Thursday, March 26, 2015

Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon



Twenty four years ago, a ride that was meant to be a joyride turned into tragedy. A girl was buried in a shallow grave. Who put her there and why? These are the questions Detective Chief Lisa Grant and Detective Mac McGregor are determined to find the answers to. How are they to determine the identity of the dead girl? How much time will it take? See the sparks fly as they get closer to solving the dead girl's murder. As they get closer to solving the murder,  are they by chance getting closer on a personal level? What are they finding out about each other? This book is full of suspense, drama, romance. It will keep you turning page after page, you will not want to put it down. What lengths will the murderer go in order to keep the BURIED SECRETS.

I received a complimentary copy from Revell Books for this review.

The Creole Princess by Beth White




 Lyse Lanier, a victim of her birth, mistreated, looked down upon by some, loved by others. Especially mistreated by Madame Dussouy, he was once engaged to her papa. Her cousin, Scarlet works for Madame Dussouy, she is treated the same way. Why so much hatred in one person. Lyse's life is changed when Don Rafael Maria Gonzales de Ripparda enters her life. Who is this merchant of New Orleans who can put a smile on Lyse's face, who seems to be at every turn, seems to know everybody worth knowing, can get her in places she was never allowed to go before, was she beginning to have feelings for this Spaniard? Lyse was from mostly French culture. Her best friend was the English Major's daughter, Daisy. This was happening when the American struggle for independence was raging? Loyalties to family and flag have to be decided. Do you follow your loyalties or your heart? What will become of Lyse and her family, will they enter the war? This is a well-written book, it has joy, sorrow, love, hate, faith, hopelessness, and courage. Come and ride the roller coaster of emotion as as we walk with THE CREOLE PRINCESS. Good Reading.


I received a complimentary copy from Revell Books for this review.

A Beautiful Reflection by Sarah O. Maddox




This is very romantic christian book. For the first time since Susan was employed by Hitchenson Enterprises, she was attending the company's national convention in Atlanta. She was receiving an award. Susan was a praying woman, she prayed to not bring shame to God or her family at this convention. At the convention she meets her boss and is invited to dance with him. While on the dance floor, she starts to have feelings for him, all her determination and nerve had collapsed. Her heart had won over her head. She prayed to the Lord to help her and forgive her. The more time Susan spent with Jim, the deeper her feelings grew. It seems, Jim was falling for her too. Jim takes Susan to meet his friends, after talking to Violet, Susan begins to doubt her relationship with Jim. Susan discovers she has a stalker, the question of whether or not Jim is saved. With the Lord's help, will Susan find the answer's she needs?
There are some things in Jim's past that need to be addressed. Susan is finding it hard to deal with. May she find a favorable answer to her questions.
Join Susan, and see if It is truly
A BEAUTIFUL REFLECTION
Good Reading!!
I received a complimentary copy from BookCrash for this review.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Legacy by Dan Walsh

Jim and Marilyn Anderson had a son, Doug who had left home for college, he was brought up in a Christian home, but they were afraid he had let go of his Christian upbringing in favor of today's wild and free lifestyle. The Anderson's had a tenant, who was more like family, named Christina, who had lived in the apartment over their garage for a year, who had feelings fir their sin, Doug, and she had a feeling he was living another lifestyle than the kind he lived before he left home.  Christina wants to continue her education, so she decides to check out some schools she might be interested in. One school happens to be close to the school that Doug goes to, so she and Doug's mom plan a trip to check out the school and surprise Doug and take him to lunch. When they arrive at the school, her appointment is rescheduled for later, so instead of surprising Doug for lunch, they decide to take him to breakfast. So they arrive at hus apartment, unannounced. Guess who gets surprised? This is a very good book, it deals with problems a lot of parents go through with their children.  I felt their heartache and pain, indecision, despair and uncertainty.  This is a good book to curl up with, and see how the Andersons' and their son solve their problem. Find out what other things also are happening, on a happier note, in the Anderson's life.
Good Reading!!!
I received a complimentary copy from Revell Books for this review.

