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.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Jesus Calling For Christmas By Sarah Young


Jesus Calling for Christmas
By: Sarah Young
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Most of us find ourselves over-extended during the Christmas holidays and if you are like me, you find you often let your devotional time slide or be shortened with the promise to yourself…”I will do better tomorrow”.  When I received this little Christmas Devotional I was blown away with it being written as though Jesus was speaking directly to me.  It made me feel as though he and I were having a personal one-on-one conversation.  This will make a huge impact on my devotional time during this coming holiday season!  Not only are the scriptures and words uplifting, but the pictures are stunning and peaceful.  I am excited to know that I can spend quality time with God’s word during the holidays with this little book.  It has been hard to put it aside to wait until Advent to finish it. (I probably won’t wait as I never get tired of hearing the Christmas Story).    My only wish for the book is that all scripture was labeled with the translation they were taken from. 

The book is hard-cover, small and easy to carry with you so you can even use it during your lunch hour or while waiting in the grocery check-out line.  It has 50 devotions all related to the season.  In addition to the devotions you will be able to read the story of Christmas too!  If you have never read one of Sarah Young’s “Jesus Calling” books you have no idea what you are missing.  I would recommend giving this one a try.  I am sure once you read it…you will be buying another to give as a gift.

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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Praying the Promises by Max and Andrea Lucado


Praying the Promises
By:  Max Lucado and
Andrea Lucado
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

In this book the Lucado’s show by God’s word he has given us a promise for every problem we may face in our life.  It shows by reading God’s word and praying we can find hope in every situation, no matter what it might be.  I have been reading and enjoying this book very much.  I have found at the end of a long day, sitting and reading God’s promises can uplift my heart.  There is a commentary of each topic, followed by promise scriptures.  Next there is a prayer for praying God’s promises and my most favorite is the “I AM or I Will” section.  I love reading these out loud.  I highly recommend this book.  It is filled with inspiration and most of all God’s love and hope through his Word!

The book is hard-bound with dust cover and is small enough to carry in your purse, backpack or brief case.  The pages are smooth and white making the print crisp and easy to see.  It uses many of the common versions of the Bible.  The cover under the dust jacket is red with gold lettering.  This would make a perfect gift for anyone.

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.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Gracefully Broken By T.K. Chapin


Gracefully Broken
(Book Nine…Potter’s House Series)
By: T.K. Chapin

If you have ever found yourself in a situation, where nothing you tired worked and you ended up making the wrong decision?  That is exactly what happened to Corey and Holly!  With no money to pay the bills, Corey embezzled from his employer and ended up in prison for three years. 

While in Prison Corey accepted Jesus into his heart and even though he was happy about it, he knew it would not make things right with his family.  After his release he is hoping he can reunite with his family, however Hannah is now a young woman rather than the little girl he called Wildflower and Michael is just on the brink of becoming a teenager.  Will they accept him for the changed person he is?  Is there hope for a future together?  You will find the answer to those questions as you read “Gracefully Broken”.

Once again Chapin weaves another wonderful story of healing broken lives through God’s love.  As Corey and Holly’s story unfolds you will find yourself caught up in their everyday struggle to find peace for past mistakes and courage to step out on faith for the future.  This is another must-read!  It is book nine in the Potter’s House series. 

Disclaimer:  I received this ARC eBook from the author, T.K. Chapin for free to read and review.     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.

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 t...