Monday, May 10, 2010

Plan B

Plan B By Pete Wilson
When I first got this book, I wasn't sure what it was about. So I opened it up quite tentatively. I was pleasantly surprised by this book, but an author I had not yet heard of!

The story is woven between Biblical happenings and modern day happenings. I love to see how my ordinary life can relate to what scripture is saying.

Not only is this a good book, but the Author, Pete Wilson, listened to God's calling early on in his life and started a church in his early 20's. Quite successful church I might add.

At that back there are thought and discussion guides for each chapter. This could be easily studied with a book club, or Bible STudy group. Would be fun to dig into the scripture references with a study Bible and read before and after each reference. I think reading this and discussing with these questions would be even more beneficial.

The book is set up into chapters and can be easily picked up and put down again. Which would give you time to reflect on each chapter and apply it to your life. I give this book a five star rating, and often refer to it with life situations. Our plan A verses God's plan B situations. It may not always be what we want or what is convenient, but learning and realizing that God knows best is a powerful lesson!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Map by David Murrow

This book, The Map is by the same author that wrote Why Men Hate Going To Church, which put him on the best seller list. He wrote the Map after getting feedback from men on his first book.

I was intrigued by this book. When I first opened it, I thought is this for real? But I hung on, because I wanted to know what the "map" actually was.

There is a hidden Map in the Gospel of Matthew. It is in plain site, now that I know it is there. But it is hidden in a way that my eyes didn't see it.

The way David used the story in the beginning to let us know about the map brings you on an exciting adventure. I was left wondering if something like that would ever happen to me.

My husband isn't really a reader. After I told him about this book, without giving away the details of the map, he is interested in reading it.

I would consider this book Fiction/Self Help type of book. But also nonfiction. When you read the book you will understand why.

Grab a copy and enjoy this book!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Revolve 2010

My daughter and I had the opportunity to review the Revolve 2010 Magazine/New Testament. I think Revolve is a great opportunity for every girl to attend. I have heard so many great things about it, although my daughter and I have not had to luxury of attending. So when we had the opportunity to review the latest and greatest Magazine, we were thrilled.

My daughter has looked over this more thoroughly than I. So I asked her to write the rest of the review.

She made a list of things she did like, and things that she didn't like. The Didn't like it blank! What she liked about it is:

She liked that it carried the New Testament. But mingled in the New Testament was a plethora of teen girl information. From Beauty tips, home remedies, words to live by, facts of life, fashion, Quizzes, devotions and prayers. She liked that Bible Verses that had key information where highlighted.

We both think that this is something every girl should dig into. With the many magazine out there for teens, this one is a sure bet that your girl will get the information God would like for her to have!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Let Go, Sheila Walsh

I am a huge Women of Faith Fan! I was thrilled with the opportunity to read Sheila's new book, Let Go. This book is broken down into 18 chapters. Each chapter is a an area in everyones life that you may have something you need to let go of. Sheila shares personal stories of her life, which makes it relatable.

In the beginning of the book Sheila talks about a struggle that her and her husband had been in. She didn't give all of the details about that. I knew there had to be more to the story. A few weeks after I started to read this book, I had the opportunity to go to A WOF conference. She told the whole story at that time. At that moement it clicked! I could see where this book was coming from. We all have struggles of some sort. Actually going to a Woman of Faith conference gives each of the authors a greater personal intimacy. I enjoy reading an authors books when I have seen them in person.

This book will give you practical advice on areas you may be struggling. I highly reccomend this book. It is lighthearted, easy to read, put down and pick up again. I read this over several months.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Sweet By and By

I just finished reading the Sweet By And By by Sara Evans, and Rachel Hauck. I am giving this book a big thumbs up. The story line is good. Some of it was predictable, but still a good read. The story is easy to follow, as the author states, it is about looking backward while moving forward. That is so hard to do sometimes. Sometimes your past can haunt you, and it is hard to move forward.

Jade the main character is searching for love. I do believe this book was a breathe of fresh air. I enjoy reading, and search for new authors frequently. This is one author that I would choose to read again.

Void of premarital sex, a book that doesn't need to use swearing in the diaglogue, this is refreshing. I try to stick to Christian based novels for that reason.

I highly reccomend purchasing this book. It is a good beach read, or curling up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa kind of read. Easy to pick up and put down, and then get right back in to it.


Monday, January 4, 2010

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Minnesota, United States
I am a wife, mother to five children, 2 cats, 3 dogs. Hoping to be a mother to more children someday through adopting waiting children in Minnesota.