Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Love you More

It is supposed to be a story about a woman who adopted a little girl from Guatemala and the stories of her family's process of going through this adoptions. It is intended to help people considering adoption. It is the completion of her family through the adoption of their little girl.

I started reading this book and I had such a hard time getting into what I was reading. The stories weren't that interesting to me and I couldn't hardly get the motivation to keep reading. I put it down and I couldn't seem to pick it back up again because it was not like what I thought it was going to be. There seems to be too much information and it was boring to me.

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Place Called Blessing

This was a heart wrenching story about a young man who lost his parents and was separated from his brothers. From the very first page my heart was touched to think of a person going through all these things. The first few pages had me hooked and I couldn’t put the book down. I finished it in a few hours. Because it was written so well, I could feel everything the main character was going through. The character went through unimaginable trials and was searching for God through it all. Even though the novel was not a real story, I am sure that there are stories like this one. After reading this book, it made me want to reach out and help some of the kids in foster care. The ending was a surprise and it made the book so much better and much sadder at the same time. This book made me realize how blessed my life is to not have experienced any of the things that the character did. This book led me to a deeper understanding of trials and suffering and how God is there through them all.

The Dragons of Chiril

What a fun fantasy book! This novel was unlike all the other books I have read. It was creative and imaginative and so many different levels. I loved all the characters and their personalities were one of a kind. I loved Tipper and her band of dragons. I wanted to jump right into the story and meet all the characters and play with the dragons. The story line was very interesting and kept my attention throughout the book. I really liked that the book relayed Christian values and principles throughout. Some of them I already knew and some make me think. I really enjoyed comparing the books and its concepts to the Bible. I enjoyed using my imagination and I loved the descriptions of the make-believe creatures. The end however left me a little empty. Either there should be a sequel or the book should have resolved a few more issues than it did. It mentioned things that were never tied up. I was waiting for the resolution and it never happened, so I thought it was lacking. It left me a little dissatisfied, but I still like the book a lot.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Final Summit: A quest to find the one principle that will save humanity

A blend of fantasy and history, this book was fascinating. I loved the combination of real life values with historical figures like Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Anne Frank. I was working through the problems with the characters and I couldn’t put the book down. I felt their disappointments and their struggles. I really like the background given for the characters. Even though the book was fiction, it was really interesting to see the historical people in a new way. This book is the continuation of the first book and the author did a really good job of explaining all the necessary information in this book. I don’t feel like I missed anything without reading the first book. This book really challenged me to think in a new way about people and what is necessary for success and community. There are so many good points of advice and real life application that are presented in the book. The end result was pleasantly surprising and it turned out differently than what I thought but it ended very well. There was a really confusing part that wasn’t resolved, but overall I really enjoyed it and I will recommend it to all of my friends.

This book was sent to me free for review from Book Sneeze.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Every Single Woman’s Battle: A Companion Guide for Personal or Group Study by Shannon Ethridge

The purpose of this book was to offer single Christian women advice on how to handle emotion, physical, mental, and spiritual struggles associated with being single in this world. The book is organized for a group or personal study guide. Each chapter has a focus from the book it was based on and questions to think about and answer. It is filled with illustrations designed to help the reader understand the concept more. The focus part that is taken directly from the book the guide is based on really challenged me to think about the relationships and the purity I have in relationships. The author really makes things easy to understand. The negative part of this book was that I did not relate to a major part of the questions that were asked. They would be hard questions to talk about with a group, but I really think this book could help a lot of women. I would recommend this book to my friends and I would even lead a group to do this book.

I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for review.

Monday, June 6, 2011

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