Friday, December 30, 2016

5 Stars for Searching The Scriptures Find The Nourishment Your Soul Needs by Charles R Swindoll





Searching the Scriptures Find The Nourishment Your Soul Needs by Charles R Swindoll gives you the ingredients and recipe for getting more from your Bible.

If you ever struggled with studying the Bible not knowing how to start or how to apply what you read then this book is for you.


I loved this book. Charles R Swindoll has provided, with this book, a way to really study and apply the scriptures. He explains that  just like us planning to nourish our bodies we need to nourish our spiritual bodies through studying the Bible. This book explains how to get started and how to get to the meat of the scriptures. The author helps you  apply what you are learning with exercises for you to do also.  I am planning on going through this book as I start my study in 2017 again of the Bible and I know that from the knowledge I have acquired in this book I will really reap the benefits of my study.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to do more than just read the Bible. It is a book for those who want to study, learn, apply what they learn and grow in their walk with God.

I received this book from Tyndall Publishers for my honest opinion and review.

If you would like to learn more about this book or author you can at:
https://www.tyndale.com/p/searching-the-scriptures/9781414380650

If you would like to purchase this book you can at:

https://www.tyndale.com/p/searching-the-scriptures/9781414380650

https://www.amazon.com/Searching-Scriptures-Find-Nourishment-Needs/dp/1414380658/ref=sr_1_1_twi_har_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1483131155&sr=1-1&keywords=searching+the+scriptures+swindoll

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Excellent Study Book on the Bible and Connecting with God




 The Touchpoint Connecting With God Through The Bible by Bob Santos is an excellent study book to help you embrace the Bible and to learn more about God. It  explains that the Bible is much more than a rules book but it is a way that you can know God more intimately and to have a better relationship with Him by understanding Him better. One of my favorite chapters was on Old Testament Prophecy.


You know at times we all have struggled with reading and studying the Bible but this book helps us realize the Bible is more than just a rules book and history book.  Bob Santos shows us it is our way to a better relationship with God. Just like we need to communicate with each other we need to be in touch with God and the Bible is our way to do that.
The author statement " The more I understand about the Bible, the more I appreciate its beauty, unity, and yes, even complexity." And also "Although once a skeptic, I now believe, along with a multitude of others, that the Bible is the most amazing book ever written." Pg 19 are so true and in reading this book he shows us the truth in these statements. His chapter on Cracking the Book was exceptional because goes through our excuses for why we don't read and study the Bible. He also gives tips on studying. In the chapter wrap up he says, "What we get out of the Bible depends on the effort we put into mining it's truths."pg222
I highly recommend this book, it is well worth reading.



If you want to get more out of your Bible study, learn more about God and form a more personal relationship with God then this book will help. This would be a good small group book to study.

I will be reading this book again.

I received this book from the publisher through bookcrash.com for my honest opinion and review.

If you want to learn more about this book or author go to:

http://sfme.org/resources-for-sale/the-touchpoint/

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Reservations For Two by Hillary Manton Lodge Pure Delight 5 Stars




Reservations For Two by Hillary Manton Lodge is the wonderful sequel to A Table By The Window.
This book is just as delightful as the first one and a must read.

This book starts off where the first one left us but can be read as a stand alone with no problem. Juliette finds herself in a relationship with Neil, trying to get a restaurant running all the while finding out more of the family secrets and helping her Mom who is ill. Can she juggle it all, what secrets do the past hold and where does Neil fit it?

I find this book to be fun, fascinating and true to life, in that how life has twists and turns and secrets from our past, but that is what makes US. This author has a way she takes on a ride that reveals how wonderful family, but also how mysterious our family past can be and  all the while wrapping it up in a wonderful book of family, faith, intrigue and love. If you like a good, enjoyable, book and are a fan of books that have faith, love, romance, food, family history and a good plot with wonderful characters you won't want to miss this book or series. I highly recommend it and I don't think you will be disappointed. I loved this book. I am really looking forward to reading the next book.

