Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Review of You Were Born For This by Bruce Wilkinson

This was an exceptional book and I am so glad that I read it. Wilkinson shows us in this books ways that we can become partners with God so that we are able to enjoy the everyday little miracles that are thrown our way. Not only does this book talk about everyday miracles that you can experience with knowing God, it also helps you understand new ways of becoming closer to God. This book also shows you how to be yourself and that the plan for your life was created by God the same day that God created you. A wonderful read for anyone who needs to be enlightened.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Review of 31 Days of Power by Ruth Myers

Ruth Myers has done it again. 31 Days of Power was a wonderfully exceptional book. It was filled with insightful information that makes the reader feel empowered and closer to God. The book was set up into daily devotionals, each with its own scriptures and words of wisdom. Myers talks about spiritual warfare and wearing God's armor and standing up to your demons through each daily devotional. The words that Myers has written have come from God himself and really begin to speak to you each day. Each day that you continue to read the book you gain power and strength from God and become a better, stronger person.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Review of 31 Days of Drawing Near to God by Ruth Myers

What more can I say but excellent, excellent, excellent. I loved reading ever moment of this book. This is a wonderful book that shows you ways that you can be closer to God and feel peaceful while doing it. This is an encouraging book that allows up to be closer with our God and brings Him even closer to us. The chapters are divied into 31 chapters, one for each day of the month, and are short enough so that even a busy person can read them, but are long and complex enough to help you on your spiritual journey with God. Each chapter contains a daily prayer and scriptures that help you delve deeper into your own soul and into your relationship with God. Ruth Myers delves into most people's problem about wondering if God really does love us, she shows you that God really does love you unconditionally no matter what. This book is wonderful and I completely recommend it for anyone who wants a more intimate relationship with God.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Deadly Ties: A Wonderful Read

Deadly Ties by Vicki Hinze is a wonderful read. It is suspenseful and keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time that you are reading it. This book will keep you reading and each person that reads it will identify with the characters at some point. Parts of the book are very uplifting and others downright make you think. The characters in the book develop nicely and you aren't left wondering if something was missed. This is one of the books where the characters you like you love and the ones that you don't you can't stand. The villains in this book are certainly that way; by the end of the story you absolutely cannot stand them. In a lot of suspenseful novels, the villains are too fictional to be believable but not in Deadly Ties. Overall, a wonderful and exceptional read.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

Friday, January 28, 2011

Review of Soulprint by Mark Batterson

This was an absolutely wonderful book. I was not able to put it down, which in my opinion means that it is worth reading. This book helps you answer the question that everyone wants to know, "Who am I?". Mark Batterson's writing is inspiring and moving, he really makes you think as you're reading. Soulprint is a book for those people who need to go on a journey into finding out who they are and Batterson helps with that journey. Each chapter in Soulprint helps you to define who you are and who you are to become through God's plan for your life. Mark Batterson takes you on a journey providing you with verses from the Bible and from the story of King David as well as examples from his own life. Though the two cannot be compared because they are so different, I enjoyed Soulprint as much as I did Chazown by Craig Groeschel. This is definitely a book worth reading.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

Monday, January 17, 2011

January 17, 2011

A new year, a new me; or at least this is what I hope to accomplish.

I've decided that this year I'm trying to be a new and different me. I'm going to try and be a more positive person and then of course I'm trying to lose weight and keep my health under control so that, hopefully, I can have another chance of being a mother sometime soon.

These past few months have been the hardest of my entire life, but I know that I can get through them (that's the part about being more positive ;). Please, don't misunderstand me, these are  not my new year resolutions. I don't believe in making them because I think that making a new years resolution is an automatic way to make sure that you don't follow through with the goals that you've set for yourself. So a long time ago I decided that I wasn't going to make resolutions anymore, but I was going to keep setting realistic goals.

I'm determined to change my life this year and change it for the better. I'm tired of seeing the lives of those I love and being sad or jealous. I have a wonderful friend, who has always been there for me when I've needed her and lately I've been so jealous of her that it's been difficult for me to be happy for her even though I am. And it's not that I'm not happy for her, I sad and disappointed and jealous that she's getting to have something that I was taken from me, but I am still very happy for her, sometimes it's just difficult. But one thing I'm determined to change this year is that kind of thinking.

Though this probably isn't the best place to stop for now, it's the best that I can think of.

'Til later

Friday, January 7, 2011

Review of Chazown by Craig Groeschel

This is a spectacular book, I highly recommend it to everyone, but especially to people that believe they have a purpose on this Earth, but are having a hard time realizing what that purpose is. If you have ever heard Craig preach you'll understand these next comments (if you haven't I highly recommend that you hear him preach). Craig writes the exact same way he preaches; when you're reading Chazown it is like Craig is standing in front of you talking to you, specifically.

Chazown is not a difficult book to read, but it definitely makes you think, and not just about everyday situations, but about your life. Reading certain parts of the book can make you uncomfortable in your own skin, but it's well worth it because you learn so much about yourself. Each chapter and section of the book has its own purpose and Craig does not deviate from the purpose of that section and when that sections purpose is finished he moves on. It is really easy to decipher exactly what you're reading about and not get confused.

Wonderful book and I am so glad that I read it, because reading it helped me to learn a little about myself. Again, I highly recommend Chazown to everyone, but especially those who are walking around still looking for their purpose.

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review