Healthy Mind Cookbook by Rebecca Katz

Healthy Mind is very informative. The chapter on THE CULINARY PHARMACY lists different ingredients that helps with memory, mood, sleep, energy etc.
For example, Legumes(Beans, Lentils, and Peas) eating these on a regular basis helps keep your brain sharp and healthy. They are loaded with B vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. They have been linked to sharper mental focus, less fatigue, better memory.
BROCCOLI-memory, vitamin K
BEETS-brain food, high in nitrites, may stave off depression.
CINNAMON-memory, being studied for its potential in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
EGGS-memory
PEACHES-memory, mental energy, mood
WALNUTS-memory, vascular health, healthy sleep
OLIVES-learning
TOMATOES-memory
POTATOES-mood, memory
ORANGES-mood, memory
OATS-mental energy
GRAPEFRUIT-mood, learning
GARLIC-memory
These are just a few ingredients that are in this book.
It has a section on Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Food a section on Eating Organically and recipes fir Soups, Vegetables, Meat and Seafood, Anytime Foods, Dollops, Tonics and Elixirs and Sweet Bites. If you are looking for information about some ingredients and how to fit them into your particular diet, this is the book. When you prepare your next meal, do it with a HEALTHY MIND.

I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.





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Friday, March 20, 2015

Parenting With Scripture by Kara Durbin

Parenting With Scripture is a helpful tool in teaching children.
It deals with different emotions and situations. It has a Discussion and Take Action along with scripture that applies to that problem and It has a Scripture Appendix. There is also a section on Verses To Memorize. The first emotion that us addressed is anger, I had a ptoblem with anger and even though I am not a child or teenager, in the Discussion section, the first question that is asked is, "Was it really worth getting angry?" Now that I think back, over half the time, it was not worth it. Next, "How could the situation have been handled differently?" Again, there was a more appropriate way of handling the situation. The last one, "What does anger accomplish?" All I remember is that someones feelings were hurt and in at least one case, I lost a friend.
It has methods to help with these incidents and scripture to help understanding.
There are so many negative things in life today to influence our children, we as parents need as much help as possible, and this book is such a help. The cover is eye catching, the book is arranged so it is easily referred to as often as needed. A needed tool in our parenting journey. Children are always asking, "Why or Why come?", now we can give them an answer.
I received a complimentary copy from MPnewsroom for this review.

You Can Hear The Voice Of God by Steve Sampson

How many ways can you hear the voice of God? Here are a few:
Through:
The written word and Proceeding Word, His Thoughts, Words Of Knowledge, His Words in Your Spirit,  Holy Spirit Pictures and Visions, Dreams, His Peace, The Inner Witness, In Your Conscience, The Need To Come Boldly and Live With Expectation. I'm sure one or more of these ways apply to you. This is an interesting book. It sheds light on some things that have been puzzling some of us. It is explained and accompanied by scripture, and uses up-to-date metaphors to help explain. It is well written. I like the section on COLORS AND OTHER SYMBOLS, what they mean, like RED represents the power of salvation and the blood of JESUS. There is also a section on FOUR DON'TS, like Don't accept Christ...FOLLOW HIM,
Don't read the Bible...STUDY IT
Don't pray...LISTEN
Don't go to church...BE THE CHURCH. It looks at it from a different prospective. It also has a chapter on PRACTICAL GUIDELINES FOR HEARING FROM GOD. There are so many thought provoking chapters that will make you stop and think and wonder.
Settle down in a comfortable chair and see if YOU CAN HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD. Good reading.
I received a complimentary copy from Chosen Books for my review.

Touched By Heaven by Nancy Ravenhill

This book is about a woman's life-long encounters with JESUS, beginning at age five. It talks of her abuse by her father, a church going man, a Christian accordionist, the divine encounters with JESUS, futuristic visions, a healing GOD, and ways that angels minister to us. Follow her through her trials and tribulations, her ups and her downs, share her grief and her joy, see how she finds peace at last. I was crying and angry with her father to take his anger and frustration out on a five year old child. But a five year old child saw Jesus at a time in her life when she needed someone to feel safe and loved. She had prayed to the only one who was was the answer to her broken heart. Pick up a copy, get in your favorite chair and share being TOUCHED BY HEAVEN. Each chapter has a scripture.
I received a complimentary copy from Chosen Books for this review.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Day I Met Jesus by Frank Viola



The first story, Diary of a Woman Caught in Adultery, was so moving, seeing her as a mother in an abusive marriage with a child, a man who claims to be in love with her, says all the right words, makes all the right moves, be around at the right time. Being caught in the act of adultery, brought before the court to be judged and punished,  that is when she MET JESUS.
The next was A Diary of a prostitute who loved too much, a woman who had dreams of a home, husband and children. One night changed that. After gathering a few things she left her home and went to another village. Then something wonderful happened, she MET JESUS.
The third was a Diary of a Desperate Samaritan Woman.
The fourth a Diary of a Woman with a Flow of Blood.
And the fifth a Diary of the Woman Whom Jesus Loved.
These stories are gripping and heart felt. In addition to the stories there is scripture to go along with it as well as a commentary and how it applies today. This is a book you will want to read over and over. Do you remember THE DAY YOU MET JESUS?

