Shaken: Young Reader’s Edition Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way By Tim Tebow – Review

Shaken: The Young Reader's Edition: Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your WayShaken: Young Reader’s Edition Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way By Tim Tebow was published on September 19th, 2017 by WaterBrook. Whether you’re celebrating an incredible victory or facing life’s biggest disappointment, your response will reveal who you really are. In this powerful book designed specifically for young Christians, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow provides an intimate look into how he’s been able to face professional triumphs and defeats and still emerge with his faith and identity intact.
In Shaken: The Young Reader’s Edition, Tebow shares his insight for shaping an identity based not on your highs and lows, but on God.
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The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness by Emily Esfahani Smith – Review

The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with HappinessThe Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness by Emily Esfahani Smith was published on September 5th, 2017 by Broadway Books and is a psychology book. This wise, stirring book argues that the search for meaning can immeasurably deepen our lives, and that it is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness. Continue reading

The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry – Review

The Fifth PetalThe Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry was published on January 24th, 2017 by Crown. The New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader returns to Salem with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder. When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian, is guilty of murder or witchcraft.  Continue reading

David Bowie: A Life By Dylan Jones – Review

David Bowie: A LifeDavid Bowie: A Life By Dylan Jones was published on September 12th, 2017 by Crown Archetype. Dylan Jones’s engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds the story of a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. Tracing Bowie’s life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, its collective voices describe a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who Continue reading

Start Where You Are Week-at-a-Glance Diary by Meera Lee Patel – Book Review

Start Where You Are Week-at-a-Glance DiaryStart Where You Are Week-at-a-Glance Diary by Meera Lee Patel was published on June 13th 2017 by Clarkson Potter. In her journal Start Where You Are, Meera Lee Patel helped readers look inward to discover their dreams and navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life. This planner represents the next step in the process– a tool both newcomers and Meera’s existing audience can use to plot out the practical steps, day-by-day, week-by-week, of accomplishing those dreams. This perpetual week-at-a-glance diary features illustrations and patterns created from the existing art that add visually vibrant inspiration and encouragement to appointments and deadlines. Continue reading

Book Review of Here and Gone: A Novel By Haylen Beck

9780451499578Here and Gone: A Novel By Haylen Beck is a thriller that was published on June 20th 2017 by Crown Publishing Group, NY. SYNOPSIS: Here and Gone is a gripping, wonderfully tense suspense thriller about a mother’s desperate fight to recover her stolen children from corrupt authorities.. It begins with a woman fleeing through Arizona with her kids in tow, trying to escape an abusive marriage. When she’s pulled over by an unsettling local sheriff, things soon go awry and she is taken into custody. Only when she gets to the station, her kids are gone. And then the cops start saying they never saw any kids with her, that if they’re gone than she must have done something with them… Continue reading

Book Review of Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters. A Homeschooler’s Interactive Guide to Discovering Your True Identity by Tim Tebow with A. J. Gregory

9780735289949Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters. A Homeschooler’s Interactive Guide to Discovering Your True Identity by Tim Tebow with A. J. Gregory was published May 1st, 2017 by Waterbrook Press. – The World Does Not Define You!
Nobody said your life would be easy. And the older you get, the more difficult it seems to become. Deep down you may know your value as a person isn’t defined by wearing cool name-brand clothes, scoring points for a sports team, or even by having a huge number of social media followers. And you’re right! Your identity resides in something—in fact, Someone—much greater than anything this world can offer: Continue reading

Book Review of Follow the Cloud: Hearing God’s Voice One Next Step at a Time by John Stickl

9781601429254Follow the Cloud: Hearing God’s Voice One Next Step at a Time by John Stickl is schedule to be released on August 1st 2017 by Multnomah Books. There is a big difference between being set free and living free. How do I know what to do with my life? How do I hear God’s voice? Maybe the answer is easier than we think. When God led the Israelites from Egypt to the Promised Land he gave them a cloud to follow. He led them in an intimately personal, ever-present way one next step at a time. He led them without revealing the whole picture, because he longed for them to follow by faith. In Follow the Cloud, Pastor John Stickl uses this image to ask, -What if we stopped letting obligation drive us and instead let grace lead us? What if instead of focusing on our faithfulness toward God, we focus on God’s aithfulness toward us?  The cloud of God’s presence is moving in your life right now. Maybe God is inviting you to follow Him to a new career or relationship. Maybe He is inviting you to extend forgiveness, share your story, or give up your addiction. Whatever your next step is, God is leading you to discover who you are, who He is, and what you were created to do. He is inviting you to a life of freedom. Inviting you home. One step at a time. Continue reading

White Fur by Jardine Libaire Book Review

9780451497925White Fur by Jardine Libaire was published on May 30th 2017 by Hogarth Press. A stunning star-crossed love story set against the glitz and grit of 1980s New York City
When Elise Perez meets Jamey Hyde on a desolate winter afternoon, fate implodes, and neither of their lives will ever be the same. Although they are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up in a housing project without a father and didn’t graduate from high school; Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune and beholden to high family expectations. Nevertheless, the attraction is instant, and what starts out as sexual obsession turns into something greater, stranger, and impossible to ignore. The unlikely couple moves to Manhattan in hopes of forging an adult life together, but Jamey’s family intervenes in desperation, and the consequences of staying together are suddenly severe.
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