Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Raina Miskin is sarcastic, witty and apparently, a fish-killer. When her goldfish dies after only living a couple of days, she returns it to the pet store only to meet the equally witty and sarcastic Chip, the son of the store owner. Sparks fly and fish accidentally die in this novella about life, God’s love and the pursuit of the perfect mate.
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Kristen Jane Anderson wanted to end her pain and her life, so she laid down on the railroad tracks by her house. Thirty-three freight cares ran over her at fifty-five miles per hour and she lived. But her legs had been cut off and were lying on the ground ten feet away from her body.
I loved reading Kristen's transformation from a depressed, hurting teen who had been raped to a young woman who lives because God has a purpose for her life. Reading Kristen's story from her perspective was eyeopening, heart breaking, and life changing. The book also includes notes of encouragement from Kristen and resources for suicide prevention.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
I was a little disappointed by this book because I thought it would tackle questions about creationism and evolution. Instead, it was mainly focused on myths about God, the Bible, Jesus, Christianity, the resurrection, and life and happiness.
I think a new Christian would benefit from this book a lot. A kid who grew up in church like me might get some much from it because they've heard it all before. I liked the quick "Brain Food" sections at the end of each chapter. It gave you Bible verses to look up yourself which I think is great. Too many kids read what everyone else thinks about the Bible and what the Bible says without checking it out for themselves.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
With Paige's engagement to designer Dylan Marceau falling apart, Bryce starring on a new TV show, and Fran going through chemo, Erin is about to go crazy. Erin and Paige head to Milan to film and hopefully get a break until they find out Dylan is there also. Erin wants her sister to be happy, but rumors about Dylan have reached her ears and things don't look good.
I love Carlson's On the Runway series. It's so interesting to get a peek into the fashion and television world through Erin's eyes. Even with all the drama, she manages to keep her head, her faith, and her family intact. Ciao is no different. With Erin and Paige both having guy problems, they learn that guys come and go, but sisters are forever.
Uncompromising: A Heart Claimed By a Radical Love cuts straight to the heart of young womanhood. Rather than setting up rules, it pulls at the desire in every woman’s heart to live a life of purpose, fully surrendered to His radical love. Written in an edgy teen voice, Uncompromising is a collection of “field notes” from the author’s own search for answers…and the story of how she stumbled upon the one Cause worth dying for. Contains study questions for group or individual use.
Uncompromising by Hannah Farver is about that yearning to have purpose in every girl's heart. It also touches on purity, modesty, femininity, and biblical womanhood. One of my favorite parts is when she emphasizes how much Jesus dying on the cross effects us. and how much He loves us.
Hannah starts out telling us a story about beauty - something every girl struggles with. In fact, Hannah has tons of short, amazing stories written inside this book. I loved her voice as she spoke about most topics people like to avoid. It was great to read a book by another young women like myself.
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Thankfully, Wayne Thomas Batson, the Miller Brothers, and Christopher Hopper have put together Spearhead, a website that sells "professionally edited and proofed, triple-checked for content, and adhere to a standard of Biblical quality" eBooks.
Monday, 11 July 2011
The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan)
Motorcycles, Sushi, and One Strange Book by Nancy Rue (Zondervan)
Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes (Tyndale House Publishers)
Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
A Season of Miracles by Rusty Whitener (Kregel Publications)
The Reluctant Prophet by Nancy Rue (David C Cook)
The Thorn by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group)