Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dirty Faith by David Z. Nowell - Review

Put Your Faith Into Action

Do you ever feel like something in your faith is missing, that going to church, 
studying the Bible, and tithing just aren't enough? There has to be more, right? What would it look like to truly "follow" Christ and not just believe in him?

David Nowell asked the very same questions, and was led to minister to the "least of these," whom God loves deeply. In "Dirty Faith," Nowell shares powerful stories of faith in action, and encourages us to move with him from the sidelines to the front line, to get our hands dirty helping the hopeless, the disenfranchised, and the poor.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Random Thoughts....

Not very often do I blog about much other than reviews on the books I am reading...
courtesy of Hobbies on a Budget
But over the course of this past year or so God has been really working in my heart. And I have been amazed at how God has providentially provided books that incorporated the same ideas - although the books themselves were in no way related to each other and didn't even come from the same publishers or authors, they often spoke the same message to my heart...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Desire by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley - Review

FTC Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for my review. No other compensation was provided.

Can faith build a bridge between their dreams?
For two years, Allan and Michele have been trying to have a baby. The emotional ride has been taking a toll on their hearts--and their relationship. Michele is obsessed with researching fertility treatments while Allan seems content to spend his time--and their money--on supporting displaced children in Africa. Something's got to give. But they both hope it's not their marriage.

Still, God has a plan for Allan and Michele that they could never have imagined. And all it takes to set it in motion is a change of heart . . .

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Slave Again by Alana Terry - Release and GIVEAWAY!

From one of my favorite authors
 - Alana Terry - 
I am excited to announce the release of her latest novel 

Alana is hosting a HUGE GIVEAWAY
a Christian Suspense Bundle (autograph paperback copies of three of her books) 
100 ebooks of her latest novel
25 audio books of the Beloved daughter
To enter - just use the Rafflecopter link at the end of this post
You can enter via Facebook or email.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Miracle in a Dry Season - Sarah Loudin Thomas - Review

In a Drought, It's the Darkest Cloud 
That Brings Hope

It's 1954 and Perla Long's arrival in the sleepy town of Wise, West Virginia, was supposed to go unnoticed. She just wants a quiet, safe place for her and her daughter, Sadie, where the mistakes of her past can stay hidden. But then drought comes to Wise, and Perla is pulled into the turmoil of a town desperately in need of a miracle.

Casewell Phillips has resigned himself to life as a bachelor...until he meets Perla. She's everything he's sought in a woman, but he can't get past the sense that she's hiding something. As the drought worsens, Perla's unique gift divides the town in two, bringing both gratitude and condemnation, and placing the pair in the middle of a storm of anger and forgiveness, fear and faith.

Friday, September 5, 2014

A Light in the Wilderness By Jane Kirpatrick

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Three very different women. One dangerous journey. And a future that seems just out of reach.

Cover ArtLetitia holds nothing more dear than the papers that prove she is no longer a slave. They may not cause most white folks to treat her like a human being, but at least they show she is free. She trusts in those words she cannot read--as she is beginning to trust in Davey Carson, an Irish immigrant cattleman who wants her to come west with him.

Nancy Hawkins is loathe to leave her settled life for the treacherous journey by wagon train, but she is so deeply in love with her husband and she knows she will follow him anywhere--even when the trek exacts a terrible cost.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days - Holley Gerth

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Cover Art
We all have days that make us want to pull the covers back over our heads and eat a dozen cupcakes. 

Thankfully, Jesus said we don't "live on bread alone"--that includes cupcakes--"but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matt. 4:4). What we really need is truth.

If you're tired, discouraged, or feel a little empty inside, my prayer is that by the end of our time together, you'll be refreshed and nourished in a way that will sustain you through whatever the future may hold. 

Remember, you're not alone, my friend. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

I NEED SOME HELP HERE by Kathi Lipp - Review

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About the Book:
It's easy to feel worried and anxious as a parent. There are so many areas of your child’s life that can go wrong along the way. What's a mom to do? In I Need Some Help Here! Hope for When Your Kids Don't Go According to Plan, Kathi meets you in your moments of panic or despair with wit and wisdom. She offers the most powerful tools, from prayer to practical tips, for you and your child. The book covers all of the stages of your child's life from toddler to young adult and tackles the most common issues that cause stress and anxiety, sharing:
  • Practical wisdom when your child makes poor choices
  • How to pray when your child is running away from God
  • Comforting words fore when your child feels left out "been there" advice for when your child is different than other kids.