Showing posts from September, 2017

Headlines: Veritas

Veritas is a contemporary classical group that has an unforgettable signature powerful harmony.  They have performed on stage at Carnegie Hall and joined Sandi Patty on her Forever Grateful tour.
With their sophomore record, Hope Survives, the men of Veritas--Jeff Anderson, James Berrian, Andrew Goodwin, Jordan Johnson and Lucas Scott Lawrence--are wielding their powerful, dramatic musical arsenal to communicate the hope expressed by their fans, as well as the hope which guides each of their lives.

The album `Hope Survives` is available now in the Official Veritas Store and at iTunesAmazon MusicGoogle Playand everywhere great Christian music is sold.

I received the above information from Hoganson Media Relations and YouTube.

Review: God Made The World

`God made the World` is a cloth book made especially for babies and toddlers, illustrated by Emma Haines. The cover is crinkly and the back page has a safety mirror for the child to see that God made them, too. The stuffing is 100% polyester, machine washable, and not made for teething.

          The text is about 12 - 14 font and has about 4 words per page. This organization is sufficient for this age group. The author used imagery, along with the words, to tell a story. Examples are: God made the oceans (fish), God made the meadows (rabbits in a meadow), God made my friends (cat & dog).  The primary medium is drawings.

        The book comes enclosed with plastic to keep it nice and clean. It would make a perfect gift for any little one in your life. I am very impressed with the colorful illustrations.

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

Guest Post: April W Gardner

Please welcome author April W Gardner as she brings a guest post to New Horizon Reviews.

APRIL W GARDNER writes history with a Christian perspective and a little imagination. 
She is a copyeditor, military wife, and homeschooling mother of two who lives in Texas. She writes Christian historical romance with a focus on our Southeastern Native tribes. In no particular order, April dreams of owning a horse, learning a third language, and visiting all the national parks.
April, welcome and it's so good to have you visit today. Thanks!

At some point in the creation of every novel, I ask my characters, “When the Enemy strikes or faith is shaken, when doctrines confuse or godly men differ, when the world is crumbling and life is threatened, what will you do? To whom will you run?”
If they were to turn the question on me, I pray I’d answer, “I look to Jesus. Only He will do.” 
My Creek Country Saga delves deep into Native American culture and spiritualism. Some of the concepts are f…

Review: Steal Away Home

`Steal Away Home` is a Christian Living book about Charles Spurgeon and Thomas Johnson by authors Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey. Thomas Johnson was a former slave that had been trained at Spurgeon's college in England and commissioned by Spurgeon as a missionary to Africa. The authors are quick to note that this book is not a biography or a history book, but a story based on real life events that occurred in history. Many of the word-for-word quotations are from Spurgeon's or Johnson's own writing.

        Young Charles Spurgeon enjoyed visiting his grandfather staying for long visits to read the books his grandfather owned. He also enjoyed the outdoors where he saw beauty in everything the Creator made. Charles' grandfather played a big role in Charles becoming a famous preacher. His knees had callou7ses from kneeling in prayer, damaged eyesight from years of reading scripture, and his heart groaned for the Spirit of God to save souls.

        I learned that Spu…

Headlines: Planetshakers

Capturing the live praise and worship heard at Planetshakers’ conference held this past April in its home-city of Melbourne, Australia and at gatherings attended by tens of thousands in Manila (Capital of the Philippines) and Kuala Lumpur (Capital of Malaysia), Planetshakers Band releases its Legacy 12-song CD / 10-track DVD Sept. 15 from Integrity Music.

In addition to the audio tracks and corresponding videos from Planetshakers’ acclaimed Legacy Part 1: Alive Again and Legacy Part 2: Passion EPs, Legacy includes four additional tracks recorded live in Melbourne with 20,000 worshipers: “Through It All,” “Be My Vision,” “Here’s My Life” and “A Love I Know.” The project features worship leaders Sam Evans, Joth Hunt (who also produced and mixed the album), Rudy and Chelsi Nikkerud and vocalists BJ Pridham and Aimee Evans among others.

Legacy honors the ways God has used the ministry and music of Planetshakers over the past two decades to raise up a generation of Christ followers with a…

Review: A Life to Live

`A Life to Live` is a short contemporary Christian book by author Toni Shiloh. The female protagonist, Mia, lost her mother to breast cancer. Her mother and she had originally made plans to travel the world together. Now it is up to Mia. Her mother left Mia with enough money to travel the world for one year. All her bills were paid, and she was set to go. It was time for her to live her life. Mia noticed that none of the passport attendees smiled, so she made it her mission to be as friendly as possible.

        It was interesting to see that her stay was at a B&B, instead of a hotel. My hubby and I stay at a B&B for our anniversary, every year. Her first B&B was in Nottinghamshire, England. The theme for this B&B was Robin Hood, complete with a Maid Marian room, which was near the Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle. The British language was used sparingly throughout the book but it was easy to understand as the word was defined as you read further.


Review: Unshakeable Trust

Book Blurb:

In her new book, New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer explores a life lived in complete and total dependence on God. Drawing on her own experiences and inspiration from the Word of God, Joyce makes the case that in every area of your life--spiritually, relationally, emotionally, financially--you can trust that God has your very best in store. 

With each new chapter, Joyce unveils a sovereign and trustworthy God who longs to be in a relationship with his people, and inspires you to tear down the walls of self-reliance. This book will both equip and encourage, as you learn how to "trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." 

Regardless of your past pain, your present circumstances, or your future uncertainty, when you learn to trust God each day, you'll experience the joy-filled life Jesus came to give you. Others may have let you down . . . but God never will!

