Archive for November, 2010

I LIFT UP MY SOUL by Charles F. Stanley

November 15, 2010

WOW! What an encouraging devotional!! If you faithfully read Dr. Stanley’s book every morning, your day will be better.  You will be encouraged and your focus will be on the Lord and not on circumstances.  In Christ we are so blessed but we need that reminder every morning before the day begins.  Quotes from February 6th, “Redemptive love brought Him to earth so that you might receive eternal salvation.  Love was all the motivation He needed to be crucified at Calvary. His love watches over you, protects you, plans your future, and encourages you not to give up in times of sorrow and discouragement.  You will spend eternity in the radiant goodness nad greatness of His blessings, all because He chooses to love you.”  Now that is LOVE!!!

Hopefully, that quote will encourage you until you can get your own copy of Dr. Stanley’s book, “I LIFT UP MY SOUL”.  I highly recommend it.   I want to thank Book Sneeze for giving me a copy of this book to read and review honestly.


November 11, 2010

It is two weeks before Christmas and all of Yukkie’s siblings have been adopted. He yearns for a home with people that will love him but is afraid it may never happen because he isn’t perfect. Will someone come in a adopt him so he can have a family of his own? You will have to read the book to find out.

I thought the book was cute but when I read it to my two grandsons, ages  3 & 5, they didn’t seemed impressed.

I received a complimentary copy of this book as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team.  Visit to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.

First Things First..the rules of being a Warner by Kurt & Brenda Warner

November 11, 2010

This was a very honest, transparent look into the Warner family.  It was written to clear up false stories about their family.  Kurt would write a few pages and then Brenda would share her perspective on the same subject.  They shared their “rules” to make their family work with seven children.  They shared how much they love each other and their children, but also, shared about the things they disagree on and how they try to work them out.  They discussed their various charities and why they started them. This book makes you feel your really know the Warners.

 I have no interest in football but I was so anxious to read their book. I certainly was not disappointed. I found it fun and  interesting. I loved their honesty to share the bad along with the good.  They didn’t try to make themselves look  better to impress his fans. I would highly recommend this book.

 I would like to thank Tyndale Publishers for giving me a complimentary copy to read and review.

UNLOCKED by Karen Kingsbury

November 10, 2010

First,  I would like to thank Zondervan for giving me a complimentary copy of this book.

This  book was inspired by a 10 year old, noncommunicative, autistic boy that Karen Kingsbury met at a Christian Youth Theatre.  When she  first noticed him he was in the back of the room, rocking quietly and utterly withdrawn from the other kids.  But his mother brought him to all the rehearsals because his sister was in the play.  At each rehearsal, there was a noticable difference in his behavior.  A year later, at the next musical, this same boy who hadn’t been able to talk was performing on stage.  His mother said, “God had used the music to give us back our boy”.

    Unlocked is about Holden, who was a normal child until at the age of three and a half  when he was given too many immunizations at once. He changed immediately and was given an autisic diagnosis.

Move fifteen years forward and you will see how hard his life was for him and his family but as with the boy that inspired Karen, he too responded to music in an amazing way.

This is such a heartwarming story that you will not want to put down except to get a tissue.

Karen Kingsbury is an amazing author. I loved reading this book and highly recommend it.