Thursday, April 28, 2011

Max on Life by Max Lucado


About the author:

Max Lucado is one of America's most widely read authors.  He has more than 100 million products in print.  He and  his wife ,Denalyn live in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves at the Oak Hill church.


In his latest book Max Lucado fields questions about hope, hurt, and home.  He answers these questions with honest examples and a foundation in Scripture.  His answers with knowledge, directness, compassion and practicality.

Lucado's of God and his passion for ministry are evident on each page and in each answer.  He does not pretend  to be the final authority on life's important questions, but points the reader to the ultimate authority.  Max on Life is written in a Lucado style; interesting, honestly, and inspirational.

I received this book from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest and open review.  I highly recommend this book and plan to keep it as a reference in my library.

Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer

  About the Author:

Tricia Goyer is a prolific writer who has published hundreds of articles in national magazines.  She has also written more than 20 fiction and nonfiction books combined.  She helped write 3:16 teen edition with Max Lucado.  She has also written books on marriage and parenting and contributed notes to the Women of Faith study Bible.


18-year-old Marianna summer has spent her entire life with the Amish in Indiana.  She plans to be baptized into the Church, marry Aaron Zook and start her own family.   

When her older brother decides to leave the community and follow the way of the Englisch, Marianna's father decides to move the family to Montana.  I Marianna is of legal age and is in her own.
Rumschpringe years, and not obligated to move with the family, she decides to go to help her mother, who is pregnant with another child.

She was surprised to find herself being influenced by many Englisch ways in Montana.  She finds herself desiring to pursue a deeper kind of joy and love for God.  She said Lawrence.  The move for me Indiana was not about losing that about finding out who God really is.  Through our experiences, both good and bad Marianna feels a peace in our soul.

I enjoyed reading this book because I learned about the Amish.  I will recommend this book to anyone.

I received this book from lit fuse publicity in exchange for an honest and open review.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Another birthday another year


Well here I sit reflecting on another birthday. So much as happened this past year, it's hard to believe that I am another year older. But, as they say, life goes on.

I know God has a plan for me, and his timing is perfect. Although I feel every year has brought more wisdom, I still feel there is more for me to do here.

As we get older our humor must remain intact. This year I had two cakes because, my darling grandkids, decided that all my candles would not fit on one cake. You just have to love the candor of kids.

Well, I must get started on the new year of my life. Until next time, this is another slice of life on the age.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lazarus Awakening by Joanna Weaver

I recently had the opportunity to read and review Lazarus Awakening by Joanna Weaver, the best-selling author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World and Having a Mary Spirit. This is the the third book in that trilogy. This book invites us to take a closer look at our relationship with God by showing us that God does love in spite of ourselves. To many people this idea is too overwhelming for them to believe. Many people fail to recognize the compassion of Jesus when He does not intervene in crises in their lives. But just as he waited for four days to go to Bethany when He heard of Lazarus' illness, he allows his children to experience tribulations in order to fulfill the plans and purposes he has for their lives. He works in His time frame and not ours.

Ms. Weaver takes the story of Lazarus found in the bible (John 11:1-12:11) and relates it to our lives today. Sometimes taking off the grave clothes we wear can be a painful process but is necessary if we want to experience the wholeness of God's love for us.

I found this book to be an enlightening read and realized that sometimes I am more comfortable wearing the grave clothes because I am afraid of what lies ahead if I take them off.

I do recommend this book to anyone who desires to find their place in the Heart of God.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Heart Of Ice by Lis Wiehl and April Henry

Lis Wiehl and April Henry have done it again!  The women of the Triple Threat Club have put their skills to the test and beat all odds to come out on top again.  This time the killer is right in front of their noses.

When Cassidy Shaw, reporter for Channel 4 news joins a boot camp class taught by Elizabeth she is drawn to her and becomes a "friend" to her.  What she doesn't know is that Elizabeth is a master manipulator who only uses people to get what she wants.  She has already used a former fellow inmate to burn a house and kill the ex of her wealthy boyfriend.  She also uses a lonely and insecure supermarket clerk to do her bidding and kill for her.

When   the Triple Threat Club realize what is happening, one of their own is in danger of losing her daughter and her own life

This book is a fascinating read but I must warn you: Do not open this book at bedtime orie you will not sleep at all because you won't be able to put this read down. The characters are real and credible and the action is fast paced.

I received this book in exchange for an honest and open review from Booksneeze.