Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Powerful! Gifts From Heaven - True Stories of Miraculous Answers to Prayer - Compiled by James Stuart Bell

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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!

My review:

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.

 The Author

  1. James Stuart Bell
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    James Stuart Bell

    James 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;...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Inspiring! Your Next 24 Hours - by Hal Donaldson

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About the book:

One day.
One decision.
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
- Zendaya
- 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.

My review:

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.

 The Authors

  1. Hal Donaldson

    Hal Donaldson

    Hal 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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  2. Kirk Noonan

    Kirk Noonan

    Kirk Noonan is a former magazine journalist who now serves as Vice President of Creative Communications for Convoy of Hope.
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

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