If you would like to purchase this book you can here:
https://www.amazon.com/Reservations-Two-Novel-Flavors-Horizons/dp/0307731774/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478620748&sr=8-1&keywords=reservations+for+two

If you want to learn more about this author and her books check out her site at:

http://www.hillarymantonlodge.com/
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I received this book from Blogging for Books for my honest opinion and  review

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Monday, August 22, 2016

5 Stars for Incubation by Laura DiSilverio A Fantastic Fantasy Read



I reread this book before starting book 2 in the trilogy and I loved it just as much as the first time. Here is my review.



Incubation book 1 in the Incubation Trilogy by Laura DiSilverio is a futuristic dystopian fantasy book that is believable and hard to put down. It keeps you in suspense and on the edge of your seat as you run with Jax, Wyck and Halla to escape with them from the Kube. It is a fast moving and suspenseful read and whether you are a young adult or an adult you will enjoy this read.

The world is not the same since the great epidemic. Children are taken from their famly and made to live in a Kube and taught what the Pragmatists, who are the powers to be, want them to learn to go into careers they chose for them. They have no choices but what is chosen for them. This is where the story gets interesting because Jax doesn't know who her parents are and she desperately wants to. Wyck doesn't want to be made to be in the military and Halla is pregnant with her boyfriends baby and doesn't want her child taken from her since they didn't have permission to have a child. This is what leads up to the three of them running from the Kube. Will Jax, Wyck and Halla survive? Will they achieve what they set out to achieve? What kind of trouble is waiting for them? These and other questions is what this book will explore and take you on their journey to survive and get away.

This is a fast paced, futuristic and believable book about a dystopian society. It keeps you guessing and rooting for Jax, Wyck and Halla.  It is a nail bitter at times and emotional at other times. It is a very good read for adults and young adults. If you like sci-fi futuristic books you will want to read this book and series. I highly recommend it. If you were a big fan of Hunger Games then I think you will be a fan of this one too. I  can't wait to read the next two books.

If you want to purchase this book you can here:

https://www.amazon.com/Incubation-Trilogy-1-Laura-DiSilverio/dp/0692680721/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468414415&sr=8-1&keywords=incubation+by+laura+DiSilverio


If you want to learn more about the author Laura Disilverio and her books check out her website
http://lauradisilverio.com/

The next book in the trilogy is Incineration don't miss it.


You can purchase it now at
https://www.amazon.com/Incineration-Incubation-Trilogy-Laura-DiSilverio/dp/0692737502/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41S1sKw0tIL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL320_SR210%2C320_&psc=1&refRID=T94VEPPEYYSWKBPMQTTH


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Wonderful Intriguing Journey


The Hidden Treasure Of Dutch Buffalo Creek by Jackson Badgenoone is a wild interesting adventure that you get caught up in while feeling like you are learning with James. It is a fantastic read. It not only explores different experiences of history but also is a learning and growing experience in faith.

I highly recommend this book.  It makes you stop and think and is written in a very unique way.

One of my favorite parts is when it is telling how Father Tom tells about the importance of a name " He made a strong point: Whenever God calls someone, He calls them by name." Wow it was a pivotal important message for Mimi but also for me when I think about how God called me by name.

This is a good book that would be wonderful for a book club or small group discussion.

I received this complimentary book from FriesenPress through bookcrash.com for my honest opinion and review.

If you would like to know more about this book you can checkout the website:

http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000021451285/Jackson-Badgenoone-The-Hidden-Treasure-of-Dutch-Buffalo-Creek

If you would like to purchase the book you can at the above website or

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Sizzling 5 Star Mystery in Grilling The Subject by Daryl Wood Gerber


Grilling the Subject (A Cookbook Nook Mystery) by [Gerber, Daryl Wood]






Yee Haw another great book in  Grilling The Subject A Cookbook Nook Mystery by Daryl Wood Gerber.

