Sunday, May 20, 2018

Not God Enough

I was interested to see what the author's emphasis would be and overall was pleasantly surprised. For the majority of the book I agreed and appreciated his points of showing connection and continuity of the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament. I do think most tend to separate out the two when the bible clearly says He is one and the same. My problem with what the author presented for me came up in the last few chapters of the book. The over emphasis on evangelism in the way that much of the modern church deems as "the way to do it otherwise people won't have a chance of being saved" (quotes are mine) is irritating as well as a complete hypocrisy to the main theme of the book that God IS bigger than we can comprehend. We should live a life that reaches out to people to show them the gospel, but it is not up to us to save the world. Christ already did that and He is to be trusted that each person will stand before Him without excuse whether a missionary spoke to them or not. I would recommend the book but with caution for the last few chapters. I give it 4 stars.

**This book was given to me by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.**

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Embraced by Lysa Terkeurst is a book of 100 devotions in a beautifully crafted format. The book cover itself is gorgeous, it's a linen feeling cover with a gold embossed title and a beautiful washed out watercolor like art work. The inside pages carry the same cover art throughout and it has a ribbon book mark. Each devotion starts with a scripture and then ends with a prayer. Lysa shares personal experiences to flesh out the scripture that is being focused on. It is an encouraging read for busy women and would make a lovely gift. I give it 5 stars.

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review from BookLookBloggers**

Monday, April 9, 2018

Journal the Word Reference Bible

This is a beautiful, classic looking Bible that is perfect for taking notes in or for Bible journaling. I really love that it has cross references along the inside column but still reads as a one column text. The way they designed the cross reference notes is easy to follow and I really love that it has this feature.
If you were to use this for Bible journaling the pages are white! Most tend to be more cream but these are the whitest pages I've seen. I don't mind the text size, but it is not large by any means. It has a ribbon book mark, a nice stitching detail on the front cover and lays completely flat when opened. It also boasts a concordance in the back and an elastic band to go around the outside. Would make a lovey gift. Highly recommend!
**This book was given to me by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.**

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Way Of Abundance

This gentle but exquisitely profound book does nothing less than take you on an intimate journey of the soul.
As Ann writes, "The wound in His side proves that Jesus is always on the side of the suffering, the wounded, the busted, the broken." Discover how surrendering in unexpected ways is the first step toward receiving what you long for. Discover the good news that your beauty is not in your strength but in your fragility. Discover why your healing shines radiant through your wounds—and how only in brokenness will you ever be whole—and find the way to the abundance you were meant for
My thoughts: 
A lovely devotional book that is full of practical examples of how reality lines up with Biblical Christian faith. I really appreciate the imagery used and how it gives mental pictures to hang onto throughout the day. The book itself is very pretty and has a ribbon bookmark. I love books that would also make nice gifts and this one fits the bill. Highly recommend!
*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine*

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bountiful Blessings- Book Review

The Bountiful Blessings A Creative Devotional Experience by Susie Larson is a very pretty book full of short devotionals with a scripture and an illustration to color on the facing side. The illustrations are nature themed and are not overly complicated to color. The paper is suitable to use colored pencil and perhaps some non-bleed through pens. This book would make a very nice gift for anytime of the year to young girls to adult. I give this book a solid 5 stars and would highly recommend.

**This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review from Bethany House Publishers. All opinions are honest and my own.**

Monday, March 12, 2018

Jesus Calling Adult Coloring Book Creative Coloring and Handlettering

What a pretty book! Such a great coloring book and introduction to hand lettering. The size is generous which I like for relaxed coloring. The drawings are varied and beautiful. There are many scripture verses and quotes through out which add to the calming space this book offers. I really like that at the back of the book is a hand lettering alphabet you can print for practice. There is a little bit of instruction in the beginning of book as well, but the best way to learn lettering is to just practice.  This would make a wonderful gift. Highly recommend!
*This book was given to me by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.*

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

NIV The Woman's Study Bible

The Woman's NIV Study Bible is a great resource with lots of commentaries and extra study helps. If you happen to own the NKJ Women's Study Bible the two are identical except for the translation. I am pleased with this Bible and would recommend it.

