Monday, June 26

Goliath Must Fall book review by Lou Giglio

Hi, Everyone! I have another book to review. I was given this book to review; the opinions are my own. I grew up in the church. I learned about the story of David and Goliath. As a child, I learned simple from a felt board and the teacher taught so we could understand from our young age. My parents also taught me the story of David and Goliath. My Mom had a record album of Bible stories; we wore that out. We read it several times in the Bible. In this book; it was deeper. I learned through the story that David was a shepherd and Goliath was a giant. Goliath was a champion so you'd think to go against a shepherd it was a sure win for him, not so. We see David removing the armor that Saul gave him to protect him; David didn't want that. David said that he had not tested them so he took them off and he took up his staff in hand, five smooth stones he placed in his shepherd's bag, in a pouch that he had and he had his sling in hand. This is what he took to go fight Goliath. Just like how David took Goliath down we can take our "giants" of fear, anger, rejection, addiction and more down.We can say to this thing that harassed us praise God; you can't harass me anymore. We depend on the power of the name of Jesus by picking up the Word of God. The Sword of the Spirit. I liked this book and I had my Bible near me while I read. I also had a notebook so that when something stood out I would write it then after put why it stood out for me. I found that this book went deep into the story of Goliath and David, but also related "Goliath" as our "giants" - the things we face.  I would share this book with friends.

Monday, June 12

Book Review: "The Gospel According to Paul"

Greetings Everyone!!! Hope you're having a great day!!! I have been wanting to get to this, but have had to finish the book first. I have been given this book for my honest review. The opinions in this review are mine alone. Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

I want to start with that I was looking for something deeper to read and when I saw this I knew it was going to fit the need for a deep read. There is so much to take in. I found so many gems in the read I followed the scripture references and highlighted them in my Bible. I talked with a family member about the book and when I finished I am to give to them to read. I can't wait to get their feedback on the book.  When I was reading there was a passage of scripture that jumped off the page at me Matthew 5:21-22 pg 44. I had listened to a sermon by Rev Ed Young. He spoke about different types of anger, positive and negative anger that when you get angry with someone that you've committed murder. He then made reference to the Chronicles of Narnia Movie and Aslan's character. Then how we have Susan's and Lucy's in our churches and what role each plays.  When he did this as I said that one scripture Macarthur brought out on page 44; it just confirmed the sermon that he brought forth. I love when God does that. I find that God does that, He puts books in our way, He brings people into our lives; we may not always know the reason for these things, but I am thankful and love it when He does. 

Thanks for Stopping By,
Grace & Peace,

Tuesday, May 23

Book Review A Path to Restoration

In this study guide, I was drawn to dig deeper into my relationship with the Lord.  I say this because in one part the author asked if we had thanked Him for our body parts: our hair, our eyes, our nose, our mouth, our voice, our form and our height. He chose our genes that resulted in how we look. If you look in Psalm 139:13-16 you will see for yourself that the Lord chose how we are formed, how we are made. All the days of our lives were already written before we were even born. With this, we were directed to write praises for various aspects of our bodies that we enjoy. These are gifts from God. After this, in the next pages, we were directed again to write praises for abilities and talents you have: gifts from God, the Creator of the universe.  Our inherited abilities are God-given. You are told to think about these and what they mean to you. Are you able to be thankful for the way you're made; the abilities you have? If you have an illness or disease can you be thankful in that? Can you still find a way to praise Him for that? I have Osteogenesis Imperfecta; I could decide to be negative and complain because of the challenges I face with this disease, but I choose not to.  I tend to make light of times when I fracture with the simplest of things. I say that because I have broken my wrist just carrying a textbook of my son's home from his school because the school wanted him to have double books so he wouldn't fracture, but I am the one that did instead. 
Grace & Peace,

Book Review Let's Be Real

I appreciated getting this book to review this book.  After receiving it and reading through I was able to share, give this book to a dear friend for her daughter.  I then later saw Natasha on the Rachel Ray show with her mother, Candace Cameron Bure. She discussed the book while on the show and was asked how she came to write the book at such a young age.  She wrote on her faith and taking her stand for God.  By her doing this you really see that she's well grounded in her relationship with God. Even us as adults don't always show our stand for God. Why is that? Our Children are more assertive in sharing their faith. We as parents ought to be more of role models that our children desire to be more like us; we need to be the assertive ones in sharing our faith. We need to show them that there is nothing to be ashamed about in sharing our faith with others when we are out running errands; doing our everyday things. We need to live out our faith; not only walk it but live it. I have heard Dave Ramsy say this several times in his Financial Peace University teaching “If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.” I said this because we can take that saying and apply it to our faith in this way - "If you will live your faith like no one else, later you can live your faith eternally with the LORD!"

Grace & Peace,

Thursday, April 13

Thomas Nelson KJV Thinline Bible Book Review

Hi, Everyone!! Hope you're having a wonderful day! It was a bit chilly this morning, but it turned into a beautiful day.  I am so happy to enjoy the nice weather. I am loving seeing the plants coming up and start their blooming. I have some hyacinth's that have started a little early, but that's quite ok. I love to look at their beautiful colors.

I am up again for another book review. I am so enjoying this opportunity to read so many books, great books and writing reviews on them. I have a few that I purchased on my own that I will also be doing reviews for as well. Just a side note.  Upon agreeing to review this Thomas Nelson Thinline Bible I agreed that the opinions I am about to write are my own. I have to say that God'sWord is my favorite read of all to read. I have to say that the 10 point font is easy on the eyes; makes for reading a pleasure. I have to say that I love to see the words of Christ in red. I have always liked that even from my childhood. The double ribbon markers are a great asset to the Bible we always have more than one place we want to mark especially when our Pastor's are hopping around from passage to passage. Are they doing that to have a do a sword drill to get to know the books of the Bible better or are they getting their point home?? I think it's the latter of the two. Having Osteogenesis we have to sometimes think about the books we pick up; I mean the weight of them as they can fracture us easily. I must say this one is perfect in that far as easily for us to pick up. I am not saying that because it's a Bible, but the weight of the Bible is light. The maps as you can see are exquisitely done, they are beautiful, very detailed. I liked that in that some maps in other Bible's I have owned in past did not have as much information on them as these. I also found a year reading plan in the back of the Bible as well as 30 days with Jesus in there as well. While some may say once you've done them they're done, but not necessarily so as you can start the year plan from the end of the year and go backward, or do from the beginning. When you are reading the second time through God may show you some of the same things as the first time, but also some things you needed on the second time through. I love that God's Word is like that. You can read one scripture today and next week, next month read that same scripture and get something totally different from it. 

Grace & Peace,

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