Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim

"The Alliance" by Jolina Petersheim is different kind of book about a plain community ie Mennonite.  It involves a Mennonite community and the alliance they make with some non-Mennonite people when a EMP (electromagnetic pulse) bomb takes out the electrical system that the modern world can't live without.   The main story involves an Englisher (non-Mennonite) named Moses who survived his plane crashing after the EMP has gone off and a strong Mennonite woman named Leora.  This book was so good I could not put it down.  I am not a big fiction reader but this author wrote such an excellent book.  Most books about the Amish and Mennonites have such a formulaic type of writing but not this one at all.  The characters and the story just keep you on your toes and in ways you don't expect.  This is the third book of this author's I have read and I will say the more she writes the better the stories get.  This one is my absolute favorite.  I cannot more highly recommend it and I really want to buy a copy to have in my library besides my e-book copy.

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

Friday, February 19, 2016

What We Believe by R.C. Sproul

"What We Believe" by R.C. Sproul is an update of the previously titled book Renewing Your Mind.  This book is a detailed understanding of the Apostles' Creed and why it is important.  This book is a really good break down of each section of the Apostles' Creed. Using scripture to answer why each section says what it says but keeps the scripture is in context. It also brings in modern beliefs and ideas to explain items that are still happening in the modern era without taking away the original meaning of the Apostles' Creed.  My favorite part would have to be where he goes into detail on why Mary is important but not to the levels that the Roman Catholic church has put her at.  Another great book from R.C. Sproul.   I highly recommend it as a great way to learn more about the Apostles Creed.

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

Monday, February 15, 2016

Always Watching by Lynette Eason

 "Always Watching" by Lynette Eason is the first book in the Elite Guardians series.  The series are mystery fiction novels about body guards and the people they are protection.  This one is about a radio psychiatrist personality Wade Savage being stalked and his body guard Olivia.  I was highly impressed  on how the author really dwelled into how the main character Wade and his daughter felt while being stalked.  Some authors really don't know how to write on the range of emotion a stalking victim feels.  Yes I do know how one feels I have been stalked not to the extreme levels the that Wade was but I still have some of those feeling left since to this day I do not know who my stalker was. Back to the book it was not slow paced at all it was only near the ending that I started to really figure out the bad characters were in the story.  Yes there was a little romance in the story with Olivia and Wade but it was such a side point that it did not distract from the majority of the story.  Once I picked up the book I just could not put it down.  I can't wait for the next book in this series.  If you can't tell I highly recommend it.

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

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tranquility by David W. Henderson

"Tranquility" by David W. Henderson is about slowing down to take the time to be with Christ and not with the business of life.  This book really goes into details on not what to do but why we need to slow down our lives and focus on Christ.  I really liked how the author points out that all our business in our society can be harmful spiritually besides physically.  We have a tendency to think as American Christians if we are not constantly busy then we are sinning which is not true.  No I am not advocating for pure laziness but we do need to slow down and take our time with the Lord.  This book really encouraged me on that.  I was very encouraged by this book even though at times I had a hard time picking it up to read for reason.  I highly recommend this book to remind you to take time with Christ and life around you.

I was given this book from Baker Bakers for my honest review and was not required to give a positive review.

A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White

"A Song Unheard" by Roseanna M. White is the second book in the Shadows Over England series which takes place just before World ...