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God Distorted: How Your Earthly Father Affects Your Perception of God and Why It Matters

God Distorted, by John Bishop, is a very good read. It is an interactive book, complete with discussion questions. It would be great for small groups of any kind. It is filled with biblical thoughts and applications. It truly helps the reader to reflect on their perceptions of their earthly father and heavenly Father, and helps those who have struggled with this imagery work through their problems with it. I am glad to have a book like this on my shelf, I think that it can really help others as it also helped me. God Distorted helps open your eyes to the lies Satan plants in our minds and helps us to more clearly see God, our Father.

Hope, Help, and Healing for Eating Disorders

This book is truely informative. I did not know much about eating disorders before reading this book and as a future youth pastor I am so thankful for this book. Not only am I aware of these disorders but I am also aware of how to help and what to do if I encounter someone who is struggleing with this. This book shares five often-overlooked nutritional keys to recovery, how to let go of anger, fear, and guilt, tools for creating a binge-free life, how not to be a victim of others, the role of emotional and verbal abuse in eating disorders, and seven keys to creating healthy
relationships. I recommend this book to anyone looking for answers or for anyone looking for help themself.

Draw the Circle

This is a great book by Mark Batterson. I loved it and now my mom is reading it and is loving it! She is even thinking about useing it and doing it with her small group. This is a challenging book on prayer and is very helpful and practical for your everday prayer life. After this book you will never pray the same again! Not to mention you will be praying all of the time. Prayer is powerful and if it is something you are interested in or struggling with I strongly recomend this book to you. It was a great, quick, and easy read.

I Am Not But I Know I Am

This is a great book by Louie Giglio. This book is all about finding your place in God’s story. Because, guess what? YOU ARE THERE! God created us, He is amazing and all powerful. Let all the glory, honor, and power belong to Him. This book is a motivating book and that is exactly what I found it to be. We are SO small and He is SO big but we still are in His story. Embrace it and pick up this book.

Who Do You Think You Are?

This is one of the most thought provoking books that I have read in a long time. Talk about a good book! This is definitly one of them. Who are you? What defines you? What is your identity? These are the three key questions asked in this book. Finding identity in Christ is the answer to everything, too many times we have problems in our lives evolve from false identity, this is exactly what Mark Dirscoll explains and disscuses in this book. I think that this book will be especially helpful for teens but also for adults who have never taken time to figure out who they are in Christ. Read it, you won’t be disappointed.

Trusting God: A Girlfriends in God Faith Adventure

This is a great devotional for a group of friends that want to get together to study God’s Word or just for a bunch of women who want to get together to know one another better while learning to trust God as well. The basis of this book is trust, obviously. We don’t have to understand God in order to trust Him. In this culture we want to be in control. And so learning to trust God in the context in which we live in is sometimes difficult. So take this 12 week journey and learn to trust better, not to mention, some of these principles can even be applied to earthly relationships as well. Get together with a group of girls and dig in, this book is easy to do that with!

Live Second

I have always been a big fan of I am Second, so I was super excited when this book came out! This is a 365 day devotional on how to make Jesus first in your life. Doug Bender wrote this book and has done a great job! This book integrates the I am Second videos into a study, which is really helpful personally and in a group setting. This book would be good for teens and adults. So far I have been enjoying it.

The Blessed Church

The subtitle to this book is the simple secret to growing the church you love. This is exactly what this book is about.I think that this book comes at a perfect time in the history of the church. People need a way to get more excited about the church. This book may just have the answers on how to do so. Living on purpose as a church and living like Jesus is what is so important to this culture. This culture needs something that is more real than just a list of dos and don’ts. If you are needing a pick me up for your chuch read this wonderful book by Robery Morris. This information will help your just grow real.

The Respect Dare

This is such a great book. Where has this been in all the years of marriage help?? Even though I am not married yet, only a few more months, this has been extremely helpful in helping me communicate respect to my significant other. He has noticed and I have noticed too. Not only do I feel better about how I build him up I feel better knowing how God builds me up as well. God is giving us the strength and ability to communicate respect even when we may not feel like the other person deserves it. If you are a women and you want to better your relationship with your spouse, or soontobe spouse, definitley read this book. Do the dare!!

More Than A Bucket List

This book is such a great read. The book reminds us that we get caught up in ‘life’ too much. That is our life and things that keep us busy and benefit only ourselves. This book gives us a bucket list. Yes, a literal bucket list of things to do to rejuvenate your life. This book is littered with scripture and personal stories which makes it all the more appealing. This is definitely a book that I would buy to give to a friend or family member. Awesome read. Refreshing to the soul.

