Showing posts from February, 2017

The Coming Apostasy by M. Hitchcock, J. Kinley

The Coming Apostasy Exposing the Sabotage of Christianity from Within by Mark Hitchcock & Jeff Kinley (Tyndale House 2017)
Many nonfiction books are just a regurgitation of older books or older ideas with a new, "progressive" face on it. Not so with this one.

I found this book to have so many truths and illuminating facts that I bookmarked the pages with whatever pieces of paper were nearby as I read. With each chapter I was loathe to put this book down. And I felt the desire, the need to share what I learned from that chapter with anyone and everyone.
I never understood the saying about the "fifth column", but after reading the chapter titled the same, the reasoning behind this was made much clearer. Apostasy will come from within, cloaked.
The authors share in each chapter how we have become a "culture of compromise" and  when "tolerance is intolerable". Only ten chapters, but each chapter is detailed, informative, and captivating.
If the reader e…

The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun by Jan & Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Sticker & Activity Book by Jan & Mike Berenstain (Zonderkidz 2017)
On a whim I decided to choose this book for review. Figured it would be a simple place-and-play sticker book.
Boy was I wrong! And gladly so.
Word finds, mazes, math problems, color by number, matching, patterns, dot-to-dot, crosswords, and deciphers: the list goes on.
Definitely for school aged children, I found this to be a potentially great homeschooling book that aligns nicely with the Holy Bible.
Highly interactive, this would be a great book for a child that will hold his/her creative interest.   
***click on the title for the option to buy the book*** ***I received this book through BookLook Bloggers via Thomas Nelson*** 

Love Him Anyway by Abby Banks

Abby Banks is a mom turned author and special needs advocate. A speech and communications summa cum laude graduate from Clemson University, Abby has a passion for finding God in the hard places. She and her husband, Jason, reside in Greenwood, SC, with their three children, who inspire her daily: Jay, Austin, and Wyatt.

 She is the author of the nonfiction book titled Love Him Anyway: Finding Hope in the Hardest Places which is published by Ambassador International.

~One night can change everything. Abby Banks put her healthy, happy infant son to sleep, but when she awoke the next morning, she felt as though she was living a nightmare. Her son, Wyatt, was paralyzed. There was no fall, no accident, no warning. A rare autoimmune disease attacked his spinal cord, and there was no cure. In an instant, all her hopes and dreams for him were wiped away. The life she envisioned for her family was gone, and she was frozen by the fear of a future she never imagined. As she struggled to co…

25 Questions by Dr. Juli Slattery

25 Questions you're AFRAID to ASK about LOVE, SEX, an INTIMACY by Dr. Juli Slattery (Moody Publishers 2015)
 Some may think this title is strange or inappropriate for a Christian book; but in reality, our sexual nature is a part of what God created.

Each chapter deals with a question many of us ask. Dr. Juli Slattery answers that question with thoughtful insight and great empathy, and above all, with love and truth.
For many Christians we were taught false teachings about sex, our sexuality, and what the Bible says. Some of us were simply not taught; usually because it was considered a taboo subject within the church or our homes.
With grace this book speaks candidly about these issues, such as: Is it wrong to like sex?What if I want sex more than my husband does?Is ____ okay in the bedroom? (You fill in the blank!)How do I get past my shame?What's wrong with mommy porn?What if I don't like sex?Why wouldn't God want me to be happy?These are just a few of the issues. I encourage s…

Following Wherever He Leads by Joan Crory

Following Wherever He Leads by Joan Crory (Ambassador International 2017)
"And God has put you where you are to help meet the needs of the folk around you."
Following Wherever He Leads is the epitome of that statement written within. God has put this book where it helps to meet the needs of the readers.

As I read this book this portion struck a chord within me: "There is nothing so painful as unjust accusation, whether from a colleague, a partner or a friend but particularly if it comes from a fellow Christian." The book goes on to state in a following paragraph: "After all, God knows our heart and He knows the truth of the situation better than we do ourselves. If we turn to the Bible, we will find lots of passages which refer to this very situation." I've experienced this quite a bit. And who better to know what trials I face than He who faced them all.
"Vance Havner says: 'I don't understand how electricity works, but I'm not going to sit a…

The Dog Who Was There by Ron Marasco

The Dog Who Was There by Ron Masaco (Thomas Nelson 2017)
For anyone who love pets, we know that these creatures can be the most innocent of all. They love unconditionally and trust without measure. Pets can be like little children. 

In this book it begins with Barley, the little pup that was ripped from his mother but saved by a loving couple. Through heartache and despair, Barley is thrust onto an ever moving path.
Told in the fashion of Milo & Otis and The Jungle Book, the reader is both the dog and the people around him. We can see in detail and feel with such passion the loneliness, fear, hope, and love.
The story is written in a simple way, and yet it speaks volumes. Such simplicity brought about the strongest of emotions, especially as we witness the last days of Christ before His crucifixion. 
The Dog Who Was There could become a timelessly story that would span the ages of all readers. From young to old, this book has a lesson for all and shows the wonderful and awesome power of …