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Center: Smokey & Mimi
Bottom: Mimi

I'm linking up with Wordless Wednesday

Review: Spoken For

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-60142-597-3
Release: 4/15/14
Christian Living/Relationships/Single Living
Purchase: Waterbrook Multnomah

Author Spotlight:

Robin Jones Gunn, best-selling author of the much-loved Christy Miller Series and co-author of Praying for Your Future Husband, has had more than 4.5 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her frequent speaking engagements have taken her around the globe. Robin and her husband live in Hawaii and have a grown son and daughter. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/author-spotlight.php?authorid=74963

My Thoughts:

         The prevailing message in this book is the all-encompassing Love of Christ. There are no special requirements or duties necessary. He loves us just as we are, for who we are.
         Each chapter ends with a section of "What do you think" questions. There are "What God says about you" verses, and a sprinkling of biblical quotes throughout the book. The authors challenged me to dig deeper into scripture. Scripture memorization is emphasized, for good reason.
          I was previously introduced to one of the authors, Robin Jones Gunn, through her `Sisterchick` series. The contributing author, Alyssa Joy Bethke, is new to me. I felt they worked well together. The authors revealed personal insights which challenges the reader to dig deeper into their own relationship with God.
        This book is endorsed by authors familiar to myself: Melody Carlson and Melanie Shankle.  I chose this book as a refreshing reminder of who I am in Christ.
        Although this book targets the younger female audience, I feel women of any age could benefit from the gems found within. I give this book 5* out of 5*.

Read: Chapter One

Robin's website

Alyssa's website

`Blogging for Books` provided this book to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

Monday Mingle (July 21)

** If you had a $100 to splurge on anything, what would you pick? **
If I had an extra $100 I would splurge on bath products during the 
Semi-Annual sale, and fill my house with good books. 
The above is just a sampling of what I like.
I am joining Monday Mingle at Life of Meg.
So, what would you splurge on?

Friday Finds (July 18)


FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by Should Be Reading.

(1) Wherever the River Runs  Kelly Minter

(2) A Broken Kind of Beautiful Katie Ganshert

(3) Dynamic Women of the Bible  Ruth A Tucker

(4) Child of Mine  David & Beverly Lewis

(5) The Revealing  Suzanne Woods Fisher

(6) Undetected Dee Henderson

(7) Atlas Girl  Emily T. Wierenga

(8) Finding Spiritual Whitespace Bonnie Gray

(9) Grace For the Good Girl  Emily P Freeman

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Friday Finds post, or share your ‘finds’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

I'm linking up with Should Be Reading, Cozy Reading Spot, The SITS Sharefest

Make A Carrot Clarinet

I found this amazing video at Renewed Daily. My husband is a musician.
Perhaps he'll try his hand at making his own `Carrot clarinet`
Please let me know if you give this a try and have a great weekend!