Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Great collection of sermons from Eugene Peterson

Eugene Peterson's The Message Paraphrase of the bible taught me to love reading the word of God.  So when I got the oppotunity to read this new book i did.  While the title As Kingfishers catch fire doesnt catch the eye, what follows in the pages after do.  Peterson organizes the sermons from Genesis to revelation in order...I like that.  If you want to gleam some wisdom from one of America's greatest pastors, look no further than As Kingfishers Catch Fire.  i highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about the truths found in the bible and how to apply it to your life right now.
I recieved this book for free in exchange for an honest review. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

book review: Chazown by Craig Groeschel

I love this book.  I have read it before and had the privilege of reading the updated and expanded version.  The question that we all ask is "What on earth am I here for?"  This book helps in the quest to discover how God has wired us and what God has created us to do.  As you read the book, Chazown (which is Hebrew for Vision by the way), you will discover short chapters that will help peel the layers of the onion of your life and what you discover is the true you; who you were created to be.
I highly recommend this book if you want to live a life the honors God, live the life you were meant to life, and impact the world around you.  Craig Groeschel has written an easy book to answer the question, "What on earth am I here for?"
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from bloggingforbooks.com    

Thursday, March 30, 2017

You need to read the book Seven Mile Miracle by Steven Furtick

I watch every sermon that Steven Furtick preaches and read every book, he writes.  So it is no suprise that I picked up Steven Furtick latest book: "Seven-Mile Miracle."  Let me get to the point: Read this book and buy one for all your friends.  What, you have no friends???  Well  buy them for your enemies and random people.
This book takes the reader through a journey through the last 7 words of Jesus.  Jesus spoke while on the cross and if you take the words and put them together, you get a journey on the life of a follower of Jesus Christ.  Furtick talks about salvation, relationship, life problems, questions about God,victory and more.  I dont only recommend Seven-Mile Miracle, i challenge you to buy it on Amazon, or better yet, your local book store.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review at blogging for books. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Another great book on the christian life!

Henri Nouwen was a great priest who most people have heard about or read some of his books.  I have read quiet a bit of his books and every time i read his books, my life is forever improved.  If you ever wanted to sit down and listen to Henri Nouwen talk about biblical topics and topics that relate to real life, "Love, Henri" is your book.  These are actual letters he wrote over his life to people.  in these letters you will find nuggets of wisdom and truth.  I highly recommend this book to you if you desire to grow in Christ!
I received this book for free in exchange with an honest review from bloggingforbooks.com   

Monday, September 12, 2016

Another great read from Billy Coffey

I have ready all of Billy Coffey's books and this is a nice book to add to my collection.  The book is titled, "There will be Stars."  Every book Coffey writes is very deep.  You cannot sit back with a cup of coffee and enjoy a nice relaxing read.  His novels make you think.  This novel is admittedly a strange one.  It is a story about a father and his two sons that end up getting in a car wreck and they wake up in some strange world.  The strange part is that these people relive the same day over and over.  they are stuck in limbo (Think Groundhog Day!).  This is a story of redemption i believe.  It is about getting your life right and making the most of every opportunity.  I love that message.  but the reality is, not everyone will like this novel.  It is very strange and can move a little sluggish at times.  Saying that, it is worth getting through it because the message is loud and clear by the end.  I do recommend this book to you.
I recieved this book for free in exchange with an honest review from booklook bloggers.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Author Blake Crouch has done it again

I picked up Blake Crouch's new novel, "Dark Matter" because i have read his Wayward Pines Trilogy.  Those books were great so that is why i had a hunch that Dark Matter would be great too.  I was right (LOL!).  This is a book about a man who lived a life that was lived but not enjoyed.  One day, He gets beat up outside his local bar.  When he wakes up, his wife is now not his wife and he now has no son.  His life is like it would have been if he made different choices when he was younger.
cant spoil any more.  This book is kind of like a modern day "It's a wonderful life."  You will absolutely love this book.  I just hope they make this into a movie.
I received this book for free from bloggingforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Could this be a new classic? I think so!!!

First time author James Anderson has written a masterpiece (in my opinion).  The Never-Open Desert Diner is a tale that gives us many characters that are so fleshed out for us that I feel like we really get to know them.  They become our friends!  
The Main character is a man named Ben Jones.  He is a truck driver who delivers goods out in the middle of nowhere.  He meets a mysterious women playing a Cello.  He falls in love with her and has some thoughts of going back to see her after he has left.  The problem is: she is still married and she is in hiding.  Why is she in hiding?
  This book has a great setting.  Who doesnt like a road trip story with an almost abandoned old fashioned desert diner?
 I would recommend you buying this book from Amazon or your local book store because it is a modern day road trip classic across the desert.  my favorite part is not the story (even though it is good).  it is how Anderson fleshes out the character.  His skill at character development is very high.
I received this for free in exchange for an honest review from bloggingforbooks.com