Sunday, April 23, 2017

Book Review: Attend: Forty Soul Stretches Toward God

Attend:  Forty Soul Stretches Toward God

Author:  Laura Davis Werezak
Publisher:  Faith Words
Pages:  160
Audience:  Adults
Genre:  Christian Living

Attend:  Forty Soul Stretches Toward God is a book illustrating ways in which we can attend to God in our everyday lives.  Laura Davis Werezak features practical ways in which we can center our very hectic lives to embrace moments with God.  The examples that Laura features range from everyday tasks to those tasks that can take a little more effort and time.  For each task, Laura writes about how the task will reward you and bring you closer to God.  I tried some of these tasks and they really helped me focus on making those moments sharing and experiencing God.  Regardless of the task you choose, you will definitely experience moments with God.

Laura writes with ease and in language that makes you feel like she’s a friend.  I recommend this book to everyone who is looking for new ways to connect to God.

Happy Reading!

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Book Review: The Broken Way

The Broken Way:  a daring path into the abundant life

Author:  Ann Voskamp
Publisher:  Zondervan
Pages:  224
Audience:  Adults
Genre:  Spiritual Growth

Ann Voskamp’s book, The Broken Way, asks a pivotal question:  “How do we live with our one broken heart?”  Have you ever asked yourself that very same question?  I know I have.  Ann has so much to say in response to this valid question.

Ann points out that Jesus was willing to be broken for us.  She also states that Jesus is enough and once we embrace this fact, we will embrace out brokenness.  Ann also states that our brokenness serves a purpose in serving others; when we are broken we can open ourselves up to others who are also broken, which gives way to trusting others and consequentially each other with our brokenness. 

I recommend this book to everyone.  Ann Voskamp delivers so much in this book.  This message is powerful and one that will bring light into your broken places.  Ann’s words are down to earth and spoken from the heart.

Happy Reading!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Book Review: Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas

Author:  Debbie Macomber
Publisher:  Random House
Pages:  280
Audience:  Adults
Genre:  Fiction

Julia Padden is a likable and bubbly character who is an aspiring writer.  Cain Maddox is a surly, unkind individual who one day steals Julia’s newspaper, which causes a slew of change in his life.  The change:  Julia has an idea to kill her neighbor, Cain Maddox, with kindness in the 12 days leading up to Christmas.  Julia sets up a blog and proceeds to write about her new experiment.  Unbeknownst to Julia, this experiment will have long-lasting effects on her life as well.

I found this book very entertaining.  The characters are well described and can be quite lovable.  I really didn’t like Cain much in the beginning but you get to understand where he’s coming from as the book progresses. 

Debbie Macomber is a wonderful writer with characters that jump off the page.  I would recommend this book as a fun and entertaining read!

Happy Reading!