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Advent For Everyone Luke, by N. T. Wright

Advent for Everyone Luke" by N.T.Wright is a devotional to prepare for Christmas during Advent time. . It gives good back round and for the setting and times during that time period. It helps the reader put their mind and heart during the time of the day. The reader then is able to ask how the book applies to their life. The questions at the end of the devotional are very practical and personal. It is well written and good for families. This devotional provides good discussion for families . It is the perfect length for a family devotional. Thank you to the publisher for sharing this devotional with me for a review. I will share my review with pastors , friends, on my blog, Amazon, , facebook, Goodreads.

It is Not Supposed To Be this Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Life Finds you Shattered by Lysa Tern

It is  Not Supposed to Be this Way: Finding  Unexpected Strength  When  Disappointments Leave You  Shattered  by Lysa Terkeurst

t 's Not Supposed to Be this Way : Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered" Is a Christian living book and very practical. Lysa is very candid and open about the real struggles she is going through. She shares about her broken and struggling marriage. She shares about her health issues. She reminds the reader that God is still there even when we are disappointed. She experienced a time when everything went wrong and she wants us to know God will still be there and the reader should not allow their thoughts to think that God is not there or does not care for them. She says the devil wants us to be pulled away from God when we experience disappointments. It is such a rich book and vital for the tough world we live in. She reminds us to read God 's …

Standing Strong Men's devotional

Stand Strong" is a good devotional for men. The devotionals are short and meaningful. Each devotional makes the reader think about their life and their makes the reader think about their relationship with the Lord. It is well written and good for busy people. The topics chosen are meaningful.A men's devotional will draw men to read about spiritual things and make them desire to be closer to the Lord. I think it is important to reach men with a men's I appreciate the publisher for allowing me to read and review this devotional. I will share my review with facebook, Amazon, Goodreads, my blog, pastors, friends.

Shelter of the Most High by Connilyn Cossette

Shelter of the Most High is written by Connilyn Cossette. It is a Biblical fiction book and also has some history in the book. It is the second book in the series Cities of Refuge. The second book takes off where the first ended but adds some new characters Sofea and Prezi. Sofea and Prezi are on the sea on the Island of Sicily and their boat is taken over by marauders. Prezi is handicapped and the cousin of Sofea. They end up in a foreign land and lose everything. They meet Eithan who has been living with Moriyah his adoptive mother in the city of refuge. Eithan is attracted to Sofea. The city of refuge is supposed to protect people who have innocently hurt , killed someone from others who would hurt them. Eithan and Moriyah have been living in Kadesh, city of refuge for 11 years and have suffered post traumatic stress. Eithan has wanted to learn how to fight with Derek, his step father, but for y…

Light on a Hill by Connilyn Cossette

Light on a Hill  by  Connilyn  Cossette  is a  Biblical fiction book.    It is  the first book in the  City of Refuge   series.  Moriyah  was  taken  captive in  Jericho   7 years  ago and branded  with the Cannonite  gods. She has   been shamed  by the  people and  wears a veil. It is hard for her to  get a husband  due to   her  branding and  shaming  .  She  wears a veil to protect herself from the  horrible shaming.    For a  long  time  she   did  not  have  any  marriage prospects   .  Finally her  father  finds a marriage prospect  but  her life  changes  and she  has to   flee to a  Levitical   refuge  city for her safety.   She    faced lots of difficulties  and the  city of refuge was  supposed to protect her.   She   sets  up an inn to  offer  her  cooking  for   people who are visiting.  She looks to God to  protect her  from her  enemies and foreign  invaders.  Her  adopted  son  whose  parents have died also   came with her  to the city of refuge for safety.   What will …

The Forgiving Jar by Wanda Brunstetter.

he Forgiving Jar " by Wanda Brunstetter is an Amish fiction book. It is the second book in the Prayer Jars 'found out that her grandparents are Amish and live in PennsylvaniaAfter Sara Murray's Mother died she found out her grandparents are Amish and live in Pennsylvania. Her Mother left a note about her grandparents in her Bible. Sara went to visit her grandparents and realized how thankful she was to have their relationship. When she got to her grandparents place she found out Michelle Taylor was impersonating her for several months. Sara had trouble forgiving Michelle for impersonating her. Michelle also lives with her grandparents. Her grandparents have forgiven Michelle for impersonating their granddaughter. Michelle has a boyfriend Ezekiel who is from an Amish family. He asked her to decide if she wants to become Amish. She would have to take the church classes and agree to live an Am…

