Saturday, September 26, 2009

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World by David Jeremiah

What do we as Christians do when the world seems to be falling apart?  When the world's economy is in the drink?  David Jeremiah answers these questions and more in this book.  He has come up with about ten things that we should do and address' them in a chapter apiece.  Each chapter is filled with Scripture and examples on how we should approach that chapters topic.
While reading this book I felt both comforted by the promises that David Jeremiah gives us from scripture and challenged to live my life in the way that the scripture says to live.  God and Jesus did not tell us in the Bible that we would have a trouble free life.  This is a fact that is brought up several times in the book but no matter what we are to follow Him. One way to accomplish this is to stay centered in Christ (one of the chapters is dedicated to this concept alone).
This book is a good source guide through the Bible to address any problems that you may find yourself in this troubled time of ours.  For each topic it points your back to the Bible and the answers that the Bible holds for you.
I really felt liked I learned alot from this book and came away with a better knowledge of  how the Bible address everything that we face today. 
I read this book as part of the Thomas Nelson Book Review Blogger Program.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sunset by Karen Kingsbury

     This is the last book in this series about the Baxter Family.  John and Elaine are going to get married but can he get through the feelings of guilt about remarrying?  Kari meets and counsels someone from her past.  Can Luke and Regan put their marriage back together?  What abut Ashley and Landon will they try to have another child?  all these questions are answered in this book. 
This book had me on the verge of tears several times. I have come to love the Baxter Family through these series of books.  I am going to have to go back and read the first series as I have only read the first one.  These are not your generic Christian novels they deal with the very real problems that Christians deal with and they are very human and make human mistakes.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

This book isn't really about Alex Cross so much as it is about is Great Great uncle.  And it isn't so much about Him Abraham Cross as it is about Ben Corbett.  Ben Corbett is recruited by Teddy Roosevelt to go to  his hometown of Eudora, Mississippi to investigate the rash of lynchings that have been happening.
He will have to see his father who he hasn't seen since his mother died and he will meet up with some of his childhood friends.  He will be betrayed by some and helped by others.
This book is very different from the other Alex Cross Books but it is a story very well told.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fearless by Max Lucado

"Fearless" tackles the subject of fear in today's world.  Max Lucado discusses with us different fears throughout the book.  One fact he stated was particularly telling to me, "ordinary children today are more fearful than psychiatric patients were in the 1950's" .   With biblical wisdom and witty illustrations Max Lucado explores the fears of today such as not protecting our children, violence, and death to name a few.
I really liked this book although it made me see I was more afraid than I realized. It also comforted me with all the scripture that says don't be afraid but trust in God. 
I read this as part of the Thomas Nelson Book Review blogger program.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Turkey Day Murder by Leslie Meier

This was a nice visit to Tinker's Cove.  This time the local Indiana tribe is trying to get recognition from the government so they can build a casino.  Curt Nolan is the local tribe leader and is not interested in the casino as he is in the museum that is suppose to be built along with it.  Lucy is looking forward to Toby coming home from college.  As it is always in this series not everyhting works out.  Toby comes home bringing three friends instead of one and Curt Nolan gets killed during the annual Thanksgiving football game. 

I really didn't have any idea who was the killer this time until it was reveiled.  There were a few curse words that were really not needed.  I thought they took away from the  story because of the shock that they just showed up.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Lonestar Secrets by Colleen Coble

Shannon Astor wants to make a better life for herself and her daughter Kylie.  When her uncle dies and leaves her his ranch this seems like the right move.  Shannon will have to face the members of the small town of Bluebird Crossing where she left five years before as an unwed mother.

Shannon has put herself through vet school and has returned to take over for Grady so he can spend more time in the ministry.  At the Mustang Makeover she meets her high school enemy Jack MacGowen and his daughter Faith who looks exactly like Shannon's daughter Kylie.  But that can't be because Kylie's twin sister died at birth.  Or did she?

This was a roller coaster of ride book.  It seemed like about every couple pages there was a new secret revealed which kept me turning the pages till the very end.  This was a mixture of thriller and romance.  I don't usually like romance books but this one had enough suspence to keep me interested till the very end.  Although God and faith were mentioned throughout the story it was not overbearing or "preachy".
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fast paced raomance with alot of thrill packed in.

I read this as a part of the Thomas Nelson's Book Review Blogger program.  You can find info at http:/

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Quick Word with Beth Moore from Praying God's Word

This is a little devotional book that takes one scripture then Beth has a little thought about it>  It has really encouraged me to pray the scriptures back to God when I am reading them.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Someday by Karen Kingsbury

Someday by Karen Kingsbury is the third book in the third series about the Baxter family.  This time various family members have some decisions to make.  John Baxter has to decide what he wants out of his relationship with Elaine.  Katy and Dayne have to decide what they want out of their careers as actors and Luke has to decide what he wants out of his marriage.  i really like the book by karen Kingsbury and find myself getting sucked into the book right away and enjoying the ride all the way to the end. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sail by James Patterson and Howard Roughman

Sail was a typical James Patterson book with short chapters that pack a big wallop.  this time the Dunne family is going on a sailing trip.  They have their problems and they are hoping to become closer during the trip.  Almost from the beginning they are beset by problems. I really can't tell you much because almost anything I say will be giving away a plot twist.  I would give this book 4/5 stars.  There is some language and some sexual content.