Sunday, January 6, 2013

Unglued Moments

Unglued:  Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
By:  Lysa TerKeurst

Publisher:  Zondervan Publishing
ISBN #:  0310332796
Pages:  192

I picked up this book as a part of a group Bible Study I was a part of.  This is the second book I have read from this author and I will say that Mrs. TerKeurst does not disappoint.  The subject of this book surrounds the issue of our emotions and how these emotions can control us.  I know every woman can relate to this subject.  Who hasn’t had an unglued moment where your raw emotions are set upon the world around you?

Lysa TerKeurst writes with such honesty about the unglued moments of our lives and how we can turn those moments around.  She writes about making ‘imperfect progress’ in how we deal with our raw emotions and gives hope that our reactions can improve.  To help us on the journey to ‘imperfect progress’, Lysa outlines five steps that will aid in improving our unglued emotions and reactions.  Also, there is a section that explores the type of reactor you are: an ‘Exploder or a Stuffer’.

This book is an excellent and insightful read.  Let me know if you have read this book; I would love to know what your thoughts are.

Happy ReadingJ

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Journey to Love

Sixty Acres and A Bride
By:  Regina Jennings

Publisher:  Bethany House Publishers
ISBN #: 0764209906
Pages:  368

From the start, you will see this story is akin to the story of Ruth in the Bible. 
The story surrounds a young, recently widowed woman named Rosa.  She lives with her mother-in-law Louise who also lost her husband in the same tragedy that took Rosa’s husband.  Both women make a move back to Louise’s hometown where hardship awaits both of them as well as a wonderful group of family members.

Within the family, the reader will be introduced to Weston, the modern day Boaz.  He is the protector of the family and is also nursing tragedy and loss of his own.  Weston is drawn to Rosa from their first meeting but he is reticent to give in.  However, God has a very different plan for them both.

I enjoyed this book immensely from start to finish!  The characters were very well written that it seemed that they came off the page.  You will take a journey through their moments of struggle, loss, and joys.  This is the debut novel for Regina Jennings and I can definitely say that I am looking forward to reading further books from this author in the future!

Feel free to comment below if you have read this book; I would love to know your thoughts.

Happy ReadingJ

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

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!!

Happy New Year, Readers! 

After quite a bit of an absence I’m back and will be posting some reviews really soon!

This year I will be making some changes to the blog and some surprises will be on the way!  Please follow or subscribe to get up to the minute book reviews. 

Wishing all of you many blessings in 2013!

Happy ReadingJ