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Praying with Jane by Rachel Dodge

Praying with Jane" is a devotional book based on Jane Austin's prayers. It is very personal and practical. There is a prayer first . Then the author explains how it is practical and then has a prayer. There are many topics Rachel reviews in this book. She says pride and vanity cause blindness. It is easy to lose sight of God when we are prideful. We need to look at life from God''s perspective. If we do not our pride can blind us to our weaknesses. Another example is Jane asked for the Lord's temperament to be infused into her. We often can be challenged by people around us and by having His temperament in us we can interact with His character around us and be more Christlike to others who challenge us. Another example is We are to commend ourselves to His goodness instead of worrying about our concerns. WE often obsess over situations we can not change. Proverbs 18:10 the name of the Lord is a strong tower. …

Reload Love: Transforming Bullets to Beauty and Battlegrounds to Playgrounds

Reload Love  "  by  Lenya Heitzig  is   a very inspirational Christian book.   I found it powerful and moving and an excellent  read I  could hardly put  down.  Lenya  starts the non profit  group to help  those  people  who have been  hurt   by terrorism, ISIS ,  persecution in  Iraq and Burma.   She  makes   a couple of  trips to investigate the situation of  terror in  Iraq and Burma to  decide if  her  non profit organization   could help the people.   She was moved  by  the   wounds left  to the people by   the  terrorism .  She  hooked up with another   non profit organization in the jungles of Burma and   saw the needs  in  that  region.   She asks the reader  what is like for you to think about  the suffering in the war torn areas.   Will you   just  stand by  or will you allow these   horrible situations to move your heart. What would Jesus do for these people?   How  would it be for you to   have seen your  family members  killed by ISIS   or  in other war torn areas?  …

Overcomer: 8 ways to live a life of Unstoppable Strength, Unmovable Faith and Unbelievable Power by David Jeremiah

Overcomer " by   David  Jeremiah is  an outstanding book.  This  book   has a study  guide , DVDs to go with the book for more explanations.  David  Jeremiah is a wonderful  pastor in San Diego.   His  radio program and  daily  devotional is called turning point.   Each  chapter has  rich insights for the Christian life.    He    writes with   Ephesians 6 as his focus.  He    writes in a very personal and practical style. This book  has rich  tools for the Christian life.  He  give the Christian  8  ways for unstoppable  strength, unmovable  faith and unbelievable  power.  His   8 ways  are : overcoming weakness with strength, overcoming falsehood with truth, overcoming evil with good,  overcoming fear with faith, overcoming confusion with wisdom, overcoming temptation with  scripture, overcoming everything with prayer,  and overcoming   everything with life.    He  uses   part of the armor  to  explain each part of the   8 ways.     He   wants the Christian to use the armor of G…

The Mending by Susan Lanz Simpson

Here is the review of The Mending by Susan Lanz  Simpson:
"The mending " is an Amish fiction book. It is about the challenges Melinda faces with being Amish and also having crohn's disease. She is the only daughter in her family. She has brothers. She goes to help her aunt in the beginning of the book and ends up in the hospital with her crohn's disease flaring up. She had a hard time overcoming the challenges of gaining weight and getting beyond this flare up. An English doctor there in the hospital takes a liking to her and continues to pursue her once she is home. She does not want any connection with him due to her desire to remain with the Amish way of life. She wants to marry and have children but is torn with the feelings that her health issues could be a financial and emotional burden on her future husband. She is pursued by Tim who accepts her health condition and loves her dearly. Will sh…

Lies men Believe

'Lies  Men  Believe' is   a non fiction book.  It  addresses the lies men   have in their thinking and    then directly    points to what the truth   what the thinking  should be. This  book   addresses the   concept that   We can not earn  God''s favor .   Our  standing with God  is  based on what God has done for  us in dying on the cross.   We are created in God's  image and not what others say.  Another lie is  I have a right  to be angry when  things do not go my  way. We  do not have a right to be angry.   This  book is  very freeing since  it   addresses many   ways  of thinking  that can put men in a trap and  keep them from  moving ahead in their  Christian life and their life in general.  It is  well written and personable   The  wife of the author  wrote  the  book Lies Women  Believe and this  book is the men's   version   .   I would recommend this book for  pastors,   any  Christian man.  It  will  help you  grown in your life as a Christian.    …

