Friday, November 10, 2017

Book Review: Adorned by Wolgemuth


This book is a look at Titus 2 in depth. It is challenging and asks hard questions that help you assess how you are living this out in your own life. It reminds me some of the author's previous book, Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free. However, this book focuses on Titus 2.

Since Titus 2 is short, this book takes a deep look at it and how to apply it to your daily life. I have been challenged in many ways, convicted, and encouraged. God has used it to move and change my heart. That is always a good thing. Sanctification is a journey and this book has played a good part in my own sanctification.

This book is better than a commentary because it is personal and makes it feel like you are in a friendly teaching session, full of stories and practical real life examples. It has questions at the end of each chapter as well. It is appropriate for a group study or as an individual.

The layout is easy to read. The spacing and font make it pleasant as well. It is a book that is written for young and old women alike. It is for the full range of ages.

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

You can get a copy of this book from here.

Book Review: Sing a New Song by Brownback


This book is brilliant.

 Do you desire to read the Psalms in a deeper way?
Would you love for them to just come to life before your very eyes?
If you answered, yes, This book helps with that! Each Psalm is listed for you, separately and in order. The book gives you the basics of why it was written, what was happening, and further Scriptures that connect it to the New Testament.

It is a must-read aid to help grow you in prayer and worship of our One True King. I was so drawn to worship that a new passion for the Psalms burned within me. I know I will use this book over and over again. It is one of my all time favorites. I highly recommend it.

It is a book that you do not need to sit and read in its entirety. You can go to whatever Psalm you are studying. Either way it is a wonderful resource. It is written more like a devotional, not a stuffy commentary so it is helpful in getting you to think for yourself as you read the Scriptures.

Whether you are a new Christian or have been one for years, this resource is helpful.

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

You can get a copy of this book from here.

Book Review: Lies Moms Believe by Hargraves


This is a great book for young moms. It is written in a way where a lie is listed that many moms are tempted to believe, then gospel truth is presented to combat that lie. It is a needed book today that helps assist moms in "taking those lies captive in order to make them obedient to His promises". This is freeing for moms. It is also important because the mind is our biggest battle ground. Especially in motherhood when it is difficult to get out and be with others.

The book lists many different lies that moms are tempted to believe. You could read it straight through or flip to the lie that is a struggle for you and read that. As a biblical counselor I found this book helpful and important. It would be especially nice to read in a group. That could be very encouraging.

I am an older mom, I wish this resource was available for me when I was in this early stage of life. It is extremely important that we keep our minds surrounded by the Word and train them for right thinking in those promises. This is why I highly recommend this book. It is worth your time.

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

Today is book launch day and you can get a copy from here.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Book Review: Irenaeus Children's Biography


I really like this series of Christian biographies for young readers.

This one, about Irenaeus, in the series is no exception. They are good for young readers because they are interesting and filled with beautiful pictures. This keeps the young person's attention.

Also, the stories are easy. They even include a time line to help you as the adult explain those things if needed. For the older reader, there is a section of "Did you know?" questions for further study.

Overall this is a good book for young kids on the topic of Christian history/biography.

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

You can get a copy of this book on here.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Book Review: Making All Things New by Powlison


This is a must read for all Christians. This is the go to book for our time. We live in a sexualized culture and many people have been a victim or perpetrators of sexual sin. We all need to hear the truth of God's love, judgement and grace in this mess.

This book is unique in it is written for the  sin struggler and the hurt all at the same time. Both issues are addressed side by side. It is a beautiful thing to see both issues equally addressed. This makes this book a must read for everyone.

As a biblical counselor, I would like to pass this book out to as many people as I can. It is worth the time. I think if you read it you will feel the same way. It takes a look at biblical passages to help navigate this topic and years of wisdom gleaned from the author.

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

You can get a copy from here.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Book Review: Alive in Him by Furman


This is a great companion book to read alongside your study of Ephesians. Gloria is witty and clear in her writing. She helps biblical truths become practical for our everyday life. This book will enhance your bible study time.

The book of Ephesians is helpful to enrich your study of doctrine and practical walk. The book is interesting and easy to read. It is helpful for any student of the word. It is worth your time and will be a tool that God can use to help draw you nearer to Christ.

I was encouraged personally and grew in depth of my understanding of Ephesians after reading this. One thing I especially like after reading Gloria's books is her increased understanding of different cultures and points of view. This increases understanding of the word which she passes on to the reader. She lives in the culture of which the bible was birthed. There is something about that that enhances her writings but also makes it practical enough for the western reader. That is a great gift.

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

You can get a copy of this book from here.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Book Review: Nothing to Prove by Allen


I loved this book! I think it is definitely worth your time. It is helpful and applicable in a world where "selfie" is a regular daily term. We live in an age where we are so consumed by what people think of us. We wonder if we are good enough? We wonder if God loves us if we just rest in Him alone? We have lost or way. We think we  need to earn our way in God's kingdom. We equate this world with the world to come. Yet, sadly we have it all wrong. God's kingdom is an upside down kingdom. This book will help you find that freedom.

I just felt peace over and over after reading this. And peace is good because Peace is also a person; Jesus. As I read, I was continually pointed to Jesus. This book was focused on Him; not us. It did give practical tips on how to walk out our walk in a God honoring way that is filled with hope in Him alone, not striving.

This book is divided up so that you can read it alone or in a group. At the end of each chapter there are practical steps you can take or study further.

I was encouraged by this book and would love to see more written like this out there. We don't have to be a product of the selfie culture. We don't have to strive. We just have to train ourselves to be. In that being comes the good works He has given us to do for our good and His glory.

I received this book free of charge for the purpose of an honest review.

You can get a copy of this book on here.
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