Sunday, September 30, 2018

Live Long and... by William Shatner

"Live Long and.. What I Learned Along the Way" by William Shatner is a memoir on living life the best way you can.  Now I will say yes I knew of William Shatner from Star Trek and many other shows/movies but thought he was an arrogant jerk.  But this book has changed my mind about him and would like to meet him one day.  He really is open in this book especially about feeling like a loner even in a group of people I am so like that.  He really is down to earth more than the character types he usually plays.  This book was interesting and very encouraging.  I like how he talks about no matter what your age embrace the adventure in life and stay active.  If if you are only a slight fan of his but need encouraging to live life and enjoy it read this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Net Galley.  Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Unified by Tim Scott & Trey Gowdey

"Unified" by Senators Tim Scott & Trey Gowdy is about how two senators from different backgrounds and races have come together to not create division but to friends in diversity.  This was such a powerful book on their friendship also on how yes we may not experience the things the same way as others but we can still be friends.  My favorite quote from the book really points that out which "No matter what differences we may have with another person - social, racial, political, spiritual, ideological - if we will look for something we have in common, or something we can admire or emulate in the other person, we can always build on that."  These two senators attitudes and love of the lord Jesus is just so powerful on how they show Christian love no matter what has or is happening to them.   They don't dismiss the racism that still happens to African-American's today but the don't focus on it and try to show love to others.  They also talk about how people are still treated differently due to skin.  One area that can be considered controversial that they talk about is how people selling small amounts of cocaine are usually slapped on the wrist while someone selling small amount of crack the book is thrown at them.  This is just a very good book on race and working together as Christians, I highly recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers.  Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Everything She Didn't Say by Jane Kirkpatrick

"Everything She Didn't Say" by Jane Kirkpatrick is the story of Carrie Strahorn who wrote down her life and her internal struggles dealing with a loss she was not wanting to have.   This was a typical Jane Kirkpatrick book where she takes the life of a real person and makes a novel out of it.  As normal she did an excellent job. We not only read of Carrie's day to day life but also her inner struggles she deals with while being a supportive wife to a railroad promoter and writer.  Now if you were expecting and exciting adventure at every turn then this book is not for you.  Now if you are me who likes sometimes to just read about the day to day life adventure of someone then this is your book.  I have so much more I want to say especially about the inner struggle Carrie deals with but since that gives away a good part of the book I will not do that.  So I highly recommend this book to read as the weather cools down.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group.  Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Through A Mother's Tears by Cathy Broomfield

"Through A Mother's Tears" by Cathy Broomfield is a book about a mother's pain of one daughters murder and the death of another daughter from drinking herself to death.  This was a heart breaking story of the mother's hurt and anger.  The author had an idea that her daughter Kristy's husband was very bad news but as a sad normal the abused could not believe it.  While the author tries to portray her daughters as perfect people that sadly was not true, they made decisions that put them both in a lifestyles that are higher risk of death.  Still that is no reason for Kristy's murder or to see a daughter drink herself to death to hide her pain from loosing a sister in a violent way.   I really hope this book is an eye-opener to woman and even men that are in abusive situations that you need leave it affects your family also not just you.  Also that people realize you can drink yourself to death.  I highly recommend this book.



I received a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group.  Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Light From Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker

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