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