More Than A Bucket List: Living a Life That's Bigger Than You  -

Sent

In this book, Hilary Alan, the author, tells her story about what it is like to be sent. She was successful in her career, marriage, and with her family. Even her kids were successful. Then, one day, she recognized that she barely ever heard from God. Jesus calls us to follow Him. He says, “follow me” and these two words change everything. I really enjoyed this book. It made me open my eyes to things that are going on in my life, things that I need to change. It’s hard to step back and evaluate yourself for what you really are and this book helps in that process. We all need to be Christ followers and Alan gives us some great advice and great things to think about.

Sent: How One Ordinary Family Traded the American Dream for God's Greater Purpose

Everything

This book is about becoming a better follower of Christ. It is not a 10 step how to but Mary Demuth shares in the struggle of the day-to-day living like Christ, like most of us do. In her book, Everything, we see everything. Everything in our own lives that makes us not like Christ. Through this book, it is challenging. But there is a greater purpose. And that is to get back to the place that we need to be in order to become more like Christ. We need to get back to the place of surrender.

Heaven Changes Everything

This is a book written after the Heaven is for Real book was published. This is a dialogue of the Burpo’s story about their son Colton getting a glimpse of heaven in a tragedy that occurred in their son’s life. This book and the previous book is amazing. This is not only a quick read but a great read. This is a heart warming heart and is a good change for those like me, who, read a lot of one style of writing. Reading a true story and about how it affects the people who experienced its life is awesome. This is a great book for anyone.

The Radical Question and The Radical Idea 

This is a tiny book filled with large ideas. Even though it looks like it will only take a few hours to read it, in all honestly, it will take you much longer than that if you want to digest it. This book has the potential to change your life if you let it. David Platt is an awesome writer and I am so excited to see what God continues to do through his ministry and with his life. If you are looking for a book to give to your pastor, check this one out. It may just light that fire within your heart so that some radical changes can be made in and through the church and through yourself.

Grace

This book by Max Lucado is awesome. Grace is a hard thing to understand and through this book it is super easy to gain some perspective on this subject. Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace? These are the tough questions that Lucado asks in this book. Grace is the voice that calls us to change and gives us the power to pull it off. If you want to make sure that grace gets you, read this book!

 

Red Letter Revolution

This book is now on my top 5 list of best books that I have ever read. I am serious. This is such a great book, such a great message. This book makes you want to pick up and make a change. This book gets my insides stirring  this gets me excited for what is to come of the church. This book primarily explores what would happen if we actually believed and lives out what Jesus told us to do. It gives some basic church history for those unfamiliar and overall tells a great story. This book is dialogue style so it is really easy and nice to read. Each author’s perspective is refreshing, you may even develop a favorite. Such a great read! But it! Get it! Read it! And help start this revolution. So awesome.

Greater

This book is inspiring. I have said this about a lot of books. But this one … breathtaking. The things that God is doing through the words of Steven Furtick are awesome. I can not wait to pass this book on to a friend. In Greater, Furtick shows us how we can live up to our potential. By dreaming BIGGER and starting smaller. We can all learn to ‘ignite God’s vision for our lives.’ Why give into the world and become endangered by forever losing our hope and passion to live a greater life. Awesome book for everyone to read, but especially for those struggling to define themselves.

Mondays With My Old Pastor

This has been a really life changing book for me. And what I mean by that is this: I need to recharge. Being in school to become a pastor is where I am at in the journey and I need to remember exactly what this book brings to my attention. This book is a book that needs to be digested. It can not be read through quickly, if you did do that you wouldn’t get nearly as much out of this great piece of work. Take to the time to read this one. I loved it and I am so impressed. This book will be on my book shelf for a while. Great read.

When Bad Christians Happen to Good People

This is a great book to give to someone struggling or it is a great book if you are struggling with the way that so-called-Christians are acting. It is really easy to get caught up with how unChristian people act. This book is truly a new way of living. Even for those who haven’t been hurt by a Christian. But chances are, everyone will be hurt by a Christian at some point in their life. There are some points that the author shows and proves in this book. The first is that we need to be Jesus followers and not so caught up in being rule regulators. Secondly that we shouldn’t get so caught up in religious performance, this doesn’t show how Christian or not that you are. And also to remember to show God’s grace. I really like this book. I hope you give it a chance, you’ll find it to be helpful in your own life and maybe be able to give it to someone else who needs it too.

