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

She Is Free: Learning the Truth about the Lies That Hold You Captive by Andi Andrew – Review

She Is Free: Learning the Truth about the Lies That Hold You CaptiveShe Is Free: Learning the Truth about the Lies That Hold You Captive by Andi Andrew has an expected publication date of October 3rd, 2017 by Baker Books. We say we’re free in Christ, but many of us are still living in captivity–to fear, anger, shame, isolation, unforgiveness, and control. We’re good at faking it around others, but we’re exhausted by the ruse. Andi Andrew wants women to break free of their self-imposed prisons and live the lives that are rightly theirs in Christ. Continue reading

Becoming Resilient: How to Move through Suffering and Come Back Stronger by Donna Gibbs – Book Review

Becoming Resilient: How to Move Through Suffering and Come Back StrongerBecoming Resilient: How to Move through Suffering and Come Back Stronger by Donna Gibbs has an expected publication date of September 5th 2017 by Fleming H. Revell Company. Everyone suffers disappointment, rejection, injustices, and losses, perhaps even traumatic ones. The spiritual pain born of such suffering can paralyze us, leaving us broken inside and barely getting by with the motions of life. Whether we remain stuck or move forward is determined in large part by our resilience. Continue reading

A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths about Your Eternal Home by Dr. Robert Jeffress – Book Review

A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths about Your Eternal Home by Dr. Robert Jeffress has an expected publication date of September 5, 2017 by Baker Books. If any of us learned we were going to move to a foreign country, we’d do everything we could to learn about that place so that we’d be prepared when moving day arrived. As Christians, we know some day we will leave our familiar country and be united with God in heaven. And yet many of us know very little about this place called heaven. In this enlightening book, bestselling author Dr. Robert Jeffress opens the Scriptures to unpack ten surprising truths about heaven and explain who we will see there and how we can prepare to go there someday. Perfect for believers or skeptics who are curious about heaven. Continue reading

The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker – Book Review

The Day the Angels FellThe Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker has an expected publication date of September 5th, 2017 by Fleming H. Revell Company and is a fiction novel. It was the summer of storms and strays and strangers. The summer that lightning struck the big oak tree in the front yard. The summer his mother died in a tragic accident. As he recalls the tumultuous events that launched a surprising journey, Samuel can still hardly believe it all happened.
After his mother’s death, twelve-year-old Samuel Chambers would do anything to turn back time. Prompted by three strange carnival fortune-tellers and the surfacing of his mysterious and reclusive neighbor, Samuel begins his search for the Tree of Life–the only thing that could possibly bring his mother back. His quest to defeat death entangles him and his best friend Abra in an ancient conflict and forces Samuel to grapple with an unwelcome question: could it be possible that death is a gift?  Continue reading

All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick – Book Review

All She Left BehindAll She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick has an expected publication date of September 5th, 2017 by Fleming H. Revell Company and is a historical fiction novel. Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn’t approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman using skills she’s developed on her own. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman’s widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance may lead her to her ultimate goal–but the road will be winding and the way forward will not always be clear. Will Jennie find shelter in life’s storms? Will she discover where healing truly lives?  Continue reading

Chasing Secrets: Elite Guardians, Book #4 by Lynette Eason – Book Review

32496983Chasing Secrets: Elite Guardians, Book #4 by Lynette Eason with an expected publication date of August 2017 by Revell. Synopsis: Elite Guardians bodyguard Haley Callaghan may be in South Carolina, but when a photo leads investigators in West Ireland to open a twenty-five-year-old cold case, her life is suddenly in danger. Haley knows how to take care of herself; after all, she’s made a career out of taking care of others. But after an uncomfortably close call, Detective Steven Rothwell takes it upon himself to stay with her–and the young client she has taken under her wing. A protector at heart, he’s not about to let Haley fight this battle alone. Continue reading

Fault Lines by Thomas Locke – Book Review

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Fault Lines by Thomas Locke has an expected publication date of August 1st 2017 by Fleming H. Revell Company and is a suspense novel. Synopsis: As a security expert, Charlie Hazard is all about taking control of the situation. But when the stunning Dr. Gabriella Speciale draws him into a secret psychological project, risk parameters are shattered. Every move brings him to the edge of one fault line after another, and Charlie struggles to stay clear of a maelstrom of entangled dangers. The research team abandons the lab on the Florida coast and flees to a mountain refuge in Italy. The battles in Charlie’s mind are overtaken by real life attacks. He must grapple with the daunting realization that a conspiracy is taking hold on both internal and external levels. Can Gabriella be trusted, or is she just part of the scheme?  Continue reading