        `Unshakeable Trust` is a Christian living book by a…

Review: God Is For Real

GOD IS FOR REAL addresses the questions: What is God like? Why are things the way they are in spite of who God is?
If Todd’s first book, Heaven Is for Real, was about the then and there of heaven, GOD IS FOR REAL is about the here and now on earth: Why are there are so many hypocritical church people? Why do Christians make such a big deal about the cross? Why doesn’t God seem to answer our biggest prayers? People are tired of pat answers offered up in churchy language explaining away their questions; we want the down-and-dirty truth. What bothers us about life and faith is real and gritty. We need a plain-spoken voice to offer God’s answers to difficult struggles and painful doubts. Todd charges into these subjects with a fireman’s courage, a small-town friend’s vulnerability, and a local pastor’s compassion. He helps articulate the questions people have, then gives them relevant biblical wisdom for taking their next steps in faith. God is ready to meet you! Are you ready to meet Him…

Review: Action Storybook Bible (NIV) Giveaway

DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE COMIC BOOKS? HOW ABOUT SUPER HEROES?Now is your chance to have DC and Marvel illustrator Sergio Cariello make your child's dream come true!


David C Cook is proud to introduce the newest book in the Action Bible collection: The Action Storybook Bible (coming October 2017). Pre-order The Action Storybook Bible from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or to reserve your copy today. Plus click the graphic below to enter to have a chance to win an illustration of your child as a super hero by Action Bible artist Sergio Cariello (who has also illustrated comics for DC and Marvel!).

The giveaway is open until September 11, 2017, 5:00pm MST.  Your entry must be received by then to be eligible. Five winners will be chosen at random from eligible entrants.
{THE ACTION STORYBOOK BIBLE}Families see the Bible in motion and put their faith into action!The Action Storybook Bible invites families with young children to explore God’s redemptive story together.…

Q & A with author Dana Mentink

Please welcome author Dana Mentink to New Horizon Reviews.

Dana's Bio: Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over thirty-five titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, along with a nutty terrier, a chubby box turtle, and a feisty parakeet.

Dana: My upcoming release is the first in four book suspense series, entitled Cowboy Christmas Guardian. 
Michelle: What actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from one of your books? 
Dana: Oh, I'd say a young Paul Newman could pull off the role of Barrett Thorn. Intense blue eyes, tough but fair minde…

Review: Get Out of That Pit

Book Description From her first breath of fresh air beyond the pit, it has never been enough for Beth Moore to be free. This best-selling author and Bible teacher who has opened the riches of Scripture to millions longs for you to be free as well—to know the Love and Presence that are better than life and the power of God’s Word that defies all darkness. Beth’s journey out of the pit has been heart-rending. But from this and the poetic expressions of Psalm 40 has come the reward: a new song for her soul, given by her Saviour and offered to you in Get Out of That Pit—friend to friend. This is Beth’s most stirring message yet of the sheer hope, utter deliverance, and complete and glorious freedom of God.

        `Get Out of That Pit` is a spiritual growth book by Beth Moore. I wanted to read this book because I am very familiar with the author. I think the author was motivated to write this book because she herself has lived in a pit and found freedom in Christ. Now she wants to tell o…

Review: A Pony Express Romance

`A Pony Express Romance` is a historical fiction/western romance novel by author Misty M. Beller. I wanted to read this novel because I love the cover and I love horses. Also, it's a historical fiction novel set in 1860.

        At the opening of the story orphan Josiah English was robbed of what earnings he had saved over the last twelve years. What would he do now? Josiah rode for the Pony Express where he delivered mail and how he met Mara Reid. Were these two made for each other? Only time would tell.

        Book one of the `Wyoming Mountain Tales` has some suspense and romance, perfect for young adult to adult. There is a robbery, Indians, talk of the beginning of the Civil War, and some romance. The reader should read book one before book two.

        This novel kept my interest from beginning to end and it moved along smoothly. I look forward to reading book two of this series, `A Rocky Mountain Romance`. My lasting impression of this author will be her love for h…

Guest Post: author Tricia Goyer

How does humbling yourself change everything? Tricia Goyer is sharing her #walkitout story on my blog today! 

How Humbling Yourself In Your Time of Need Changes Everything by Tricia Goyer
            The other day I was cooking dinner when my six-year-old son rushed into the kitchen.             Beads of sweat slid down his red face. “I’m so hot. You never get me anything to drink.”             I stirred my spaghetti sauce with one hand as I turned to him. “Excuse me?”             His voice rose in a full, high-pitched whine. “You never give me anything to drink!” He waved his hands and dropped to the floor.             I took in a breath and then released in, telling myself to keep my voice steady, calm. “I’d be happy to get you a drink. I just need you to ask.”             He kicked his foot against the floor. “But I want a drink now!”             “I know you do.” I peered down at him. “And as soon as you ask the right way I’m happy to get some ice cold water.” And then my son stood, smiled…

Review: The Sacred Writings

`The Sacred Writings` is the second novel in the Beneath the Blackberry Moon series by author April W. Gardner. To help guide the reader there are two maps, one of the Mississippi Territory and the other one of the Tensaw Settlements. Plus a glossary to help with those words that are in bold print. You may read my review of the first novel by clicking here.

        The war from the first novel, The Red Feather, has ended. The settings scan from 1802-1816.

        Now that the male protagonist, Totka, has white man's holy book he has to find out if the Creator is for real. He prays for a vision or a sign, so far he has only learned ancient stories from his people. He also wonders why plants and animals don't have a spirit. It is hard for him to understand white man's holy book. Perhaps as he reads the book would explain itself. Could it actually transform his life, beliefs, and traditions?

        My favorite part was when Totka was reading the Bible, and he had ma…