Thursday, May 17, 2012


When It All Falls Apart: Finding Healing, Joy, and and Victory Through the Pain

Charisma House / 2012 / Paperback

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Riva Tims is the pastor of Majestic Life Ministries, a nondenominational congregation in Orlando, Florida. She has been in ministry for more than fifteen years as a pastor and speaker and is the co-host of her own TV and radio programs.

Product Description

Feeling lost? Defeated? Dishonored? If you're struggling with divorce, financial catastrophe, or heartache, Pastor Riva Tims knows your pain. After a personal betrayal, public scandal, and shattered marriage, she discovered that God had a plan for her restoration. Using Scripture and her own story, she offers you hope and a road map for recovery. 202 pages, softcover from Charisma.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 202
Vendor: Charisma House
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.56 (inches)
ISBN: 1616384719
ISBN-13: 9781616384715
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

"I began to question whether I would live through the pain."
It felt like her world had ended. A personal betrayal had led to a very public scandal, and when the dust cleared, Riva Tims had lost her marriage, the church she had helped found, and the life she had known for nearly fifteen years. Then she received the news that her ex-husband, Zachery Tims, had died suddenly at the age of forty-two.
There were times when she didn’t think she would make it through the grief.
When It All Falls Apart is the road map God gave her to reach a place of healing and wholeness. Using her own moving story as a backdrop, she provides answers and hope for those who are dealing with the unexpected and sometimes sudden trials in their lives.
Whether you are dealing with the unexpected death of a loved one, betrayal by someone close to you, sudden divorce, loss of a home, failure of a business or relationship, or any other serious issue, with God’s help you can turn your trial into triumph.

Author Bio

Riva Tims is the pastor of Majestic Life Ministries, a nondenominational congregation in Orlando, Florida. She has been in ministry for more than fifteen years as a pastor and speaker and is the co-host of her own TV and radio programs.

My Review:
This is a much needed book written about what goes on in the lives and families of ministers that get off track. Christian often idolize their ministers which is why there is no accountability when a ministry goes awry. Riva Tims story is told in a way that shares bible truths of what do I do when my world falls apart. She shares how other Christians told her to just accept the sin and cover it up. I could just feel the pain and confusion she must of felt through this whole process. I am amazed that she can share her story with a hopeful , "you can survive", attitude. This attitude is supported with scripture. She shares through the Word of God how he lead her through the valley and is still there to be her support and guide. While I am sure there is more to this story I would encourage all in ministry and their families to read this book. Look for the danger signals and humble yourself before the Lord. It was encouraging to see at the end of the book that she plans on starting a program for ministers that fall and need to be restored while being held accountable.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Constantly Craving

By Marilyn Meberg
Published by Thomas Nelson 


Book Description

Our cravings are written into our DNA. They’re influenced by our childhood experiences. They’re driving the choices we make as adults. And often, they’re keeping us hungry. Never satisfied. Ever searching.
What do they mean? What are we to do with them? Should we feel guilty? Are there solutions?
Counselor and author Marilyn Meberg knows all about cravings. She also knows the One who knit us together, desires and all. With wit and compassion, Marilyn helps us understand our appetites, offers advice for managing them here on earth, and encourages us to eagerly await the day when we will find total satisfaction in heaven.
In the meantime, Constantly Craving is an excellent reminder that our desires for more can lead us to the One we really need, the only One who will quench our thirst forever. Really? Really!

My Review:
Constantly Craving was an interesting book about how we use are cravings for fill up a void in some area of our lives. The author; Marilyn Meberg, shares is a witty, humorous way that allows us to look into areas of our lives that are lacking the spiritual growth without feeling condemnation. While we look to earthly things to fill up voids in our lives or use other people to try in satisfy our cravings we know that it is only through Christ alone these cravings can be truly satisfied. We are instructed to be as Paul who stated, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.(Phil. 4:11)" This is an encouraging book that I would recommend to all my friends.

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