Friday, March 14, 2014

Finding Freedom thru Forgiveness

This book is primarily about forgiving our parents however, the lessons are for anyone. Forgiveness is essential to our lives. it is very powerful.The author explains the process of forgiving using biblical characters and I appreciate the author for doing so.I chose to read this book because my relationship with my parents especially my mother isn't a good one. I want to do my best in reaching out to them in a way that I can feel comfortable with for now. I am determined with God's help and the wisdom from this book to make progress in my hurting heart.The key to our living and sharing forgiveness with others is that we do it not because we are nice or that the other person deserves it, but, rather because God through Jesus has forgiven us especially when we do not deserve it. This book taught me not only about forgiveness but also how I view myself as a parent. I have nurtured my own hurts and meted out my judgement for so long. I find this book very well written with scriptural basis for healing through forgiveness and recommend this book highly..a must read.

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Painted Table by Suzanne Field....A story you can relate to

The Painted table by Suzanne Field is a story that many of us can and probably relate to. This beautifully written story starts with this Norwegian family and this large table that was made in 1858 by a birch tree. It was brought to America into the home of the Kirkeborgs in North Dakota. Life was already difficult for this family which gets worse. The story spans three generations and focuses on mental illness and a one of a kind large carved Norwegian table. I would recommend this book to today's married couples who might benefit from what death do us part "means" actually, this book is great for anyone who struggles with mental illness.I really enjoyed reading this book. I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion through Book Sneeze.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

This Is Your Captain Speaking

This is the life story of Gavin MacLeod. I found this book fascinating. Seriously, I am not much of an autobiography reader but, since I used to tune in every week to The Love Boat on television when I was younger and just loved show, I decided to read this book. I enjoyed all the pictures he shared as well in the book. I like that Gavin was able to keep his faith and let it keep him happy and motivated. Not only do you learn about this mans amazing history as an actor, you also find your own faith restored chapter by chapter. The world could use more Gavin MacLeod's. I was also amazed at his joy for living and his ability to see good in any situation. He loves life, loves others, and loves his faith. It's rare to hear a celebrity so outspoken about their faith in God. This book was a delight to read. I received this book from in exchange for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Daniel Cure by Susan Gregory & Richard J. Bloomer, PhD

 I was a wee disappointed with this book at first because the data seemed a bit overwhelming but, other than that, I enjoyed this book very much, especially the recipes of over 50. The focus of this book is to take the reader to the next step by creating a new way of living and eating from a Christian perspective. God does care about how we care for our bodies and we need to be aware of the resources we have been given. I hope to implement this diet at some point.Since the concept of this book is rooted in Daniel 1; 11-13 and Daniel 10; 2-3. When Daniel fasts and prays and eats food from seeds. I believe you can't just jump into this diet. I believe America's health profile can be significantly changed by adopting a lifestyle of eating whole minimally processed foods. I believe this book is an easy effective way to just implement this lifestyle and change. This book was very informative and a must have for anyone considering this fast or way of living. I received this book free from book sneeze. The opinion I have expressed are my own.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Encouraging Devotional

Encouragement for today is truly uplifting and inspiring. God's love and wisdom is apparent throughout. Love this book! Short and to the point. Each reading is 2-3 pages long, making this a wonderful resource for everyday reflection,that is easy to digest. A must for most busy lives. Seriously, if you are a fan of devotionals produced by proverbs 31 ministries, this little book is for you. The lessons contained in this little book are important ones for all young women.I received a copy of this book from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Downside up by Tracey Mitchell book review

In this book Downside up, the author Tracey Mitchell helps you to relate in a Godly way to deal with rejections. It helps us to realize that things are not always perfect and that it is okay.  It is how we deal with those imperfections of life that really helps us grow and develop.The book is divided into chapters. In the end of every chapter there is a summary of the chapter principles, words of wisdom and a power quote and a plan of action. I like this. I thought it tied everything together and helped me to remember the main points. I have had a whole lot of rejection growing up, thrown at me and still do, so I am so happy to have had the privilege to have read this book because it is nothing but pure goodness. It is such a positive book and it is going to be a book I will go back over and over again. No matter how old you are and those looking to make changes in their life this book is for you.I received this book through Book Sneeze for free. The opinions I expressed are my own. No other compensation was given or received. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

When God Makes Lemonade, by Don Jacobson

When God Makes Lemonade, by Don Jacobson is full of a lot of mostly short and true stories. There are 68 common stories with a supernatural theme of God turning "lemons" into sparkling lemonade, some of them with notes afterwards by Mr. Jacobson. I really enjoyed this book because the stories takes you through life experiences of normal everyday folks, who have experienced God's super-ceding over life's bad dealings.This book is well worth reading. I will be passing this book on to a friend. It is a reminder that God has got it all under control. If you are looking for a book that is uplifting, something to make you smile, this book just may do that for you.
This book was provided free of charge by Book sneeze/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.