You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide to Grief, Healing, and Hope by Debbie Augenthaler – Review

You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide to Grief, Healing, and Hope by Debbie Augenthaler – published May 1st, 2018 by Everystep Publications. Are you grieving? Do you know someone who is grieving and you don’t know how to help them? You Are Not Alone takes readers into Debbie’s personal journey of grief, from the first gripping chapter, when her husband dies unexpectedly in her arms. Throughout the book, Debbie takes readers by the hand and offers them gentle insights and suggestions for healing and hope, while sharing her powerful story of loss and the spiritual journey that led her to know love never dies. Continue reading

Take Off Your Shoes: One Man’s Journey from the Boardroom to Bali and Back by Ben Feder

Take Off Your Shoes: One Man's Journey from the Boardroom to Bali and BackTake Off Your Shoes: One Man’s Journey from the Boardroom to Bali and Back by Ben Feder published by Radius Book Group. Take Off Your Shoes invites the reader on a journey of self-(re)discovery. A hard-charging, successful, financial wheeler-dealer, and corporate CEO, the author discovers at the pinnacle of his career that he may be losing the very things that drive him to be top dog in business. He risks his career to find personal fulfillment and rebuild family relationships before he loses them forever. Together, he and his wife and children set off on a sabbatical year around the world, a year that transforms them all. The writing is Continue reading

Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life by Joseph Deitch – Review

Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life by Joseph Deitch was published on March 27th, 2018 by Greenleaf Book Group Press and is a psychology, self-help book. A modern world that is bursting with data can often make us feel even more lost as we struggle to find meaning and look for the answers to life’s mysteries. Joseph Deitch shares his lifelong pursuit of wisdom and growth in an accessible, practical, down-to-earth gift to his readers. Elevate is a celebration of life and the potential that exists for all of us. It provides both answers and insights as it links awareness and action, East and West, ancient and modern, spiritual and scientific. Continue reading

Review of Greatest Love by Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha

Review of Greatest Love by Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha - Lovely Loveday Blog www.lovelyloveday.com

Greatest Love by Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha was published November 14th, 2017 by BenBella Books, Inc. Feel the greatest love. Experience the greatest love. Embody the greatest love. The greatest love is love that truly lasts and has no conditions. It is the love of a mother for her child. It is the love we read about in poems. It is the love we long to have. We all have challenges that keep us from experiencing this greatest love. These challenges may present themselves in your health, relationships, or finances. With this book, learn how to unblock your life in 30 minutes a day with the power of unconditional love, the greatest love, which surpasses the human and enters the love of all creation. Continue reading

Loving My Actual Christmas: An Experiment in Relishing the Season by Alexandra Kuykendall – Book Review

Loving My Actual Christmas: An Experiment in Relishing the SeasonLoving My Actual Christmas: An Experiment in Relishing the Season by Alexandra Kuykendall has an expected publication date of September 5th 2017 by Baker Books and is a Christian Living/Personal Growth Book. The Christmas season is a particularly difficult time for women to slow down and relish what’s right in front of them. An annual marker for many, it is a holiday that can often remind us how life is not going as we’d planned. Our family relationships remain strained, our finances stretched, and our schedules stuffed with too much to do in too little time. Following the formula of her successful Loving My Actual Life, Alexandra Kuykendall shares with readers her own personal experiment to be completely present in her life as it is during the holiday season. Addressing the themes of Advent and Christmas, she reflects on hope, love, joy, peace, and relishing the season, with practical pullouts on common Christmas stressors, such as finances, schedules, and extended family. Kuykendall’s signature candor helps women go easy on themselves, remember what truly matters, and find joy in their imperfect Christmases.  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 Almost There: Searching for Home in a Life on the Move by Bekah DiFelice

32988108Almost There: Searching for Home in a Life on the Move by Bekah DiFelice is scheduled to be released on July 18th, 2017 by NavPress Publishing Group. Home, by definition, is where you feel comfortable, where you are established, where relationships are worn in and familiar. It is where you are known, a place to belong. It is a universal longing, but an elusive destination. Why does life often move us far from this secure, primal comfort? We transfer to different locations or simply live unsettled in our own hometown. We rebuild, make new friends, find new jobs, and forge new ties. Our blanket of security becomes a whole host of unknowns. Underneath it all, sure as the evening taps, there is a homesickness for belonging. What if this homesickness is not just a series of challenges to be overcome, but a vehicle for God to draw us to Himself? What if God is orchestrating our circumstances to bring us into the knowledge of who He is? What if all along He is inviting us home? Continue reading

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life: 100+ Ways to Hack Your Look, Love, and Work By Doing Almost Nothing by Jennifer Byrne

cover111439-medium.pngThe Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life: 100+ Ways to Hack Your Look, Love, and Work By Doing Almost Nothing by Jennifer Byrne is scheduled to be released September 5th, 2017 by Adams Media. This collection of humorous life hacks features 100 easy, low-commitment solutions to the everyday problems of the twenty-something woman. Do you have a lot to do but can’t seem to bring yourself to do it? The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life can teach you how to get things done with as little effort as possible. Learn to simplify your beauty routine, keep up with your friendships, hack the dating game, and get by in the corporate world with these easy, low-commitment suggestions. Continue reading

Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn’t Give You What You Want by Ann Swindell

41XQVNMqTqL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn’t Give You What You Want by Ann Swindell was released on April 4,2017 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Swindell writes about her condition, Trichotillomania. She shares her heart with you and the struggles that come with the disease and waiting to be healed. There are many stages in the healing process and she discuses this with her relationship with God to help her through. This book is for anyone who as ever waited on God to help them through any situation. I felt this book was an amazing read. I really felt the connection she shares and how she inspires you to Christ. I highly recommend this book. **Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**

 

SYNOPSIS: What if God wants you to wait? Most of us don’t willingly choose to wait. We pick the shortest lines at the grocery store and avoid construction routes whenever possible. These are relatively short holdups, but they point to the deeper truth of what we try to evade on the larger scale of our lives: the anguish and heartache we experience during extended times of waiting when something we have hoped for gets delayed. Because waiting is painful and hard, too often we try to rush through it, seeking to jump ahead to the hoped-for resolution, opportunity, or healing. It’s easy to overlook that waiting is an inevitable part of our walk with God.

 About the author:          
Ann Swindell is an author and speaker who writes regularly for CT Women, RELEVANT, Deeply Rooted, and Darling Magazine. She has also written for The Gospel Coalition and (in)courage and writes about the intersection of daily life and God’s love her website is annswindell.com.  Ann holds an MA in Writing and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing and is passionate about helping other writers tell their stories powerfully. She teaches faith-based, online writing courses at writingwithgrace.com. Ann makes her home in the Midwest with her husband and daughter