Friday, May 10, 2013
This awesome prayer devotional will be released June 1st 2013 but CM Book review is giving away one free copy to one Amazon monthly subscriber of this blog. The first person to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org will receive this book free in the mail! This book graciously teaches you to just spend five minutes a day in prayer and gives you bible scriptures to pray specifically for certain topics to see powerful supernatural results in your life. Chapters such as, "Your relationships with others" gives you scriptures for praying for your friends, and prayers for relationship conflicts. Click here to reserve your copy on Amazon today! Not an Amazon subscriber yet? Click here to subscribe!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Although Airel by Aaron Patterson and Chris White is listed on Amazon in the YA (Young Adult) genre, this book was quite appealing to me. My instincts were correct, and I was beyond pleasantly surprised with this book. The protagonist, Airel, at first appears to be the typical teen. Airel begins to encounter problems in her life that become quite atypical and dramatic and the reader quickly discovers (along with Airel) that things are not what they seem. A love interest is introduced and it was very fun for me to feel young innocent love again when I was immersed in Airels perspective on life and love. This book has a strong supernatural element (angels and demons) but is not done in a way that glorifies the demonic realm. Airel's story runs concurrent with a story in the past that has great impact on her life and becomes an integral part of the outcome. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but Patterson and White have taken an interesting spin in this book on the Nephilim topic that Christians love speculating about. If you are looking for a clean, fast-paced, and engrossing book for yourself or for your teen, I highly suggest this book. My teenager was very impatient for me to finish it so that she could have it. This is a great alternative to the Twilight series, as it presents a good message intertwined with an interesting topic. I highly recommend this entertaining book. Buy the book
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Echoes is a christian contemporary romance. This title is a little dated (2004) but I still enjoyed it. The protagonist gets dumped by her fiance' and goes through somewhat of an identity crisis. Her brother brings her a computer, and she learns how to use the internet. She bumbles through learning how to send emails, and accidentally starts communicating with a male who seems to have the same interests as she does. The story is a simple romance, with a clean and cute premise. I was a little bored with the pace of the novel and the characters were a little two-dimensional, but if you are looking for a cute, clean, and fast read, this novel is the ticket! I have not read any of the other books in this series, but was able to pick it up with no problems. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 :"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I was so excited to receive this book in the mail! The title alone just gets the reader excited! Lisa always packs a powerful punch in her books, but this book is her BEST! Lisa succinctly shows how women are being attacked from all fronts. With sex trafficking and gendercide taking place all over the world, Lisa challenges women to take up our swords and FIGHT and not lay dormant. She teaches the reader about swords - how they are made, what they have been used for and how we can use them to symbolize what Christ is doing in our lives and how to change the world with our "swords." I love Lisa because she is my kind of girl. She is one who presents the facts in an enlightening and entertaining way and then once she teaches you she challenges you to go out and teach others and make a difference! Too many women are too timid, too fearful, and lack any desire to (figuratively) wield a sword in any capacity! This book is empowering and calls women to wake up and fight (in a good way)! If you buy any book this year for yourself or someone else - please buy this one! The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 :"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".
This is a nice little devotional. There are over 100 devotions, and they are labeled by title not by date. I really liked that the average length of each devotion is around five paragraphs. This is just enough to pack a powerful concise punch without making you feel like reading each day is going to be overwhelming. The topics are applicable to daily life including, "Reward or result" "Moderation" and "Give me a testimony." This morning I read a topic about giving someone a hug in the mail, meaning send them a sweet card, note, or gift. Sometimes we just need a devotional to remind us of simple things, and this is why I like this one. There is nothing life-altering here, just simple daily reminders of how we should live as followers of Christ. This is a great little book! The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 :"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".
Monday, March 18, 2013
This is a FANTASTIC book! There are over 400 recipes that are truly amazing. I have been making smoothies and have been juicing since I read Cherie's first book, and it has literally changed my health and my body. I am naturally thin, but I feel amazing and my hair, skin, and nails feel healthy. This book is broken down by sub-topics, including Simple Juice Recipes, Gourmet Blends, Green juices, Green smoothies and more! Each recipe is power packed and yummy. If you are at all into eating right or increasing your intake of whole and real foods, this is the book for you! My favorite so far is the cranberry-cucumber fat buster which includes bears, cucumber, spinach, lemon, ginger root and ice. Buy this book and you will be so happy that you did (and so will your body...and your spouse...and your kids)! Seriously, the recipes in this book will change your life. I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 :"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".
Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home is really a must read for any military family. The premise of the book is that war hurts service men and women, and their families. PSTD and TBI (traumatic brain injury)is silently breaking apart families, and ruining lives. This book addresses the many facets of these disorders from a christian, biblical standpoint. The author has first hand experience, as she is married to a RET. navy seal who suffered these disorders, and this dramatically affected their family. The author is candid about her past struggles and really shows the reader the emotional toll that war and military life can inflict upon not only those who serve but their loved ones also. I was fascinated by her accounts of situtations that happened in her relationship with her husband, and how she managed to lean on God, the bible, and her counselor to get through her ordeal. This book is real, raw, and much needed in our society. Too many people are affected by war, and they should not suffer silently. If you want to learn more about PSTD and TBI, or are concerned about a family member or friend you must read this book. This book is not boring, it is not preachy, but it does speak to the heart and it does weave biblical truths to ultimately direct the reader to God as the master physician (along with seeking necessary medical help by a licensed practitioner). I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 :"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".