Thursday, March 15, 2018

Holy in the Moment: Simple Ways to Love God and Enjoy Your Life by Ginger Harrington

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Enjoying life (zoe) in Christ comes in the choices we make moment-by-moment. Ginger Harrington invites women to discover how intentional choices made in the moment can become holy habits. With a refreshing perspective, she shows that holiness isn't a rigid standard to keep but a gift to receive through a vital relationship with God, who makes us whole.

Holy in the Moment explores the practical power of choices to grow in holiness without the pressure of perfectionism. Through gentle encouragement, biblical insights, and applicable ideas learn to discern feelings and overcome distractions and shame, adapt God's equation for obedience, live a praying life, discover methods for practicing holiness in parenting and the importance of rest, embrace biblical love and forgiveness, and understand how work becomes holy.

Re-energize faith with simple choices to love God, embrace truth, and enjoy every moment of life with practical ways to be holy by choosing to trust God, rely on his wisdom, and live from his resources.

My Thoughts:
Refreshing. Holy in the Moment is such a book that I didn't know I needed. It has refreshed my soul and nourished me in a way I didn't know was needed. Ginger is so encouraging and tender in her writing. She gives practical application in the way that we can draw close to God in the big and the small. What I found to be compelling is how transparent Ginger is in sharing her struggle with anxiety. This book is great because it addresses problem emotions, living a life of prayer and discovering the importance of rest, which I struggle with. 
I love that this book is about perfectionism, but rather freedom and holiness that Christ offers to those who are in Him. This book helps take the reader on a journey through a different and more whole view of holiness, which I love. This book will help you with practical tips, truths and with a life that isn't overwhelmed.  Renew your life moment by moment through God. 

About the Author:

Ginger HarringtonGinger Harrington, is a retired Marine spouse and mom of three young adults and two dachshunds. Author of Holy in the Moment, she is an award-winning blogger and motivational speaker. A co-founder of Planting Roots: Strength to Thrive in Military Life, a military-focused non-profit, Ginger serves as coordinator of publishing, speaks at regional conferences, and assists with social media. With a volunteer staff of 35, Planting Roots, offers a community FB page, online blog posts and Bible study, and live regional conferences. With a dash of quirky humor, Ginger entertains and inspires audiences with characters such as The Queen of Good Intentions, Can’t-Get-It-Together Girl, and My Inner Wimp to enliven her messages. She writes inspirational encouragement at

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot by Mo Isom

35138422Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot

My Thoughts:
Thank YOU! Mo, Thank YOU for writing a book that the church has forgotten about and something that was apart of the God's original design. Thank you for being brave enough to write about a conversation that everyone raises their eyes about, yet seems to not understand. This book addresses why we need to hear more and instead of doing. We need to understand what sex is, why God created us the way he did and why it's important to have the view that God does on the subject matter.
This book has no fluff and you won't find her sugar coating the issue, which I think is so important. She writes about sexual temptations, the sin and the bondage that comes with it. Although, she is open and honest, she also knows the way out of such deep bondage, which is not an easy path, but freedom never easy. 
I really enjoyed this book and believe that young believers need to read this book. I also think that Pastors and engaged couples should read this book as well. It is a very well written book. 

About the Author:
Mo IsomMo is a national speaker, influential blogger, and the New York Times bestselling author of Wreck My Life. She, her husband Jeremiah Aiken, and their two children live in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

So Much To Celebrate Subtitle Entertaining the Ones You Love the Whole Year Through By Katie Jacobs

So Much To CelebrateSubtitle Entertaining the Ones You Love the Whole Year Through

