Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously by Kelly Balarie

Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live VictoriouslyBattle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously by Kelly Balarie has a publication date of July 3rd, 2018 by Baker Books. We don’t know what’s coming tomorrow, and usually we live unprepared, just going through the motions of life and practicing a reactive rather than proactive faith. This means that when trouble inevitably comes, we find ourselves mired in disbelief, uncertainty, and doubt rather than ready to endure and triumph over trials. Who wants to live that way? In discouragement, fear, and defeat?
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Coldwater by Samuel Parker – Review

ColdwaterColdwater by Samuel Parker was published January 2nd 2018 by Fleming H. Revell Company and is a suspense novel. Having forfeited his youth to the state prison system, Michael moved back to the only home he’d ever known. An empty shell of a man who now lived–if it could be called living–in the still vacant house of his parents in a town with one stoplight. A town that hated him. Had always hated him. And was ready to pick up where the prison system had let off.

Now he’s on the run from men who’ve tried to kill him once; but Michael is more than an ex-con. A powerful, sinister force creeps inside him, threatening and destructive. Who–and what–it will destroy next is the only real question. From the bold voice that brought readers down Purgatory Road comes a new pulse-pounding, spine-rattling tale of vengeance and justice that will have them up all night.  Continue reading

Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk by Jordan Raynor – Review

Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and RiskCalled to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk by Jordan Raynor was published on November 7th, 2017 by Baker Books. Synopsis: We were created by an infinitely creative God to reflect his love and character to the world. One way we do that is by continuing his creative work. In this energizing book, serial entrepreneur and bestselling author Jordan Raynor helps artists, entrepreneurs, writers, and other creatives reimagine our work as service to God and others, addressing such penetrating questions as  Continue reading

The Trust Protocol: The Key to Building Stronger Families, Teams, and Businesses by Mac Richard – Review

The Trust Protocol: The Key to Building Stronger Families, Teams, and BusinessesThe Trust Protocol: The Key to Building Stronger Families, Teams, and Businesses by Mac Richard was published on November 7th 2017 by Baker Books. Synopsis: In our hyper-connected age, we follow, like, and favorite our way through family, school, work, church, and friendship while rarely, if ever, experiencing real connection or creating real impact in the lives of real people. We react rather than reach out. We react rather than reach out. We hunger for the very thing we are inadvertently starving–actual connection with others–because we never allow ourselves to risk the very thing we crave: Trust.  Continue reading

God’s Wisdom for Women: Topical Scripture and Encouragement by Patricia A. Miller and Rachel Gorman – Review

God's Wisdom for Women: Topical Scripture and EncouragementGod’s Wisdom for Women: Topical Scripture and Encouragement by Patricia A. Miller and Rachel Gorman was published on October 17th, 2017 by Baker Books and is an inspirational, spiral-bound book. Many people believe that the Bible has answers and encouragement for our lives–our questions, struggles, heartaches, and joys. But most people don’t know where to find the answers within the pages of Scripture. People need a tether to Scripture and a map for journeying deeper and learning more from the Bible.  Continue reading

Bounce: Learning to Thrive through Loss, Tragedy, and Heartache by Aaron Früh – Review

Bounce: Learning to Thrive through Loss, Tragedy, and HeartacheBounce: Learning to Thrive through Loss, Tragedy, and Heartache by Aaron Früh has an expected publication date of October 3rd, 2017 by Baker Books. Whether due to the loss of a job, home, or family member, the pressures of stress, or even feeling the weight of the world’s problems on our shoulders, it’s easy to get knocked down flat in life. And when that happens, we have two choices: we can give in to our difficult circumstances by embracing our feelings of resentment, disappointment, indecisiveness, and self-pity. Or we can learn how to bounce back stronger, wiser, and happier than before. Continue reading

God’s Best-Kept Secret: Christianity Is Easier Than You Think by Mark Maulding – Review

God's Best-Kept Secret: Christianity Is Easier Than You ThinkGod’s Best-Kept Secret: Christianity Is Easier Than You Think by Mark Maulding has an expected publication date of October 3rd, 2017 by Baker Books. For many of us, the attempt to live for God can leave us feeling burdened rather than free. Yet that’s not the kind of life God intends for us to experience. What if he never meant for us to try so hard? What if overcoming sin doesn’t rely on our own self-control? What if loving others isn’t about saying and doing all the right things? What if suffering isn’t designed to teach us lessons? What if we could feel closer to God without doinganything?  Continue reading