Masterfully crafted by Minister Linda Mason, ‘Appetizers from the Word of God’ fuses insight into scripture with funny illustrations and note-taking to provide a compelling Bible study experience. Mason’s unique format gives the reader bite-sized teachings that cut through scriptural confusion to the chase – affording readers a bolder and deeper understanding of the Living God.
Powhatan, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/05/2014 -- While millions live by the Bible, many Christians are quick to admit that its teachings are not only long, but often confusing and even contradictory. Minister Linda Mason has spent her entire life picking apart the Bible to cut to the very core of its message, and her new book shares these life-changing scripture passages in a way never seen before.
Everything is showcased in ‘Appetizers from the Word of God’; three volumes that offer a unique and active Bible study experience.
Appetizers from the Word of God consist of three volumes. Volume Three is a menu of ten spiritual appetizers including, Praying and Fasting, Communion, Financial Stewardship, Prophetic Dreams and Pictures, plus a smorgasbord of other goodies from the Word of God. The goal of these volumes is to increase your spiritual and moral wellbeing.
After each mini lesson, space is provided so that the reader can make valuable notes that will remain stored in exactly the right place. Interspersed with vivid and often witty illustrations, Mason is redefining traditional Bible study in a way that will bring any Christian closer to their faith.
“The problem is that many Christians find scripture to be too long, confusing and contradictory in its original form”, explains Mason. When they study it and try to make sense of it all, they’re forced to take notes externally and store them either in one disjointed pile, or inserted into the Bible’s relevant pages. I’m shaking things up by not only condensing important passages, but allowing the reader to take notes right alongside them. Whether for group or individual study, my book will refresh how any Christian views their relationship with God as well as their outlook on the wider world.”
Continuing, “It’s also a vitally important project for me; a form of “Outreach Ministry” that allows me to change lives around the world without having to travel. The Living God has changed my life for the better and gives me great hope for the future. I am privileged to be sharing the wonderful things I have seen and experienced.”
‘Appetizers from the Word of God’ is available now in both color and black-and-white formats. View the range here: http://amzn.to/UFq8Bz.
Sample chapter titles:
Volume Two: Holy Spirit ... What is That?, Names of the Holy Spirit, Symbols of the Holy Spirit, Tongues ... Why is this Necessary?, Talents vs. Motive Gifts, Spiritual Gifts, The Fruit of the Spirit, and Ministry Gifts. Volume One's Chapters include: You Must Be Born Again, Who says God is "3" in "1"?, "3" in "1" Me, Changing Your Attitude, Improving Your Thoughts, No Pain, No Gain: Costs and Benefits, and When or "IF" You Fall...Forgiveness.
Volume Three: Appetizer 1 = Why Prayer?, Appetizer 2 = Different Types of Prayer, Appetizer 3 = What Does Fasting Have to Do With Anything?, Appetizer 4 = Holy Communion, Appetizer 5 = Being a Good Steward, Appetizer 6 = Saying No to Self-Indulgence, Appetizer 7 = To Borrow or Not to Borrow, Appetizer 8 = Looking at Hoarding vs. Saving, Appetizer 9 = The Tithe and Various Ways of Sharing, and Appetizer 10 = Music, Praise & Worship.
About Minister Linda Mason
Minister Linda is a unique ministry gift to the body of Christ. She is an extension of the Five-Fold Ministry gift in the area of teaching with dance interpretation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her experiences include the establishment of Spirit of Praise Liturgical Outreach, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, which not only helped to establish and oversee new dance ministries, but also extended into the communities and hospitals with a three-fold mission goal. In addition to this book entitled, Appetizers from the Word of God…Are You Hungry? Volumes 1, 2, & 3, Minister Linda has authored an interactive workbook and DVD entitled, Moving from Glory to Glory through Movement. This interactive workbook/DVD was designed to assist dance ministries in their growth and understanding using their gift of the Arts in ministry for our Lord. The accompanying DVD is a three hour workshop that includes six instructional dances taught step by step, featuring a new dance tool; veils, for the praise dancer in worship to our Lord. Minister Linda is a native of Suffolk, VA. She is the wife of George B. Mason, Jr. and the mother of Tamara and George III. She is a Christian and a teacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Minister Linda faithfully served for seven years as Caleb’s Crew Youth Ministry coordinator at Emmanuel Restoration Church (ERC) of Midlothian, Virginia, under the leadership of Pastors Glenn and Nona Mason. She also ministered through dance with Chosen Dance Ministry of ERC for 3 years, from its conception, which continued at her next church home; Hosanna Victory Church. Minister Linda has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and a background in insurance. She is now an Independent Business Owner with a passion for writing and a desire to serve in ministry full time.