About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

ACTs420NOW by Marta E. Greenman: Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Book: ACTs420NOW
Author: Marta E. Greenman
Genre: Non-Fiction, Inspirational, Jesus, the Gospel and Acts
Release Date: November 25, 2015

Afraid to take a stand for Jesus?

What would you do if asked to defend or recant your faith?

Discover how the apostles, as well as other historical believers, were equipped to take a stand and defend their faith. The book of Acts comes to life in Marta E. Greenman’s relevant Bible study and will strengthen you to overcome difficult circumstances in your own life.

Take an in-depth look at:
  • The lives of Peter and John, and other first-century believers who answered their culture while standing firm for Christ in spite of persecution
  • Little-known facets of the stories of pilgrim, William Bradford, Martin Luther and martyr, William Tyndale.
  • The faith of heroes of the U. S. Revolution and our nation’s early leaders that shaped our great nation.
Strategies for overcoming, and powerful biblical principles, are intertwined with lessons from the believers of history in this eight-week, interactive Bible study. Five strategic lessons each week will encourage you in your faith, and equip you to face difficult days. Interactive questions will help you examine your own life and leave a deposit of faith.

“For we cannot stop about speaking what we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:20 NAS)

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I am always eager to increase my understanding of God's Word so I jumped at the chance to preview this book that focuses on the New Testament church following Jesus's Resurrection and Ascension. The Acts of the Apostles is the fifth book in the New Testament and there is much to be learned about the history of the early church. Author Marta E. Greenman has designed a comprehensive workbook /study guide to help us to learn more. Over the course of five days a week for eight weeks she guides our study by using questions, Bible scripture, and biographical information about Martin Luther and William Tyndale, along with historical facts about religion in the United States of America.

There is a statement on Day 1 of Week 3 of this book that especially resonated with me. Greenman writes that "The suppression of Christ may be more subtle today than in the days of Peter and John, but incrementally, day by day, Christian values are being suppressed." (p. 81). Today, Christians in the United States may not be jailed for speaking the name of Jesus, but they are often ridiculed on social media because of their beliefs. Who knows what the next decades have in store for believers?

ACTs420NOW is a wonderful choice If you are looking for a workbook that is structured, well-organized, and dedicated to increasing knowledge of God's Word. I especially like that there is ample space to write your answers and end notes for reference. I am using it for my personal bible study but I believe that it would also be a great resource for group studies.

I received a complmentary copy from Celebrate Lit but I was not obligated to write a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

About the Author

Marta E. Greenman was called out of corporate America in 1988, then joined a church-planting organization and traveled the world in evangelism and discipleship campaigns. In 2002, she and her husband, Marshall, moved to Romania to help church plant and work with street children. In 2011, Marta founded Words of Grace & Truth Ministries, which is dedicated to teaching God’s Word to the nations, and teaching others to do the same. She is the author of two other Bible studies, Bound to be Free, and Leaders, Nations, and God, teaches and speaks nationally and internationally, and makes her home with her husband in Plano, TX.  

More from Marta

What can we learn from the first century church to make the twenty first century church more “successful.” Join me in a journey to rediscover principles from the first century church to apply them to your life. We will start from the foundation of Christianity, there is salvation in none other than Jesus Christ, and build from there. We will start our journey in Acts 4 and explore strategies for overcoming.

Blog Stops
Mary Hake, October 8
Godly Book Reviews, October 11
The Becca Files, October 12
She Lives To Read, October 12
Texas Book-aholic, October 13
Older & Smarter?, October 15
Genesis 5020, October 16
A Reader's Brain, October 17
janicesbookreviews, October 18
Kathleen Anderson, October 20


To celebrate her tour, Marta is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. This sounds like an amazing book.

  2. It's interesting how this book ties scripture with history.

  3. Thank you for taking the time to share your terrific book with us. I enjoyed reading about it.

  4. I appreciated the quote you shared from the book. It really is true!

  5. This sounds like an informative book.