Review: She Walks in Power

`She Walks in Power` is a science fiction/fantasy novel written by author MaryLu Tyndall. I chose to read this novel because of the intriguing cover. I felt the cover added depth to the story. The setting is in England, the Middle Ages. This is book one in the ` Protectors of the Spear` series.

        God had ordained Alexia D`Clere as Protector of the spear. At the young age of eight, Alexia was given possession of the spear that pierced Jesus side. She was to guard it with her life.

        I like these quotes from page 120, "In truth, I haven't found so much as a word or phrase about such things as penance and indulgences and the worship of saints. Nor that the Pope is divine and speaks for God." "God's Word tells of salvation through faith alone, faith in the Son of God and His sacrifice on the cross. It says naught about works, save those which we perform to please Him and help our fellow man, those which prove a changed heart within."


Review: David Baloche

Artist David Baloche’s album, Labyrinth, has a calming, soothing effect. After a long day, it's perfect to help settle the soul, body, and mind. Much of his lyrics come from the Holy Bible. King David used scripture and song to help him overcome fear, depression, and anxiety. 

Labyrinth is the first volume of a series that offers unique musical meditations using various translations from the Holy Bible. You may listen to them on Spotify or YouTube . The full album includes songs such as He Hears My Voice, Nothing Can Separate, and Those Who Hope

The complete tracklist for the album, including scriptural references, is:

1.He Hears My Voice (Psalm 55:16-17 NLT) 2.Nothing Can Separate (Romans 8:38 NLT) 3.Come To Me (Matthew 11:28 NIV, ISV, ESV, GWT, BLB & Proverbs 3:24 NIV) 4.Green Pastures (Psalm 23:2-4 NIV) 5.Those Who Hope (Isaiah 40:31 NIV) 6.Lead Me To The Rock (Psalm 61:1-2 NIV, 2, 4 NLT) 7.Groanings Too Deep For Words (Romans 8:26 ESV) 8.As A Father Carries His Son (Deute…

Q & A with author Linore Burkard

It is my pleasure to have author Linore Burkard visit my blog today. Linore is the author of the Pulse Effex series.                        Please give her a warm welcome as you read her interview. Thanks!

Q & A with Linore Burkard:

(1) Besides being an author, what other goals do you have? I am goal-oriented. I write out yearly and monthly goals, so I have quite a few! They range from gardening and home improvement, health, and diet, to Bible study and character growth.  I try to cover all the major areas of life. Each year my focus may laser in on something different than the year before, but I keep lists to stay on track. I pray hard about goals and then move towards them, counting on God for his help and direction.   
(2) What's your least favorite household chore? Washing windows. I'm just not good at it—I always leave streaks. After that would be bathroom cleanup. (I would think I'd died and gone to heaven if my kids ever did a great job at that, without ne…

Review: Defiance

Seven months ago an EMP knocked out the electric grid causing all technology to quit working. It was in the middle of winter leaving people to fight for their life. All of America was affected, along with parts of Canada. Cars would not work, computers and cell phones were down, and the food was running out.
        `Defiance` is a science fiction/mystery novel written by author L.R. Burkard. It is the third novel in the Pulse Effex series. There is a who's who at the beginning so if the reader hasn't read novels one and two they will be acquainted with the characters. Which I like because some series novels leave you hanging as the reader tries to figure out who is who.
        From the start of the novel, there was gripping suspense, good character development, and I was mesmerized by the writing. The overall question seems to be, `How can one still believe in God after seeing the devastation of so many people?` With faith, hope, and charity!
About the author:
Linore …

Review: BIG Picture Interactive Bible

`The BIG Picture Interactive Bible` is a hardback Christian Standard Bible for kids. I love the layout and structure of this Bible. There are sections throughout the Bible that give the definitions of big words, those that help with Seeing the Big picture, a section connecting the child to Christ in the Old and New Testaments and questions that help the child ponder the big idea.

        Throughout the Bible, there are big real-life pictures that draw in the child's interest in the scriptures. I especially liked the packaging it came in through the mail. Lifeway took great care in protecting the Bible from damage.

       I chose the book of `Jonah` to read and get a feel for this Bible. I think most children are familiar with Jonah, the Prophet who didn't want to go to Nineveh and was swallowed by a big fish instead. The introduction of each book in the Bible lists Who the book is about, when was the time frame, Why?, and The Big Picture (summary of the story). The wo…

Review: Too Deep for Words

Too Deep for Words A Civil War Novel Andrea Boeshaar
                                                                                                                                   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 th…

Q & A with author Jennifer Slattery

It is my pleasure to have author Jennifer Slattery visit my blog today. Jennifer is the author of `Restoring Love`. If you are one of my regular blog readers you may remember my `Restoring Love` book review. But, just in case, here is a link to that review. Just click here if you would like to refresh your memory.

Editor and Novelist and speaker Jennifer Slattery has a passion for helping women discover, embrace, and live out who they are in Christ. As the founder of Wholly Loved Ministries, ( she and her team put on events at partnering churches designed to help women rest in their true worth and live with maximum impact. She writes Christian living articles for and is the managing and acquisitions editor of Guiding Light Women’s Fiction, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not writing, reading, or editing, Jennifer loves going on mall dates with her adult daughter and coffee dates with her hilariously fun husband.