Monday, July 30, 2012

My Review of Finding Our Way Home


Written by: Charlene Ann Baumbich
Published by: WaterBrook Press

Finding Our Way Home is the story of two women, Sasha and Evelyn. An injured ballerina and the young woman who comes to her aid. Over the course of the book the two women help each other tackle many things, including challenges in love.

Who the book is for:

Women. Those who enjoy dance or ballet.

What I liked:

The story was a pretty good one and had good depth.

What I didn’t like:

The majority of the story was written in a narrative way, without much dialogue, which I found quite boring.

Parts of the book talk about a snow globe and it’s actions in a sort of “new age” way, which I found a bit weird.

My conclusion:

This was a unique book, from the way it was written to the story it told. I just wish it had included more dialogue.

I give Finding Our Way Home 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from 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.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Review of Healing:Unplugged


Written by: Bill Johnson and Randy Clark
Published by: Chosen

I have to admit, I picked up Healing: Unplugged thinking it was about two counselors or something. When it said “healers” I thought it meant like mental, spiritual, healers. I didn’t know that this book was about actual physical healers. I also have to admit that I didn’t even know that there were healings, such as the ones described in this book, going on today.

I have never really heard anyone talk of healing of this degree happening, through Jesus, nowadays. I have to wonder why we aren’t hearing about it, if it is happening. I have to admit that I pretty much believe that this book is for real, and the authors are telling the truth, but I struggle because things like this aren’t practiced or preached in the church that I attend.

Who the book is for:

Everyone. I think that you should read this book, whether you believe in healings or not. Whether your church preaches the message this book shares, or not. Read this book and join me in struggling to find out what is real and the truth.

What I liked:

The authors shared lots of stories from their lives and experiences that kept me interested.

My eyes were opened to something completely new to me.

What I didn’t like:

Sometimes the book was a bit hard to read through/a bit boring.

My conclusion:

This book has got me thinking, which is a good thing.

I give Healing: Unplugged 4 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.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Review of My Stubborn Heart


Written by: Becky Wade
Published by: Bethany House

I was first attracted to My Stubborn Heart because of the colorful and attractive cover.

This is the story of Kate Donovan, a 30 something girl, who travels with her grandmother to help her restore an old home. The man that they have hired to help with the house ends up being a retired sports star, with a haunting past and anger at God, who ends up attracting Kate’s attention. Will Kate follow God or her own feelings?

Who the book is for:

Women! Those who enjoy contemporary fiction. Those who enjoy romances.

What I liked:

The story was great! I enjoyed it and it kept me interested.

Emotional and touching.

Parts were a bit funny.

What I didn’t like:

Some of this book was a bit immature and unnecessary, such as talk of a bathroom stinking after use and bra size.

Talk of “making out”, admiring a man’s bare chest, lots of heavy kissing… things you wouldn’t normally find in a Christian book, I felt were unnecessary as well.

My conclusion:

I really liked this book, but it wasn’t without it’s flaws.

I give My Stubborn Heart 4 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.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My Review of Redemption


Written by: Bryan Clay with Joel Kilpatrick
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I must admit something, I had never heard of Bryan Clay before I discovered this book. I decided to read Redemption because I enjoy reading autobiographies, and it sounded like it had an interesting story.

Bryan Clay had a hard childhood, complete with anger problems of his own. This man, a decathlete, went on to compete in the Olympics, and even, win gold.

Who the book is for:

Sports fans, those who enjoy autobiographies, adults and teens.

What I liked:

Bryan’s story is interesting, and written in a way that kept me pretty well interested throughout the book.

Bryan isn’t ashamed to share about his faith and what it means to him.

What I didn’t like:

One small thing, I wish that there were descriptions by the pictures that are in the book.


My conclusion:

This is a good read, and I recommend it if you enjoy autobiographies like I do.

I give Redemption 5 out of 5 stars.

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.