The Life Handbook

Today we are going to review a new self-help advice guide. The College Girl’s Survivor Guide by Hannah Seymour can be used for reference to any level in life. The author clearly writes that the book can be read in its entirety or for the reader to jump to what is relevant in their life right now.

When I sat down with this book, I was not sure if it would apply to me in my life right now. I’m in my mid-twenties and have finished college a while back, however, I found some of the topics in this book really interesting. I read the first four chapters, as instructed in the introduction of the book then jumped around to relevant topics. Many of the topics in the book talk about relationships, friendships and how to handle it when your friends leave you, dating, sex, sexual assault, how to deal with roommates and your differences and so much more.

Although this book is written in a Christian perspective, it is far from narrow  minded and can apply to even secular people’s perspectives. I found this book very intriguing and it gave me some food for thought. I can’t say it gave me peace, only God can settle my soul, but it gave me some ideals to think about and consider with issues I have been currently having in my life.

I want to thank FaithWords publishing for giving me the complimentary copy of this book for an honest review. I really enjoyed jumping around and this book will be a book that will stay on my shelf for quite a while. If you are interested in grabbing a copy, you can head over to one of these local retailers:

Walmart: $14.21 Paperback

Amazon: $14.21 Paperback; $9.99 Kindle

Christian book: $11.99 Paperback

Barnes and Noble: $15.20 Paperback; $9.99 Kindle

 

I can’t wait to share with you my next great read. It is spin from Pride and Prejudice. I can’t wait to share it all with you.  Until next time, Happy Summer and happy beach reading.

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How to live a life of Love

Welcome back to the next edition of the bookluvrblog. Today we are going to talk about the newest advice book from Joyce Meyer Ministries, “Living a Life you Love” by Joyce Meyer. This is one book you don’t want to miss. As I’ve mentioned before Joyce’s book are easy to read and are down to earth. You can see my other Joyce Meyer reviews here and here. 🙂

In this 20 chapter book, Joyce has you contemplate how you are living and handling situations. Ar you mouthing off when someone is rude or are you turning the other cheek and showing brotherly love? There are always exceptions to the rule, but in most situations you must learn to love the difficult things or people in your life. God doesn’t say it will be easy, but in the end you will be rewarded for treating others the right way. Even if you can’t see it now.

Joyce helps you understand how to apply the basic principles and advice to make your life more worth while. She also help the reader see where you have may gone wrong in the past and understand how to learn from the circumstances. Joyce teaches us to apply what God has to say and some practical ways to live a life of love. It may be difficult but life is meant to bring happiness, not sadness. You only have one life to live so make the most of it and show others the love that God is all about.

This book was a wonderful companion to your daily devotionals. I have also discovered that there is a complimentary study guide available that would work for individual or group Bible studies. I will recommend this book to anyone that is in need of encouragement and someone that is struggling with difficult situations and trying to learn how to cope with them in a decent matter. If you’d like to grab a copy, head over to your local Christian book store or one of these fine retailers.

Walmart: Study Guide : $11.97

Amazon: $10.99 kindle; $15.35 hardcover

Barnes and Noble: $16.46 hardcover; $10.99 ebook

ChristianBook:  $10.99 ebook; 13.99 hardcover

I want to close with saying that I was thrilled to receive this complimentary copy from FaithWords publishing and not obligated to post a positive review or any review in that matter. I really enjoyed this book and I hope it can help you too.

Until next time… Enjoy the beautiful summer weather and don’t forget to grab a good summer read.

Finding the Finish Line by Andrea Cladis

Hi, everyone Happy 2018. Sorry, for the delay in a book review this year. I’ve been struggling with some things going on in my world, but the book we are looking at today has been helpful through my hard times. Today, we will quickly look at the book Finding the Finish Line: Navigating the race of life through faith and fitness by Andrea Cladis.

This book was very eye opening. Andrea had a great way of relating our walk and journey through Christ as a fitness run. She looks at her faith as the way she gets through every hard moment of a race. I loved the analogies and how she looks at life as this endless race. As you reach each mile marker, you are on another section of the journey with Christ. Your faith is test and so much more. Christ helps us every step of the way and helps us succeed through it all with His strength.

This book was very eye opening, and I did enjoy the read. The reading style was different than some self-help, advice books, because it was written in a more personal style. I will definitely reread this book, as I feel that the book has more to offer a second time around.

I want to thank Book Crash and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read this great book for my honest opinion. I will look forward to seeing more awesome reads from Andrea Cladis and this  publisher.

Next week, we will be looking at my latest read “Out of the Ashes” by Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse. This has been a wonderful story and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. 🙂 See you next time.

Happy Reading everyone. 🙂

A Social Media Guide

A Social Media Guide

Okay, we all know that Social Media is alive and strong, and it is becoming a normal way of life. We all join Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to link up to friends and share awesome stuff. What’s the harm in what you share? Well… there could be depending on what you are posting. However, did you know about the wilderness that is internet culture?  You might know professional and grandma internet culture, but the reality is a true jungle. (a line I got from a friend. Th9781683223191_p0_v1_s550x406anks, Gamer x45x (xfourtyfivex) twitch.tv/x45x). The book I’m about to share with you looks at just that: The Teens Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices-21 tips to wise posting in an insecure world by Jonathan McKee.

You’ve been there, right? You just sent that text in the heat of the moment to your best friend. You were upset. You didn’t mean it harm, but apparently now the police are at your door.(Okay, maybe not all instances the police come, but you get the picture)

It’s all about W-O-R-D-S. WORDS!!! Yes, and they are powerful things and more powerful when no one can see or hear the inflection in your voice. According to author Jonathan McKee’s research, “20% of young people post something they regret once a week. Fifty-seven percent of Americans have posted something on social media that they regretted.” (Text from the book Tip 15). Those statistics are frightening.

The internet is a bigger world than anyone has probably dreamed of. You got to have a mind. Don’t share things that can be questionable (nudes, sexting, nsfw, etc; there are crimes about sharing that stuff and it is a fine line). Don’t share information with someone you barely know, especially never give out your cell number or street address or tag your location. Those are big no-nos. Be wise. What for key questions, like what you look like. If they send you a picture, you better double check to make sure that isn’t a fake one. There are many dangers.

There is just so much this book covers. When I first picked up the book, I thought I knew a lot about internet culture and the growing social media storm, but like my friend told me I only knew professional internet culture. Due to this problem, social media, I’m not allowed to speak to my friend at this time; I would very much apologize for anything that happened. He is still my friend. This book has shed so much light for me. Hindsight is truly 20/20, if only some issues could be easily resolved by reading a book like this.

This book made me very nervous and scared at first, it really was getting me to see the harms in social media. That is a good thing! Although, this book has a few mentions of Scripture, this book is for anyone, religious or secular, young or old. If you don’t know internet culture, then you are in a heap and world of trouble. You must be smart and know what you are doing out there. Be careful!

Where to get the book:

Barnes and Noble:  $11.89 paperback

Amazon: $9.97 paperback

Christianbook: $9.99 paperback

I hope you all enjoyed this review today. This book is something that I will keep on my shelf. It really has helped me understand the real world of the Internet. I thank the publisher for letting me have the opportunity in my time of need to read such an eye opening book. God must’ve known I’d need this book right now in my life. I can’t say more about this book.  I hope it helps someone that comes upon this site. My prayers are with you in your social media journey and struggles.

Until next time, snuggle with a good read!!!

 

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.

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!