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Monday, October 27, 2014

Guess Who Noah's Boat

Who does not like a good children s book? My best friend has a little three year old ans a 1 year old who will be receiving this book and spending hours  having fun with it. That's how confidante I am that they will love this little book. It is a very sturdy board book that will stand up to little hands opening and closing the flaps many times!This book introduces the animals in Noah’s Ark, allowing children to guess which animal is hiding on each page.

This is very cute even though children do not learn  the true story of Noah and the flood. Nothing silly about it. With fun, rhyming text, each spread asks kids to guess which animal is heading toward the ark. The answer is revealed under the cleverly designed flap. With eye-catching illustrations and easy-to-understand text, Guess Who Noah'sBoat is sure to become a favorite.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food


You can tell I love  cookbooks, but not  just any. My favorite have  bright beautiful pictures and are from lands across the world!  Perfect! Yes this book is  Vietnamese cooking in San  Francisco. Both these places  have been on my dream list to visit. I fell in love with this book right away that I had to make  a beef dinner with  two sauces !  This is well known restaurant owner who brought  his   countries food to america adding some new twists so that we  busy people could enjoy his recipes! If you go to Amazon  and look up this book you can sown load a delightful recipeBun Rieu
                                                                                                                        Bun Rieu
Pictures in this book are beautiful and plentiful. 
.The pages are thick with beautiful pictures of the city and food.It's very interesting to read this cookbook!Charles Phan's new book - The Slanted Door - has the perfect mix of Vietnamese food mixed with American favorites. The Slanted Door is Phan's famous restaurant in San Francisco This is a beautiful book inside and out.  well worth the read! You will be soon making -The Spicy Lemongrass Soup , Vietnamese Quiche:( Crustless, made with cellophane noodles, mushrooms, ground pork, crab, and more. Steamed. ) , Braised Ginger Chicken, and so much more!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fearless Love - In the Midst of Terror

Fearless Love - In the Midst of Terror

wow! It  has been a week since I posted but  it was well worth the wait. I was deeply touched by this book! It made me reconsider many things about what true love
really is all about. I have always felt a concern for people of the Islamic faith and worried that American Christians are perhaps 'turning them off' by their lack of patience and love. This is a challenging, convicting, uplifting book. It will even challenge you to examine your heart! It will push you to seek God. I highly recommend this volume!

Fearless Love gives answers and tools to overcome terrorism with transformation. It is written for those curious about the basic teachings of Islam, how God gives faith that overcomes the fear of suffering and death, how to reach out to Muslims, and how a relationship with Jesus Christ brings us to a growing fearless love. The Biblical teaching of martyrdom is a call to purposeful living and a bold witness of faith. The fifty true stories of courageous Christians and illustrations will bring encouragement, inspiration, and hope in these precarious days. Fearless Love is formatted as an eight week study that works well in small groups, Sunday schools, or as a personal study. It concludes with seventeen practical suggestions in sharing God's love with others. Rediscovering Jesus' Spirit of Martyrdom is certain to demonstrate to the reader the profound power of  christian love.

Pastor Witt is the author of Fearless Love, In the Midst of Terror and founder of Spirit of Martyrdom ministries. He has spoken in over 2,000 churches and Christian ministries in the United States, traveled throughout Canada and Mexico, visited fifteen countries in Europe, and spent three weeks in Israel at the Holy Land Institute for Biblical Studies. He has traveled to 46 nations total in his lifetime. He spent ten years as a mission representative for The Voice of the Martyrs.
His assistance to the persecuted church has taken him to 18 restricted nations. He has brought support and encouragement to believers in Laos, Sudan, Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan. He has preached in underground church meetings and taught in Bible schools in Vietnam, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia. In China, he met with house church leaders and personally witnessed their triumphant faith and courage. Most recently, he met with persecuted Christians in Mauritania, India, Egypt, Israel, Iraq, and Colombia. His heart has been touched, and his life changed, by their actions of love and faithfulness to Jesus, even when facing death. Pastor Witt desires to share their stories. He states, “The Church in America functions in greatest maturity when relationally connected to the persecuted family around the world. Jesus is not returning for an arm or leg but for the Bride of Christ.”
David earned his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree, graduating with honors from Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, CA. He was ordained a Pastor and Minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ in 1994, and spent a total of fourteen years in youth ministry. During this time he helped start a network of Christian youth ministries in his local area of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and participated in the Ministerial Alliance of Steamboat Springs. Pastor Witt was actively involved in Young Life, leading mission trips to inner city Denver and the country of Mexico, and was the Area Coordinator for Concerts of Prayer and National Day of Prayer.
David’s wife, Cindy, holds a Bachelor’s of Arts 

