A Grand read

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Many Christians experience times of doubt and uncertainty. At various times we can ask: Does God love me? Am I really a Christian? - and even Is there a God at all?! 
This short, readable book unpacks the difference between good and bad doubt, shows us where it comes from and how to deal with it in ourselves and others. 
It explains clearly and simply the liberating reality of what the Bible tells us about doubt, assurance and the Christian life.

Another one of John;s great books ! This is a short book that would be good for trips! Sure gets one thinking!!  Be assured you will walk away thinking "wow, so much is packed into this book." It will lift you up as it shows you Christians face doubts and why.  This book will  lead you to have  a closer walk with God!   This book is a must-read. In more ways than one.  As you and I read this book, let us begin aright as well, with a heart of humility and repentance.I found this book to be well-rounded. It was easy to understand yet convicting. Needless to say, I do recommend this book for all audiences! 

Thank you 

Cross Focused Reviews (A Service of Cross Focused Media, LLC) for the book

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How will the world end?

It’s short – 93 pages with six chapters; it’s fairly comprehensive on the basics of the end times; it’s a very quick and easy read; and will serve very well for a small group Bible study and surely open up a room of discussion.

  This is a deep study on end times with a look at  what different groups believe. Chapter 3 focuses on how Jesus will return. "Jesus will return publicly, gloriously, victoriously and saving  I really thought this was the perfect size of book to carry in ones purse or brief case to read a bit when there is time ( it might jsut become your  new track!).  This would be a wonderful book to give students on campus or to use in a Bible study! Short but packed with information! Overall I was very pleased with this book. Also it would be good to send to soldiers  or give to graduation students so they can be grounded in their  faith! Rinne answers the question presented in the title of the book in the very first chapter – How will the world end? So do read to know what the conclusion is!  He, Jeramie, Rinne,  very pointedly states that, "God returns as judge… yes. But he also  shows how God is love! This s my first book by this author but I enjoyed him  so much I am already reading another! And it will nto be my last!!

Do not turn away by how small the book is, it is short but the price is not expensive so you can easily order your copy today and then some to share with  friends, family, your church, students and any one you meet!  The author , lays out the different views of Christ’s second coming (i.e. premillenial, postmillennial, etc.) . This I thought was very insightful especially when one is going to encounter the different beliefs when talking to others. This went perfect with what the men are studying at our church!
 I know that those who are inspired to study about end times, will be especially interested in this book! 
As for the other reader, casually picking up this book out of curiosity, I do  think it will capture their attention, too. It was a good book ! Great for those wanting to learn more about the book of Revelation, and for those who may have questions about the end of the world. Definitely recommend! 

This book was provided by “thegoodbook company” for review.

Monday, August 25, 2014

You can Memorize Scripture!

I am very  much into understanding the brain so reading how the brain affects scripture memorizing was just amazing! God says to mediate on his word day and night but how can we do it if we have to live a normal life. eat, work, school and even play? This book teaches the building blocks to storing scripture in the mind so as to be able to fight the devil and resist temptation! I would defiantly recommend you purchase this helpful tool. I think all members of churches should have it too!! I actually loved it so much that, I gave one to my 16 year old sister to read. It is not too large of a book, a very good size to carry with you . Would make a great read while in the car or at the doctors office. I think this is a great graduation gift!

, Dr. Morris offers practical steps for how to dissect a verse or passage into manageable, memory-sized peices using simple devices to help our memories retain the words. He also presents a thoughtful rationale why memorizing scripture is not optional, but should be a normal part of our daily walk.
I really enjoyed this book and I learned some new principles to help me with memorizing scripture
Thank you  for this grand read!LIFE SENTENCE Publishing

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cute Sandwiches!

9781607745334 The Banh Mi Handbook by Andrea Nguyen
 A cookbook devoted to the beloved Vietnamese sandwich, with 50 recipes ranging from classic fillings to innovative modern combinations.
Wonderful cookbook!  This takes sandwiches on a whole new level.   This book introduces readers to exciting world of Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches, providing recipes for both vegetarians and those who like to eat everything.  If you think you don't like Asian cooking, you will be pleasantry surprised by this book full of pictures and yummy recipes. There are neat ideas, I want to make for our next picnic.I highly recommend this book!Truly delightful recipes.I am so excited to have received this cookbook!!

