Editorial Reviews    The Ryburn Christian Clarion Spring, 2007 (Vol. IV, No. 3)Reviewed by Rick Heeter, Editor-in-Chiefwww.godslivingroom.com "No Such Thing As LUCK!…takes you on a journey into the Scriptures, and …nicely fills a gap that has not been adequately addressed until now.” Many years ago, I learned that…concepts like luck, chance, …and fortune are nothing but elusive ideas that people use to explain what they consider to be unexplainable. I even recall thinking it would be useful if someone would put what God’s Word says about such notions in a book so all that insight would be readily available…. No Such Thing As LUCK!…takes you on a journey into the Scriptures, and into the mists of antiquity, to discover the distant beginnings of these seemingly innocent ideas. Ultimately, the mystique is stripped away and luck’s true essence is exposed…. No Such Thing As LUCK!…nicely fills a gap that has not been adequately addressed until now. ________________________________________________________ Midwest Book ReviewReviewer's BookwatchFebruary 4, 2005 Volume 5, Number 2Taylor's Bookshelf Dismantles such deceptions as fate, lot, fortune and chance In No Such Thing As Luck: A Biblical Perspective, Charlie Johnston dismantles such ancient deceptions as fate, destiny, lot, fortune and chance -- all elements of the traditional concept of "luck". Drawing upon a biblical foundation for his enlightening insights into the idolatrous nature and wayward meaning of belief in a "luck factor", a condition that simply does not exist, Charlie Johnston explains in detail the origin and development of luck's meaning from antiquity down to the present day; alerts the Christian reader to the idolatrous nature of a belief in luck; proves that luck is not a source of enduring prosperity; takes the romance quite out of the concept of destiny; exposes false beliefs about luck, chance, fate and fortune; prizes the value of separating truth from error and shows how to distinguish between the two; and reveals how a Roman goddess named Fortuna established the modern meaning of fortune -- how luck became a lady. Commended to the attention of those who lay blame for what goes wrong in their lives or activities to "bad luck", as well as attributing their successes to "good luck", No Such Thing As Luck should be required reading for any Christian who is concerned about a gambling oriented culture that is hallmarked by casino gambling, poker playing, four-leaf clovers, and "lucky" item fetishes in support of sports teams. __________________________________________________________ Dancing Word Writers Network by: Eileen KeyDancing Word ReviewerTitle: No Such Thing As LuckAuthor: Charlie P. Johnston, Jr.Publisher: Johnston PublicationsISBN: 0-9743339-1-3Genre: Inspirational NonfictionRelease Date: January 2005 "His revelations from Scripture will cause a Christian to think twice before speaking those words again." Luck. A word bandied around by most of us in conversations. Best of luck. Wish you luck. Good luck on your new job. A four-letter word, it seems, with which we pepper our conversations. Charlie Johnston’s treatise No Such Thing As Luck points out the pagan origins of the term we so lightly use. His revelations from Scripture will cause a Christian to think twice before speaking those words again. As Johnston states, “The fundamental claim of luck is power. Luck claims the power to bring benefits and bestow blessings.” With such a strong light shed on it, the word takes on a sinister flavor. Biblically, Johnston reminds us with Jeremiah 31:35 “Thus says the Lord, Who gives the sun for a light by day and the fixed order of the moon and of the stars for a light by night. Who stirs up the sea’s roaring billows or still the waves when they roar-the lord of host is His name.” (Amp.) Before we utter those flighty words again, we need to check our heart motives. Luck, it seems, does not line up with scripture. And Charlie Johnston has proven that fact to me. Read this study to discover the truth for yourself. Its recommended reading from a blessed woman, me. Blessings,Eileen Key 



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