I have to say this is not normally a book I would read, I chose to review it because my dear hubby seen it in a CBD magazine and was very interested in this book. Growing up the picture of Jesus that was portrayed to me was a very gentle and meek man that journeyed thru life to save us from our sins. This book takes a deeper look at Jesus Christ, it looks at the spiritual battle that is going on unseen by us. He was more than just a teacher, he was fighting a battle for us by choosing to come down to earth and take our sins on his shoulders. Jesus came down to do a global rescue mission to rescue the lost.
If you are searching for your purpose in life, check this book out it will make you take a second look at what you thought was a meek and mild faith.
A great big thank you to Blogging for Books for this book for free in exchange for a review.
There truly is hope out there for all broken and lost marriages, Clint and Penny Bragg are living proof that a broken and lost marriage can be healed. It is not going to be easy to rebuild a marriage, it will take alot of work for the husband and wife to restore what has been lost. This book is a very hand y tool to have when working toward restoration in a marriage. It provides hope for those who feel all is lost and there is nothing else they can do to save what they have lost. Reading about the Bragg’s and their amazing story gives us a ray of light in the darkness that surrounds us. I recommend this book to anyone struggling in their marriage.
I received this book for free for blogging by Bookfun.
On the outside it looks like Carmen Hart has everything a wonderful job as the beloved meteorologist and a husband who is the all time favorite football coach. Together they look like the perfect couple a nice house, going to church every sunday faithfully. But on the inside Carmen is struggling with so many doubts in her life that she is not sure if God is truly there for her. Suffering so many painful secret losses it weighs her her heart down that sh starts to rethink being married to her husband. One day into her life walks her young 17yr old runaway sister Gracie, who had decided she was done living with their mothers life choices. Running to the one place that was a happy memory for her, Gracie found herself squatting at the boarded up family motel. The only option Carmen has is to open her home up to her sister and possibly open up her heart to love again. As the two sisters struggle to learn to love each other and some how find out a connection between them. The loss of Carmens job, makes her rethink her life choices and she chooses to restore her aunt’s motel back to it’s original state with the help of her sister. As they restore and bring it back to life, it seems that it is also bringing back to life Carmens marriage and providing healing for both sisters.
Somtimes we have to lose ourselves to find ourselves, this book shows how this works to restore what we lost.
Received this book for free from blogging for books.
Meredith Resce, Paula Vince, Amanda Deed, and Rose Dee
Four Women, One Story that spans three generations. After giving up her daughter for adoption Mattie struggles with herself and can’t seem to love another person again. Through the encouragement of her parents she married and had another daughter Connie. Not realizing how much not loving her second child would effect everyone she closed herself in and withheld any emotion. Years later Mattie receives a letter from her oldest daughter asking to meet. It isn’t till after they meet that things start thawing out in Mattie’s heart. Meeting her oldest daughter child and seeing how she has treated her youngest daughter and grandchild. Now there is struggles for her Granddaughter’s Navy and Brooke, each having to learn to forgive and trust someone else, maybe even finally find love.
Will each of these women learn the lesson that is right in front of them and heal the wounds in their hearts in time to find the love that is right in front of them.
I received this book for free for blogging in for a review.
As an FBI agent Laurel Evertsons has done a lot of hard things in her career now her next investigation’s path is crossing the path of the criminal she put in prison. When key evidence in her investigation of a scam that targeted the elderly leads her to working with the one person she does not want to work with. The one case that has haunted her is now going to be the best way to catch the criminals targeting the elderly.
As a Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears for his grandparents lives and he will do whatever he needs to protect them. Willing to whatever he can to keep others safe he chooses to go to the FBI and force interagency cooperation with them. Upon meeting Laurel he is drawn to her zeal to protect others from harm. When he is offered an undercover position protecting a former felon, he is not sure if he can trust this person.
As the trio work together to uncover the evidence and find who is behind the scam they find out things are more deadly than just stealing money. Finding themselves in the cross-hairs of a deadly killer, time is running short on finding out who was behind the scams. Will they be able to trust Wilmington claim to have found redemption, or are they being led down a deadly path of double cross.
Received this book for free for a review from Bookfun.
