• Love & Respect Experience

    The Love & Respect Experience A Husband-Friendly Devotional that Wives Truly Love By Emerson Eggerichs Published by Thomas Nelson Dr. Emerson Eggerichs did not originate the idea of love and respect in marriage. Marriage, as well as love and respect within marriage are God’s ideas. Specifically, God, through the apostle Paul wrote in the book of Ephesians: “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” (Ephesians 5:33 NIV) Eggerichs has taken the intertwined, God ordained concepts of love and respect and developed an entire study series for married couples. The study series includes books, videos and conferences…

  • Gabby, God’s Little Angel

    Gabby, God’s Little Angel By Sheila Walsh Published by Thomas Nelson Gabby, God’s Little Angel, by accomplished author and speaker Sheila Walsh, presents the story of Gabby, an angel in “guardian angel training”, and her “new assignment”, Sophie, a fun-loving girl who needs lots of guarding.  The book is based around the Biblical scripture Psalm 91:9 & 11: The Lord is your protection. . . . He has 
put his angels in charge of you. They 
will watch over you wherever you go. The story opens with a depiction of Gabby’s sometimes clumsy enthusiasm through what she calls a “musical mishap”.  As she learns of her new charge on earth,…

  • Right From the Heart

    Right From the Heart Turning Your Day Toward God By Bryant Wright Published by Thomas Nelson Nice daily devotional … full of great advice and encouragement. Right From The Heart, is a daily devotional which includes 366 “chapters”, one for each day of the year – even including February 29 for leap year!  The reading structure is divided into months, then each day.  Each day begins with a relevant scripture, taken from various Bible translations.  Devotional topics are practical and presented as brief but thought provoking, with many including stories and quotes that illustrate the topic of the “chapter”. Though I read an ebook version of this book, having a…

  • Rumors Of God

    Rumors Of God Experience the Kind of Faith You´ve Only Heard About By Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson  Published by Thomas Nelson Rumors of God addresses the longing of many Christians to live life as promised and described in scripture.  For many Christians, the life we are living is mediocre at best  We read of promises of abundant life In scripture, but what does it require on our part?  What does it take to live sold-out to Jesus? Authors Whitehead and Tyson take a look at specific, critical areas in the Christian faith including generosity, love, grace, freedom, commitment, community, justice and hope.  They present a fresh perspective on the…

  • Money Secrets of the Amish

    Money Secrets of the Amish Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving By Lorilee Craker Published by Thomas Nelson In Money Secrets of the Amish, established author Lorilee Craker embarks on a journey to reveal the secrets to the financial success of the Amish people.  From Mennonite lineage herself, Craker delves into the Amish culture with a fresh but somewhat experienced perspective.  She meets and interviews successful Amish families as she journeys into Pennsylvania Amish communities.  Craker soon finds more than simple answers to her questions and discovers some welcoming and generous friends in these genuinely humble people. The financial advice Craker receives, and then relays to her readers,…

  • The Waiting Place

    The Waiting Place Learning to Appreciate Life’s Little Delays By Eileen Button Published by Thomas Nelson I loved it! I have to admit, I started reading The Waiting Place with a bit of a critical attitude.  After reading the book description, I had formed the idea that this book was going to consist of a collection of inspirational stories surrounding the “waiting” theme.  It sounded a little like just another themed devotional, but probably worth my while. However, once into the first chapter or two, I was pleasantly surprised to be reading more than another devotional.  The Waiting Place is more a collection of essays relating the author’s life story…

  • Sifting

    Just wanted to remind you that there isn’t anything you go through that hasn’t already been sifted through God’s hands. Yes, some things are consequences of our own decisions. Some things are consequences of other people’s decisions. Some are for our own … sifting. But it is He who allows it all. In some way it will all make you stronger as you depend on and follow Him through it! And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your…

  • Lead. Serve. Love.

    Lead. Serve. Love. 100 Three-Word Ways to Live Like Jesus By Gregory Lang Pub by Thomas Nelson As cute and lovely on the inside as it is on the outside. In Lead. Serve. Love., author Gregory Lang has complied an excellent list of “100 Three-Word Ways to Live Like Christ.”  Each of the one hundred chapters presents, and briefly discusses, a unique three-word phrase that encourages the reader to not only live more Christ-like, but to to dig into God’s Word for themselves for their ultimate encouragement. Lang introduces each three-word phrase, followed by a brief explanation with practical suggestions, and supported by relevant Biblical scripture references. This sweet little…

  • Max On Life

    Max On Life: Answers and Inspiration for Today’s Questions By Max Lucado Pub by Thomas Nelson A collection of responses, based on Biblical truths, to a collection of questions Lucado has received through the years.  Each of the 172 questions, though addressed individually, is grouped into one of seven categories.  Each category is self-descriptively titled, and comprises a separate chapter:    Hope – God, Grace and “Why am I here?” Hurt – Conflicts, Calamaties, and “Why me?” Help – Prayer, Scripture, and “Why church?” Him/Her – Sex, Romance, and “Any chance of a second chance?” Home – Diapers, Disagreements, and “Any hope for prodigals?” Haves/Have-Nots – Work, Money, and “Where’s…

  • God’s Promises for the American Patriot

    God’s Promises for the American Patriot By Richard Lee, Jack Countryman Pub by Thomas Nelson God’s Promises for the American Patriot, by Richard Lee and Jack Countryman, is a reminder that not only was America founded upon, but is infused with, Christian principles. Chapter after chapter presents examples of Christian leadership in the founding of our country, as well as it’s continuance throughout it’s history. Lee and Countryman have provided a look at how great an impact the Word of God has had on America as a nation. The view is provided through the lens of a compilation of histories of individual leaders, along with impacting ideas, documents, people groups,…