Crystal Cove is having a Wild West Festival where you can find wild west theme fun throughout the town as well as at the CookBook Nook where Jenna has cookbooks for all kinds of BBQ and Katie has rustled up some really spectacular bbq western themed recipes that make your mouth water. BBQ, rides, races and all sorts of fun is happening but then when Jennas father's neighbor, the trouble making, land grabbing, irritating Sylvia Gump is murdered and Cary Hart Jennas father is the number one murder suspect then things become unsettling and interesting. Jenna has to clear her father and find out who murdered Sylvia, which could be a number of people who she has made mad at her, before someone else ends up dead and her dad ends up in jail. Can she rope the  killer, prove her dad innocent and insure that the cookbook nook keeps up with the wild west festivies?

This is probably the best book in the series so far. Each one has been good and each one has been better than the last. It is a fun, fast paced, but not predictable mystery that I really enjoyed. It is so easy to picture being in the small town of Crystal Cove and enjoying the Wild West fun and festivities. Coming from a city that has BBQ festivals I really could picture being right in the middle of all of it with the smell of smoking meat and bbq in the air. Then there are the  characters that could be friends of mine and who doesn't want the eccentric intuitive Aunt Vera as part of your family. The all around theme, small town, mystery and characters make this a book you won't want to miss.

If you like a good mystery that has unique characters, an interesting plot and enough surprises and suspects to make it not the usual predictable mystery you will want to read Grilling The Subject.
It also has mouth watering recipes like BBQ muffins, which I can not wait to try and bbq sauce recipes  included in the book and who doesn't like that.

I highly recommend this book and give it 5 stars. It is the 5th book in the series but it can be read as a stand alone if you haven't read the  others. Really though I would recommend  reading them too.

Don't miss out on this book you will enjoy.

I received this book from the author for my honest opinion and review.

If you want to learn more about this book and the other books in the series then checkout this website
darlywoodgerber.com

If you would like to buy the book go to this link
https://www.amazon.com/Grilling-Subject-Cookbook-Nook-Mystery/dp/0425279413/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1470175291&sr=8-1&keywords=grilling+the+subject

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Young Adult Fantasy That Anyone Can Enjoy







Incubation book 1 in the Incubation Trilogy by Laura DiSilverio is a futuristic dystopian fantasy book that is believable and hard to put down. It keeps you in suspense and on the edge of your seat as you run with Jax, Wyck and Halla to escape with them from the Kube. It is a fast moving and suspenseful read and whether you are a young adult or an adult you will enjoy this read.

The world is not the same since the great epidemic. Children are taken from their famly and made to live in a Kube and taught what the Pragmatists, who are the powers to be, want them to learn to go into careers they chose for them. They have no choices but what is chosen for them. This is where the story gets interesting because Jax doesn't know who her parents are and she desperately wants to. Wyck doesn't want to be made to be in the military and Halla is pregnant with her boyfriends baby and doesn't want her child taken from her since they didn't have permission to have a child. This is what leads up to the three of them running from the Kube. Will Jax, Wyck and Halla survive? Will they achieve what they set out to achieve? What kind of trouble is waiting for them? These and other questions is what this book will explore and take you on their journey to survive and get away.

This is a fast paced, futuristic and believable book about a dystopian society. It keeps you guessing and rooting for Jax, Wyck and Halla.  It is a nail bitter at times and emotional at other times. It is a very good read for adults and young adults. If you like sci-fi futuristic books you will want to read this book and series. I highly recommend it. If you were a big fan of Hunger Games then I think you will be a fan of this one too. I  can't wait to read the next two books.

If you want to purchase this book you can here:

https://www.amazon.com/Incubation-Trilogy-1-Laura-DiSilverio/dp/0692680721/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468414415&sr=8-1&keywords=incubation+by+laura+DiSilverio


If you want to learn more about the author Laura Disilverio and her books check out her website
http://lauradisilverio.com/

The next book in the trilogy is Incineration don't miss it.


You can purchase it now at
https://www.amazon.com/Incineration-Incubation-Trilogy-Laura-DiSilverio/dp/0692737502/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41S1sKw0tIL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL320_SR210%2C320_&psc=1&refRID=T94VEPPEYYSWKBPMQTTH


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