Thursday, May 30, 2019

KJV Brides Bible


KJV Brides Bible
By: Thomas Nelson


When I decided to review the KJV Brides Bible, from its picture, I thought it was beautiful, however when I received it, I was blown away by the detail in this Bible.  All I can say is that it will become a treasured keepsake. 

The Bible comes in a sturdy box that has the same floral design as is in the Bible. 

The first few pages are dedicated to the actual events of the wedding process from “how we met, wedding memories of the bride and groom, memories, the wedding party, the proposal and the bridal shower.  All of these pages are a beautiful light grey medium weight paper with the floral design in white muted in the background.  The pages are gold gilded.  Although the print is small it is 6.5 point clear print font. 

It is also a red-letter edition with the words of Christ in red.  This is not a Bible that would be easy to read, especially for the seeing impaired, however it would be a gorgeous addition to any bride’s bouquet and a keepsake that can be passed down from generation to generation.

Disclaimer:  I received this Bible from the publisher, Thomas Nelson for free to read and review, through the blogger review program at BookLook Bloggers I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Hearts in Harmony By Beth Wiseman


Hearts in Harmony
By: Beth Wiseman
Publisher: Zondervan



As the story begins, Mary Hershberger is a young girl, going to an “Englisch” funeral for the first time.  While she is at the funeral she hears beautiful music, and is surprised to find a young Amish boy, Levi Shetler playing the piano which is forbidden by their religion. 

He swears her to secrecy and she gives him her address and asks him to send her a letter, which he never does.

Fast-forward to current day.  Both are now grown and Levi, although he is a music prodigy, has not played since that day at the Englischer funeral. 

Adeline, the widow of the Englischer who passed away, is in failing health and has come upon hard times and must sell most of her home furnishings.  Levi and Mary step in to help her and become the children she and her husband never had.  Although it was forbidden, Levi played the piano and Mary sung for Adeline because it gave her comfort and helped her to remember the good times with her husband. 

This book shows no matter what our background or religious beliefs may be, God can use us to be an inspiration to others.

Beth Wiseman brings us another fascinating Amish story in “Hearts in Harmony”.  If you are a fan of Amish novels this is one you will not want to miss.  It is filled with tears and laughter.

Disclaimer:  I received this book from the publisher, Zondervan for free to read and review, through the blogger review program at BookLook Bloggers I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Wiersbe Study Bible


Wiersbe Study Bible
NKJV
Thomas Nelson

This Bible has a leather-soft cover with a double row of teal stitching.  The page edges are silver which compliments the Bible cover.  It is a stunning combination.  Inside the Bible has two ribbons to mark your place.  One is in black and the other is in teal. 

The scripture print is mid-sized, clear and easy to read.  The study notes print is smaller and a little more difficult to read, but the print is crisp and clear.  When open, the Bible lies flat, making it easy to keep your place as you study. 

It has a simple, but functional “presented to” page, along with the usual table of contents, concordance and gorgeously illustrated maps at the back. 

I liked in particular the preface explaining the features of this Bible.  I would recommend you read this first.

Other things I liked are:
Red Letter Edition
Outline at the beginning of each book, making it easy to find events
Catalyst Notes-These notes are the heart-beat of the “Wiersbe Study Bible”.  It is to help prepare your heart and mind as you study.  I have found this to be a true statement. 
Sermon Outlines that I found to be helpful.

I am very impressed with this Bible and would definitely recommend it as a study Bible.  It would be a great asset to any study library. 

Disclaimer:  I received this Bible from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for free to read and review through the blogger review program at Book Look Bloggers. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

Monday, January 28, 2019

A Reason to Believe by T.K. Chapin


A Reason to Believe
By: T. K. Chapin

If you are looking for an author who isn’t afraid to take on every-day life situations; put them in the form of Christian Fiction and show how, if you let God have free rein in your heart,  can take what’s broken and use it for His Glory!

In all the books I have read by T. K. Chapin, there is not one, I didn’t like.  There are some that I have enjoyed more than others, but I wouldn’t have missed one of his books!

In  “A Reason to Believe”, Chapin takes on a two-time cheating husband.  Olivia is no stranger to Bruce’s infidelity, but she thought it was truly over until Lisa showed up claiming to be the love of Bruce’s life and had been for five years.  How is a person supposed to deal with that? Through all Olivia’s twists and turns and ups and downs, Chapin shows God’s power and grace and that HE is always in control of every situation.  

All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

In The Shadow of Croft Towers by Abigail Wilson


In The Shadow of Croft Towers
By:  Abigail Wilson
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

Sybil Delafield’s journey began badly with miserable weather as she left London and her day became progressively worse on her journey to Croft Towers to become Mrs. Chalcroft’s companion.  Before reaching her destination their coach was robbed and upon arriving at Croft Towers things did not improve!  She was introduced to one of the highwaymen who had robbed their coach!  What had she suddenly gotten herself into?    Something was terribly wrong at Croft Towers, but having no place else to go…she was stuck!  Who is she to trust?  Only those answers can be found as you read this wonderful novel.

I found this to be a delightfully clean, easy and entertaining book to read.  The story was well-written and the characters well developed.  I did not find it to be fast-paced, but it had enough suspense and intrigue to keep me guessing and turning the pages.

This is the first novel I have read by MS Wilson and I am looking forward to reading more of her work.

Disclaimer:  I received this Book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for free to read and review through the blogger review program at Net Galley. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

Blood Moon Redemption by Judy Ducharme


Blood Moon Redemption
By:  Judy Ducharme
Publisher: Ambassador International


Tassie is the main character of this book.  She was named for the tassel torn from a prayer shawl when her ancestors were forced to leave their country.  Centuries later the childhood stories she had head, suddenly became reality when she found herself embroiled in a terrorist plot.  She has much difficulty accepting that she may hold the key to Israel’s future. 

The twists and turns of this book will keep you on the edge of your seat…biting your nails as her story unfolds.  If you love history, mystery, suspense, intrigue and romance, this is a novel you will not want to miss.    It is definitely a page-turner!

MS Ducharme’s in-depth research into the history of this era certainly has given this book a real-life feel.  Her characters are so well developed you could feel their emotions in your reading!  It was like being right there with them.  This book has made me want to learn more about the effects the blood moons have had on the Jewish history.  This is the first book I have read by MS Ducharme, and I am looking forward to reading more of her work.

Disclaimer:  I received this book from the publisher, Ambassador International, for free to read and review through the blogger review program. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

Monday, December 31, 2018

A Morning and Evening Prayerbook By: Jeanie and David Gushee


Morning and Evening Prayerbook
By:  Jeanie and David Gushee
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

I have been enjoying my copy to review of “A Morning and Evening Prayerbook”.   I love starting the day by reading a prayer and ending the day with reading a prayer, before taking my petitions before our Heavenly Father.   

This book is a perpetual book of two prayers a day for an entire year.    It is not to replace your prayers to God, but to provide inspiration, hope and reflection. 

It is a hard cover book.  It is compiled of prayers from all sources ranging from Protestant, Catholic to Eastern Orthodox.   Other sources are from the Old Testament and from Christian history. 

The one thing I didn’t care for is the unevenness of the pages of the book.  It makes it very difficult to turn the pages. 

Disclaimer:  I received this Book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for free to read and review through the BookLook Bloggers blogger review program. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review.  All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

KJV Brides Bible

KJV Brides Bible By: Thomas Nelson When I decided to review the KJV Brides Bible, from its picture, I thought it was beautiful,...