Monday, October 24, 2016

Shaken by Tim Tebow

"Shaken" by Tim Tebow is about him finding keeping his identity in Christ no matter how his life was changed in ways he was not expecting.  First off I want to say I am not a football fan or a fan of celebrity type attitude people have when it comes to "famous" Christians.  With that in mind I will go on with my review.  I was impressed by this book as truthfully I was expecting more about his life in Football than his actually faith but that is not what we get.  What get with this book is how he has put his faith to work when things did not go they way he wanted them to.  I think my favorite section in the whole book was when he asks the question "What Is Normal?".  I really enjoyed how pointed out how normal is standard and when we strive to be like everyone else we are not being the special unique person God has made us.  Also he pointed out that normal is being the status quo. Why did I really enjoy this section because Christians even have status quo or in thing's that they follow as the norm and we should strive to follow Christ not the latest fad. I also enjoyed how talks about focus on Christ even with negativity surrounds you.  He does not portray himself as the perfect Christian he admits that he does fail at times but does not let those failures bring him down.  I really did enjoy this book and I highly recommend it as very uplifting helpful book.

I was given this book this book from WaterBrook Multnomah for free and was not required to give a positive review.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Doodletopia Fairies by Christopher Hart

"Doodletopia Fairies" by Christopher Hart is a mixture book of pages to color and pages that teach you how to create your own fairies.  I am getting back into my art and this book really helps me with my basics on some areas.  I really like how the author shows a finished drawing (without color you can add that). But,  then has an area that has the base form of the fairy and you are to finish the drawing.  It is very helpful for me.  It has a lot of type and tricks on how to draw your own fairy.  This is a very fun book for me and I highly recommend it.

I was given this book from Blogging for Books for free and was not required to give a positive review.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson

"The Christmas Angel Project" by Melody Carlson is about a group of book club friends who lose one of their members.  Book club leader Abby died unexpectedly right after Thanksgiving but left a gift for each member who as a group decides to start a project in honor of Abby.   Louisa, Belinda, Cassidy, and Grace are all different women in different stages of their lives that we see come together thanks to Abby.  Also we learn about each women's story and their current struggles in life.  Their project ends up not only changing their lives but others around them. This was such a beautiful and uplifting book. I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it for an uplifting story.

I was given this book by Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group for free and was not required to give a review in an exchange for it.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Counterfeit Comforts by Robia Scott

"Counterfeit Comforts" by Robia Scott is about getting your focus off of things that soothe your soul and put your focus back onto Jesus.  This was a very interesting book it was a blessing that a self help book wasn't trying to sell you on the latest technique.  However it did start to hint at one area that really bugs me which is the area of being positive all the time.  I will be positive but not always and that is a good thing.  Sometimes being negative is a good thing for our spiritual health and its truthfully.  If that bugs you then you need to review your scriptures as Jesus, Paul and many other were not always positive.  So please don't tell me I have to speak positive as that is not biblical truth.  With that exception it was not a bad book but not one I will keep or reference.

I was given this book from Chosen a division of Baker Publishing Group for my honest review and was not required to give a positive review.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon

"Tangled Webs" by Irene Hannon is the third book in the Men of Valor series.  This books focus is on the youngest brother of the McGregor family Finn who decides after a disastrous mission in the Middle East goes to a peaceful lake to relax and heal.  Well there he meets Dana Lewis is their trying to decompress herself while staying at her grandfathers old cabin.  What they both don't realize is that Dana's grandpa left behind secrets that puts both of them in danger.  I have read all the books in this series and none of the have disappointed me at all.  This author is one of the few authors that can well mix a romance and a mystery books without ruining a good mystery.  I can't really so anymore without giving away the story but I will say yet again this author nails it with a good novel.  I highly recommend this book and the whole series but you don't need to read all of them in order as they can be individual books themselves.

I was given this book from Revel a division of Baker Publishing Group for my honest review and was not required to give a positive review.