Friday, October 14, 2016

She Reads Truth by Raechel Meyers and Amanda Bible Williams

28000161About :
She wants to know what is true—not partly true, or sometimes true, or almost true. She wants to see Truth itself, face-to-face. But here, now, these things are all cloudy. Hope is tinged with hurt. Faith is shaded by doubt. Lesser, broken things masquerade as love.
How does she find something permanent when the world around her is always changing, when not even she can stay the same? And if she finds it, how does she hold on?  
She Reads Truth tells the stories of two women who discovered, through very different lives and circumstances, that only God and His Word remain unchanged as the world around them shifted and slipped away. Infused with biblical application and Scripture, this book is not just about two characters in two stories, but about one Hero and one Story. Every image points to the bigger picture—that God and His Word are true. Not because of anything we do, but because of who He is. Not once, not occasionally, but right now and all the time.
Sometimes it takes everything moving to notice the thing that doesn’t move. Sometimes it takes telling two very different stories to notice how the Truth was exactly the same in both of them.

For anyone searching for a solid foundation to cling to, She Reads Truth is a rich and honest Bible-filled journey to finally find permanent in a world that’s passing away.

My Thoughts:

Who is this she? She is ME! She is YOU! For any woman who has ever wanted to discover Truth and grace, who has ever wondered if this God is real and if the words are real, Raechel Meyers and Amanda Bible Williams crack open the word of God with conviction and authenticity. They take the reader through raw and honest moments in their lives, but the story doesn't even with drama, because it begins and unfolds with Jesus. He held their hand, wrote their story and was with them every step of the way. He is at the single and center of their redemption story and I'm guessing he's the focal point of yours too?

This is a book that you can read over and over again and love. It is one that you can buy as a Christmas gift for folks and give to woman of all ages and backgrounds because one thing remains true, no matter your story, no matter your situation, when Jesus is the focal point he will pull you through! He never changes, he is always the same and while difficult moments are temporary, he is not! I give this book 5/5 stars. You will fly through this book because it is so good! Thank you to the publishers for allowing me to read a copy and give my honest opinion without monetary compensation. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

NKJV Bible

The NKJV Study Bible, Second Edition is the most comprehensive study Bible available! It has the most complete study system for pastors, teachers, or students who desire accurate study in God's Word. Using the trusted New King James Version, The NKJV Study Bible has "the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor." Thomas Nelson's skilled team of scholars has produced the study system to reach for when accurate study in God's Word is the goal.
Features include:
More than 15,000 verse-by-verse study notes 150 Bible times and culture notes 114 articles on key Bible doctrines 350 word studies with Strong's numbers "Christ in the Scriptures" feature Topical index Deluxe Nelson concordance Full-color maps.
My Thoughts:
First off, this leather bound Bible is absolutely beautiful! This NKJV has some very awesome tools to make learning and understanding the Bible much easier. First, you can find maps, charts, word studies and outlines of each book of the Bible. It also has footnotes at the bottom of the page for further insight as to what the writer is trying to describe to the reader, which is super helpful. It even includes cross references, which I particularly find helpful and intriguing. I also love how they have sections labeled "Christ in the Scriptures" which is found in the Old Testament. This helps the reader find Christ in the Old Testament, although he was not yet born or mentioned in the way we traditionally expected he would be. It is very insightful to have the "Christ in Scriptures." 
Also, besides all the great aids that come with the study Bible, I love the soft, leather cover and the silver edge pages. This Bible is stunning. This Bible is durable and worth the price of $59.99. It will stand the test of time, which is something you want when purchasing a Bible. I like that you can lay it flat when opening it and the margins have room to make your own notes too! If you are concerned about font, I found the font to be the perfect size. It isn't too small and it isn't too big. It is perfect. I look forward to making this Bible one that I use on a daily basis. 
You can purchase this new edition here, which is found on Amazon.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Soul of the Matter by Bruce Buff

28251811A scientist’s claim that he’s found the secrets of the universe's origin encoded in DNA sparks a race against time to uncover the truth in this fast-paced thriller of science and faith, power and murder, loss and redemption.

Dan Lawson, a former government cyber-intelligence analyst, is surprised to be contacted by his estranged friend Stephen Bishop, a renowned geneticist. Stephen says that he’s discovered amazing information within DNA, including evidence of a creator, and needs Dan’s help to protect his findings. Dan is skeptical and wonders whether he is being manipulated, or if the recent illness of Stephen’s only child, Ava, has caused his childhood friend to fall back on religion for answers to questions best left to science. Spurred by his desire for proof that life has meaning, however, Dan puts aside his doubts and agrees to help.

When an experiment goes terribly awry, Dan realizes he must get to the bottom of Stephen's discoveries. With the help of Trish Alighieri, a pediatric oncologist trying to save Ava’s life, Dan desperately searches for answers—including whether the human soul can survive science’s conquest of nature.