I was given a copy by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

NIV Journal The Word Bible for Teens

This is a very pretty, hard cover Bible that has lots of room for Bible journaling. There are lots of journaling prompts but they can be easily covered if desired with space still left to do your own journaling. There are also lots of pages that are completely blank. The font isn't large but I don't find it hard to read at all. It has a pretty ribbon bookmark. I am really enjoying this Bible and would recommend it! Five Stars*****

*I was given this book by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review.*

Monday, January 1, 2018

Hello Mornings by Kat Lee

Are you ready to wake up for your life and not just to your life?
Don't worry; you don’t have to be a morning person to start each new day well. Join Kat Lee and thousands of women from countries around the world who have learned to maximize their mornings. In Hello Mornings, Kat introduces a simple yet powerful three-minute morning routine that integrates Bible study, planning, and fitness into a foundational morning habit that fits into every schedule. She then helps you build each of these core habits for life-long growth.
Everyone can find three minutes. And instead of adding one more thing to the list, Hello Mornings lifts the weight off women by revealing a grace-filled way to establish a powerful morning routine that offers
a simple way to incorporate the most-sought-after daily habits into a simple morning routine: God. Plan. Move.
the latest research on habit formation and development
practical tools to help readers develop and grow their own personalized, adaptable plan for mornings
stories of transformed mornings from women in every season and stage of life
Hello Mornings helps readers renovate their mornings to establish and grow a powerful daily routine—a long-term, Jesus-centered habit to anchor them in every season. Each morning can then become a launch pad into God’s amazing plan for their lives.
My thoughts: I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to implementing the morning routine she sets out. I think by starting small and very manageable it's a great way to build up a routine that can be very personalized. I recommend this book!
**This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review from BookLookBloggers. All opinions are mine.**

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wounds Are Where Light Enters

Many know the acclaimed author Walter Wangerin Jr., the storyteller who gave us the national bestseller The Book of the Dun Cow.

In Wounds Are Where Light Enters, you’ll see how God’s love breaks into our lonely moments in unexplainable ways. Wangerin tells the stories of memorable characters facing the same struggles we all face as we try to trust in God’s faithfulness.

Wounds Are Where Light Enters is a collection of stories that are warm, sometimes funny, sometimes not, but always taking unexpected turns to find the care of God in all the pathways of life. In them we find the grace that enables us to live with the answers we see and the answers we don’t see. In this collection we meet Arthur Bias, the retired black police officer who loves those who hate; Agnes Brill, the shrill piano teacher of patience; Junie Piper, precious of the homeless; Melvin, who honors his aging mother by honoring the little girl she has become; Lucian, the lover of thieves; and Blue Jack, the hammer of God.

Readers will discover in these stories a powerful display of God’s working in the lives of all of us. They’ll find a place where he works even in the dark, even in the struggles, even in the wounds. This is the place where God’s light enters.

**My thoughts**
I really love books that are comprised of stories from real people's lives and my favorite kinds are those showing that God is always with us and always working. This was a very enjoyable read and I would recommend it to anyone that is encouraged by reading about how God touches our lives. It would make a lovely gift too!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from BookLookBloggers. All opinions are mine.

Friday, December 1, 2017

NIV Thinline Bible

I was actually really excited to get to review this Bible as it boasted being so thin but the entire Bible text. Well, it lived up to it's name and is a lovely Bible. Not only thin but has lovely silver edged pages, quick reference tabs and two ribbon bookmarks! The cover is also a very nice black, bonded leather. This has quickly become my favorite Bible as it's so much easier to hold. It would make a very nice gift.

Five Stars!

**I was given this book by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**

Thursday, November 9, 2017

They Came For Freedom

They Came For Freedom is a wonderful historical novel about the journey of the pilgrims to America. It is a great read and is full of interesting history in an engaging text. I am looking forward to reading this to my kids as they get older. Historical novels are such a great way to learn history and have it stick with you. Highly recommend!

**This book was given to me by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.**