Saturday, November 18, 2017

Rule of Law by Randy Singer

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

This is a large book, but if you are anything like me, you won't notice the length once as you read through this exciting book! Although I have never read this style of fiction before, with this book I was fully interested from the first chapter. Set in present-day America/Middle East, this book features a fictional President and fictional although extremely possible events. The main characters are lawyer Paige Chambers who gets closely involved with the fate of six SEALS sent to the MIddle East on a disastrous mission. Following the mission, Paige feels it necessary to look into the motives behind the president's orders. This opens up an intriguing political mystery which will take all of Paige's skills as a lawyer to unravel. Like I already mentioned, this book is fascinating and will not disappoint! 

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Gift of Heaven by Charles Stanley

The Gift of Heaven
Trustworthy answers to your questions about heaven.
  This is a beautiful, concise book about heaven from Dr. Charles Stanley. 

The Gift of Heaven, Dr. Stanley’s first book on heaven, offers biblically based teaching and insights for anyone who has questions about God and what happens after we die. Although I can't agree with everything doctrinally, there is a lot of good in this book. It is beautifully published and will make a good gift for someone. 
I received a copy of this book from the publisher

God has traced the outlines of a lovely blueprint of heaven through His Word. Dr. Charles Stanley provides biblical insights to comfort and encouragement as he explores these questions and more:How do I know I’ll go to heaven?

Who will be in heaven?

What is life in heaven like?

Take a moment to reflect on life beyond this world, and anticipate the greatest hope of all – the day you see the face of God welcoming you into His fullness.  

The Grand Central Market by Adele Yellin, Kevin West

The Grand Central Market Cookbook: Cuisine and Culture from Downtown Los AngelesThe Grand Central Market Cookbook: Cuisine and Culture from Downtown Los Angeles

Founded in 1917, Grand Central Market is a legendary food hall in Downtown Los Angeles that brings together the many traditions and flavors of the city. Now, GCM's first cookbook puts the spotlight on unique recipes from its diverse vendors, bringing their authentic tastes to your home kitchen. From Horse Thief BBQ's Nashville-Style Hot Fried Chicken Sando to Madcapra's Sumac Beet Soda to Golden Road's Crunchy Avocado Tacos, here are over 85 distinctive recipes, plus spectacular photography that shows off the food, the people, and the daily bustle and buzz. Stories about the Market's vibrant history and interviews with its prominent customers and vendors dot the pages as well. Whether you've visited and want to make your favorite dishes at home, or are simply looking for a cookbook that provides a plethora of multi-national cuisine, The Grand Central Market Cookbook is sure to make your kitchen just a little bit cooler.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Jesus, I Need You: Honest Prayers from a Trusting Heart

Jesus, I Need You: Honest Prayers from a Trusting Heart
The first thing one will notice about this book is it's lovely cover and beautiful interior design.
With its perfect design, this small hardcover book will make an especially nice gift to give to a friend. Of course the exterior of a book is not the most important part. This book contains wisdom in the forms of prayers to help with every day. This book is organized perfectly with enough text for daily devotional times.

Personally, I am not a fan of books with written prayers but I liked the devotional aspect of each chapter. Each chapter also ends with half a page for the reader's own thoughts and prayers. This book is especially pretty to give as a gift.

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

Good times. Bad times. In-between times. When your daily ordeals threaten to overwhelm you, the simple prayer “Jesus, I need You”offers peace and rest.

Whether you’re experiencing a season of heartache or a season of joy, a time of questioning or a time of deep gratitude, the vulnerable prayers featured throughout will meet you where you are. With space for journaling, Jesus, I Need You will quiet your mind and heart as you discover the Lord’s faithfulness and lovingkindness.

Find the comfort, hope, and celebration you seek as you ground your faith in the Savior who can be trusted in all circumstances.

31 Proverbs to Light Your Path by Liz Curtis Higgs

31 Proverbs to Light Your Path

by Liz Curtis Higgs

Take Heart, Beloved
His Light Is Shining,

And Your Path Is Clear.

This is a book specifically designed for women because it is full of proverbs chosen by women. The reader will find the choices and selections perfect for various seasons-both good and bad- of life. This is a very well put together book, perfect for personal or group study. the book of Proverbs is such an essential book in the Bible for continuous reading. Personally, I didn't find this book life-changing. I don't expect books to always be life-changing but this one didn't really teach or inspire me as much as I would have liked. It was very basic.  However, there is always an audience for every decent Christian book, and this one will help and inspire some. 

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

Wherever you are on your journey, here is the wisdom you need for the road ahead. Maybe you’re stuck and want to move forward. Or you feel anxious and long to know what’s next. Or you’re ready for an uplifting reminder that God holds your future in His loving hands.

Chosen by hundreds of women as their favorite verses in Proverbs, these thirty-one nuggets of truth reveal how faithfully God honors His promise, “I will instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths” (Proverbs 4:11).

Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs examines each word with care and adds a sprinkling of humor through her honest stories and personal examples. For each verse you’ll find a unique “One Minute, One Step” challenge—a do-it-now task that requires one minute or less. You’ll soon discover how practical and meaningful the book of Proverbs is as you apply its ancient wisdom to your thoroughly modern life.

With a study guide included, 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path is a daily devotional and a small-group Bible study, wrapped in a beautiful gift book brimming with encouragement!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A Woman Overwhelmed: Finding God in the Messes of Life by Hayley DiMarco

A Woman Overwhelmed: Finding God in the Messes of LifeA Woman Overwhelmed: Finding God in the Messes of Life
Be empowered to find freedom in becoming overwhelmed with who God is--by learning to focus on what we know about God so that we can hold onto faith even when it seems that all is lost. For it is when an overwhelmed woman gives up the mission of me and exchanges it for the mission of God that being overwhelmed becomes a good thing.

Choose to bask in the abundance of the Father instead of the abundance of life as his unfathomable depths can surely replace our fathomable messes.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Mercy Triumphs: A Contemporary Novel by Jana Kelley

Mercy Triumphs: A Contemporary NovelMercy Triumphs: A Contemporary Novel