What Matters Most 

What a challenging book to read. Have you ever really evaluated your faith? Are you really following Jesus on his terms? These are questions I rarely ask myself. Shame on me. These are questions we should be consciously asking ourselves everyday. In Sweet’s book, What Matters Most, this is exactly what he wants us to ponder. “As Christians we often talk about developing a “personal relationship” with Christ, but instead of pursuing relationship, we pursue knowledge.” This book will be a great resource and has defiantly helped me in my walk of faith. If any of you want or deep-down-know-you-need-to ask yourself these questions this is the perfect book for you.

Wisdom Meets Passion

Not always do we look to the older generation for help. The older generation is always generally more wise and the younger generation more passionate. This book by Dan Miller and Jared Angaza brings both sides together. The generation we refer to as the Boomers and generation Y. The authors tell great stories about different approaches to things like work, money, the American Dream, relationships, and in the end making a point to prove it is possible to meet passion and wisdom. This book is a great read for someone looking for some encouragement or some new ideas. Good for both the older generation and newer generation. Working together we could accomplish great things, this book gives me the inspiration to do just that.

Running For My Life

Wow. What an empowering story given through this book. It is a testimony. Outrunning the devil and achieving the seemingly impossible and giving back is what this story unfolds. One can help to save thousands more. When reading this book I couldn’t  help but think of that story with the little  boy picking up one star fish after another on the beach and throwing them back into the sea. In the story an older man tells the little boy he can’t save them all, and so the little boy picks another up, throws it into the sea, looks at the mans and says “Well, I just saved that one.” Lopez tells his story from being a barefoot lost boy of the Sudanese Civil War to a Nike sponsored athlete on the US Olympic team. His story is truly remarkable and I will treasure this book forever. I am inspired. I can dream. I can make a difference.

In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day

Mark Batterson gives us a great book with a great message in In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day. He gives the reader many questions to ask themselves. What if the seemingly messy pieces of your life were actually strategically positioned by God? What if you’ve actually been in the right place at the right time every time? This book is a puzzle solver so to speak. Batterson wants to help the reader learn how to make sense of their past and how to get ready for the future. We are challenged to unleash the lion within. This is a very good read, I will be referencing this book probably more than I know when helping other people overcome their past and chase their lions.

Fully Alive

Ken Davis is a legend! I just want to yahoo for this book! How do we get life to the fullest in a world where everything is thing related? Davis presents to us a story and gives is some steps to take to get to the full life. On the front cover of this book it says, A Journey that Will Change Your Life, and I think that is so true. We need to start living differently today! Not tomorrow. So lighten up, as Ken Davis would say, and live fully alive!

Relentless Pursuit

God’s love for outsiders and the outsider in all of us. That is what caught my attention about this book. Want to know something crazy? I even got my dad to read this book. His reading is sports magazines and he couldn’t put this one down. Ken Gire is an amazing author. On the back of the book it says, “We’re all outsiders sometimes. Each of us had felt lonely in a crowd, or been passed over for a job opportunity, or been squeezed out by “friends”. We’ve all spent time on the outside looking in. But take heart – Jesus will leave the ninety-nine just for you.” Powerful, right? Suffice it to say, this book has been the topic around my family’s dinner table for a while now. This book is amazing. Period.

Perfect Lives Lies

Wow, this book is powerful. It has the power to change your life forever. Jennifer Crow does a wonderful job at giving the reader thought-provoking reflection. Overcoming nine hidden beliefs that stand between you and a healthy, joy-filled life is what this book is all about. It’s time that I renew my perspective and it is time for you to pick up this book. As Crow asks, “Are your secret, innermost thoughts robbing you of health and happiness?

The Deposit Slip

This book is written by Todd M. Johnson. It is fiction. I have not read a fiction book in a long time so this was a fun read for me. This story is about a girl named Erin. When her father died she found a deposit slip that was $10,000,000. No one knows where the money is and so she hires a lawyer, Jared, and when they get close to finding it they have to decide if it is worth the risk. This book would be good for boys as well. I found in intriguing and interesting, I will defiantly read more of Johnson’s books in the future.

The Searchers 

“Never before had they known such hope. In a world drenched in violence and oppression, here was a man armed with a message of peace and freedom. Into lives nearly overwhelmed by grief and sorrow, he brought compassion and healing and the deepest joy. To people who felt like outcasts and aliens, he showed the way home. And then, in one devastating night, all their hopes collapsed. This is where our story begins-in the valley of despair. It is a tale of two friends, a stranger, and a search for truth in a world gone mad with doubt.” This is what this book is about. I haven’t taken as much away from books in a long time, but this one is a little different. I loved it. It is challenging for you as the reader and it will give you something to find meaning in and pick apart.

Unstoppable

What an inspiration Nick Vujicic is. For those of you unfamiliar with him, he was born with no arms and no legs. The incredible power of faith in action is the book’s subtitle, all I have to say is WOW. I once saw Nick speak at a teen conference I went to and I loved him as a speaker, and what’s better? Having a book! This book addresses issues that people write to him and ask about, and I absolutely loved it. He has overcome great odds, and if we ever think that we can’t do something we need to just remember Nick and say that “With faith we can.” Five stars and a golden thumbs up!

From the Heart of a Women

This book was OK. It’s set up like a devotional, something that you can read every day. Each passage is set up almost like a poem, they flow well. Sylvia Hensel does a good job with organizing this. It was just hard to get into it for me. I love to read but I wasn’t drawn to this book. Someone from an older generation would probably be more apt to like it. Otherwise, it was just OK.

The Gospel of Yes

We have missed the most important thing about God, finding it changes everything. This statement is so true. This book can be life changing. I found it to be a good reminder of what is important. God always says YES. This book helps you find your identity in Christ. This would be great for someone struggling in their faith, it is a great pick me up. I think the American church as a whole has forgotten this concept. It’s a good time to start being reminded of it. I found this book to be an easy read, and I really liked it.

25,000 Mornings 

This book is really a nice little devotional. Sometimes good devotionals that are inspiring and short and sweet are hard to find but I really like this one by Fay Rowe. It is called 25,000 Mornings because that is close to the amount of mornings we get in our earthly life. Starting them out with God is important, and this little book makes it easy. If you are looking for a good devotional with great meaning and inspirational to start off your day this would be a good one for you. “Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” Psalm 90:12.

Our Last Great Hope

I wasn’t really impressed with this book. The topic discussed is really important but this book didn’t really meet my expectations. I was expecting it to give great insight on the Great Commission but instead I found it to focus too much on the Southern Baptist congregation. That’s great for them but I found myself not really being able to relate. The author is really passionate about sharing the Good News and that’s good but this book didn’t necessarily pump me up about evangelism, that’s what I was looking for. If you are a Southern Baptist you may be able to relate better to this book, otherwise, if you aren’t you may find to have a hard time just like me.

Radical Together

Wow. What a great little book. It’s 52 little pages long and it contains content that deserves a whole library. I can’t wait to read David Platt’s Radical and Radical Together. There are some eye-opening truths in this little book. Lots of these things have been on my heart for a while now. I am so glad that I can share this book with others now. We all need to take a look at ourselves and see if we are really a New Testament Church or not and we need to learn how to use the wrong people in our ministries. Five gold stars for Platt. This is a must read for pastors and ministry leaders all over the globe.

One Big Thing

This is another good one by Phil Cooke. There are lots of books out there that are written to help you find your purpose in life and what you were born to do, but this book is different. I found this book to be inspiring and it made me want to do something. Finding what you were meant to do and finding a passion for it isn’t always easy to do, but Cooke gives some great advice, through this book, on how to get there. One Big Thing is really one big thing and I can’t wait to refer my friends to pick up this book.

Do Hard Things

Do Hard Things is a book for teens. An inspiring book for teens. A teen rebelution. I can not wait to walk through this book with the teens at my church. This book has the potential to change the next generation. Lots of people have low expectations for today’s teens. They play too many video games and don’t have “real” relationships with all this technology stuff. But frankly, those thoughts and opinions that the older generation is giving about this new generation is just bringing them down. This book has unleashed a power that can bring them back to their full potential. Alex and Brett Harris are inspiring, and I am so grateful for the example they set through their story in this book and through writing this book. It’s time for a rebelution.

Globe Quake

Wallace Henley give some great strategies in his book Globe Quake. He uses the bible to help us navigate the ‘global turmoil’. Some of the main wonderings that Henley addressed are how to protect our children from all of the change, how to trust leadership whether it is in the church, school, or government, and it also addresses where God is in the midst of it. It gives some good points but I am not completely in love with this book. This isn’t a favorite of mine and it was hard to get into.

 

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens by Mark Gregston is a well written book with some great advice. However, I must warn you I am not a parent of a teen I just work with them, but most of this stuff is what I have been wanting to bang into my own parents heads! Gregston talks about what is different with today’s culture, why traditional parenting no longer works, and he gives a new model for parenting teens. It is so practical. The message of parenting can stay the same but it is a method that needs to change, sometimes we forget that there is a new generation coming into adulthood who have experienced a different world than you. This is what we need to remember and this book is the best tool to use to get there. If you are struggling with your teens or working with them this is a book for you.

