Have you ever wanted to know what your One Big Thing is? That one thing that you’re meant to do in this life? Well, One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Dojust may be the book for you. Phil will Continue reading
Healing Your Church Hurt: What To Do When You Still Love God But Have Been Wounded by His People by Stephen Mansfield is the perfect book for any Christian that has ever experienced “Church Hurt.” If you have ever been so hurt and wounded by the church, or know someone who has, that you felt that you couldn’t possibly go back, this book is for you.
The author experienced such a deep hurt himself, when after having been a pastor of a church for twenty years, he was Continue reading
“The Abundant Life Day Book: 365 Blessings To Begin Your Day” by Nancy Guthrie is a book of short devotionals to begin your day with. The book is written in such a way so that it seems as if the Lord is speaking to you. The devotionals were very thought provoking and encouraging and is a reminder of just how much God loves and cares for us.
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The Encounter is the new novel and parable by Stephen Arterburn. It is the story of Jonathan Rush, a famous ultra successful and very wealthy businessman, who has been sent on an assignment by his Pastor to learn the truth about why his Mother abandoned him as a child in Fairbanks, Alaska when he was only four years old. He knows nothing about his Mother accept her name.
On his search Jonathan meets a mysterious woman named Mercy. Mercy seems Continue reading
The Baker’s Wife is the third novel by Erin Healy. Erin Healy is an award winning editor and is best known for co-writing a few books with Author Ted Dekker. The Baker’s Wife is a serious page turner about a woman named Audrey Bofinger. Audrey use to be a Pastors Wife before that title, and that life was stolen from her when an incredible lie about her husband cost him his pastoral career. To survive Audrey and her husband Geoff open a bakery. Baking bread had always been a favorite pastime of theirs. And they regularly made bread for members of their congregation. So to become professional bakers was not a stretch.
Audrey didn’t think that life could get any worse for her family until the unthinkable happened early one morning. While driving to work with her son Ed, Audrey strikes something in the thick fog that permeates the California town where she lives in the early mornings. She hoped it was nothing serious, but that was too much to ask for.
When Audrey and her son Ed get out of the car to see what happened they found — a severely damaged scooter, an extreme amount of blood, but no body. Soon the Continue reading
Kim Cash Tate has done it again with another great book called “Cherished : A Novel of Unconditional Love.” “Cherished” tells the story of Kelli London, a young woman that dreamed of one day becoming a songwriter. It was her dream to touch the hearts and lives of others through music and honor God with her gift. She also dreamed about being with a man named Brian, her first and only love and high school sweetheart. She was so sure that they would one day marry and have a family. But bad decisions eventually led to tragic and devastating consequences that destroyed her long held dreams of music and love, until God opens her heart to hope and dream again through a series of love letters.
Heather Anderson has lived a life far removed from God. She’s lived Continue reading
Max On Life is a simple, easy read by Max Lucado. In this book Max answers 150 questions asked of him by members of his church and from fans of his many books. From questions about life, death, faith,finances, marriage, children, sex,sexuality, pain, hope and more, Max just Continue reading
The Final Summit by Andy Andrews is an interesting read. It is the story of a man named David Ponder, a character that Andy first introduced us to in the book “The Traveler’s Gift.” Humanity is on a collision course towards destruction and it is up to David Ponder with the help of other “travelers,” the likes of which include Continue reading
Friendships for Grown-Ups: What I Missed and Learned Along the Way by Lisa Whelchel was an excellent read. This was the first time I had ever read anything by Lisa. I had heard that she was a writer. But I did not know much about her ability as a writer or her writing style. The most I knew of Lisa was of her role as Blair on The Facts of Life and that she is a Christian. That’s not saying a lot!
I felt that Friendships for Grown-Ups was refreshing and eye opening. When we look at Celebrities we assume that they have it all together. Lisa reminds us that celebrities are people just like the rest of us. They struggle with fears and insecurities the way that we all do. From these things, like death, no one is exempt.
For Lisa one of the things that she struggled with the most in life Continue reading