I received a complimentary copy from Baker Books for this review.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

We Need To Talk by Linda Mintle


The words "We need to talk," usually means something is wrong, we become defensive, it means something needs to be settled. This phrase makes us uncomfortable because you have to work through conflict. We face conflict everyday. The news, in our familly, on our jobs,     just being in a public place or spiritual conflict.
We all have conflict in our everyday lives, some are easily resolved, some take a little more finesse. Knowing how to handle conflict is a skill a lot of us are lacking. This book will help you to resolve conflicts.
In the chapter about Conflict, a woman is invited to church by her friend and gives her heart to God, she realizes that some things in her life has to change. No more shacking up, no more sleeping together. This is why some young people don't belong to church, because they can't keep doing things that are wrong, they don't want people to judge them, another conflict (spiritual).
The section on Power Struggle Conflicts hits home. My power struggle has been with my daughters about my grandbabies (parenting conflict).
In Can We Trust Each Other it covers secrets, unreliability, betrayal, how to build trust. It covers Criticism, I grew up where people were constantly criticizing me, contructive criticism they called it. Defensiveness, Contempt,  Stonewalling. It talks about the styles of confluct, Avoider, Volatile, Validator, Hostile, Competitive and Accommodating.
This book covers so much, it will help you resolve a lot of issues or at least help to smooth things over.
Take a look around your home, your place of work or your church do you need to say WE NEED TO TALK?


I received a complimentary copy from Baker Books for my review.

Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen





From the Prologue, I knew this book was going to be memorable. I remember how I felt when I was expecting my first baby. I felt excited, happy, apprehensive and impatient for the arrival of my baby. I like the section about Setting The Stage For Baby, it asks you to think back to when you saw your newborn's face for the first time and how you felt. My first time seeing my baby's face for the first time was one of amazement that a 6 pound 9 1/2 pound little person had come out of my body. Next came the examination to make sure he was OK, 10 fingers, 10 toes etc. It asks How Will I Know What To? Just about half the parents have asked that question. Here are more questions we as parents have asked ourselves, Do I spank my child or not, How to communicate with an infant who doesn't understand words and How to handle a defiant toddler? This book would have been so helpful to me back in 1964. The section on Nursing brought back fond memories of bonding with my baby girl that still exist to this day. She's grown and have children of her own but she's still my "baby girl." There are questions at the end of each chapter to help you along. Every new parent should have a copy of this book, it is just full of information that a new parent and a great grandma like me can use with my great grandchildren. Parents, this is a book that will show you that you are not alone and other parents are going through the same thing you are. Thanks to Jane Nelson, Cheryl Erwin and Roslyn Ann Duffy for this book, it will help many young mothers.

I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.




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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Love Unstuck by Pat Layton




Here is a little something from the book:
"I will not give in to fear of any kind,
Fear of the past,
Fear of the present or,
Fear of the future.
I am blessed to be a blessing until my assignment on this earth has been completed and I am standing face to face with my Jesus, celebrating His completed and perfect work in me. "
This inspires me to try harder. It gives me a goal to reach for. The scriptures are also thought-provoking.
I like the section about the the 3-D women, Dizzy, Desperate, Digging. The 3-D God:
Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent.
There's the Personality test and so much more. This book will give you an insight on how to deal with things in this fast-paced, ever changing world. It shows you what to do or say in certain situations, scriptures to read to reinforce your strength and faith. It is easy to read, easy verses to remember, there are references to places where you can download additional information from their website. It tells of ways to get closer to God. Get an idea of what your purpose is and how to find it. This book covers so much, how to fight the battles in our world, our community, our family and our church, it also talks about the Armour Of God in a different way, how to deal with your emotions, intimacy, security, peace and much, much more. This is a good book. Pretty cover, easy to read. Well put together. Sit down with a hot cup of cocoa, curl up and enjoy this book, you'll be glad you did.
I received a complimetary copy from Revell Books for my review.

