Monday, September 11, 2017

Book Review: rhine stones on my flip-flops

Rhine stones on my flip-flops (choosing extravagant joy in the midst of everyday mess-ups) by Jane Jenkins Herlong and published by Faith Words is a Christian Living novel. 

The book is written in an informal dialogue - almost like a conversation with a long lost friend. Covering topics like motherhood, in law relationships, joys, sorrow and all with a pinch of laughter. It is a quick read and would be great for a beach trip or Saturday afternoon. 

From the Editor:


RHINESTONES ON MY FLIP FLOPS offers the message Jane lives by: prove people wrong and laugh while living your dreams. 

Has your life ever flipped? The challenge is to not become a flop! Strap on your sandals and let RHINESTONES ON MY FLIP-FLOPS deliver joy and laughter in the midst of everyday mess-ups.

Professional Southern humorist and award-winning author Jane Jenkins Herlong uses humor, wisdom, and life stories from iconic biblical women to guide you through the inevitable blunders of life.


Learn from the flip-flops of Deceived Eve, Domestic Diva Martha and Whiny Naomi. Laugh and be inspired by honest (ouch) stories delivered with Jane's sparkling sense of humor. Add in some "rhinestoned" advice from modern Women of Wisdom (WOW). And you will learn how to keep the sparkle and shine on your God-given talents even as you experience life's inevitable flops!


Friday, September 1, 2017

Book Review: The Red Letter Words of Jesus

The Red Letter Words of Jesus; Jack Countryman



Book Description

The words of Jesus—red letter words—are the most important and life changing ever spoken.
Discover the things Jesus thought were most important.
What He says about how to live.
His relationship with God and the Holy Spirit.
And His overwhelming love for you.
More than 115 passages from the Bible are considered with illuminating explanation and background facts. Most of all, discovering Jesus’ words will breathe life into your relationship with Him and help you draw close to the One who knows you fully and loves you completely.
The Red Letter Words of Jesus, a classic gift book by bestselling author Jack Countryman, will encourage you in your faith journey, whether you are seeking Christ for the first time or have been following Him for decades.
With Jesus’ words on one beautiful, highly designed page, and an informative explanation on the facing page, The Red Letter Words of Jesus will bring to life the teachings of Jesus in a new way.
My Thoughts
  • 100+ color photographs, illustrations with mini devotionals
  • Readable text, page thickness and ample space to jot notes in the margins
  • Glossy pages
Overall, this would be a great book for a baptism, deacon appointment or church leader. It does have a masculine feel, but would be good for any adult.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Book Review: Whole

Whole: Restoring What Is Broken In Me, You, And The Entire World
Author: Steve Wiens

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My Opinion: This book was enlightening! Steve Wiens makes the point early in the book that people are broken. The truth of the matter, we are a failed folk and often go through the mess before we seek redemption. The author offers a pathway of scriptures for readers to work through. There are examples given where betrayal and deception often lead to disharmony, but can be turned around for restoration. The turning point is for one to experience wholeness, genuine repentance and authentic forgiveness.  


Book Review: Of Mess And Moxie

Girl Talk Guy Talk with Devotions by Jesse Florea and Karen Whiting and published by Tyndale is a good staring guide for communication dialogue for tweens and teens.













The book is written in a Q & A format with alternating discussions about the same topic relating to a male and female perspective. Some topics are: Laughing, Reputation, Regrets, Decisions, Materialism, Motivation to name a few...



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Book Review: of Mess and Moxie

Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker

This most recent book by Jen Hatmaker is a "how to" on the joys, burdens, love and messes of life. Jen encourages the reader to do life, do it your way - a go big or go home - war cry! Within the pages are recipes, jokes, quotations, personal stories as well as the grit, disappointment, and struggle we all deal with. 

What a great read!! 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Book Review: Get Out of That Pit

Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore, is the newest self-care, personal growth text written by the Christian author. This book challenges its reader with the following:
*Life In the Pit
*Getting Out of Your Pit
*Waiting on God fornYour Deliverance
*Our Pit less Future

We don't have to be stuck where life places is, or where we put ourselves.
There is also a study guide, endnotes and prayers.

Great read!
Girl Talk Guy Talk with Devotions by Jesse Florea and Karen Whiting and published by Tyndale is a good staring guide for communication dialogue for tweens and teens. 













The book is written in a Q & A format with alternating discussions about the same topic relating to a male and female perspective. Some topics are: Laughing, Reputation, Regrets, Decisions, Materialism, Motivation to name a few...

From the Editor:

One of the most awkward things about growing up is learning to communicate with the opposite sex. What is she thinking? Why did he do that? Teen guys and girls know they often don’t understand the opposite sex or know how to talk to one another. 

Communication is a key tool in life. We interact with words, gestures, and movements. The devotions in Girl Talk Guy Talk give insights that focus on different aspects of teen life to help both guys and girls better understand and communicate with the opposite sex. Various styles of devotions, including stories, checklists, quizzes, fact-based news, text messages, and skill-building tips will encourage and equip young girls and guys to understand how the opposite sex is wired and how to best relate with them.