Why Church Matters 

This is a great book. Not only is it a great reminder for all of us but it is a great resource to have as well. Joshua Harris writes in such a way that is engaging and makes for an easy read. Sometimes we forget what church really is. Church is the people not the place. Finding our place, where we belong, in the church is such and important thing and this book solidifies why church should be important to you and me. I will defiantly let my friends borrow this book, and I know that it will be a great thing to hand off to someone who needs some encouragement of why to get into church or to stay in church. Great read.

 

A Shot of Faith to the Head

I was not very impressed with this book. It was hard to get into and the language that was used would be hard for the normal person to understand or really like to read. However, if you like complex language this book might be enjoyable for you. Stokes does give some good arguments and points but I think it could have been done in a much more appealing way. There is some really interesting information on Richard Dawkins, though, that I had never heard and learned through reading this book. I’ve read a lot of books on apologetics and this one defiantly won’t make the top ten list.

 

Going Deep

I love this book. After reading the first chapter I immediately wanted to re-read it to my mother. Seriously, I wanted to share this book with my mom. And if you know my mom that means that this book must be pretty good. Gordon MacDonald introduces this book and then tells a story. Of course a fictional one  but it still seems all so real. Every individual character in the book you can relate to and picture that person in your life. This book can change the way we think, it certainly has changed mine. This book really does give you the opportunity to become a person of influence, and I really think that I am on my way to learning. We all need to become deep people. If we all were to make an effort to become deep people than we could make more than a ripple in the world, we could make a splash. MacDonald has written another great book and this one is no exception.

      

Viral

This book can truly be life changing. The younger generation needs to be understood and as the book explains they are looking for meaningful relationships, the need them. With Facebook and Twitter so prevalent in their lives social media plays a huge part in it all. As a student going to school for youth ministry this book will certainly be of good use. These simple truths are so important to fully understand and put into practice. Not only does Leonard Sweet give us good content but he gives us good writing that was so easy to get into. I was thoroughly impressed and can not wait to lend this book to my other friends. Great read and great message.

All Pro Dad

This is really a great read. And I read it fast! As a daughter and future pastor this will be a great resource to have on hand. Mark Merrill writes in such a way that makes this read completely easy and interesting read. He poses questions to that dads should ask or think about. Merrill has jam-packed this book and in only eight chapters dads can learn some fundamental things to do with their kids. With father’s day coming soon this book would be a great gift to give any father. Two thumbs up to Mark Merrill!

The Voice

The Voice is a complete bible, similar to the message. I LOVE it! It reads just like a story, as they claim, and is very  helpful in higher understand what the message is saying to us. I have also found this to be very helpful while preparing for bible study with my high schooler’s. I am sure that they will grow to love it also.

Here is an example of what I am talking about: “For expressed His love for the world in this way: He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not face everlasting destruction, but will have everlasting life. Here’s the point. God didn’t send His Son into the world to judge it; instead, He is here to rescue a world headed toward certain destruction.” John 3:16-17

1000 Days

Jonathon Falwell gives us an awakening in his book 1000 Days, The Ministry of Christ. To some of us 1000 days seems like a long time and to others of us 1000 days does not. But to journey through Jesus’s life and realize his ministry was almost or quite literally only 1000 days he made a huge impact. This book stresses the importance of why we need to learn from Jesus’s example in his ministry.

Each chapter is different but just as important. I have come to love this book, and I am sure I will read it again.

1,000 Days

Life, In Spite of Me

Kristen Anderson tells her story to us in her book, Life in Spite of Me. It tells about her depression and suicide attempt and the aftermath which led to a complete change in her life. She found a purpose for living and reminds us that life is worth living even if the going gets tough. Sometimes we all need to step back and be appreciative of the life that we have. This book is an easy read and I recommend it to anyone who is struggling with depression. But I also recommend it to everyone because at some point we will all come across someone we know a friend or family member that could use an uplift. Five Stars.

Here is the link to a video of Kristen Anderson sharing her story. http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/blog/2010/03/25/video-life-in-spite-of-me/

Stress Point

I’ll be turning 20 in a week from now and this book couldn’t hit me more. It is so true. With the world around us being so non Christian it is hard to not give into worldly things. Things like body image and friendships are among just a few of the oh so important topics covered. It also includes a place to journal along with the reading. I look forward to sharing this book with my friends and with other girls at my church. Good and easy read.