This is the Day by Tim Tebow ( inspirational Christian Non fiction)

Comments  Tim Tebow talks about how he dreams and what He does to use His days for the Lord. He uses every opportunity possible to reach out to those who are hurting in front of him. He show the reader how to reach out to those in front of him who walk with a walker or can not walk from an amputation or other injury. He shares how He can always find hurting people in the airports. He also has a Foundation that reaches out to orphans, sick people . He shares about how He really likes to reach out to people with special needs. He talked about the Special night the Foundation has all over the US for the special needs young adults to be pampered and treated for a night to be special .It is like a prom for the special need population. He also talked about a child who was burned in the Philippines and did not have money to get treatment. His hospital in the Philippines helped her get the medical care she needed. Tim reminds us to go to the well when we need recharging and He will meet …

Faith in the Shadows Finding Christ in the Midst of Doubt by Austin Fisher

Faith in the Shadows reaches out to answer many questions about Christianity. So often people do not get their answers to their questions. The author says it is good to have questions. He addresses the problem of evil, hell, science and how God can fit with the questions in these areas. He encourages people to look for the answers and seek God in the midst of the answers. He tells believers to not stop believing when they have questions and God can meet us where are questions are. So often people stop following the Lord when they have doubts. The Lord can meet us where we have doubts and cares about our doubts. He is faithful. When we have the answers to our doubts we have a more secure and firm faith. This book "Faith in the Shadows" was given to me by the publisher and netgalley for review purposes only . I appreciate this opportunity to read and review this book.

Life Changing Prayers How God Displays His Power to Ordinary People by Michael Youssef

Life Changing Prayers is well written and teaches the believer how to pray . It uses examples of people in the Bible like Eliezer, Hannah, David, Jonah, Habakkuk and Mary in the Bible. Eliezer was persistent in prayer. Hannah prayed with an openness to God about her desire to get pregnant and have a child. David prayed with mercy and justice. Jonah prayed with despair for Ninevah. He did not like the immoral lifestyle there and found it hard to go and speak to the people as God wanted him to do. Habakkuk prayed with an openness about his concerns about his country. Mary prayed a song of praise. The author also shared other personal examples to encourage people to pray. The book is well written and encourages the people to keep praying. The book was given to me for review purposes only by Baker Books. I am a blogger and I am not obligated to give a positive review.

Prayer Coin by Elisa Morgan

The Prayer Coin is by Elisa Morgan. It is a wonderful book that teaches step by step how to pray. She uses a coin and the minting process to illustrated her method. Jesus struggled in the Garden of Gethsemane with taking the cup of abandoning his will to die for and then accepting His will for him. We also need to abandon our desires in prayer and let His will guide what He wants us to do. The book also addresses questions we may have about prayer. This book has a study guide . The author also shared her journal with the reader so they know how to practice and apply the principles. The author asked the reader how they will apply the principles after reading the book. I appreciate the publisher and netgalley for letting me read this book and write a review.

First Love by Beverly Lewis

The First Love by Beverly Lewis is a wonderful book. It gives such insights into the life of the Amish and in particular Maggie. Maggie has arthritis and has such a difficulty walking and with pain. She has several brothers and sisters. Her Mother died recently when the book opens and within a year of losing her Mother her Dad remarries Rachel who became her step mother. It is not easy for Maggie or the other children in the family to get used to Rachel when they miss their mother. Her Mennonite cousins invite Maggie to the tent evangelical meetings in the 1950s. She attended several times and hopes for her healing. The minister's son Glenn is very kind to her and shared about his healing that occurred during the tent meetings. Maggie experiences a real spiritual transformation during these tent meetings. She learns to love God's word and love the Lord. The book is very tender and …