Well Done Billy Graham by Jerushah Armfield, Aram Tchividjian, Boz Tchividjian

Well Done Billy Graham" is written by Jerushah Armfield, Aram Tchividjian, Boz Tchividjian. Billy Graham's grandchildren are the authors of this amazing book. He was a really respected man . Many presidents and rulers would look to him for advice and prayer. These grandchildren had a website for people to record their experiences with Billy Graham. The people shared how Billy impacted their lives. The stories are very personal and moving. His crusades reached many people and many people came to a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus. It is wonderful that these grandchildren wrote this book so these memories will continue on and still influence our broken world. Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for making this book available for me to read and review. It is a wonderful book with many outstanding testimonies for all to read! I am happy to share my review with my blog, facebook, CBD, Good re…

The Shot Caller by Casey Diaz

"The Shot Caller  "  is     a nonfiction Christian book by  Casey Diaz.   This  book is a moving  and  shows  how  Jesus can  change   hardened   and toughen  people.    Casey is the son of   immigrants  from El  Salvador.  His  Dad was  very abusive to his Mother.  He   grew up  watching and  being toughened up  by  the abusive  behavior of his Dad.  At  the age of  11 years old Casey    became   a member of a gang called  Rockwood  Street Locos.  He    was   doing    these  crimes:  home invasions,   car jackings,   stabbings with rivals.   He  was  arrested  at   16  years old and charged with 13 years in prison  for   second degree murder and   52  counts of robbery.    He  was sentenced to   solitary  confinement     or  23 hours  per day.    There was  a  lady in the Folsom State prison who  would walk  by his room  and tell him  He will  make a difference to   people in his future and God will use him.    She   told him this every time  she  was  there and walked  out…

Brave Face by Barbara Marlow and Teeba Furat Marlowe

Brave Face " By Barbara Marlowe and Teeba Furat Marlowe is a nonfiction , inspirational story. When Teeba was 19 months old she was burned by a bombing in Iraq in the Diyala Provence. She had burn marks on her face , head, and hands. Barbara read a story about what happened to Teeba. She was asking for someone to help her with her burns in a letter. She wanted to have the burns removed. Barbara worked to help Teeba with one obstacle after another to help her come to America and then get the medical help she needed. It took a huge amount a perseverance for Barbara to make it all happen. Once Teeba came to American for her medical treatment she came with her grandmother. The story is so inspiring to see how Teeba overcomes many odds to go through so many surgeries. It took years for the surgeries to take place. There are also many cultural differences Barbara and Teeba had to work with and over…

Called to Protect by Lynette Eason and second in the Blue Justice series.

Here is the review of  Called to Protect: Called to Protect "  by  Lynette  Eason is a fast moving  suspense  Christian  book.    The   reader is drawn in fast to   this   interesting and intriguing  book.   You are  on the seat of your pants  wondering  what   is coming next.   This  book is the second in the Blue  Justice  series.   Chole  St. John  is  working  in the  K-9  unit  with  her  German  Shepherd  Hank.    She   decided to take a break  from  dating  after   she suffered a break up .   She  was given a  case to solve with human trafficking   which actually  involved  her lost  cousin.     She    spent lots of time trying to solve the problem  of  where   the group of girls  were   being held in this  human  trafficking  bust  and  mystery case.   She  wanted the girls to be safe and  wanted the criminals to be caught.   After  US Marshall Blake MacCallum's   daughter   was  found  to be  missing He   started working on the  case.  Blake's   is told  to  get …

Champion by Craig Johnson

"Champion" by Craig Johnson is a nonfiction book. Craig is a pastor. He shares his story about the ups and downs of raising an autistic son. He shares the ups and downs to help others in the same situation handle their situation. He started a club at their church called Champion Club for special needs kids and their families. Craig tells these families to pray strongly and constantly to handle their stresses. He also tells them to keep pressing on in the middle of their stresses and not give up. I commend him for writing such an encouraging book . The special needs population needs this encouragement since they face so many challenging times. It is important for the churches to have a special needs support group to encourage these families. He says their are very few churches that have the support group like Champion Club. Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for sharing this book with me to read and review. …

Jerusalem Queen by Angela Hunt

Here is the   review of   Jerusalem Queen a  Biblical fiction book.   Angela Hunt has written lots of  books and  writes well.  Jerusalem Queen" by Angela Hunt is a Biblical fiction book. Salome Alexander is from a small village called Modein. Her Father and sister are killed in the beginning of the book. After their losses, a relative John Hyranus invites Salome and her mother to live with him in Jerusalem. She is given a slave to care for her but in reality they become good friends. John hired a tutor to teach her various subjects. He wanted her to be well informed. He eventually had her married to a boy who was half her age. Through all the ups and downs of life Salome stayed faithful to God Hashem. She knew she could be different have high standards and change the world. The book gives the reader insights of what life was like during Bible times. How does Salome uphold her values with pagan standards …