The second installment to The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy continues to follow Alexa Joy and her cousin Anna Grace as each of their lives are moving forward. Anna Grace is preparing to marry the love of her life and move into the farmhouse that her fiance’s grandfather had left to them. Alexa Joy has finally opened her bed and breakfast at her grandmothers home. Her first long term boarder is Briley Forrester, a news reporter looking for a scoop for his next byline. Alexa is still struggling with feeling like she belongs in the Zimmerman family and being accepted by the Old Order Mennonite community. She places her hopes that her culinary and hospitality skills will open a door for her in the community. When Anna Grace decides to come and stay, Alexa decides to host her at the bed and breakfast. Still struggling with her insecurities, having the presence of her mother’s biological daughter puts Alexa more on edge. It causes her to open up to Briley who is searching for the dirt to write a news story about. Will Briley see the light before hurting the innocent? Will Alexa be able to accept that she is loved by her family no matter of her birth details?
This book leaves you wanting to know what happens next in the Zimmerman family story.
I received this book for free for a review by Blogging for Books.
The Creole Princess (The Gulf Coast Chronicles) by Beth White
Lyse Lanier may be French thru her heritage, but her best friend is the daughter of the British commander of Mobile. Their time spent together has created a close bond between them, even though Daisy is in love with Lyse’s brother. One day when a very charming young Spanish merchant arrives at the docks and sweeps Lyse off her feet with his wit and flair. The American Conflict moves closer to Mobile, it comes time for Lyse ‘s family to make a choice to choose to side with the British or the American side. She wonders who Rafael Gonzalez truly is, is he truly a merchant or is he a spy for the Revolution. Is he someone she can trust to protect her and her family from the danger to come as the conflict grows.
Beth White takes the reader deep into the world of a little known part of the American Revolutionary war. She writes with so much spectacular detail that you almost feel like that you are right there with the characters.
Modesty is very much dying art in our culture, everywhere we turn we are exposed to more flesh than at times we want to see. Our little girls are being taught to dress older than their actual age. The teenage girls are going to school and feeling pressure if they do not dress sexy enough. But then at the same time we are wondering why there has been more reports of rapes and children being hurt.
My dear hubby gave me a view from a mans perspective: Two women walk into a club: the first women is dressed very modestly and very tasteful while the second women has T&A hanging out. The first woman is going to be seen as a Jewel in the eyes of men something precious to be protected. While the second woman has basically hung out an invisible sign saying” free for the taking”.
We women that chose to dress modestly are sometimes trying to cover up everything. When actually our bodies are a present to be unwrapped carefully by our husbands. By dressing modestly we are preserving ourselves as a jewel and treating our bodies as we are supposed too. Dressing sexy does have it’s place in our marriage, it just can be done very tastefully when out of the bedroom. We do not need to put our body on display for all to see to be sexy for our husbands.
By dressing modestly we are treating our bodies as a jewel and not something to be used and thrown away. All of us women and girls are precious jewels, beauties that are very much precious in His eyes.
My marriage has not been a perfect one, we have hit so many ruts and boulders that we are a wounded couple. There was days that we both thought we was headed for the “D” word. Also my dear hubby even chose to find someone else to confide in and to possibly be his new wife. We have met with many pastors and just seemed to not be able to get anywhere with them. I have been told by a couple pastor’s wives to leave my husband. This was very much a shock to me being raised in the church and been taught that the “D” word was not an option. It was hard for me to reach out to others, so I chose to not talk about what was going on in our marriage for a long while. Now is the time to come clean to say I am not the perfect wife and I do not have the perfect marriage. But here is what I have to say the “D” word is not in my marriage vocabulary. I have made a choice to make a stand by my husband thru thick and the thin, sickness and health, till death do us part. Also I have made a choice to become a better wife for him, to show him that love does heal wounds.
If your looking for a fresh look on life take a moment to read these 31 reflections on love, faith and friendship. Each of these reflections take us on a journey of dealing with common issues that all women face. Each chapter has a story, encouragement from Scripture and reflection questions. Lauren Scruggs truly is able to express how it feels to struggle with insecurities in life. After suffering severe trauma from being hit by a spinning propeller blade in 2011, everything she knew in life was tested. Feeling like she would never ever come back to some kind of sense of normal she turned toward God who showed her where real beauty comes from. Now thru this wonderful hope filled book, Lauren shows us how to find the true beauty deep in ourselves.
This is a must read for all women struggling with finding their true beauty in life!!