Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This book is amazing, challenging, and at times frustrating. It is amazing because it is challenging. It challenges you in all areas, but mainly your faith and encourages you to step above the normalcy of our society and even the Christian society. It asks you to step out of your comfort zone and be who God created you to be. It is a book that has taken some time to read because it is so challenging. It isn't overwhelming but you definitely need to take time to read this book so that every section, chapter has time to sink in and so you understand it. It can also be frustrating at times because it helps you see how much God loves you and cares about you, and that can be difficult for some people, but a must read. I highly encourage you to go out and buy this book and read it, pass it on for others to read, and read it again. This book was given to me in exchange for a review through Booksneeze.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
This is a fantastic devotional. Lysa is a phenomenal writer and I have read so many books by her and have enjoyed each one immensely. It is very difficult to read this book without the book that corresponds with it. My suggestion is that when you buy the devotional, to get the book. It is a great book to do with a small group or Bible Study with. Lysa has a way of writing that is real, honest, and open. She doesn't hold back with her readers and it is so helpful because it brings back the realization that we are all human. Fantastic book, go buy it....now! Why are you still sitting looking at your computer? Go buy the books!
Monday, January 07, 2013
I was excited to get this book. I read it and was encouraged and really enjoyed the book. I heard then about what he is doing with a person in his church and how that person is being treated and this man is not doing what he is teaching in his book. This book was given to me to review by Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review. The book was good, the man who wrote the book, not so much. The book will not be in my house as I do not condone that kind of behavior, let alone want it in my house. If you don't know what it is all about, research it. Again, excellent book but the author has just ruined any book written by him.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I was really excited to see this book being offered because Johnnie Moore is a campus pastor at the university I go to, Liberty University, fantastic school by the way! This book is challenging yet so real! I'm so glad to have got this book, because it seems like anymore, people are trying to just live their lives and go to church on Sunday. A relationship takes more than 1 hour a week. This book helps get back to the basics. It is a great book for both new Christians and people who have been believers for many years, also non believers. This book is a real eye opener, way to go Johnnie!!!
Friday, November 30, 2012
This book is fantastic. It is written by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo. I have read books by both authors and have thoroughly enjoyed them as well as have been incredibly challenged. This book does not disappoint. It is a conversation between the two authors as they discuss many different topics that Christians need to hear about, not things they want to hear about. It is a book that you cannot read in one sitting because it is so intense, in depth and very challenging. There are many people I would encourage to read this book. It is a great book to encourage Christians to live beyond Sunday mornings. To become, red letter believers. They discuss the difference between those who read the red letters in the Bible, and those who live the red letters in the Bible, which is what Jesus calls us to. I will be recommending this book for sure!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Another book about Grace. I was so excited to get this but also a little worried that it would be another ho hum book about Grace. I started reading the book and had to force myself to put it down and get some sleep. Max Lucado did an awesome job writing this book. He is real about the subject of grace and forces you to look outside of yourself to see if you are living in and accepting God's grace. I finished this book and was happy to see a reading guide at the end, it makes me want to pick the book back up again and read through it using the guide, which I may just do. Grace is not a book you want to pass up. It is such a well written, real, and honest look at God's grace.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
I was so excited to hear that Pete Wilson wrote another book! After reading Plan B, I was so excited to read his new one, Empty Promises. I got the book and dove into it right away. I found this one a lot harder to read than Plan B. I stopped reading after a few chapters and put it down for months, (we moved during this time) and once we moved and I found the book again. I decided I'd give it another try, I did, and had the same problem, so hard to get into! I will get through it eventually, but just couldn't get through it, I don't know what it was. Just finding the beginning of the book long and drawn out. It might just be me, but I was a little disappointed.