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Review: The Way of Grace

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`The Way of Grace` is the third novel in the Miller's Creek series written by author Cathy Bryant. The female protagonist, Grace, is an attorney who wants nothing more than to see the bad guys behind bars. Elena is an attorney with money in abundance.

        Grace wanted to stay on Elena's good side since Elena was her mentor. Under the tutelage of Elena Grace hoped to be the next great attorney. However, was Grace caught in something bigger than herself? Something potentially dangerous? If you let someone get away with wrong behavior is that showing mercy? Elena had something to hide, but what? Why did she want to discredit Grace? Would Grace ever be able to work as an attorney again?

        After two years of waiting, Matt was still in love with Grace, but Grace wasn't sure she loved him back.

        The enemy likes to cause discord and strife among God's people, he is the enemy of our soul. But, Christ is the ultimate advocate for those who belong to Him…

“THE EDGE OF DAWN TOUR” FEB. 25

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Assad’s Pink Floyd Cover Featured On NBC’s Timeless Fall Season Opener

Critically lauded singers, songwriters and authors Audrey Assad and Andrew Petersonlaunch “The Edge of Dawn Tour” Feb. 25 in Richardson, TX. The multi-state, multi-denominational church tour will run through late March and will feature new music and fan favorites from each of these artist’s celebrated song repertoire.
“I can't wait to play music with a songwriter for whom I have so much respect,” says Assad. “Resurrection is a story I need to learn afresh, and I think telling it through music with Andrew will be a beautiful way to enter in this year.”
“I’ve been a fan of Audrey’s music for a long time, so getting to share a band and a stage with her will be a huge honor,” says Peterson. “The fact that we’re doing this tour with a Resurrection theme makes it even better."
Assad, whose cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” was featured on the fall season opener of NBC’s hit show Timeless at 41:45 into the e…

Review: The Seven Stories that Shape Your Life

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`The Seven Stories That Shape Your Life` is a general book written by author Gerard Kelly to help the reader discover their God-given purpose. This book is from an opinionated point of view.

        I found this book to be more for the intellectual reader. I could not follow the thought and considered it to be rather dry. Gerard Kelly did refer to people from the Bible but for the reader who is not scholarly in reading the Bible, this book would be hard to grasp.

        This book would be great for preachers, church leaders and readers who have discernment in reading the Bible. It is not for the everyday layperson.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."

Review: Covering Love

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`Covering Love` is a historical romance novel written by author Caryl McAdoo. Even though this is book eight in the series I found it could be read as a standalone. Caryl McAdoo loves writing stories for all ages that glorify God. She's quick to share Biblical principle's through her characters.

        The calligraphy lettering at the beginning of each chapter is a bit hard to read. I wish the author would have used the same print type throughout the novel, instead of the calligraphy.

        A tragedy brings Crockett and his sister Charlotte back together. Pawpaw's wishes are for his granddaughter, Becca, to be found. So Levi and Crockett set out to find her. MayMee, PawPaw's wife, was a writer and her granddaughter Evie was her editor. Evie read every book MayMee had written. I liked reading the author's work, as well as the suggestions from Evie. As a book reviewer, it helped me understand the place of writer and editor.

        This novel is a Texas R…

Review: NKJV Notetaking Bible

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I received this notetaking NKJV Bible from Lifeway and loved it from the start. It has a bonded-leather,  two-tone Bible cover. The structure is single column pages with notetaking lines on every page. The words of Jesus are in red. At the back of the Bible, there is a daily reading plan, a concordance, and colorful, in-depth maps. The Bible fits easily in the hands and because it is bonded-leather it is durable.

        I read the book of Ruth and found the pages thick enough to turn without tearing, but not too thick. I like the print because it is large enough to read, without being over-bearing. There is also a sturdy ribbon to help save your place and the Plan of Salvation is written at the beginning of the Bible.

        I highly recommend this Bible to Seekers and Believers.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."

Review: Home On The Range

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`Home on the Range` is a Christian woman's fiction book written by author Ruth Logan Herne. Ruth Herne is the best-selling, multi-published author of over thirty novels and novellas. Home on the Range is book two of the Double S Ranch series.

        The main characters are Nick Stafford and Dr. Elsa Andreas. Nick is a single dad to two daughters, Cheyenne and Dakota. Elsa is their counselor. Their mother left them a year earlier. Cheyenne was doing poorly in school and was given the option of repeating third grade or have school during the summer to bring her grades up so she can go to fourth grade.

