Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Unveiling Grace Unravels Many Questions About The LDS Belief's

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ-The Restored Gospel I made every effort to receive a copy of the book by Lynn K. Wilder "Unveiling Grace".  I got the wonderful opportunity as a member of Booksneeze.  Since I was a young person many of my acquaintances assumed I was
a member of that Mormon church and I needed Unveiling Grace  to understand more fully about the LDS church.  Outside of reading The Book of Mormon our similarities end there.  Ms. Wilder's book tells of her own experiences within the LDS community along with her family's.  There are multiple books that they use together which outline their Faith, some of which are The Pearl of Great Price and The Doctrine and Covenants.  Having read the Book of Mormon, countless times, I found it ironic that their subsequent books go completely against what the Book of Mormon states.  I never heard of the 'baptism of the dead' until I read this book among many of their other practices.  Because of my upbringing I was disturbed by many of the LDS ordinances.  I am grateful for the book in that I did learn a lot which I otherwise would not have known.  I am happy that the author was able to find the courage to go against the grain and walk out of this situation.  This book has further enhanced my own faith and understanding of the Book of Mormon. 

The Outcast by Jolina Petersheim Is a Book You Won't Want to Put Down

The Outcast by Jolina Petersheim will keep you reading into the wee hours of the night.  Meet Rachel Stoltzfus who was raised in the Old Order Mennonite community who shuns her once her secret of a pregnancy out of wedlock spreads.  Her biggest accusers , one being the bishop confronts his own secrets of sin will it change his heart?  Will he find forgiveness and embrace Rachel and her child?  This book will bring out raw emotions in you as you feel the abandonment that Rachel encounters.  She refuses to name the father to protect him.  Would you do the same.  The book is somewhat lengthy but with the cooler months ahead of us, this would make for the perfect read.  I had the great pleasure of reviewing for the Tyndale Network. 

Depression~Why You Just Can't Snap Out of It

        If you have ever been plagued by the dark clouds of depression and felt that there was no more hope or nowhere to turn, Gregory L. Jantz PHD will help you understand the pitfalls of this chemical imbalance and how you can appropriately get the help you need.  This book is also highly recommended to those who have family members with this disease.  Contrary to popular belief, an individual with a mental disorder cannot just wish it away although well meaning friends and relatives will expect them to do so.  This stellar book will open your eyes to the fact that depression is a chemical imbalance which needs to be treated appropriately by a psychiatrist and/or psychologist.  Depending on the degree and determination of the type of depression, most likely the doctor will prescribe anti-depressants and therapy.  The important fact is to realize, the afflicted can get better.  Many who have went through treatment are more content in their lives than those who never experienced the difficulties they went through.  Dr. Jantz outlines all the symptoms of depression so that the reader can interact.  He includes written lessons for the victim to do as well as giving them questions on what they have learnt.  This book will prove to be a blessing to all those who read it.  I was given the pleasure to review from Walterbrook Multnomah Blogging For Books Program.

Alone Yet Not Alone, A True Story Made into Movie about a Kidnapping and Faith in God~

    Winner of 5 Dove Awards and approved for ages 12 and up, Alone Yet Not Alone is everything a family needs to see.  A loving family who work hard together during the time English colonies are entangled in war.  Two innocent sisters are caught by the enemy and held captive, their comfort coming from a family hymn and putting their Faith into practice.  Copies of the book are available here Buy the book.  To obain tickets for the movie Purchase tickets .  Check out the movie trailer and more Website .  Don't miss out, obtain your tickets in advance for this milestone featuring our Nation's history.