Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Treasures in Dark Places by Leanna Cinquanta

"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 she could name Jesus in her book it really was odd and I just did not understand.  So much of this book was wrote without using our Savior's name that it made Him seem like a generic God of any belief.  I just can't recommend this book as it really bothered me that much.

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Inkblots by Damion Searls

"The Inkblots" by Damion Searls is about the creator of the ink blot test and even the history of the test itself.  I have always been intrigued on how psychiatrists used to use the inkblot test to find out different mental health issues.  My husband even had the test done to him as a child by his school which was weird to me since I never had it.  The first part of this book was kinda a small biography on Hermann Rorschach the creator of the inkblot test and how he came to create it.  The second part of was about the use of the test and how it slowly went out of favor. I really enjoyed this book as I always like to learn about unique things our society has done or used.  The man Herman Rorschach was actually more interesting than the ink blot test.  I had no idea he was around the same time as Freud and other now well know founds of modern psychology.  Also it was interesting learning how accurate at times the inkblot test was and then how wrong it could be which could have sad effects. I would like to recommend this book especially if you are interested in the history of modern psychology.

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Quick Tips For Busy Families by Jay Payleitner

"Quick Tips For Busy Families" by Jay Payleitner is a book about slowing your families life down with 144 different strategy.  I realize reading this book that my family is really not considered a busy family by this book.  Why do I say this is that a lot of these strategies my family has done for years.  For example we have always done the road trip games, not hide the yearbook, playing chess, etc.  Still there was some very good other strategies that I really did like the reminders of such as avoiding hypocrisy.  This was a very good and helpful book and I highly recommend it.

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Deep Extraction by Diann Mills

"Deep Extraction" by DiAnn Mills is a FBI Task force novel about FBI agent Tori Templeton investigating the death of her best friend Sally's husband's death.  Also newly reinstated Deputy US Marshall Cole Jeffers also friends with the family joins the investigation.  While they are both investigating this Tori's partner Max is really not being a good cop as his brain is not in the game since he dealing with his own personal issues in his life.  This was very good murder mystery yes it does have a romance section to it, however, thankfully it was not a big portion of the book.  At first I thought they gave away the murderer right away but they didn't.  I really enjoyed how they kept showing that if you have a hidden life it will come out and it's not pretty.  This was a very enjoyable murder mystery even though at times I wanted to reach thru the book and smack the character of Max. I highly recommend this book for any murder mystery fans.

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Murder Is No Accident by A.H. Gabhart

"Murder in No Accident" by A.H. Gabhart is the third book in the Hidden Springs Mystery book series.  Deputy sheriff Michael Keane is called into look at an accident at a home that yeah is very similar to one that happened in the past.  Everyone thinks odd but when another body shows up then everything is looked at differently.  I really enjoy this murder mystery series as it takes us thru a small town that ends up with more interesting things happening than you would believe.  This was very interesting murder mystery that had some side stories that really were heart wrenching especially one with Miss Fonda who has Alzheimer's.  This was the best book of this series so far and I have really enjoyed every book in it.  The more this author writes the more interesting this little town and its people get.  I highly recommend this book.

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Raging Storm by Vannetta Chapman

"Raging Storm" Vannetta Chapman is the second in The Remnant series of books involving what happened to a community when a massive solar flare takes out technology around the globe.  In this book Shelby Sparks is on the search to get medicine for her son who is a type 1 diabetic and must have his insulin.  This was a well paced book but bits of it was like I was reading a book taken from parts of the movie "Escape From LA".  Yes I know a not a very good movie but it reminded me of it to the point that at times I was waiting for Snake Plisskin to wander out into the book.  Don't get me wrong it was a well written book dealing with societies break downs and a mother's love for her son.  But some points I just felt like I had read parts of the story before.  Even with that I will recommend this book as it was a good book.

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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Murder On The Moor by Julianna Deering

"Murder On The Moor" by Julianna Deering is another Drew Farthering mystery this one takes place in the midst of the Yorkshire moors.  Where an old school friend of Drew's contacts him about some mysterious things going on in his town of Bunting's Nest.  It takes place in the early 1900's which makes it more interesting to me.  Now this book did start out very slow for me but I kept with it and I am very glad as it turned to a very good mystery.  It had very good story line once it got going.  I really liked the characters and even would like more about Drew's friend and his wife.  As I thought those characters could make a good book on their own.  The first half of the book you might think you know who did the crimes but when a certain story line is added then you kinda have an idea who it is but I won't give that part away.  This was just a good clean murder mystery that I highly recommend.

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

The Coming Apostasy by Mark Hitchcock & Jeff Kinley

"The Coming Apostasy" by Mark Hitchcock & Jeff Kinley is about the rot that is inside the church not just from the outside.   As Christians we have a tendency to forget that apostasy is going to come from within not from the outside.  This book did not hold back on the different ways false people will come in to the church.  Which was interesting but my favorite chapter was chapter 8 when the author's discuss the false Christ's people have created.  The reason this chapter was my favorite is that it not only brings up a hipster Jesus but the most popular one in conservative circles the American Patriotic Jesus.   They don't hold back that there are Christ's created by groups to fit their needs that have similar points to the Biblical Christ but are not the true Christ.  I highly recommend this book.

I was given this book from Tyndale Publishers for free and was not required to give a 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 ...