Where Trust Lies by Janette Oke



Elizabeth (Beth) Thatcher returns home after a year's teaching in Coal Valley, what has changed since she has been gone?
She is met at the station by her father, her mother and Julie. When they arrive home she sees her married sister Margret and her husband and her nephew JW, who doesn't remember her. What else has be forgotten? This is my first book by Janette Oke and I love it. Beth comes home and expects to enjoy being home with her family, instead she is informed that the family, except her father, are going on a cruise. She decides to go along. Also on this cruise is her ex-fiance's mother, father and sister. Beth has a man who has caught her interest, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police, not quite what her mother was expecting. This cruise will be a cruise the Thatchers and Montclairs won't soon forget. The people they meet, places they visit, the things that happen along the way. A good book, eye-catching cover, a good read.
I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House for this review.

You're Loved No Matter What by Holley Gerth



You're Loved No Matter What is a thought provoking book. There is a quiz about Ways Your Life May Be Affected by the Pressure to Be Perfect, such as Isolation and Loneliness, Anxiety, Depression, Irritability, Indecisiveness, Low Self-Worth, and Ongoing Physical Symptoms. I have at times felt isolated and lonely even in a crowd of people. We all have felt a little anxiety at one time or the other. Depression comes and goes. Irritability is sometimes an every day thing. Indecisiveness we have once in awhile, sometimes we have low self worth, and sometimes we have ongoing physical symptoms. This book gives you some insight into how to cope with these things. It has so many interesting subjects that hit home with a lot of us, and tells us how to deal with them. This is a book to keep close at hand. I received a complimentary copy from Revell Books for this review.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Until You're Mine by Samantha Hayes




The Characters:
Claudia Morgan-Brown-wife, mother to be, stepmother and Social Worker
James Morgan-Brown-Naval officer, husband, father
Oscar and Noah-twin boys of James and Claudia Morgan-Brown
Zoe Harper-the nanny, or was she?
Heather Paige-partner of Cecelia Paige, or not
Cecelia Paige-partner of Heather Paige or not, jewelry designer
Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher
Detective Inspector Adam Scott
Grace and Stella-daughters of DI Lorraine Fisher and Adam Scott
Pip-friend of Claudia
Jan-the cleaner
Claudia's husband is a Naval officer and is due to leave for another tour of duty, she is expecting their first baby, a girl, she hires a nanny to help her with the newborn baby as well as the twin boys from her husbands previous marriage. Her nanny is Zoe Harper who has a lot of mystery surrounding her. Meanwhile, there is a serial killer who is killing only pregnant women. 
Pip, Claudia's friend and her daughter, Lilly, she' pregnant too, is a constant shoulder to lean on,
 Jan, the cleaner, who does the housework in Claudia's home.

This book is full of mystery. Suspiscious nanny, strange jewelry designer, serial murderer, conflicts in families, strange men breaking into James' study. Who is Zoe Harper , really? Who is this serial killer? This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. Grab a copy, pop some popcorn, and curl up in front of a fireplace and enjoy. Good Reading!!!

I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Snuggle Time Devotions That End With A Hug by Stephen Elkins


Snuggle Time Devotions That End With A Hug is a fascinating little book for children. It has good illustration great artwork, it has a good front and back cover. It has a presentation page, rhyming Bible stories, devotional thoughts, games/activities that demonstrate Bible story's lesson and HUGS. This is a very fun filled presentation of the Bible for a child. It has the title, scripture for that lesson, key verse, the story, activity for that lesson and a hug. It presents the Bible in such a fun way and easy to understand.
In one of the time takeaways it said:
Blessings come TO us to flow THROUGH us. I like that. There's another one that says:
We LET GO and LET GOD! We trust the One who knows the way.
Children will want to read this book over and over. My 2 year old great granddaughter likes it. I can't wait to read the next share a hug book. Good reading!!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The A To Z Guide To Bible Signs & Symbols by Neil Wilson & Nancy Ryken Taylor


From the reading of the introduction of this book it has explained something I've long wondered about. The difference between sign (point or draw attention), and symbol (represent). This book has such life-like photos and they are simply breath-taking. It has an eye catching cover, but the best is inside. It goes into detail to explain the sign and what it means and the scriptures where it is found. Words we read or hear the pastor preach about, like "altar". What was its use and purpose? Where was it used? When were they used? Why were they used? Or what was the importance of the "Ark Of The Covenant"? Why is Babylon so prominent in the bible and what  does her sign or symbol mean? You will have many hours of informative reading and reflecting.  Good Reading!
I received a complimentary copy from Baker Books for this review.

