Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Talking with God | Book Review


I don't know about you, but even at my "age" of being a Christian, I still sometimes struggle with prayer.  I know what it is, but somehow I always seem to try to complicate it.  In the book "Talking with God" by Adam Weber, he openly and honestly hits on prayer and all of the questions we think or wonder but don't often voice aloud.

I won't say that everything in this book was "new" to me.  It wasn't.  Some of it was stuff I have heard and known throughout my entire Christian life, but this book was so down to earth.  It was a great reminder of what God meant for prayer to be...just talking WITH Him...consistently.

We sometimes get wrapped up in how we may sound when we pray...how we look...what words we use.  And, if you're like me, you've been a Christian so long that even if you did have a question about prayer, you probably wouldn't ask it for fear of getting that look (you know, the one you get when you should know something, but don't?).  No one wants that embarrassment, so why even ask.

Maybe I'm the only one, but this book was a perfect book for me!  It hit on so many facets of prayer without me feeling embarrassed to ask...or not even knowing how or what to ask.  It was easy to read, Biblically-based, and encouraging!  I've taken my time on this book...let it soak in.  And some parts, I've even re-read.  But it's a book for my collection.  It's a great read for anyone looking for a great resource on prayer that is good for all levels of spiritual growth.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books Program for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Monday, January 23, 2017

Prayers & Answered Prayers | Book Review


I have always been a fan of journaling and writing, although it has become a little harder with parenting...I don't always take the time to do it, as I once did.  But, as a pre-teen and teenager, and even young adult, journaling was such a huge part of my growth in Christ!  I want to show my children the importance of journaling, so I was thrilled when I was able to review this "journal" for prayers and answered prayers!  
This book is actually two small prayer journals in one.  They come packaged together, but they can be taken apart if you'd like.  One part of the journal is designed to help young girls learn how to talk to God.  Each page has a new question along with fun doodling or quiz prompts throughout the book.  Basically, it is geared to teach them about themselves and how they can apply what they can learn to their prayer life.  The second part of the journal is about prayers that God has answered in/around your life.  It helps girls to see what God teaches about prayer and look for all of the ways God answers them.  
This book is very cute for the tween/teen girl age.  My daughter immediately asked me if she could see it when she got a glimpse of the cover.  Since the book is filled more with the question/answer type prompts, it isn't necessarily best for someone that is already good at writing/journaling on their own.  This would be a perfect "start" for teaching the art of journaling.  

I received this book for free from Booklook Bloggers Program for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Monday, November 21, 2016

Leadership Promises for Every Day | Book Review


From the publisher: "God has entrusted you as a leader.  Whether you are new to leadership in your work, family, community or church, or you’ve been leading for years, you’ll discover fresh wisdom in Leadership Promises for Every Day. Find day-to-day guidance and encouragement to grow to be a godly leader. Written in John C. Maxwell’s hallmark tone of confidence, clarity, and directness, this devotional will inspire you as it covers many topics that you run into every day, including success, stewardship, teamwork, and mentoring.  Daily Scripture, along with John C. Maxwell’s seasoned advice and simple takeaway messages, provides much-trusted guidance and encouragement. God has entrusted you to lead. Make sure you honor him by leading well."

This book was exactly what I was hoping for!  My husband especially loves reading books on leadership from great authors like John Maxwell, Andy Stanley, and Patrick Lencioni, so when I saw a devotional book from Maxwell, I had to get it for him!  


This book is full of a year's worth of short daily devotionals that connect common leadership problems/challenges with God's word.  These are each short enough to read even at work to start the day with a new "perspective" on leadership, based on Biblical principles found within God's word.  Though they are short, they are powerful, and completely applicable to those that work for someone, are a boss over others, or even a self-employed person.  

The book itself is very attractive and perfect for a gift!  Very high quality cover, with a built in bookmark, and not at all tacky.  Very professional looking, which would make it very easy to keep in sight on a desk or table for any to see.  I give this book 4 stars and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an extra "challenge" in the leadership area with a strong foundation in the Bible.  

I received this book for free from Booklook Bloggers Program for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”