Saturday, June 6, 2020

Book Review of The Pilgrim's Progress and Study Guide by Vermilye


These books are brilliantly done. Not only can I read the story of the Pilgrim's Progress with ease, but I also have the added bonus of a study guide that aids the book with deeper meaning through the study of Scripture to go alongside the wonderfully written masterpiece from John Bunyan.

This is a wonderful addition to anyone's literature collection. It also makes the Pilgrim's Progress more accessible for this day and age because of the updated language. I really appreciated that. I also appreciated the fact that any changes that were made did not take away from the original book.

I highly recommend getting these books and reading for the joy that comes with them. They would be a great addition to a group bible study as well.

You can get copies of these books on here.

I received copies of these books from the author for the purpose of an honest review.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Book Review: This too Shall Last


This is a book that you will want to get. I was blessed to be a part of this book's launch team. This book is now on my top ten books of all-time list. I am so thankful for how thoughtful and biblical this work was. The skill with words and understanding intermingled beautifully. It is a must-read for the church today.

I was drawn to this book because I struggle with a chronic condition and there is not much out there that addresses when suffering lingers. This book finally filled that void. It is also printed in a great font that makes it easier to read which is important for many who suffer. However, I chose to read it slowly because there is so much treasure to unearth for one's healing and joy as suffering is unrelenting. I will be reading again and again.

I was creeped out at times because I was reading words that described things I have longed to express for so long but couldn't find. It was like someone was in my head. But that was also a huge blessing. It allowed me to grieve, laugh, and be free to be vulnerable. I felt as if the author was with me. This book has been a great part of my own healing journey. It has helped me see things I have also missed on this journey. Things pointing me toward Christ.

This book can appeal to anyone in any type of prolonged suffering. It is also helpful for someone who wants to understand some of what it is like for others living a life of unrelenting suffering. Honestly, the entire church needs to read this. It has the potential to be a healing balm to the body of Christ.

You can get a copy of this book at Amazon here 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Book Review: J-Curve by Miller


This book is a must-read for all Christians. We are ones that should not be surprised by suffering as scripture tells us but instead look at it as a way to grow in Christ and share in His sufferings. Leaning into Him through these experiences brings the true resurrection power in our lives.

This book makes small deaths of dying to self very practical for everyday living. But also it doesn't miss the importance of resurrection that comes after death. Whatever minor or major struggle you experience, it can be an opportunity for growth. This is the biblical perspective we need as believers.

I enjoyed this book because it broke everything down in practical manners that are easy for us to understand gospel living. I was also challenged and encouraged. I really enjoy Paul Miller's books. This one did not disappoint.

You can get a copy of this book from here.

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

Monday, June 10, 2019

Book Review: Flourish by Brownback


This book is a convicting and needed book for this day and age. As we move into a society that craves self-love over others-centered love we need help seeing blindspots we hold on to. We also need help getting over the hump that keeps us self-focused. 

The best part of this book is the soul searching questions that go along with each chapter. If you miss these, you miss the point of even reading this book. I read for heart change. Good books will stir your heart and influence you in some way. This book is written to influence you toward looking to Christ instead of yourself. 

Each chapter has good information on various self-focused temptations. Each chapter includes scripture, personal stories and examples. It is helpful to see where we need change and then ask the Lord to help us in that change. He will be faithful to change us. 

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

You can get a copy of this book from here.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Sufficient Hope by Fox


Are you a mom? Could you use some encouragement? If you answered yes, then this book is for you. Motherhood is a time of life that we all could use continual encouragement. And the best encouragement that we can receive is from looking to Christ. This book helps you receive that kind of lasting encouragement. It is scripturally rich and prayer filled. We could all benefit from that.

Whatever season of motherhood that you find yourself in, this book is a hope-filled gem. It is easy enough to read when you find yourself holding little ones and chasing toddlers around but also rich when you do have more time when your kids are growing up and more independent. 

I recommend this book because it will aid your growth in Christ. That's most important. However, it will also bring great encouragement to your soul. 

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 from here.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Book Review: Capturing the Wonder by Cosper


The best way I can describe this book is by quoting the second to last paragraph of it, "Life with God is an invitation into a world where most of what makes sense to you crumbles. It's far richer than you imagined, far less orderly and sensible, and far more mysterious. Like Job, once you begin to see the wonder of it, you find yourself awestruck and, somehow, satisfied."

This book is about the wonder of God. Often we are too busy or too occupied with things that don't matter and those things hinder our ability to see God in the creation and our world. When we discipline ourselves to see, it helps our love grow stronger in our hearts. This book was a delightful read. It gave me much to think about and challenged me to take more time being thankful to observe what God is doing in creation. 

I received this book free of charge from the publisher for the sake of an honest review.

You can get a copy of this book from here.

Book Review: Always in God's Hands by Strachan


This devotional book takes a look at various writings from the pen of Jonathan Edwards. They are broken up into bite-size devotions for your daily encouragement. Each devotional was also paired with Scripture. If you want to grow deeper in your walk with Christ or get to know Jonathan Edwards better, this book is for you. Getting to know the writings of Edwards better also encourages your faith in Christ (which is most important).

This is a collection of devotions worth having. I highly recommend it. I enjoyed it and was challenged and encouraged.

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.

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