Author Archives: Liz Hagler

About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.

The Big Idea Of Numbers Is The Story Of God’s People Wandering For 40 Years In The Desert Learning To Trust God.

In the book of Numbers, God’s people wander in the desert for 40 years on the way to the Promised Land.  In Leviticus they were instructed how to live holy lives and to trust God.  In Numbers they get to … Continue reading

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Brave Heart West Coast- A New Men’s College

Brave Heart West Coast is a new mens college in Northern California. Here is what the website has to say about it… “Brave Heart West Coast is an adventure program for young men who dream to soar higher, go farther, … Continue reading

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The Making of The King James Bible Movie

Looking for a great family movie! Check out The Making of The King James Bible. We loved it. Many people treasure the King James Bible but how many of you know the story behind  the translation. This movie is very … Continue reading

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Kids Craft: Zacchaeus In A Tree

                More Ketchup Please has provided this wonderful craft to help children understand the story of Zacchaeus and his encounter with Jesus.  It is especially fun because it allows children to use their own … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Joshua Is The Story Of Conquering The Promised Land

Following 40 years of wandering the desert in Numbers, God’s people finally enter and conquer the Promised Land in the book of Joshua. After nearly 500 years, God’s special nation is going to receive the fulfillment of God’s promise made … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Daniel Is The Story Of God’s Authority Over The Nations

Even while God’s people were captive in Babylon, God used one of these people named Daniel to show His authority over the Babylonians and over the future nations of the world. When Daniel was a young man, he along with … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Jeremiah Is The Story Of A Rejected Prophet

When God called Jeremiah, Jeremiah reluctantly took up the task of warning God’s People to turn from sin and follow God. God called Jeremiah as a young man to be a prophet and he was afraid. But that did not … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Revelation Is To Encourage Persecuted Churches By Describing Christ’s Ultimate Victory

John wrote Revelation to 7 persecuted churches in order to encourage them by describing Christ’s return and ultimate victory over all sin. John was exiled for his faith in Christ to the isle of Patmos.  He understood persecution.  John wrote … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Ezekiel Is The Story Of Future Restoration

Ezekiel warned God’s People living in Jerusalem that they would be destroyed if they didn’t stop sinning.  Later after they were destroyed,  Ezekiel gave the people hope that God would forgive them and restore their nation in the future. Ezekiel … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Jude Is To Warn Christians To Fight For Their Faith When Others Are Fighting Against It

Jude warns Christians that they need to fight for their faith against the evil people who have snuck into the church and are spreading lies. Jude reminds the church that they have been entrusted with a wonderful gift of God’s … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of 3 John Is To Encourage Hospitality To God’s Traveling Messengers

  John wrote this little letter called 3 John to commend Gaius for practicing hospitality to traveling Christians and to condemn Diotrephes for not doing it. John had heard a report from some traveling evangelists that Gaius had welcomed them … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of 2 Corinthians Is The Story Of Paul’s Joy In Partnering With Them In The Ministry

Paul wrote this second letter to the Corinthian church to express his joy over being able to minister with them. This letter was written about 6 months after 1 Corinthians.  Paul was preparing to come back and visit the Corinthians. … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of 2 John Is To Walk In Love and Reject False Teachers

John writes this little letter to instruct the church to reject false teachers and to encourage them to walk in love. At the time of John’s writing, there were false teachers traveling around and teaching that Jesus did not come … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of 1 John Is Faith In The Loving Christ And Fellowship With His Family

Jesus’ disciple John writes to remind the church who Christ really is and how He brings love and fellowship with one another. During this time, there were tricky teachers coming into the church who were teaching that Jesus didn’t come … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Romans Is The Story Of The Church Built Upon God’s Grace Made Active By Faith

Paul wrote to the church in Rome to remind them that God’s grace saved them from their sins. Now they can experience this salvation through faith in God and not by works. When Paul wrote this letter from a town … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Acts Is The Story Of The Church

Luke wrote the book of Acts to provide the historical account of  the coming of the Holy Spirit. After Jesus ascension into heaven, the Holy Spirit empowered the beginning and expansion of the church. Acts begins with the final days … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of 1 Peter Is How To Endure Suffering Triumphantly

Peter writes in this book to Christians to instruct them how to endure suffering triumphantly. It is easy to forget who’s you are and what your purpose is when you are undergoing suffering. Peter wrote to a broad group of … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Joel Is The Story Of Judgment On The Wicked

Joel told God’s people that judgment would surely come on the wicked and that God would save His people and bless them in the future.   Joel used a devastating locust plague to prophesy that judgment would fall on evil … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Amos Is The Story God’s Anger At Injustice

When God’s people ignore the needs of the poor in the name of religion, God gets angry at this injustice.  Amos was a shepherd and fig tree farmer in a little town.  That is why we called Amos in our … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Isaiah Is The Story Of Salvation From Sin

The prophet Isaiah spoke to Judah and warned them regarding their sin against God but gave them a future hope that God would save them if they turned back to Him. The prophet’s name “Isaiah” means “Yahweh (God) Saves”.  Isaiah … Continue reading

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