Tailor Made: Discover the Secret to Who God Created You to Be by Alex Seeley – Review

Tailor Made: Discover the Secret to Who God Created You to BeTailor Made: Discover the Secret to Who God Created You to Be by Alex Seeley was published on April 24th, 2018 by Thomas Nelson. From an early age Alex Seeley was told she was an accident, but she also carried the weight of feeling stupid. Labels like these, sometimes spoken over us by well-meaning people, can cause us to believe lies about ourselves that make us question why we were born and what our purpose on earth could be. Yet, according to Psalm 139, God designed us in His image with a unique DNA and amazing characteristics! We are loved and created for a purpose that only we can fulfill. Continue reading

Review – Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Lies Women Believe - And the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth - Lovely Loveday Blog review

Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth was published February 6th, 2018 by Moody Publishers (first published 2000) and is a women’s christian living book. Counter the lies that keep you from abundant living. Satan is the master deceiver and his lies are endless. And the lies Christian women believe are at the root of most of their struggles. “Many women live under a cloud of personal guilt and condemnation,” says Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. “Many are in bondage to their past. Others are gripped by fear of rejection and a longing for approval. Still others are emotional prisoners.”
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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

Devotions from the Mountains by Thomas Nelson – Review

Devotions from the MountainsDevotions from the Mountains by Thomas Nelson has an expected publication date of October 31st, 2017 by Thomas Nelson. The mountains can seem like heaven on earth—the peace, the freshness, the grandeur. Devotions from the Mountains invites you to spend a quiet moment in reflection each day, finding peace and drawing closer to God—the Creator of heaven and earth. Inside you’ll find 90 inspirational readings, Scripture verses, prayers, and breathtaking imagery of God’s mountain handiwork sculpted and brought to life by His hand.  Continue reading

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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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

Before You Hit Send: Preventing Headache and Heartache by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs – Book Review

34628654Before You Hit Send: Preventing Headache and Heartache by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs was published on July 25th 2017 by Thomas Nelson. When will we learn? With every sunrise we are given plenty of new examples of people “Hitting Send” and soon regretting it. Social media means what it says: it is social! Our methods of communication today allow for something to potentially be broadcast to everyone from Pekin, Illinois to Peking, China. But it’s not only Twitter fanatics who can find themselves in trouble. Every single one of us is capable of falling prey to this growing plague.

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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