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.

Treasured grace

Treasured grace by tracie Peterson. In this novel we meet grace, who finds herself raising her sisters in times that are really hard! This book seems to have it all! Thrills, romance, trouble, redemption! And more! I did really enjoy this book. Tracie Peterson is among some of my favourite authors. I love picking up a book and getting lost in it. I also love reading historical books. It's like travelling back in time! I'm trying to think of more to say about this book I just don't want to give away the story?? I guess I'll just end off with really recommending this book. It really is a treasure!

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

Quick Tips for Busy Families

Quick Tips for Busy Families, sneaky strategies for raising great kids by Jay Payleitner. As a mom of four kids ranging from 1-13 years old I understand being busy. Top that off with being a family in ministry and life gets pretty hectic. I looked forward to reading this book! He has some great tips through the book, like teaching our kids to pause what they're doing when we need their attention. I have to admit that I find the set up of the book a little awkward, but I guess it makes it easy to flip through when looking for a certain subject. Some suggestions I think were just common sense or hopefully should be, but there was some advice in their that gave me pause! Over all I did enjoy it!!! 

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

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Out of the spin cycle

Out of the spin cycle, by Jenn Hatmaker. I originally read this book when it was first released 6/7 years ago and loved it. So I was thrilled to see it come back out! I also was surprised since due to her and her husbands recent controversy that it was! But kudos to the publisher that stood behind a good author with good books and good truths. Just because we may disagree on a small area of her theology doesn't mean we should throw it all out! This book is seriously hilarious. It is so real! I love the devotions, I love the stories, I love her sense of humour! She's real. She doesn't act as if her life is all put together. She has such a heart for women to have real relationships with Jesus and with each other! I could read this devotional over and over again. It never gets old! I've recommended it so many times! She is definitely one of the greats!!



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