Her Homemade  mayonnaise is just grand! 
Makes 1 generous cup (250 ml)  ■   Takes about 5 minutes, plus 30 minutes resting
Part of the banh mi maker’s craft is preparing mayonnaise from scratch. While I do keep a jar of store bought, full-fat mayo in the fridge, when I want the best banh mi possible, I make it. It’s easy in a food processor; see Mayo Notes for a blender method. You’ll need a measuring cup with a spout to pour the oil.1 large egg, near or 
at room temperature
¼ plus ⅛ teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 
2 teaspoons water 
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup (240 ml) canola oil 

Put the egg, salt, mustard, water, and lemon juice in the food processor’s work bowl. Start the processor and after a creamy yellow mixture forms, 5 to 10 seconds, start pouring the oil through the feed tube in a slow, steady stream as thin as angel hair pasta. Midway through, after things thicken, pour a thicker stream, as wide as spaghetti. After about 2 minutes, all the oil should be incorporated and the mayo should be creamy and spreadable. (If yours is curdled or soupy—broken—see Mayo Notes, opposite.) If needed, adjust with extra salt (savoriness) or lemon juice (tang), pulsing the machine to blend well. 
Transfer to an airtight container. Before using, wait for 30 minutes to meld flavors and firm up. Keeps well in the refrigerator for at least a week.

I was absolutely delighted as I opened this new cookbook.
The authors web site! http://www.asiandumplingtips.com/
I received a copy of The Banh Mi Handbook - Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches by Andrea Nguyen from Blogging for Books to  review."

Friday, August 22, 2014

The First Principle

Always drawn to   I books  about America, I was excited to begin this l fiction  novel.  I must say upfront that I am not a big fan of reading  books on line.  There were somethings that shocked me even though this was a well written chapter book! I don't think I would read this book again but would be happy to find out  more about the author and read some of her other books in the future since she has a good style.

Marissa Shrock's debut novel crafts a chilling story of what may be to come if we allow the economic and moral crises currently facing our country to change the foundations on which we built our independence--and of the difference one person can make when they choose to trust God's lead.

I was drawn into the book from the start. At times I was half frightened d by the deep message in this  writing.  The author does a wonderful job of teaching that we have no control over our lives. I really related to the 'heroine' trying to rely on God. . When everything starts veering out of control,turn to God.

Kregel Publications gave me the book to recie. This books comes out in 2015!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Motherhood book worth owning!

This book is such a beautiful resource, more than what I expected! I debated giving it away to a young lady jsut getting married but decided against it and will keep hoping that some day I can use it  Lord  willing!  This book full of quotes drew me into it. Each chapter opens up with info about what is happening at the time of  life thus it celebrates the beauty of motherhood and pregnancy with neat 3D images of a baby`s growth each week, web links to ultrasound videos, advise on proper nutrition and the need for different vitamins, and stories from other mothers.  In fact I find this a beautiful gift and would not mind ordering this as gifts for others but I will treasure my copy where I will be able to write info about my pregnancy some day!   I enjoyed all of the different categories throughout the book, and think the calender  at the back is  neat idea. It even comes with stickers to place on the days  important things happen! 

From the Back Cover

A journey worth celebrating—and remembering
Pregnancy is an amazing experience. Yes, there are challenges, discomforts, crazy hormones, food cravings, and more—but through it all, the incredible process of growing a new life is unlike any other.

In The Wonder Within You, author Carey Wickersham has captured the beautiful, life-changing moments that come throughout nine months of pregnancy. With practical advice, up-to-date information about pregnancy, and plenty of encouragement, she empowers moms-to-be to make better decisions for themselves and their babies. She also joyfully walks alongside the first generation of parents able to actually see each stage of their baby’s development.

The Wonder Within You is an excellent guide throughout your pregnancy, with special features including:
  • amazing 3-D ultrasound images that give you a week-by-week glimpse into what your baby is experiencing during every step of the growth process
  • web links and QR codes take you to incredible ultrasound videos
  • engaging chapters, each packed with timely advice on health and nutrition
  • fun quotes and memorable stories from other moms
  • space to include your own thoughts and feelings, including letters to your child
The perfect companion to your pregnancy experience, this beautiful book is designed to become a keepsake you and your child will treasure forever.

Includes pregnancy calendar with stickers!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are my own