Thursday, August 26, 2010

No More Christian Nice Girl by Paul Coughlin & Jennifer D Degler, PhD

Bethany House
a division of Baker Publishing Group

No More Christian Nice Girl
When just eing nice,
instead of good, hurts you,
your family and your friends

Paul Coughlin & Jennifer D, Degler, PhD

Have you ever felt like you do things for people, not because you want to, or have the time, but because you feel it is expected of you?  Then this is the book for you.   It is broken down into 10 chapters, which have questions which you answer True or False, and also has things you can do to help change your attitude. 

I know it is one I needed to read and I need to keep it and reread it, whenever I begin to feel that it is 'my duty' to take care of others first, and put myself last. 

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House to read and review.  I received no other compensation for my review, and all opinions expressed here are my own.  I am not required to write a positive review.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Love Finds you in Victory Heights Washington

Love finds you in Victory Heights Washington
Tricia Goyer  & Ocieanna Fleiss
Published by Summerside Press
344 pages
$12.99 U.S.

Rosalie Madison works as a riveter at the Boeing plant in Seattle Washington.  On her way to work, she goes to Victory Square, to honor her fiance', Victor Michaels, who had been killed the year before, over Midway Island.  She is accidentally jostled by a reporter, and it knocks her into another person, which splashed his coke onto her work clothes.  Angry, mostly because she dislikes reporters, because her father was one, she lashes out at Kenny Davenport, bringing them both to the attention of Lana Turner, who is appearing on stage at the moment.  Miss Turner thinks they are sweethearts, having a little spat, and brings them both on stage to Rosalie's embarrassment. 

When she arrives at work, she is hassled by two male co-workers who say they have just managed to break the plant record for shooting rivets on one shift.  After a few minutes, Rosalie says that she and her pardner, Birdie, could outdo the men.  They do, which brings them to the attention of plant management, and another newspaper story, again, with Kenny Davenport as the reporter. and soon their attraction is apparent.

Will their romance blossom, or will the fact that Kenny is a reporter, and Rosie doesn't trust reporters, because her father abandoned her and her mother, chasing stories cause her to not follow her heart?

A very well written book, and it is seamless, you cannot tell a difference in the writing styles of the 2 authors.

I was given a free copy of this book to read and review by Litfuse.  No other compensation was given.
The opinions expressed here are my own.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Captured by Grace by Dr. David Jeremiah

Thomas Nelson Publishing

Have you ever sat in church, and wondered about the songwriters of the songs that are sung many Sundays? Amazing Grace, a song I've heard since childhood, and still love, but I'd never really thought much about the writer of the lyrics, or how those lyrics actually came about. John Newton lived a life that you'd never expect, of someone who would write such a song.

The author explains Grace in terms even a new Christian can understand, and I feel it is a book that should be kept, and reread, whenever you feel down or as if you aren't quite good enough. I also feel that this is a book that should be shared, and discussed, because I feel that everyone will understand parts of it differently.

I recieved a copy of this book from Booksneeze to read and review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Friday, August 20, 2010


Love is a Flame:
Stories of what happens when love is rekindled,
compiled by James Stuart Bell with forward by Gary Chapman
Bethany House Publishers

This book is a compilation of over 40 short stories about marriages that are on the rocks or at least in danger of being there, but through prayer, and work, they are rekindled. Most of the stories are only 4 to 7 pages long, so reading this book can be done in short spurts, without losing your place.  It gives some good strategies on how to keep your marriage fresh, or how to bring back the feelings you probably had when you were first married. 

I really think that before you are too many stories into the book, you'l recognise some aspects of your own marriage, and you can then compare how you handled your crisis, as opposed to how the person writing their story, handled theirs. 

Recommended reading for anyone whose marriage may be struggling.

I was given a free copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers, to read and review.  I received no other compensation for my review.
The opinions expressed here are my own.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Tyndale Publishing

Lilly Gray Corbett is 12 years old, her father was a doctor, but he passed away, and her mom married again and they live on Troublesome Creek.  Copper, her mother, is a midwife for the community and is called at all hours to catch babies, as Lilly calls it.  She now has a little brother, and twin sisters who she has to care for when mom is busy.
Her Aunt Alice, her father's sister, invites Lilly to come to Lexington to visit, and Copper, against her better judgement, allows her to go.  There is a train wreck, people are killed and  Lilly is nowhere to be found.

Jan Watson has written a very compelling book, the storyline is very good, and it was with regret that I came to the last page.   I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story.

I was given a free copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers, to read and review.  I received no other compensation for my review.
The opinions expressed here are my own.