Monday, December 7, 2015

Book Review: Touching the Heart of God: Embracing the Calendar of the Kingdom by Paul Wilbur

Touching the Heart of God: Embracing the Calendar of the Kingdom by Paul Wilbur focuses a lot on the Feasts of the Lord that are listed in the Bible in Levitucus 23 (and Numbers 28 and 29), and also ones that seem of less importance spoken about in other places in the Bible.  He goes into much detail about what each Biblical feast is about and how they are celebrated. He seems to kindly explain how people stopped coming to these gatherings in the early days of Jews and non-Jews celebrating them together and how Christian holidays have gone way off course to the way God originally set the Feasts of the Lord up. He also talks about the Sabbath.

In my opinion, this is a good book for people that want to learn about the Feasts of the Lord and Sabbath, who may have never heard about them before or are just learning about them. I think Paul did a great job of explaining that both Jewish and Gentile people and outcasts are allowed to celebrate the feasts. I loved how he spoke about the Commonwealth of Israel and explained a little about what it is.

I only remember one part of the book that concerned me when it was explained why would we agree to nine sacred, irrefutable commandments and discard one as some kind of a red-headed step-child (page 112). I hear step-child phrases like this sometimes in regards to being grafted into God's family, so I think it has been picked up like it is okay to make that comparison to step-children. I think that kind of phrase might (has) hurt a lot of people that are considered step-children (and red-heads) by their step-parents in today's world, because it is something that cannot be erased from their lives. It is probably not meant to hurt, but I think it could be a turn off to many people that are step-children (and red-headed) people.

I love how Paul went into some depth about how the nations need to be reached out to. I love how the Song of Moses was brought up from Revelation 15:3-4 because that is a topic that has interested me.

It was great to read that it sounds like Paul has a big part in reaching out to the nations, not only through his music and the writings in this book but through other ways as well.

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

I received this book free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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