Sunday, March 17, 2019

Book Review: Healing the Soul of a Woman

Healing the Soul of a Woman:
How to Overcome Your Emotional Wounds

Author:  Joyce Meyer
Publisher:  Faith Words
Pages:  253
Audience:  Women
Genre:  Christian Living

Healing the Soul of a Woman by Joyce Meyer addresses many of the emotional wounds that women face.  Mrs. Meyer covers topics such as guild and shame, self-pity, codependency, and other emotional wounds.  At the center of each wound, Mrs. Meyer writes the truth of whose we are and the truth of how God wants us to live.

Mrs. Meyer made two great points in this book:  that we should not see ourselves as merely survivors because of the negative connotation it leaves behind and that we can receive “beauty from ashes.”  You were made new and strong in Christ.  God’s love for you removes your sin and makes you so much more than a survivor!

This book was truly inspirational to me.  The emotional wounds addressed are relevant to women and the words in this book will give you encouragement to everyone who is hurting.  I highly recommend this book!  This book serves as a great reminder that you are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).  God loves you and will always be by your side.

Happy Reading!

This review has been #SponsoredByFaithWords.

Note:  I have received a copy of this book from Hachette Books in exchange for an honest review.  #SponsoredByFaithWords

Monday, February 25, 2019

Book Review: A Chance at Forever

A Chance at Forever

Author:  Melissa Jagears
Publisher:  Bethany House Publishers
Pages:  345
Audience:  Women
Genre:  Historical Fiction

This is the story of Aaron Firebrook, a man on a mission to make amends for hurting others.  Aaron goes to Teaville, Kansas, his hometown and finds himself face-to-face with Mercy McClain, a woman he had tormented when they were in school together as children.  Try as hard as he might, Aaron will not be trusted or forgiven by Mercy. 

Aaron becomes employed at the local orphanage where Mercy works as well.  This turn of events leads Mercy to understand that the past doesn’t have to predict a person’s future and Aaron is on his own journey of faith.

This is a beautifully written story about second chances, faith, love, and the healing grace of God. I would recommend this book; it has a great storyline; well-developed and realistic characters and it depicts the love and grace that God gives to all of us.

Happy Reading!

Note:  I have received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Book Review: 30 Days to Understanding the Bible: Unlock the Scriptures in 15 Minutes A Day

30 Days to Understanding the Bible:
Unlock the Scriptures in 15 Minutes A Day

Author:  Max Anders
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson Publishing
Pages:  385
Audience:  Adults
Genre:  Biblical Reference

30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max Anders promises to help you understand the Bible in 15 minutes a day.  I can honestly say, Mr. Anders’s book does just that.  The book is divided in sections that make it possible to study/read in 15 minutes a day.  The way that Mr. Anders writes is great in that he breaks down key points in understandable terms.  I personally couldn’t put this book down; once I started learning I could not stop turning these pages.  In between sections, Mr. Anders developed mini-reviews that allow the reader to go over the material and at the end of each lesson there is a self-test for the reader to test their knowledge of the chapter just read.  I found these to be very helpful.

In sum, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible is highly recommended to anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible.  This book will lead you through the Books of the Bible and understanding the Word.  

Happy Reading!

 “Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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