Sunday, June 21, 2015

Good Morning, God

Good Morning, God

Author:  David C. Cook
Publisher:  David C. Cook
ISBN #:  9780781409148
Pages:  224

This devotional book is inspirational.  Each day you will read a short vignette.  I found that these short writings were truly motivating and inspiring.  I especially liked the short Scripture writings at the end of each story.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves devotionals.  This book will brighten up your mornings and get your day started with God.

Do you have a favorite devotional?  Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Reading!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Until The Harvest

Until the Harvest

Author:  Sarah Loudin Thomas
Publisher:  Bethany House Publishers
ISBN #:  9780764212260
Pages:  300

This novel follows the life of Henry Phillips.  On New Year’s Eve, Henry’s life is forever changed by the sudden death of his father.  After this sudden loss, Henry experiences many challenges that test his faith and puts him on the journey of finding himself.  Along Henry’s journey we are introduced to many other characters who affect his journey.  The reader will meet Margaret, a young woman who works for Henry’s grandmother, who challenges Henry.  Mayfair, Margaret’s little sister, with a special gift gives Henry new perspective on his journey.  Henry’s grandmother and mother are two wise and strong women who guide Henry.

This is the first book I have read by Sarah Loudin Thomas and it definitely won’t be my last.  The characters in this story are very memorable and endearing.  I could feel the love that Sarah Loudin Thomas has for these characters.  I found Henry’s grandmother and mother to be admirable women and great examples of strength, courage, love, and guidance throughout this story.  This book is the second book in the Appalachian Blessings series.  I haven’t read the first book, Miracle in a Dry Season, however, I found that this second book can be read on its own.  (I’m definitely putting the Miracle in a Dry Season on my book list to read).

I recommend this book to everyone.  This is a story of the love a family can make and how God’s love surrounds all of us in the midst of our struggles.

Comment below if you have read any one of the books from the Appalachian Blessings series; I would love to read what your thoughts are on this author and the books.

Happy Reading! 

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