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The author has been a life-long student and learner. While working in the real-world for nearly forty years, he held various management positions for over two decades. He won the Public Service Excellence award for managing the “Best Federal Government Program” for the year 2000. He is now a retired federal government manager and free-lance writer (www.yetmo.com – now in hiatus) who holds the Master of Education degree from the University of Virginia. He has published dozens of op-ed, management, humor, and general interest articles. Mr. Apelquist was a regular social and political columnist for The Journal Newspapers (Washington, DC, suburbs) and The Flagler Times (Flagler County, FL). He was Treasurer of the Flagler County (FL) Education Foundation. Fred served as the first Contributing Editor to “The Forum” at the Understanding Government Foundation (www.understandinggov.org). Mr. Apelquist is a Lifetime Member of the Professional Managers Association (PMA). He has held many church posts including deacon, elder, chair of the deacons and worship departments, chairman of the board, and Vestry member.
on Nov. 30, 2014 :
This book focuses on the "red letter" words of the New Testament— that is, Jesus' own words. In doing so, the author provides an overview of the teachings of Christ, from the Beatitudes and the Olivet Discourse to the last sayings on the cross and the post-resurrection Great Commission.
The book is well organized into sections: one each for the four Gospels, plus Jesus' words in Acts, 1 Corinthians, and Revelation. The sections on Jesus' parables and miracles are especially informative, as the author identifies the message that Jesus is communicating in each of His 40 parables and 35 miracles. Helpful appendices provide a harmony of Jesus' teachings in the Gospels as well as a quick reference to all of Jesus' sayings and actions.
Bible students at all levels will find this book a helpful source of information, and those who love the Scriptures will appreciate the reverence and attention to detail the author displays.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Aug. 10, 2014 :
Your Jesus GPS: Find Direction, Personal Growth, Inner Peace and Joy, by Fred Apelquist, is a fantastic primer for anyone looking to get a big picture of Jesus’ teachings and miracles throughout the New Testament.
In Your Jesus GPS, Apelquist has synthesized the major Biblical accounts of Jesus’ teachings and miracles and has given references to where those major accounts can be found everywhere they occur in the New Testament.
The book’s short description captures the essence of what the author has accomplished in this work:
Whether or not you know who Jesus is and what He said, “Your Jesus GPS” will acquaint you with the messages and miracles, and more. Written not only as a Guidebook but also as a personal testimony, this work catalogs all of Jesus’ major works and words and allows the reader – and student – to pursue the matter further, if desired.
This book is helpful in organizing the teachings and miracles of Jesus and looking at the big picture of the New Testament scriptures, especially the four gospels. This is a particularly helpful tool and resource for Bible teachers, Sunday school teachers, home school parents, first time Bible readers and experienced Bible students alike.
Your Jesus GPS accomplishes its purpose “to provide information, prompt introspection, and encourage action.” After reading this book, the reader truly will find further “direction, personal growth, inner peace and joy.”
I highly recommend Your Jesus GPS: Find Direction, Personal Growth, Inner Peace and Joy, by Fred Apelquist.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)