Wednesday, October 3, 2012

One Month

I had a very hard time reading this book.  At the time that I requested it, I had heard great things about the book and was looking forward to a lifechanging read.  The book arrived and I kept reading chapter 1 and setting it aside.  I couldn't get into the book.  Eventually, I did read the book and there were some great insights.  I believe that I struggled with the book because of the many life events that were occurring in my life.  In the end, I took a lot of encouragement from the book and was able to grow as an individual.  I will be reading the book again, as life calms down. I expect that this will be a book that speaks differently to me each time i read it.

One Month to Live challenges readers to embrace the life God has entrusted to them and to live it out moment by moment with wholehearted authenticity, honesty and integrity.

I received this book from Water Brook Multnomah in exchange for a review.  My thoughts are my own and I received no other compensation.

Covenant Child, by Terri Blackstock

I am a huge fan of Terri Blackstock.  That said, I was totally unprepared for the emotional rollercoaster this book took me on.  I felt sympathy, love, compassion, happiness, and anger ALL in one book.  This story follows the life of two little girls who are taken from someone who loves them and placed with family who doesn't know how to love them.  I can't write more without spoiling the book.  I loved all of the twists and turns, and i loved how she wove the story of the gospel into the book..  another great read!

* i received this book from booksneeze in exchange for a review.  my words are my own.  [[ASIN:1401686974 Covenant Child]]

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Max on Life.. Again

Thomas Nelson Publishing provided me with a copy of Max Lucado's book Max on LIfe: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions, in exchange for an honest review.
I LOVE Max Lucado's ability to share his insight into the Bible and how it is still relevant to our world today. Max on Life didn't disappoint me. I love the straightfoward approach that was taken on this book. It is divided into seven chapters which categorize the questions Max Lucado answered. I have found it an easy read, nice to pick up and read a few questions here and there, and will more than likely use it to help with encouraging others in the women's ministry at our church.
Most meaningful to me was a question on worry.. I love his definition of worry as antitrust. Backing up the fact that we don't need to worry with multiple scriptures is a great reminder that God has the answers; and that the answers might need to be repeated for me once in a while!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

History of the Bible

I was given a copy of The Story of The Bible by Larry Stone by Thomas Nelson Publishing for review.. The opinion expressed is my own and I recieve no compensation for this review. Larry Stone has done an excellent job with this book. The front cover says it best.. "the fascinating history of its writing, translation, and effect on civilization." As a christian, i have struggled through many books that discuss history of the Bible and various translations. I did not struggle through this book, i enjoyed it. The timeline and pull-out pages are excellent resources. I initially thought i would review this book and pass it on to one of my pastors. Shortly after receiving it, i knew i was going to keep it for myself. I look forward to using it to teach my children the history of the Bible later.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fasting... to do or not to do?

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I requested this book because i have become increasingly aware of more christians practicing fasting as a form of worship or seeking growth in their alk with God. I have always been glad that this practice was ancient and no longer required of us.
In reading this book as a form of research, i found myself intrigued by how many variations there are within the Bible and how many misconceptions i had about fasting.
I trulty enjoyed learning more about Why the characters in the Bible fasted and ho that translates to our modern day expectations from fasting.
I have gained tremendous insight into the practice of fasting, and a desire to give it even more consideration.
All in all, a book i would recommend to anyone looking for an easy to read, scriptural, fact-filled book on the subject of fasting.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Perhaps it's time for a new story. That's what author Jan Silvious says in her book Same Life, New Story. Silvious takes women from the Bible and brings their story into our life. Each chapter addresses a different issue, using scripture, personal reflection and group discussion questions to help us grow stronger in our faith and our biblical knowledge. This book was written as a 10-week study. I can't wait to get a group started on this journey with me!
I learned a long time ago that your perspective is critical. I am ready to see my life change as I go through familiar bible stories and see them through the perspective of these women.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Save the Date

I just finished reading Save The Date by Jenny B. Jones. The title kindof gives away some of the story, but Jones adds a few twists along the way. This is a tender hearted romance story that spends time developing characters. There are several examples of godly relationships throughout the book, as well as circumstances that challenged those relationships. Save the Date is an easy read that encouraged laughter and a few tears. The author did an excellent job of weaving prayer and Christrian value into the story without beating you ovr the head with the message. I would highly recommend this book for teens and young adults.

Disclosure: i recieved this book from Booksneeze, in exchange for my review. There was no other compensation and my review is my own opinion.