Saturday, October 27, 2012
This is an insightful book to delve deep into the question of "would you follow God's call on your life, even if it means giving up almost everything you know?". The author of this story shares her real-life experience in giving up what she had for something that she didn't know, but knew that it was God is in control of her familiy's life. ( This story is about being called as a missionary in a third world country). I liked the concept of this book because it makes the reader ponder your own life, and how you would respond to something like this - if this situation was presented to you, would you go for it? Even though I read alot, I believe that this book is an easy read. Some of the details could have been developed further, but overall the major concepts are addressed, and the issues are well presented. If you want to read something that challenges your thoughts and will make you consider or dream about what God may have for you, this is the book for you! I received this book from the publisher. 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, October 22, 2012
This book can be very comforting for someone who has lost someone, and if closure is needed. The author, Marvin, writes about his personal experience with Heaven when he temporarily visited during an illness. Marvin is shown to be an educated, sweet, godly man, who had no agenda other than to share the amazing things that he saw and felt. I was especially touched when he recounted what he saw regarding babies - his statements are interesting and may give some peace to someone who has lost a child, even right after conception. I also was moved when I read about his very special bond with his son-in-law, how he had called Marv "dad", and how he became so ill so quickly, and was then gone. Marv was able to see his son-in-law jumping up and down and totally healed and joyful, and that alone inspires a great longing for the wonders of Heaven. This book is very easy to read, and would be a good choice if you or someone you know needs comfort or hope for what happens to believers in Christ after death. 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".