Saturday, January 6, 2018

Devotions from the Mountains

Devotions from the Mountains

Devotions from the Mountains

I am absolutely delighted with this book! I love mountains so much and this devotional is perfect. 
I love how it is filled with breathtaking, high-quality photographs of mountains and verses focusing on God's incredible creation!
 I highly recommend this newly published devotional for men or women! It will make the perfect gift for friend or family member. 

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

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. —Psalm 121:1–2

The mountains can seem like heaven on earth—the peace, the freshness, the grandeur. Devotions from the Mountains invites you to spend a quiet moment in reflection each day, finding peace and drawing closer to God—the Creator of heaven and earth. Inside you’ll find 90 inspirational readings, Scripture verses, prayers, and breathtaking imagery of God’s mountain handiwork sculpted and brought to life by His hand.

Lift your eyes to the mountains. Be refreshed and inspired at our amazing God who is more majestic than the mountains and yet cares for every detail of your life.

Deadly Proof (Atlanta Justice #1) by Rachel Dylan

Deadly Proof

Deadly Proof (Atlanta Justice #1)

Riveting new series offers legal suspense with a romantic twist
In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.
Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower’s allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.
Determined not to make the same mistakes, he’s intent on keeping Kate safe, but as the case deepens, it appears someone is willing to risk everything—even murder—to keep the case from going to trial.
This is a new genre for me, but I'm really enjoying it! Deadly Proof is definitely as suspenseful as described. The characters are interesting and developed and the reader will find it hard to put down this book once begun! Personally, I didn't care for the amount of romance included in the book; I think a little romance goes a long way in literature (and film!) and find that it is usually overdone in contemporary fiction. However, I know most readers will not agree with me concerning this topic and will find Deadly Proof the perfect suspenseful mystery/romance! 
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

KJV, Know The Word Study Bible

KJV Know The Word Study Bible

KJV, Know The Word Study Bible 

I was impressed by this new publication the Holy Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishers. In the accurate and classic King James Version, it will please many students of God's Word. 
This Bible will not disappoint- the reader/Bible student can study the Bible book by book, verse by verse or topic by topic. No matter which method chosen, the reader will benefit greatly from following the helpful notes. The owner of this Bible will be much enriched by this large hardcover publication of the Bible. Perfect for giving as a gift to someone! 

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

The KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers three easy ways to begin studying Scripture and helps individuals transition from being a casual reader of the Bible to becoming a regular student of the Bible. You can choose to study the Bible book-by-book, verse-by-verse, or topic-by-topic; each path offers powerful insights that will help you develop a daily routine of Bible study. The book-by-book series of notes leads you through the main points of each book of the Bible. The verse-by-verse notes help you to dig deeper into God’s Word. The topic-by-topic articles, which cover 21 theological topics, guide you through a series of insightful notes and give you a thorough biblical understanding of each topic. With the beautiful and timeless text of the KJV translation, the KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers you choices of how to study Scripture and grow in your relationship with Christ.

Features Include:
• King James Version Bible text
• Three easy approaches to study the Bible: 1. Book by Book; 2. Verse by Verse; 3. Topic by Topic
• Insightful introductions for each book of Scripture
• Words of Jesus in red
• Beautiful two-color interior page design
• Comprehensive list of theological notes
• Concordance
• Full-color maps

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christy by Catherine Marshall



A classic for so many years, it is time for a new generation to fall in love with the setting and tale of Christy. 
This is a reprinting of the beloved novel in celebration of its fiftieth anniversary! It is a large hardcover featuring an old photograph on the cover. Honestly, I had never read this book although I had heard about it for years. The book really brings to life the setting- a close old-fashioned community in Asheville North Carolina. Although this wasn't one of my favourite books, I appreciated some of it and found myself interested as I read it. 
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
The train taking nineteen-year-old teacher Christy Huddleston from her home in Asheville, North Carolina, might as well be transporting her to another world. The Smoky Mountain community of Cutter Gap feels suspended in time, trapped by poverty, superstitions, and century-old traditions.

But as Christy struggles to find acceptance in her new home, some see her — and her one-room school — as a threat to their way of life. Her faith is challenged and her heart is torn between two strong men with conflicting views about how to care for the families of the Cove.

Yearning to make a difference, will Christy’s determination and devotion be enough?

Staying Stylish: Cultivating a Confident Look, Style, and Attitude by Candace Cameron Bure

Staying Stylish: Cultivating a Confident Look, Style, and Attitude

I was excited to receive this book to read and review! I love fashion and think Candace Cameron shows excellent and youthful yet appropriate taste in her appearance! Although this book can be especially inspiring for women a little older than me, say in their 30's, I learned from this book. Candace fills Staying Stylish with ideas and advice and wisdom for women on the topics of clothing, hair, makeup and health. I liked her balanced approach as well as her Biblical backgrounds on different topics. This was quite a fun book to look through and many women will appreciate it. Candace's style is fun yet basic and classy as well and thus will appeal to a variety of styles. 
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Join Candace Cameron Bure, actress best known as D.J. Tanner from Full House and a New York Times bestselling author, whose faith and wit have delighted audiences for decades, as she lets you in on her best-kept secrets for Staying Stylish. This gorgeous manual for beauty, style, health, and spiritual wellness will be your one-stop shop for everything you need to live your most stylish life.
As an actress, producer, New York Times bestselling author, and inspirational speaker, Candace Cameron Bure has spent her entire life in the spotlight, and she is well aware of the pressures and forces many women face. Throughout her career, Candace has balanced her faith, family, and passion for work and found her spot as role model to women of all ages—and as a style icon.
In her brand-new book Staying Stylish, Candace invites you behind the scenes of her day-to-day life and shares over 100 tips and tricks for looking and feeling your best—both inside and out. Nurture your body, style, and soul as you read through this beautiful book full of photos, insider secrets, and exciting ideas to revamp your own life into its best possible version. She offers her insight into balance, spiritual growth, and looking great while doing it all.
Staying Stylish topics will include personal style, fresh hair and makeup for any age, a well-balanced diet and fitness regime, and a well-nourished spirit.

Monday, November 27, 2017

In the Middle of the Mess: Strength for This Beautiful, Broken Life by Sheila Walsh

In the Middle of the Mess: Strength for This Beautiful, Broken Life

In the Middle of the Mess: Strength for This Beautiful, Broken Life

How do you turn your struggles into strengths? Beloved Bible teacher Sheila Walsh teaches readers how the daily spiritual practices of confession, meditation on God’s Word, and prayer result in fresh freedom in Christ.

In her long-awaited new book, Sheila Walsh equips women with a practical method for connecting with God’s strength in the midst of struggle. From daily frustrations that can feel like overwhelming obstacles to hard challenges that turn into rock-bottom crises, women will find the means to equip themselves for standing strong with God. Using the spiritual applications of confession, prayer, and meditation on Scripture to form a daily connection to Jesus, women will learn how to experience new joy as a child of God who is fully known, fully loved, and fully accepted. 

In In the Middle of the Mess, Walsh reveals the hardened defenses that kept her from allowing God into her deepest hurts and shares how entering into a safe place with God and practicing this daily connection with him have saved her from the devil’s prowling attacks. Though we will never be completely “fixed” on earth, we are continually held by Jesus, whatever our circumstances.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life by Robert W. Kellemen

Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily LifeCounseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life