Sunday, August 27, 2017

Book Review-In His Love By TK Chapin


In His Love
By: T.K. Chapin

Disclaimer:  I received this 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.

John Quinby, a reporter for The Globe, was on assignment to write a story about the suicide-death of a gay young man, Billy Wilcox.  He was to spin his story so that Billy’s Fundamentalist Christian mother would be portrayed as an unloving, uncaring mother who inadvertently caused her son to commit suicide because of her Christian beliefs.  Instead…through Jena Wilcox, John found what true Christian love is and that Jena had suspicions her son was murdered…he did not commit suicide.  After his interview with Jena…John also had doubts that Billy’s death was suicide.  In his research he found that Billy was once an avid spokesperson for the LGBT community, but near the end of his life, he had begun to question the hole in his heart that nothing could fill.  He found the answer to filling that hole at the Inn at The Lake and was now on a mission to share this new-found hole-filling love and information with his LGBT followers…someone upset enough to make sure Billy’s video’s never aired.


Wow! Controversial subject for sure, however T.K. Chapin shares the true word of God regarding this subject in this book.  He has woven scripture into a Christian fiction mystery novel that will reach deep into your soul with thought-provoking events both from the stand-point of the LGBT community and also from the Christian community.  He shows that both sides are at fault in the blame game and especially shows Christians that no matter the life-style you are to love the person, but not the sin and as Christians we are compelled to show love and compassion, not hate because God does not condone hate or confusion on any level.  I love that he shared “you can’t cherry-pick” which part of the Bible you are going to believe or not believe just because it doesn’t fit your lifestyle.  You either believe it all…or not at all.  Simply put…sin is sin! 

After reading this book, Mr. Chapin reaffirmed my belief...dislike the sin, but love the person with all your heart. 

Thank you, Mr. Chapin for another great book.  I hope everyone who reads this book will find in it the love and compassion you are trying to convey…and that two wrongs…don’t make it right.  My opinion is…If we as Christians show hate we are just as guilty. 



Friday, August 11, 2017

Book Review-Fatal Trust By Todd M Johnson


Fatal Trust
By:  Todd M. Johnson
Publisher:  Bethany House

What started out to be a simple trust disbursement for attorney, Ian Wells, turns out to be anything but simple.  In fact it is proving to be deadly.  He knew something was off when he was offered a fee of two hundred thousand dollars for a week’s work, but with his mother’s medical bills mounting from Alzheimers and struggling to take his law practice in a different direction, he reluctantly took the job only to be dragged into a crime from the prohibition era that was never solved, along with family secrets that turned his world upside down. 

Hang on to your seat!  This mystery has so many twists and turns it will certainly keep you sitting on the edge.  Ian asked his friend, Brook at the US Attorney’s Office for help on a background investigation of his clients.  When his law firm, Wells and Hoy came up in the background check, Ian’s childhood dreams came more often.  He didn’t understand them, but knew somehow his family was deeply connected to that long-ago unsolved crime.

This book is not only filled with mystery and intrigue, but also with Ian’s journey of struggling with right and wrong and finally settling on righting a wrong. 

Mr. Johnson has woven a fantastic mystery without explicit language.  In my opinion it is an exceptionally well-written book that I would highly recommend.  I am looking forward to reading more of Mr. Johnson’s work.

Disclaimer:  I received this Book from the publisher, Bethany House, 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.

Book Review-Beloved Hope By Tracie Peterson


Beloved Hope
(Heart of the Frontier)
By: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House

Hope Flanagan, along with her sisters, Mercy and Grace survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but Hope has suffered more than the others.  She and her sisters have settled in Organ City where she tends sheep and feels some degree of safety until she is asked to testify again the Cayuse Indians responsible for the massacre.  She is not sure she can tell her story, or find peace, because she cannot forget or forgive. 

Army Lieutenant, Lance Kenner, becomes her friend and helps her to heal and find peace and learn that she is still able to love. 

Although this is the second book in the series, you will not need to read the first book, however it would be best if you did because you will want to read it to get the background for the whole story of the massacre.

Keep the tissue box close by because there will be tears as Hope struggles to learn to forgive and love again as she regains her faith in God.  This book will not only capture your heart, but will also hold your attention from beginning to end.

Disclaimer:  I received this Book from the publisher, Bethany House, 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.

Book Review-The King James Study Bible


Thomas Nelson
The King James
Study Bible
Full Color Edition

I am so impressed with this Bible I honestly don’t know where to start my review!  Let me start by saying this is not a Bible that you will want to carry with you, as it is heavy, however it is a Bible that you will turn to time and again to use as a study reference.  I love that it has larger, easy to read print and all the words of Jesus are in red.  That is always a plus for me as it lets me know…these words are definitely note-worthy so sit up and take notice…this is Jesus speaking!  When open, it lays flat from cover to cover and in between. 

The Bible I am reviewing is hard cover cloth with an illustrated dust jacket to keep it clean.  From the beginning page, you will find in easy to understand detail how to use this beautiful Bible.  It is well worth the time to read it in full before beginning the actual study.  I have long-been a fan of the King James Bible and have never experienced one with this much detail.  Each book starts with description and an outline of what the book is about.  It states on the back of the dust jacket “There’s never been a King James Bible like this.”  In my opinion this is one that you will need to hold in your hand and read to see the magnificence of this Bible.  I am sure this will easily replace most of my other study Bibles.  Also if you have been afraid to give the KJV a try for fear you couldn’t understand it…this has certainly helped to simplify the study.    I am by no means a Bible scholar, but this Bible has given me a better understanding of the time line of events and the history of each book.  It is amazing! I cannot even begin to name all it has to offer.  If you are a fan of the KJV Bible this is a MUST-HAVE for your study library!

Bible Features Include:
Time-honored KJV Bible text
Center-column references with translation notes
Beautiful full-color pages and features
Hundreds of full-color maps, images and charts
5,700 authoritative and time-tested study notes
Over 100 personality profiles highlighting important figures in Scripture
More than 200 notes on important Christian doctrines
Book introductions and outline
Hebrew and Greek word-study concordance

Disclaimer:  I received this Book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson 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.

Book Review-The Beautiful Word 365 Devotional

The Beautiful Word 365 Devotional
(Bringing the Goodness of Scripture to Life
in Your Heart)
Publisher: Zondervan



Disclaimer:  I received this Book from the publisher, Zondervan 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.

My Devotional time is precious and I have been looking for an inspirational devotional that is geared toward those who have limited time to spend in the word but long for those few minutes to either begin or end your day with God.  When I saw this Devotional, I was hoping it was the one…and I have not been disappointed.  I have been so busy reading that I almost forgot that I needed to write a review.  Each Devotion is only a page in length and begins with a daily scripture in which to focus and dwell upon throughout your day.  I love the simplified explanations of the scripture and a short prayer at the end of each page.  It is a nice size book to leave on your night stand or on the corner of your desk.  There is also a companion coloring book to go along with this.  Since I love to color, I can’t wait to purchase it.  (The Beautiful Word Adult Coloring Book)

I have enjoyed it immensely and it will definitely be on my gift-giving list for my friends this Christmas. 

About the book:

It is a beautifully illustrated hard-cover book.

182 verses are illustrated in full color and there are plenty of spaces for your own thoughts and journaling. 

365 Devotions…enough for the whole each.

Devotions are divided by the month.

Presentation page for gift-giving.