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Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Prairie Girl's Faith

 
A Prairie Girl’s Faith gives us an insight to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s faith. Most of us are somewhat familiar with the Little House on the Prairie series and the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder this book elaborates on her spiritual journey which was researched by the author Stephen Hines.
 Her family was a big source of where her faith was learned because they weren’t always close to a church. They often faced hardships in their lives but their family had faith in God and they taught their children. If you are a lover of all things from Laura Ingalls Wilder grab this book and add it to your collection.
I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review from bloggingforbooks.com. You can get your copy here.
 

NKJV Unapologetic Study Bible

 
NKJV, Unapologetic Study Bible, Hardcover, Red Letter Edition: Confidence for Such a Time As This
 
 
NKJV Unapologetic Study Bible has over 220 articles near relevant scripture passages, quotes from historical figures and profiles of historical figures.  It addresses relevant issues in today’s society focusing on different areas such as family and church issues as well as government, and education along with other areas. The bible includes an index of “features for canonical study” and “features for topical study.”  It includes colored charts.
I enjoyed this bible I wouldn’t think it would be my primary study bible but it will be a good addition to my library and helps with a better understanding of a biblical stance on things going on in the world today.
I received this bible at no charge from booklookbloggers in exchange for an honest review.
 
 

May the Faith Be With You Holy Bible NIRV


 
 
May the Faith Be With You Holy Bible NIRV says it is geared toward ages 6-10 I would say more on the higher end of that age range. The print is quite small.
If you have a Star Wars fan this would make a great gift. Although, I’m not a huge fan of the NIRV printing of the bible this one is still very nice. Throughout there are colored, space themed pages with bible verses for various subjects. It includes a dictionary at the end but no concordance. Jesus’ words are not in red which is something I prefer but it isn’t a deal breaker.  There aren’t any kind of footnotes or study notes other than the few colored pictures so I wouldn’t say it is a good study bible but a good beginner bible.
This would make a nice gift for a young boy. It is probably not one I will keep in my library though.
I received this bible at no charge from handlebar publishing in exchange for an honest review.

In the Middle of the Mess

 

Get Out of That Pit

Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore is described as a “stirring message of the sheer hope, utter deliverance and complete and glorious freedom of God.”  It’s “straight talk about God’s deliverance”
We all from time to time get into that pit whether it is by our own doing or because of circumstances around us, but we don’t have to stay there. The author shows us scriptures and personal experiences to lead and direct us. Ultimately, the choice is ours and we have to make the choice to get out of that pit. We just have to let God lead us out.
Get Out of That Pit also includes scripture prayers to pray at the end of the book and also a section broken down by chapter that includes questions to help you reflect on each chapter.
If you are looking for strength to get out of the pit grab this book and give it a read.  I received this book at no charge from handlebar publishing in exchange for an honest review.
 
 

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.