Sunday, November 3, 2019

Aiming for Love Blog Tour

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Josephine Nordegren is one of three sisters who grew up nearly wild in southwestern Colorado. She has the archery skills of Robin Hood and the curiosity of the Little Mermaid, fascinated by but locked away from the forbidden outside world–a world she’s been raised to believe killed her parents. When David Warden, a rancher, brings in a herd much too close to the girls’ secret home, her older sister is especially frightened, but Jo is too interested to stay away.
 David’s parents follow soon on his heels, escaping bandits at their ranch. But his father is wounded and needs shelter. Josephine and her sisters have the only cabin on the mountain. Do they risk stepping into the world to help those in need? Or do they remain separated but safe in the peaks of Hope Mountain?
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Friday, November 1, 2019

The Grumble Free Year by Tricia Goyer

The Grumble-Free Year: Twelve Months, Eleven Family Members and One Impossible Goal  -     By: Tricia Goyer
 In The Grumble-Free Year, Tricia Goyer offers readers a front row seat to how her large family of eleven tackles going complaint-free and developing hearts of gratitude for a year. Join her on her journey and discover a healthier, more thankful approach to life. The book includes doable action steps based in scripture, a Grumble-Free Challenge assessment tool, and discussion questions.

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Meet Tricia Goyer,  a busy mom of ten, doting grandma, and wife to John. A USA Today bestselling author, Tricia has published seventy books and is a two-time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

100 Words of Affirmation Your Husband Needs to Hear by Lisa Jacobson

100 Words of Affirmation Your Husband Needs to HearEvery one of us has tremendous power to either build others up or tear them down through the words we speak every day, and nowhere is this more evident than in our marriages. Are you being purposeful in how you use the power of your words to speak encouragement, strength, and love--breathing life into the heart of your spouse? Or are careless words having a negative impact on your marriage and on the heart of the one you love most?

Matt and Lisa Jacobson want you and your spouse to discover the powerful ways you can build one another up in love with the words that you choose to say every day--words that every husband and wife need to hear. These books offer you 100 Things to say to your husband or wife that deeply encourage, affirm, and inspire. Start speaking these words into each other's lives and watch your spouse--and your relationship--transform before your eyes.

My Thoughts:

I put this book into practice right off the bat! It was actually bit humorous at first, but somewhat effective. I sat down with my husband and started reading the words of affirmation - "I love what you build with your hands", "You are the best man I know", "I need you", "I'm sticking with you when everything falls apart".  The kids were kind of laughing and hating all the "mushy" stuff.  And some of it was kind of awkward actually, so yes, this is going to take some practice. But it was fun and interesting to see his reactions. 

Ok... So I know that wasn't exactly how this book was designed to be used. It has a new phrase on each page. Each page also includes a short story to go with the phrase. Most of the stories are personal experiences the author and her husband and family have gone through. They included things he had done for her, ways he may have defended her, protected her, laughed with her.  She reminds us in these tales to encourage our men, our husbands; to build them up instead of tearing them down. 

I can definitely learn a lot from this book. I would definitely recommend it.

I received a copy of this book courtesy of Revell. I was not asked to review this book positively. All opinions are my own. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Daily Wisdom for Men 2020 Devotional Collection

The Power of Godly Transformation

Draw close to God---and be transformed into a new creation in Christ! Offering 365 inspiring readings and powerful prayers, this handsome devotional will challenge you to become more like Jesus in thought, word, and deed; discover how God molds situations to his plan; cultivate courage as you learn to trust in him; and more. 384 pages, 5" x 7" imitation leather

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My Take:
I loved the size, feel and style of this devotional, very masculine and appealing. It's perfect for your bedside table or to carry in the car. The feel of the cover is soft and leathery and the picture and letters are embossed. The devotionals were interesting and thought provoking. Most of them had one Scripture at the top of the devotional and then of course the thoughts to go along with it. The verses were from different versions of the Bible, not all consistent with the same one, such as AMPC, NLT, MES, and ESV.  The back contains a read through the Bible in a year plan, consisting of readings from the Old Ttestament, New Testament and Psalms  I am excited to have this to give to my husband this year for Christmas. 

