Friday, September 15, 2017

Mercy Triumphs: A Contemporary Novel by Jana Kelley

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart by Dion Leonard

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Bring home the incredible true story of a friendship so strong that it crosses the globe! Families everywhere will be delighted by the tale of Gobi and Dion—a little lost dog and the ultramarathon runner who saved her. Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart is a fun, engaging picture book perfect for families to enjoy together.

Prepare to fall in love with the heartwarming and true story of Gobi and Dion. Gobi, a scrappy little stray dog, latches onto a man named Dion and keeps pace alongside him for 77 miles of a long 155-mile race across China. Through cold nights and raging rivers, with little food and water, and through a long, hard journey, these two create a bond unlike any other.

Cross the finish line with Gobi and Dion, the little pup who never quit and the ultramarathon runner who loves her. This amazing true story sparked international attention and will continue to inspire readers as they enjoy this fun picture book perfect for children.

Join these two unlikely friends as they form a winning team for both the race and life![

An Asian Harvest: An Autobiography by Paul Hattaway

An Asian Harvest: An Autobiography
An Asian Harvest: An Autobiography
by A gripping autobiography from missionary and Bible courier Paul Hattaway, author of The Heavenly Man'

    This is the recently-published autobiography of a missionary to China! It is a very in depth biography and gives a well-rounded picture of the author's life both before and during China missions. At first, before I really got to know the missionary, I found the book a little tedious and too detailed. however, as I continued reading I got more interested in the author's life. I also began to appreciate his Godly character qualities and found myself agreeing with and admiring his stance on many issues. In fact, since the author includes his regular struggles in life, I found this a helpful book just for life in general, not to mention mission life. As for the life in China, this book is very interesting and a testimony to God's faithfulness! 
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.


Paul Hattaway was a high-school dropout from New Zealand--homeless, hungry, and lonely--before he found faith. But once he encountered the love of God and read the Bible, Paul never looked back. The rest of his life has centered on making sure all the people of Asia have Bibles of their own.Through Asian Harvest, Paul has traveled to Laos, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Thailand, and many other Asian countries bringing the gospel with him. His ministry has provided over ten million Bibles to China alone, and has sponsored more than fifteen hundred Asian missionaries.

The story of Paul's conversion, the fascinating places he's faithfully followed God to, the struggles with the realities of the mission field and other missionaries, and the incredible miracles God has performed along the way make An Asian Harvest a remarkable, inspiring read.  

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey by Dion Leonard

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Your young reader will greatly enjoy this true story!
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
Bring home the incredible true story of a friendship so strong that it crosses the globe! You will love the inspiring tale of Gobi, a lost dog who kept pace with an ultramarathon runner, Dion Leonard, across a vast desert. Follow their unlikely friendship through the challenges of an 80-mile race and Dion’s struggle to bring Gobi home for good.
Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey is the incredible true story of Dion Leonard, an athlete who was befriended by a stray dog while running an ultramarathon through the Gobi Desert. Named for the desert in which he found her, Gobi became Dion’s closest companion for 77 miles of the 155-mile race across China. The scrappy little pup ran mile after mile alongside Dion, through treacherous conditions and across raging rivers. He let her sleep in his tent and share his food, and eventually, his focus shifted from winning to the newfound friendship he and Gobi shared.

They crossed the finish line together—not first, but together—and Dion decided to bring Gobi home to Scotland. Just before they were about to leave, however, Gobi disappeared, setting off a worldwide search for the stray. In a town of more than 3 million people, the search seemed hopeless, but this tale of friendship will surprise and delight you as you find out what happens!

Join the almost too-good-to-be-true story of hope, friendship, and beating incredible odds in Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey by Dion Leonard.

Friday, August 25, 2017

God Bless My School by Hannah Hall, Steve Whitlow (Illustrations)

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   What a sweet book this is, perfect for the beginning of the school year! Preschoolers will love this smooth, shiny board book with the delightful illustrations. I think the artist did adorable renditions of the critters represented in this book. On a personal look, I am happy that they chose to include a red panda, my favourite of little critters. The text in this book will point children to a worshipful view of life and school. The perfect addition to your preschool's library, or a great gift to give your little one this month.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Are you ready for some brand-new fun—at school?

These cuddly critters have got their school supplies and are ready for big adventures! Help your own little learner look forward to exciting activities and new friends and—most of all—remember that God is with them everywhere they go.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The King James Study Bible, Full-Color Edition by Thomas Nelson

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live... by Edie Littlefield Sundby


The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

What a story this is! I love reading autobiographies- they are one of my absolute favorite genres of books. I have been blown away by several books written about and by people who, through God's grace have conquered death. In this particular one, the author documents her life battling cancer which threatened to take her life within three months. I was amazed by her desire to live and her strength to fight through each day of pain and the daily rigour of treatments and doctor's visits and bad news. 
Personally, I was a little confused by the faith held by the author, Edie Sundby. The beliefs expressed in this book would not offend anyone of Christian, Catholic, Orthodox (the author thought highly of a blessing given to her by an Orthodox priest) and maybe even Buddhist? I just found the author didn't attribute her healing to Jesus as much as she ought to have. However, this was an inspiring read and I would hope to have as much strength and will to fight cancer as she did. 
  Of course, that is not all there is to this book. As the title suggests, this book focuses on the author's miraculous walking journey  across southwestern America. Edie's goal was to live the last days of her life to the fullest and she truly enjoyed herself and continues to find zest in life. Personally, I don't know how necessary it is to walk across difficult terrain when you could die any day. I would rather invest in different relationships while staying active if possible as well as sharing the love of Jesus during my last days. However, as I'm sure is the case already, Edie's tenacity is an example and encouragemt to other cancer victimes to fight to live.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
When Edie Sundby was diagnosed with metastatic cancer and given only three months to live, she vowed to fight. She sought out the best care that the medical community could offer, and she relied on the faith she had inherited from her cotton-farmer parents. But Edie also found healing through movement. Edie knew that if she was still walking, she was still alive.

"The Mission Walker" is both an adventure story and a reflection on the universal experience of confronting our own mortality. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

Edie’s story shows that the sum of a million steps is a life forever changed.