Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thirsty for More: Discovering God's Unexpected Blessings in a Desert Season by Allison Allen

38502441Thirsty for More: Discovering God's Unexpected Blessings in a Desert Season

When it comes to our connection with God, we dread "dry seasons," when we feel far from our life-sustaining Creator and redeemer. We want to dwell in lush valleys, not wander in trackless deserts. And yet, during the first three centuries of the church, many men and women purposefully moved into deserts to seek God. They understood something that we have missed: a desert is not a place of vast nothingness, but a place where we can truly experience God's provision, restoration, and intimacy.

Through Scripture and personal stories of her own times of waiting and struggle, Allison Allen offers a fresh perspective for women who dare to believe that God is doing something of eternal value in their dry seasons. She shows how God can use these times in our lives to reveal himself to us, to give us rest, to get our attention, to show us our strength, to experience his blessings, and more. Any woman who has been feeling spiritually sapped will welcome this refreshing message of hope.

My Thoughts:
I love this book! Thirsty for More by Allison Allen is a great book! The truths in this book are vast and noteworthy. We often spend so much time running from desert. Most people do not like heat or pressure. As humans, being refined isn't something we sign up for. Going through the desert is another place you will not find a lot of people willing to go through, but it is necessary if you want to grow in your faith. We need to stop running from the spiritual desert and start running into the arms of Jesus. The desert brings fruit into our lives that our faith journey would not have the capacity to produce otherwise. The battle in the desert is so much sweeter and richer because of the fruit produced. Personally, I found this book to be a huge source of encouragement and strength. Maybe you know someone going through a dry season or you are going through one yourself. If so, pick up a copy of this book! It is a huge encouragement to press on! 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Sparkle Effect: Release Your Radiance that Wins Beyond Beauty by Kristen Dalton Wolfe

35605443 The Sparkle Effect: Release Your Radiance that Wins Beyond Beauty

by Kristen Dalton Wolfe
Former Miss USA Kristen Dalton Wolfe helps inspires women to believe that positive identity transformation and fulfillment in life is possible in Christ.

The world is waiting to experience the gifts of each and every daughter of the King. But how do these women rise to their calling when so commonly burdened by insecurity, discouragement, or lack of self-belief? THE SPARKLE EFFECT is a guide to the total, positive identity transformation that is possible in Christ. It will empower women with the confidence to achieve their biggest dreams and live fulfilled like never before. Once readers stop wasting time trying to meet worldly standards of beauty and success, stop feeling unworthy, and stop hiding in the shadows of their lives, they'll be open to claim their divine destinies.

My Thoughts:
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Every woman must read The Sparkle Effect! No matter where you are in life, we have all felt insecure, discouraged or have dealt with self- criticism.  This book conveys the truth of who we are as women in Christ and how as his daughters, we are to walk in His purpose for our lives. Kristen writes with honesty, authenticity and encouragement. While reading this book, I feel like I'm sitting across the room with her over coffee. She addresses the struggles we all face, but doesn't leave us there, but embarks on the journey of freedom, which I love! We all deserve to Sparkle! You have a right to walk out your heavenly identity! I loved this book and I can't recommend it enough!! It is so good!! I didn't know I needed this book, until I read it. I give this book over 5 stars!! Make sure you grab a copy and purchase a copy for a friend.

About the Author:

Kristen Dalton WolfeKristen Dalton Wolfe is a former Miss USA and the founder of, an inspirational online magazine that impacts hundreds of thousands of readers a month. She leads a women’s ministry, She Gathers which hosts weekly meetings, monthly gatherings, annual retreats and conferences. Kristen is also a faith based personal success coach. She and her husband Kris are motivational speakers and live in Los Angeles with their daughter, Aurora.

Friday, September 14, 2018

NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Genuine Leather Kingdom Equipping Through the Power of the Word By Jack W. Hayford

36576076NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Genuine LeatherKingdom Equipping Through the Power of the Word

By Jack W. Hayford 

Encounter the power of the word. Walk in the freedom God intends. Experience the Holy Spirit. For the NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way and chancellor of The King’s University, assembled a team of respected, Spirit-led scholars to produce this resource of solid biblical truth. Now in a full-color third edition with new contributors, it is even more dynamic. With over 2 million copies sold, the NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible continues to equip God’s people to live in his kingdom, exercise gifts of the spirit, and lay hold of God’s promises.

Features include:

Word Wealth - More than 650 word studies (including over 100 new ones) shed light on key terms, drawing important meaning from the original Greek and Hebrew.
Kingdom Dynamics - Dozens of biblical themes are addressed in notes by Spirit-filled preachers, teachers, and writers, including many new contributors for this edition
Truth-In-Action – Handy, helpful thematic charts provide practical application from every book of the Bible
Praying the Word - 192 guided prayers based on significant passages throughout Scripture
Detailed book introductions and outlines help you to learn each book’s historical background and appreciate its teachings
Verse-by-verse study notes explain each passage and illuminate your understanding
Includes a new full-color design with updated maps and charts, a detailed NKJV concordance, and in-depth articles about the Spirit-filled life
Designed with the exclusive Thomas Nelson NKJV Comfort Print® typeface
10-point print size

My Thoughts:

This NKJV Bible is beautiful. The design, quality and feel of this Bible is top notch. I love how this Bible feels in my hands. The genuine leather edition is by far my favorite because it soft and the feeling of it in my hand makes a difference in how I turn the pages, study the word and spend time in God's word. I really do like this Bible. I also like that this Bible has three different markers where my other Bibles only have one or two. This makes it easy to stay in the Old Testament, New Testament and also do a daily separate study. 

The NKJV Spirit Filled Life Bible is in it's third edition and has some upgrades from the previous edition. The font is larger, study portions are in color and many of the study resources are more expanded, which make me just enjoy reading from this Bible even more. 

Overall, this Bible is very durable and will be one that will uphold over many years of use. This will be one of the new Bibles that I use and will be a fantastic study Bible to any one's library or as a first time reader. The features are many and the way it explains verse by verse, you'll love this Bible. I give this Bible 5/5 stars! This is a new favorite! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Healing the Soul of a Woman: How to Overcome Your Emotional Wounds by Joyce Meyer

37954225Healing the Soul of a Woman: How to Overcome Your Emotional Wounds

Joyce Meyer

Joyce’s programs, Enjoying Everyday Life and Everyday Answers with Joyce Meyer, can be seen around the world through television, radio, and the Internet. Joyce has authored more than 100 books, which have been translated into more than 100 languages and over 65 million of her books have been distributed worldwide. She teaches in cities across America as well as internationally. Joyce Meyer Ministries has offices in nine countries. 

Joyce’s passion to help hurting people is foundational to the vision of Hand of Hope, the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Hand of Hope provides worldwide humanitarian outreaches such as feeding programs, medical care, orphanages, disaster response, human trafficking intervention and rehabilitation, and much more – always sharing the love and Gospel of Christ. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

White as Silence, Red as Song by Alessandro D'Avenia

36911793White as Silence, Red as Song

White as Silence, Red as Song is a beautifully written book that requires the reader to think about what they are taking in with each page. This book has made me really question whether this book was for me or not. I liked this book as it made me think. It made me contemplate what I appreciate in life, the simple things, really.