Friday, September 30, 2011

My Review of Thank You, God, for Blessing Me

Thank You God, For Blessing Me
Written by: Max Lucado
Illustrated by: Frank Endersby
Published by: Tommy Nelson

I love Max Lucado as an adult author, but I don’t always like his children’s books, as they tend to be really long and kind of boring… I decided to check this one out and see if it was any good.

The story:

Is cute and simple, basically a little worm thanking God for all the blessings he has received.

The illustrations:

Are colorful and cute.

How strong is the book?

This is a padded board book, which is my favorite kind of children’s book. It feels like it will be very strong, but the true test will come when my nephew has had a few weeks to use it.

Who the book is for:

Babies through toddlers.

What I liked:

The story seems like it would be fun to read, and I think that my nephew will enjoy it.

What I didn’t like:

I liked this book, and couldn’t find anything about it that I didn’t like.

My conclusion:

This is a fun, cute, little book. I give Thank You God for Blessing Me 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Tommy Nelson through 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.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

My Review of Out of Control

Out of Control

Written by: Mary Connealy
Published by: Bethany House

Although I enjoy contemporary fiction more than I enjoy reading historical fiction, I still like reading some historical fiction now and then, and this is one of those books that I chose to read.

Who the book is for:

Historical fiction lovers, and those who appreciate some historical fiction, such as me.

What I liked:

Reading this book I was able to imagine what life was like for those who really lived back in the “olden days” - and I must say I would not have liked to live then!

Some of the characters were interesting…

What I didn’t like:

…While others were just plain grumpy.

The beginning of the book didn’t hold my attention, and if I hadn’t already agreed to review it, I wouldn’t have kept reading.

My conclusion:

I finished this book confused about my own opinion of it. It was definitely unique from other books that I have read, but I don’t know if that was good or bad or a little of both.

I give Out of Control 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. 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, September 21, 2011

My Review of Love You More

Love You More
Written by: Jennifer Grant
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I am always interested in reading real-life stories, biographies and memoirs, etc.. I am also interested in adoption, and a story of someone who has adopted, such as this one, sounded like something I would be interested in.

Who the book is for:

Those interested in adoption.

What I liked:

This is an interesting story of a woman who adopts a little girl into her family.

What I didn’t like:

You can tell that the author is a journalist. I would have appreciated her telling the story in a more personal way than the way she choose.

Parts of the book seem to suggest that the author supports abortion/birth control, and I since I oppose both I didn’t appreciate her including those opinions in the book.

I don’t know if this necessarily counts as something that I didn’t like, but the author’s writing makes it sound as if it was solely her who adopted her daughter, not as if her and her husband shared the experience.

My conclusion:

This wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read, and it also wasn’t the worse. It wasn’t all I had hoped for, but it was, perhaps, worth reading once.

I give Love You More 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Thomas Nelson through 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.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

My Review of Indelible

Indelible

Written by: Kristen Heitzmann
Published by: WaterBrook

Trevor MacDaniel is an extra special man in everyone’s eyes but his own. Despite the fact that he was a famous athlete and now rescues people as a hobby, he can’t look past his own past and respect the man he now is. When Trevor starts receiving disturbing photos of children he must find out who wants what from him. Mixed in to this whole story is also a story of a woman who looks past Trevor’s past and loves him for who he is now.

Who the book is for:

Contemporary fiction lovers. If you are a fan of suspenseful fiction, and if that is why you are reading this book, I must note that this book is not as suspenseful as some might like.

What I liked:

The first chapter introduces characters that are instantly likeable, something a lot of books don’t ever provide, and the book continues to be filled with various interesting relationships and a lot of different characters.

I did not grow bored from this book at all.

What I didn’t like:

The ending was a little too quick in my opinion.

My conclusion:

All in all Indelible is an excellent book, and I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from WaterBrook through Blogging for Books. 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.