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Thursday, May 19, 2016

I just saw Jesus

I Just Saw Jesus (Web Front)
 I do not often care  for books with pictures of  Jesus but  despite this front this book was great! This is the story of  how one  man took this inspiring  ,movies  the world wide to reach  millions of people for Christ. A  little over 180 pages this book is  amazing.
I really enjoyed the salvation stories.  One of the first is about a Messiah warrior from Africa ( studied these people in depth  not  too long ago and love them). God is  an amazing God saving  people all over the world.  Paul decided to sue this  Jesus film  because  he realized  millions  could  no read. Follow the author on his  many dangerous journeys  as he spreads the word.  See  how  God worked all things  out for his glory.

Lastly the book talks about Campus crusades and  what this film is doing.  See  how world wide this  film has ben shown over 9 million times converting thousands.  This story really shows he voluntary risk  missionaries, people and pastors take to spread the gospel.  In the end you will be wondering what you can do!

About the Author
Paul Eshleman founded The JESUS Film Project© and served as its director for twenty-five years. He currently serves as a vice president for Campus Crusade for Christ. He provides leadership to numerous coalitions and ministry networks, including the Issachar Initiative and the Finishing The Task network.

Note: This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press in exchange for an honest review

Changed Forever by His Grace

Changed Forever by His Grace( Order on line for a new  and updated cover!)

Changed by grace is a  compelling life journey from bondage to freedom; from inner pain to healing; from post abortion trauma to forgiveness and restoration.  we all go threw  times of depression wondering why we are alive.  IN this book by Canadian born author she shares her life story with us.  I was drawn to this book because it is  not often one gets to read anything written by Canadians and  I am very in love with  Toronto because  my grandma lives there and my mother was raised in his part of the land!  This is a story of a Jewish lady and  her  life starting from childhood, very touching.  Rhonda did  not feel like she fit in anywhere so she went searching for peace.  In her search she met those that followed Jesus who had found it.  Follow her compelling journey to freedom.

When I got this book from the publisher to review, I didn't know how good it would be! The cover design, although interesting, doesn't reflect how real and life-changing the text of the book is! Yet again, I am blessed to read and review a wonderful book on suffering and triumph through faith in Jesus!
I highly recommend this book for those who are going through suffering, have experienced it in the past and who, like me have never gone through anything major. 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

BETROTHED: A Collection of LOVE STORIES Reflecting an Ancient Faith

BETROTHED: A Collection of LOVE STORIES Reflecting an Ancient FaithBETROTHED: A Collection of LOVE STORIES Reflecting an Ancient Faith

Dating? Courtship?  This  often leads to brokenness where after commitment  and before the wedding  either of the party has a right to break of the engagement.  I really appreciated this  new approach to love, with out the heart break.  Love must be awakened in God's timing. Love is not  totally based on feeling.  If you are  Christ's, then he must lead you.  This book was easy to read yet deep and full of excellent Biblical advice!  I found it  very hard to put  down because I wanted to learn about this  new way of finding a  mate. I loved how the authors told stories and examples from others betrothal stories   to help explain their Biblical points. This was quite an easy and interesting read. I love practical books like this; I read it in just a couple afternoons.

This is one of those books where you see families so closely knit with God that you see  him leading in all aspects, father, mother, son and daughter all feeling God's call of marriage to a particular person.  I loved how often times the young man ( and  women) had  not even spoken to the  girl( or man), he felt God called  him to marry.  There is  so much packed in this book with he ten stories of couples  who as it seems to me were wed the right way, that after I have passed it around to my siblings, I will re read it and ponder it.  I loved the focus on the book about praying, 

Biblical betrothal can basically be defined as a covenant that unites a man and woman in marriage, but is not physically consummated until the day of the wedding. Establishing a covenant before the wedding is the very thing God has done with us! He has made a covenant with us by the blood of Yeshua and the wedding is yet to come.

I think everyone should read this  and that this book should be introduced to churches. It will change your out  look on marriage, love and how you view others.  it certainly has  changed my life. Being single at age 30 is now ok with me because I am praying for God's timing  not trying to with hope for the  fun of courting or dating, It is a serious yet joyful commitment to look toward  matrimony. Don't miss out on this book which can be found on good reads, amazon and olive Press!

FTC Disclosure: I received this book from Olive Press Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

A bride with Style Novel

Please take  a moment to visit the authors web sight! http://janiceathompson.com/

She writes a lot of different books such as Brides with style. I get to review her book number 3 in this series. In fact I was sent an early copy.  This one will be on sale Tuesday May 17th. This is a typical story of how an engaged women is trying to set up her wedding but  has all that great help ( necessary input).   I thought it was a fun read   It shows  how sometime  others  don't let you have impute but also how  others can have some good ideas if we  stop and listen. Side  note I would say to fully understand this book and not get lost with who the characters are, you would need to read the other two books which I will and must do some day soon!

From the authors  web page she says
Pre-Order Now! ( on Amazon!)
Coming May 17, 2016

Katie Fisher is ecstatic. Pro basketball star Brady James has proposed, and she can’t wait to start planning their life together. She’s confident she’ll make it down the aisle this time–but it still may be easier said than done.
A high-society Houston bride has Katie and the Cosmopolitan Bridal team scrambling to get the perfect dress done in time for her spectacular wedding. Meanwhile, Katie finds herself bombarded with everyone’s competing visions regarding her own special day–and she’s beginning to worry that her own ideas will get lost in the crossfire. Will she ever manage to settle all of the details for her perfect day? Or will bridal shop chaos and overzealous friends and family make a mess of everything?
Fan favorite Janice Thompson gives readers what they’ve been clamoring for: another funny, romantic romp with a Texas twang.
She ha author romance  novels you might  like  a sampling

Check out her blog for historical romances, mysteries and more.  check her out on goodreads too! https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/118456.Janice_Thompson

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review

Monday, May 9, 2016

Your Story Matters

Emra Smith is an inspirational speaker, author of the book, Teatime Stories books and Life Coach.
Find her at EmraSmith.com  This is a mall book filled with inspiration! This book has 73  little pages to teach  one an important lesson that God is  molding  you to become more than you dreamed you could ever be.  Makes one want to slow down and view  each person differently. One will most certainly take time to listen. The size of this book makes it perfect to take with you on ones busy scheduled day.  The fist chapter is  about the authors  life  story full of pain but after that the other eight chapters are a devotional to help one share their  life story. In the end what I really got out of this quaint sized book was Rest more in God.  No story is to small to be told. Emma Smith explains the why and begins the process of how to tell your own story. well worth the read!


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Body Gard

Her One and Only (Porter Family, #4)  I wanted to really like this book but being very picky about pictures  in or on the cover reflecting the book, I was disappointed with this one.  Gray is supposed to be a big and  really not  like he picture being over 6 feet tall .  Dru is much shorter. Also the cover gives the story away.

This book is a story of a girl who wasn't apposed to Christianity and its traditions but who did not have a personal relationship with Jesus.  This is a romance.The action scenes were full of energy but there was too much of kissing in the book. I liked how God used Dru to help strengthen His relationship with Gray, and vice versa, always such a wonderful thing to see in a romance novel! Some parts were good but  mostly this was not as good as I had hoped.

 I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. Thanks!