Friday, October 19, 2018

Switch on Your Brain Every Day: 365 Readings for Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health by Caroline Leaf

38502482Switch on Your Brain Every Day: 365 Readings for Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

According to researchers, the vast majority--a whopping 75-98 percent--of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty different hormones! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses.
I love how this devotional covers thought life, our brain, God's creation, identity, attention, forgiveness and so much more. This devotional focuses on the entire person; body, soul and spirit. This devotional book is a great read for anyone. I highly recommend any of Caroline Leaf's books!

About the Author:
Caroline LeafDr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist with a PhD in Communication Pathology specializing in Neuropsychology. Since the early 1980‘s she has studied and researched the Mind-Brain connection. During her years in clinical practice as a Communication Pathologist she developed tools and processes that help people develop and change their thinking and subsequent behavior. Her scientific Science of Thought techniques have transformed the lives of patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), learning disabilities, emotional traumas and released the potential of thousands of young students and adults. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Parenting with Heart: How Imperfect Parents Can Raise Resilient, Loving, and Wise-Hearted Kids by Stephen James, Chip Dodd

38502443Parenting with Heart: How Imperfect Parents Can Raise Resilient, Loving, and Wise-Hearted Kids

Parents want to be the best person they can for their children, but much of the time they may feel like giraffes on ice--clumsy, unprepared, and in imminent danger of going down. The good news is, our children don't need perfect parents. They need authentic, fully-hearted, relationally engaged parents who can mess up and move on more than parents who always get it right.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Jesus Always Small Deluxe Embracing Joy in His Presence By Sarah Young

Jesus Always Small DeluxeJesus Always Small Deluxe Embracing Joy in His Presence
 By Sarah Young


Experience true joy, now and always. With Scripture and personal reflections, bestselling author Sarah Young (with more than 22 million units sold) brings Jesus' message of joy, for today and every day, in this deluxe new leathersoft edition of Jesus Always.
Life is full of difficulties: loss, sadness, fear. In the midst of these challenges, joy often feels out of reach. But Jesus has more for you than a life of striving, pain, and discontent. He offers life abundant and life brimming with joy! Jesus Always, now available in a small deluxe format,was written as part of Sarah Young’s exploration of the promises of joy in Scripture. Written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to the reader, Jesus Always invites you into a new way of living a life of joy.
Millions of readers have been touched by Sarah Young's message of peace in Jesus Calling®. In her first 365-day devotional since Jesus Calling®, Sarah brings a message of joy in Jesus Always Small Deluxe. The striking leathersoft cover and beautiful design make this an elegant gift or self-purchase.
Reaching out with joy-filled reminders from the Word of God, these devotions will intimately and gently connect you with Jesus, the One who meets you where you are. Draw near to Him in Jesus Always Small Deluxe.
My Thoughts:
Sarah Young writes the most beautiful devotional books ever! I adore this beautiful, leather devotional. I find that regardless of the day or whatever circumstances I am facing, this devotional speaks directly to me. Ms. Young has a gift with her words and the way she writes that helps me to know that God is speaking directly to me right where I need to hear from Him. I love that with this devotional I am able to read one for the particular day or I can flip it to one that might be more fitting for the particular season I am in. It is the perfect size to fit in my purse or laptop bag to bring to work. I highly recommend purchasing this book or any other devotional books by Sarah Young. They are so great! Whether you are familiar with this book or Jesus Calling, I recommend picking up a copy. This would be the perfect gift for a friend too. 
About the Author:
Sarah Young

Sarah Young’s devotional writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying, and writing in prayer journals. With sales of more than 17 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling® has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Today™, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling® for Little Ones, Jesus Calling® Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling®: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence—each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ. Jesus Always™, her first 365-day devotional since Jesus Calling, released in October 2016. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A Sparkle of Silver (Georgia Coast Romance #1) by Liz Johnson

38502448A Sparkle of Silver

(Georgia Coast Romance #1)


Ninety years ago, Millie Sullivan's great-grandmother was a guest at oil tycoon Howard Dawkins' palatial estate on the shore of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Now, Millie plays a 1920s-era guest during tours of the same manor. But when her grandmother suggests that there is a lost diary containing the location of a hidden treasure on the estate, along with the true identity of Millie's great-grandfather, Millie sets out to find the truth of her heritage--and the fortune that might be hers. When security guard Ben Thornton discovers her snooping in the estate's private library, he threatens to have her fired. But her story seems almost too ludicrous to be fiction, and her offer to split the treasure is too tempting to pass up . . .

Liz Johnson

Monday, October 15, 2018

An Amish Homecoming Four Stories By Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Shelley Shepard Gray, Kathleen Fuller

An Amish HomecomingFour Stories

By Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Shelley Shepard Gray, Kathleen Fuller 


Four brand new Amish stories of coming home.

No Place Like Home by Amy Clipston
Estranged daughter Eva Dienner has been staying with her in-laws, the Riehls, since her husband was killed in a fire, but now she wants her son to meet his maternal grandparents. Upon her return, Eva finds that the man her parents always intended for her is living in their daadihaus and running the dairy farm for them for free, despite her suspicions of him taking advantage of her family. Eva knows she should put the past behind her, but is she ready to move into the future?
When Love Returns by Beth Wiseman
Hurricane Harvey forces Sarah Zook to return to the home she fled six years ago when she couldn’t face her stern parents’ reaction to her unplanned pregnancy. Upon her return, Abram King can think of nothing but the pain she caused him—until he meets Sarah’s daughter and realizes that he never really stopped loving Sarah. Sarah and Abram must find a way to face the truth of their past so they can rekindle their first love.
The Courage to Love by Shelley Shepard Gray
After the death of her Englisch husband, Irene Keim seeks a fresh start by staying with her new friends Mary Ruth and Henry Wengerd in exchange for helping them around the house. But when Mary Ruth and Henry’s son Marcus comes around, he isn’t pleased with the woman they’ve taken in and is determined to push her out. Misunderstandings abound, but both Irene and Marcus learn that people aren’t always what they seem.
What Love Built by Kathleen Fuller
Independent and headstrong, Carolyn is determined to forge ahead with the opening of her bakery, a lifelong dream, in the Birch Creek home she left ten years ago. But she’s in over her head and needs help with the cleaning, shopping, and deliveries. Carpenter Atlee Shetler is visiting Birch Creek to escape the memories of his late wife. He takes a job renovating the new bakery and finds the project—and its owner—to be much more than he bargained for. Both Carolyn and Atlee must face pains of the past if they want to have the bright future God has planned for them.
My Thoughts:
An Amish Homecoming is a wonderful collection of four novellas written by four talented authors. These stories will capture your heart and you will love the lessons that each of these authors have in store for you as you fall in love with the characters. I love how each of the characters, their stories, dreams and lives came to life. I felt as though I was living vicariously through them and viewing everything through their lens. Despite loss, love, hurt and pain, faith is always a huge element of each of these stories, which helps the reader grab ahold of hope. I can't pick one favorite novella because all of them grabbed my heart. Overall, I was turning the pages on each of these stories. I couldn't put this book down and finished it in two days. I highly recommend An Amish Homecoming! You will love it.