Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mondays with my Old Pastor

This works on both inspirational and emotional levels. The regular visits reward both visitor and visited. The young pastor has a trusted sounding board with whom he can discuss his challenges, and the old pastor has the experience of company and of sharing his experience and wisdom with the younger person.

There are many stories told by the old pastor in order to illustrate important truths, and I recognized a couple of them as stories I have heard in sermons. In reading this book, one can easily picture the senior enjoying telling his stories.

There is emotional impact here too for one can't help feeling for both parties and appreciating the roles of the two wives in the husband's lives.

I received this book free from the for my review.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Unstoppable: What a Story

This book, UNSTOPPABLE by Nick Vujicic, is an encouraging read. Not only does Nick share the wisdom he has gleaned from his own struggles and victories, but he also share numerous stories of the struggles and victories of other people. With each victory experienced after heartache and struggles, Nick is an example of one who believes every life is a gift from God, and a gift to be lived to the fullest.

Every person goes through different challenges in life and Nick has definitely had his fair share. He talks about his relationship with God and how he journeyed through all those challenges to become the person he is today. He is such an inspiration and has the most interesting story. My favorite part about him is that he has the greatest attitude about his position and is very funny.

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for my review.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Bride Wore Blue

The last entry in "The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek" is a good book! Author Mona Hodgson brings home baby sister Vivian. Her other siblings have settled in Cripple Creek, Colorado, and are glad for her to be joining them. Vivian has her own interests in mine. She wants to be a fashion designer, but through her adventures she lands a job as a hostess at a house of ill repute. Not wanting her sisters to know, she hides this bit of information. The love interest of the story is Sheriff Carter Alwyn, whom Vivian provides a sketch of the train robbing bandits to. What happens? Read to find out!

The author does a great job, bringing historical details to life and creating characters that are relatable. Forgiveness is a main theme in this book. If you like historical romance, this book is for you!

This book was given to me by Waterbrook Multnomah for reviewing.