Monday, January 30, 2012

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Blog Tour and Book Give Away

Mornings with Jesus
Authors: Judy Baer, Gwen Ford Faulkenberry,
Tricia Goyer, Sharon Hinck, Keri Wyatt Kent,
Erin Keeley Marshall, Camy Tang
October 2011/384 pages/$14.99

About the Book:
"Be still and know that I am God.” is one of the most beautiful verses from the Bible, but it’s not easy to practice in this busy world. Mornings with Jesus will help you do just that—“be still” in Jesus’ beautiful and powerful presence. For those who are seeking a deeper experience in their relationship with Christ, Mornings with Jesus offers a fresh perspective of who Jesus is (the Healer, the Son of God, the Comforter, the Good Shepherd) and what that means for day-to-day life. With a warm and friendly voice, 365 short devotional writings on the character and teachings of Jesus encourage readers to greet each day by drawing near to Him and inviting His presence into their day. Spend time with Jesus at the beginning of each day and experience His nearness and peace in a new way throughout the year. Each day’s selection includes: • a Bible verse • an entry based on Jesus: His words, miracles, and parables; His wisdom, compassion, and comfort; His mystery, power, divinity, and humanity • a “faith step” that will inspire and challenge readers to apply the day’s message to their lives.

My Review: 
This is a nice yearly devotional that can help you find encouragement as you start your day. Each contributor shares from their own perspective of where they are in relationship with Christ. Some you will related to better than others but be open to learn something from each of them. At the end of each days reading is what they call a Faith Step. For example on July 3, contributor Judy Baer writes, "Today take your friend Jesus with you wherever you go. think of Him as physically at your side in the coffee shop, at the library, at a meeting or anywhere you go." Another nice thing about this devotional is it includes a topical index at the back of the book. I would recommend this book for when you are in a rush and need that quick encouragement during your day!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Guideposts & Litfuse Publicity as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Promise of Provision, The: Living and Giving from God's Abundant Supply


Derek Prince
Published by Chosen a division of Baker Publishing Group

Book Description

October 1, 2011
In an age in which so many have so much, and most want more, what does the word abundance really mean? What does God have to say about it? And how can Chrisitians find and walk in it?

Respected author and teacher Derek Prince, with his trademark methodical approach, brings his wisdom and insight to the topic of God's abundance. He explains what abundance consists of and how believers can break the curse of poverty and step into a life of freedom. Prince also lays out the biblical conditions necessary to receiving this supernatural provision, giving Christians a practical guide to walking in God's generous abundance and Kingdom blessings.
My Review: 
This is not a book about God give me, give me but more about the true biblical prospective of abundance with God supplying our needs. To be honest I thought this would be another book about how God desires all ministers to be rich and to be given everything they want. We see too much of this in the church and it has become the down fall for many. After all, it is the love of money that is the root to all evil.
  1. 1 Timothy 6:10 (NLT)
    For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
There is really nothing new in this book and it's not a book for everybody. Some will find it helpful to gain some perspective on how God provides for his people, while others may not agree with all its teaching or feel that things are taken out of context. For those that think God just wants us all poor to be a good christian I would recommend they check this book out. Get your bible out at the same time and check out the scriptures for yourself.
Not a book for everyone.

 I received this book free from Bethany House for this review.

Equipping All Christians to Pray for the Sick 

A Division of Baker Publishing Group

Book Description

October 1, 2011
The Bible is full of accounts of miraculous healing. And God is moving as amazingly today as he was back then. Thousands are being healed all over the world--and his children are part of it.

For the first time, premier renewal leaders Bill Johnson and Randy Clark team up to equip Christians to minister healing. Grounded from start to finish in Scripture, Johnson and Clark lay out the rich theological and historical foundation for healing in the church today. Full of inspiring stories, this book offers practical, proven, step-by-step guidance to ministering healing, including how to
• understand the authority of the believer in healing
• create an atmosphere of faith
• receive words of knowledge
• implement the five-step model of healing prayer

The ministry of healing is not reserved for a select few. God's miraculous healing is part of the Good News--and every believer can become a conduit for his healing power.

My Review:
This is a great resource book to keep on hand. It encourages us to seek more of God. Its teaching is sound and biblical on the subject of healing.This is a great book for not only those in ministry but for every christian who wishes to fulfill God's command to all believers in Mark 16: 15-18 (NIV)
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

There are three parts to this book. The first part is the authors sharing their personal journey in regards to healing.
The second part deals with what the bible says about healing and the theological foundation of these biblical truths of healing.
The third part of the book deals with the actual practice of healing. It deals with the different ways God works through us to pray for the healing of others.
This book provides good practical advise that comes from sound scriptures.
I would recommend this book to every christian.

I received this book free from Bethany House for this review.


The Radical Question

What is Jesus Worth To You?

Author David Platt
Narrator Lloyd James
Runtime 0.83 Hrs - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
Downloads ZIP M4B MP3
$5.98 or 1 credits
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

What is Jesus worth to you? It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, Jesus said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily. But who do you know who lives like that? Do you?

My Review:
This is a book we all need. It ask the important questions that as Christian we need to contemplate. American Christian have taken for granted our religious rights. We have Americanized our view of Christianity. This book should make us Christian question what is real in our relationship with Christ and what is just for show.
This is a short book, about an hour long. The narration makes it easy to listen to, making the hour pass quickly. I would recommend listening to the book more than once. I would recommend this book for all Christians.

Please Note: I was provided with a copy of this audio book as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. This has in no way influenced my opinion or review of this work. For more information about this and other Christian audio books visit

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Big Book of American Trivia
Author J. Stephen Lang 
Impress your friends with knowledge of all things American—geography, history, entertainment, people, culture, and quirky miscellany. More than 3,000 questions will fill countless hours of fun as you learn fascinating facts about our country. Now with facts and trivia related to the American flag and "The Star-Spangled Banner," The Big Book of American Trivia has hours of fun packed within its pages. Perfect for party games, family gatherings, and vacations.

My Review:
This is a great book to use for family time, homeschooling or if you just love to read about interesting facts of all things American.This book contains fun facts along with important history facts. All are broken down in different categories. Such as facts of the 50 States, entertainment, music, Presidents and Landmarks to name just  a few.
My family thoroughly enjoyed playing trivia with this book and I would recommend this book for everyone.

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