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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Book Review: Hai, Miiko! Vol. 34 by Ono Eriko

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BOOK review
Started on: 16 January 2022
Finished on: 16 January 2022
 
 
Title: Hai, Miiko! Vol. 34
Author: Ono Eriko
Publisher: m&c!
Pages: 168 pages
Year of Publication: 2022
Price: Rp 48,000 (https://www.gramedia.com/)

Rating: 5/5
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Setelah menunggu selama hampir setahun, akhirnya Hai, Miiko! Vol. 34 ini terbit juga! 😆 Bagi yang membaca review-ku untuk Hai, Miiko! Vol. 33 atau kalian yang juga mengikut serial komik ini, pasti tahu kenapa jilid ini sangat dinantikan. Setelah sekian lama, Miiko dan kawan-kawan akan lulus dari SD dan menjadi murid SMP 🥲❤️. Rasanya ikut terharu dengan kelulusan mereka karena aku sendiri sudah mengikuti komik ini selama bertahun-tahun 🤣. Seiring dengan bertambahnya usia karakter-karakter yang ada dalam cerita ini, aku menantikan banyak pengalaman dan kisah-kisah menarik yang akan mereka lalui bersama.🥰

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Book Review: In Search of Wisdom: Life-Changing Truths in the Book of Proverbs by Joyce Meyer

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BOOK review
Started on: 22 December 2021
Finished on: 3 January 2022
 
 
Title: In Search of Wisdom: Life-Changing Truths in the Book of Proverbs
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publisher: FaithWords
Pages: 272 pages / 270 pages (e-book)
Year of Publication: 2021
Price: Rp 395,000 (https://www.periplus.com/)

Rating: 5/5
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"The search for wisdom is a journey, and having its principles worked into our character and become our natural responses to the issues of life require time, thought, and practice."
The book of Proverbs is full of both spiritual and practical wisdom that gives us what we need to guide our steps each and every day. Knowledge is important, but if it's not turned into action, it will fail to help us on an earthly level. That's why it's essential to gain understanding of the seven foundational principles frequently seen in Proverbs: Wisdom, Understanding, Prudence, Knowledge, Discretion, Discernment, and Fear of the Lord. If we desire to have these qualities, we must make a commitment to slow down. We must give sincere thought regarding action to be taken, remembering that each action produces a result.
"Reading about and knowing biblical principles is good, but knowledge that does not lead to action will not help you on a practical level."

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

1,000th Post: 10 Years of Book Blogging

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🎉 HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022, EVERYONE! 🎉

As I enter this new year, I suddenly realized that I've been book blogging for 10 years since 2011—when I was still a college student. And coincidentally, this is also the 1,000th post on this blog! Can't believe that I've written that much during the past 10 years 😆. Looking back, so many things in my life have changed—from a college student, to office worker, then got into a relationship, and got married. Sometimes I underestimated how much can change in the span of 10 years, we only realized the truth when we look back and see how far we've come 😊.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Book Review: New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional by Paul David Tripp

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BOOK review
Started on: 1 January 2021
Finished on: 31 December 2021
 
 
Title: New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional
Author: Paul David Tripp
Publisher: Crossway Books
Pages: 384 pages / 386 pages (e-book)
Year of Publication: 2014
Price: Rp 349,000 (https://www.periplus.com/)

Rating: 5/5
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"I want people to see that the grace of the gospel is not so much about changing the religious aspect of their lives, but about everything in life that defines, identifies, and motivates them. I am calling people to see the gospel as a window through which they are to look at everything in life."
Mornings can be tough for some people. Sometimes, a hearty breakfast and a strong cup of coffee just aren't enough. Offering more than a rush of caffeine, Paul David Tripp wants to energize you each morning with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel. The author knows that what we truly need is an encounter with the living God. Only then will we be prepared to trust in God's goodness, rely on His grace, and live for His glory each and every day.
"One of the stunning realities of the Christian life is that in a world where everything is in some state of decay, God's mercies never grow old. They never run out. They never are ill timed. They never dry up. They never grow weak. They never get weary. They never fail to meet the need. They never disappoint. They never, ever fail, because they really are new every morning."

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Book Review: Sketsa Mendung by Raditya Dika

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BOOK review
Started on: 21 December 2021
Finished on: 21 December 2021
 
 
Title: Sketsa Mendung
Author: Raditya Dika
Publisher: GagasMedia
Pages: 232 pages
Year of Publication: 2021
Price: Rp 88,000
 
Rating: 5/5
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"Saya ingin menangkap bahwa di tengah pandemi, banyak yang merasa sendirian. Mereka terperangkap di sebuah tempat, entah itu rumah atau pekerjaan, sementara awan gelap seolah tiada akhir. Padahal, selalu ada harapan: langit kembali cerah setelah mendung dan hujan."
Sketsa Mendung adalah adaptasi visual dari beberapa cerita pendek yang ditulis oleh Raditya Dika—dari teks cerita pendek dinarasikan melalui cerita bergambar yang lebih intens. Ada cerita pendek yang bernuansa sendu, ada yang ditulis dengan gaya komedi, bahkan ada cerita yang bertema horor. Buku ini juga dilengkapi dengan cerita tentang proses kreatif Raditya Dika saat ia menulis cerita-cerita pendek ini di masa pandemi.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Book Review: Do You Believe?: 12 Historic Doctrines to Change Your Everyday Life by Paul David Tripp

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BOOK review
Started on: 22 November 2021
Finished on: 20 December 2021
 
 
Title: Do You Believe?: 12 Historic Doctrines to Change Your Everyday Life
Author: Paul David Tripp
Publisher: Crossway Books
Pages: 400 pages
Year of Publication: 2021
Price: Rp 485,451 (https://www.bookdepository.com/)

Rating: 5/5
*This e-book was received as a review copy from Crossway
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"I wrote this book to awaken us out of our street-level theological thoughtlessness. I wrote it to narrow that troublesome gap between what we say we believe and how we actually live."
Doctrine—what Christians believe—directly influences how they live. The biblical truths about God, humanity, and the world are not merely about knowing more—they are also about loving God and making sense of this life and the life to come. But what happens when there is disparity between what believers confess and how they live? In this book, Paul David Tripp takes a close look at 12 core doctrines and how they transform the human heart and mind. He unpacks each doctrine and presents its' relevance for the Christian life. As readers explore each chapter, they will be fueled to fall deeper in love with their Father and Creator—putting the truths of God's word on display for all the world to see.
"This book is filled with revelation that will completely change the posture of your life—if you will let it."
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