Sunday, September 3

Free faith-based books and Bibles

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The Mountain Between Us

The first book I read by Charles Martin was Where the River Ends, and I fell in love with his storytelling gift. I love how he grabs the heart and squeezes every emotion out of it. Since then, I’ve devoured his books and have a shelf in my bookcase saved just for him. Long Way Gone, When Crickets Cry, Wrapped in Rain… the list goes on, and I’ve enjoyed every one.

And now, The Mountain Between Us. As always, when I finish another of his well-written, heart-tugging, soul-touching reads, I put it on top of my favorites list. Each book just gets better and better. I can’t wait for the movie. This is a beautiful story.

As I’ve mentioned in other reviews, I mainly read Women’s Fiction, which is usually written by…well…women. But there are some male writers who can capture the essence and heart of a woman’s psyche, and Charles Martin is one of the best.

I received a complimentary copy BloggingForBooks.

Saturday, August 19

Many Sparrows

Whew! Wow. This was quite a page-turner. As a mom, I experienced the gambit of emotions Clare Inglesby went through. And Jeremiah Ring is an unforgettable character. From the beginning, I was captured, and my interest never waned.

Without reiterating the blurb, I’ll tell you that this story is well-written, highly researched, fast paced, and will teach you a thing or two about history. It has a lovely thread of faith throughout that feeds the spirit, and a steady stream of plot that quenches the thirst.

I’m definitely checking out more of Lori Benton’s work. She is skilled at storytelling and doesn’t leave loose ends. Great story that will drag you through the difficult times of the past and leave you better when you turn the last page.

I received a complimentary copy from Blogging for Books.

Friday, July 28

31 Proverbs to Light Your Path

Something the author wrote on the introduction page really resonated with me:

"We'll be taking a word-by-word-by-word approach to Bible study. My theory? Better to chew slowly and savor each phrase than to swallow a passage whole and not remember what we ate."

That pretty much sums up why I enjoy this book. It gives me a deeper look and understanding of Proverbs.

Each chapter contains a title, a verse from Proverbs, a devotion/study, a prayer, and a section titled: One Minute, One Step. The final section shows us how to apply what we've learned, or how to see the message more clearly. It encourages the reader to apply what they've learned in the next sixty seconds--not set aside the information for another time.) In the back of the book is a study guide that shares questions to further your understanding of the Proverbs, with corresponding verses to look back on.

Whether experiencing tough times, or just wanting to spend time with the Lord and His Word, this is a practical and meaningful resource for life builders.

Thank you to BloggingForBooks for my complimentary copy.

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Friday, July 14

Conversations With Friends

I’m so confused by this book. I didn’t connect with the characters, at all. They are difficult to like or sympathize with, and for some reason, I feel the author created them this way intentionally. I struggled with rating this—but ultimately decided on three stars, due to the time, effort, and vision of the author.

The writing is unique and enough to pique my curiosity, yet it feels robotic and stilted. (Is this an intentional aspect, too?) I just can’t help feeling that, perhaps, I missed something. An integral point that makes me say, “Ooh…I get it!”

I realize characters should have flaws, but I’d hope they’d have virtues too. These characters puzzled me. The ‘friends’ aren’t what I define as friends. They are narcissistic and don’t really know who they are or reveal what they want.

I expected an emotional read, but it’s a fairly bleak book. Overall, I read fiction because I want to FEEL something. This book accomplished that, even though it made me feel little more than glum and frustrated.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


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