A Borrowed Dream: Cimarron Creek Trilogy #2 by Amanda Cabot – Review

A Borrowed Dream (Cimarron Creek Trilogy #2)

A Borrowed Dream: Cimarron Creek Trilogy #2 by Amanda Cabot has an expected publication date of March 20th, 2018 by Fleming H. Revell Company and is a historical romance. Synopsis: Catherine Whitfield is sure that she will never again be able to trust anyone in the medical profession after the town doctor’s excessive bleeding treatments killed her mother. Despite her loneliness and her broken heart, she carries bravely on as Cimarron Creek’s dutiful schoolteacher, resigned to a life without love or family, a life where dreams rarely come true. Continue reading

Worry Less, Live More by Robert J. Morgan – Review

Worry Less, Live More: God’s Prescription for a Better LifeWorry Less, Live More by Robert J. Morgan was published November 7th, 2017 by Thomas Nelson Publishing. Worry, which is essentially a strain of fear, is a rational response to real pressures and problems. Life is harder than we expect, and even the Lord Jesus, the Prince of Peace Himself, admitted, “Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34). He said, “In this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33). On one occasion, He even said, “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say?” (John 12:27). Our souls are easily troubled. The world and its trials seem to only increase.  Continue reading

Picturing Heaven: 40 Hope-Filled Devotions with Coloring Pages by Randy Alcorn – Review

Picturing Heaven: 40 Hope-Filled Devotions with Coloring PagesPicturing Heaven: 40 Hope-Filled Devotions with Coloring Pages by Randy Alcorn was published on September 5th 2017 by Tyndale House Publishers. Imagine Heaven the way the Bible describes it–a place of exquisite beauty brimming with marvelous detail and intricate patterns; a special dwelling place free of corruption and sin; and a place of both rest and enjoyable, meaningful work. Continue reading

Habits of the Heart: 365 Daily Exercises for Living like Jesus by Katherine J. Butler

Habits of the Heart: 365 Daily Exercises for Living like JesusHabits of the Heart: 365 Daily Exercises for Living like Jesus by Katherine J. Butler was published on September 5th, 2017 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Are you “out of shape” spiritually? Do you long for a life that is fully and deeply engaged with the Creator? Does your heart ache to be transformed by God? Real change happens only when we train ourselves to be in the habit of exercising our hearts in the practice of godliness. The Bible says that training the body is of some value, but the most important thing we can do is to train our spirit. Habits of the Heart will help you develop practices that draw you into a deeper and lasting relationship with God. Each day of the year, this simple guide will help you focus on one essential aspect of your walk with God and show you how to make it a habit. 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

KJV, Know The Word Study Bible, Ebook, Red Letter Edition: Gain a greater understanding of the Bible book by book, verse by verse, or topic by topic by Thomas Nelson

KJV, Know The Word Study Bible, Ebook, Red Letter Edition: Gain a greater understanding of the Bible book by book, verse by verse, or topic by topicKJV, Know The Word Study Bible, Ebook, Red Letter Edition: Gain a greater understanding of the Bible book by book, verse by verse, or topic by topic by Thomas Nelson.  The KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers three easy ways to begin studying Scripture and helps individuals transition from being a casual reader of the Bible to becoming a regular student of the Bible. You can choose to study the Bible book-by-book, verse-by-verse, or topic-by-topic; each path offers powerful insights that will help you develop a daily routine of Bible study. The book-by-book series of notes leads you through the main points of each book of the Bible. The verse-by-verse notes help you to dig deeper into God’s Word. The topic-by-topic articles, which cover 21 theological topics, guide you through a series of insightful notes and give you a thorough biblical understanding of each topic. With the beautiful and timeless text of the KJV translation, the KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers you choices of how to study Scripture and grow in your relationship with Christ. Continue reading

Shine: Stepping Into the Role You Were Made For by Allison Allen – Book Review

Shine: Stepping Into the Role You Were Made ForShine: Stepping Into the Role You Were Made For by Allison Allen has an expected publication date of September 5th. 2017 by Revell Books (a division of Baker Publishing Group). Allison Allen made a career of being someone else. Formerly a professional actor and now a highly sought-after Bible teacher, she knows a thing or two about playing a role. But, she says, all of us play roles nearly all of the time, and it’s exhausting. We walk into a room, figure out who we’re supposed to be in this context, slip into character, and say the lines we know we should say. We become someone else. Maybe we tell ourselves it’s some version of us, but deep down we know this inauthentic role is not what God wants for our lives–and it’s not what we want either. Continue reading

The Red Letter Words of Jesus by Jack Countryman – Book Review

_225_350_Book.2333.coverThe Red Letter Words of Jesus by Jack Countryman was published on July 25th 2017 by Thomas Nelson. The words of Jesus–red letter words–are the most important and life changing ever spoken. Discover the things Jesus thought were most important. What He says about how to live. His relationship with God and the Holy Spirit. And His overwhelming love for you. More than 115 passages from the Bible are considered with illuminating explanation and background facts. Most of all, discovering Jesus’ words will breathe life into your relationship with Him and help you draw close to the One who knows you fully and loves you completely. Continue reading

A Disruptive Generosity: Stories of Transforming Cities Through Strategic Giving by Mac Pier with foreword by James Denison – Book Review

34020323A Disruptive Generosity: Stories of Transforming Cities Through Strategic Giving by Mac Pier with foreword by James Denison was published on August 1st 2017 by Baker Books. It can seem like all you ever hear these days is bad news. Yet in the midst of contentious political posturing and stories of communities in trouble are stories of love, reconciliation, and restoration. Through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives, and flying mostly under the national news radar, Christian business leaders are bringing hope to blighted urban communities in our greatest cities. A Disruptive Generosity shares their inspiring stories.  Continue reading