Welcome to my stop on the Celebrate Lit Book Tour for Letters from Jesus, Studies from the Seven Churches of Revelation by Author Chris Palmer. I hope you enjoy the information on the book and author. There is a generous giveaway so be sure to sign up.
Letters from Jesus, Studies from the Seven Churches of Revelation by Author Chris Palmer is a wonderful insightful look at the book of Revelation and the Greek language. I was mesmerized by the deep meaning that each Greek word possessed. This is a book that I did not know I needed so much until I read it.
Author Palmer obviously did his research well. This is a well planned and organized book. It is also very well written. His words are clear and easy to understand.
He opens with an introduction sharing that we might find some of ourselves in one of the churches or maybe a little of ourselves in all the churches. Well, he was right. This book will step on some toes, but that is okay.
Letters from Jesus is divided into weekly chapters. Chapters are only four pages and end with a prayer, short activity, and Biblical references for deeper insight. Beginning with a Scripture phrase in English and Greek the study continue with a story. Then it goes into the meaning of the Greek word.
This book taught me so much. It is one that I will definitely refer to as well as reread. The author made it timely and interesting. His style of writing is so nice. I would definitely read more from him.
I highly recommend this to all Christians. It would be good for either personal or group study. Church libraries would benefit from having this. I rated it a 5 out of 5 stars. A copy was provided but these are my honest thoughts.
About the Book
Book: Letters from Jesus
Author: Chris Palmer
Genre: Religion / Biblical Studies/History & Culture
Release Date: September 10, 2019
“In Revelation 2:2, Jesus tells the church in Ephesus something intimate—Google Street View intimate. He says, ‘I know your works’ (Oida ta erga sou). Four words don’t seem like much, but in the Greek, it packs a punch.… Jesus chooses the Greek word oida, which expresses total, comprehensive knowledge. It is intimate knowledge that comes from being up close and personal. This knowledge isn’t hazy on the details. It doesn’t struggle to remember. It preserves the particulars. In the mind’s eye, everything is sharp and clear, like a well-taken photograph.” —Chris Palmer
Letters from Jesus: Studies from the Seven Churches of Revelation explores Christ’s warnings to the seven most prominent churches in Asia Minor in the book of Revelation. These letters date back to 95 A.D., but they help us make a fascinating discovery about civilization: life hasn’t changed that much over the last two millennia.
Author Chris Palmer illustrates the truths contained in the Letters from Jesus using modern, everyday day examples. The host of the popular podcast Greek for the Week, he unpacks Greek words and phrases in these verses from Revelation with humor, joy, and biblical scholarship.
Why study Greek, even just a little bit? As Chris explains, looking at the New Testament in the original language in which it was written can offer us some beautiful insights into God’s Word. “It’s like reading the Bible in high definition,” he says. Also, “studying God’s Word in the original language forces us to approach it with reverence and awe, humbling ourselves to obey what it says, whether it’s something we want to hear or not.”
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About the Author
The Rev. Chris Palmer is the founder and pastor of Light of Today Church in Novi, Michigan, and founder of Chris Palmer Ministries. He is host of the popular podcast, Greek for the Week, seen on several Internet platforms.
Chris began in full-time ministry in 2006 and began to preach internationally in 2009, helping many congregations grow, flourish, and expand. His desire for missions is to train and educate pastors, encourage congregations, support the vision of local church, and show the love of God to the culture. He has done this successfully for a decade in over forty nations of the world in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean, working with both traditional churches and the underground/persecuted church.
Chris earned a B.A. in Pastoral Studies from North Central University and an M.A. in Exegetical Theology, magna cum laude, from Moody Theological Seminary. He is a sought-after Greek scholar for his ability to make God’s Word come alive in a unique way from the Greek. Chris is often invited to present Greek and hermeneutics workshops at Bible and ministry schools. He recently began working on his Ph.D. at University Wales, Bangor, in the area of Johannine Literature, particularly the book of Revelation.
His previous self-published books include Living as a Spirit: Hearing the Voice of God on Purpose, The 85 Questions You Ask When You Begin a Relationship with God, The Believer’s Journey, and Escaping the Haunting Past: A Handbook for Deliverance.
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Experience the Bible in high definition and learn some Greek with fun, easy lessons from pastor/scholar Chris Palmer.
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To celebrate his tour, Chris is giving away a grand prize package of a $20 Starbucks gift card, copy of LETTERS FROM JESUS, copy of HEBREW WORD STUDY!!
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