Sunday, May 21, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
About the author:
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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
About the book:
Carrie Ann Collier has been a newlywed for nineteen blissful days--as blissful as life can be in the midst of war, that is. Soon that war will take a toll she never expected. When her new husband, Peyton, goes missing during battle, she refuses to believe he is dead and must find a way to move forward with everyday life in the face of fear.
As Carrie struggles with how to welcome her estranged sister, Margaret, back into her life, another new arrival appears on her doorstep--her husband's best friend, and rebel officer, Eli. Wounded and bitter, Eli is nonetheless committed to keeping his promise to Peyton: take care of the Collier women, no matter what. But to Carrie, he's a painful reminder of her lost love.
Then unexpected news makes Carrie wonder if miracles do happen. If Carrie infiltrates the enemy once again, she might find out what really happened to the love of her life. Will Eli be able to keep his promise to keep her safe? Can they forgive each other if promises are broken?
As fans of Boeshaar's books have come to expect, Too Deep for Words is a meticulously researched novel. Readers are taken directly into the heart of the realities of the Civil War and reminded how, even in the darkest circumstances, faith in Christ offers hope.
I enjoyed this book, but it was different than I thought it would be. This was very much a continuation of the first book as it picks up right where that one left off and is mostly about Carrie and her struggle to believe Peyton is really dead and ultimately, her decision to look for him in enemy territory. Since the beginning started out from Margaret's point of view, I thought it would have more of her story than it did. I enjoyed seeing how different Margaret had become after the hardships she suffered when Carrie left. Eli was also a wonderful character who was trying to figure out his place in a world where the Confederacy is dying and he's falling for a Union widow. Both Eli and Carrie have a strong faith throughout the book while Margaret is just learning about God. There's some romance. I love books centered around the Civil War and the intrigues and situations Carrie gets herself in were quite suspenseful and dangerous. There were some battle scenes and hospital scenes, but nothing gory. I would recommend this book if you like well-written Civil War or historical fiction, but you should probably read book one first in order to understand the characters better.
I received this book free from Kregel Publications.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Powerful! Gifts From Heaven - True Stories of Miraculous Answers to Prayer - Compiled by James Stuart Bell
About the book:
No Prayer Is Too Big for God
Sometimes it doesn't feel like God is listening to our prayers. But now and then He powerfully reminds us that He hears our requests and is strong enough to help. What begins as simple faith ends with an astounding gift from our loving heavenly Father.
These true, uplifting stories are from ordinary people experiencing extraordinary help in times of need. While some answers to prayer feel ordinary and go unnoticed, this collection highlights amazing events that could only happen with God's supernatural intervention. With accounts of such things as unexplainable healings and miraculous protection in terrifying situations, this book will inspire you to believe that God can answer even your most "impossible" prayers.
Let these stories touch your heart, strengthen your faith, and encourage you to pray more than ever before!
This was such an inspiring and encouraging book! There was such a wonderful variety of stories of answered prayer, from angelic appearances to miraculous healings to rescues in the nick of time. Some prayers were answered quickly and others took years, but all were answered in God's perfect timing. These are short stories, all about five pages each, so it's very easy to read a story here and there as you have time. Sometimes I've struggled with the purpose of prayer when God already knows everything anyway, but this book encouraged me to continue praying no matter what. Many stories made me smile, some made me cry, but all strengthened my faith. I highly recommend this book!
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
James Stuart BellJames Stuart Bell is a Christian publishing veteran and the owner of Whitestone Communications, a literary development agency. He is the editor of many story collections, including Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters; Heaven Touching Earth;...
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Sunday, April 23, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
About the book:
One amazing discovery.
A life with greater purpose and fulfillment is closer than you think. The decisions you make in the next 24 hours can change your life and influence the people around you . . . for good.
Your Next 24 Hours shows you the enormous difference you can make through small, doable acts of kindness in your family, community, workplace, school, and church. You'll read inspiring stories of unsung heroes, as well as celebrities like
- Kate Winslet
- Adam Levine
- Jake Gyllenhaal
- Paul Walker
- Denzel Washington
- Amy Adams
- and many more
The kindness revolution starts with you! Begin reading Your Next 24 Hours today and make this day one of a more fulfilling life.
This was a very inspiring book about the importance of being kind and doing good for others. Not only does it help them, but it actually helps you, too, as it releases oxytocin in your brain, which boosts the immune system and makes you feel happier. One chapter focuses on being kind to yourself and not listening to the lies and hurtful comments other people make toward you or you may repeat to yourself. Instead, encourage yourself, don't look back, forgive yourself and others, etc. There are more helpful suggestions in the chapter. Chapters focus on how kindness toward others can be sacrificial or inexpensive, can mean giving of your time or money, spending time with someone, listening, sharing what you learned when you went through a hard time and much more. There are so many wonderful suggestions in this book. Donaldson also points out sometimes we need to go even further to help if someone is going through a crisis and that it's a time when people especially need kindness. I loved the true stories from everyday people and celebrities doing big things and little to make a difference. Some of them brought tears to my eyes. What a difference it would make in our world if more people followed this book's suggestions! I highly recommend this book!
I received this book free from Baker Books.
Hal DonaldsonHal Donaldson cofounded and serves as president of Convoy of Hope, Inc. Since 1994, Convoy of Hope has distributed nearly $1 billion worth of food and vital emergency supplies to more than 70 million people.
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Kirk NoonanKirk Noonan is a former magazine journalist who now serves as Vice President of Creative Communications for Convoy of Hope.
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