New Bible Study Challenges Readers to Strengthen Faith

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Author and Bible study leaders Philip and Linda Charlton release new series, ‘Living with the Book’.

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It's the Bible and not the notes that have the power to change lives

When Philip and Linda Charlton decided to embark on writing what would become their Living with the Book series, they had clear goals. “We believe people tend to spend their time reading notes and commentaries about God's Word when the majority of their time should be spent studying God's Word itself,” states Philip. “It's the Bible and not the notes that have the power to change lives.”

In the series’ first release, “Living with the Book: Matthew” (published by WestBow Press), the authors present a fresh, meaningful way for Christians to embolden their study of the book of Matthew.

Part study guide and part journal, “Living with the Book: Matthew” delivers poignant Scriptures from the first book of the New Testament and provides ruled pages for readers to record their thoughts, feelings and personal testimonies. Others in the series currently available are the books of John, Acts and 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John and Jude. Luke, Mark, Hebrews and James are near completion.

Philip and Linda pour their extensive biblical studies training into each passage in the book, providing readers with valuable insight into the times and context in which the book of Matthew was written.

Living with the Book
By Philip and Linda Charlton
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 270 pages | ISBN 9781449779825
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 270 pages | ISBN 9781449779818
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Philip and Linda Charlton grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania. Their lives have allowed them to live in West Virginia, southeastern Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio and Minnesota. In 2011, they said goodbye to Ohio and now share their time between Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida in an effort to balance time with their children and grandchildren with time in the warmth of Florida.

Philip served nearly 30 years with a management consulting firm. In 2007, he stepped down from his position as president and Chief Operating Officer (COO), moved to Cincinnati and assumed the position of COO at a growing non-denominational church. Philip has Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and doctorate degrees in forest science and a Master of Arts in biblical studies.

Linda has experienced nearly 40 years of Christian growth and leadership. She has been a frequent mentor of women exploring their faith and has led numerous Bible studies for women in all stages of spiritual development. She is particularly gifted at encouraging people to not just read Scripture but to also apply what they learn to their daily lives.

Together, Philip and Linda are passionate about helping people learn the value of spending time reading God's word.

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) — the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to “inspire the world” with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit or call (866)-928-1240. Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.

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