Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Wonder of His Love by Beth Wiseman

This book was supplied to me by Thomas Nelson Publishers for a review in return.

This book is the 2nd book in The Land of Canaan Series. It is a GREAT book by Beth Wiseman. I have read all of Beth’s books and love each and every one of them. She is one of the best authors around. I laughed and cried while reading this book. Just wanted to warn you. Hehe.

This book is about Katie Ann having a newborn baby and trying to raise the baby by herself in Canaan, Colorado. Her husband left her for another woman and then dies, so she is a widow now. At the wedding of David and Emily, Katie Ann meets Eli Detweiler, Emily’s uncle. Sparks start to fly after having Eli around for a while and finds it is so hard to tell him goodbye. Eli has other things to do like traveling the country but God has other plans and you know who wins out. It is a GREAT story, thank you Beth for giving us another good one.

In the meantime, Martha, Katie Ann’s best friend has health problems and goes to the hospital to have surgery to remove a tumor. Martha doesn’t want Katie Ann or anyone to let Arnold know she has to have a surgery but Katie Ann calls him and then he comes. From the first book, Arnold went to Georgia but he comes back for Martha’s surgery and realizes how much he loves her. There is a new character that shows up in this book also, someone that Martha meets at the hospital.

It is a wonderful book and don’t want to spoil it for you so will stop for now. Enjoy this book as much as I have.

I would most definitely suggest this book to my friends and family.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Woman's Walk in Truth by Vonette Bright

This Book was suppled to me by Harvest House Publishers for a review in return.

In good times and bad, God is with you. vonette Bright, cofounderk of Campus Crusade for; Christ, offers over 200 inspiring 5-minute devotions that explore God's Word.

I want to thank Harvest House Publishers for sending me this book. I think that this book is such a good book on Devotions for living every day. It is such an inspirational book, not long in content at all. Everytime I would sit down and read this book, I could just feel Jesus right there with me talking to me through this book.

This book has a title of the devotion at the top of the page and I really liked that also. Then after the devotion was scripture verse(s) and then at the end Vonette would put a comment of what she believes and it just touched my heart and the holy spirit just touched my life. I love this book.

I really loved the devotion on the Prodigal Son so I thought I would quote the scripture and it is as follows:

"This Son of mine was dead and has now reutrned to life. He was lost and he is found". Luke 15:24.

The message that Vonette put at the bottomj of the devotion is: "The Loving Heart of God is eager to Restore Anyone.

I would suggest this book to my family and friends.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Healing by Wanda Brunstetter

This book was supplied to me by Barbour Publishing for a review in return.

Single father Samuel Fisher of Lancaster County is still grieving over his wife's untimely death when his brother Titus talks him into making a fresh start. Samuel packs up his four kids and heads for the Bluegrass Country. Esther Beiler, who helps watch Samuel's offspring, develops a crush on the widower and a true affection for his children. Can she ever replace his wife, or will that role go to Bonnie Taylor, an English Innkeeper who provides work and witty conversation for the stressed widower? Can an Amish man burdened by yesterday's memories find hope in Kentucky, the land of tomorrow?

This book is Book 2 in “Kentucky Brothers Series”. This book was a GREAT book. It was so good that I didn’t want to put it down. I have read almost all of Wanda Brunstetter’s books and I just thoroughly love her work.

Samuel Fisher loses his wife and the baby she is carrying in a horrible accident, she falls and breaks her neck. He has a hard time dealing with the grief and having to take care of his 4 children, so he packs everyone up and they move to Kentucky. They stay with Titus (Samuel’s brother) until Samuel can get things worked out in his head.

In the meantime, he gets a job; but needs someone to look after his kids. He hires Esther Beiler and she falls in love with his kids and eventually she discovers she has feelings for Samuel. After a while, Samuel comes around and starts courting Esther. Things are going smoothly until he attends the wedding of Titus and Suzanne and then the old feelings of his wife show up and he decides to break it off with Esther. He breaks her heart so bad, I felt so sorry for her and I cried and cried for her. But, he finds something his wife wrote in her journal that she wants him to find another wife who loves him and the kids. Esther is both of these. They patch things up then.

Again, this is a GREAT book, one that I would suggest to my friends and family.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bible Reading-August 14, 2011

Psalm 32:1-11
New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 32

Of David. A maskil.[a]
1 Blessed is the one
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
2 Blessed is the one
whose sin the LORD does not count against them
and in whose spirit is no deceit.

3 When I kept silent,
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night
your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was sapped
as in the heat of summer.[b]

5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you
and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess
my transgressions to the LORD.”
And you forgave
the guilt of my sin.

