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The Roundup – Episode 12

A collective of ideas to inspire you, each and every week.

At Newbold, we believe in the power of Monday motivation.

In this week’s episode, Danilo shares a couple of recommendations that inspire him when it comes to the story of Jesus – but not before reflecting on a sunny day at the seaside where he found the illustrated bible of his dreams which made for the perfect summer read!

2020 is still hard. Some days are better than others, but this year isn’t over yet and sometimes it’s hard to see the woods for the trees. Maybe now is the perfect time to remind ourselves of the gospel story and the promise of hope that comes with it.

Whether you’re a fanatic binge-watcher or a devoted bedtime reader, there’s something for you here. Give them a go, and take it easy.


TV Show: The Chosen

Danilo recently came across "The Chosen", a tv series on the life of Jesus and the gospel story. He loves the fresh perspective on how Jesus influenced and inspired people's lives, and what events may have looked like. He rates the actors and thinks the script is top-notch. One to watch for sure.

Book of the week:

"The Desire of Ages" by Ellen G. White

First published in 1898, The Desire of Ages is essentially the retelling of the life of Jesus Christ. It is the third volume in White’s five-volume series: The Conflict of the Ages, which shares the story of Christian history as told in the bible, and this particular book in the series covers the life and ministry of Jesus.

It’s a thick book, but Danilo loves the way White portrays certain events, and feels that the perspective she gives on Jesus’s life really is amazing.

If you’ve not read it, read it! If you have read it, read it again!

Quote of the week:

Excerpt from book of the week - "The Desire of Ages"

Christ was treated as we deserve that we may be treated as He deserves. He was condemned for our sins, in which He had no share, that we might be justified by His righteousness, in which we had no share. He suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which was His. ‘By His stripes we are healed.”