Archive for September, 2017

The Sacred Slow

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A Holy Departure From Fast Faith
By Alicia Britt Chole
52 experiences in unhurried honesty with God. In today’s world we are doing things faster and faster all the time. We want our food fast, we want to drive fast cars, etc., but one thing that we need to take at a slower pace is our learning about God and His Love. In her book, Alicia Britt Chole gives us 52 experiences divided into twelve, what she calls movements, to help us slowdown in hearing God Word and what He wants us to know and do. You will learn about His concepts, His word, theology of time and space and other movements. Each reading can be used as a daily reading or devotion, as a weekly time of study or however you wish. You will start with a quote, then a list of items needed for that section. She shares a short story about the question she is asking and give a section called a guided response, offers thought focuses for that section.
The book is setup to be used by yourself or it can be used in a study group. I liked the idea of the book but I did not like the method used to get her point across. I did not care for some of the suggestion in the guided response sections, I think the reader should do their own responses and journaling. The subject of the book is good.
I received this book free from Handlebar Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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Jesus I Need You

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Jesus, I need you

Honest Prayers From A Trusting Heart
Published by Zondervan
At all times, no matter if good, bad or whatever, we all need Jesus. In this book you get a collection of about 100 prayers. Each prayer is written in a form that it is like a personal letter to Jesus. Along with each prayer there is a scripture verse and a short devotion or commentary and a space for you to journal your thoughts or answers to your prayer, etc.. The prayers are grouped together in sections dealing with a difference needs that you have for Jesus. They include guidance, comfort, grace, faith, hope, wisdom, when you feel overwhelmed, when you feel gratitude, when you feel heartbroken and disappointment. All the reading will help you.
The need for Jesus is for all and this collection of prayer will help in those times. You can use it as a devotional or when you need that comfort of knowing Jesus is there with you. There are extra journaling pages added at the end of each section for those extra thoughts. This book would make a great gift for a friend or love one and a great addition to your library.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggersbook review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Whisper

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WHISPER
How to Hear the Voice of God
By Mark Batterson
God still speaks to His people. Mark Batterson will help you in hearing Gods voice. In this book Mark teaches the seven love languages of God. Sign language, Scripture, Desires, Doors, Dreams, People, Promptings and Pain. He also shows how God will whisper instead of speaking loud or using loud noises. Mark shares some stories and experiences from his life and from other people that he knows. He shares many times that God spoke to him in his ministry and even as a young boy. One of the points of this book is to show us that God love us. The information in this book will help in your walk with God.
Near the end of the book Mark writes;
“Believe it or not, God love you.
He actually likes you.
In fact, He’s especially fond of you.
And that’s why He whispers.”
The book can be used as a study or in a discussion group, a great way to learn God’s way and the power of whispering. It shows that God does not have to be loud to hear Him.
I received this book free from Blogging for books Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Bloom

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BLOOM
Where You’re Planted
By Mary Rodman
A collection of stories and God’s moments that the author has experienced and wants to share with the reader. The collection covers different subjects and can be a help to all who reads them. She shares how her experiences has helped her grow as a believer and gave her hope many times. The collection can be read as a devotional or just for that moments you need a little encouragement. I found different ones very helpful. There is a table of contents that can be used to direct you to a certain subject in case you want to share a story with your family, friends or study group. They are easy to read with down to earth writing which makes them easy to understand. I think you will enjoy the stories and information the author shares. As the author writes in the introduction:
“Sometimes life offers us sorrow and pain. Though walking through the difficulties of life be can trying, it is during these times that we grow the most. God didn’t promise that all our days would be filled with joy, but He did promise to always be with us.” She hopes her book will help all in need.
The ebook I received was easy to navigate and to take along on trips for those times you wanted to have something to read.
I received this ebook free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggersbook review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

The Master’s Mind

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The Art of Reshaping Your Thoughts
By Lance Hahn
Sometimes we are confused, depressed and insecure, this is not what God wants for us. Lance Hahn has given us a book that will help us. We need to understand that God created our minds to give us a better plan for using our minds. Lance give us a method of changing our direction to follow, to gain what is there for us in following God. He shares some stories and gives scripture to help us. This book shows the way our minds need to be directed and offers help with temptations, where our thoughts should be and to rely on God for help in all we have problems with.
I think this book will help us all to condition our thoughts to the way God want for us and to help us in our everyday life. God doesn’t want us to follow the wrong path, but sometimes we follow our own thoughts and end up at the wrong place. It can be used in Bible studies and Bible discussion groups, make a great book for Sunday school class. It defiantly will make you stop and think about what you are reading.
I received this book free from Handlebar Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255