Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I Will Not Fear by Melba Pattillo Beals

"I Will Not Fear" by Melba Pattillo Beals is her story of faith during the trials of her life starting even at birth all up to to now days.  Her story of faith is so powerful and interesting that once I started reading it I just couldn't put it down.  She is famous for being one of the Little Rock nine African Americans that integrated the High School in Little Rock.  She has gone through things that could break most people but she stood strong in her faith in God.  One thing I thought was a good point that she brought up is that she still faces discrimination in housing for being African American.  Also she really brings up the danger of child offenders and how the stalk their victims or almost victims.  This was a very powerful book that I highly recommend anyone to read.

I was given this book Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group for free and was not required to give a positive review.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mrs. Oswald Chambers by Michelle Ule

"Mrs. Oswald Chambers" Michelle Ule is about the woman who stood by her more famous husband Oswald Chambers.  This was an interesting book about not just the wife of Oswald Chambers but their life together.  There life was not easy but praise God they survived and were witness of God's provisions.  Now I will say if you don't know who Oswald Chambers is then you may not understand why this book is interesting.  Before you say all Christians know who he is no they don't so research them to see if you want to read this book.  I do recommend it as a good historical information on a couple in the faith.

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

Cold Water by Samuel Parker

"Cold Water" by Samuel Parker is a Christian thriller that takes place in a small town where revenge/vigilantism is at the highest level.  Michael has moved back to town after being the state prison system trying to get away from the darkness that has haunted since childhood but it will not go away.  Neither will men in the community that think he must die especially one man who makes it his mission to kill Michael.  This was a very intriguing and interesting book that once I started reading I could put it down seriously I really couldn't.  It starts out in away I was not expecting and did leave a question at first what did Michael do so that others want this kind of revenge on him.  It does flash back to his crime and sentencing and life in prison.  Also it deals with the death that follows him which is kinda what you expect once start reading it but it is still a great novel.  I highly recommend this novel and I can't wait to read more of this author's books. 

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

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Breaking Cover by Michele Rigby Assad

"Breaking Cover" by Michele Rigby Assad is the author's story of becoming a CIA agent and her life in and after being in the CIA.  This was a very interesting book that once I picked it up I could not put it down.  The author really does an excellent job on telling her story without giving away secrets or details that could hurt others.  Her story is also about how our paths are not ours alone but how God wants them to go as she did things she never thought she would be able to do.  It was interesting how God used her skills she learned from the CIA in her civilian life after she left the department.  Also it was really good to read on how she seen the hand of God in her life.  I highly recommend this book if you like memoir as I do.

I was given this book from Tyndale Publishers and was not required to give a positive review.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

On Pills and Needles by Rick Van Warner

"On Pills and Needles" by Rick Van Warner is the story of a father trying to save his son from Opioid Addiction. This book is a powerful look from a father's standpoint dealing with his soon starting as a teen.  His story is the story of many parents in this country.  Many spending their own money hoping their child will be clean with rehab but a lot of times the rehab system is broken also.   Also we need to understand this story starts with a prescription drug called OxyContin which is also called a synthetic heroin.  The damage that this drug and actual heroin can cause in a community is devastating but not always as devastating as it is to the family of an addict.  This book helps us remember that the addicts are people also and that someone out there does love them.  Very powerful and I highly recommend it.

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

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Out of the Ashes by Tracie Peterson

"Out of the Ashes" by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse is the second book in the Heart of Alaska book series. The series takes place in the early 1900's while Alaska is still a territory.  In this book we meat a Frenchman named  Jean-Michel Langelier who wants to escape the memories of war.  At the same time an woman from his past a young widow named Katherine is there trying to heal from an abusive husband.  We have some of the characters from the first book as we see more of their stories but mainly it is about Jean-Michel and Katherine so you could read this book without having read the first one.  This was a well paced story that was a romance but mainly it was about healing from our wounds and not letting them guide the future of the characters lives.  I highly recommend this book series.

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

The Last Girl by Nadia Murad

"The Last Girl" by Nadia Murad is the powerful story of a young woman who was life as she knew was stolen from ISIS. Nadia was a poor young woman just living her life in her Yazidi community Iraw when ISIS came thru and destroyed her life in ways no one should ever have to go thru.  I just don't know how she has the strength to write about the deaths she seen and the rapes she had to endure as being used as a sex slave by ISIS.  The emotional and physical torture she dealt with most could never even live thru let alone write about.  But her story and the story of many other victims of ISIS need to be heard. If you want to read this powerful book then you need to know this is not a warm fuzzy book it is telling the real truth.  The evil of people (she talks about not only the men members but also the woman members) blows my mind but I know it is out there.  I highly recommend this book so you can know what other people and some of the refugees have had to go thru.

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

I Will Not Fear by Melba Pattillo Beals

"I Will Not Fear" by Melba Pattillo Beals is her story of faith during the trials of her life starting even at birth all up to t...