Monday, July 25, 2016

Why God Calls Us To Dangerous Places by Kate McCord

"Why God Calls Us To Dangerous" by Kate McCord is all about obeying God's voice even when he is calling us to dangerous or even how to support family and friends in their callings.  This was a great follow up to the author's first book about her life of being a missionary in the middle east.  Not only does she explain why God will sometime call us to dangerous areas but also how we can help/support our loved ones that are called to dangerous places.  She talks about the dangers her and others seen but also how if it was not being in dangerous area should would not have been able to witness to the people in those areas like they needed to be.  She brings up how yes it may be easier just to write a check to support others but it is more fulfilling if the Lord is calling you to witness in the areas yourself.  She never says it will be easy but God does not always calls us to an easy life. What a powerful book that I highly recommend.

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

Balancing It All by Candace Cameron Bure


"Balancing It All" by Candace Cameron Bure is about how the author does her life.  This book was not what I was expecting.  I was expecting not just a memoir but also some tips on how she does balance her life.  The book felt like to me more of biography with bits of things added talking about her faith and that she does a lot her life.  It wasn't a bad book but just overall a blah look at me book at times.  I just could not get into it.  I was a fan of her in the original Full House so I was interested in reading this book which is why I chose it.  I was intrigued by how she met her husband and her life as a child actress those parts where the most interesting to me.  I will recommend me this book but don't go into it expecting a lot.

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

Pop Manga Coloring Book by Camilla d'Errico

"Pop Manga Coloring Book" by Camilla d'Errico is a wonderful journey of cute, interesting, beautiful and bizarre world of the author's drawings.  Can I say that I love the trend of adult coloring books.  For its not a fad as I have been coloring in coloring books for a long time.  But now I am able to enjoy coloring books that are done by some of the world's most talented artists.  I will admit before I chose this coloring book to review I did not the artists name but I knew her work.  She is such a very talented artist so being able to color some of her work to me is a blessing.   The art in this book is not your normal every day type its more of a fantasy and whimsical style.  It is a very fun coloring book that I highly recommend.

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Murder Comes by Mail by A.H. Gabhart

"Murder Comes By Mail" by A.H. Gabhart is the second book in the Hidden Springs Mystery series of books.  This one starts with Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane saving a man's life which he soon regrets as a series of murders start happening that will make his life tangle web of trouble because of saving a man's life.  This was a very good and well paced murder mystery.  The people in this small town story I can so visualize as I consider a small town my hometown and boy are/was characters in my hometown.  Even though its a murder mystery there are a few points especially at the beginning that are funny.  It was well written mystery that I don't want to give any of it away as there are twists that I did not expect.  I can't wait to read the third in this book series as the author is an excellent story teller.  I highly recommend this book.

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

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Un-ashamed by Lecrae

"Un-ashamed" by Lecrae is the biography of of the rapper that is known best from the Christian rap world Lecrae.  This was a very interesting biography he did not have his life handed to him on a silver platter.  Even though he was given opportunities to make himself better when he was young he still took to women and drugs.  This is a powerful story, Lecrae does not hold back on what has happened to him when he was a child which was sexual abuse by a female babysitter.  Which to me is a reminder to society that we need to remember that females can be sexual abusers also.  His faith has been weak and strong for him at times.  He has been a legalist at times at he will admit this.   But near the end of this book I got kinda of confused on what he believed it was an odd portion.  But I will recommend it for anyone that is one of his fans to read or even if you are not his fan.

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

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Drawing Lesson by Mark Crilley

"The Drawing Lesson" by Mark Crilley is a graphic novel that revolves a young being taught how to draw while also teaching you the reader how to draw. Without even trying to draw yet I already love this book.  Why do I say that?  Because of the first section where it talks about how someone can draw what they are looking at is a real artist.  When I was younger I had a lot of people tell me that yes I could draw but mine was just mental tracing not real drawing since I was taking a drawing or an object I could see and enlarge it or minimize.  It was really discouraging so I over time gave up my drawing but now I am starting to get back into it. I picked this book to review as I thought it would be a fun way for me to re-learn some of my skills.  It is such a fun and neat way to learn how to draw by watching and reading the main character David learn to draw.  It is such a well done book that not only I am going to use it but I am going to add it to my 6th grader homeschool books to use this year.  I can't wait to share it with him as he likes to draw and loves graphic novels. I highly recommend this book for kids or adults like me who want a different way to learn how to draw.

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

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Culture by A.W. Tozer

"Culture" by A.W. Tozer is about living as children of heaven while we are still on this earth.  Tozer was a powerful preacher of his time even though he died in 1963 his writings still fit with us today since that rooted in the scriptures.  I will tell you Tozer is not an easy quick read you really need to take your time and dig deep with his books and this one is no exception.  I really enjoyed how this book reminded me that no matter what is happening in this world that we are still to keep our eyes on Christ.  I think one of my favorite sections in where it talks about how nothing can kill Christianity they can try (and boy do they try) but it is not going to happen.  I highly recommend this book.

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

The Build by Paul Teutul Jr.

" The Build " by Paul Teutul Jr. this is his book about his whole life not just about his life with Orange County Choppers.  I w...