May 9, 2012
WORDS 2 GROW BY
Bible Study, Christian Books, Christian Thought, ebook, Self-help, WORDS 2 GROW BY
Rather than review a book that I cannot find any redeeming value I have chosen to not review it. Over the years there have been a few books that I disagreed with the authors premise and could either recommend it to my readers with a note of my personal objections or explain why I could not recommend the book without being to disagreeable. I understand that with some books I do not like other people may enjoy.
The book in question was a set of poems dedicating to the authors “pain” journey. She believed, as many people do, God has allowed her to experience the pain for a greater good. I disagree.
Every good gift bestowed, every perfect gift received comes to us from above, courtesy of the Father of lights. He is consistent. He won’t change His mind or play tricks in the shadows. James 1:17 THE VOICE
The thief approaches with malicious intent, looking to steal, slaughter, and destroy; I came to give life with joy and abundance. John 10:10 THE VOICE
It is true we will have problems and even some pain however it is because there is an adversary (1 Peter 5:8). Though the author’s poems may have had a glimmer of hope within the words I could not get past the depressing tone. Because she used Scripture to validate her problems and live in her pain I could not give the book 1-Star on Amazon nor recommend the book to readers. The poetry was her personal therapy not meant to be shared, she states she has more.
28Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Put My yoke upon your shoulders—it might appear heavy at first, but it is perfectly fitted to your curves. Learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. When you are yoked to Me, your weary souls will find rest. 30For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 THE VOICE
Under the pseudonym M L Floyd I have written an ebook “Moving Forward by Faith” in which I discuss my personal journey overcoming some difficult times. The book contains a list of solutions not a rehearsal of the problems.
I believe God wants everyone to live a pain free life therefore He sent His Son to make it happen.
April 15, 2012
WORDS 2 GROW BY
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.
March 31, 2012
WORDS 2 GROW BY
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.
October 20, 2011
WORDS 2 GROW BY
book review, flatulence, Inspirational Non-Fiction, relationships, Self-help, stress
I do not like talking about farting. I agreed to read this book because my curiosity was greater than the potential embarrassment of discussing farts in public. However once I read “The fear of farting, is synonymous with the fear of letting go,…” I knew I had to read “Fart in the Wind” by Vivian Gail. It took me a while to get past the first two chapters because I laughed so much I had to put the
book down and share the passage with someone. This inevitably led to a discussion. Books that lead to conversations are the best types of books to read.
“Fart In The Wind” compares flatulence and its’ different manifestations with the consequences of releasing or suppressing emotions. Incorporating spiritual wisdom with her intellectual knowledge she poetically guides the reader through the process of emotional cleansing.
Putting the conversation of farting aside Ms. Gale discusses a very serious subject that of learning how to be yourself at all times. For many this means first addressing uncomfortable situations, learning to let go of some things and learning to embrace others.
I recommend this book. (The reader should know that I am a bible purest and do not endorse incorporating other teachings with biblical principles. Though Ms. Gale does not suggest that
you do she does mention non-Christ centered ideologies.) Marsha L. Randolph
I was provided a complementary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
TO ORDER: 1-888-311-6639 Spirit Productions as well as Amazon
VIVIAN GALE- www.viviangale.com