Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Laura Story: Open Hands Album Review

Laura Story
Open Hands Album

Laura Story has done it again; she has released a wonderful album!

Laura Story’s album Open Hands is a worship album filled with beautiful music and lyrics.  The songs on this album are so worshipful, giving worship to the Lord, giving comfort when we are hurting, and are reminders that God is with us always.  Laura’s voice is beautiful and the lyrics are so heartfelt and meaningful.

I absolutely love this album and cannot stop playing it!  The song Open Hands is a powerful song about giving all we have to God.  The song You Came Running is a great reminder that when we fell at our lowest, God will see us through. 

I definitely recommend this album to anyone’s worship music library.  You will love it!

And now for a surprise!! 

The wonderful people at FlyBy Promotions have reserved a copy of this album for one reader of my blog to receive.  Click on the Rafflecopter giveaway link below to enter for a chance to win this album:

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This giveaway will run from March 17, 2017 to March 24, 2017.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Book Review: A Baxter Family Christmas

A Baxter Family Christmas

Author:  Karen Kingsbury
Publisher:  Howard Books
Pages:  272
Audience:  Adults
Genre:  Fiction

This is the first Karen Kingsbury book I have read and in my opinion Ms. Kingsbury is a wonderful storyteller!

Karen Kingsbury’s latest book is a continuation of the Baxter family story.  The Baxter family suffered a terrible loss of Erin Baxter Hogan, her husband, and three of their four children in a car accident two years ago.  Two years later, John Baxter, the patriarch of the family reaches out to the woman who received his daughter’s heart, Kendra Bryant, and invites her to Christmas dinner with his family.  John’s invite is met with mixed emotions within the Baxter family.  This invite causes division and conflicted feelings, with some of the family against meeting Kendra Bryant.  In another storyline, Maddie Baxter West, has a special prayer request and meaning this Christmas.

These characters are very relatable and their stories will touch your heart.  Karen Kingsbury brings their story to life so vividly.  This story tells of loss, love, and forgiveness.  I was sad that I reached the end of the book because I wanted to spend more time with this family.  I hope that Ms. Kingsbury writes more about this family in the future.

Happy Reading!