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Proverbs Reconstructed

I recently received a copy of Proverbs Reconstructed by Gus Dallas and I have found it to be very interesting and helpful. It breaks down the book of Proverbs so it can be better understood. In the preface it says, “The lessons that can be learned from the Bible are some of the greatest gifts that God has given us…” This statement is so true, and over the past month I have been able to really discover some of these lessons. From anxiety, confidence, discipline, friendship, honor, justice, listening, patience, rejection, strength, understanding, and worship Dallas breaks down the whole book so we can easily locate key verses in scripture that relate to whatever we are searching for. A great resource for anyone.

Sierra Jensen Series

When I was in high school I was completely engrossed in Sierra Jensen’s life. I would read a whole book in one setting. My summer’s were filled with Sierra Jensen, and reading the book again just proves how great this series really is.
Robin Jones Gunn is a superb author and gives young teen girls a great example to look up to through her characters. In a world where the pressures of dating and looking ‘beautiful’ in the worlds eyes are so prevalent. I know that when I read these books I wanted to strengthen my relationship with the Lord, and it gave me hope that I could do it and still be myself, be different (an OK different), in the worlds eyes. I recommend this book to all teen girls, not only is it a good pick me up it is a great story.

Fierce Beauty

Fierce Beauty. A book that I think some of my friends need to read, maybe even myself included needed this. (PROBABLY MORE MYSELF)

“FRIEND, God is calling you to be beautiful, but not in the way that the world demands. It was never His desire for you to focus on looking beautiful – He wants you to BECOME BEAUTIFUL. Contrary to this worlds declaration, you are far more than the sum of your exterior; you are a VESSEL for the LIVING GOD. He’s calling you to take action, to become beautiful by casting down your “princess crown” of entitlement, to pick up your Kings sword of ENCOURAGEMENT and fiercely defend those around you who are losing their battle for HOPE. By doing so, you become in the eyes of the King, a FIERCE BEAUTY.”

This book will empower you to hold onto your sword for life and to have fierce beauty. I know I am empowered. It reflects on Him, the one true God, and definitely put my eyes and priorities back where they needed to be. This is a must read for every young woman and older women alike.

The Liturgical Year

The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister is a book that is exactly as the title describes. This book is set up to help the reader digest and learn about the liturgical year inside and out. Through reading this book I learned a lot of information that I didn’t know before. Most of it I probably should have known. This book was interesting at first but then my interest slowly dissipated. However, I think this is because originally I didn’t pick the book up to learn. I recommend this book to those of you who are wanting to learn and take the time to read in-depth before picking up this book. It was a very good read for me, in the end, and I do recommend it to anyone looking to know more about the Christian calendar, no matter what faith.

Out of a Far Country

Out of a Far Country is a life changing book.

It’s a story about a young man, Christopher Yuan, and his mother, Angela Yuan, and their journey to Christ and redemption.

The Yuan’s give us, the readers, the ultimate testimony of what it is like to find our strength, hope, and life in Christ and Christ alone.

Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Grandparents, Friends, Ministers… ultimately this book should be read by everyone.
The first reason this book should be read by everyone is because the gay community is so prevalent today in this world and sometimes we don’t know what to say or how to minister to them. This book is the prefect resource.
Also, to give hope to families and friends of these sinners. We all struggle with different idols and this really puts things in prospective. I know it has for me and has given me great hope.

A wonderful, inspiring, and easy read.

To Be Perfectly Honest

To Be Perfectly Honest by Phil Collaway is a great, fun read. It makes the reader wonder how different their life would be if they only just told the truth at all times. How would your life change?
Throughout the book Callaway gives lesson’s he has learned when going through the process. All of those lessons are lessons that should be learned and given some thought.
I really enjoyed this book and hope to read more by Callaway very soon. It’s a good laugh.

Billy Graham Nearing Home

Billy Graham’s Nearing Home is a very inspiring book. I relate to books on a personal level and it made me think about how I want to finish this life. My worldly life. I know that the grand prize is what is at the finish line, death itself and entering my Father’s Kingdom. But knowing that I lived my life here on earth well is temporarily self satisfying too.

Billy Graham will be an inspiration for years and years to come and so his words about life, faith, and finishing well are really special too.

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One thought on “Book Reviews

  1. Wow now I really want to read these books!!! I especially want to read the 25,000 mornings devotinal, I love devotionals! And the Sierra Jensen books.

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