Thursday, July 28, 2016

Book Review: I Don't Wait Anymore by Thornton

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First, I have to make an appeal for judging a book by its cover. If you held this in your hands, this book is the perfect size and the cover is nice. If you picked it up you would feel how sturdy it is and it has a ribbon book mark. I love this about a book and wish they were all made like this.

Second, I really liked this book. It is written in a blog style form, making it easy to read. It is a series of stories from the author's life that leads you to the heart of God through her personal experiences. It is relatable and likeable. The book makes you want to just sit with her and have coffee while discussing the things of God. We can all learn something by letting go of our expectations and grasping instead onto what God gives us as good gifts.

Third, I know this author's sister so it was fun to read something that went along with her life as well. It was a really neat glimpse into their lives.

You can get this book from Amazon.com here.

You can also see more from this author via her blog here.

I received a copy of this book free of charge from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Game Review: Punderdome

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 If you like puns and playing with words, you will like this game. There are 200 cards that you will randomly pair to come up with your own puns. The worse the pun, the better. In the box you also get two little note pads to write your puns down. The game is best played with 3 or more players and with those who are 12 years old and older. The game was written by a father and daughter.

If you are unsure about puns, know anyone can do this. It is a no pressure, funny game. Instructions are even included that will help you understand how to make up a pun if you need this. The tips are helpful for any player who is unsure.

The cards and parts are sturdy and they are in a neat, easy to store box. I like that a lot. This is a great product.

I received this product at no charge for the purpose of an honest review.

You can get this product from Amazon.com here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Book Review: Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes by Bailey

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I loved this book! It really opened my eyes to the Scriptures in a new way which in turned God used to grow my faith stronger. Reading Scriptures through westernized eyes makes it hard to understand some of the original context. You lose some of the awe of the word when you miss the original cultural context. I often find myself wondering what the original hearers thought about it and what specifically this may have meant to them. This book helps bridge that gap.

The author grew up in the middle east so he knows the culture and history well. In this book he helps the reader understand key texts from the gospels in this context. It is brilliant. I believe this book should be read by any student who desires to carefully study the Bible. When we rightly understand the proper original context we can then better practically apply it to our contemporary situations. 

I, personally, was challenged, stretched, and inspired by reading the word of God in cultural context. This is a book that I will keep on my bookshelf to reference again and again. It is worth your time and money. 

The author has other titles available as well which I believe would also prove helpful to our understanding of Scripture. You can get this particular title here on Amazon.

I received a copy of this book at no charge from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Book Review: Praying Together by Hill

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Prayer is one of my favorite topics so when anything comes out on prayer, I want to consume it! This title was particularly timely in this obsession I have though because I have been wrestling with how a more formalized prayer purpose or intention should look in our church setting. Thus, the title, Praying Together sparked my interest in my search for helpful, practical answers.

This book was Biblically sound on prayer, which is important because I find many that are not. The author even gave a span of when people started calling out in prayer from Genesis to Revelation. She then addressed occasions of contemporary movements of prayer which I found very interesting as well.

There were also basics on prayer and personal stories. Then the information that I was most interested in was praying together practically in the here and now. I loved the practical ideas that were included in this which will help me apply these in my own setting. There is power and unity that comes in praying together as groups. I was thankful for this timely book at a moment when I was processing this same issue. I know I can implement some of these things personally. I think if you take the time to read this book it will greatly encourage your prayer life.

You can get a copy of this book from Amazon.com here.

I received a copy of this book at no charge from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.

Book Review: Broth and Stock by McGrunther

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I received this book not really understanding how much went into broth and stock and the great varieties there are to them. I make bone broth now because of its great gut healing properties but I was really limited in my knowledge. I only really knew about bone broth. This book is gold standard on the topic! I learned so much about other kinds of broth you can make. For example, did you know that you can make broth from fish? Or vegetables? Probably basic for most but I just didn't think about it.

Not only did I learn about new kinds of broth, I also learned some of the back ground of various healing foods. There are do's and don'ts in here that will help you not ruin a broth. There are great instructions on basics if you have never made or thought about broth. It is really good for any person to read who is interested in food because broth is not just for soups, it is for way more! This book will educate you on that.

Another added bonus is there are recipes for many kinds of broths. And don't get me started on the pictures! They are brilliant. The pages in this book are of great quality and sturdy; good for keeping in the kitchen. I think if you have any interest in making food, you will enjoy this book.

You can get a copy of this book from amazon.com here.

I received a copy of this book at no charge for the purpose of an honest review.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Movie Review from Fish Flix

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I had the opportunity to work with Fish Flix to review a movie. Overall it was a good experience. I really like their website and what they stand for. Check them out at fishflix.com. 

Specifically what I like most is that when you buy from FishFlix, you support Christian ministries in the Middle East which is near and dear to my heart.

They carry a great variety of Christian movies which I personally think is a wonderful selection, check it out. If you would like to get a $5 coupon, join their email list here.

And you can get Bible Stories: Samson and Deliah,here.  I did not chose this movie but was randomly sent a movie for an honest review. I received it at no cost from the company for this review.

My review of this movie is not great. I did not really like it. It was a three hour depiction of a three chapter story from the Bible. I think the producer took too much creative license with it which is why I did not like. However, I do think you should check them out to see all the other wonderful movies including God's Not Dead 2, children's movies, and series like When Calls the Heart. I hope to order movies from them in the future. I had a great experience with the company.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Book Review:They Say We are Infidels by Belz

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This book was incredible! It gives a detailed account of the life of Iraqis, especially Christians in Iraq during the rise of terrorism. The book looked at the development of Iraq, the time of Saddam Hussein and beyond. It ended with accounts of Iraq in 2015.

This journalist wrote down the accounts of those she encountered who were persecuted and displaced. She made friends along the way and found herself in some potentially dangerous situations. Her dedication to getting a true and honest story of the persecution of Christians is brilliant.

I knew the evil of terrorism but this book made it feel more personal for some reason. Maybe because the author writes her accounts in such a way that makes you feel like you are part of them. My heart was stirred in prayer and desire to help those Christians in Iraq. I was inspired by how brave they were to stay in their own country. My mind was blown by all the endured for the sake of the gospel.

This is a great read. It is worth the time.
You can get a copy of this title at amazon.com here.

I received a copy of this book at no charge from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.
 
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