Read More
  • This is my Father's world by Fernando Ortega +

    This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of Read More
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty by Fernando Ortega +

    Praise to the Lord, the AlmightyThe King of creationO my soul, praise HimFor He is thy health and salvationAll ye Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Surprise of His Love: Psalm 90 +

    Surprise us with love at daybreak; Read More
  • Reflections on the Psalms +

    C.S. Lewis' book, Reflections on the Psalms, is not an easy read, but Lewis provides a poet's insight into the Read More
  • Climbing the Mountain: CH Spurgeon, Psalm 24 +

    A Sermon (No. 396) Delivered on Sunday Morning, June the 16th, 1861 by the Rev. C. H. SPURGEON, At the Read More
  • July 29 Devotional: Psalm 19:1 +

    The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1 ESV) Read More
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