Letter to a grieving Heart

Letter to a Grieving Heart   is   a   page by page  personal story to guide people on how   to deal with grief.  The author is   very open with his  trials and struggles with grief.   His  story would make someone  who is  grieving   feel as though they are not alone.  He  makes the  tears  of grief so   needed and  okay for  those who go through such difficulties as a hard loss.  He  shares some songs He has written.  He    shares how much it has  meant to him to   have others walk the  difficult  journey and  care for him  in  such specific and special ways.  This  book  would  be good to give to someone who  is  grieving.  I like the leaves   that  are throughout the book.  They are  very soothing and comforting.     I  appreciate this opportunity to read this  book and  review it .

Eat at Home Tonight by Tiffiny King

Nancy Larimer5 mins ·  Eat at Home Tonight: 101 Simple Busy-Family Recipes for Your Slow Cooker, Sheet Pan, Instant Pot, and More Kindle Edition
by Tiffany King (Author)Tiffany King is a meal planning expert. She knows how to write a wonderful cookbook for the busy consumer. There are a large variety of recipes in the cookbook. The recipes can be cooked up in a very short time. The recipes are healthy. The book is a wonderful edition and helpful since people are so busy these days.

My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado Millie's Resolve by Rebecca Jepsen

This  book  #Heart  Belongs In Glenwood Springs#, Colorado  is  well written.  It is  takes place in Glenwood Springs, Colorado in  1888.   Millie is from Nantucket.  Her Father was a fisherman and she  became a nurse.  She left  Nantucket  to   get away after  being hurt in   a relationship with    a son in the Drexel family.  They  were a prominent family. She  worked for a   well liked  doctor when she lived in Colorado.   She  enjoyed   working with Dr. Murphy  and  the   patients as well.  She    suddenly encounters  one of the Drexel  family son's    with an important request to take care of  his mother. He  has no other options for her care at this time and   wonders  what  to do.  Millie  is  faced with a challenging situation   when she  cares   for his mother and    sister in law and then what   becomes of her life in the future after all of this.  The   character  of  Millie  so loving   as she faces lots of obstacles.    The Christian  values are woven i…

I Declare War by Levi Lusko review practical advice for the Christian life

#I  Declare War# is  Lusko's   way  of  having us look at the areas  that hold us back  in our Christian life.  Paul  talked about  how He  wanted to do   something but   was hindered.     The    book is excellent and very personable.  He  warns  Christians to be ready   for the battle like a soldier is ready with his armor. He   talked   about how your   words  can be harmful  and like a weapon.  He   shared  his struggle with   bridling  his   tongue  after   having  difficult   middle school  years with bullying.  He   draws the reader into the book with such personal  examples.   He   talked also about how   we must train our  mind to be positive  like the navy seals are told.  They  view any  obstacle   from a  positive angle.   Lusko  goes on to teach  keys   to overcome  the battle with yourself which we all face.   There is  a DVD   series and a study   guide for the book.   The  book would  be excellent for a  Men's or Women's  Bible study  group. It  would  work …

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join the Eat at Home challenge and receive prizes Aug. 8-14  You can also  preorder  the   book :

Eat at  Home with this link.  The  recipes are    great and  very easy and  quick to prepare.   Enjoy!

Walk On by Ben Malcomson

Here is a review of Walk On by Ben Malcomson . This book is an autobiography of Ben Malcomson. He started out as a journalist for sports. He ended up being very surprised and making the USC football team as a walk on. He enjoyed the huge surprise. He ends up dislocating his shoulder after being in the team a very short time. It was a real disappointment to him. . He needed surgery and rehab and was kicked off the team. He had to work hard to get back on the team. The shoulder injury was a huge trial. He was injured more than He had hoped and had to deal with the ups and downs of recovery. Once He was put on the team his friend started a campaign with a a website getbenin and also all over the campus. Ben decided to try to have a prayer meeting and a Bible study for the team. He was disappointed when hardly anyone showed up. After that He decided to give Bibles to all the team members . He put the the Bibles in each team members locker. Unfortunately
He came back to Bibles being shredde…