Be The Message by Kerry & Chris Shook


Be The Message is a nice 30-day devotional. It starts out with Day 1 which consists of:
Open Yourself, Open God's Word, Open Your Mind, Open Your Heart, Open Your Life, Open Your Arms, and it quotes scripture to go along with your daily walk with the Lord, it has spaces to write down your own personal thoughts, it tells how to BE THE MESSAGE for the Lord. There us a prayer that I like and it applies to a lot of us:
Lord, I spend a lot of time trying to close my heart to the needs around me, not because I'm unkind, but just to keep my sanity. There's a lot of need out there. I ask You to pry open my heart. Show me what I need to see. And help me deal with all of it.
A lot of us can relate to that prayer, if we let ourselves think of all the need in the world and just what we can do with the resources we have, a lot of us would fall short. We do need to ask the Lord to show us what we need to see and help us to deal with it all. This book is inspirational. It's small and compact, so you can carry it with you. It has other prayers too, that might helpful in your everyday life. Pick up a copy, you'll like it.
I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Divine Applause by Jeff Anderson




Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be able to talk to God and to 'hear' him talk back to you, like in Moses' day? When things are going bad and you need someone to talk to and provide a solution to your problem.
In this book, he talks about sharing secrets with God by giving, praying and fasting in secret. Our Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly. I like the section about "Special Ears."  When I read that it reminded me of the times I have been doing something or going somewhere and out of the blue an idea or a thought would pop in my head and it would stay there until I acted upon it and it made me smile like something just between me and God. Or pray a prayer to have it fulfilled and whisper, "Thank You, Lord." When I read the section "Pleasing God And Doing Stuff," I thought about when I helped some people and there was no food in my refrigerator for at least a week except what was left from our Thanksgiving dinner, which was just enough for the 3 people in the family. This food lasted for 9 days. We ate 3 times a day. It brings to mind " I will open you the windows of heaven , and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And finally, the section on "Looking Forward To What Lies Ahead,"  I look forward to growing with God, watching grandkids and great grandkids grow with God also. This is a very inspiring book. It was well written, easily read, nice cover,(front and back). It covers a lot of interesting points.



I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Booksfor this review.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A Beautiful Reflection by Sarah O. Maddox




Susan Strasbourg and Rob Stallings had been a couple since senior year in high school. Susan and Rob thought they would get married. But things change. A refused proposal, and a trip to Atlanta for her
 company's national convention. What was in store for Susan? Would she find someone, who would love her as much as Rob did? When the person God wants her to marry comes along, will she know he's 'the one'? Susan arrives at her company's national convention  and is seated at her table, she notices that a man seated at the table next to her was looking her way. She later finds out it's the President of her company. He watches her and makes her feel uncomfortable so she decides to go to the Ladies Room. The President, Jim Hitchenson, heads her off and engages her in conversation. What started out as just innocent conversation and a dance, turns out to be a whirlwind romance. But Jim has a wild past and some of it is about to catch up with him. Is their love strong enough to withstand the daggers of the past? Is this the man God has chosen for her? Is Susan the woman Jim thought she would be? Is that really what the problem is? Or is it something more? How do they overcome these conflicts? Only God knows.
This is very romantic christian book.
I received a copy from BookCrash for this review.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

30 Events That Shaped The Church by Alton Gansky

            



1. PENTECOST
2. CONVERSION OF PAUL
3. GENTILES AND JUDAISM
4. WHEN ROME BURNED
5. DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM
6. EDICT OF MILAN
7. FIRST COUNCIL OF NICAEA
8. JEROME COMPLETES THE VULGATE TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE
9. EAST WEST SCHISM
10. INNOCENT III EXPANDS THE POWER OF THE PAPCY
11. UNAM SANCTAM PROCLAIMS PAPAL SUPREMACY
12. GUTENBERG PRODUCES THE FIRST PRINTED BIBLE
13. THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION
14. SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION BEGINS
15. COUNCIL OF TRENT
16. SMYTH BAPTIZES HIMSELF AND BEGINS THE EARLY BAPTISTS
17. KING JAMES VERSION IS PU LISHED
18. BISHOP USSHER'S CHRONOLOGY
19. GREAT AWAKENING IN US
20. BILL OF RIGHTS IS WRITTEN
21. DARWIN'S ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES IS PUBLISHED
22. SCOFIELD REFERENCE BIBLE IS PUBLISHED
23. THE FUNDAMENTALS
24. SCOPES "MONKEY TRIAL"
25. RISE OF NEO-EVANGELICALS
26. DEAD SEA SCROLLS DISCOVERED
27. JESUS MOVEMENT
28. VATICAN II
29. RISE OF THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT
30. RISE OF NEW ATHEISM
Very informative, enlightening and educational. It answered a lot of my questions. This book spans twenty centuries of history. It tells how the church came to be, and it has grown. It tells how the Catholics and Protestants separated. Learn about those who came before us in the faith. It begins with Jesus' ministry, crucifixion, death and resurrection. This is a book that will be on your mind for a while. Good book!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bonita Avenue by Peter Buwalda




