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.





Friday, July 14, 2017

Book Review: Goliath Must Fall

Goliath Must Fall, by Louie Giglio & Published by Thomas Nelson

Summary
This book is a must read! The author has crafted this book as a realistic retelling/account of the David and Goliath story in the Old Testament. The author contends that fear, rejection, anger and addition are some of the “Giants” many people face at some point in their lives; he gives the reader some things to think about and consider. 
Own the issue, declare there is a “giant” that needs to be taken down.
Look toward God for the ultimate success over the giants in one’s life. 

My Opinion
This book was inspiring and challenged me to look at many things that have a stronghold over my life and identify them as “giants”.  I would recommend this to anyone looking to grow in Christian faith.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Book Review: The Weekly Prayer Project

The Weekly Prayer Project: A Challenge to Journal, Pray, Reflect and Connect with God.  - Zondervan Publishing


This journal is a great guide to promote a prayerful relationship with God. The theme and format create a fun environment to read, reflect, journal and plan. 

There are 52 weeks that cover the following topics:
Request
Gratitude
Lamemt
Intercession
Faith
Repentance
Awe


This weekly journal activity is very engaging. One can learn a great deal by using this reflection guide.