A Grand read

Friday, June 20, 2014

Irish True cooking!

I could not be more pleased with a cook book then with this one! It caught my attention because I wanted a true taste of Irish cooking! Also my background is Irish!!Irish Stew with PiccalilliYou can even go onto amazon for their  stew recipe!   Featuring 130 delicious recipes—from Kerrygold Butter-Poached Lobster with Parsnips to Irish Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, and Mam’s Apple Pie— I loved the stories behind the recipes, and the history of how he began his restaurants. Also the information on how corned beef is American . In fact the many pictures kept me reading and all the notes about holidays fascinated me. But it was the Irish breakfast that inspired  me from the start and this  will be a fall meal! I made the chicken and loved it. The recipes are great and some day I hope to make my own sausage! This is a beautiful book worth owning! Try some real Irish cooking now  not only for St Patrick's day! Try the  Leek soup with this free recipe!

*I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.*

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Praise for China’s Reforming Churches:

China's Reforming ChurchesI've always been fascinated with  China's history especially that which focuses on the church and mission work!
This book is great as it shows why reformation teaching is valuable. Also how China needs to get away from state churches which are nothing but a show.
 If you crave the real experience of God’s presence in your daily life then read this book! I have devoured books on this subject but it was the opening statement  more people go to church in China than in  the whole of Europe, which drew me in and continued  to do so as I read a most well developed history of the Presbyterians work in the land.
The author states why he feels like the church must turn Presbyterian in china to  succeed - they must turn from state organized churches  to Biblical churches.
 This is a book to inspire all Christians to greater faith and trust in God.   
The catechism in Appendix a was very insightful!
Simply put, there is much one can learn just by reading this volume, and what makes it even better is the way it's written, full of  history but yet very applicable!  
This book was burning with carefully researched writing which in fact made me wonder if  indeed America is on the back burner, in the Christian world!
There is a lot of deep theology in this book, as well as a lot of wisdom and practical encouragement so that both Christians in America and China can take heart!
Every Christian should read this volume to understand how to pray and to support missionaries.
Beautifully written and a valuable addition to any library.
China is truly a reforming nation.
This book is Jam packed full of history, you will not be disappointed with it so read today!
Reviewed for  Reformation Heritage Books

Monday, June 16, 2014

worship as Christ would!

Calvin has inspired many to live for Christ! So does Worshipping With Calvin (Terry Johnson, EP Books, 2014) .
 This book leads us  to understand today's  decline in the church then shows us how the reformed church and Calvin are able to make us return to a Biblical pattern of  worship in Christ!
Johnson notes “The Reformers believed that Scripture’s own self-testimony is that Scripture alone is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
The author points out how Calvin wanted to draw men back to the disciples way of  preaching and teaching.

One thing that I did not care for was how  Johnson points out the only acceptable worship, is, as he views it is  Reformed worship, which  he says is the only one that sticks with Scripture. He forgets about the Calvinistic Baptists! 

As I read I saw how Terry, has written a volume on the history of the Protestant church.  Yet I felt I , who am not reformed could glean a lot from this book! Indeed this   book would be an excellent  pattern for all churches read  and use in order to turn back to the Biblical pattern.

I am grateful to men like Calvin who points us back to Christ and his worship! Part III was my favorite s it showed what true worship is; God  centered.  The many verses boldly state the authors point; the Lord is to be worshiped and not Calvin! 

The title “Worshipping With Calvin”, which can turn many away as can the first few chapters but delve a little deeper and you will be blessed.  In the end I found this book to be very informative  and  a must for  all pastors, churches, parents or  any one taking seriously  their faith in Christ! 

it is a large volume  over 320 pages but it is well worth the read. You will not be disappointed.  I was blessed to have picked up this volume and feel that all men should own this book, Thus would make  a valuable  graduation gift  for  young men. Do read! 

I received this book for free from EP Books via Cross Focused Reviews for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Great Texas Cook book

The Homesick Texan's Family Table
I wasn't quite sure what to expect when ordering this book to review! It was  not  disappointing!! Ever since we had a cowboy and Texas birthday  I have fallen in love with Texan cooking. I have read, cooked, in this delightful book, The Homesick Texan's Family Table by Lisa Fain.

Her recipes are very authentic, and the photographs are beautiful. It really made me want to go Chile hunting but I made do with substitutes.  It was great to learn that Cowboy cookie is actually Texan. Also I loved the photographs of Texas. someday I have to go there!  The Homesick Texan Cookbook not only makes you want to cook, it makes you want to head for Texas at the first opportunity.

This cookbook has a lot of old Texas favorites but also some with a kick such as scalloped potatoes with chili( so good!)You will not be disappointed in this purchase.  I love this book!  Every recipe works and works beautifully.This is a great cookbook.

There are few things finer than a delicious, homemade meal shared with family and friends. Take it from Lisa Fain, a seventh-generation Texan who loves to cook and serve up the best dishes her home state has to offer—even though she now lives half a country away.
     The Homesick Texan’s Family Table showcases more than 100 of Lisa’s best and most-loved recipes, ranging from down-home standards (think cheesy nachos, comforting chicken and dumplings, and fiery wings) to contemporary riffs on the classics (who knew adding Mexican spices to a German chocolate cake would taste so good?).
     All of Lisa’s recipes are made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, yet still packed with real Texas flavor that will make your grandmother smile. Whether you’re looking for a party-friendly snack like Pigs in JalapeƱo Blankets, a Mustard Coleslaw to bring as a side to your next potluck, a weeknight- and family-friendly meal like Steak Fingers with Cream Gravy, or a mouthwatering dessert like Ruby Red Grapefruit and Pecan Sheet Cake, The Homesick Texan’s Family Table has you covered. After all, with some mighty fine food and mighty fine people to enjoy it, any meal can be cause for celebration.http://www.randomhouse.com/book/224619/the-homesick-texans-family-table-by-lisa-fain

"I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."