        My favorite character was Dr. Elsa Andreas. She knew how to interact with children who were obstinate through no fault of their own. Cheyenne couldn't understand why her mom left so she was terribly hurt and could be a bit obstinate. She missed her mom. Dakota was too young to remember her mom. When their mom came back into their life Cheyenne wanted her to stay, …

Review: Exalting Jesus

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`Exalting Jesus in I & II Samuel` is an Old Testament study written by authors Heath Thomas and J.D. Greear. It is also an Old Testament commentary.

        I & II Samuel reveal God's plan for King Jesus. They are also mirrors of our modern world, with sin running rampant and people turning their backs on God only to reap the results.

        The major characters are Yahweh, Hannah, Samuel, Saul, and David. Samuel Samuel is a prophet, priest, and judge of God's people. Saul is the first king of Isreal. David is the second king of Israel, a king after God's own heart.

        The topic of the book is that of exalting Jesus. The author approached this subject descriptively. Beginning and ending with Jesus - Yahweh.The introduction is longer than most, but very important background to the book. In I & II Samuel God promises salvation through a royal line of David, Israel's anointed king. (see page 20)

        I have read the books of Samuel a few time…

Review: Taking My God For A Walk

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`Taking My God For A Walk` is a memoir about a walk Tony Collins took from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. This book is written by author Tony Collins.

        I found this book hard to get interested in because there were so many new-to-me words. By the title of the book, I thought it would be a book on the how-to of prayer-walking. It is actually a month long story of a 490-mile pilgrimage in all types of weather, meeting all types of people, including one man without shoes who rubbed vaseline on his sore, bare feet.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."
About the author:
Tony Collins has spent more than forty years publishing books and magazines, and has started several imprints, including Monarch Books. He is a reader in the Church of England.


Review: Eden The Animals' Parable

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`Eden The Animals' Parable` is an allegory of the Gospels written by author Keith Korman. Keith Korman is a literary agent and novelist. Illustrator Lisa Paris lives in a log cabin surrounded by all manner of critters. This is her first book to illustrate, of which she did a fabulous job. The approach to the subject is descriptive.

        My favorite quote in this book is `There is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish a single candle flame.`(Saint Francis of Assisi).

        There are some wonderful illustrations throughout the book. My favorite illustration is the sly fox. The cover of the book has beautiful, colorful illustrations of the animals mentioned in the book.

        The plot tells the story from a dog's point of view. Beginning with Old Glory, then Noah and Sheba, and moving on through the generations. However, it took me about halfway through the book before I could understand the parable.

        I would not say the book kept me riveted, but i…

Review: Kit Kat and Lucy

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`Kit Kat and Lucy` is a memoir written by author Lonnie Hull DuPont. Lonnie DuPont is an award-winning poet, book editor, and writer. She lives in rural Michigan with her husband and their cats.

        This book on animals is the best one I have read, so far. It reminds me so much of our cats, one that is now deceased. How Kit Kat would sleep with the owners and how picky she was about her food. Lonnie's husband was allergic to cats but was swooned by a feral cat they named Kit Kat. He decided he would rather stay on his medicine than give up Kit Kat.

        We also took in a feral kitten. At first, she would only come to our son. So she stayed outside until she trusted our son enough to pick her up and bring her into our house. Unfortunately, she would sleep in the litter box and mess on the carpet. We had to train her to use the litter box. Now we have two new kittens which our cat, Mimi, gets along with great.

        My favorite quote from the book is "A meow m…

Keith Korman's 'Eden' Kindle Fire Giveaway and Blog Tour

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Return to the story of Jesus and read it from a new perspective in Keith Korman's Eden: The Animals' Parable. In this beautifully inspired retelling of the Gospels, we see Jesus and his disciples in the Holy Land through the eyes of the animals especially his intrepid and loyal dog, Eden. Simple, clear, and spiritually profound, Eden is for readers of all ages, this artful retelling is captivating, moving, and alive with the joy you felt the first time you opened the Bible.

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Review: This Road We Traveled

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`This Road We Traveled` is a well researched historical fiction novel, written by author Jane Kirkpatrick. Jane Kirkpatrick is known for her lively presentations and well-researched stories that encourage and inspire readers. You can read more about her at www.jkbooks.com

        This is a wonderful novel that includes a list of the characters and a map of the Oregon and California trails at the beginning of the novel, and an in-depth interview at the back. There are also discussion questions which make this novel a great selection for book clubs.

        The characters are very realistic and the plot convincing. The reader joins Tabby and her family as they move out West. This is the second book I have read by this author and this is my favorite one, so far.

        I recommend this novel to fans of historical fiction.


Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."
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