Weekend Word: Book (and a winner)

Friday, February 24, 2012

{Welcome to the weekend! I've chosen a word from my Bible's concordance, and am sharing a few of the related verses. I hope you will consider these verses over the weekend, and perhaps spend some time in the Word finding others. If you don't have a Bible handy, here is a great online version. Till Monday . . . }


He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law. Nehemiah 8:3

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16

Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. John 21:25

This week has been all about books.
To celebrate, the winner of Robin O'Bryant's book, Ketchup is a Vegetable, and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves is SARA. Congratulations!
Email me at courtney(dot)awip(at)gmail(dot)com and we'll get you the book.

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12 Responses to “Weekend Word: Book (and a winner)”

  1. One aspect of our present world that is rather sad is that  we don't do what Nehemiah did... so few groups have any of the "listening to the Word" time.  We have become so hesitant re: sharing the Word; don't want to overstep the spirit lines.  We have become so casual and cautious.  I hope the day will come when the Lord breaks through and we have the blessing of being involved and seeing the results.

  2. Great point, Joanne. I once heard someone talk about the importance of listening to the Word - instead of whipping out my own Bible to follow along when scripture is read aloud, I could just close my eyes and let the words reach me in a new way. I've found that listening tool to be very useful, especially when I have a squirmy kid on my lap :)

  3. These are all such wonderful verses for your weekend word and I really like the lighting in your photo!

  4. Thanks, Katie - I appreciate that, coming from you! I went dark on purpose and liked the way it turned out, too. Really enjoying your link up :)

  5.  One thing I sometimes point out to people is that until about 100 years ago, the majority of people didn't read, COULDN'T read.  Books were rare, even if they were able to read.  When the Bible "Letters" were written, they were read to the church members; that was it.  We live in an entirely different culture/world now.  Sometimes good, in this skill and availability; sometimes bad... filled with ungodly reading in books, magazines, and, now, on line.  Words fill our hearts and minds... and some are good and some are very evil.  HEARING the Word is a different world for us, and truly can soak/seep down into our hearts.  [Sometimes when on a long drive, I listen to the NT on CDs and can get through that whole portion of the Bible in a day's trip.  And it sinks in differently than when I'm reading.]

  6. Hearing it does make it sink in differently, doesn't it? And you are so right about how literacy has changed the way we live - in good ways, but it opens us up to more worldly influences as well. Definitely something we should be aware of so that we don't just become passive consumers of everything we read, see or hear. Great thoughts.

  7. I love books and God's Word but never thought about how the word book is used in scripture. 

  8. I love Nehemiah. It's one of my favorites, a testimony of God's love for the church. Thanks for sharing!

  9. This is very unique to be sure... How many would study the word book. Awesome!

  10. I like this post, Courtney ... oh my, how I do love books ... you should see my overstuffed shelves!  I love your photo ... and the scripture verses! Wonderful word study! It's so important to read His Word ... oh, the treasure we find there! This is my first visit here from Katie's site, too. :) Have a blessed weekend!  

  11. Oh dear ... oops!!! ... I didn't realize it took both of my pictures!! So sorry!!! I tried the first time, and didn't think it accepted it, so I tried a smaller version! I also thought it would show up as the smaller icon next to my name as
    the others are doing ... ??  I would delete them, but I'm not sure how,
    so you are more than welcome to do just that!!  Please!!!! For now, well, there I am, in full color and black and white! lol!!  I'm not familiar with DISQUS, either. Again, I am so sorry, Courtney!!

  12. Deborah - So glad you stopped by, and don't think twice about the photos! They are great! I'll see what I can do, but honestly, I'm not that familiar with Disqus either - the thing that matters is that you're here and we are communicating. Thank you for that!