"....but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine."
I Timothy 4:12, 13

Monday, August 30, 2010

This Child of Mine by Lois Richer

I just finished reading This Child of Mine by Lois Richer.  It is another short novella.  The only thing I don't like about this book is that the cover gives away the ending.  You know they are going to get married because of the picture and that  kind of takes away from the ending because of it.  Aside from the cover, the book is very good.  It talks about a young lady finding her way home and learning to ignore gossip and realizing that God loves her and she can find love, friendship, and forgiveness.  There were a few things introduced that were never developed, that was kind of disappointing. It talks about Darcy's parents pulling Luke out of the fire, but it never explains what they are talking about, and they weren' very clear on how Luke's family died.  But the book was still good.
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Scared To Death by Debby Giusti

Scared To Death by Debby Giusti is a very good book.  This is the only book that I have ever read by Debby.  I read it in like two days, it is a short novella.  It is contemporary fiction, it's funny because I love historical fiction best, but I keep getting these contemporary fictions kind of dropped in my lap!  LOL
If you like mystery books, you'll like this book.  Kate Murphy was a scientist doing research to cure diabetes when her friend, Tina, called from out of nowhere.  She had not talked to Tina in over three years after growing up as best friends.  Tina had seen something and needed Kate's help to figure out what was going on.  She gets to Mercy, Georgia only to find out something tragic has happened to Tina and Tina's boss, Nolan Price, has secrets he's not telling. There is some religious talk sprinkled though the book. I can't tell you more without giving anything away, but if you come across this book I would recommend reading it. 
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What are you reading right now? 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I just finished reading Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury. It is a great book. The book is about a man who lives in NY and is getting married in six weeks and a teacher in North Carolina. The book is about abortion and the devastation it can have on that man and woman ten years after the abortion. The book is about healing and getting God's forgiveness for killing your child. The book is excellent!

Yes, abortion is killing a child, it is not getting rid of a mass of cells. Ecclesiastes 11:5 "As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all." Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee..."  Yes, abortion will haunt the mother and the father for the rest of their lives! Yes, abortion does hurt the grandparents too. Yes, abortion is a sin. Yes, God will forgive you of this sin if you ask. Yes, you must learn to forgive yourself also. Luke 11:4 "And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil." 1John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."   Yes, there is another option besides abortion - it is adoption.

Brad and Emma made a bad decision in high school and tried to fix that decision with a decision that was even worse. They were in love and thought they would be together forever, but could not go back to the way it was before they lost control, and then after the abortion there was no going back. Ten years later they were both struggling with what they had done, but in different ways. This is an excellent book that needs to be read.
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stepping Heavenward by Mrs. E. Prentiss

I just finished reading Stepping Heavenward by Mrs. Elizabeth Prentiss.  This is an excellent book.  It is written as a diary and Mrs. Prentiss inserts herself and her "life stories" frequently.  The main character is Katherine who has a temper that she has a hard time controlling.  She reminds me of myself.  I have a bad temper too that I hate.  The book starts out when she is 16 yrs old and goes through her married life towards the her later years.  There are a lot of spiritual lessons to be learned from Katherine's daily struggles.  This book is written for teenagers, new mothers, wives, single people, ladies of all ages and walks of life.  If you want to be blessed spiritually, you need to read this book!
Here is an excerpt from the book about having devotions and prayers.
"I sometimes find it a help, when dull and cramped in my devotions, to say to myself:  Suppose Christ should now appear before you, and you could see Him as he appeared to His disciples on earth, what would you say to Him?"
There are all kinds of wonderful tidbits like this tron  throughout the book.  Be sure to get a copy today to read, you can get one for only $5 from here:   http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/easy_find?Ntt=stepping+heavenward&N=0&Ntk=keywords&action=Search&Ne=0&event=ESRCN&nav_search=1&cms=1
Here is a poem Mrs. Prentiss wrote after losing two of her children:

I thought that prattling boys and girls
Would fill this empty room;
That my rich heart would gather flowers
From childhood's opening bloom.

One child and two green graves are mine,
This is God's gift to me;
A bleeding, fainting, broken heart—
This is my gift to Thee. 
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Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Hidden Flame by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke

I finished reading Hidden Flame last week.  It is the sequel to The Centurion's Wife.  I don't know if I can wait until December for The Damascus Way! 
This book really makes you think about what it must have been like for Jesus's followers after He was crucified and rose again.  Bunn and Oke do a great job to make the members of the Sanhedrin and Pharisees come alive.  Not to mention the rulers at that time.  This story highlights Abigail, who was introduced in the last book, and her struggles and fears.  Abigail is an orphan who is one of Jesus's followers doing His working by serving.  The book also brings back Linux, the Roman who was Alban's friend.  The book takes a twist and has a different ending then you expect it to have.  I don't want to give away too much of the story, you will just have to read it for yourself!  It is a must read!
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