Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Review of A Deeper Kind of Calm

A Deeper Kind of Calm
Written by: Linda Dillow
Published by: NavPress

I live a life that sometimes seems to be filled with anxiety, and I wanted help in finding the peace that I know God can offer me… this book didn’t really do it for me.

Who the book is for:

In my opinion, I would recommend this book to older women, those who are close to the author’s 60+ age.

What I liked:

The book is sort of a study on the Psalms, which we are also studying in my church, so I found that kind of neat.

What I didn’t like:

This book is a boring read.

This book didn’t really offer any useful information or advice or help of any kind to me.

The cover of this book is old fashioned and should have scared me off to start with.

My conclusion:

I feel bad, but I can only give this book 2 out of 5 stars.

I am hoping my review isn’t affected by the fact that I have just gone through a very frustrating online selling situation in which I ended up losing over $10 trying to earn money.

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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Review of The Lost Little Fish

The Lost Little Fish

Written by: Allan J. Hayward
Cover Design by: Rick Rieger
Published by: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc

The cover of this book looks so fun to me! When I received it in the mail I was excited, hoping it would be something that I could give to my nephew… the inside of the book did not live up to the cover.

The story:

A fish gets washed ashore and doesn’t know what to do. He walks around on his tail fins and gets laughed at. Finally a dog leads him to a pond where he finds out that he belongs in water.

The illustrations:

The cover is great, the inside of the book is only illustrated with gray pencil-like drawings. Let me be clear, there is no color whatsoever in the inside of this book.

How strong is the book?

This is a paperback book which seems relatively well made.

Who the book is for:

Children aged 3 - 5 might find it funny and enjoy it.

What I liked:

The story could be funny to a child.

The cover is good.

What I didn’t like:

The story is kind of strange.

The inside does not contain any colored pictures.

My conclusion:

I give this book 2 out of 5 stars, if it had pictures in the inside to match the cover I would change that to 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Dorrance Publishing Co, Inc.. 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, March 22, 2011

Tyndale House Blog Network Giveaway

I am so excited! There is a contest going on here where you can enter each day to win books from Tyndale! I can always use more books! :)

Tyndale House Blog Network Giveaway

I am so excited! There is a contest going on here where you can enter each day to win books from Tyndale! I can always use more books! :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

My Review of Deeper into the Word

Deeper into the Word New Testament

Written by: Keri Wyatt Kent
Published by: Bethany House

Have you ever wanted to dive deeper, so to speak, into the meaning and use of words in the Bible? This book helps you do just that, with reflections on 100 different words used in the New Testament.

Who the book is for:

Anyone who wants to study the Bible deeper.

I think Deeper into the Word would be a great gift for a pastor!

What I liked:

I like that I can look up words from my daily Bible reading and study them easily through this book.

The words in this book are arranged alphabetically which makes it easy to find what you are looking for - there is also a Table of Contents to make it even easier.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing about this book that I do not like.

My conclusion:

I give Deeper into the Word 5 out of 5 stars, and I am excited to see how it will change my Bible studying habits and even my life.

Thanks Bethany House for a great book!

I received this book free to review from Bethany House Publishers. 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.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My Review of Scars of a Chef

Scars of a Chef

Written by: Rick Tramonto with Lisa Jackson
Published by: SaltRiver, an imprint of Tyndale House Publishing

I love reading autobiographies, and I was excited to learn more about a famous chef, who I knew nothing at all about before reading this book.

This is the story of Rick Tramonto, a chef who worked his way up from a high school dropout on drugs working at Wendy’s to become a celebrity chef known around the world. The story of a man’s search for real faith.

At the end of each chapter there is a recipe you can use at home!

Who the book is for:

Those who share my love of autobiographies.

Those who share my love of food and of cooking shows, and celebrity chefs.

What I liked:

This book really kept my attention, Rick had/has an interesting and event full life.

The chapters were a nice length.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing that I didn’t like about this book.

My conclusion:

This is a good autobiography and I really enjoyed it.

I received this book free to review from Tyndale House Publishers. 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, March 15, 2011

My Review of TrueFaced

TrueFaced

Written by: Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, and John Lynch
Published by: NavPress

I struggle with being fake, and not showing my true self, and so I chose this book to see what it had to say… and this book actually ended up being mostly about forgiveness, something else I also struggle with.

Who the book is for:

People like me, who don’t like others to see us for who we truly are, and who struggle with forgiving others or ourselves.

What I liked:

This book brought a lot of things to light for me.

What I didn’t like:

The book kind of jumps around and touches on a bunch of theories and subjects without getting too deeply into any of them.

The chapters are very long, something I find makes a book hard to read.

My conclusion:

This is an okay book on a subject that I feel I needed to read.

I give TrueFaced 3 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.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Review of Love Me Back to Life

Love Me Back to Life

Written by: Missy Horsfall and Susan Stevens
Published by: Barbour

This is the story of a woman who was abused as a child and how that is still affecting her life as a married mother of two.

I was able to read this book for free on my computer through a new to me site that I found called Net Gallery.

Who the book is for:

Any woman.

What I liked:

This is a moving story.

This story kept my attention from the first page through the last one.

I appreciated the fact that this book was about a family, a mother, rather than just being another romance novel or something.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing that I didn’t like about this book.

My conclusion:

This is a good book, and a good eye opener about the effects of childhood abuse even into adulthood.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

I read this book for free through Net Gallery. 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.