Showing posts with label God. Show all posts
Showing posts with label God. Show all posts

Saturday, February 2, 2013

My Review Of A Kingsbury Collection By Karen Kingsbury

Synopsis:

Three Page-Turning Novels in One Volume!

Where Yesterday Lives

Ellen Barrett is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with an uncertain marriage, a forgotten faith, and haunting memories of her picturesque hometown and the love she left behind. The eldest of five siblings, she longs for the time, long ago, when they were a happy family. Now Ellen’s beloved father is dead, and she returns to her childhood home to make peace–with the people who still live there, with the losses and changes that time has wrought, and with the future God has set before her.

When Joy Came to Stay

Maggie Stovall is one of the golden people. She has it all together...at least on the surface. Ben Stovall is a godly husband and successful attorney. He has no idea of the darkness about to overtake his life. Amanda Joy is a child of society–abused, broken, thrown away. But her trust in God is still alive. When Joy Came to Stay is the heart-wrenching story of one woman’s descent into the shadows of depression, her husband’s search for understanding, and a precious child’s unwavering faith.

On Every Side

Faith Evans is an up-and-coming newscaster, a woman of honor and integrity who must take a stand against the one man she never imagined would be her enemy. A beloved, hundred-year-old statue of Jesus stands in a small-town park–but some say it’s a clear violation of separation of church and state

Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Review And Giveaway Of Fawn Finds Christmas By Colleen Bratley

Overview:

Fawn loves snow, and wondered why the snowflakes danced around the Christmas colors. She asks her friends Carikee, Little Wing, Hoppity, Tapper, Reena and Whisper to help her find that answer to the snowflakes and what Christmas means. Discover how Fawn's friends help her learn the mystery of the snowflakes and the true meaning of Christmas.

My Take On This Book:

This a wonderful Christmas story for the whole family. Bratley captures the true meaning of Christmas through a little one, along with her animal friends. She invites all of her friends to come to Lonetree Bluff

Monday, September 17, 2012

My Review Of 'Wild Grace' By Max Lucado

Bestselling author Max Lucado explains that if teens let God’s grace change them, shape them, and strengthen them, their lives will never be the same. The pressures and disappointments of the world are shaping today’s teens. However, Max Lucado encourages them to take a close look at what can shape their hearts and their futures from the inside out—God’s grace.

Lucado has done it again in this wonderfully written book for teens on the Grace of God. I love how he inserts true short stories in this book that will definitely reach the teen audience; something

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Why I Needed To Read This Book - Grieving God's Way By Margaret Brownley

Grieving God’s Way by Margaret Brownley hit home with me, I wish this book had been around 40 some years ago when tragedy struck my family. I was in a puddle of quicksand, that is the only way I can explain the grief I was drowning in for all these years.

I had a brother shoot himself while I was home, and not even a week later after his funeral my step brother hung himself while in the army. I was only 14 years old at the time, and in a world of my own with no help from anyone. My mother drank through her grief my dad just worked all of the time. I had no one to help me out of this black hole I felt like I was in.

Brownley covers everything in this book that I felt and that I went through. I would recommend this book to anyone who has never dealt with their grief or who are grieving. Though I don’t know even for myself at the time I was grieving that I would have been thinking about picking up a book about grief. But I do know after all of these years I have never really dealt head on with my grief and all of those ugly feelings, and I am so thankful I had the chance to read and review this book about grief and God.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers (booksneeze.com) as part of their book review bloggers program. I was asked to post an honest opinion in my own words.

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Finding Our Way Home By Charlene Ann Baumbich

About Finding Our Way Home By Charlene Ann Baumbich – When principal ballerina Sasha Davis suffers a career-ending injury at age thirty-eight, she leaves her Boston-based dance company and retreats to the home of her youth in Minnesota. But Sasha’s injuries limit her as much as her mother’s recent death haunts her. Concluding she can’t recover alone, Sasha reluctantly hires a temporary live-in aide.

Enter the übercapable Evelyn Burt. As large-boned as Sasha is delicate, Evelyn is her employer’s opposite in every way. Small town to Sasha’s urban chic, outgoing to Sasha’s iciness, and undaunted where Sasha is hopeless, nineteen-year-old Evelyn is newly engaged and sees the world as one big, shiny opportunity.

Evelyn soon discovers Sasha needs to heal more than bones. Slowly, as the wounds begin to mend and the tables tilt, the two women form an unlikely alliance and discover the astounding power of even the smallest act done in the name of love. Finding Our Way Home is a story of second chances and lavish grace.

This was my first book that I have ever read in this series and this was the third book in the series, so I felt like I was catching up a bit at first, but not for long. I fell right into this book and got into the characters rather quickly. I enjoyed this book immensely. I felt like I could relate to Sasha and the feelings she has as she deals with her disability, because I am also disabled, so this book was bittersweet for me.

It was also very inspirational for me so it was really hard to put it down. I found myself relating to both Evelyn and Sasha. This is a story of second chances, love, hope, unusual friendships and God’s grace. I would recommend this book to everyone, no matter your religion, it will make you laugh in one chapter and cry in the next. It is a very heartwarming and uplifting story that I don’t think anyone will be able to forget.

I received this book free from the publisher through the Waterbrook Press book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.







Thank you for stopping by, have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Grumble Hallelujah: Learning to Love Your Life Even When It Lets You Down

Reviewing Grumble Hallelujah: Learning to Love Your Life Even When It Lets You Down was such a joy for me, because I could relate to Caryn so much and her honesty is awesome. If you had told Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneira while she was crying on the kitchen floor that she could find a way to praise God in this situation, she wouldn’t have believed you.
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