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Jacob Abshire was born October 1977 and raised in the greater Houston area in Texas. Jacob is married and has four children. He serves as a teacher at his local church and contributor to Truth411, an online Christian content provider. His first book was published in May 2011, called "Forgiveness: A Commentary on Philemon."
R. D. Frazier
on June 29, 2011 :
I read this book several weeks ago in a different eBook format and was impressed enough with it to purchase the Smashwords version for a second eReader.
This is a wonderful book on the book of Philemon. It has a warmth about it for the characters in the story which brings them to life and easily lets us picture them as "people," not just names in the Bible to read about.
Abshire brings Paul's apostolic motives into full view as he gently guides Philemon, in the spirit of Jesus' teachings, toward an attitude of genuine forgiveness for his runaway slave Onesimus. He also backs up every word and phrase of the book with the full throated Scripture references expected in a commentary.
You'll also hear Abshire's heart here, the heart of a disciple yearning to tell the world about what he's discovered in the Gospel.
(reviewed the day of purchase)