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Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Spectacle of Glory by Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada's newest devotional book, A Spectacle of Glory: God's Light Shining through Me Every Day, released Oct. 2016.  This small devotional has a page for each day of the year that includes a Scripture passage to read followed by some thoughts from Joni and then a prayer for the day.  The thoughts are well-put together and will give you something to think on throughout your day.  Joni shows us that no matter what we go through in life, we can all bring glory to God.

I like that anyone can pick up this book and read for a few minutes before getting out of bed in the morning.  It would be great for mom's who are struggling to find time for Bible study, or even to get yourself into a regular habit of reading the Bible every day. This little book would also make a great gift for anyone.

So if you're looking for a good little devotional to help jump start your day by getting your focus on the Lord, pick up this little book for you or a friend.

***I received this complimentary book from Handlebar.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions are my own.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mark of the King By Jocelyn Green + a Giveaway!

Jocelyn's newest book, Mark of the King is out! Jocelyn explores another story out of the deep south that has some French ties.  This book explores some of the history of our country that you might not be familiar with. So, read below not only to find out my thoughts about this novel, but also to enter for you to win this novel for yourself!

About the book:

The Mark of the King (Bethany House, January 2017)

Sweeping historical fiction set at the edge of the continent

After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling 1720s French colony of Louisiana, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict.

When they arrive in New Orleans, there is no news of Benjamin, Julianne's brother, and searching for answers proves dangerous. What is behind the mystery, and does military officer Marc-Paul Girard know more than he is letting on?

With her dreams of a new life shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king's mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.

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My Review:
This book was definitely interesting.  There were all kinds of historical facts that I had no idea about concerning how Louisiana was settled. I liked that there was a sense of mystery surrounding Julianne's brother and his whereabouts. It kept the story moving along.  Several of the characters were presented in such a way that you knew there must be more to the story than was being said.  Stories with intrigue are always a winner for keeping me interested. While all these aspects of the novel were done well, I really did not like the story.  I thought it was too depressing and sad for me.  I typically don't read sad books.  It was like the main character could never catch a break. Typically, I have loved Jocelyn Green's books in the past.  I absolutely loved her Heroines Behind the Lines Civil War series.  So, if you don't mind reading sad books, and love history, this could be the book for you. You can read more thoughts about this book by clicking here and visiting the blog tour currently going on at Litfuse Publicity. 

***I received this complimentary book from Litfuse Publicity.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions are my own.

About the author:

Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning author of ten books to date, including Wedded to War, a Christy Award finalist in 2013; Widow of Gettysburg; Yankee in Atlanta; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. A former military wife herself, her passion for military families informs all of her writing as well as her numerous speaking opportunities. Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University with a BA in English and now lives with her husband and two children in Iowa.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Attributes of God vol. 2: Deeper Into the Father's Heart by A.W. Tozer

For many, A. W. Tozer is a well-known name among Christian circles. He has a great many books written about God that invite people to join him on this journey to know God better.
In this book, Tozer covers the following attributes of God:
God's Self-Existence, God's Transcendence, God's Eternalness, God's Omnipotence, God's Immutability, God's Omniscience, God's Wisdom, God's Sovereignty, God's Faithfulness and God's Love. This book also comes with a study guide in the back to further help your study.

I enjoyed reading through this book.  Tozer's thoughts were compelling; although, sometimes I felt as though they were repetitious.  I was disappointed with the study guide in that it basically rehashed what Tozer had already said.  I felt that it could of been more of a help to the reader if it would of dove deeper into the study of the attribute being discussed. Maybe even additional Scripture for the reader to study or questions to apply what had been learned about the attribute of God.  Overall, the book is a great starting point for study of the attributes, but I felt like it just touched the surface, and wasn't that deep.

***I received this free book from Moody Publishers.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions are my own.
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