Monday, January 21, 2013

Micah by Micah's Mom ~Dani Ramsey~

This is a book written by a mother about her son who ended up with cancer. The family are strong Christians and the way Micah lived his life, including during his battle with cancer, revealed this to the core. Micah stated that he wasn't afraid but that his parents were freaking out. As a mother and grandmother I can sympathize with this. God gave Micah the strength to endure. Micah was such a witness for God. I had a hard time reading this book but at the same time had a hard time putting it down. It is the saddest book I have ever read. Dani Ramsey wrote it from her heart and with much pain. Every time I put the book down for the evening, I felt the pain. I wept. I felt that in my weeping I helped carry the burden of the pain the author bore. Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Though there were misspellings in the book it did not take away from the message. To God be the glory, both now and forever. This book was written in such a way...that I was put in a state of grieving myself. I know the Lord has and is comforting the family and that they will all be re-united with Micah one day. I received this book for free from the publisher through the book review program. I was not required to write a favorable review.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lord, I Give You This Day, a Devotional by Kay Arthur

This is the type of book I love to hold in my hands. It is of smaller size, a hardcover, pleasing colors to the eye, plus has a ribbon book mark to hold your place. I at times find myself lacking time to be in the Word of God...devotionals such as this one helps me get through such times. Giving me bits and pieces of the Word to hold me off until I can get my Bible out. Kay Arthur is known as one of America's best-known Bible teachers. Along with her husband, Jack, she is the co-CEO and cofounder of Precept Ministries International. She has authored more than 120 books and inductive studies. This devotional has been adapted from one of her best-selling Lord series titled As Silver Refined. I received this book for free from the publisher through the Waterbrook Multnomah book review program in exchange for a book review. I was not required to write a favorable review.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Dreams and Visions by Tom Doyle

This is an excellent book written about how God has given dreams and visions to different muslim people to not only bring them to the point of salvation, but also to use these dreams to connect them with others who have had the same or similar dreams. I thought...what a perfect plan God has! Only Muslims are allowed in certain parts of the country...others may be, and have been killed for entering in to these places. Only God could speak to Muslims using dreams and visions...and then use them for His purposes! I can't even begin to tell you's a book you “must read.” I already have a friend who is waiting for me to hand this book over for her to read. Makes me think...if missionaries are unable to enter into certain parts of the worries...for God has a plan. What doors God has opened can no man shut! I received this book for free through the Book Sneeze book review program in exchange for a book review. I was not required to write a favorable review.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Rules of Engagement by Derek Prince

This is a book written by an author, Derek Prince, who has since passed on. (1913-2003). He is the founder of Derek Prince Ministries International and has written more then sixty books. The author's intentions for his writings was for them to continue on...teaching others, even though he has left this earth. As a legacy, if you will. I, for one, have been taught by this man's legacy. This is not a book you can just quickly read through and be done with. This book has meaty material that must be slowed chewed and digested. I found myself only able to read a few paragraphs before closing the book. I was left to ponder and meditate upon what it was I had just read. At every turn I found myself being directed back to the Word. Once again...convicted that I need to spend more time with my nose the Word of God...then in any other reading material. The author teaches about so many subjects. I have my favorite subjects upon which he has touched on to my delight and which I read with great zest. (one of them on the gifts of the Holy Spirit) I am inspired having just finished reading this at the end of a year and beginning of yet another. This is always such a good time to ponder and reflect on the past year and the changes you'd like yourself and God to make in you. I recommend this book. Actually...I have loved reading any and all the books I have received through “Chosen ”. So much so that I look for them now. I recommend this publishing company which is a division of Baker Publishing Group. I received this book for free from Chosen in exchange for a book review. I was not required to write a favorable review. Freely I have been given and so freely I give.