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. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Book Review- Revolutionary

Thalli, Berk, Rhen, Dallas, and Alex are back in the State as hostages. The groups young faith is severally tested as they face with evil. Dr. Loudin plans to control or eradicate all remaining  pockets of survivors aboveground and resorts to all manners, torture, murder, and manipulation to achieve his goals. 

Thalli was one of the best main characters, she was emotionally complex, brave, and smart. I enjoyed seeing her evolve with each story in the series. The doubts, fears, and hurts were there but with God's help she was able to press on. The most noble example of Thalli's character was when in the middle of a love triangle she was able to remain focused on the mission at hand.  The slow progression of her emotional and spiritual life unfolded in a most beautiful way.

The continual chases, escapes, fights, and mind games made for a definite page turner.  

The only drawback to this wonderful series is the abrupt ending. The whole premise of this series was based on how emotions are needed in life and how we can use them for God. I expected a more emotional (anger, pain, or heartbreaking) finale to truly seal the deal, but it was quite blunt. 

Each book in the Anomaly series seemed to have a main spiritual topic for the reader to chew on throughout the book which I enjoyed. This series was a great combination of excitment, adventure, romance, and spirituality. This series is a great alternative for the secular YA fiction out in the market.

I received a complimentary copy from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for this independent and unbiased review.