Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Henry by Katrina Shawver

"Henry" by Katrina Shawver is a book about Henry a polish swimmers life and friendships from Auschwitz to America.  What a powerful book, yes, books from Holocaust survivors are almost always powerful but this one was different.  Why do I say different as the author writes what Henry reveals to her and he did not hold back anything he seen even pictures he had.  Some of the things this man had seen and told about I had no idea about as I had not heard about them such as the women that were made to be prostitutes for some of the prisoners.  The horror that people put other people thru is just horrible but this book is a must read.  It may be hard to read for older teens but if they are studying on World War 2 that they need to read it.  I highly recommend this book just know it is graphic and open and honest.

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

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Wisdom of God by A.W. Tozer

"The Wisdom of God" by A.W. Tozer is a book about God's wisdom and not our own wisdom.  This book was a very interesting study on God's wisdom.  One section I really enjoyed was when it talks about how we don't recognize when the hand of God is working behind the scenes in our lives.  I have personally experienced this as I can so tell his hand was working in my life when I look back to parts of my life.  I also enjoyed the reminder that there is the way we look at ourselves is different than how God sees us.  I really enjoyed this reminder of God's wisdom and not man's wisdom. This was an encouraging, uplifting and educational book and I highly recommend it.

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

Martin Luther In His Own Words by Jack D. Kilcrease and Erwin Lutzer

"Martin Luther In His Own Words" by Jack D. Kilcrease and Erwin W. Lutzer is a compilation of some of Martin Luther's most important writings.  As with all of Luther's reading it is a mind challenging book to read.  However it is on the short side but a great intro to Luther's writings. This book was a so so for me as some of it is only part of his writings and then others are complete works.  However I still recommend it especially for someone who is just starting into Martin Luther's writings.

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

Monday, November 13, 2017

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 will admit I have no idea why I chose this book to read but I am glad I did.  I was never a big fan of Orange County Choppers as I used to think the drama on the show was faked as no-one would be that verbal abusive on camera.  Well thanks to reading this book I found out I was wrong.  Paul Jr is really honest about everything that happened in his life including the verbal and emotional abuse his dad put him thru all his life.  However he writes about it while still keeping a level of respect for his dad that most would never give their abuser. He also talks about his faith in Christ and how that has changed his life and his attitude toward life.  I recommend this book not just for Orange County Chopper fans but anyone as it is not so much about that but about a Christian man coming from an abusive home and following the Lord.

I was given this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review and 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 ...