• Fixing My Eyes on Jesus A Book Review

    Fixing My Eyes on Jesus Daily Moments in His Word By Anne Graham Lotz Published by Zondervan From the publisher: This beautiful, daily devotional by Anne Graham Lotz will help you start each morning with a focus on Jesus. Fixing My Eyes on Jesus will encourage, uplift, renew, and challenge you on your spiritual walk. Trusted Bible teacher, bestselling author, and CEO of AnGel Ministries Anne Graham Lotz understands how easy it is to lose focus on Jesus and stray off course. Stay on the right path with this beautiful, daily devotional that is perfect for new believers as well as those more seasoned in the faith. Selections from Scripture coupled…

  • Simple Joys A Book Review

    I loved this little book! Candace Payne is a delightful writer. A quick inspirational read with beautifully illustrated pages scattered throughout.

  • I Declare War A Book Review

    I Declare War: 4 Keys to Winning the Battle with Yourself By Levi LuskoPublished by Thomas Nelson Levi Lusko is the lead pastor of Fresh Life Church and a bestselling author. In his book, I Declare War: 4 Keys to Wining the Battle with Yourself, Lusko begins by discussing his own personal struggles with anxiety. He then presents simple, straight-forward, practical applications of biblical advice. The book is divided into four parts, each described as a “card”. The first part, Card 1: Declare War on What You Think, discusses how our thoughts affect our emotions, feelings – our moods. The second part, Card 2: Declare War on What You Say,…

  • Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women A Book Review

    Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women By Lindsay A. Franklin Published by Zondervan First I want to say what a beautiful book! It was setting out when my 13 year old daughter’s best friend noticed it, immediately picked it up and mentioned what a pretty book! (Mission accomplished.) And this is one book that can be judged by its cover. It’s even more beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Beloved 365 Devotions for Young Women is a blessing for the upcoming generation of girls. The daily devotions begin with the first 6 days specifically affirming girls’ eternal value through biblical truths. Then, beginning with day 7, the focus shifts…

  • Lonestar Angel A Book Review

    Lonestar Angel By Colleen Coble Published by Thomas Nelson Lonestar Angel is part of the Lonestar Series of books by Colleen Coble. Summary The Texas youth camp, Bluebird Ranch, is currently housing a group of foster girls staying for a short retreat. As the story opens, the main characters, Clay and Eden Larson, receive an ominous message indicating their daughter, Brianna, is one of the girls staying at the camp. Brianna, kidnapped as a baby and never found, would now be five years old. As a result of the kidnapping, Clay and Eden’s marriage soon unraveled. The couple now reunite in an attempt to find their daughter, and apply as…

  • Discipleship A Book Review

    Discipleship Living for Christ in the Daily Grind By J. Heinrich Arnold Published by Plough Publishing House A quiet conversation with an old wise companion. That’s how I felt reading Discipleship. I look forward to going back to this book time and again. It’s a perfect blend of devotional and reference. Discipleship is a compilation of the author’s writings gleaned from years of collected letters, sermons and articles. As the introduction explains, “The excerpts in this book were compiled and edited over several years by people who knew Arnold personally.” Organized by topic and visually divided into brief sections of thought, relevant scriptural references are also included alongside in the margins.…

  • Kidnapped by the Taliban

    Kidnapped by the Taliban A Story of Terror, Hope, and Rescue by SEAL Team Six By Dilip Joseph with James Lund Published by Thomas Nelson – W Publishing “The AK-47s were the elephants in the room—we all knew they were there. In most cultures it wouldn’t be considered polite to bring assault rifles into a home. Security concerns apparently trumped manners on this night.” -Dilip Joseph, M.D., Kidnapped By The Taliban. Slow start to what turned out to be an inspiring read, once I waded through the obligatory backstory.  As the title suggests, Kidnapped By The Taliban begins in the midst of author and medical doctor Dilip Joseph’s captivity by…

  • Vision Map

    Vision Map Charting a Step-by-Step Course for Your Biggest Hopes and Dreams By Joel Malm Published by Moody Publishers “There is a problem that God has placed you on this earth to solve. You have a unique message to share with the world that will bring God glory.” (Joel Malm, Vision Map) Highly recommend! Take the first step in clarifying your calling by picking up a copy of this quick-reading, powerful book. Vision Map is written as a how-to for anyone with a God-led, God-sized vision. With strong Biblical advice woven throughout the book, author Joel Malm points the reader to God’s Word time and again, grounding his ideas in…

  • CONTEST: BOOK GIVEAWAY

    This week I am giving away one copy of Matt Mikalatos’ newest book: Night of the Living Dead Christian Winner chosen at random will be announced at 10:00PM, Sunday. Here’s the deal …. CONTEST:   YOU write the story … Each comment will be the next line in the story! To enter: 1)  Read the comments below – specifically the most recent comment. ** I will open the story with the first comment which will be the first few lines from chapter 1 of Night of the Living Dead Christian, by Matt Mikalatos. 2)  Add your ONE SENTENCE comment as your version of what the next line in the story…

  • Night of the Living Dead Christian

    Night of the Living Dead Christian By Matt Mikalatos Published By Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. What an entertaining read!  Just made me smile. Related links: Author Video Author Website (Matt Mikalatos) Publisher Website (Tyndale) I didn’t really know what to expect. Night of the Living Dead Christian is the first book by Mikalatos I have read. Though it took me a few chapters to get a grip on his unique style of writing, I am very glad I stuck with it. The story-line is centered around Mikalatos and his interesting, to put it mildly, neighbors.  Making his rounds one evening to assure the security of his neighborhood, Mikalatos accidentally stumbles…