August 21, 2013

Book Review- Fixing my Eyes on Jesus: Daily Moments in His Word by Anne Graham Lotz

Fixing My Eyes on Jesus : Daily Moments in His Word by Anne Graham Lotz

First let me say that I am a big fan of Anne Graham Lotz (Billy Graham's Daughter). If you have never read any of her writings then I highly encourage you to start with this devotional.

The table of contents starts with each Day and the Topic of that day. I have not seen a daily devotion that actually has topics in a table of contents before.  You could easily search this devotion for a specific topic to read on as well as use it for the Daily Devotional that it is. Each day starts with a scripture verse flowed by a life application that points the reader back to Jesus.  I have read multiple books from Anne Graham Lotz and this is my first devotional I have read from her.  I love Anne's concise style of writing. She quotes scripture and then expounds on how we can live our life to reflect back to Jesus.
You can easily read this in just a few minutes a day. I love starting my day with this devotional.  I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for a powerful daily devotional

I received this e-book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

July 1, 2013

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June 6, 2013

Cleaning House-A Mom's 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement-Book Review

Cleaning House Cleaning House-A Mom's 12-month experiment to Rid Her home of Youth Entitlement By Kay Wills Wyma

          I completely agree with Kay Wills Wyma that today's youth are growing up with a sense of entitlement rather than a good work ethic. She says " Let's parent our kids as if they are inherently strong, not inherently weak." In her book she details her yearlong experiment to get rid of the entitlement attitudes her children were displaying. The book is twelve chapters, one for each month long experiment.

          I love how she starts the book with the following "With the greatest of intentions and in the name of love, we have developed a tendency to hover, race in to save, protect from failure, arrange for success, manipulate, overprotect, and enable our kids." Kay's personal stories and creativity will make you not want to put this book down. Kay has 5 children whom she introduces to the reader to as well as their personalities. She starts with a list of 12 things a kid should know before flying the Wyma Coop.

          Kay covers everything from Clutter control, meal planning, cooking, home repair, cleaning to serving others and more. Kay is brutally honest about her kids reactions to each task. This book helped me to see areas that I need to work on. One being I have never thought about having my younger children do meal planning, much less take them to the grocery store and let them shop for the items they will need! We will definitely be trying this in our household.

          If  your goal is to raise Godly Children with Servant hearts, this book is for you. I think this is a must read for any parent in today's society. I loved this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrookmultnomah in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.

May 16, 2013

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March 25, 2013

If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure~ Book Review

"In If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure , bestselling author and speaker Sheri Rose Shepherd encourages you to embark on a new adventure with faith and food." Sheri shares the tips that have helped her lose over 50 pounds.
This book is consists of 15 chapters that each begin with a "Craving"________.  Chapter One is Craving More Energy.  The format of the book is different than I expected.  Each chapter is formatted the same starting  with a personal bit about Sheri. Next is "Soul Food" which is a scripture verse that is relevant to the topic. "New Life Recipes" are everyday practical tips for you to try. This is followed by "Power Up With Prayer" and a "Food Truth" with the Food Truth of Chapter One being "No food..... is as satisfying as the energy to enjoy life." Each chapter concludes with actual recipes.
This book is a quick and easy read. I expected more Sheri Stories but I was surprised that she kept them brief and not to deep. Did I mention that there are over 100 recipes in this book as well? The recipes sound very inviting and are not filled with processed ingredients. I can't wait to try a few. I would recommend this book to anyone that has struggled with weight loss or food addictions.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.

March 15, 2013

The Five Money Personalities-Speaking the Same Love and Money Language by Scott & Bethany Palmer

The 5 Money Personalities
Speaking the Same Love and Money Language By Scott & Bethany Palmer

First, please know that this book is designed to be read over a 90 day period with your spouse. I read the book straight through since I had a time deadline for my review. However, I think it is possible to glean helpful information whichever way you decide to read it. This is also not a book on budgeting or getting out of debt, but about discovering the how and why you behave the way you do with money.

This book is broken down into three main parts. Part 1: It's All About the Money Personalities. Part 2: The Heart of the Matter. Part 3: Reclaiming your Marriage. The book starts with us learning about the Money Relationship and that it  involves a whole lot more than money. The Palmer's define a Money Relationship as follows:  A "Money Relationship is about the daily decisions you make as a couple in which money is involved." The Palmer's begin to walk the reader through "practical, efficient, easy-to-remember, easy-to-apply tools to help you build a stronger Money Relationship."

The Five Money Personalities was something that was new to me. I knew about savers and spenders, but there are also risk takers, security seekers and what the Palmer's refer to as Flyers. Examples are given for each of the Five Money personalities and each person has a primary and secondary money personality. In this chapter I did learn what my Money personality is and that my spouse's is completely different.

The book is full of scenarios of couples from all five of the Money Personalities.  At times I found the book repetitive, but overall I would recommend it as a good read for couples and especially new couples. I did learn something new about my relationship with money and my spouse's relationship with money.

I received this book for free from for this review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.

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Book Review-Visioneering By Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley is an excellent author and has a way of capturing the reader's attention and keeping it. So much so that you might read this book in one day. Visioneering by Andy Stanley is one of the best books on leadership/vision that I have ever read.

Have you ever asked yourself "What does God have planned for my life?" If so, this book is a must read for you.  Andy's practical approach to the subject of vision and leadership is beneficial to everyone.  Andy says "you are not responsible for figuring out how to pull off God's vision for your life.  You are responsible to do what you know to do, what you can do. And then you must wait" Throughout this book Andy helps you to learn to distinguish what is a vision from God and what is not.

This book is filled with practical exercises paired with straight forward teaching that will help you through the process of understanding the plan God has for you. Andy reminds us that "God-inspired visions ultimately lead back to God. Regardless of our role, we are never the focal point of a genuine God-ordained vision. He is." This book is highly recommended for anyone truly seeking to find out God's will for their life.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.

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February 6, 2013

Book Review: Unglued Devotional-60 Days of Imperfect Progress by Lysa Terkeurst

I had the pleasure of recently reading Lysa Terkeurst's Unglued Devotional.  The Devotional starts each day with a scripture verse  and then a Thought for the day, followed by a short life application story and a closing prayer. I personally enjoyed the Though for the Day, which always prompted self reflection of the topic discussed.  This book is very easy to read as each Daily devotion is only 2-3 pages.   Lysa Terkeurst is openly transparent in allowing the reader to get a glimpse into her own personal struggles.

This book is written towards women, and no matter what your age I think you could glean helpful information from this book.  As a mother I had many Yes that's one of my "Unglued" moment's when reading this book.  While I personally enjoyed this  Devotional, it reads almost like a story and I feel it would be better as perhaps a workbook or study guide. I had not read her book Unglued before reading this devotional.

Thank you to Zondervan for providing me a copy of this book to review in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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