Profile for New Expression > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by New Expression
Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,214,180
Helpful Votes: 34

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
New Expression

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3
pixel
The Trinity: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)
The Trinity: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)
by Paul M. Collins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

1.0 out of 5 stars I got a better idea about this impenetrable doctrine from the Kindle book, 18 Oct. 2014
I think that I possess a reasonable degree of intelligence but I could get no understanding of what the author was saying in this book about the admittedly deep mystery of the Trinity.
I got a better idea about this impenetrable doctrine from the Kindle book:
'Sirs, What Must I Do To Be Saved':

God’s three-personal form of being (Trinity) is different from anything else in the universe.
What God intends has been determined in the counsels of the Trinity from eternity.
The Godhead (or essence of God) of Father, Son and Holy Spirit is indivisibly one. What one person of the Trinity does and is, all three do and are. Each has equality of being with the others. Each is fully God.
God the Son and God the Holy Spirit have subordinate roles to God the Father forever.
Each person of the Trinity gives love to the others (i.e. self-giving for the benefit of the others).
The Trinity is independent and with no need to create anything. There is joy in the Trinity.
In the economy of the Trinity, the Father speaks, the Son accomplishes and the Holy Spirit applies.
By means of eternal generation, God the Father is the cause of the personal existence of the Son within the Divine Being. God the Son is eternally begotten of the Father.
In primary functions in relating to the world: God the Father plans and directs. He is the sovereign Lord over all. He judges the world and chooses who is in the Church and who is not, through people’s willing choices.
God the Son is the active agent in carrying out God’s decrees. He mediates (for example the works of creation and redemption where redemption means paying a ransom that results in the saving of the redeemed from the consequences of Sin). He is subordinate to the Father in role forever.
God the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son in an eternal relationship. He is subordinate in role to the Father and the Son forever. He brings to completion, applies and sustains what the Father has decreed and the Son has accomplished.
The work of the Holy Spirit is to manifest the active presence to bless of God in the world and especially in the Church.

He empowers. For example in history He has empowered people like Samson, a figure in the history of the nation of Israel who performed many feats of strength.
He purifies the Church on Earth by indwelling people and making them more and more Godly.
He reveals God’s will to the Church by personal guidance.
He unifies by deepening fellowship in the Church.
He inspired the writers of the Bible so that what they expressed from their own minds was what He wanted to be written.
He gives stronger or weaker experience of the presence and blessing of God according to the response to Him. He can be grieved, offended, resisted or quenched.
When a religious revival occurs people are filled with the immediate presence of God and feel what He feels, desire what He desires, do what He wants, speak by His power, pray and minister to others in His strength and know with the knowledge which He gives. All this is due to The Holy Spirit’s working.
The Holy Spirit convicts the world of Sin, righteousness and judgment.
The conviction of Sin is a spiritual conviction which condemns unbelief unlike the legal conviction of conscience which accuses or excuses when wrong is done.
The conviction of righteousness is by the Holy Spirit’s witnessing to Jesus’ exaltation because of his (Jesus’) righteousness and after He had ascended into Heaven. No one could witness to this until the Holy Spirit had been poured out following Christ's ascension. This in itself was evidence of the exaltation of Jesus.
The conviction of judgment is of the judgment of Satan which is past. People can be assured by this conviction that Satan’s power is on the wane and they need not necessarily be adversely affected by him.
In the Covenant of Redemption, an agreement voluntarily undertaken between the persons of the Trinity as equals:
The Son agreed to become a man and obey the demands of the Covenant of Works on Man’s behalf and pay the penalty for Sin which Man should have had to pay.
The Father agreed:
To give the Son a people whom the Son would redeem for His own possession.
To send the Son.
To prepare a body for Him.
To accept Him as representing the people He would redeem.
And when the Son had accomplished His work, to give Him all authority in Heaven and on Earth as the God/man Christ that He would be.
The Holy Spirit agreed to fill and empower Christ to carry out His ministry on Earth and (proceeding from the Father and the Son) to apply the benefits of redemption to the redeemed people after Christ had returned to Heaven with His work accomplished.


Black God: Afroasiatic Roots of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Religions
Black God: Afroasiatic Roots of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Religions
by Julian Baldick
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £53.87

2.0 out of 5 stars The book reads like a series of notes which rarely develop into narrative, 14 Oct. 2014
The book reads like a series of notes which rarely develop into narrative. A subject which should be fascinating is made boring.
There were many lists of cultic practices which would interest few outside of anthropological circles. The content tends to be a struggle to read in my opinion. There was no theme throughout that would have held the interest of a general reader.