My Thoughts:
If you like thrillers, you will enjoy this book! This is one of those books that will have you guessing till the end as you question faith vs science. I love the premise behind this book and how Bruce Buff took the elements of science and mixed it with faith in a fiction way, which is something that many authors aren't willing to write about.  For a first time author, I thought this book was well written and a page turner for those who enjoy thriller books. It was entertaining and the characters were interesting. He was willing to take a risk, and I think it was worth the risk as an author. Don't be afraid to grab this new book and try out a new author. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the science part of this book, but I did enjoy it. He does leave the readers wondering if a follow up book is in store. I give this book 4/5 stars. Thank you to Wynn Wynn Media for providing me a complimentary copy. I did not receive monitory compensation for my review. 

To order your copy, head here!!! 

About the Author:
Bruce Buff graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Business School with finance degrees and has worked as a management consultant and information technology executive. After more years than he’d like to acknowledge, he completed his first novel. In his spare time, he enjoys running, bicycling, and being outdoors, especially on Cape Cod and the Hudson Valley. Bruce and his wife, Claire, are the lucky parents of five children and currently reside in Westchester, New York.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Full Tank Life by Ben Tankard

Modern-day Renaissance man and star of Bravo's Thicker Than Water Ben Tankard offers powerful motivation and practical tools to empower readers to find their destiny and create an action plan to unlock it. As a pastor, pilot, motivational speaker, bestselling Gospel/Jazz musician, and reality TV star, Tankard has a lot of experience with both success and failure. He has learned that our greatest opportunities often come from our greatest disappointments. Today, he is doing what he was born to do, and he knows it didn't happen by accident. Tankard encourages readers to examine seven key elements-Dreams, Environment, Subconscious, Time, Inspiration, Network, and You, sharing his life-tested secrets to help readers find their own way. Including fresh insights on familiar Bible passages, wisdom from Tankard's own setbacks, and laugh-out-loud stories, Tankard shows readers that they too can have a "full tank" life.
My Thoughts:
The Full Tank Life is an inspiring book that has seven key areas to achieve the ultimate destiny: Dreams, Environment, Subconscious, Time, Inspiration Network and You. Ben Tankard not only talks about achieving the ultimate destiny for your life, but he bases his theory and thoughts on the word of God, which many authors do not do today. 

Mr. Tankard is an authentic writer who uses his own experiences and life lessons to help the reader understand how to live a full tank life the way he lives his life and the way God intended for us to live life. He inspires the reader to dream big dreams through vision mapping. Ben challenges the reader to think about their beliefs about the environment meanwhile inspiring the reader to live each day likes it's our last by prioritizing tasks, time and our life. I love how he challenges us to be intentional about our life, the people in it, having mentors that our further beyond us and the expectations we have about life without even realizing it. This book is just powerful and I truly enjoyed it! 

The Full Tank Life is a fantastic book that is practical, inspirational and based on the word of God to help individuals achieve the destiny that God has planned for their lives. It is an easy read, filled with wisdom and I highly recommend it. I give this book 5/5 stars. I was provided a copy from Faith Words and did not receive monetary compensation for my review. 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, the Belle of All Things Southern, is serving up down-home southern dishes with a healthy side of laugh-out-loud entertainment in Hungry Is a Mighty Fine Sauce. Featuring dozens of tried-and-true recipes complemented by entertaining stories, your hunger--and your craving for humor--are sure to be satisfied! Uncomplicated, delicious recipes including Bodacious Black Bean Salad and Spicy Sausage and Crawfish Spread (125 recipes, to be exact!) fall into categories including Feeding the Funny Farm, Carnivores Are Us, Holidays in Dixie, and Watching the Curves. Eye-catching photos, guaranteed to make your mouth water, are included throughout. . .sure to be a much-appreciated gift or centerpiece on your very own kitchen countertop.

Pick up your copy here!!

My Thoughts:
Mouth watering, southern deliciousness guarantee, go and grab this awesome cookbook and get in the kitchen to make some fantastic meals that will nourish your family! You don't want to miss this amazing cookbook that will have your family excited about food, but also the chef. The ingredients included in many of the recipes are very simple and are things you already have in your pantry. No need to go to the store to buy expensive ingredients that you don't own! Nope! Not with this cookbook! Just go to the pantry, and you will find mostly everything you need to make some fantastic food! 

This cookbook would be the perfect gift for a birthday or as a Christmas gift. It isn't super large, so it doesn't take a lot of space in your cupboards, but it isn't so small that you can't read the recipe or the funny stories inside.  Shellie is a fantastic story teller. Don't miss the stories in this cookbook! 

Overall, I give this book 5/5 stars. I cannot wait to make some of these amazing dips for football season. Who actually watches the game? Not me! I eat and read! Go grab this book and make some yummy dips with me! 

Thank you to Wynn Wynn Media for providing me a complimentary copy. 

Shellie is the fun-loving energetic storytelling host of ATS LIVE, a radio talk show that airs live every Monday evening on TALK 540 out of Monroe, Louisiana. In addition, her pretaped All Things Southern radio segments air Monday through Friday on 28 affiliates across the south. Shellie is a popular humorist, speaker, and the author of the nonfiction humor titles Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On” and Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy!” Both received nominations for SIBA Nonfiction Book of the Year and led Jeff Foxworthy to call her, "Laugh out loud funny!" Kori and Missy Robertson of A&E's Duck Dynasty endorsed Shellie's latest release and debut book in the faith market, Heart Wide Open, saying it will fuel your desire for a deeper relationship with God.