Sunday, February 16, 2020

More Than We Remember by Christina Suzann Nelson

More Than We Remember  -     By: Christina Suzann Nelson
More Than We Remember

Christina Suzann Nelson

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill

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story, it turns. 
The other element that is super intriguing about this book, while a suspense novel, this book has added humor between characters. It's interesting because I was caught off guard by the criminals until the ending of the story. Besides the humor, the suspense, the writer does give the readers a bit of romance in this novel, but not too much, just a small element. 
Amara is a likable character and chances are, you might finding yourself wanting a iguana at the end of this story because that is a common pet :)
Overall, I enjoyed this story and felt that the author did a great job with this novel. I would read further books from him again in the future. 

About the Author:
Tom ThreadgillTom Threadgill is a full-time author and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). He is currently on the suspense/thriller publishing board for LPC Books, a division of Iron Stream Media. He lives with his wife in rural Tennessee.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Managing Worry and Anxiety: Practical Tools to Help You Deal with Life's Challenges by Jean Holthaus

46161124Managing Worry and Anxiety: Practical Tools to Help You Deal with Life's Challenges

As a social worker, who is a LMSW, I have a great appreciation for this book and the work of Jean Holthaus. She combines her faith, with the science behind the brain, behaviors and complexity that we as humans face on a daily basis. This book is filled with pictures, graphics and scripture, to point the reader back to their faith. While she addresses the many aspects of both anxiety and depression, I feel that this book has insight for the clinician, as well as the individual looking for answers. I do not believe this is a one-size fits all book, but rather a book that encompasses a scope of people looking for deeper answers to the "why" question. 
This particular book is one that I have read slow, to gain insight and knowledge from another clinician in hopes to be able to help individuals in the future. I recommend this book with a caveat.. It is important for the reader to find out the root of their anxiety or depression, which is something Jean addresses. If you are looking for tips and answers, this book will help you, but if you don't go to the root and seek the source, you'll never find true freedom. 

About the Author:
Jean HolthausJean Holthaus, LISW, LMSW, has more than 25 years' experience providing therapy. She currently works as a clinician and manages two clinics for Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. Her professional experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with abuse, anxiety, depression, marital issues, divorce, spiritual issues, changes of life, parenting, and more. A member of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Association of Christian Counselors, Jean lives in Pella, Iowa.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

A Different Kind of Love Story: How God's Love for You Helps You Love Yourself by Landra Young Hughes

46161173A Different Kind of Love Story: How God's Love for You Helps You Love Yourself

About:In this book, you're going to read about a different kind of love story. It's a love story each and every one of us is currently playing a role in--whether we're aware of it or not. And truth be told, it's scary-critical that we stay tuned-in to this love story. Because outside of a growing relationship with your heavenly Father, no other love (or lack of love) has the potential to improve or implode your life like the love that you have for you

For anyone who has ever struggled with their identity, Landra Young Hughes has a radically simple message: give up. Specifically, give up your need to be in control of how other people see you. Instead, let God's words--not yours and not others'--define you. Through her own deeply personal story of trying to control her circumstances and others' perceptions of her through an eating disorder, Landra points the way toward a life free from self-obsession and self-resentment. She shows you how to listen to God's voice, let go of the struggle for perfection, and live authentically from your deepest self.

My Thoughts:
In A Different Kind of Love Story by Landra, she writes about the love story that each reader gets to live. It isn't your typical love story, but one that is radical and transformative because this is the love story that romances every single one of us. This kind of love is something that can only be purchased by our Heavenly Father, through Jesus. No other love can satisfy our souls. 

And for anyone who has ever struggled with their worth or identity, Landra can relate as well. Her message is "give up"- meaning stop controlling how others see you and instead be concerned about how God sees you. She recounts to the reader how she struggled with an eating disorder and how the disorder consumed her identity until, she was able to grasp the truth of who God was and the message he was trying to covey to her, through His love. 

This book is one to read and read again. The messages of truth and identity are real, important and based on the word of God. I am very thankful for this book and thankful for how raw Landra is when writing it. I highly recommend picking up a copy today. 

About the Author:

Landra Young HughesLandra Young Hughes is the daughter of prominent pastor Ed Young Jr. and Lisa Young of Fellowship Church. Because of her upbringing, Landra has developed a passion for seeing people maximize their God-given potential and embrace their God-defined self-worth. She and her husband, Brad, lead Fellowship Church's Norman campus and live in the Norman, Oklahoma, area with their daughter, Sterling.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Relational Intelligence: The People Skills You Need for the Life of Purpose You Want by Dharius Daniels

Relational Intelligence: The People Skills You Need for the Life of Purpose You Want

Relational Intelligence is a great book in helping the reader unlock the greatest gift on earth- relationships.. This book will help you learn how to discern and distinguish the relationships that you desire, to strengthen relationships, to lead in relationships and to be intentional about relationships. This book is great because it gives the reader tools and tips on how to love unconditionally in the process, without compromising. Your greatest gift is being in relationships with people, don't miss out on the opportunity to refine those relationships and your relational intelligence. 
I really enjoyed this book and have it highlighted in several places. My favorite chapter was about defining my relationships. It helped me to take time and really look at the relationships that are important to me and worthy of my investment. 
Grab your copy today! You will be thankful you spent the time investing in your relationships.

About the Author:
Dr. Dharius Daniels is the founder and lead pastor of Change Church, a vibrant, diverse congregation. With a doctorate of ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, Dr. Daniels speaks to national audiences and sits on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. He lives with his wife, Shameka, and their two sons in New Jersey.