Rewired by Dr. Seth

Rewired" by Dr. Seth is an inspirational Christian book. Melissa Loomis developed a bite from a raccoon. This bite turned into a terrible infection.Her dogs and the raccoon were having a fight and she tried to stop the fight and ended up getting the bitten by the raccoon and then got a very serious infection. She asked Dr. Seth to be her doctor . He is an orthopedic surgeon. He was a local doctor. He was the son of immigrant parents from India. He was kind and patient and dedicated when He worked with her. He spent time explaining the procedures, surgeries He was going to do. He made sure the family and patient understood what He was going to do. He started out draining the wound daily to control the build up of infection. He promised Melissa He would do everything He could not to have to do an amputation. He used one antibiotic after another and they did not get rid of the infection. He had to do an amputati…

Two Weeks by Karen Kingsbury

wo Weeks by Karen Kingsbury is a true to life fiction book. It is well written. It is a stand alone Baxter family book Cole Baxter is Ashley and Landon Baxter's 18 year old son who is a senior in high school and planning on studying medicine at Liberty University. He meets Elise who is new at his school. He is very attracted to her personality and physically. Elise wants to study art in New York in her future. Early in their relationship Elise finds out she is pregnant from a former abusive boyfriend . . Elise is presented with lots of questions after she finds out she is pregnant. She is adjusting to her body changes but also when she is going to tell her mother, aunt and uncle , Cole , if she is going to keep the baby or put the baby up for adoption. Cole is supportive right away but later thinks if He can really give up his future medicine career to support Elise and her baby. His parents are very …

Called for a Purpose by Tony Evans

Called for a Purpose by Tony Evans is beautiful daily devotional. It calls the reader to make their destiny count each day. Each devotional is purposeful and timely. Each devotional has a wonderful and specific message for the reader. He also uses good illustrations to make his point. The devotional is well written and excellent for the believer at any place in their life. I would highly recommend this book. I appreciate this opportunity to read and review this book. I thank netgalley and the publisher for this opportunity.

Face to Face with Jesus by Randy Alcorn

Face to face with Jesus " by Randy Alcorn is written to help the reader see Jesus for who He is. We often have a distorted view of who Jesus is. Dietrick Bonhoeffer is quoted in the book. His quote is powerful. saying we grow accustomed to the divine love and are not awakened by the idea of the divine love. I find this powerful. I think we are often forgetful of the sacrifice of what Jesus did on the cross . We forget the suffering and pain for us. The quotes in the book help me rethink how I see Jesus. I realize I need to relook at who He is to me instead of who He really is. We need to ask God for a new view of His suffering and love to we can reflect that view in our daily life. How do you view Jesus in your life? This book was given to me for review purposes only from the publisher through netgalley. I appreciate this opportunity to review this wonderful book. I will share my reviews on my blog, facebook, CBD, Go…

Hope Jar by Wanda Brunstetter

Hope Jar is an Amish fiction book. It gives the reader a peek into Amish life. The Lapps daughter Rhonda ran away from her Amish land years ago. She wanted her own life but deeply hurt her parents. When the Lapps receive a letter from Sara Murphy saying she is their granddaughter and wants to meet them . They were very eager to meet her. Unfortunately she said her Mom passed away. The Lapps had not seen their daughter in a long , long time and had never met their granddaughter. After writing many letters it was arranged that the Lapps would get to meet their granddaughter . She was supposed to meet them at the train. As a surprise to them, Michelle Taylor shows up to meet them instead. She had a difficult life . She ran away from an abusive boyfriend and as a result was homeless. She was also raised in the foster system. She does not reveal to them that she is not their granddaughter until she…

Imperfect Courage by Live a Life of Purpost by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared by Jessica Honegger

Imperfect Courage is very inspiring. It is the journey Jessica Honegger takes to start a company to help people get a job in the lower economic countries and also help with the cost of adoptions. After taking mission trips as a teenager she saw how great the global needs of poverty in are world were. The company started out in her house when she knew she needed to make a difference in our world. The company is called Noonday Collection . Noonday Collection employees over 4,500 artisans world wide to make jewelry and sell all over the world. It is a very fast growing company. She started out selling her grandmother's jewelry to a pawnshop so she could adopt her son Jack in Rwanda. As she went about the process of adopting she saw how great the need was for children in poorly developed countries to be adopted and how many people in these countries needed work. She gradually developed a net…

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)

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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.