Are you ready for some laughs?

Hi, I’ve been reading this awesome book called Rhinestones on my Flip-Flops by Jane Jenkins Herlong. This is a very interesting book about several different types of women in the Bible to learn good virtues and how to be humble with a little humor put in the mix.

These are a few WOW (women of wisdom) characters we look at in the book.We look at Esther and her courage to know in her heart what was the right thing to do, even though her life was at stake. Then we look at Mary and Martha and how each woman had different feelings for the priorities.  We look at Sarah, Abraham’s wife and how she took matters in her hands, because felt tired and dried up.  And let’s  not forget Naomi and Ruth… both had many situations to over come, but kept their faith and God richly blessed them. There are more women mentioned in this book, but you get the point. Women role models that are good examples to learn by.

I have liked this book, but it hasn’t been my all time favorite. The humor was fairly good and well thought about. It always seemed to put a smile on my face. However, the book was just a so-so read for me. Sometimes I felt the topics and chapters wandered. However, that is just a matter of opinion. Lastly, I have to mention this was a complimentary copy of the book from Faith Words/Hachette Publishing company.

If you’d like to find a  copy, here are a few places.

Walmart: $10.19 paperback

Amazon: $10.19 paperback

Barnes and Noble: $10.33 paperback (sample digital available)

I’ll see you again next week with my newest legal thriller read.

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Joyce Meyer’s latest book

Today we will be talking about Joyce Meyer’s latest publishing, coming out this Tuesday, September 12, 2017. This book is called Unshakable Trust and it really makes you think about how your trust in God should really be.

This book is about 22 chapters, and I always love to take Joyce’s books a day at a time to really think about what the application was saying. She talks about all the ways we forget to trust that God is in control. She mentions how we can gain more trust in God and be stronger in our walk with him.

She goes into using great examples from her life and how God sometimes makes difficult times a necessity and that we just have to wait through the rough spots, waiting and listening for God to tell us what to do next. We have to just learn to trust on a Higher Being and not just ourselves. That God has the plan and the road in front of us; we just need to follow him.

This book is awesome. I’m about half way as I write this review and I just am enjoying the read. I can’t say more about the easy reading style that Joyce uses in her books. She really speaks to you. God has truly been a part of Joyce Meyer’s far-from-perfect life. God is working through her to reach so many individuals.

I can’t close without mentioning that I got to received this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to leave a review, but I wanted to make sure everyone got an opportunity to know about Joyce Meyer’s great book!

Ways to get the book!!!

Amazon: Book $16.32; Study Guide $10.21

Joyce Meyer Ministries: Book $19; Study Guide $13

ChristianBook: Book $15.99; Study Guide $10.99; or Both for $25.99

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back next week with another great read!

 

Strive to be UNCOMMON

Strive to be UNCOMMON

Hi everyone… I promised I’d post this book review yesterday, but I’m still battling this crazy sinus infection, I’ve had for almost a month. It has been a drag, but I’m glad I still felt up to reading. 🙂 So today, we are going to look at the newest book that just hit stores today– Uncommon-The Pursuing a life of passion and purpose by Carey Scott.

We meet Carey Scott a young woman, who has been hit with almost everything. She was told her has ovarian cancer, but by God’s grace and gentle hand was healed by a miracle the cancer was gone. This made her think about how it is to be uncommon and write this awesome book.

Through out the book we take a look at several uncommon virtues and Biblical women who were not the norm during their time or even today. Carey wants us to see that it is important to stand fast in your feelings and moral rights when all about you are losing their minds. That reminds me of the poem If by Rudyard Kipling. (“If you can keep your head, when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, and make allowance for their doubting too….”  That’s all I remember. lol)

She mentions how people today are scared to speak up for their opinion. The world does want you to shush today. She mentions the last Presidential election and how people are still fighting. Does this have to continue? No, we must strive to be uncommon and voice our opinion and also listen to others reasonably.  Being Uncommon is tough stuff, but in the end God will reward you. Be loud and proud and show off your God colors. 🙂

I wasn’t sure what to think about this book when I first received it from the great Barbour Publishers. I thought “okay, what’s this book going to tell me?” Instead this was a good application book and I even felt sad sometimes, because how true the stuff was being said. There were a lot of truths mentioned. It’s a very moving book and every though provoking.

I really think this book would be great for a Bible study in a church. It’s a lot to cover, but I think it would be well worth it.

Here’s a few places to find the book:

Barnes and Noble: $12.09

Walmart: $9.66

Here are some other sites to learn more about this book and more about Carey Scott.

careyscott.org/uncommon/ 

Again, I thank Barbour Publishers for sending this great book for my honest opinion.

I thank you for stopping by today and reading this review. I appreciate it. If you like what you see, please follow my page via email or wordpress follow button.  You aren’t obligated to follow, but any of the follows I get help me to get the word out on these awesome books.

Remember to take a look at the other books I’ve read and stop by again soon, for another review. See you all very soon.

Happy Summer, Happy Reading… 🙂

 

 

Joyce Meyer’s latest publication

Oh! I’m so excited to tell you about the latest book that comes out later this week, actualJoyce.JPGly tomorrow, April 4.  Joyce Meyer’s 20 Ways to Make Everyday Better is a very inspirational book.

For those who do not know who Joyce Meyer is, she is a televangelist and tells you how it is in a Biblical perspective. She has been through a lot in her life. She was sexually abused as a child and has dealt with issues many of us face each day. Joyce really makes you think and she really knows how things are in your life. It is like she knows who you are and what you are going through everyday.

