Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Shift: Courageously Moving from Season to Season by Keion Henderson

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: Courageously Moving From Season To Season provides the reader with insights and practical advice on exercising grace in the shifts of seasons. With insights from the Bible and also real life stories, this book allows the reader to to find the book relatable. 

This book breaths life and training for the reader as we walk through seasons that shift. This is the best book for the season that the world is living in. I highly recommend picking up a copy today. 

About the Author:

Keion HendersonKeion Henderson's life-changing words have inspired audiences around the world to take action. As a global entrepreneur, he is passionate about developing leaders, organizations and teams for optimal success. Keion is founder of the annual L3: Lift, Lead and Learn Conference and Business Lab, a global coaching and accelerator program for entrepreneurs, corporate and ministry leaders. As an international speaker, he travels the world to share proven strategies for business and leadership development.

He is recognized as a CNN Heroes Award nominee and John Maxwell's Top 250 Leaders. Keion is the Senior Pastor of The Lighthouse Church where he gives leadership to more than 10,000 members. His greatest joy is being a father to his daughter, Katelyn Henderson.

Monday, March 23, 2020

It's Not Over by Joshua Gagnon

IT’S NOT OVER

About It’s Not Over: Leaving Behind Disappointment and Learning to Dream Again

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (February 25, 2020)
Disappointed with your life? Worried you’ll never achieve your dreams? Don’t be discouraged; it’s not over!
As children, we dream of someday being a superhero or an astronaut, a parent or a business owner, an actress or a sports star. The more outrageous the dream, the more sure we are that it will happen! Yet as we mature, hardships, hurts, and failures chip away at our dreams. Our past longings can seem like the naive wishes of childhood instead of the foundation of the life we were meant to live.
In It’s Not Over, pastor Joshua Gagnon, founder of the Next Level Church network, reminds us that we were born to dream—and to dream big. In fact, our dreams have the power to shape our lives. Join Joshua in discovering the answers to these questions and many more:
  • How does dreaming help you discover your purpose?
  • How do you identify whether a dream is even worth chasing?
  • How do you overcome resistance, criticism, and doubt?
  • How do you pray bold prayers when you don’t feel like praying at all?
  • How do you finish strong on the journey toward your dream?
If you find yourself minimizing your dreams or feeling defeated by inner or outer resistance, there is good news: it’s not over! As long as you have breath in your lungs, God has a dream for you to chase. It’s what you were created for. And you can start today.

My Thoughts:
It's Not Over is the perfect book for anyone who has a God size dream in their heart. Whether the dream is something new or you've given up on your dream, this book is for you. The size of your dream doesn't matter, but as long as it comes from the heart of God, it will come into fruition. 
With practical advice, this book will have the reader nodding their head and highlighting paragraphs. This book is simple, yet thought provoking for the reader. I found myself thinking about my God size dream and asking myself questions, as I read through this book. It gave me practical advice on how I can pursue my God-given dream, especially in a difficult time in our world, where we are focused on COVID-19. This book brought me life and encouragement. I highly recommend picking up a copy today.

Purchase Links

Amazon |Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble Thomas Nelson

About Joshua Gagnon

Joshua Gagnon is the founding and lead pastor of Next Level Church, regularly recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in America. He is known for his uniquely authentic communication style that makes the hope found in Jesus relevant to people of every background. He and his wife, Jennifer, raise their two sons in New Hampshire.

Connect with Joshua

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Happy Camper by Melody Carlson

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About:
Home is the place to heal, right? At least, that's what Dillon Michaels is hoping as she leaves her disappointing career and nonstarter love life behind to help her grieving and aging grandfather on his small Oregon farm. The only problem? Her eccentric mother beat her there and has taken over Dillon's old room. After a few nights sleeping on a sagging sofa, Dillon is ready to give up, until she receives an unlikely gift--her grandfather's run-down vintage camp trailer, which she quickly resolves to restore with the help of Jordan Atwood, the handsome owner of the local hardware store.

But just when things are finally beginning to run smoothly, Dillon's noncommittal ex-boyfriend shows up with roses . . . and a ring.

My Thoughts:
The Happy Camper is an adorable book that I could not put down. I love author, Melody Carlson. She writes a fantastic, delightful and light novel. The Happy Camper has all the elements that I love in a book. The main character Dillon is a go-getter and has the attitude of "I can get it done." She is determined more then ever to DIY a vintage trailer. In the process of making her trailer into something that is functional, she learns that the previous life she led, was not all that she had thought it to be. She also meets Jordan Atwood who helps her transform her trailer. Her trailer isn't the only thing that is changed by Jordan, but her heart. 

This book has the romance, laughter, family and faith elements that every reader wants to read. I was able to read this book quick because it was so light and adorable. If you're looking for a light read, that is fun and has a side of romance, order your copy today of The Happy Camper. You will not be disappointed. 

