Mar 09, Jose Rivas added it. It truly gave me a word from the Lord in many, many cases and confirmed that He knows what I need and is faithful to speak to me. I really like the author’s breakdown of the Greek language as it pertains to studying, understanding and applying Biblical truth to a person’s life. This is a great devotional I felt like some of the author’s suggestions or co While the author did spend about a third of each devotional explaining the meaning of one or two Greek words in the selected verse, none of it really seemed to “stick” in my mind.

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Sparkling Gems from the Greek, with Rick Renner – Devotional Archives

Father Roseberry, Christ Church Plano gave me this book and it is one of the most special gifts i have received this year. A place of peace. Being single and therefore ineligible for THAT lesson, it felt like it went on forever. I started to read this when in MN. Then it delves deeply into the verse, for several pages. I fems there is a fair bit to be gained from reading this book, but there are also far too many opportunities for the unsuspecting reader sparklint be lead astray.

Sep 03, Cynthia rated it it was amazing. Here then is a more succinct account of my problem with how the Greek is taught.

rick renner sparkling gems

This is a great book for daily devotionals or just to read a Sparkling Gem here and there. And He is God’s gift to you for your life-journey!

Devotional Archives for Sparkling Gems

I usually love word studies, but I sparkliing like I got very little lasting benefit from this large book. He use Greek in a very understandable and pragmatical way.


I did quit reading the daily confessions. Dec 19, Kelsey Bryant rated it it was amazing Shelves: Following that, there is a written prayer about the verse and a confession of faith regar A friend recommended this as a devotional several year ago, and was the year I finally read sparklibg. It’s much more intentional, like putting feet and action to your prayer. Books by Rick Renner. In each video, Rick makes Scripture come alive on topics of value to every facet of life.


rick renner sparkling gems

Rick leads this amazing work with his wife and lifelong ministry partner, Denise, along with the help of spparkling sons and committed leadership team.

In each daily devotional, Rick Renner does precisely this; offering up scripture verses and unlocking the keys to understanding by breaking down and translating each scripture to illuminate the lost nuances.

rick renner sparkling gems

Every day when I awake, I renew my consecration and personal commitment to serve God with all my heart. Perhaps I’m being harsh, but to me it is a serious offense to be misrepresenting Biblical truths in the sparkkling that Renner has done. There is a secret place. I declare this in Jesus’ name!

Sparkling Gems is arranged in a devotional format with more than 1, in-depth Greek word studies, crafted into daily devotions that are sure to inspire and provoke you to plunge deeper into your own search for more hidden treasures from God’s Word.

It’s actually a devotional with new “gems” for every rcik of the year, but it is so much more than that. This is a great devotional and reference.

Sparkling Gems from the Greek, with Rick Renner Devotionals Archives

I would only recommend this book to the most cautious of readers who are knowledgeable in Biblical truths and preferably with a basic understanding of the Greek with a lexicon of their own for when Renner invents his own meaning for words.


It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. And I should hope that spouses would not boast to others about what goes on behind closed soarkling Daily Devotional that is for students of the Bible who have a hunger to dig deeper in the Word of God.

Therefore, in order to be at a level of knowledge where you can safely read this book and know where it is right and where it is wrong you will already have sparklinf the position of lay person with a casual interest in Greek to which this book is marketed at.

This was probably the most impacting book I’ve read this year. In mythology, he had the role of protector of travelers, creating a religious obligation to be hospitable to travelers. The Greek never negates the impact the book has on your spiritual life, however; it adds to it as you understand what more is behind the concepts we’ve become so familiar with i This was probably the most impacting book I’ve read this year.

Jan 02, Linda rated it it was ok.