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I review books on a regular basis. These books are usually provided by the publisher or author. I am not paid for my reviews in any way.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God*

Sheila Walsh is an incredible woman of God. When I first became a Christian she was one of my favorite artists. Then I saw her at a Women of Faith Conference. I loved her then. She really knows how to speak to a woman's heart. When I was offered a chance to review her book "Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God", from Thomas Nelson Publishing, I jumped at the chance.
Sheila has an incredible way with her words, she makes you feel like you are right in the journey yourself, like it is your story. You can feel the pain and the happiness that is expressed so well in the book. Sheila's relationship with God is so amazing and her faith is unwavering.
Sheila is encouraging to the reader as she lets you know that anyone can have a close relationship to God, you just have to trust Him. I love that she doesn't hide the struggles she has experienced, but puts the focus back on the lover of her soul.
I also love how she takes several characters from the Bible and their stories and shows us how similar the trials and tribulations are with our own lives.
One of my favorite quotes from the book is: "We tend to think that if God is with us, things will fall into place in ways that make us feel comfortable and safe. That is what trust in God procures, right? Not at all. The logic is not; trust God and he will always keep you safe. Bad things-frightening things!-happen every day to those who love and trust the Lord. The truth is: what makes us safe is absolute truth that God is with us no matter what our circumstances."
I really enjoyed this book and the honesty and openness that Sheila shares with her readers. I am a fan of Sheila's and I look forward to reading more of her books.
Happy Reading**
Deborah

Why Is God Ignoring Me? a book review

When I first requested a copy of Gary R. Habermas' book "Why Is God Ignoring Me", it was at a time when I too was going through some tough times in my life. In this book, Gary shares insights of his own struggles with the feeling of silence from God. He shares some of the reasons why we may be experiencing the silence, and also ways that encourage someone to stay strong and not give up. Of course we know that God is always there,but sometimes the answers we are waiting for don't come as quickly as we would like them to. But He always responds in the way that is best for us, according to His will for our life.
Gary has a direct way of pointing to reasons why God will choose to use His silence as an answer. Scripture shows us that no answer to us, is actually an answer according to God. He spares us from the things that will lead us into danger or sometimes even death.
I felt this book was easy to follow and comprehend. It will be helpful for others to read and apply to their lives, also reading it helps to know that what we are going through others have gone through and survived. I would definitely recommend it to others.
This book is available to purchase on Amazon.com, CBD.com, or anywhere Christian books are sold.
Happy Reading**
Deborah

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A little Info About the Author of our Book of the Month*

About Me

Christa Parrish graduated high school at 16, with every intention of becoming a surgeon. After college, however, her love of all things creative led her in another direction, and she worked in both theatre and journalism.
An Associated Press award-winning reporter, Christa gave up her career after the birth of her son, Jacob. She continued to write from home, doing pro bono work for the New York Family Policy Council, where her articles appeared in Focus on the Family's Citizen magazine. She was also a finalist in World magazine's WORLDview short story contest, sponsored by WestBow press.
If you want to order a copy of this book and join our discussion of it at the April meeting, you can click on the sidebar photo of the book and go directly to Christa's website, or purchase it from Amazon.com. I am already enjoying the book. I hope you will come and join us!
Happy Reading**
Deborah

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Our Interview for Christian Fiction Online Magazine!

Hello Ladies-
I am so excited to share the good news with you about our interview with Nora St. Laurent. She wanted to interview our Chick Lit book club and publish it in the Christian Fiction Online Magazine. To read the whole interview, here is the link:
http://christianfictiononlinemagazine.com/biz_bookclub.html
I feel so blessed to be apart of such a great group of ladies, you help encourage me and hold me accountable in my walk with Christ. You can't put a price on that. I hope you know how much Lucie and I appreciate each and every one of you ladies.
Enjoy the interview.
Happy Reading**
Deborah

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