Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Good and Perfect Gift

A Good and Perfect Gift
By:  Amy Julia Becker

Publisher:  Bethany House
ISBN #:  0764209175
Pages: 237 pages 

A Good and Perfect Gift written by Amy Julia Becker, tells of her and her husband’s journey with their daughter, Penny, who was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome at birth.  This is an incredible and emotional read as Mrs. Becker takes you through her journey of acceptance step by step.  The honesty she portrays is heartfelt.  The questions that she asks of herself and of God are so reflective of how we as God followers struggle to understand His ways as well as the struggle we can go through in having continuous faith in Him.

The Beckers’ story shows faith, love, and courage.  I recommend this book highly to everyone.

And if you have read this inspirational read, let me know what you think in the comments below.

Happy Reading!  J 

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

Monday, October 10, 2011

Columbus Day!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Columbus Day!  Have a blessed day!  :)

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Novelization by:  Randy Alcorn
Based on screenplay by:  Alex & Stephen Kendrick

Publisher:  Tyndale House
ISBN #:  1414358466
Pages:  400

This book is a novelization of the upcoming film, Courageous.  This is the story of four police officers who go on a journey to discover what God wants for them to do as fathers after tragedy strikes.  Each character is well developed and as a reader you will become invested in the journey each and every one of these characters will take.  Through each officer’s life, there is a glimpse of the difference their role as fathers make in each of their children’s lives as well as the importance of God in their lives.  You will laugh, and cry as the men go through their trials, realizations, and their triumphs.  This is the fourth film, developed by the Kendrick brothers, and I for one, based on this novelization do not think this film will disappoint.  The message is one that is not only attributable to men and fathers but points to the role that parents play in the lives of their children.  I encourage you to read this book, which is a wonderful and touching read. 

If you have read this novelization or see the movie, please comment and let me know what you thought. 

Happy Reading!!    J

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Reviews Coming Soon!

Greetings Everyone!!

I apologize about not posting in a while.  It has been a very hectic August!  However, it hasn't stopped me from reading.  I should be putting up two new book reviews within the next week or so.

Wanted to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day and hoping that your final days of summer are spent relaxing, spending time with family, and reading.

Happy Reading!!   :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Cheaper By The Half Dozen: August Challenge: Seventh Question (A Guest Post!)...

Good morning!  I just found a very thought provoking blog post and wanted to share it with everyone.  There is also a chance to win the book from which the blog post stems from.  The book is called A Confident Heart, written by author Renee Swope.  The link is featured below. 

Happy Reading! 

Cheaper By The Half Dozen: August Challenge: Seventh Question (A Guest Post!)...: "How are you doing with the challenge? If you're new to journaling, do you like it? Is it getting you thinking, pondering, reflecting? If you..."

Sunday, July 10, 2011

What Happens When Women Say Yes To God: Experiencing Life in Extraordinary Ways

When Women Say Yes To God:  Experiencing Life in Extraordinary Ways
By:  Lysa TerKeurst

Publisher:  Harvest House Publishers
ISBN #:  978-0-7369-1922-7
Pages:  154                     

I can actually say that Lysa TerKeurst took me through a journey of radical obedience to God.  From the first chapter, her writing speaks to the heart of every woman who wants to grow in Christ.  Explored in the book are how we can listen for God’s voice and what it is He wants us to do, how devoted obedience honors Him, and how His commands will not only affect you but also the lives of those around you.  To illustrate these points, this author gives us a glimpse into her own journey walk of radical obedience to God.  The bible study that is also incorporated after each chapter also is such a helpful guide through the journey of becoming a woman who says yes to God.  Overall, this book challenged and blessed me in starting a new journey with God and I think it can do the same for others.

I highly recommend that you pick up this book this summer and let Lysa TerKeurst bless your life with a new journey to God.  And if you have read this wonderful book, I would love to know your thoughts on it!  Please leave a comment!

God Bless and Happy Reading!  J

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Ever searched for a good Christian book to read and found yourself sifting through a myriad of selections wondering which one would be a great pick?  If so, my blog may be for you!  J  I have created this book review blog, featuring some of the Christian books I have read and are currently reading.  These books will range from genres such as fiction to Christian living type books.  I would like to share my thoughts on these books as well as hear your thoughts on them also.  Feel free to stop by and take a gander!

God Bless and Happy Reading!!