Bonita Avenue is the unraveling of the Sigerius Family because of SECRETS. Relationships are destroyed by lies, minds destroyed by madness.
The characters in the scen and Aaron Bever, Joni’s fella,
Siem Sigerius
and his wife, Tineke,
Siem Sigerius, a former athlete and current math genius,
Tineke, Siem's wife
Joni, Siem's headstrong daughter;
Aaron Bever, Joni’s fella,
 Siem's son, Wilbert, is in prison for killing a supervisor with a sledgehammer.
This is intriguing, but I just couldn't understand a lot of the situations. There were places and names I didn't understand. It was a good book, just couldn't understand it.

I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review.






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My Keepsake Bible by Sally Ann Wright



This is my first book by Sally Ann Wright, and I hope it won't be my last one. My Keepsake Bible is a good gift for a mom who has just had a baby, it has a place for his birthdate, his mom, dad, grandparents, plus a kid's bible. It's wonderfully illustrated, soft cover, bright colors, easily read, a book any kid would love to read or have read to them. I really love the prayers in the book, so simple, easy and soothing. I plan on using some of those prayers in my daily life for myself and my family. It was made so clear for the kids, they'll be reading it over and over until it gets dogearred. I especially liked that prayer:
Lord Jesus,
the wind and the waves obey you.
Deaf people hear because of you.
Blind people see because of you.
Lame people walk because of you.
Dead people live because of you.
Help me to obey you,
to hear you, to see you in those around me,
to walk where you want me to be,
to live my life serving you by helping others.
Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is HATRED, let us sow LOVE;
Where there is INJURY, let there be PARDON;
Where there is  DISCORD, UNION;
Where there id DOUBT, FAITH;
Where there is DESPAIR, HOPE;
Where there is DARKNESS,  LIGHT;
Where there is SADNESS, JOY;
For your mercy and for your truth's sake.
Great Book!!!
 Nice job SALLY ANN WRIGHT, hope to read another one of your books. God Bless.



I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale House for this review.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Esther by Angela Hunt

I enjoyed this book. I could not put it down, it was captivating. I like how it was told from Hadassah (Esther) and Harbonah's point of view. It was so detailed, it was almost like you were there. The customs and traditions. The life of a eunuch, concubine, life in the harem, how treacherous a queen could be, that a king was in constant danger of losing his life from those he put trust in. How eunuchs served around the palace. How a young teenager became a wife and a queen. Being captured by ruffians, brought in a slave trader's carriage to the palace.

Esther is one of my favorite women of the bible. She had character, courage and love for her people. This was an emotional and touching portrayal. A young girl taken from the only father she has known, taken from her betrothed, taken from her friends, put in an atmosphere that is strange to her a mere teenager. How was she to cope? What did she have to do to stay alive? What of her betrothed and his father? So much has happened to Hadassah in the short time of her life. There is so much going on, it keeps you spellbound.

Beauty is not always a blessing.

This is my first book by Angela Hunt and I was not disappointed


The front cover was exquisite with its raised lettering and smooth back cover.






I received a free copy from Bethany House for this review.

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Field Guide For Everyday Mission by Ben Connelly & Bob Roberts Jr.


This book was interesting. It's a practical guide for small groups, individuals, and churches. Its a helpful guide, simple. Most people think that going to church every Sunday is all they have to do, but there's more to it than that. We have to try to lead people to Christ. I remember my godmother and I going to different people's house for a prayer meeting or a bible study. That was so exciting. After reading this book, you will have 101 ways to demonstrate the gospel. This is a great tool for someone ready to start the everyday mission. Each day has a bible scripture to read. This book will liven up your life. It answers so many questions, you will keep this close at hand.