Monday, January 18

Semi Serious

Book Description

Follow along with Charlotte Stone as she takes you on a whimsical religious adventure from middle school teacher to big rig driver. Join her for the laughs and tears as she takes you from the initial decision to the training she under went and even through her challenging rookie year. “Semi Serious is for those at every stage of their own spiritual journey, since there are as many different roads to faith as there are people in this world,” says Stone.

My Review
  I saw this book and it caught my attention as my Father who now has passed on, was also a truck driver.  He drove regular semi's, block trucks and tandem trailers. I give him great credit for being out there like that in all sorts of conditions from weather to traffic and more.  The story in this book speaks of a middle school teacher, Charlotte became a truck driver!!!! Just the thought of that just blows my mind. Reading all that Charlotte goes through just in getting started on her run; all the run down of inspections for the truck just for safety. I have heard my Father say the same. He even mentioned about the company putting things as a temptation to the driver, by putting things in the truck as they load. The driver is to be responsible and turn these things in. My Father got upset them doing this, he told them to stop; he's not going to take anything nor be responsible for someone else taking whatever they put there that he didn't see when someone gets to the back of the truck before him. I am so glad that I have been given the opportunity to review this book. I know there has been mixed reviews with others who have read this book, but having a truck driver for a Dad ( amongst other things), friends who drive truck I think made this a good read for me.


Tuesday, January 12

Book Review Time!!!!

Hi Everyone!!! Hope all of you are doing well.  I have been so busy with things throughout the holiday then birthdays. Y'all know who you are. 

This wonderful Bible came up to be reviewed. I had heard some about it prior to my having opportunity to review it. I was looking forward to this and seeing it for myself. After receiving this I jumped right in.  Hope I didn't splash anyone, lol just had to say that.  In my reading time and devotional time with the Lord I really appreciate having this great tool.  I found that there were special insights along the way as well as having an outline of the book prior to reading it. The outline gives description of the prophecy and the fulfilment.  I really like this.  Also I noticed that within the chapters there are certain verses underlined; below is a writeup about the verse in detail.  I would recommend this to be a Bible to get. There is so much information packed in here besides having the best book ever the Bible! I hope that you will look into this Bible and get one for your next one. I know that this is going to be a great gem in my library.  Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!  I am so glad that I had opportunity to review this Bible.



Monday, November 30

Chocolate Covered Cashews Book Review

I was given the opportunity to write a review for this book Chocolate Covered Cashews. I was not sure what to expect from was quick glances of others reviews of this book. I sat dowñ in my favorite reading book that I have created for myself. I opened the book and began to read. I felt bad for the author in a way as to how his relationship with his first wife had gone as well as his relationship with his one daughter. In spite of that even when life gives you difficult challenges, choices; there are always opportunities for rejoicing in the blessings of life as well. I felt bad for him when Faith didn't want to have part, but then his daughter Grace did and in that he received blessing from that.
I found when I was reading that I was hanging on for the next event, the next part then the book just suddenly ended.  I was surprised that it ended that way.  I was thinking about what I had read, not really wanting to put the book down just yet. My son then poses a question related to his homework. I wait for him and the question is how a chapter in the book they are reading in class can be related to another text. The way the story went in this book worked similarly for him with school. I was shocked. I will be passing this book on to a few friends of mine.

Friday, November 27

52 Little Lessons From A Christmas Carol

This book caught my attention quickly as I love the story of a Christmas Carol. I just knew that this would be great. Then when I found that the story was being related to the scriptures this drew me in even more. I read and savored over each lesson.  I also found that some of the great scriptures that I love are in some of the lessons laid out in this book. I plan to share this book with a few friends. Most of us live our lives somewhere in the middle, neither rich nor poor. But A Christmas Carol seems less concerned with the bottom line of our personal ledgers than the bottom line of our hearts. The book subtly asks: Who are you? Giver or taker? Proud or humble? The Scrooge before enlightenment or the Scrooge we now see in transition to something greater?   This really makes you think  about your position on things. I  really enjoyed this book, I am glad that I was able to have the opportunity to review this book.

Friday, October 9

The Real House of God -- Book Review

This book as I was given the opportunity to review it; I thought it was going to be a very different book.  I thought it was going to be descriptive of Heaven. God's house; I was so ready to jump in.  I then opened the book and found that I was about to have a very different experience.  This was not on Heaven in the way I was thinking. Don't get me wrong, the author does talk about Heaven. This was on God's vessels, us, me. I was about to learn all that God designed me to be as His vessel.  God doesn't leave us with out tools to protect against the enemy.  He provides us with His armor.  We are to dress ourselves in the armor then activate it with prayer. We are to pray strategically.

Praise is designed to remind you of the full extent of who God is so your perspective of everything in your life changes. When you praise God, you are reminded that He is the most powerful Being, the Creator and ruler of the whole universe, the one who is present everywhere, and yet spends intimate time with you, who is all-knowing and all wise and yet your most ardent lover and best friend. You are reminded that He is your divine healer, your divine lover, and your most vigilant defender.  I would highly recommend this book, but know that you have to have your full attention on the book.  Keep distractions to a minimum. 

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