Archive for August, 2011

It’s Your Kid Not A Gerbil by Kevin Lemen

August 29, 2011

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THERE IS MORE TO ME THAN EYES CAN SEE by Ida Ruth Ellis

August 24, 2011

This is a very short book for children to understand that there is more to them than their outward appearance.  That each one of them have a spirit -the inner part of a person; God’s agency(pg.24) It explains that God’s Spirit speaks to our spirit.  The book has 10 written pages with a page that can be colored opposite each page. It is explained in simple words so a child can understand.

I would like to thank Dorrance Publishing Company for giving me a complimentary copy of this book to review. I will be reading it to my grandchilden the next time they are visiting me.

 

FADE TO BLUE by Julie Carobini

August 24, 2011

This is my first book by Julie Carobini and I loved it.  This book was was extrememly hard for me to put down. I can’t wait to read her other books.  I received this complimentary book from B&H Publishing Group to read and review honestly.

Suz Mitchell is recently divorced and her ex is in prison. Jer is her four year old son. She moves to Otter Bay, CA for a fresh start.  She gets a job restoring priceless art and lives with her brother, Gage. Much to surprise, her former boyfriend, Seth, has moved to Otter Bay, also. She is trying to sort out her feeling for Seth when her ex, fresh out of prison, shows up to complicate things even more. The characters in the book seem like old friends by the time you finish the book, it is so well written. I would definately recommend this book!

THUNDER OF HEAVEN by Tim LaHaye & Craig Parshall

August 18, 2011

This is the second book of “THE END SERIES”, the first being “Edge Of Apocalypse”.  When Zondervan offered me a complimentary copy of “Thunder of Heaven”, I went out and got a copy of “Edge Of Apocalypse” to read first but I found that you can enjoy the second book without reading the first. In fact, I enjoyed the second book more than the first.

This is a fiction but is based on Scripture. If you like to read “end time” books, you will enjoy this fast paced book.  Joshua Jordan with his wife, Abigail and a few select others, work to save the US from nuculear disaster while the corrupted government tries to prosecute them. 

Israel is also at risk with Russia and her allies coming against Israel to finally destroy her but God shows up in a mighty way and destroys those who intented to destroy Israel. I loved reading the last couple of chapters.   God will detroy Israel’s enemies just as He said He would.  In 1st Samuel 2:10 “those that oppose the Lord will be shattered, He will thunder against them from heaven.” and thunder He did. I don’t normally give away the end of the book but there is lots of excitement and adventure before you get to the end. Enjoy.

STAINED GLASS HEARTS by Patsy Clairmont

August 18, 2011

When Book Sneeze offered me this complimentary book to review, I was so excited. I love Patsy Clairmont and her books are full of humor. But  this book has a more serious tone to it. It is to help the broken hearted and haven’t we all been there at different time during our life. But Patsy points to God, who can take the broken pieces of of our heart and transform them into something beautiful and purposeful.  She uses examples from her own life and shows how God helped her out of agoraphobia and sustained her when her son was seriously ill, among other things. 

At the end of each chapter, Patsy has “THE ART GALLERY”, where she lists Museums of special interest, poems and music she loves and a sometimes a prayer for the broken hearted or a scripture.  I love Mandisa and was glad she listed several of her songs that spoke to Patsy’s heart as well as to mine.

Patsy has a way with words and has the gift of encouragement. This book would make an excellent gift to someone that is wandering  through life with a broken heart and no real purpose. Patsy can direct them to God and He can heal a broken heart and make something extraordinary out of those broken pieces.

I want to thank Book Sneeze, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing Company for the complimentray copy of this book.

SO LONG INSECURITY by Beth Moore

August 10, 2011

I love Beth Moore’s Bible Study’s and was thrilled when Tyndale offered me a complimentary copy of  the Leader’s Guide to So Long Insecurity to review. It is a fantastic study. But you do need her book that goes along with the workbook to do the study.

I found this study a lot different from her other studies but I think it is life changing.  I did the study by myself because my Bible study group are doing another study but I hope to use this study with them as our next study.  It is a ten week study. She recommends keeping a journal during this time.  I think most of us feel insecure at least part of the time but we don’t have to. God’s Word has the solution and Beth teaches it in a way only Beth can.  I loved the prayer on pages 165-174 and was able to pray this with someone recently who was suffering with insecurities. It is a powerful prayer!

I would highly recommend this book for everyone.  Can’t wait to study it again with my Bible Study group. Thank you Tyndale Publishers for the privilege of doing this great Bible Study.

FALLEN ANGEL by Major Jeff Struecker and Alton Gansky

August 10, 2011

Major Jeff Strucker, a real life Black Hawk Down veteran, and his award-winning coauthor tell a space-based intelligence story.  An American satellite is knocked down by China and is falling into Siberia.  It is a race for Sergeant Major Eric Moyers and his team to find it before China and Russia find it and use it against the United States.  It was challenging enough to sneak into Siberia but their mission was even more dangerous once they arrived.

This is a fast paced suspense with lots of action. I loved the way the team  worked so well together. Even with all the stress they were under they still were so witty. But warning, there is also torture. It made me more aware of what our military goes through.  This is not the type of book I would normally choose to read but I did enjoy it.  I received this book from B&H Publishers free of charge to give an honest review.

THUNDER DOG by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory

August 9, 2011

I love dogs and really enjoyed this book.  The subtitle of this book is,” The True Story of A Blind Man, His Guide Dog & The Triump of Trust at Ground Zero.”  Michael Hignson was born blind and taught by his parents that he could do anything anyone else could do and did he prove them right! He even rode a bike as a child. I could write an entire page on this amazing man and his amazing dog, Roselle.  But the story involves Michael and Roselle and how they climbed down 1,463 steps to safety out of the  World Trade Center on 9/11.  Roselle did exactly as she had been trained and stayed calm the entire way down.  This is quiet a story but I would like to quote the author in the Introduction. “The real story, in my mind, isn’t how I got out of the World Trade Center. It’s how I got there in the first place.”  Michael Hingson may be blind but he certainly in not handicapped.

I highly recommend reading this book. It is a fast read and very inspiring. I received this book free from Thomas Nelson’s Book Sneeze Program.

ANGEL WITH A BROKEN WING by Margaret B. Rhodes

August 8, 2011

In this book, Mrs. Rhodes writes about the up and downs of her life. She and her second husband, Richard Rhodes, suffered severe financial losses during their marriage. Mostly due to dishonest people. But money was not their focus.  Their love was inventing or improving products to help others.  They worked in Third World countries, trying to improve their living conditions.

Mrs. Rhodes had many heartaches, including her estranged children.  But she had faith in God and a deep love for Mr. Rhodes through all the trials. She includes pictures and newspaper articles in the book, also.

I would like to thank Dorrance Publishing Company for giving me a complimentary copy of this book.  You, too, can get books for free from this website,http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?dorrance+7XZRvv+index.html.   The book seemed a little drawn out with all the financial problems but I did enjoy the last sections of the book which are entitled, Afterward & Story of the Pearls.