Wednesday, October 31, 2012

***Giveaway and review of Father of Lights


From Wanderlust Productions

Father of Lights is about a documentary about a man who set out to film God in action. By accompanied missionaries to visit a witch doctor, to visit a popular nightclub, and more, Darren Wilson was able to capture God’s love for humanity.



Who it is for:

Any Christians.

Quality of the movie:

This is a professionally done film.

What I liked:

My favorite quote from the movie was “These were his kids too, they just didn't know it yet.” (talking about some of the young people at the club that they visited)

I really liked how this movie focused on God’s love.

What I didn’t like:

I didn’t necessarily agree with, or believe, everything that went on/was said.

My Conclusion:

This was a pretty good movie, full of God’s love.

I give Father of Lights 4 out of 5 stars.

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

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Review of Snuggles' Japanese Alps Adventure


By Photographer Tim Ostermeyer
Published by: Fun Adventure Wildlife Books

I loved the monkey picture on the cover of this book, and that is why I chose to check it out.



The story:

Is weird and random, as if it was written to go along with the picture - which I assume it was.

The illustrations:

The pictures are great! So cute and fun and high quality.

How strong is the book?

This is a hardcover book that appears to be quite strong. The pages are glossy and thick.

Who the book is for:

I’m not really sure, because the facts and things are written for older kids, but it appears to be a little kid book.

What I liked:

The pictures are great!

What I didn’t like:

It’s so random and hard to read.

My conclusion:

This is a strange book, perhaps the strangest that I have read.

I give Snuggles 2 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookCrash. 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, October 27, 2012

My Review of A Perfect Word for Every Occasion


Written by: Liz Duckworth
Published by: Bethany House

I chose to read A Perfect Word for Every Occasion because it sounded like it would be interesting and helpful, and I was right.



Who the book is for:
Anyone and everyone!

What I liked:

Really does give you the perfect words for any occasion you may face - birthdays, weddings, deaths, etc..

I love that the end of each chapter has a bunch of Bible verses listed, that are related to the topic discussed - I especially love that the whole verses are included, not just the references.

I love all the quotes that are included in each chapter.

What I didn’t like:

A small thing, but I found it a bit weird that there was a grammatical error on the very first page of a book on writing.

My conclusion:

This is a great book, and every household should own a copy.

I give A Perfect Word for Every Occasion 5 out of 5 stars.

*I will be keeping this book!

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.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

My review of To Love and Cherish


Written by: Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
Published by: Bethany House

I have read some good books by Tracie Peterson, in the past, and that’s why I chose to read To Love and Cherish, despite the fact that it didn’t seem to have much of a story.

Melinda Colson has been waiting a long time for her boyfriend to propose, but he doesn’t want to get married until he is certain that he can support a family. The story is set in the late 1800’s, in Bridal Veil Island, Georgia.



Who the book is for:

Those who like historical fiction. Those who like so-so love stories.

What I liked:

The last couple of chapters were interesting, even a bit exciting, and fun to read.

What I didn’t like:

The first several chapters (like the majority of the book) were boring and didn’t have much of a story.

My conclusion:

This wasn’t the worst book that I have ever read, but it certainly wasn’t the best, either.

I give To Love and Cherish 3 out of 5 stars.

*I will be passing on this one.

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.

Friday, October 19, 2012

My Review of Miracles


Written by: Tim Stafford
Published by: Bethany House

So, I recently read a book on healings and miracles, etc., and I had a hard time knowing what to think of that book. When I was given the chance to read Miracles, I was excited to have another look at the subject.



Who the book is for:

Any Christians.

What I liked:

The author shares real life stories.

This book just openly talks about miracles, about how they don’t always happen, and why they sometimes do, etc..

The author reminded me of myself, in that, he is still learning what to believe about miracles, as well.

In one of the last chapters, there are twenty basic truths that we know about miracles.

What I didn’t like:

I would have liked a bit more scripture references/support.

My conclusion:

This was a great book for me to read right now.

I give Miracles 4 out of 5 stars.

*I don’t think I would ever get around to reading this book a second time, so I will not be keeping my copy.


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.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Review of Call of a Coward


Written by: Marcia Moston
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I’ve said it many times, but I love autobiographies and memoirs, etc..

Call of a Coward is the tale of a middle class wife, who finds herself, reluctantly, following her husband’s lead to Guatemala and falling in love with missions.



Who the book is for:

Christian teens and adults, in all walks of life.

What I liked:

I loved the personal stories that the author shared.

Encourages the reader to think of taking part in missions.

The chapters were a good length.

Overall just easy and enjoyable to read.

What I didn’t like:

Nothing.

My conclusion:

This is a good book, and I recommend it.

I give Call of a Coward 4 out of 5 stars.

*I am not sure whether I will be keeping my copy, or passing it on, at the moment.

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.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My Review of Times and Seasons


Written by: Beverly LaHaye and Terri Blackstock
Published by: Zondervan

I am loving this series, and this is my favorite book in the series so far!

Times and Seasons shares the story of four neighbors, each faced with their own problems. This book focuses, primarily, on Cathy. She is a single mother of three teenagers, and she is engaged. When her youngest son gets arrested for selling drugs, Cathy is in shock. She puts off her wedding, much to the dismay of her fiancé.



Who the book is for:

Lovers of contemporary fiction, specifically women.

What I liked:

The characters feel like friends, especially by the time you are in the third book in the series.

The story is interesting and unique.

Heartwarming and funny.

What I didn’t like:

I just wish this book were longer, or that there were more books out there that are just like it.

My conclusion:

This is a great read!

I give Times and Seasons 5 out of 5 stars.

*I will definitely be keeping this book!

I received this book free to review from Zondervan. 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, October 2, 2012

*Giveaway* My Review of This is Your Kingdom Now Album


I am excited to share a review of a music album today, as well as my first ever giveaway!

Through Fly By Promotions, I received a free download of the Vineyard Worship album, This is Your Kingdom Now - Featuring Casey Corum and Friends. They are also offering a physical copy of the album to one of my readers!



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What did I like about the music:

These songs are full of worship.

The songs aren't as slow as some worship music.

What I didn't like:

I wish I would have recognized some of the songs.

I'm not a big fan of the singer's voice.

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This is my first giveaway, so be patient with me, and let me know if anything is broken, please.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Monday, October 1, 2012

My Review of The Orphan King


Written by: Sigmund Brouwer
Published by: WaterBrook Press

I read a few different Sigmund Brouwer books in the past and always enjoyed them, and that is why I chose to read The Orphan King despite the fact that I don’t usually read fantasy type books.

The Orphan King is the story of Thomas, a young man who was raised by abusive monks in a monastery. With the help of a random group of companions, Thomas sets out to rescue and rule a unjust land.



Who the book is for:

I just realized right now, by looking at the back of the book, that this is a young adult book… I think it is appropriate for adults, as well.

What I liked:

The characters in this book are interesting.

The interactions between the characters are fun to read about.

What I didn’t like:

Some of this book is kind of hard to follow. As you can tell from my little summary of the book above, I still don’t really know what the story was all about.

My conclusion:

I found this book somewhat interesting, despite the fact that it isn’t a genre I usually read.

I give The Orphan King 3 out of 5 stars.

*I will not be adding this book to my bookshelf.

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.