Discover five biblical men who quietly changed eternity without recognition or fame---knowing their reward wouldn't come until the next life. In this all-in-one collection, Rivers illuminates the lives of Aaron, Caleb, Jonathan, Amos, and Silas---and shows how they acted in the shadow of God's chosen leaders. Each story includes an in-depth study guide.
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Customer Reviews for Sons of Encouragement - eBook
These stories of real men in real-life scenarios bring to life Bible characters we've always known, with insight and encouragement. I purchased this one and A Lineage of Grace, by the same author, after reading them at the Library.
This book highlights five men that are remarkable men of God but are not as well known by most of us. I love the fact that after each part there was a short study that took me back to the scriptures in the Bible where this event takes place. Before reading this book I did not know much about Amos. Now I don't think I would ever forget about how he suffered for following God.
I love the way the book was written. The study guide is very helpful. It was helpful to understand Gods plan for these men, how they changed many lives but not getting the recognition from anyone but God. It is satisfying knowing that God is there with us, sees what we do in His name, and that He loves us for who we are.
I have not read the books bound together but I have read the individual ones except for Jonathan. They are awesome! So far, the ones on Aaron and Caleb are my favorites. Mrs. Rivers makes it feel like you are right there with the characters, experiencing what they experience. This is an awesome group of books!
You'll want to read the whole series if you haven't already. Francine writes about the men that sought the Lord and gave all they had for Him without recognition. Aaron, Caleb, Amos, Silas, and Jonathan, courageous, obedient men. They come to life in the books, they give you hope and encourage your faith.
After reading the first story, it really didn't meet my expectations to add something to that event. Now into the second, I read repection in some ways and others are a bit confusing, however, due to my rre brain damage from Encephalits 10 years ago, this review need not be taken to seriously, yet I pray it might help others in my medical situation
I have personally read all five books through three different times. I glean more with each reading and find I catch more details about each man when I am reading through my Bible. Our ladies book club will be finishing the last of the men's books at our next meeting. I love their excitement as we gather to discuss what we have learned and our enjoyment of just reading these books. We have already finished the "The Lineage of Grace" series and now pondering where to go next.
I have only read 3 of these books so far & The Prince was outstanding so true to scripture, it makes you fall in love with the scriptures & God as its author. You will fall in love w/Jonathan & David & understand why Saul kingdom fell apart. The Prophet was also very well done. Francine Rivers research & putting it into word makes the book of Amos come alive in language you can understand. It is such a good picture of what the prophets of old must have gone through in being faithful to dispense what God had told them. The Warrior on the other hand was a little depressing. Not because of her writing but because of the subject matter & the continuous rebellion of the Israelites (hmm, I wonder if that is what we may look like to God today?) Though Joshua was a secondary character I do not agree w/her portrayal of Joshua. I do not see in scripture how she could come up w/him being wimpy. Still worth the read. I am looking forward to reading the last two. I love Rivers writing & keep looking for her to come out with more her books. I think I had read nearly all of her books within 1 1/2 yrs, I couldn't get enough.