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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Waiting for Morning by Karen Kingsbury

This book has to be one of the best touching books I have read in a long time.  It screamed to me and made my emotions cringe.  I felt sadness, I felt love and I felt hate!  I also felt the urge and need for forgiveness. “A pit formed in her stomach and in that instant, she knew.”  Who could ever imagine such horrific tragedy taking place in their life?  I too have been in love and married my high school sweet heart.  No one can say what they would do in a life changing event such as this.   It is one thing to lose a love one but another thing to let hatred control your life to the point of utter exhaustion.  It is also hard to understand why our Lord and Savior would allow such tragedies to take place. 

This is a story of a woman who has been broken down to the core of her very existence and in this process she has lost her world and everything in the world that she believe to be true wherein her faith rested.  It has now been tested.  I have never known anyone to hate the very essence of their existence.  Karen Kingsbury has shown that through forgiveness, therein lies the ultimate peace that our heavenly father promises us. In our heavenly father lies everything in this life that we need, in every situation he is always there for us, even when we can’t see clearly and we hate every thing around us.  Although it has been Matt’s job to help Hannah he has shown every emotion and feeling of a true friend in being there for Hannah and then Jenny.  Through this story several individuals were lead to know Christ and have a closer walk with him.  There is no greater joy than a life that is centered on Christ.  May the grace of God continue to keep each of us day by day that we may walk in love as he is love? 

Water Brook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Waiting For Morning by Karen Kingsbury

I have been waiting for this book and it has finally arrived.  This is one of those books that you can not put down until your are finished reading it.  I can not wait to give you my report.  Stay tuned!!!!!  This book is touch to the heart and

Monday, July 16, 2012

Living Close to God By Gene Edwards

Living Close to God
When You’re Not Good At It by Gene Edwards

Living Close to God is one man’s account of finding the Lord for himself.  This is a great book that will help the new born again believer learn to walk and seek the Lord.  Several times the author relayed the message that he was not spiritual by any means and in fact was spiritually dull.  This book, Living Close to God, guides you along a path of several ways to seek the Lord through out your day. It is clear from reading this book that Christian believers make it seem impossible to find God and understand his word.  God is not complex and if we would take the time and be still before him we too can hear him.

In reading this book I tried to do the Psalm 23 and still my mind.  It didn’t work for me but what I heard the Lord say was on page 36.  “In Quietness and Waiting.”  As I read this in my office at work, I heard in my spirit, “that’s it.”  I said huh?  What?  I re-read what I had just read to see what had just happened and what he had said to me and it was “In Quietness and Waiting” that is where he is and that is where I will find him.  Gene Edwards gave several examples to seeking the Lord and putting up reminders so the believer can see and remember to take a few seconds to pray.  Believers often leave the Lord at home and never remember to take him with them through out their day or they forget him at home and when they get to work the remember him but then leave him at work.  God should be apart of our entire day and Gene Edwards has showed us a few examples of how we can do just that!

At the end of the book is a seven week study guide.  This study guide can be used within a book club or as a way of helping the believer or the new Christian find a consistent walk with Christ!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Every Woman's Battle by Shannon Ethridge

Proverbial Woman

If a book does not catch me with the synopsis on the back, it must intrigue me in some way upon reading the first paragraph of the book.  It’s one thing to tell me how to be a woman of God, but to go in dept and give me examples of the things that we do as women that causes us to think if its right or wrong is good.  This book has caused me to look at things I have done in my own marriage, past and present, and see that I was behaving in ways that was not pleasing to God.  I have had so many revelations upon reading this book that I thank God for stumbling upon it.  I think twice when it comes to my reactions towards my husband.  I want to be the woman that God has called me to be.  For a better description I want to be that proverbial woman in the book of Proverbs.

God created marriage as a beautiful thing.  We are to be help meets to one another and love each other unconditionally.  I have seen that I have always been a selfish person through the examples and referenced scriptures in this book.  I believe I am now on my way to being a proverbial woman.  This book has truly blessed my marriage.  The workbook section at the end of the book is an added bonus!!!

This book would be an awesome gift for any woman getting married.  I think that young girls need to be exposed to this book as well as a type of family education program.  We are supposed to train our young people to be men and women of God, why not start early?    The world does not care how old they are nor should we mind this aspect when it comes to teaching spiritual things.  I recommend this book to any woman who wants to draw near to the Lord.  I highly recommend this book for any marriage counseling programs and any woman that is engaged!

Water Brook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Bruce Wilkinson "You Were Born for This" with David Kopp

The first day I picked this book up, "You were born for this" I was able to be a God sent blessing to someone.  I opened the book on a Saturday and read the first four pages about the incident at the restaurant and I closed the book.  Almost immediately in my spirit I heard GO!  I opened my mouth and ask my husband if he wanted to go to SC.    I was didnt know what was ahead but I thank  God because I was able to be a blessing for someone.  Just as this book stated, I was able to be an angel for someone that day.  They had no idea that I/we were coming but prior to our visit the woman had prayed to God for her need and he answered.  I was down and out myself; in utter turmoil of the mind.  I said, "Lord, how can you use me to cry out for someone or to help them when my own present situation is before me."  Believe me when I say my situation was pulling me.  Needless to say, when we are weak he is strong and when we are at our weakest he is shinning strong.

This book has blessed me tremendously.  I have a new perspective on being a saved Christian in today's world.  I am up praying and seeking the face of God.  I need more of Jesus.  I want to be used by the Lord to perform miracles among his people by the power of his holy spirit working in me.  This book was an eye opener and in general is a good book to read if you want to know some present day workings of the supernatural power of God.  Every page is full of another blessing.  There are  videos to go with each chapter in the back of the book.
I would recommend this book whole heartily to anyone seeking a good Christian book to read.  As his word say the joy of the Lord is my strength.  This book has enlightened me to supernatural workings of God.  This book started my journey and a family road trip that took 4 hours and a miracle in the making. 

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.