Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Desert Gift
Author Sally John

What does a nationally known marriage expert do when her own marriage falls apart? Just as Jillian Galloway sets out for a publicity tour to promote her new book, her husband drops a bombshell: He wants a divorce. Jill flees to her parents’ home in the California desert, wondering whether everything she’s built her career on—indeed, everything she’s built her life around—is a sham. Navigating this “side road” of life is an uphill climb that leads to new understandings about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with the One who created marriage.

 My Review:
This book is about Jill and Jack Galloway. Jill is a marriage expert with books she written on the subject and  her own talk show. Jack is a doctor who has been a willing guinea pig and subject for her books on how to have a successful christian marriage. The problem comes as Jack decides one day he wants out of their marriage. Jill has to deal with many issues as she struggles with the realization that she doesn't have all the answers after all and how this will effect her career and her life as a christian. Topics covered are forgiveness, being real with God and others.
This book is long and seem to drag on in places. It was difficult to get into the book at first because it seem to never get anywhere but once it started to move on it did start to get interesting. This book is not for everyone but does show us that there are no easy answers to marital problems and that we can only work on ourselves as our spouses work on their own issues. 

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or ARC.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Max On Life Answers and Inspiration for Today's Questions

By Max Lucado
Published by Thomas Nelson

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Book Description

We have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ones.
In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. The questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin Donuts napkins. In Max on Life he offers thoughtful answers to more than 150 of the most pressing questions on topics ranging from hope to hurt, from home to the hereafter.
Max writes about the role of prayer, the purpose of pain, and the reason for our ultimate hope. He responds to the day-to-day questions—parenting quandaries, financial challenges, difficult relationships—as well as to the profound: Is God really listening?
A special addendum includes Max’s advice on writing and publishing.
Including topical and scriptural indexes and filled with classic Lucado encouragement and insight, Max on Life will quickly become a favorite resource for pastors and ministry leaders as well as new and mature believers.

My Review:
This book is about questions Max received from people of all ages and followed by his answers in a simple, down to earth, biblical way that is easy for all to understand. Such questions such as "Where is Hell?" , "How can I select the right mate?, "Why talk to God about my troubles? He can't understand." and "What are we doing here?" are just of few of the many that Max answers in his book, "Max On Life Answers and Inspiration for Today's Questions." I would recommend this book for anyone, new christian and those of have known the Lord for years. This book would also be a good resource for parents and those in ministry.

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