Thursday, July 6, 2017

Invitation

invitation by Bill Myers, frank Peretti, Angela Hunt and Alton Gansky. In this novel we meet four people who come together under unusual circumstances. Brenda, the professor, Andi, and cowboy. Each one has an amazing ability that helps them throughout this novel. Such as Brenda's ability to see the future. There's four parts to this book as each of the different authors takes on one of the different four characters writing from their perspectives. We discover how each of the four characters are connected, what reason God has brought them together for,and how each of the details in their stories come together and why they are important.
I really enjoyed this book. These aren't typically authors I read books from, but I'm glad I did. I have mixed feelings on it though. As much as I loved the book I struggle with how much we should be focusing on evil and giving it stories? I don't have an answer for that. It still was well written and I loved the four different authors writing. It came together well! It was super entertaining and suspenseful. Definitely keeps your attention right through till the end.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Women who move mountains

Women who move mountains, praying with confidence, boldness and grace, by Sue Detwieler. There's so may things we let hinder our relationship with God. Be it fear, hurt, resentment, etc. In this book Sue Detwieler tackles so many of those issues and how it hinders us and how to over come them. We get chapters talking to us about those obstacles and the biblical reference and how to over come, then the next is how wet can apply them to our lives and put them into action. There's even a 21 day guide at the end of the book. I can't actually say enough good things about this book. It's been life changing. I felt for so long like I was just stuck in hers revolving rut of fear, lack of faith, unbelief, etc. She takes on those topics with so much revelation and grace and guides us through them. I did a slow read on this book. Excuse there was just so much to process. I did two chapters a day till it was done and also kept a journal with it. This has been a tremendously helpful book and will be one I'll be recommending a lot!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

One dominion

one dominion, celebrating Canada prepared for a purpose. I love this book! What a great way to celebrate Canada 150!!! It's packed with so much of the Godly history and Godly foundations that Canada was built on! There was so much I didn't know! There's the story of faith filled believers who  changed things for the better! Hospitals, universities, legislation, social social programs, etc! Even Manitoba had their roots in Godly foundations! Wow! I was so amazed and inspired reading through this book! It is a wealth of information that we should all know!! It's amazing! Every Canadian believer needs to get their hands on a copy!

Book has been provided courtesy of Bible League Canada and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The imperfect disciple

The imperfect disciple, grace for people who can't get their act  together, by Jared Wilson.  I've never read a book by this author before! I was so pleasantly surprised to find such a treasure! Grace. It's something we all need. I think me more than any others ;)  it's a message that so many Christians miss or just don't understand. Here we hear about his life's journey with grace and teaching us what it means to have it! What good news we have! Grace is one of those subjects that always reduces me to tears. I love it. I love the lessons I love the teaching and love him passing this on to us. There is so much encouragement in this book! Let's see Jesus for who he really is! Love this. So highly recommend this book!! So good!



Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

The ebb tide

the ebb tide, by Beverly Lewis. Yes!!!!! Beverly Lewis is one of my favourite authors of Amish fiction!!! I was so excited that she was coming out with a new book and even more excited that I was going to be able to review it! Her books always leave you feeling like a deep longing is being fulfilled. In this novel we meet Sallie. She seems like she was born for being more than Amish. She wants to see the word, to travel to experience life beyond the Amish. Even though she has an Amish man interested in her and could have a good life if she chooses to settle down and join the church. She asks her family to allow her to spend the summer nannying. She wants to do at least one last adventure before settling down. She agrees that if she can just do this she will come. Ack and join the church. So we get to follow her on her struggles, her adventures and her choices. It's such a wonderful book just like all of Lewis's other books. This will be read many times over. ❤️



Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Your next 24 hours

Your next 24 hours, one day of kindness can change everything, by Hal Donaldson with Kirk noonan.     This is a very practical book! With the potential of having a big impact. I loved the book and the ideas that it presents and how it inspires you to do more for others and take care of your own home/community/etc. The stories are great! I love the suggestions of 5 things you can put into practical use to improve others lives! I love the encouragement that we can always choose kindness "kindness is not contingent on their attitude". I have big plans of sharing this book and it's ideas with my family and making use of the suggestions. It really is a great book! Highly recommend!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

A stolen heart

A stolen heart by Amanda Cabot. Yikes! Poor Lydia!! One of our main characters travels to meet her fiancé to find he's already someone else's husband and soon to be father and has taken off!!! Not only that she finds herself to be taking the blunt of the blame/anger/etc of the people just because of where she's from! Thankfully the sherif takes his duty seriously to care for and protect people in his town which includes Lydia! There were certain aspects of this book that I really liked. I love the historical stories in these kind of books, but I'm not a big fan of it's predictability. It's a classic Christian romance novel! Although I have plans on reading the rest of them when they come out. It's a great easy read! And the story does draw you in!!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.