By Katie Jacobs 

Celebrations that show your love
Create beautiful memories for your family and friends by stopping to celebrate life’s joyful moments. In this essential guide to entertaining, Katie Jacobs reveals her secrets for throwing fantastic parties for any occasion, from a casual backyard movie night to a lavish holiday party. Using Katie’s inspiring ideas and make-ahead tips, you will be so organized that you can minimize the fuss, enjoy the time, and celebrate too!
Brimming with creative party themes for every season, inspiring d├ęcor ideas, and delicious recipes, So Much to Celebrate is the perfect book for anyone who appreciates good times, good food, and good celebrations.
Katie Jacobs is a stylist for Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand Draper James, Pottery Barn, and Beaufort Bonnet Company, among others. A fourth-generation Nashvillian, she’s been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living Weddings, Nashville Lifestyles as well as on Inspired By This, Fashionable Hostess, and The Scout Guide. Katie is also a photographer, graphic designer, and foodie. Learn more on Katie’s food and lifestyle blog,
My Thoughts:
Gorgeous! This book is beautiful on the inside. One look on the cover, and you know you can't wait to open up the pages of this bright and inviting book. The hardcover book makes it a lovely coffee table piece. Besides it's beautiful look, it's also a great weight for a cookbook, but not overwhelming in length or pages. It's a must for the kitchen! 
This is one of those books that you can pull out on a rainy day and turn the pages for inspiration or if you're throwing a party together and you need some inspiration, look no further! This book isn't your typical holidays or birthdays book, but rather fun and unique events like a milkshake social, movie night or pie party. They are unique and different.  However, the party ideas and recipes are broken into seasons, but have a paragraph with photos underneath. 
I think this is a fun resource for parties, especially if you like cool books and need inspiring ideas. This book has unique variety with great presentation. I recommend picking up this book if you are party planner or love to throw fun gatherings. This would be great to have on hand for summer. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time by Christine Hoover

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Christine HooverChristine Hoover is a church planting pastor's wife and mom to three boys. Aside from being an author and blogger (, she has contributed to Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, iBelieve, Send Network, and Incourage.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer

35554227Beneath a Prairie Moon

My Thoughts:
Beneath a Prairie Moon is a fantastic historical fiction by Kim Vogel Sawyer. She is a voice in the historical fiction world that is starting to become one of my favorites because I find her books to be unexpected. 
Kim is a talented author in how she develops the story and intertwines each character in the story. The characters all have their own voice, which makes it easy for the reader to turn the pages quickly.  Not only are the characters notable, but so is the storyline. The depth of this story, makes it memorable and enjoyable. It also took me by surprise. This book had romance, friendship, faith and the element of historical fiction, which made it enjoyable. 
This book will make you laugh, cry, shake your head and want you to talk some sense into the characters. You'll also find one characters that you enjoy. I love the setting of the small town, with the mail-order bride service. 
Overall, I enjoyed this book and found it to be a page turner. The characters were great! The plot line kept my attention and I enjoyed the historical aspects of this book.

About the Author:
Kim Vogel SawyerAward-winning, bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer told her kindergarten teacher that someday people would check out her book in the library. The little-girl dream came true in 2006 with the release of Waiting for Summer's Return. Kim's titles now exceed 1.5 million copies and are available in six different language. A former elementary school teacher, she now enjoys a full-time writing and speaking ministry. Kim's passion lies in writing stories that point the reader to a deeper, more intimate relationship with God. When Kim isn't writing, you'll find her traveling with her retired military hubby, spoiling her granddarlings, petting the cats, quilting, or--as time allows--participating in community theater. You can learn more about Kim's writing and speaking ministries at her website,

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began By Kathie Lee Gifford with Rabbi Jason Sobel

The Rock, the Road, and the RabbiMy Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began

By Kathie Lee Gifford with Rabbi Jason Sobel 

As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God’s Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn’t until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek—along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel—that she found the fulfillment of those desires.
Now you can walk with Kathie on a journey through the spiritual foundations of her faith:
The Rock (Jesus Christ): Hear directly from Kathie about her life-changing and ever-deepening connection with Jesus, the Lover of her soul.
The Road (Israel): Explore dozens of ancient landmarks and historical sites from Israel, the promised land of God’s covenant.
The Rabbi (God’s Word): Go beyond a “Sunday school” approach to the Bible by digging into the original languages and deeper meanings of the Holy Scriptures.
As you journey through The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi, you’ll also find additional content from Messianic Rabbi Jason Sobel throughout the book. Jason’s insight into the Hebrew language, culture, and heritage will open your eyes to the Bible like never before.
Come! Begin your journey toward a deeper faith through The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi.
My Thoughts:
Wow! At first, I was really hesitant about this book and even reading it, but once I dug into " The Rock, The Road and the Rabbi," I couldn't stop reading. This book will encourage you as she takes you on the journey of a life-time searching the scriptures and going to the place where Jesus lived. This book will inspire you to want to know God more intimately and deepen your relationship. Kathy does a fantastic job of doing her homework by presenting Biblical truth that has often been overlooked. This book is extraordinary. Overall, I enjoyed this book tremendously and cannot say enough good things about it. While I was skeptical at first, as I read the pages and they unfolded, my skepticism went away and I fell more in love with God. 
About the Author:
Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford (born Kathryn Lee Epstein) is an American television host, singer, actress and playwright, famous for her 15-year run (1985 - 2000) on the television talk show Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, which she co-hosted with Regis Philbin. She has received 11 Emmy nominations.