Essential GCSE Latin
Essential GCSE Latin
by John Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended, 11 Jun. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Essential GCSE Latin (Paperback)
This is a book that cannot be praised highly enough. Its best feature is the grammatical lore that one would usually only learn in a class taught by an excellent GCSE Latin teacher. It is also excellent in the extent of its coverage of Latin grammar itself. To get the best from the book, it would be better if the reader had had some teaching in Latin already. Learning Latin from scratch might require looking at a set of DVD lectures or attending classes first. Getting started from any book without tutoring/mentoring might be difficult for many people.
It is much more than just a reference book though. Its teaching is pretty comprehensive even for someone completely new to the language and a treasure trove for those more advanced in their learning of it. This book is in my opinion an indispensable addition to the bookshelf of the Latin student.


Latin Vocabulary (SparkNotes Study Cards)
Latin Vocabulary (SparkNotes Study Cards)
by SparkNotes Editors
Edition: Cards
Price: £10.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars pointless, 24 May 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The cards are small. they contain very little information. I cannot see what purpose they might serve. They were not what I expected.


False Diamond (An Abbot Agency Mystery)
False Diamond (An Abbot Agency Mystery)
by Veronica Heley
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Page Turner, 13 May 2014
I enjoyed reading the book. It defies the 'Show Don't Tell' rule of creative writing but my attention and interest were held even so.
It was an interesting page-turner but Dostoevsky can rest easy in novelist's heaven.
It showed a SE England-dwelling woman's somewhat feminist take on life.
If Bea Abbot thought that a 'Thought For The Day' homily was a cracking sermon she might benefit from a crash course in systemic theology.
I guessed about the connection between Benton and his sister early on.
How did Bea manage to single-handedly transport Leon to the master bedroom and tuck him into bed?
I recommend the book.


A Latin-English and English-Latin dictionary, for the use of schools: Chiefly from the lexicons of Freund, Georges, and Kaltschmidt
A Latin-English and English-Latin dictionary, for the use of schools: Chiefly from the lexicons of Freund, Georges, and Kaltschmidt
Price: £1.50

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars avoid this one, 28 April 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
It is too difficult to use. I don't think anyone would be able to get useful lookups with it . Get instead: 'A digital Latin dictionary' for Latin to English and 'English To Latin Phonetic Dictionary ' for English to Latin. Just select the two in settings / dictionaries in the kindle and they will work..


The Shortest Bible In The World
The Shortest Bible In The World
Price: £3.14

1.0 out of 5 stars A Short Comment, 17 April 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This little book contains what the hero of 'Catcher In The Rye' might have had to say about the Bible and God.
Why does the author spell 'liar' 'lier'. Is this a coded admission of some kind? Any spell checker would have caught this awry mistake.


Beau Geste [ 1939 ] Uncensored
Beau Geste [ 1939 ] Uncensored
Dvd ~ Gary Cooper
Offered by brrsales
Price: £10.98

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Caveat Emptor, 7 Dec. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Beau Geste [ 1939 ] Uncensored
THis film is one of the greats. Gary Cooper is the greatest actor who ever lived. This is because not of his breadth of roles he is capable of but his depth of character portrayal. Every slight expression or gesture speaks volumes.
However this dvd has subtitles in French or Dutch! These are a nuisance.


Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven
Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars yarn spun by a master, 28 July 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
It is an imaginative yarn, humourous and 'down to earth' in a story of the hereafter, witten with homespun wisdom. To quote a few examples: it was only possible for the writer to communicate effectively with other departed souls in heaven who spoke the same period English as his own, most of the departed from America were Red Indians and some of the greatest of the departed of the world had been unheard of nonentities but superior to the celebrated of particular fields. It ended abruptly though, giving the impression that only a first section of the book had been transcribed.


The Everything Guide to Ayurveda: Improve Your Health, Develop Your Inner Energy, and Find Balance in Your Life
The Everything Guide to Ayurveda: Improve Your Health, Develop Your Inner Energy, and Find Balance in Your Life
by Heidi E. Spear
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.47

1.0 out of 5 stars No Ancient Wisdom Here, 7 Jun. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This book is to Ayurveda what the "Beano" would be to Shakespeare. There seems to be cottage industry of extreme lightweights setting themselves up as exponents and explicators of this ancient science both in books and in lectures. This is one of the books.


Page: 1 | 2 | 3