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The Beatitudes in the Old and New Testaments

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"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven..." Thus begins the first of eight blessings, or beatitudes, that Jesus taught in His Sermon on the Mount. Take a walk through the beatitudes along a scenic route with stories from both the Old and New Testaments. Discover two sequences of Biblical events hidden in the beatitudes as well as its overall message of hope.

This book examines each beatitude in depth, citing historical events such as the reign of Solomon, who was a peacemaker whom God called His son, as well as parables and teachings from the Gospel accounts of Jesus' life. Moral lessons are also drawn from each beatitude for the reader to apply in daily life. The wealth of stories found in this book also make it a good introduction to the Bible. Oh, that there would be a resulting sense of wonder at God's words found in the Bible! May the Lord bless His words.

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