Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Close Enough To Hear God Breathe

Close enough to hear God Breathe is written by  Greg Paul a minister in Canada who works with the homeless,alcholics, gays,prostitutes and drug abusers through The Sanctuary.
He tells of his family and others around him and relates that God loves us like we love our families. He uses scriptures such as the prodigal Son and lost sheep to make his point.
I agree that we do and should want to hear from God as to what He wants in our lives. I agree that God loves us all but feel His love is much greater than the love we have for each other. I found the book hard to get into and cannot say I  enjoyed it.
I received this book free to read and review from Booksneeze.com. The opinion is my own.

The God Pocket

The God Pocket by Bruce Wilkinson has an idea worth reading about and then putting it in action.
Many times I have wanted to be used of God to help others and  a God Pocket is a great way. Pray about it and then place the amount or item you feel led by God to give in a special pocket or in your purse in a place designated as God's Pocket. Now wait for a nudge to give to someone one who has been asking God for help. The money or item now belongs to God and you are the method of transportation. When you are nudged to give to someone one be sure they know it is a gift and blessing from God.
I received this book free  from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The opinions are my own.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Grace of God by Andy Stanley

The Grace of God by Andy Stanley was a helpful and interesting read. He talks of how we all crave Grace when we are faced with our sins and yet we don't offer grace to others especially if what they did costs us something we consider valuable.
None of ever deserve Grace yet God gives it freely and has since Creation.
I received this book free from Booksneeze.com to read and review. Opinions are my own.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Harvest of Grace

The Harvest of Grace is book three of this series about Amish families.
Sylvia is the oldest of  eight girls. Her dad allowed her to help with the dairy cows but he did not include her in the finances and farming crop part. She is dating Elam who asked her to marry him. Sylvia did feel like she was ready so asked him to wait for her to give her answer. She discovered Elam was going into partnership with her dad and a couple of weeks later she discovers he has asked Beckie her sister to marry him and Beckie said yes.
 Sylvia stays around for a year or more until Beckie and the twins she had given birth too all had whooping cough and Sylvia was asked to take care of them since she had been vaccinated. She stays until Elam catches her in the barn and they kiss. She knows she has to get away so she persuaded her dad to let her go to another place and work on a dairy farm helping another family.
Michael Blank and his wife Dora had several babies just after birth and raised a daughter Elsie and son Aaron. Elsie was killed by a bull at age 28 and Aaron had went into rehab for alcoholism.Michael had arthritis and was unable to care for all the farm.
 Several months later Aaron come home and wants his parents to sell the house and move with him to another town and run an appliance store. His dad would not talk to him so he pitches in to help Sylvia on the farm for a few weeks.
  Cara and Lori are still living with Ada and Cara helps with the bakery items they sell while she is  learning Penn. Dutch language so she can join the church and marry Ephriam.Cara's dad shows up. She had not saw him since he left her at the bus station at 8 years old. He had been an alcoholic. Cara has lots of hatred for him and the church officials hear of it.
Ada has started courting Lena's dad, Israel. Lena and Grey have fallen in love but must wait till the mourning period is over to publicly court.
The Harvest of Grace is a story of love, grace, trials and hard work.
I was sent this book by Waterbook Multnomah to read and review. The comments are my own
I enjoyed this book by Cindy Woodsmall. It was interesting.If you like Christian/ Amish novels you will like it too.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Love you More by Jennifer Grant

Love You More is a  book of experience in international adoption. Grant adopted a daughter ,Mia from Guatemala and tells of the ups and down they suffered. They already had 3 other small children when they started this adventure. Mia was v15 months old before they finally got to bring her home to be part of the family.
It offers  lots of resources for international adoption.
I found it difficult to read. I was sent this book by BookSneeze to read and review. Opinions are my own.