Archive for March, 2011

THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES by William J. Bennett & Seth Leibsohn

March 23, 2011

The subtitle of this book is “Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth & Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam.”   This book is so deep with so much information, I think the only way to give it a good review is to give a couple of direct quotes. This is such a serious subject!

“Not long after 9/11 we were. as a people, angry.  Not vicious or violent, but angry.  Today we have become sad and depressed and confused, and too many have replaced our concept of evil with all manner of diagnoses of syndromes and root causes.  Too many of us either whitewashed the Islamic threat, turned our heads away from it, ignored it, or, in some cases, bought the excuse of it–namely that there are serious Muslim grievances with America and they are justified, or that, in the absence of such justification, they need appeasement and understanding.” (page 136)

“The thought seems to be that if we speak nicely of Islam and ignore the terrorism it can produce, then Islamists will respect us more or lay down their swords. Such an understanding flies in the face of everything Islamists have told us; they want our defeat, not a refurbished détente that comes with soft language and retreat.” (page 104)

This book is a must read for every American, especially, those that have the thinking that was stated above.  America, we need to wake up before it is too late.

I would like to thank Book Sneeze, a division of Thomas Nelson for giving me a complementary copy of this book to read and write this review.

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS by Susie Moore Hillery

March 4, 2011

Count your blessing is a very short book  with beautiful pictures. Page 1 describes “A blessing is God’s favor that brings happiness or pleasure to you.”  Pages 2 -14 names blessing with pictures.  Pages 16-19 gives you lines to write down your blessings.  We are so blessed by God and I think this book reminds us to slow down and appreciate the gifts God has given us. I think it would make a great gift for a child.

I would like to thank Dorrance Publisher Company for giving me a complimentery copy of this book to read and give a review.

GOD’S PROMISES Devotional Journal

March 4, 2011

God’s Promises is a 365 day devotional taken from books of  over 20 fantastic authors. For instance, there are several devotions taken from Sarah Young’s book, “Jesus Lives”.  If you aren’t familiar with Sarah Young, you need to check out “Jesus Lives” and “Jesus Calling”.  I was introduced to her through Thomas Nelson last year and have bought several of her books for gifts. They are wonderful! I, also, love Max Lucado and he has devotions taken from his books, “Traveling Light” and “He Chose the Nails”.  Anne Graham Lotz has some inspirational pages from her books, “Just Give Me Jesus”, “God’s Story”, and “Heaven-My Father’s House”.  Also, Billy Graham is included along with David Jeremiah and other author’s we have grown to love and depend on to teach us and challenge us. The devotions are short but since it is a journal there is a very challenging question to answer and lines to write your answer.  So it is great way to start the day reading the devotional and then thinking and meditating on how to answer the question. They are very thought-provoking and convicting. Such as “What old habits do you need to change to become the new creature in Christ that God wants you to be?’  That is not a question you can just jot down an answer to and go on your way. It requires thought and an action.

I would like to thank Book Sneeze for giving me a complimentary copy of this book to review honestly.  Book Sneeze is a division of  Thomas Nelson Publishers.  I know it is a book that I will use for years to come.

HEART OF LIES by Jill Marie Landis

March 4, 2011

Maddie Grande kept having the terrifying dream night after night.   The dream involved her, as a child, running with a greasy dark-haired man and a faceless blonde girl, a couple of years older than herself. But she can not remember who they are!   She now lives in a bare cabin in the swamp of New Orleans with “the twins”.  But she grew up as a tribe member who had to steal and beg stay alive.

One day “the twins” brought home an eight year old year girl they had kidnapped for the reward money. They left the girl for Maddie to care for until they got their money. Maddie’s heart was broken for the girl’s mother but didn’t know what to do. Then the girl ran away!

Tom Abbott’s job is to find the kidnapped girl.  He is a man of honor, the opposite of the life Maddie has lived. So why is he attracted to Maddie when his job to find the girl leads to Maddie’s cabin?  And why would a woman like Maddie even dream of  having a man like Tom love to her? 

You must read this book to find out if the kidnapped girl was returned to her family and if Maddie’s reoccurring nightmares were resolved. Don’t you want to find out what happened to Maddie and Tom?

  I would like to thank Zondervan Publishers for giving me a complimentary copy of this book to read and review honestly. I enjoyed reading this suspenseful romantic novel.

IN THE SHADOW OF EVIL by Robin Caroll

March 2, 2011

This book is a romantic suspense novel.  But it is mostly about forgiveness and the consequences of greed.  One person’s greed resulted in lots of cover ups, illnesses, deaths and numerous homes and buildings being burned or broken into.   One person’s greed that affected an entire town and caused the innocent to be suspected of the crime.

Another point of the book was about how important it is to forgive when you have been wronged.  In The Shadow of Evil shows the importance of talking it out with the person that you were hurt by.  Our perspective and reality can be totally different. God desires to heal us.

I loved this quote near the end of the book, “We know we can’t understand God’s ways. Maybe it was all His master plan.  Maybe not, but we know He’ll take what was meant for evil and turn it to the good.” 

I would love to thank B&H Publishing Company for giving me a complimentary copy of this book. I enjoyed reading it.