I decided to walk in my old mentor’s footsteps by starting a blog primarily dedicated to reviewing 1 book per week. While I typically read books on theology and philosophy, I am hoping to stretch myself a little by reading other genres of literature. I don’t know if that will always happen, since I’m trying to read what will benefit me at school, but I am certainly going to try when I get the chance.
My Name is Dan Bartol. I am the husband to a beautiful wife, and the father of a beautiful daughter with another (mystery gender) baby on the way! I love Jesus more than anything. He has proven to be experiential, historically reliable, and truly the Sovereign ruler of the universe. I do hope you get to know Him, as He is the very source of that which is ultimately satisfying, redeeming and good. His love has conquered sin, death and our default destination of eternity, Hell. He took the punishment we deserve on Himself as He became a physical human being, lived the perfect sinless life we couldn’t and was then tortured and nailed to a cross for our sin. He then rose from the dead on the 3rd day and now reigns back in the position He has always held, as God almighty.
For anyone who will humble themselves, repent (see your sin for what it is, and turn from it to God), and trust in Jesus alone for our salvation, He will become our justification before God (a position before God, where we are no longer enemies but His adopted children), He will clean us from our sin, and He will restore a right relationship with Himself.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9