War in Heaven: Taking Your Place in the Epic Battle with Evil by Derek Prince

War in Heaven: Taking Your Place in the Epic Battle with EvilWar in Heaven: Taking Your Place in the Epic Battle with Evil by Derek Prince
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This was just an ok read for me. Instead of challenging his research or beliefs, I will just say that I don’t believe everything I read and some things I understand or believe through my own faith. I cannot honestly recommend this particular book to my readers but feel free to make your own decisions. I received an ARC through Chosen publishing in exchange my an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.

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Romancing Your Better Half: Keeping Intimacy Alive in Your Marriage by Rick Johnson

Romancing Your Better Half: Keeping Intimacy Alive in Your MarriageRomancing Your Better Half: Keeping Intimacy Alive in Your Marriage by Rick Johnson
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I did not finish reading this book because the more I read the more irritated I became. I’ve read several books about marriage and how it stays alive, but mostly I look to my parents and grandparents who keep their marriages alive and are very happy without the rubbish I was reading in this book. I received an ARC through Revell publishing in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion. This is my opinion and may not reflect your own, and that’s ok!

7 Secrets to Power Praying: How to Access God’s Wisdom and Miracles Every Day by Jane Glenchur

7 Secrets to Power Praying: How to Access God's Wisdom and Miracles Every Day7 Secrets to Power Praying: How to Access God’s Wisdom and Miracles Every Day by Jane Glenchur

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

We found this book to be enlightening and uplifting with practical real life examples to back up everything the author was telling the reader. Prayer does make a difference and even saves lives. We bring everything to God in prayer and believe firmly He will never place more than we can handle on our plates. No matter how difficult things seem there is always brightness in the future. This book reinforces our beliefs and makes a wonderful gift for those who might need the same. An ARC was provided by Chosen Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Review by Amanda & Family.

Setting Your Marriage Free: Discover and Enjoy Your Freedom in Christ Together by Neil T. Anderson

Setting Your Marriage Free: Discover and Enjoy Your Freedom in Christ TogetherSetting Your Marriage Free: Discover and Enjoy Your Freedom in Christ Together by Neil T. Anderson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a very well written book aimed at married couples regardless of the stage of the marriage they are in. Every marriage needs help, some more than others. This book provides the steps needed to work through every issue and stage with God. While I am not married, I did find the book informative and something I would want to use should I ever decide to share my life with another. It is well presented and full of valuable information. I received an evaluation copy through Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion.

The Legacy Book 1: The Rise to Power by David Francis

The Legacy Book 1: The Rise to PowerThe Legacy Book 1: The Rise to Power by David Francis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Review by Cody: I found this book to be an interesting and unique read, unlike most other books I have read. The writing is clean and smooth with few errors. The idea for the storyline is definitely unique and handled well. Having read this one I am certainly curious about the next book. A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Sons of God’s Generals: Unlocking the Power of Godly Inheritance by Joshua Frost

Sons of God's Generals: Unlocking the Power of Godly InheritanceSons of God’s Generals: Unlocking the Power of Godly Inheritance by Joshua Frost
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Read and reviewed by Sandra for BookReviewsAndGiveaways.org “This is a good read for anyone curious about the children brought up in religious households. The stories are interesting and entertaining while being inspirational and positive. I enjoyed reading this although it was easy to set down and I found my mind wandering at times. A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.”

Falling in Place by Hattie Kaufman

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Author and four time Emmy Award-winning national senior news correspondent (Sunday Morning, 60 Minutes, CBS Evening News) Hattie Kauffman, has recently released the paperback version of her best-selling book, Falling into Place: A Memoir of Overcoming.

About Falling into Place:

From her humble beginnings to the bright lights of network television, Kauffman weaves a story both heartbreaking and redemptive in her new memoir, Falling into Place: A Memoir of Overcoming. Nationally recognized for her high-profile interviews and coverage of disasters and triumphs that affected millions, Kauffman candidly shares the experiences that made her into a perceptive and award-winning newswoman.

In this beautifully written memoir, you’ll get an inside look into the events that shaped this remarkable woman who thought she’d left the ghosts of childhood behind. But when her world came crashing down one autumn day, she was forced to face all she had been running from. What she learned about herself surprised her.

Says anchor of Inside Edition and New York Times bestselling author Deborah Norville, “Hattie Kauffman is determined, focused, and a gifted reporter and storyteller. Now I know where she gets it from. Hattie’s story of how she ‘made it’ is the quintessential American success story, only Hattie’s childhood was so impoverished she couldn’t afford the bootstraps to pull herself up with.”

About Hattie Kauffman:

Hattie Kauffman’s gripping memoir, Falling into Place, is being compared to the best seller The Glass Castle. Hattie unflinchingly examines a childhood that has readers glued to the book from first page to last. With three decades of network television experience, including decade-long stints in New York and Los Angeles, Hattie is the first Native American to file a report on a network news broadcast. She has reported on many of the major stories of the last quarter century and interviewed thousands of people. Now, she turns her reporter’s eye on her own life and the result is astonishing

After nearly 22 years with CBS News, Hattie left the network in 2012. While at the network, she reported for CBS This Morning, The Early Show, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (and before that, with Dan Rather), 48 Hours, CBS Special Events, CBS Radio and more. Prior to joining CBS in 1990, Hattie was a special correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America.

Kauffman is a member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho and is also a speaker and writer.

My review: The writing style was easy to read and well edited. The flow is much like most memoirs; smoothly flowing back and forth in time before wrapping up with more current events. For many readers this will fill their hearts with hope when there seems to be none, but for others it will come across more like a religious testimonial. For those who might need it the most I doubt they would choose to pick up this book instead of the loaf of bread and peanut butter. I received an evaluation copy through the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion, which may not mirror your own. No compensation has been (or will be) accepted beyond the single evaluation copy of her book.

Parenting with Scripture by Kara Durbin

 

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My rating: Five out of five stars

A resource well worth having! There’s a wealth of information within these pages to help guide parents, each with scripture references, questions, thoughts, activities and more. It’s so easy to look for help based on a feeling or situation such as responsibility, patience, anger, hope, and so on. It’s designed beautifully for easy use and something that will be relevant for many years. I’d keep this close at hand for when those moments arise where you can help teach your child valuable lessons. As a homeschooling parent I could see so many ways this could be used as part of our curriculum.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest unbiased review.

 

The Dalai Lama’s Cat by David Michie

The Dalai Lama's CatThe Dalai Lama’s Cat by David Michie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The book starts out really cute as the kitten starts to tell her life story, but then it goes beyond any suspension of belief even for fantasy. Beyond that it becomes more of an explanation of Buddhism and less of a cat story. As a novel it falls short of being anything great but it’s not a terrible read. In fact it’s written well as far as form and grammar. Overall it’s an easy lighthearted read, just not what I’d reach for.

I was provided the ebook in exchange for an honest review by the publisher.

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