Home Behind the Sun

I will let this book review speak for itself… there is nothing more that I can add.
Home Behind the Sun: Connect with God in the Brilliance of the EverydayHome Behind the Sun: Connect with God in the Brilliance of the Everyday by Timothy D. Willard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Home Behind the Sun – Connect with God in the Brilliance of the Everyday – by Timothy Willard and Jason Locy.

“How often do you encounter the healing and beauty, the hope and the Glory of Christ? Home Behind the Sun offers us a glimpse of joy in the daily grind or work, relationships, and parenting: healing for our suffering: forgiveness in the midst of our hurts; and purpose through the journey. We can live each and every day with an eternal perspective. And we can share this light with the world around us.”
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The Derision of Heaven

The Derision of HeavenThe Derision of Heaven by Michael Whitworth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Every day it seems the world becomes increasingly hostile to Christianity. Values are being scuttled, faith is scorned, and God’s people are being marginalized. These difficult times pose two questions to Christians. How can we be the “light of the word” in such abject darkness? And how can God still be in control of all things?”
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No More Ordinary

No More OrdinaryNo More Ordinary by Carolyn B McLeod

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Living the life you were made for. Learn how to tackle life with zest in spite of the circumstances. Discover how to live the life you were made for, as you learn what made the difference for people like Corrie Ten Book, Robert LeTourneau, Ruth Bell Graham and many others.”

No More Ordinary is an interesting book. It is filled with inspirational stories of the Hero’s and Heroine’s of the faith. Throughout the chapters, these stories are used, by the author, as a basis to teach the principles of abundant life in Christ. Each chapter then concludes with a Prayer for Life, the Declaration of Life, the Scripture for Life, and the Words of Life.

While I truly did enjoy the stories told in these chapters, in my opinion, I am not sure that this book didn’t venture just this side of the prosperity gospel.

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through the “For Readers Only” group at The Book Club Network, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.

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A Cause to Be Thankful

    A Cause to Be Thankful! by Yolanda Shanks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Cause To Be Thankful by Yolanda Shanks
ISBN: 978-0-9853616-1-7

“Have you ever considered how often we neglect expressing genuine gratitude? The bank teller. The store clerk. The person driving our kids to school. The restaurant waitress. The mailman. Even the customer service representative who takes our call – we may offer a casual “thank you” out of habit, but how much more impactful would it be if that thanks was a genuine acknowledgment of and appreciation for their efforts? What if we took that renewed sprit of thankfulness and applied it to our relationship with God?” Continue reading

God, Grace and Gumption

It wasn’t my plan, but I spent the entire day yesterday reading a most amazing book – Miss Brenda and the Loveladies by Brenda Spahn and Irene Zutell.

As the subtitle reads…  “One woman’s brush with prison… A community of women fighting the odds for survival on the outside…”

Some years back in another life, I had a family member end up in prison after being convicted of murdering her sister.  She ended up in prison at the young age of 18.  Scroll forward 15+ years…  unable to cope with the free world, with no skills and no one to give a second chance to a murderer…  and then wondering why she ended up back in prison??  Continue reading

Extreme Prayer

Extreme Prayer: The Impossible Prayers God Promises to AnswerExtreme Prayer: The Impossible Prayers God Promises to Answer by Greg Pruett

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Extreme Prayer by Greg Pruett

“What do you do when your whole spiritual life falls apart? It is in these heart-hungry moments—when we feel overwhelmed or alone, struggle with unanswered prayers, aren’t sure what to do, or are crying out for God’s help—that we are surprisingly poised to pray the most effective kinds of prayers possible. Access the power of extreme prayer – and watch as God’s immeasurable glory is unleashed in your life.”
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At Peace in the Storm

Below is the online review of a book that I had the priviledge to review.  This book touched my heart on so many levels that it is hard to describe.  When your own storm is brewing on the horizon, or if you are riding it out right now…  I recommend this book to help you to remember that you can find strength and encouragement in that storm. 

“EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF KNOWING THE GOD WHO IS ALWAYS THERE TO REACH OUT A HAND AND PULL YOU OUT OF THE WAVES”

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Turn Up The Volume, It’s Time To Live Life Out Loud

Your Guide to Living Life Out LoudYour Guide to Living Life Out Loud by David Bell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“Life can be frantic, fleeting and full of challenges. It can also be a wonderful discovery, packed with adventure. Whatever your experience, there’s no doubt that it doesn’t come equipped with a step-by-step manual or an instant answer to each daily question. That’s where this book comes in. Having faced some of life’s most daunting issues at an early age, Dave Bell reflects on his path so far and shares some practical insights that will help you plot your own course as you navigate your own uncharged territory. Focusing on the simple truth of God’s word. This real, honest life-story invites us to take a deep breath, look ahead and begin to live every day to the full.”

This book is an amazing story of a life. Specifically the life of Dave Bell… who at a young age was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. This book chronicles the story of that journey as the author reflects on it ten years later. Continue reading

The Power Of A Half Hour

There are books, and the there are BOOKS

As many of your know, I am blessed to be able to read and review books from several different publishing company’s.  Over the last few months, I have recieved and read some amazing books.  And the one I am writing about today is no exception.

The Power Of A Half Hour by Pastor Tommy Barnett is AMAZING!!!

I’ve stuggled for some quite a while with own use, or waste, of my time.  I sometimes feel like I lack focus and meaning to each of my 24-hours and that sometimes I’m just going through the motions of my days.  Sure I do get alot done, actually I accomplish quite a bit…  but it’s all just so much busy work. Continue reading

Where Courage Calls

Where Courage Calls: A When Calls the Heart NovelWhere Courage Calls: A When Calls the Heart Novel by Janette Oke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan – A special companion story to Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart TV series.

“Her courage and her heart will be tested in ways she never expected. Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outing her father’s wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind to accept a teaching positing in the rugged foothills of western Canada. Despite the many challenges, Beth is determined to make a difference in the rustic frontier town. But when her sister’s visits from the East, reminding her of all the luxuries she’s had to give up, will Beth decide to return to her privileged life as soon as the school year is over?” Continue reading