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Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Master's Mind

The Master’s Mind by Lance Hahn asks “Why are so many of us insecure, depressed, and confused?” This is not the condition God has in mind for us.
Many times we let our minds control us in ways that we really shouldn’t. Lance Hahn a pastor addresses this. He reiterates how God wants us to be much more and that we need to take control of our minds and have a more Christ like mind.
Our minds need to be renewed. The author reminds us this and gives us biblical views on how to have a better mindset.
This book helps us to understand how God intends us to live. At the end of the book there is a section called Getting Down to Business. The author shares 6 steps to gain “mental toughness and a victor mentaility”
If you need to renew your thoughts and get back on the right track, and let’s be honest most of us do, this book may help get you going on the right path.
I received this book at no charge for an honest review from Handlebar Publishing.
 

Ordering Your Private World

Ordering your Private World by Gordon MacDonald is a newly revised work to “equip a new generation to live life from the inside out, cultivating the inner victory necessary for public effectiveness.
I know in my world everything is hectic and very, very busy. We rarely take time to enjoy our lives, most days we struggle just to put one foot in front of the other and push our way through our responsibilities. We rarely take time to reflect on our inner self and our spiritual well being.  Life happens and we miss so much.
The author takes the time to show us the importance of evaluating our lives. Teaching us to slow down and reflect on our inner self, teaching us the importance of taking care of our spiritual well being.  He hit my family hard with this book. He could be writing about us easily.  One thing he said that stuck out to me we can start by listening. I find it so hard to listen because I am forever more thinking of what I need to say or do next.
It’s time to slow down, do some self evaluating, and a lot of praying.  There has been a study guide to help this journey included in the back of this book. I believe most all of us need to stop and reevaluate what is truly important.
I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review from Handlebar Publishing.
 

Kristen Kish

Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques cookbook is a gorgeous cookbook. It has beautiful photography throughout.  It begins with a quite long introduction giving you some insight of her life. Then it proceeds to Techniques and terms. She does a very good job describing various techniques including making meringue, poaching, smoking, searing etc.
Recipes include Snacks, Beginnings, From the Sea, Pasta and Grains, Meat, and Sweets.  I have to admit I’m not extremely familiar with these recipes but the ingredients are easy to find and the recipes are very easy to follow.  I haven’t personally fixed anything yet and I’m not real sure this will be a cookbook that I will keep in my collections. Although it is very beautiful it probably isn’t the cuisine my family would eat. There is a recipe for octopus and my family would probably kill over if I served this to them.
I believe this cookbook would be great for the true foodies out there which my family and I are not we prefer simple southern food.  That being said I can’t say anything negative about this cookbook. It is very nice quality, full of great information and recipes, and overall beautifully done.
I received this book from bloggingforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review. You can get your copy here.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women

Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women is a devotional book geared more toward upper teenage girls to early 20s. There are 365 devotions, each devotion includes a NIV bible verse. There is a very small spot at the bottom of each devotion for a thought or note.
Topics that are included range from things such as bullying, friends, dating, social media, having god-like traits, and God’s love for us. This book would make a great gift for the teen girl in your life.
I received this book at no charge from Handlebar Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

The Sacred Slow

The Sacred Slow: A Holy Departure from Fast Faith by Alicia Britt Chole is “formatted as fifty-two experiences in unhurried honesty with God.”  Reading through this book I realized that we indeed do live in a hurried world or at least I do.
I believe this book is designed to slow us down and let God’s love overflow on us. It could be used individually or even as a small group study. I believe it could be most effectively used by literally slowing down and taking time to ponder and do each exercise included. I think take each chapter one week at a time although you could go quicker if you desire. 
For purposes of reviewing I went through it quickly ( so not the intent) but it will be much more advantageous to go back through it and slow down. If you are looking for something for a small group or just something to help you slow down and cherish God’s word pick this book up and give it a try.
I received this book at no charge from Handlebar Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Indescribable: 100 Devotions about God and Science

Friday, September 22, 2017

Understanding Color in Photography

Any opportunity I get to check out Bryan Peterson’s photography books I jump on it.  I absolutely love every book I have by him and Understanding Color in Photography is no exception.
My photography goal in life is to capture the image in my camera without having to go through the editing process later. I have not mastered this skill as much as I want to. When I picked up this book I noticed one thing Mr. Peterson said. He echoed the fact that he wants to spend more time photographing and not editing. He wants to capture the image correctly in camera. Of course he is capable of this. J
In his books he breaks things down in easy to understand terms. The book is filled with beautiful photography and examples of the concepts he is writing about. He writes in a way that anyone can understand the concepts. In this book he explains how different colors can affect the mood of the photographs you are taking whether you are photographing blue tones, orange tones, red tones etc.  He also gives wonderful ideas on how to get proper settings for different settings. How to achieve the perfect skin tones, perfect exposures, capture movement effectively, how to balance your pictures.  He fills his books with a lot of information.
I highly, highly recommend any of Bryan Peterson’s books if you are looking to improve your photography!!!They are perfect for the beginner, novice and experienced.  I received this book from bloggingforbooks.com at no charge in exchange for an honest review. You can purchase a copy for yourself here.
 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

KJV Know the Word Study Bible

KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers 3 different ways to study the bible: Book by book, verse by verse or topic by topic. I really like the layout of this bible. I do wish there was a guide to help understand how to use this bible affectively. But I believe after looking through it and reviewing it I figured out how to navigate through.
Each book starts with a summary of the book and a “How to study” each book.  There are sections throughout each book that helps to study the book as a whole. At the bottom of each page there are notes on the verses, but not all verses have this note and the scripture itself doesn’t seem to be marked to allow you to know there is a note to go along with the verse. There is ample study material all through the bible.
One area that I’m not sure I would qualify this bible as a topic by topic study bible because of a couple of reasons. First there is a list of topics at the very beginning of the bible. There are only 21 topics listed. I’m not sure that is adequate to study topic by topic. Each topic has a “notes” section in the book that helps study the specific topic. I just feel like there should be more meat to the topics and more topics to make this qualify for a topic by topic study bible. That being said it does seem to cover each topic with at least 5 supporting notes and scripture. And the topics covered are relevant and popular topics to study.
This bible doesn’t have any illustrations through it but does have a map section in the back.  There are a few weights and measurement tables and a concordance. Overall, I will say this is a very nice study bible and gives a lot of good study opportunities.  I would recommend it as a study bible.  There are a couple of places that there could be improvement but nothing that would deter me from recommending it.
I received this bible at no charge from booklookblogers.com in exchange for an honest review.
 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Thomas Nelson KJV Study Bible

 
 
 Thomas Nelson King James Study Bible: Full Color Edition is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I have the large Print version which is much easier to read. There are full color illustrations throughout the entire bible. I believe this is my new favorite bible in my collection
It is a little larger than most bibles because of the larger print and the many illustrations included. The Thomas Nelson study bibles are among my favorite study bibles. They are extremely easy to follow and use and this one is no exception. This one is bound to lay flat when open. I love this feature, no worries of the pages flipping or closing. Christ’s words are in red.
I just can’t say enough about this bible. It is one of the most complete study bibles I have come across. It has several index sections in the back including an index to Christ and the gospels, and index to Paul’s letters, there is a concordance. There is just so much meat to this bible.
If you are looking for a wonderful study bible I HIGHLY RECOMMEND  this one!!!!
I received this bible at no charge from booklookbloggers.com in exchange for an honest review.