Starting April 7, 2008, Gifford will co-host the fourth hour of NBC's Today Show with Hoda Kotb.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

His Risk (The Amish of Hart County #4) by Shelley Shepard Gray

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The Amish of Hart Country, Shelley Shepard Gray's latest series, is one that I adore. In this fourth book, His Risk, readers journey back into Hart County. Don't worry if you haven't read the previous novels because they can be read as stand alone books, but it does help with secondary characters if you are able to read them in order. 
The story of Calvin Fisher along with his brother Mark and his wife Waneta will tug at your heart strings. Along with serious health concerns with a member in his family, Calvin works undercover, but by keeping everyone safe, will the truth be exposed? Will his double life lead to a huge fall or will he pull it off? 
Alice Yoder is the school teacher in the community and is darling. She loves teaching, but when she sees a young man standing outside of her neighbors door, she is intrigued. Alice wants to know more. Will she take a risk and find out who he is? 
This book is such a wonderful book because you have amish women with a perfect blend of romance followed by faith and suspense. The book was a perfect pace and I loved reading this book. This is one I soon will not forget from the series. I give this book 5/5 stars. Make sure to pick up the series and a copy of this book! 

About the Author:
Shelley Shepard GrayI live in southern Ohio with my husband, two teenagers, and two dogs. My days are filled with busy activities like most any other mom and housewife. But I also love to write books.

Each morning, after my kids go off to school, I sit at my desk, look out my window, and dream of other places. The hours fly by as I make up people and places and drink way too much coffee.

Writing for Avon Inspire has truly been a dream come true. Being able to spend my days in my make-believe world of the Brenneman Bed and Breakfast is a true blessing. I have enjoyed getting to know more about the Amish culture and tapping into my faith as I show each character’s progression toward a personal relationship with our Lord.

Before becoming a full time writer, I taught elementary school in Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. A job transfer to Ohio led my husband to encourage me to finally give writing a try. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

No Other Gods: The Politics of the Ten Commandments by Ana Levy-Lyons

35605400No Other Gods: The Politics of the Ten Commandments


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Anna Lucia: Book 2 The Casa Bella Chronicles by Liz Galvano

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Liz Galvano

Monday, March 5, 2018

Our Best Life Together: A Daily Devotional for Couples by Joel Osteen, Victoria Osteen

35099586Our Best Life Together: A Daily Devotional for Couples

Joel Osteen

Friday, March 2, 2018

NIV, The Woman's Study Bible Receiving God's Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation By Dorothy Kelley Patterson, Rhonda Kelley

NIV, The Woman's Study BibleReceiving God's Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation

By Dorothy Kelley Patterson, Rhonda Kelley 


The Woman’s Study Bible poignantly reveals the Word of God to women, inviting them to receive God’s truth for balance, hope, and transformation. Special features designed to speak to a woman’s heart appear throughout the Bible text, revealing Scripture-based insights about how godly womanhood grows from a woman’s identity as a Christ-follower and a child of the Kingdom. Now with a beautiful full-color redesign, The Woman’s Study Bible reflects the contributions of over 80 women from a wide variety of ethnic, denominational, educational, and occupational backgrounds. Since the publication of the first edition of The Woman’s Study Bible under the editorial guidance of Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Rhonda Harrington Kelley, this landmark study Bible has sold over 1.5 million copies.

My Thoughts:
I received this Bible in a leather format, which is  how I prefer Bibles, and this one is stunning!! I have this Bible in the NKJV version in leather and it is just as beautiful. The color pages are so nice in this Bible and I especially like the layout. 
This Bible comes to life in color making the Bible easy to read and more appealing to the reader, especially understanding it. It has many maps, indexes, charts and footnotes. I think this Bible would make a great gift for someone, but it would not be my main Bible for study. It is a gorgeous Bible and perfect to bring to Bible studies or to use, but for hardcore studying and wanting to dig deeper daily. I would suggest this for someone who is trying to understand the basics of the Bible, this is a great tool for that. Overall, I think this is a nice Bible and has a lot of great tools to help believers in their walk. It will stand the test of time because of its amazing quality and I love the leathe brown navy blue. You cannot go wrong with this Bible! Make sure to pick up the leather edition! You will love it!