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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.
"What is Reformed Theology?" by R.C. Sproul is about understanding the basics of reformed theology. Even though this book says it is about understanding the basics but it is really in depth not a milk type book at all. This was very meaty book with quotes and history from past reformers also with a lot of scripture. My favorite section was on understanding faith alone. Not only does it explain reformed theology but it also it breaks down and explains the acronym TULIP. Well wrote book that makes some hard things in theology easier to understand.
I was given this book from Baker Books for free and was not required to give a positive review.
"Treasures in Dark Places" by Leanna Cinquanta is about a woman and her mission to some of the roughest parts of India. I chose this book to review as I thought it would be about her missionary work in India as that is how it is portrayed to be about. But I was wrong it is mainly and I mean 90% her testimony and not about her missionary work. There is a little bit at the end about her work of getting girls out of the sex trafficking but that was it. Before I get into my next point that really bothers me I want to preface by saying yes I know if a book is going into certain countries they cannot name Jesus otherwise the book will be banned. But you can make versions for those countries. I was very annoyed that the author constantly kept referring to God and Jesus as the mystery or my beloved. I have problem with author's writing books about their supposed faith in Christ to American readers and they won't name our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It felt like sh…
"The Ebb Tide" by Beverly Lewis is about Sallie Riehl who as a young Amish woman has heart to travel well when her big plans change she becomes a nanny for a non-Amish family for the summer away from her home. This was not your stereotypical Amish story yes it did have the normal romance but the story was more about Sallie discovering what she believes and wants in life. This was a sweet story with some of the typical things you see in Amish fiction but not everything. One thing that was nice to read was that we did not have the typical someone was being shunned this book had more of a family supportive attitude than the shunning attitude of some. I really liked the story of Sallie finding how she fits in this world and not just going with the flow. I highly recommend this book it is one of Beverly Lewis's best books.
I was given this book from Bethany House for free and was not required to give a review.