About the Author:
Melody CarlsonMelody Carlson is the award-winning author of over 200 books with sales of more than 7 million, including many bestselling Christmas novellas, young adult titles, and contemporary romances. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at www.melodycarlson.com

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Eat. Pie. Love.: 52 Devotions to Satisfy Your Mind, Body, and Soul by Tara Royer Steele


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Eat. Pie. Love. is the most adorable devotional! This little devotional is jammed pack with truth, laughter, so don't let the size of this book fool you! Packed with scripture to ponder, mouth watering recipes, this devotional is sure to lead you close to the heart of God. I love the colors, pictures and quotes in this book. It is a perfect size for the table next to your bed or in your work bag for a lunch break. Grab a copy today, this is the cutest! 



Saturday, March 14, 2020

Colossians: A Biblical Study by Joyce Meyer


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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.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Galatians: A Biblical Study by Joyce Meyer


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My Thoughts:

Do you study God's word, but aren't really sure what you're studying or maybe struggle with staying guided in His word? Galatians is a great commentary Bible Study and tool that helps the reader live on the Bible in practical ways. This book has space for you to record your notes, thoughts, or prayers as you read the book of Galatians. This study is a fantastic tool whether you are new to the Christian faith or you have been in a relationship with the Lord for years. You will grow in your walk and learn so much more about the Bible!

About the Author:
Joyce MeyerJoyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, Joyce’s books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, Joyce teaches on a number of topics with a particular focus on how the Word of God applies to our everyday lives. Her candid communication style allows her to share openly and practically about her experiences so others can apply what she has learned to their lives.

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.

Monday, March 2, 2020

The Basic Bible Atlas: A Fascinating Guide to the Land of the Bible by John A. Beck

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John A. Beck

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Thinking like a Boss: Uncover and Overcome the Lies Holding You Back from Success by Kate Crocco


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Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Successful Speaker Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform

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About:
Do you have a message you want to get out into the world? Have you ever dreamed of speaking for a living? Is there something you have to say but just aren't sure what to do next? The Successful Speaker is a proven, easy-to-follow guide to helping you do just that.

Whether you want to speak at your next board meeting or community gathering, start making some extra money on the side, or become a full-time professional speaker, Grant Baldwin knows how to get you from here to there. Why? Because he's done it himself and has coached over 2,000 speakers.

In The Successful Speaker, you will learn the five-step road map to start and scale a speaking business from the ground up, including

- how to hone your message and know exactly who it's for
- the preparation process to help your next speech move an audience to action
- what it takes to establish yourself as an in-demand expert
- practical steps to finding and booking paid speaking gigs
- how to know when it's time to grow your impact and income

In each chapter, you will get specific action steps and case studies from professional speakers (including some of the most successful communicators in the world) to put you on the fast track to booking gigs, getting paid, and building your speaking platform.
 

My Thoughts :

As I read The Successful Speaker, I immediately began to feel the confidence that I could be a successful speaker and that I will develop my own style. This book is written for the person who wants to be a paid, professional speaker. This book has a variety of information that is practical, useful and simple. This books is geared for those who want to make a size-able income.
For me, I was looking to hone and develop my skills, not get rick quick, but learn as I go and this book provided that. If you are looking for simple ideas on how to be a better speaker, this book is perfect for you. It's an easy read and will give you tips on how to be a better speaker. 


About the Authors:
Grant BaldwinGrant Baldwin is the creator of the popular podcast The Speaker Lab and the online course Booked and Paid to Speak, through which he has trained more than 2,000 speakers. A popular keynote speaker and entrepreneur, he lives near Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Sheila, and their three daughters. Visit www.thespeakerlab.com for more information.


Friday, February 28, 2020

Daring to Live: How the Power of Sisterhood and Taking Risks Can Jump-Start Your Joy


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 Daring to Live is a motivating and fun memoir by Author, Sheri Hunter. Her husband passed away at the age of 50 and this loss sparked an adventure inside of her, that allowed her to view the world in a new way. From skydiving to zip-lining and everything in between, Sheri decided to take life by the horns and not let go.
This book is written from a Christian perspective as she shares how during the most difficult season, she grew close to the Lord. She shares her experiences, heart and lessons that she learned along the way. She is very honest about her journey into allow God's love to be sufficient and then God showed her something else that was missing. 
If you're a fan of memories that have elements of faith, fun, vacation and God's life lessons, this book is great. I think you will find some laugh out moments and even moments of seriousness with the Lord. This has a lot of time for reflection as you read Sheri's thoughts and God speaks to you about His own thoughts for you. 
Don't miss this book! Pick up a copy today. 

