•December 14, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Need some inspiration? Encouragement? Meet Nick Vujicic, whose life experiences have earned him the right to be heard. Born with no limbs, he shares how his faith in God changed his attitude, gave him a sense of purpose and made him realize that when we put faith into action, we are unstoppable! In his second book, Nick shares how he ” eventually learned to focus on solutions rather than problems, on doing instead of stewing.” He states that his purpose is to “inspire people to overcome their own challenges and bring them closer to God- if they were willing.” You can feel his passion as you read his story. This man has spoken to 4 million people in 43 countries through 270 appearances a year…and if you haven’t had the chance to see him in person, you can read this book!
He addresses current issues such as cutting and bullying, all the while offering help and hope through a relationship with Jesus. When you read this book, you will be inspired by Nick’s story, as well as encouraged and motivated by his advice sprinkled throughout his personal experiences.
I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Press for review.
•August 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Here are a few quotes:
“The goal of parenting is not to provide a successful childhood but to grow your child into an adult who is a good person.”
“I love you. I believe in you. I know what you’re capable of. So I’m going to make you work.”
If you agree with these statements, come read the story of one woman who fought for her kids. Join her in her year-long “experiment”- where each month she introduces a concept to her five children. Read along as she leads them to basic life skills intended to produce responsible adults. She shares her journey- her intention to address the attitude of youth entitlement-each step and each month. At the end of each chapter as she introduces the life skill to her family, she states what she learned and what her children learned during each leg of their journey.
Kay, with humor, creativity and her “Ironing Board”-friends who help smooth out the wrinkles by offering advice of their own-makes the journey fun and easier to swallow!
Want to stop the insanity of entitlement and lead your children to be responsible adults? Kay encourages us-”Let’s equip them to work hard and seek creative ways to help them embrace the value of meaningful work.” She also encourages us to ask ourselves,
“Do I love them enough to let them fail? to make them work? to require them to fly on their own…? Do I love them enough to step aside rather than step in?” The author also encourages us to consider this: “Children are like Jell-O salads; we want to pour as much good stuff inside them as we can before the mold sets.”
Need some practical ways to make this change happen? Pick up this book, join Kay on her journey and take her advice!
“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”
•May 23, 2012 • 1 Comment
I know- you are probably thinking, why is she reading a book written for men? I wanted to read this book to better understand what my husband and the men around me might be feeling! ( and I have read other books by this author and enjoyed them!) Patrick Morley has life experiences and insights that have qualified him to write this book!
With a genuine concern for the needs of today’s man, he tackles the tough issues men face and answers questions men have. Do you know of anyone who feels this way? ” I just feel like I am in this thing all alone.” Or, “I don’t feel like God cares about me personally.” ” I don’t feel like my life has a purpose”, “I have a lot of destructive behaviors that keep dragging me down”, “My soul feels dry”, “My most important relationships are not working” or, ” I don’t feel like I am doing anything that will make a difference and leave the world a better place.” Do you want to be a Man Alive? In each chapter, Morley addresses a man’s primal need and encourages the reader how to transform your life so you can live more fully alive! With honest, encouraging insight, he gives hope to the reader and with testimonies, and Bible verses, he gives answers to questions men face. This is a book every man should read- it meets you where you are and encourages you to live more fully alive!
I received this book for free for review from Waterbrook Multnomah.
•February 21, 2012 • 1 Comment
Want a little romance in your life? This is your “go-to book”…a wonderful compilation of recipes, quotes, prayers, trivia, gift ideas, stories, Bible verses and creative ideas for dates. Want practical ideas for how to be a better spouse? It’s in here! Teaching a lesson on marriage and need Bible verses and quotes? It’s in here! Need creative ideas for inexpensive dates? It’s in here! Need inspiration/recipes/a good cry? It’s in here! Need to know what not to do in your relationship?! It’s in here! Want some good conversation starters or church pick-up lines?! It’s in here! Want to smile, giggle or laugh out loud? Read this book! Within these pages you will find all this as well as quotes from A.A.Milne, Judy Garland, Mother Teresa, Emily Dickinson, C.S.Lewis and Mark Twain- and even Estee Lauder, Dr. Seuss and Miss Piggy! From Love Boosters and Love Busters to little known facts and trivia- this book is a wealth of information on the subject of romance! Priced at $14.99, it is worth every penny, but I received it for free for review from Waterbrook- Multnomah Publishing.
•January 31, 2012 • Leave a Comment
As the song says, “WHat the world needs now is love, sweet love”. We all have a need and deep desire to be loved. We can find the love we need and it can be found in God. God’s Love is the only love big enough to meet the God-sized needs of your life and mine. Blaise Pascal describes this as a “God-shaped vacuum” within us.
In “The Perfect Love”, Ruth Myers answers the questions, ” what is God’s love like?”, “what can it mean personally to me?”, and “how can I enjoy it more?”. The author shares verses that will become precious to you in your search for love. By sharing life experiences that caused her to seek God more desperately and know Him more deeply, the reader is motivated to let the Lord enfold you in His love.
This book is not to be hurried through, but rather savored slowly with thoughtful meditation over the life-changing truths within it’s pages. Let those truths meet your need and let God’s love fill your ” God shaped vacuum”.
I was given this book free for review by Waterbook- Multnomah Publishers.
•January 19, 2012 • Leave a Comment
At first glance, I thought this book was going to be too deep and too heavy to enjoy. And the first chapter is deep- as we are introduced to the author and the tragedy that occurred in her life at age nine. But as you read on, you begin to discover Kim’s intense desire to share the stories on these pages and what has happened in her life since that fateful day. And as I read, I was glad I chose this book.
As Kim shares her stories, you are encouraged to evaluate who/what you are living for, you are invited to discover the God who offers you His eternal love, hope and purpose and you are offered the opportunity to answer God’s call to live the life you were uniquely created for.
I love how the author so beautifully paints pictures of her life experiences and applies them to our lives. As a wonderful storyteller, she poignantly proves her point. Due to the tragedy she has faced and the trials she has worked through with God’s help, she has earned the right to be heard and I personally loved reading how God worked in her life and repeatedly brought triumph, healing and mercy through tragedy. Her stories inspire us and point us to the One who offers forgiveness, transformation and genuine purpose.
I received this book for free for review from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing.