Monday, June 1, 2015
I was given a digital copy of Dee Henderson's newest book "Taken" and I already can't wait for the next book. I was so captivated by the characters of this book, and I came to truly care for each one she developed. I want to know, no, I NEED to know how this ends, I'm crossing my fingers and hoping it ends the way I envision it in my head. A young lady, kidnapped at the age of 16, escapes her captors 11 years later. She embodies the strength that a survivor must have to conquer the beast. She escapes, but she doesn't just get away, she has already planned her future steps and chooses a man who has been there for other victims. There is one part of this book that I still can't get out of my head. Mrs. Henderson has the Main character explain the free will of man, that God gives to each of us, and it so richly describes the love of God, that I am in awe of the theology in that one statement. I highly recommend this book to everyone...my only suggestion, wait for the next book to come out so you're not left hanging like me. :). Love it!!!
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I love what I do. I love receiving books to read, whether it's for proofreading, or whether it's for a review, reading is one of my most favorite past times. I'll read just about anything, I love a good mystery novel, a suspenseful, get you on the edge of your seat kind of book, but my favorites are those that have a little bit of everything...especially if it includes a look into the lives of medical staff. I'm a sucker for romance...especially non-raunchy, Christ-honoring romance. I saw the ending Of this book almost before the book even started, but it was fun to read through the pages and watch the relationship develop one catastrophe at a time. I received this book from tyndale publishers to review, and I'm so glad. I've never read anything from Candace Calvert before, but found out that she has done other series before. I will definitely become an avid Calvert reader. The romantic in me loves a great Christian romance, but the former medic in me enjoys medical suspense. To say I thoroughly enjoyed this book could never fully express how good it was. I can't wait to see what's next. Great book.
Today I'm reviewing a series of children's one sentence storybooks published by Tyndale kids. This is also published by Focus on the Family. I was given a small little box of 10 different Bible stories for my girls (ages 6, 5, 3, and 1) to look at/play with in order for me to review them. I looked over these Books when they came in, and they were a bit repetitive and seemd silly to me. The only one of my girls that can actually read, already reads on a 4th grade level, so I really didn't know how these little books would go over. My girls can't read them, but they enjoy looking at the pictures and making up their own story. if I'm completely honest, I can't stand to read these books to my girls, because it is the same words over and over again. When you think of what these little books are though, they truly are one sentence, spilt into 4 pages of words and pictures. One time through each book and I'm good to go, no need to read these over and over again. I would give these little books a 2 out 5 stars because my girls do enjoy them. I tried to post a picture, but can't seem to figure out that part of it.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Man, just hearing that word, Unplanned, brings many thoughts and anxieties to ones mind. An unplanned, or unexpected pregnancy, an unplanned hiccup in the road to success, an unplanned financial expense, the list could go on, but Abby Johnson tells us her story about an unplanned turn of events in her life and career and how she got there to begin with. Her story starts not too far from my stomping grounds and it brought to light just how ignorant about this situation I had been. In Bryan, Texas...lives were changed forever. Abby's jaw dropping experience of going from the director of a Planned Parenthood facility, to becoming one of the biggest advocates for Coalition For Life is one (in my opinion) not for the light of heart. The story of her turning point was heart wrenching, I found myself bawling like a baby several times during the 3 days it took me to read. I grew up Very Pro-Life...no question about that, but never realized the "ulterior motives" behind the PP. I am almost sick to admit that I had actually referred friends to their clinic for "lady issues" not unplanned pregnancies, but for birth control...what they pride themselves in saying their motto is...to help women who can't afford birth control on their own. This book brought to light exactly what the PP's true motives have always been. Not necessarily helping women with their "options", but rather an underlying motive to "end" the problem of unplanned pregnancies. Abby's story is one of true bravery, and a true to life miracle of God. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone and the 2 people I know who have already picked this book up per my recommendation, agreed with me...you can't put it down. A very easy read book with a great truth. It gets 5 stars in my opinion.