Sunday, April 21, 2013

2 Book Reviews

If you're like me, you're probably dreaming of summer vacations, lazy days by the pool or laying on the beach with a good read in your hand. Although summer is not here yet, I have some great book recommendations coming up in the next couple of months.

I have two new books to let you know about.


So, let me get to you to my favorite book first.

 "Waking up in Heaven" is written by Crystal Mc Vea. She is your average mother of four children, but her experience in Heaven is nothing ordinary. 
Waking Up In Heaven

She went in for a surgery where the doctors were putting a stent in between her pancreas and liver.  She was experiencing a lot of pain, was in the hospital, closed her eyes and was then a code blue at the hospital. Upon closing her eyes at the hospital, she immediately opened them and entered the heavenly realms where she begins to tell her experience in heaven.

What I love about this book, is how authentic Crystal is. She says she would be skeptical if she saw a book and may not even believe it herself, except she experienced this and she knows it was real. I love that she addresses the elephant in the room, because let's be honest, we all have a little doubt in our minds and we're all thinking "Did she really go to Heaven?"

She begins to describe her life as a child and also introduces us to the people she meets in heaven. At the final moment, she had the option to stay or to go, but she kept hearing her mother call her and she remembers God saying " Tell them what you can remember" and responds " I'm going to remember everything." 

Without giving more details, you will need to read this book! So great!


 Book two:


My second book that I have to tell you about is called "Jesus was a Country Boy" written  by Clay Walker. Clay Walker is a Platinum Selling country Music Star.

I like the way this book is written. It is very easy to understand, it's a smooth read and it has different stories where Clay brings the reader into understanding Jesus and not Jesus as religion.

 


 I really like how Clay brings the Bible into each of his stories. I like how authentic his writing is and I think this book is such a great read. It's a quick read and I can relate to it, which makes me want to listen to country.

 One of my favorite stories is about wedding crashers. I love how he talks back in Jesus' time people who weren't invited could come to the wedding and it would rude to turn away anyone who wanted to attend. I love how he explains things and I love how he makes Jesus come to life for me.

This is a great read, I really enjoyed this book.


These two books would make perfect beach reads for this summer or a great gift for a graduate.


Thank you Howard Publishing for these two great books!



 



 

2 comments:

Britt said...

I like Country Music! I should read the book sometime!

sarahsmithstorm said...

Oh, Britt!! You would like "Jesus is a Country Boy." Such a great book.. Just so authentic and down to earth.