Friday, December 31, 2010

Sun Stand Still Review

Sun Stand Still

Written by: Steven Furtick
Published by: Multnomah

I decided to read this book, because I’ve been in an inspirational non-fiction kick, so to speak. I read it over the course of a week or so.

This book is about asking (and believing) God for big things in your life and in the lives of those around you.

Who the book is for:

Christians who want to be encouraged in their prayer life, teens and adults.

What I liked:

This book was easy and enjoyable to read. The chapters were a decent length (if you read any of my other book reviews you would know that this is a big deal for me.)

I found some encouragement in this book.

What I didn’t like:

It seemed that the author said one thing and then said the opposite in another chapter on a few occasions.

I didn’t really have anything “stick out” to me in this book that is likely to change the way I pray.

My conclusion:

This is a decent book and an easy read. I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Multnomah. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Review of Precious Moments Storybook Bible

Precious Moments Storybook Bible

Published by: Tommy Nelson

I chose to read this book because I love reading children’s books and I like giving them as gifts (and I got it free to review!) J

I tested this book out with the help of my sister and my little nephew.

Who the book is for:

This book is written in a way that is very similar to the real Bible, so it is sort of written for all ages. Babies and toddlers aren’t necessarily going to understand it (and probably won’t for much of it), but do they understand anything that they read? ;)

What I liked:

This book contains Bible stories that are less traditional - the golden calf, the beatitudes, Psalms and Proverbs, 1 Corinthians 13, etc..

Each story has the reference of where it is found in the Bible.

I liked the fact that this book was written very true to the Bible. This was also what my sister seemed to like the most.

The pictures are absolutely adorable! I loved looking through this book just to see them all.

What I didn’t like:

The stories are grouped into sections which seems okay, but it would be easier to find stories you are looking for if they were in the order that they are in the Bible.

Also:

This book has a dedication page, a family tree page, and some other pages to fill in information about the child’s life.

My conclusion:

This is an excellent Bible Story book for children! So cute! I love it!

I received this book free to review from BookSneeze. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255,

Monday, December 13, 2010

Review of the Discipline of Grace

The Discipline of Grace

Written by: Jerry Bridges
Published by: NavPress

I chose to read this book because I thought the title sounded interesting, and the cover looked interesting as well. I wanted to learn about grace and about how I could become more grace-filled. This book was not at all what I expected it to be.

Who the book is for:

Deep thinkers, scholars, religious leaders, anyone but the average Jo like me!

What I liked:

As I mentioned, I thought the book sounded like it would be interesting.

I liked the cover of the book.

What I didn’t like:

This book was much too deep for me. I am unable to learn anything through this book as I don’t understand it. I don’t like the way this book is written.

My conclusion:

My sister-in-law was reading this book at the same time that I was and she mentioned to me about it being too deep for her and I was like “good, I thought it was just me”! My sister-in-law is smart, so that proves that this book is really deep.

I don’t recommend this book unless you are into deep reading… since I am sure that this book makes sense to those who do understand it I will give it 2 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Navpress. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Review of Radical

Radical

Written by: David Platt
Published by: Multnomah

I had read about this book on a blog that I keep up with all the time and that is written by someone I have come to respect. She liked this book and her descriptions of it made me want to read it myself.

Who the book is for:

Any Christian

What I liked:

I must say that I loved the cover of this book when I first saw it… and I found that the inside was great as well!

This book is easy to read and fairly quick to read, as well.

This book is full of inspiration! I am excited to see how following it will help me to change my life for the better - for the glory of God! Mixed into this book are stories of those who have given their lives (or parts of them) to changing the world for God.

What I didn’t like:

At times David seemed a little too confident in things that he was saying/ways that he was interpreting the Bible, whereas I disagreed with some of what he was saying.

My conclusion:

This is a great book and I recommend it to all Christians! Read it and join with me in trying to let it change our lives for the better! I give this 5 out of 5 stars!

I received this book free to review from Multnomah/Waterbrook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Review of A Time to Dance

A Time to Dance

Written by: Karen Kingsbury
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I’ve been a fan of Karen Kingsbury for a long time. She is one of my favorite Christian fiction writers. Her books always cause me to feel multiple emotions and always have great stories. I had read this book once a few years ago, but read it again now in order to review it, and I didn’t remember hardly any of it!

This book is the story of a couple Abby and John. Their marriage has fallen apart, but just when they are about to give their children that news their daughter announces that she is engaged to be married herself. Throughout the book multiple people comment about what a great marriage Abby and John have without ever really knowing the truth.

Who the book is for:

Any lovers of Christian contemporary fiction. This book may also be a good read for those who are going through a hard time in their marriage.

What I liked:

The story is about a family - there are not that many books out there (that I have found) that aren’t just about a guy and girl who meet and fall in love.

There are lots of good truths and good information in this book.

What I didn’t like:

This book is just a bit boring and took me awhile to read it, not major, though… it’s still a good read.

My conclusion:

I recommend this book. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Booksneeze, a review program of Thomas Nelson. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.