I received a copy of courtesy of the publisher. However, I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Before and After by Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate

The compelling, poignant true stories of victims of a notorious adoption scandal—some of whom learned the truth from Lisa Wingate’s bestselling novel Before We Were Yours and were reunited with birth family members as a result of its wide reach

Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home SocietyFrom the 1920s to 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children’s Home Society in Memphis. She offered up more than 5,000 orphans tailored to the wish lists of eager parents—hiding the fact that many weren’t orphans at all, but stolen sons and daughters of poor families, desperate single mothers, and women told in maternity wards that their babies had died.

The publication of Lisa Wingate’s novel Before We Were Yours brought new awareness of Tann’s lucrative career in child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Encouraged by their contact with Wingate and award-winning journalist Judy Christie, who documented the stories of fifteen adoptees in this book, many determined Tann survivors set out to trace their roots and find their birth families.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Overcome Depression Blog Tour with Giveaway

BREAKTHROUGH SCIENCE SHINES NEW LIGHT ON HOLY SCRIPTURES. “…pulls back the curtain to clearly & simply reveal how our mind works… A fun and eye-opening book” Karl Benzio, M.D., Medical Director: Honey Lake Clinic & Lighthouse Network.

This faith-based, reader friendly guide offers more than 100 self-help strategies and recovery skills for coping with depression. Brain Science and evidence based therapeutic practices offer hands-on, practical tools for immediate use.
“Amazing book! I have read so many books on depression and this is the only one that has truly helped me.”—Wendy Freeman, California
“…an amazing book on overcoming depression… deep, and yet understandable… a very practical and encouraging book about a very dark subject.”—Bill Walden, Pastor Cornerstone Ministries, Ca.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Jesus In Me by Anne Graham Lotz

In Jesus in Me, Anne Graham Lotz draws on her rich biblical knowledge as well as her personal journey—including her recent cancer diagnosis—to help us understand that the Holy Spirit is not a magic genie, a flame of fire, or a vague feeling. He is a Person who prays for us, guides us in our relationships and decisions, comforts us in pain, and stays by our side at all times. In this seminal teaching, she explores seven key aspects of the Holy Spirit that will revolutionize how you understand and relate to this vital third Person in the Trinity.

As Anne writes, “One of my deepest, richest joys has been discovering by experience who the Holy Spirit is in every step of my life’s journey. Each name that He has been given—

Monday, September 23, 2019

Find Jesus in All of Scripture - Day by Day

About Jesus, Day by Day

This unique 365-day devotional infuses your daily Bible reading with deeper meaning, helping you develop the habit of looking for signs of Jesus woven throughout Scripture while meditating on the Bible with a chronological one-year reading plan.

Jesus is the very essence of the Scriptures. The Old Testament points to Him and the New Testament reveals Him. If we look for Him, we will find Him on every page and in every story. When reading through the lens of Jesus, we find purpose in the Old Testament sacrifices; pictures of our Savior in the rejection and heartache of Joseph; a future hope pointing directly to Christ in the sweet love story of Ruth and Boaz; and meaning to even the deepest sorrows in Job.

This daily devotional will help you learn to recognize Jesus written on every page of God's story. Come along on a journey that will...
  •  guide you in reading the entire Bible, chronologically, in one year
  •  help you see connections to Jesus throughout the Old Testament
  •  deepen your understanding of the themes of Scripture
  •  inspire you with 365 daily devotions to strengthen your love for Jesus and intensify your appreciation for God's Word

Monday, September 9, 2019

Camp Club Girls - Alexis


Camp Club Girls: Alexis
Join Alexis and the Camp Club Girls as they embark on a series of clue-filled adventures and crack the case in this entertaining and action-packed 4-in-1 mystery collection.

What's behind the Jurassic mystery in Sacramento? Alexis and Kate are determined to help save a nature park from extinction. Will the Camp Club Girls discover who--or what's--to blame for the strange events endangering the future of the park so Aspen Heights can stay in business?

