April 29, 2012
WORDS 2 GROW BY
Book Reviews, children's book, eBooks
I chose to read “The Beauty Book” by Nancy Rue because I was curious as to what type of books were available to young girls besides the usual get skinny look perfect magazines I see on the shelves of some stores. As a mother I taught my daughters to understand that you can be a beautiful as you want and still be ugly. Now that I am a grandmother I find my granddaughter is faced with appearance challenges where ever she goes.
“The Beauty Book” examines every myth young girls (7 and up) are faced with every day while revealing what the bible says about her body. I was impressed with the presentation of information, non-lecturing matter of fact stories which gave believable examples. I loved the book but would it pass the girl test?
My granddaughter and I sat down and read the book together. After reading chapter one “You Gotta Love It” together I asked her what she thought of the book. She enjoyed it and she understood the message.
This is an excellent book for young girls and some old one’s too! I would suggest parents purchase this book and use it as a catalyst to discuss personal image, what the bible says about our bodies and how we should look at ourselves. The book discusses every aspect, that I can think of, regarding body images including piercings, tattoos, and fashion trends.
Of course I recommend this book.
A complimentary eBook was provided to me by Book Sneeze in exchange for an honest review.
April 26, 2012
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Bible Study, book review, christian living, Faith, John MacArthur, Salvation
As a writer of Contemporary Fiction as well as non-fiction and as a servant within the body of Christ I see a lot of confusion in Christiandom. “The Truth About the lordship of Christ” by John MacArthur will assist followers of Jesus in understanding why they believe as well as what should not be believed. The basics of faith are addressed with a substantial amount of scripture to support the information presented. Despite being only 132 pages the discussion on what it means to be a follower of Christ is quite extensive.
I was very pleased to read how John MacArthur addresses the issue of God’s love for all people not just believers in the beginning of the book. I suspect that many will avoid reading this book or take some things out of context primarily because as with many of his teachings “The Truth About the lordship of Christ” is without apology. Often we ignore unpleasantries found in the Bible:
“Committing your life to follow Jesus Christ means you would not only forsake your family; if need be, you’d give your life.” (page 41)
There are so many churches that label themselves as “Christian” that teach: spirituality or deny the deity of Jesus making it easier for people to live lifestyles that do not line up with scripture. By addressing Christian beliefs such as: justification, salvation, sanctification and holiness as well as confession and repentance, “The Truth About the lordship of Christ”, will lead the believer to making personal adjustments in his Christian walk.
I recommend this book.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided to me by Book Sneeze in exchange for a fair and honest review.
April 22, 2012
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beliefs, book review, Einstein, God, Judaism, love, New Age, Philosophy, relationships
If you love a ‘till death do you part’ love story you will certainly appreciate “Putting God Into Einstein’s Equation” by Jerry & Marcia Pollock. This is a book written by a man who lost his wife to soon in his journey here on earth. Jerry Pollack in conjunction with the essence of all that Marcia is presents a philosophy of eternal life based on their faith and science.
Marcia Pollack died March 18, 2011 leaving behind a wealth of wisdom written for all to see. Anyone who has experienced a loved one, particularly a spouse, may understand some of what Jerry experienced. Marcia was the one who made him whole, this is very clear as you journey with him in the pages of “Putting God Into Einstein’s Equation”.
How do you explain or justify the loss of your soul mate, particularly if you are a child of God? Where does science end and faith begin? These are the questions addressed in this 167 page painstakingly written book by Jerry and Marcia Pollock.
Though I cannot recommend this book from a Christian perspective because of some areas which I believe are biblically incorrect I want you to go buy it. I don’t think you will ever read a greater love story than “Putting God Into the Equation”.
I receive a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair review.
Reviewers’ Addendum: As I think about the love Marcia and Jerry shared I think of these words from the Song of Songs:
Her: My love is mine, and I am his.
He grazes among my lilies.
As the day breathes its’ morning breeze
and shadows turn and flee;
Turn to me, my love, like a gazelle;
come to me like a young stag on rugged mountains.
SONG OF SONGS 2:16-17 THE VOICE
April 15, 2012
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Book Reviews, Christian reading, Empty Promises, Pete Wilson, Rick Warren, Self-help, words2growby
Book reviews are written to tell the reader the general idea within the pages of a book coupled with the reviewers opinions of how the idea was presented. This book has a self explanatory title and cover picture. I chose to review “Empty Promises” by Pete Wilson because of its’ subtitle: “”The Truth About You, Your Desires and the Lies You’re Believing”. I am very much interested in books that help me evaluate the decisions I have made in life, I do not like books that allow an individual to not assume responsibility for his or her life. For me reviewing this book, barring any biblical misrepresentations, would be easy.
We all should take the time to consider how we got to where we are today. Rather you agree with all of the authors’ premises or not, I cannot see why you would disagree with him, this is an excellent book for introspection. There are twelve chapters which look at various personal beliefs; “Religion Lies” happens to be one of my favorites.
While reading this book an individual will be compelled to pause and evaluate how certain values, such as the need to achieve, affected his or her life. Upon completion of this book the reader will have a better idea of what he or she believes at the least and why. “Empty Promises: The Truth About You, Your Desires and the Lies You’re Believing” is therefore a great tool for anyone wanting to make life adjustments.
I recommend “Empty Promises” to those who can handle the truth about themselves. Though I enjoyed reading the book it is not always easy to read “The Truth” about oneself but it is always good to admit your shortcomings.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided to me by Book Sneeze in exchange for an honest review.