Review of Persuasive Preaching by R. Larry Overstreet

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This book is not just for preachers and teachers of the word. It is also for those working in advertising sector, in media, sales etc, and likewise for those in Christian ministries, whether paid or not, anyone whose daily job and service requires persuading people to a particular cause or effect.

When does persuasion become manipulation? What is ethical, biblical persuasion? This book outlines the guidelines through which we can follow the Holy Spirit to persuade in a godly manner. Please read this book, all you in the marketplace ministry in the media sector, and all who serve in church in any way, and all disciples of Jesus who teach and mentor younger Christians.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Cross Focus Reviews in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.

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Switzerland as a travel destination

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I am posting this reivew here since Tripadvisor does not allow reviewing for places visited more than 12 months ago. I visited Switzerland in 2010 August. This post shouldn’t be exactly very relevant or timely, but anyways I still want to post it and I will still recommend everyone to visit the place.

I love any place which has fertile soil. Switzerland is such a place. Its fresh skies, majestic mountains, elegant blue lakes and charming green pastures are not meant to be captured by cameras but can only be captured by your heart. The architecture, chocolates, watches are enchanting too. Some skip Switzerland when they tour Western Europe, because of the higher costs. But trust me that it is definitely worth the extra time and effort visiting. For some reason, the most popular Western Europe destinations do not offer such unblemished natural scenery.

Lijiang (China) as a travel destination

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I am posting this reivew here since Tripadvisor does not allow reviewing for places visited more than 12 months ago.

 

I visited Lijiang in 2011, and it remains my favourite holiday getaway destination in China as of yet.
I appreciate the cooling weather and the luxurious greenery. The economical accommodation in traditional houses, the healthy yet mouth-watering local dishes (fresh from their own backyards!), the horse rides on the mountains, the clean, clear streams, combined with free wifi and computer usage + internet surfing.

For someone who appreciates healthy plants, trees, etc, this is like heaven to me, as all the plants grow extremely well thanks to the extremely fertile soil. If you are a nature-lover like me, you will love this place.

His Kids United Christmas – Album Review

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Don’t be fooled by the name of the band/album. This is not just an album for kids. Mixing in Electronics, Acoustic, Easy jazz, Pop, Indie rock/pop, this album easily hits a genre that goes well with each age group.

Rather apt for playing in the background for Christmas gatherings in homes, with your family and friends, rather easy listening.

Recommended:
Track 1: Here We Come A-Caroling (Wassail Song)
Track 11: I Hope This Gets To You

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Cross Focus Reviews in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.