Is London Bridgefalling down? Alexis and Elizabeth soak up more than British history during the London Bridge festival in Lake Havasu, Arizona. Will the Camp Club Girls manage to construct the clues and bring this mystery to a conclusion before the London Bridge collapses?

Friday, September 6, 2019

Edge of Your Seat Adventure by Dani Pettrey

The Killing Tide
A Corpse That Only Leads to Secrets.
An Old Flame with Danger Written all over Her.
Things Are about to Get Very Complicated.

When one Coast Guard officer is found dead and another goes missing, Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent Finn Walker faces his most dangerous crime yet. His only clues are what little evidence remains aboard the dead officer's boat, and the direction the clues point to will test Finn and the Guard to their limits.

The already volatile situation is complicated even further by the arrival of Gabby Rowley--Finn's boss's sister and an

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Confident Moms, Confident Daughters: by Maria Furlough

Helping Your Daughter Live Free from Insecurity and Love How She Looks

What we say to our daughters lasts a moment. What we show our daughters lasts a lifetime.

No matter how much we try to tell our daughters that they are beautiful and lovable as they are, words are not enough. And if we're honest, we don't always set the best example. How can we build up confident girls if we struggle to be confident ourselves?

With deep compassion, Maria Furlough delves into the root causes of our insecurity, offers biblical guidance for seeing ourselves as God sees us, and shows how to model our newfound confidence to our impressionable daughters. Speaking as a daughter, a youth leader,

Monday, September 2, 2019

Breathe Again: How to Live Well When Life Falls Apart

You can thrive, not just survive, no matter what life throws at you.

No one gets to skip the tough stuff. Niki Hardy knows. After losing both her mother and sister to cancer, she too was diagnosed. Eventually she discovered that it was possible to find hope, peace, trust, joy, and even laughter in the midst of it all and that life doesn't have to be pain-free to be full.

With plenty of her British humor and loads of practical advice, Niki shows you how to

Friday, August 30, 2019

Take Back Your Time:

Identify Your Priorities, Decrease Stress, and Increase Productivity

by Morgan Tyree

Discover the secret to getting more out of your day

We all get 24 hours in a day--but it never seems like quite enough, does it? Morgan Tyree wants to help you take back your time with her proven time-management system. With energy and enthusiasm, Morgan shows you how to organize and manage your time using her simple three-color time zone system of green, yellow, and red--moxie time, multitasking time, and me time. She shows you how to

· identify your most productive times each day
· regulate between essentials and nonessentials
· schedule your three time zones
· match your time zones with your capacities
· welcome the season of life you're in
· set achievable goals that align with your values

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Healing Jar by Wanda Brunstetter

Lenore Lapp is an Amish schoolteacher in her late twenties still living at home with her parents and grandparents. She thought love had passed her by until she meets Jesse Smucker, a widower with a baby daughter. She quickly falls in love with them both and accepts Jesse’s proposal of marriage, but Jesse breaks off their engagement when he realizes he can’t marry her only for convenience.

Resigned to living single, Lenore throws herself into caring for her elders. While working in her grandmother’s garden, she digs up an old jar. Will Lenore find healing for her broken heart and solve long-buried family secrets by reading the note contained inside?

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Faith of Mike Pence Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Book: The Faith of Mike Pence
Author: Leslie Montgomery
Genre: Biography, religious, political
Release Date: August 6, 2019

Several books have been published about Vice President Mike Pence, but none have touched upon what may be the most fascinating aspect of our nation’s second in command: his deep faith.
The Faith of Mike Pence offers an intimate look at the man who calls himself “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”
Author Leslie Montgomery details Pence’s spiritual journey and examines how the vice president’s commitment to Christ has been a key component in his life as a husband, father, and public servant. Montgomery examines Pence’s encounters with politicos and evangelistic leaders such as James Dobson and Charles Lake. She shows the role of Pence’s faith in running for various offices, implementing faith-based initiatives, and responding to 9/11, the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the infamous Anthrax scare in Congress that directly affected him.
The Faith of Mike Pence is a powerful account of one of the most conservative vice presidents in American history, with exclusive interviews and insightful commentary from friends, family, and colleagues. It is a serious and moving reflection about one of America’s most admired and respected politicians.