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I got a chance to review this book called Girl Talk with God by Susie Shellenberger and was pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the book was. It had so many good points in the book and only 2 points I did not like at all. I really enjoyed chapter one of the book which talked about that being a Christian is really believing in God and making a life style change. To simply quote the book it says "People consider themselves Christian, however, because they assume a Christian is someone who believes in God and tries to be a good person. The bible is a crystal clear on what being a Christian is. And it's more than simply acknowledging with our brain that there is a God." I could not agree more with this statement. When you truly believe in Jesus and God then you live your life according to the bible and live a wholesome life.
The second part I agree with is music. On page 20 of this book the author says" Whatever music you put into your mind will eventually show up in your lifestyle." As a Christian we have to be careful what music we allow ourselves to listen to because it can affect us and we want to listen to pure music that will please ourseleves, family and God.
The third part I agree with can be found on page 25 of this book. It talks about how as a Christian we are no part of this world. We do not listen to the same music as others, watch the same movies as others,etc. We are supposed to be different. John 15:19: “You [Jesus’ followers] are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.” (Thus true Christians are no part of the mass of human society that is alienated from God. They care for normal human activities, but they shun attitudes, speech, and conduct that are characteristic of the world and that conflict with Jehovah’s righteous ways.)
The fourth thing I agree with is modesty. Which is talked about on page 177 of the book. "What you wear and how you present yourself is your responsibility. But brothers and sisters should be helping one another instead of being a stumbling block. We should have a desire to reflect God. Think about how our dressing has on members of the opposite sex. " The author makes great points once again. We should make sure our skirts are not too short, our shirts are not too revealing,etc. We should have a sense of respect for ourselves and those who look at us. We should never have a man look at us for the wrong reason because they are looking at us with lust.
My last and fifth point I agree with is about facebook. The author says" However you post yourself on the internet represents your character-or lack there of it. It's a reflection of what's inside your heart. You will have to deal with the consequences of what you post on facebook. " We can get caught on facebook and take away from the more important things such as prayer, attending meetings at Kingdom Hall,etc. We need to make sure that the more important things get our attention. Also once we put something up on facebook, it will still be out there on the internet and can come back to haunt us like inappriorite pictures and such. So we should be careful about facebook and its consequences.
The one thing I did not like was the subject of hell in the book. There is no such thing as Hell. When you die, you are simply sleeping which can be found in the scripture Eccl. 9:5: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.” Also God is a loving God and would not want to torment his people. The bible says that the penatly for sin is death. As found in the scripture Rom. 6:23: “The wages sin pays is death.”After one’s death, is he still subject to further punishment for his sins? Rom. 6:7: “He who has died has been acquitted from his sin.”
So all in all I really enjoyed this book and would reccoment it anyone.
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