March 31, 2012
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Bible Study, Inspiration, Janet Davis, motivation, self motivation, Self-help, WORDS 2 GROW BY
Are you one of those people who know you were destined to do more? Does it never seem the right time to do that “thing”? Do you have a lot of valid reasons why you can’t do “it” today? “My Own Worst Enemy” by Janet David is the book for those of us who seem to be very good at delaying our own personal success. The book allows the reader to analyze self driven actions, or lack thereof, that hinder progress. It incorporates individual and bible stories to emphasize various ideas. Each chapter concludes with thought provoking questions designed to guide the reader in self evaluation.
“My Own Worst Enemy how to stop holding yourself back” by Janet David is an excellent book for women in particular to help us overcome deep rooted philosophies that are based on misconceptions. By dissecting the how and why of what it is we do we can make the necessary adjustments. As the subtitle of this book indicates we hold ourselves back more than anything or anyone else. Of course men would benefit from this book to I just think that women put more obstacles in their own path than most men do.
What is stopping you from doing more than what you are doing now? There is an old saying: Where there is a will there is a way.” “My Own Worst Enemy how to stop holding yourself back” will help you get the will. I recommend the book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review of which I have presented.
March 24, 2012
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Church, constitution, Declara, Faith, Indivisible, James Robison, Jay W Richards, politics, state
Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s too late by James Robison and Jay W. Richards is a respectfully written discussion of American Christianity. The authors gently educate Christians, though non-believers will benefit from reading this book, in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as it relates to faith in government. It explains such political coined phrases as “separation of church and state” and “social justice”. More importantly the book discusses the importance of being a believer in the United States today.
As a writer of Christian Political Commentary I found this book to be an excellent guide for Christians as they evaluate the information being presented to them from the media and various political leaders. Family decisions are now being made by the government and it is important for Christians understand what the government’s role should be and what the bible states that we are to do. “Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family and Freedom” examines the life of a believer as it relates to government rules regarding such behaviors as abortion and marriage.
Every Christian should study the Bible themselves, independent of their church leader. It is important that every American Christian read and the Constitution for themselves as well. Many will cry you can mix your faith with your politics but this is a lie; it is because of the Judeo-Christian faith that we have the system of government that we do. This country is at a very pivotal time and it is important that Christians understand their faith and their government.
“Don’t be intimidated. You have every right to apply our faith to your politics, even to make theological arguments in public debates.” ( Location 725-29)
I read this book quickly because I wanted to post this review in a timely fashion however I am now using this book as a study tool. I recommend you read and study this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in eBook form in exchange for an honest review.
March 12, 2012
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Baby Boomer, Bible Study, Changes, christian life, christian living, divorce, empty nest, life cycles, widow, widower, words2growby
When I saw the title of the book I knew I had to read it! At 52 years old I have been asking myself that question for years. “WHAT’S NEXT? Navigating Transitions to Make the Rest of Your Life Count” by H. Norman Wright is an excellent book about life’s changes. Written with Baby Boomers in mind it helps us work through the major and not so major adaptations we have had to make over the years.
It is a book and a workbook; it is personal and a great source for adult conversation. This book helps us work out the “what if’s” of our lives and the “if I could-a-would-a-should-a” in our minds. We don’t always ask ourselves: “What next?” generally we ask: “Now What!” It is the same except “What Next?” allows you and me to evaluate God’s plan which is always bigger than our finite eyes to see.
The chapters include: “We, the boomers”; “The Second Half of Marriage”; “The Gathering of Losses”’ “You’re Older: Rejoice!” and “The Legacy You’ll Leave” just to name a few. There is much more in this 220 page book (not including the extensive bibliography). It is well worth the price and one you will definitely not want to get from the library.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for a review. I have provided my honest opinion.