As the Tide Comes In by Cindy Woodsmall

"As the Tide Comes in" takes place in the South. The story opens with Tara who has been a foster child wanting to visit a lady who has her brothers. The lady she visits is sick and asks if she can raise the boys after she dies. At first Tara is not sure if she wants to end up being the guardian for the boys. After some time she changes her mind and decides to raise the boys. She lives in North Carolina. One day in a very bad storm she gets seriously injured. . She ends up having a brain injury and needing brain surgery. The boys die in the storm. It takes a long time for Tara to recover from her brain surgery and the losses of the boys. She feels alone since she does not have any other family. She has two good friends Hadley and Erin. She has been friends with them for a long time. They end up supporting her through her trials of her brain surgery recovery and the loss of the boy…

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The Hope for Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham

"The Hope of Azure Springs " is an historical fiction book that shows the life of an orphan during the times of the orphan trains. Em was on the orphan train 7 years ago with her sister. She is separated from her sister on the train and since then has misses and yearned for her every day..She was picked up by George 7 ears before but neglected and abused and not given food. At the start of the book George is killed and she is shot. Caleb the town sheriff takes the case on to find who committed the crime. The Howell family kindly takes on caring for Em. Em finds it difficult to have them care for her but they become very attached her her and learn so much from her. The sheriff stays at the Howell's since He fears for Em's safety and also the Howell family's safety. Em is a beautiful character and the reader will remember how she conquerors so many challenges in such a positive way…

Fearless prayer by Craig Hazen

Here is the review about a practical and helpful Christian book    on prayer.

'Fearless prayer ' is written by Craig Hazen. . The author encourages the reader to climb to deeper levels with God in prayer. He addresses the barriers that believers may have in understanding who God is and the challenges that might keep them from a deeper prayer life. He tells believers to take advantage of the command to ask anything in prayer. He feels believers do not ask and believe in prayer. He also talks about what it means to live in the vine and have our nourishment from the vine and not ourselves. We are to be dependent on the vine and not leaning on our own strength. We are to lean on God first during our daily challenges and not look to ourselves. In America we get used to looking to ourselves to solve our problems and not look to God. Dr. Hazen is a professor on apologetics at Biola and encourages believers to know God for who …

River to Redemption by Ann Gabhart

This  book  River to Redemption will touch your  heart  and make you feel like you really know the  characters and their struggles.   River to Redemption" is an historical fiction book. It takes place in 1833. The book takes place during the time of the cholera epidemic. When the book starts Adria has just lost her parents and brother to cholera. There were many others who also lost their lives. Adria is only 7 years old and so young to suffer so much. She is taken care of immediately by Louis who is a slave. Louis works for George the Hotel owner. Louis ends up burying Louis and many of those who died of cholera. He was a very kind Christian man. Louis cared for Adria for as long as He could but He ended up having the former school teacher's wife care for her. She also had lost her husband and was grieving her loss. She did a wonderful job in raising Adria but also becomes the new town school teacher. She has …

Forgive your way to Freedom by Gil Mertz review

Forgive your way to Freedom " leads the believer in the importance , how to forgive and what happens to the person who does not forgive. The author is very open about all He has suffered with a father who never told him He loved him until He was dying. He tells the reader how moving it was for his dad to tell him He loved him and then He worked through the needed forgiveness He had to give his dad. The author shared several examples of people who forgave people in very difficult situations . He shared about Corrie ten Boom forgiving those who persecuted her in the Nazi concentration camps. He also shared how Joseph in the Bible was a real example for him. Joseph suffered innocently and never lost God's promises and also focused on God's purposes. He was put in prison for not a valid reason and was mistreated by his brothers. He restored his broken relationships and made sure He had peace with God. When we fail to forgiv…