In this book, 20 Ways to Make Everyday Better,  Joyce has divided it into sections to get you rethinking in a better and more positive perspective.  The four sections focus on several topics to get you moving in the right direction for changing your negative perspectives to positive ones. The four topics (which have several sub-chapters) are as follows:


  • Section 1: When you Awake
  • Section 2:New Steps to Take
  • Section 3: Patterns to Break
  • Section 4: Before It’s too Late

I’m about half way into the book as I write this review. Joyce Meyer’s books are always and easy read and are big print. I have so far enjoyed the book and my perspective on things in life feel brighter and better. Amazing!!! I also have just discovered that there is a Study Guide book to compliment the publication. This will give the reader a deeper meaning to the book.

For those who order the book before April 31st, they’ll receive a free downloadable sampler from Joyce Meyer that includes LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS, BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND, OVERLOAD, and LET GOD FIGHT YOUR BATTLES. To get your free downloads go here: http://www.faithwords.com/20ways. You simply have to fill in your name, email, and upload a copy of your receipt.
Lastly, I want to thank, Joyce Meyer and the FaithWords-Hachette Publishers in allowing me to share this great and awesome book. I’ve enjoyed it immensely and will continue the journey as I read the rest of the book.
Until next time, Happy Reading!

A Holiday/Advent Devotional Coloring book

A Holiday/Advent Devotional Coloring book

978-1-4964-1802-9Since we are going into the Holiday/ Advent Season, this devotional and adult coloring book, All Is Bright, written by Nancy Guthrie and illustrated by Lizzie Preston, is the one to go to.

The readings are once a day during the entire month of December, and there are some awesome pictures to color. They have a lot of detail to them. I can imagine what they’d look like once you get your gel pens and fine tipped markers out and begin coloring. What’s even nicer is that there is a family discussion section just for the kids. This helps them understand the true meaning for the season and since it is a coloring book they didn’t leave out the easy coloring pages section that nicely pulls out the book. There are even some cut out crafts to hang around the house. 🙂

This is a great book and an easy read. It makes you have to sit and think about what the season is really about and how it all started.

I got this through Tyndale Publishing for an honest review. I really liked this book. I read about half of it in a sitting. Plus, since I was willing to review this book I got a packet of stickers, too!  I’ll add both links below. I don’t know if I really like the stickers so much. They are okay, but you are the one who is suppose to color them in. Might be fun for a little kid, but not for me. I’ll be giving these away to some of my aunts who are in nursing homes. They are into the adult coloring trend. I’m okay with it to a point, but sometimes I it gets a little more tedious than I like it to be.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this book and that it gets you in to the holiday spirit978-1-4964-2205-7. This would be a great book for an early Christmas gift or a coffee table book. 🙂

Stay Tuned for next week; we’ll be looking a wonderful novel about the trials on the Oregon Trail.

All Is Bright Paperback Coloring Devotional Book 

Amazon:$11.83

Barnes and Noble: $11.87

Christianbook: $11.49

Faith that Sticks Scripture Stickers

 

Tyndale: $2.39

A study on shame and guilt

414688Oh this was a wonderful study! I Am Found by Laura Dingman helps anyone with a guilty conscience and dealing with shame in their life.

This was a six week intensive bible study. We focused on where shame and guilt started. Obviously, the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve eating that fruit and wanting to cover their nakedness with fig leaves. We later move in to studying the Prodigal Son and how to look at it 5 different ways.  Yes, five! and it didn’t get boring either.  You have to understand you cannot escape the guilt you have, but you can move forward and forgiveness is just the start. 🙂

What I liked about this book was that you had memory verses every week to memorize and they were great words of encouragement. At the end of each week you had to pick a way to apply what we learned and hold ourselves accountable for our progress throughout the study. That was a great idea!

So much to overcome when reading this study. It teaches you to let go. I’ve had many stressful situations that I feel bad about and this book helped me to release a little bit of the pain. It just takes time to release all of it, but God is there and you are in His Hands.

Such a wonderful study! Plus I want to mention I got it through Moody Publishers for my honest review. I was not disappointed.

Here’s where you can get this book. Try these great retailers. If you have the physical store, make sure you go to that and support businesses in your community.

Amazon: Kindle $7.99; Paperback $9.61

Christian book: Paperback $9.99

Barnes and Noble: Nook $8.49; Paperback $9.61

Gratitude- A prayer and praise coloring journal

What an uplifting set of praises and prayer this little book has!

I wa415796s surprised how positive my mindset became after receiving this book. I walked away reading this this 102 page book feeling relaxed and uplifted as well. Plus, the pictures are detailed enough that you feel relaxed just reading the scriptures. The coloring idea is new and I did like it, although I’m not a person that would be sitting reading my devotionals with my crayons in my desk or back pocket.  The drawings are pretty enough to frame once you finish coloring them in.

My opinion:

Although I enjoyed this book, it wasn’t like my all time favorite devotional to want to go back to again and again.Sometimes the drawing part did not appeal to me. I’m giving this book to my mom for her birthday, because I feel she may enjoy reading the prayers and praises and share them with other people in cards or notes.However, if someone wants to purchase a book that appeals to the coloring book types, this book is for them. Below are a few places you can purchase the book. As always, if you have a chose purchase the books locally in your area to stimulate your local economy.

CBD: $11.99

Amazon: $14.99

Barnes and Noble: $14.99

Walmart: $10.60

As always I need to mention that I got this free through Tyndale Publishers and I want to thank them for the opportunity to read and share this book.

Happy reading!! And next week I’ll be telling you about the 6 week Bible study I AM FOUND by Laura Dingman. Have a great week!