Sunday, July 23, 2017

31 Surprising Reasons to Believe in God: How Superheroes, Art, Environmentalism, and Science Point Toward Faith by Rick Stedman



31 Surprising Reasons to Believe in God: How Superheroes, Art, Environmentalism, and Science Point Toward Faith

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery



Healing Love

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A news anchor intern has it all planned out, and love isn't on the agenda.

Brooke Endress is on the cusp of her lifelong dream when her younger sister persuades her to chaperone a mission trip to El Salvador. Packing enough hand sanitizer and bug spray to single-handedly wipe out malaria, she embarks on what she hopes will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

But Brooke is blindsided by the desperation for hope and love she sees in the orphans’ eyes. And no less by the connection she feels with her handsome translator. As newfound passion blooms, Brooke wrestles with its implications for her career dreams.

Ubaldo Chavez, teacher and translator, knows the struggle that comes with generational poverty. But he found the way out – education – and is determined to help his students rise above.
Jennifer Slattery writes missional romance novels for New Hope Publishers. Her debut, "Beyond I Do", releases in August. She also writes Christian Living articles for Crosswalk.com and devotions for her personal blog, JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud; Internet Cafe Devotions; and Takin' it to the Streets', a ministry serving Omaha Metro's working poor and homeless. 

When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, hanging out at the mall with her teenage daughter, enjoying her real-life hero husband, or serving in her church or community.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring (My Heart Belongs) by Carrie Fancett Pagels


My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring (My Heart Belongs)





Carrie Fancett Pagels is an ECPA bestselling and award-winning author of Christian historical romance. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn't "cure" her overactive imagination! She resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia, which is perfect for her love of history. Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore


Book Description

From her first breath of fresh air beyond the pit, it has never been enough for Beth Moore to be free.
This best-selling author and Bible teacher who has opened the riches of Scripture to millions longs for you to be free as well—to know the Love and Presence that are better than life and the power of God’s Word that defies all darkness.
Beth’s journey out of the pit has been heart-rending. But from this and the poetic expressions of Psalm 40 has come the reward: a new song for her soul, given by her Saviour and offered to you in Get Out of That Pit—friend to friend. This is Beth’s most stirring message yet of the sheer hope, utter deliverance, and complete and glorious freedom of God.

My Thoughts:
Have you ever been in a pit and you didn't know how you got there? We all have been in a pit. Whether it was our own sin that caused it or someone else accidentally caused us to slip. Pits happen in our life everyday, but the good news is there is a way out. In "Get out of that Pit" you will discover the ways the enemy sneaks in and tries to keep you trapped, but Jesus doesn't want you stuck there. In fact, He has an awesome plan for your life and wants you to take authority to get out of the pit. You don't have to stay trapped any longer, nor do you need to give the enemy the power anymore. You can give back the The Lord! I loved this book and it has been a game changer in my walk with the Lord. I can get out of pits and I know when the enemy is trying to throw me in to one. I give this book 5/5 stars.  Thank you   To the publishers for providing me a free copy. A favorable review was not required. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

HIDING FROM THE KIDS IN MY PRAYER CLOSET BY JESSICA KASTNER

HIDING FROM THE KIDS IN MY PRAYER CLOSET BY JESSICA KASTNER

When motherhood gets real and overwhelming, what do you do? Read Jessica Kastner’s story of being an “un-mom” in her debut book, Hiding from the Kids in My Prayer Closet. What is an “unmom”? She’s a mom who loves her kids more than she loves the daily experience of mothering. Kastner helps readers laugh at the ridiculous, delight in the unpredictable, and enjoy being the mothers God made them to be.
Join Jessica’s Facebook group page called #UnMom, where you can connect with fellow moms who share their mom stories, photos, and thoughts.
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Hiding from the Kids in My Prayer Closet (David C Cook, July 2017)
Finding grace and laughter when motherhood gets real
Soon after Jessica Kastner became a mother, she wondered if she was the only mom who found pretend play more boring than watching playdough harden and who dreaded yet another friend’s Instagram post of homemade deliciousness.
In Hiding from My Kids in the Prayer Closet, Kastner shares her experience as an “unmom”—a mom who loves her kids more than she loves the daily experience of mothering. She helps readers laugh at the ridiculous, delight in the unpredictable, and enjoy being the mothers God made them to be.

My Thoughts:
Instantly I GRAVATED towards this book! Jessica hadn't always dreamed of babies and infants, which is something I can totally relate too! I always read books where women have dreamed it their entire life and I haven't always had that dream. It was refreshing to read that I am not alone, that other women have felt the same way as I have.  I am a "un-per" mom as she would say. Having no children, I found this book to be humorous, truthful and to to be very deep. I liked how the book was divided into 7 sections. They each have a purpose and place. I think you will find a great laugh out of this book and also stories you can relate too. I give this book 4.5/ 5 stars. Thank you to the publisher for providing a complimentary copy for review. 

Jessica Kastner

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Jessica Kastner is an award-winning journalist and a contributor for the Christian Broadcasting Network’s CBN.com, Beliefnet.com, and the Huffington Post’s Christianity blog. As Connecticut’s coordinator for Straight Ahead Ministries, she shares God’s message of hope by leading Bible studies in juvenile detention centers. When she’s not on the trampoline with her three boys in Connecticut, Jessica shares her unapologetically “real” commentary on the Christian life at www.JessicaKastner.com.
Find out more about Jessica at http://jessicakastner.com.