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.