His blog is at http://www.spiritofmartyrdom.com/index.php

Any  young adult or adult on a long car trip needs to order this as audio  as this is so touching! Can be found at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fearless-love-david-witt/1111647436?ean=9781936081004

For all others interested in this book please o to http://www.shop.lifesentencepublishing.com/Fearless-Love-In-the-Midst-of-Terror-4200.htm

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Preparing for life

This is a very good read. I think all parents expecting their first child should read this! I know I am not even married but a lot of this information will be very valuable some day ( Lord willing). This is a couples book to be read together so that each can understand the other!Learn ways to strengthen your marriage relationship, set plans and expectations for parenthood, increase communication, and prepare for the new stage of your family life The author knows all about it as she is expecting baby number 3! More then just tips this is for everyone showing what will happen in the pregnancy stages. How to focus on God while things change in the body and emotions!

Check it out at :

http://ebooks-releases.com/expectant-parents-by-suzanne-hadley-gosselin Expectant ..

Suzanne Hadley Gosselin


Suzanne Hadley Gosselin is the former editor of “Clubhouse Jr.” magazine for Focus on the Family. She is now a regular contributor to “Thriving Family” magazine and Boundless.org, and the recipient of several Evangelical Press Association awards for her writing and editorial work. Gosselin writes children’s resources for David C Cook, Zondervan and Harvest House. She is also the author of “Faithgirlz Handbook: Let Your Light Shine Through” and is currently working on the “God’s Got an Answer for That” children’s devotional and activity books to be released in January 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and biblical theology from Multnomah University. Suzanne and her husband, Kevin, who is a children’s pastor, have three children and make their home in Colorado.
Find out more about Suzanne Hadley athttp://www.suzannegosselin.com.   http://myfaithradio.com/2014/drowning-parenting-horror-stories/

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Monday, October 13, 2014


 The Mystery of the Will of God, Russell M. Stendal
This book shows  us that  God leads even one has to suffer. I enjoyed most of this post and was quite encouraged but  jsut one point struck me as not being to great. When his children prayed for a Tv believing it was the will of  God for them to have one. One cant  mix God with earthly desires.The author knows about persecution, having been kidnapped a total of four times. He lives in constant danger even today, but lives to share the gospel with those who hate him. Learn from him how to fully embrace the Lord’s will, even though you or your family may be persecuted. Learn how to triumph, though outwardly you will be ridiculed, beaten, and even killed for standing for the Lord.

How will you live your life with out knowing howto stand up? Get this book for insperaion!
The Mystery of the Will of God, Russell M. StendalAbout the Author
Russell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States. Russell’s ministry shares the gospel via twelve radio stations, hundreds of thousands of Bibles, books, and movies distributed through airplane parachute drops, and via numerous speaking engagements for groups of leaders, prisoners, and individuals. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it’s to speak with a president or to go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ.


I reviewed this book from the publisher.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield

The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield (Long Line of Godly Men Profile) (Long Line of Godly Men Profiles) 

Several features make Dr. Lawson's latest work noteworthy but I will only mention one!. First, the book is very interesting and readable. It is filled with historical facts that help readers contextualize the arena that Whitefield ministered in - on both sides of the Atlantic.. This book came out in February of this year and is well worth the read.   Anyone interested in learning more about the life, theology and influence of George Whitefield should read this book. I highly recommend not only this book but this series  . Not a boring book but one that the entire family can enjoy!This book is short and approachable, yet packed with enough  knowledge for you to know  George  Whitefield very well!

Please note: Reformation Trust / Ligonier Ministries has provided me with an electronic version of this book for review purposes, and will be providing me with a hard copy edition in exchange for this review. They do not require positive reviews, nor have they edited or modified this review in any way.And I also agree with REV. John F. MacArthur that this is a book you can't put down once you picked it up.  This was an excellent book providing a look into the life of this great man of faith.I would recommend it most highly to pastors and other evangelical Christians whose zeal for God and spiritual wells have begun to run dry. But any one else will enjoy this volume too.

It is very difficult to adequately sum up so much content in just a few words, you will just have to read this book for your self. This is one of the greatest biographies ever written.”