Sunday, July 24, 2011

Book spotlight

I have several books that I want to spotlight.  I haven't had a chance to read these yet but I am hoping to in the future. 

Reinventing Leona
Reinventing Leona by Lynne Gentry  From Leona Harper loves being a pastor's wife. Her impressive resume touts thirty years of coaxing hot water from rusty parsonage plumbing, planning church potlucks, and standing beside her husband while members take potshots at his sermons. Except for the little tiff with her grown children, Leona feels her life is right on track with the wishes of the Almighty . . . until her husband drops dead in the pulpit.

When the church board decides to fill the Reverend's vacated position, Leona is forced to find a paying job, mend her fractured family, and tackle her fears. With life spiraling out of control, Leona might find the church members' antics comical if she weren't so completely panicked. Can the faith of an overwhelmed widow withstand the added heartache of two resentful children and several underhanded church members? If Leona can't trust God, how will she learn to trust herself?

A Woman's Secret for Confident Living: Becoming Who God Made You to Be

A Woman's Secret of Confident Living by Karol Ladd  From Bestselling author Karol Ladd shares powerful truths from Colossians and reveals an exciting path to confident living through God's love and grace.

With biblical wisdom and an inspiring belief in God's purpose for each woman, Karol helps readers transform the way they see themselves and how they live out their lives as they discover their value and confidence in God. With this vital perspective shift, a woman will:

  • Transform her thinking through powerful prayers
  • Cultivate potential by exploring the dreams God gives to her
  • Step forward with a strong sense of identity in Christ
  • Deepen relationships and communication with others and with God
  • Shine with joy and assurance of what she brings to the world

    Karol's study questions bring dimension to God's leading and hope for women and provide individuals or groups a practical way to explore, know, and live boldly in God-confidence.

    Prayer's for Prodigals : 90 days of Prayer for your Child by James Banks  This one didn't have a picture of the book cover.  From When you’re the parent of a prodigal, you know you can never pray enough.  But how do you persevere when you’re tired and discouraged? Prayers for Prodigals offers encouragement for parents to “come boldly before the throne of grace” and intercede daily for their children through a series of inspirational prayers. The book also includes fourteen brief meditations, which are drawn from Scripture and the writer’s and others’ personal experiences with prodigal children, such as Ruth and Billy Graham and Monica, the mother of Augustine. This unique book inspires parents in a sustained, daily prayer effort for their prodigal children

    I did start to read this book.  I have only read a few days but I really like what I have read so far.  This seems to be a good book to give you a starting point on how and what to pray for your prodigal child.

    Stealing Jake

    Stealing Jake by Pam Hillman   From  When Livy O'Brien spies a young boy jostling a man walking along the boardwalk, she recognizes the act for what it is. After all, she used to be known as Light-fingered Livy. But that was before she put her past behind her and moved to the growing town of Chestnut, Illinois, where she's helping to run an orphanage. Now she'll do almost anything to protect the street kids like herself.

    Sheriff's deputy Jake Russell had no idea what he was in for when he ran into Livy--literally--while chasing down a pickpocket. With a rash of robberies and a growing number of street kids in town--as well as a loan on the family farm that needs to be paid off--Jake doesn't have time to pursue a girl. Still, he can't seem to get Livy out of his mind. He wants to get to know her better . . . but Livy isn't willing to trust any man, especially not a lawman

    Cash Burn

    Cash Burn by Michael Berrier  From  Billions of dollars flow through Jason Dunn's banking office each year. When he suffers a series of career setbacks and his marriage begins to crumble, he and his attractive new assistant devise a plan to disappear with a slice of the bank's cash flow. The unwelcome appearance of his brother on the scene, just released from prison, threatens to sidetrack Jason's plans. But Jason's brother "Flip" has his own problems with a parole officer who isn't fooled by this dangerous parolee. In the race to the jackpot between Jason and Flip, and the unwinding of their troubled history, the question soon becomes, Who will get burned?

    Happy Reading!!

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