Monday, August 15, 2016

One Day At A Time, Celebrating Recovery Devotional

Johnny Baker MacOwen & John Baker take ordinary things in our everyday lives to bring about short stories and lessons to help on the addicts way to recovery.  Statistic's show only a 6% success rate of complete turn arounds.  Understanding the minds of addicts of self-deprevation and doubt these auhors prove with scripture; the Love God has for all His children and how He desires to walk and heal His children.  They highlight Jesus Christ for going to the cross for everyone's sins. This sincere devotional offers stepping stones for the reader to find success in their new lives.  This 25th Aniversary Edition contains the tools for the prodigal returning home who needs a strong spiritual base.  I am honored to have reviewed this book in exchange for my thoughts by Book Look Blogger's.  It will enhance the lives of addict's seeking comfort and growth.  I highly recommend.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Inspirational Coloring

             Multnomah's God Bless America 'A Patriotic Coloring Book' was laying eloquently across our coffee table when my mother flew in on an emergency trip to Michigan from Florida.  The moment my mother caught it's gaze, she was thrilled.  Wanting this masterpiece for myself, I asked my mother if she realized it was a coloring book.  And than came her words, "But you bought it for me, didn't you?'.  No I hadn't said that but she had a way of making me believe it.  After all mom came in to help me after my first heart attack.  Yes, at the young age of 60 I endured a heart attack on June 16, 2016.  It's the least I can do (give her the book) to show my appreciation.  The inspirational quotes and biblical messages would bring her comfort in the days ahead.  Multnomah is one of my favorite Christian Publishing houses.  I was offered the opportunity to read this best seller for Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my view.  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Color Code Bible~ Great for Adult's Too!

            When it come's to the Holy Scriptures, I am all for anything that aid's in the learning process.  There are so many extra tools in the NKJV Color Code Bible to enhance the reading experience that even, I, at 60 years of age would keep this for my own reference.  I commend Thomas Nelson for their creavity and knowledge to put together this spectacular bible.  Yes, it was intended for children, but would also aide those with vision problems.  The color coding is adorable.  Purple words are in reference to Heaven, Gold words are God and that's how the system works.
This Bible also lists all the prophetic books along with the major prophets and minor prophets; the books of history and books of poetry.  There is a whole section on where you can find certain stories such as where you can read about Solomon or Samuel ext.  These all enhance reading the Bible.  I highly recommend to young and old alike.  I was given the opportunity to review through Book Look Bloggers.

Welch's Passion is Infectious

           Brian 'Head' Welch's newest release With Eyes Wide Open kept me captivated for fourteen hours. The time it took me to read his book from cover to cover.  My youngest daughter is the Korn fan.  I read for the spiritual journey.  I was eager to learn about Brian's walk with Christ and was astounded by what He already knew.  He spoke like a seasoned christian putting away any doubts about His submitting everything over to the Lord.  Most new christian's are naive thinking  that once they promise to serve God, their lives will be perfect.  Welch knew better that God doesn't promise us a rose garden but He does promise to be there to get through the rough spots.  The author is very humble and sincere in doing things God's way and his story is a testimony of how God works during our difficult times to bring about a brighter end for us.
This book should definitely prove why we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover.  I am grateful that the author shared his experiences with us which everyone can learn from.  Book Look Bloggers gave me the opportunity to read in exchange for my honest opinions.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One ~

                 Kathe Wunnenberg offers a resource of daily comfort as individuals face each day without their loved ones.  She successfully shares personal experience along with scripture to help her readers tackle the roller coaster of emotionals a person goes through while grieving.  This book would make a marvelous gift for anyone whose beloved has died.  I could never figure out why individuals spend a fortune on flowers which are here and gone tomorrow.  Kathe's book would last a long time and be a help in aiding the healing process.  I have read many books on grieving and feel Ms. Wunnenberg's deserves highest honor.
Today I will be attending my cousin's mother's funeral.  My cousin, Teri and I are very close.  In the course of this last year, her father passed away and than her son died and now her mother.  I will be giving her this book, Grieving the Loss of a Loved One in hopes that it comforts her throughout this difficult past year.
I highly recommend.  I had the honor of reading for BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest opinion.

A Must Read For All Those Approaching Their Golden Years

      Michael Kinsley's attitude towards becoming a senior with Parkinson's Disease is so refreshing and helps the reader realize that growing older isn't the worse thing that can happen.  Targeted at the now Baby Boomers, it calls for a sense of humor and enjoying the time we have left.  The author's positive thoughts are infectious and this book will become a favorite among those facing the same futures.  I was delighted with this book and wanted to read more.  To Read More on the Author .  I was given the opportunity to read this awesome book for the Blogging for Books Network in exchange for my thoughts.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Our Lives Had Once Been Beautiful and Our Lives Are Beautiful Still

           September Vaudrey's, Colors of Goodbye has moved me more than any other book I have ever read on loss.  Her loss is a parent's worse nightmare, that of losing a child.  Katie, her amazing daughter (a daughter that any parent would be proud to have) dies suddenly of an aneurysm at the young age of 19. Any doubt of the Vaudrey's faith in God is relinquished when reading this true account.  September shares her raw struggles which match what many Christians face when facing tragedy yet I have never seen in publication.  Mom Vaudrey questions whether the loss of her daughter is somehow because of something she did in the past.  Read along as genuine friends reassure her that it is not her fault.  From the point of impact of the accident on God makes himself known with visions and miracles to aide the Vaudrey family through their heartbreak.  Real evidence that God is there and that God is Good (Author's words) even when we think He is not.  Ms. Vaudrey's growth through her pain offers Hope to all that the sun will shine again and that they don't have to give in to bitterness and anger.  This stellar publication offers tools to help all those facing horrendous loss.  Special Kudos to Katie Vaudrey for leaving a life of ripples and to September Vaudrey for having the courage to share their story.  I am more than honored to have been able to review this book for the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my thoughts.  Think upon these wise words from the writer,
'"God never promised me a lifetime with my daughter.  He never promised me any of the blessings I get to treasure everyday. He promises us comfort in sorrow, strength when our faith fails, inexplicable peace, His presence in storms and life in all its fulness for those who follow him---but not a pain free life.  And the things he promises, He delivers."'