6 Therefore let all the faithful pray to you
while you may be found;
surely the rising of the mighty waters
will not reach them.
7 You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
9 Do not be like the horse or the mule,
which have no understanding
but must be controlled by bit and bridle
or they will not come to you.
10 Many are the woes of the wicked,
but the LORD’s unfailing love
surrounds the one who trusts in him.

11 Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous;
sing, all you who are upright in heart!

a.Psalm 32:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
b.Psalm 32:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 5 and 7.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bible Reading-August 13, 2011

Hebrews 4:12-16

New International Version (NIV

12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Jesus the Great High Priest
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[a] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

a.Hebrews 4:14 Greek has gone through the heavens

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bible Reading-August 12, 2011

John 14

Jesus Comforts His Disciples

1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

a.John 14:1 Or Believe in God

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The One Who Waits For Me by Lori Copeland

This Book was sent to me by Harvest House Publishers in exchange for a Review.

Bestselling author Lori Copeland (Walker’s Wedding and Outlaw’s Bride) sets her brand-new story in North Carolina the months after the Civil War. In the midst of chaos, there is also a sense of possibility and the hope of love when:

•Sisters Beth and Joanie run from a vindictive uncle toward healing
•Trella, a pregnant young slave, leaves a plantation for freedom
•Gray Eagle, a Cherokee military scout, finds refuge for the young women
•Captain Pierce, a quiet man of faith, heads for a plot of land and a new life
•Samuel, a black soldier, longs to follow his father’s preaching legacy

The intersecting lives and tales of these engaging characters and those they meet along the way create an uplifting story of tested faith, growing seeds of love, and the challenge and gift of believing God’s promise of a future.

This book is the first book in the Carolina Moon series by well known author Lori Copeland. I have read a lot of books by Lori and she is such a great author. She just grabs you in her books and you can’t put down the book. That is how it was for me. It is such a GREAT story that I just couldn’t’ put the book down. I love the characters in it, especially Beth, she can cause so much trouble, it is funny. I laughed in this book and cried as well.

This book starts out as 3 soldiers are just trying to make it home after the war, but things change for them. They run into 2 sisters (Beth and Joanie Jornigan) and one slave who is pregnant, Trellis Jones. The soldiers find Beth and Joanie in a field surrounded by fire and their lives are never the same. The 2 sisters cousin and Uncle cause so much trouble because they want their nieces back to work the fields and beat them. In the meantime, there are feelings there for Beth, Joanie, Trellis along with the soldiers (Pierce, Preach and Gray Eagle). It is wonderful reading about how GOD intersects the lives of the women and the soldiers.

This is such a great book, I would suggest this book to my friends and family. I hope you will pick up this book and enjoy it.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Bible Reading-August 8, 2011

Psalm 106:1-15

New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 106
1 Praise the LORD.[a]
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.

2 Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD
or fully declare his praise?
3 Blessed are those who act justly,
who always do what is right.

4 Remember me, LORD, when you show favor to your people,
come to my aid when you save them,
5 that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones,
that I may share in the joy of your nation
and join your inheritance in giving praise.

6 We have sinned, even as our ancestors did;
we have done wrong and acted wickedly.
7 When our ancestors were in Egypt,
they gave no thought to your miracles;
they did not remember your many kindnesses,
and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea.[b]
8 Yet he saved them for his name’s sake,
to make his mighty power known.
9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up;
he led them through the depths as through a desert.
10 He saved them from the hand of the foe;
from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.
11 The waters covered their adversaries;
not one of them survived.
12 Then they believed his promises
and sang his praise.

13 But they soon forgot what he had done
and did not wait for his plan to unfold.
14 In the desert they gave in to their craving;
in the wilderness they put God to the test.
15 So he gave them what they asked for,
but sent a wasting disease among them.

a.Psalm 106:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 48
b.Psalm 106:7 Or the Sea of Reeds; also in verses 9 and 22

Bible Reading-August 7, 2011

Philippians 4:4-9

New International Version (NIV)

Final Exhortations

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Bible Reading-August 6, 2011

James 1:1-4

1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:


Trials and Temptations
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

a.James 1:2 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verses 16 and 19; and in 2:1, 5, 14; 3:10, 12; 4:11; 5:7, 9, 10, 12, 19.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bible Reading-Friday, August 5, 2011

At the Potter’s House

1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
5 Then the word of the LORD came to me. 6 He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bible Reading-Monday, August 1, 2011

Genesis 1:31-2:3

1:31 God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude.

2:2 And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done.

2:3 So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation