Saturday, September 26, 2015

Book Review- The Finishing School

If you are looking for a book to teach you this new and never heard method to study the Bible, pray, save time, and eliminate distractions you won't find it here. In The Finishing School, the author reaffirms that we as christians already know what we have to do, and her purpose of the book is to practically implement them into our daily lives. 

It is time that Christian women start practicing what they have learned. Too many times we have head knowledge, but very little hand to foot action. It is my desire that we can arise from our spiritual stupor and live out the holy consecrated lives God has called us to. I think this book can be a starting point for many who just need a nudge in the right direction.

Valerie's is not an impersonal writer. She writes with a simple dialogue and easy to follow style. She is great at breaking down her themes into key points and keeping the chapters short enough and straight to the point. At the end of each chapter she includes a homework worksheet, which is great to jot down key points in the text you want to remember and re-visit. The worksheets can turn this devotional style book into a mini Bible-study. For those who want it to remain a devotional, the author still includes deep reflective questions to engage while reading. She also includes other recommended resources from other literary works that take what she explained further. 

I enjoyed the versatility of this book and look forward to re reading it with a finer toothed comb and gleaning more from it. 

I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse in exchange for this honest and independent review. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Book Review- Set-Apart Womanhood

Leslie Ludy's newest book Set-Apart Womanhood will challenge you to  exchange your  watered down christian principles and adopt a dynamic on-fire relationship with Jesus. This book will cover areas like cultivating Christ-honoring daily habits, overcoming fear, redeeming the time, and many more just like these. Leslie Ludy is a woman of God who uses the Bible profusely throughout the book, unlike the modern so called Christian devotionals of today. She also sprinkles candid personal stories throughout the book and shares practical steps to actually put to test what you are reading. 

By starting each chapter with a page of Bible verses and related quotes of the upcoming topic, she helps set the stage for what you are about to read. She also ends each chapter with a Let's Talk About It section where she lists a few questions for group study and discussion and a Take It Deeper section with questions for personal study and reflection. This book works well as a personal devotional/study and it could also work as a small group study as well. 

I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for this independent and unbiased review.  

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Book Review- I Have Seen God

I Have Seen God by Klaus-Dieter John is truly the miraculous story of two highly qualified doctors who leave everything take a giant leap of faith towards building a modern hospital in impoverished Peru. Without any resources the couple puts their faith to the test time and time again as they trust God for their needs and watch Him super naturally provide each and every time! 

This story is living proof that God cares and still does do miracles. The supernatural provisions, set backs, scandals, and connections were all testament that God works in His own way not ours. His ways are definitely much higher than ours. 

The extraordinary events surrounding the establishment of the Diospi Suyana Hospital reminded me of the incredible life of faith lived by George Muller. This story prompted me to remember that all things are possible in God, we can believe Him for the very big things. 

I enjoyed the very easy to read writing style and the pictures included in the book helped put a face to some of the events. 

I received this complimentary copy from Litfuse in exchange for this independent and unbiased review.