About the Author:
Sheri HunterSheri Hunter is a marketing professional who has served as a producer for Detroit's national news affiliates, including CBS and NBC. She is a freelancer for several daily newspapers, including the Oakland Press, the Morning Sun News, and the Grand Rapids Herald, and she has been featured in MORE magazine and National Geographic Traveler. A popular keynote speaker, Sheri loves to show others that living outside of our comfort zones helps us discover amazing things about ourselves, even if those acts aren't as extreme as jumping out of an airplane at 13,000 feet. Sheri lives in Michigan.


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Claim Your Crown: Walking in Confidence and Worth as a Daughter of the King by Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien

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About:
Young women are deeply dissatisfied with society's standards (and double standards). They want more for themselves--but sometimes they don't quite know what that more should be. That's where Miss Black New Jersey 2018 and Teen Vogue "It Girl" turned fashion writer Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien comes in.

Through her insightful comments on media, pop culture, and pervading cultural myths about beauty, fashion, and womanhood, Tarah-Lynn dismantles the messages that feed into the insecurities, fears, doubts, and guilt that young women experience today. She introduces them to an understanding of God as a loving Father and the King of all kings, who bestows upon his daughters a crown of love, worth, and power. And she shows them how to not only claim the promises of God but also walk purposefully in them as independent women (no prince necessary!) who respond to adversity with righteousness and authority.

My Thoughts:
Claim Your Crown written by Teen Vogue author and creator of Adorned in Armor & Dressed for Battle podcast shares with readers her own life experiences about what it means to walk in confident as a daughter in Christ.
This book is perfect for the teenager or even older adults to gain wisdom from scripture about understanding your worth in Christ. This book isn't a self help book or book to boost you self-esteem, but rather one that helps the reader secure their identity in Christ. 
Claim Your Crown has a lot of great advice, thought provoking chapters and even questions for the reader to ponder further later at the end of each chapter. I was not able to pick a favorite chapter because this book just was so, so good! 
Grab a copy today, you'll love it! 

About the Author:
Tarah-Lynn Saint-ElienTarah-Lynn Saint-Elien is passionate about encouraging and empowering young women to fully grasp their worth in Christ. Through her award-winning brand, Adorned in Armor, she inspires thousands of young women to conquer life through faith and style. By landing internships at Elle magazine and PBS, and by collaborating with brands such as Maybelline and Banana Republic, her work experience has catapulted her into becoming a Teen Vogue "It Girl" and a Teen Vogue fashion writer. Crowned Miss Black New Jersey in 2018, Tarah-Lynn graduated summa cum laude from Rider University and earned her master's degree from Syracuse University. She now hosts the Dressed for Battle podcast. You can also find Tarah styling, hosting events, and speaking at self-worth and branding workshops.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Yes Sisters: Surrounding Yourself with Women Who Affirm, Encourage, and Challenge You by Angelia L. White, Erin Keeley Marshall

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A single "no" from someone close to us can crush our dreams. You can't . . . You'll never . . . You're kidding yourself . . . In contrast, a single "yes" can sustain our dreams despite the setbacks we're sure to encounter. Yes, you can! Yes, I'm here for you! 

With passion and contagious enthusiasm, Angelia White shows you how to surround yourself with Yes Sisters--women who will remind you that you are worthy, that God loves you completely, and that you can accomplish even your wildest dreams. Her engaging personal stories, as well as those from other prominent women, will show you how to 

- find and cultivate Yes Sister relationships
- leverage their power
- and be a Yes Sister for someone else

She also helps you understand, forgive, and sometimes distance yourself from negative people who dampen your joy and strip you of your motivation.

You don't have to go it alone, and you don't have to drag the naysayers along behind you. Start finding your Yes Sisters today!
Yes Sisters Surrounding Yourself With Women Who Affirm, Encourage And Challenge You By Angelia White is the perfect book in encouraging women to have and surround themselves with Godly women. This book is also about being the women and friends you desire. If you desire the qualities and character traits that Angelia mentions in the book, then it's great to be aware of your own flaws when contributing to friendships.
This book is encouraging and helps the reader identify the types and kind of friends she needs in different seasons, while being that friend to others. 
 I absolutely love this book and I know you will too! So go grab yourself a copy, its an easy book to read, but a worth while book to invest your time into reading.

About the Author:

Angelia L. WhiteAngelia L. White is the creator of Hope for Women magazine, a quarterly publication with a reach of 200,000. A Ball State University Black Alumni Award of Achievement recipient, Angelia is a mother of three and the publisher, president, and CEO of HOPE for Women, headquartered in Muncie, Indiana. Rising from a background of discouragement, she spends her life encouraging other women to step into their full potential and share their inspiring stories.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

More Than We Remember by Christina Suzann Nelson

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More Than We Remember

Christina Suzann Nelson