Monday, March 30, 2015

Growing Up Duggar : It's all abut relationships book review

Growing Up Duggar

Title: Growing Up Duggar: It's all about Relationships

Author: Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger Duggar

Genre: Christian Non-fiction

About this book: This book written by the four oldest Duggar girls. In this book they discuss relationships girls have with their family, friends, boys, culture, and the world.

My thoughts:
  This book is an interesting look into the lives of the Duggars, who have a tv show called 19 Kids and Counting.

Most of the stories and experiences are from or about Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar or their parents. That disappointed me a little.       I thought that because this was written by Jana, Jill ,Jessa, and Jinger that it would be more about their lives.
  They did however, share some great Biblical truths and things they've learned from their parents.

If you want to learn more about the Duggars I think you would enjoy it.

My rating: 3

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Safely Home book review

'Safely Home' by Randy Alcorn. Such a good book!  I couldn't put it down and yes, I cried a lot!

Title: Safely Home

Author: Randy Alcorn

Genre: Christian Contemporary Fiction

Plot: Ben Fielding is a successful American Business man. Ben goes on a business trip to China and stays in the home of his old Harvard roommate, Li Quan, who is now a devout Christian and a member of an illegal Home Church.Ben doesn't understand why Li Quan is willing to suffer for his faith instead of following China's regualations.
 As Ben starts to see life through Li Quan's life Ben realizes he isn't as successful as he once thought.

My Thoughts:

Wow! Was this book convicting and encouraging.  Li Quan and his wife Ming are the most Christ-like and strong fictional characters I have encountered. They are wonderful examples of how you can praise God and give him all the glory while facing persecution.
  This book really opened my eyes to how we can't ignore the needs and sufferings of fellow believers. It has also encouraged me to keep the persecuted church in my thoughts and prayers often.

I highly recommend this book to everyone 15 and older.

My rating: 4

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ღing this month- March 2015




I'm linking up to Michaela of Quiantrelle   ღing this month series.

Here are some things that I've been enjoying this month.

     //Modcloth .com//

Modcloth has lovely and unique clothes that you can't find any where else. Although I haven't, as yet, bought anything from Modcloth, I hope to in the future.

Today, you apply your next-level attitude to your style by wearing the wonderfully wide-legged silhouette of these navy trousers.         Sharp Style Top | Mod Retro Vintage Short Sleeve Shirts |

Lacy in Love Dress in Mint. Such a funny thing for you to try to explain - but this mint-green, ModCloth-exclusive frock just makes your heart swoon. #wedding #bridesmaid #modcloth               Set Sailorette Jeans in Black. Even when you arent actually sailing the open sea, bring a nautical vibe to your sunny day outing in these cotton blend jeans. #black #modcloth

These vintage inspired pieces are beautiful, aren't they?

           // Taylor, by Taylor Swift perfume//

taylor by taylor swift perfume | Taylor Taylor Swift perfume - a new fragrance for women 2013    

I got this in December, as a Christmas present from parents, but I  started wearing it more this month. It has a fresh, sweet scent that is great year round.                                                           


          // Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB cream//

The 10 best BB creams for oily skin: With 2 percent salicylic acid, Maybelline's superlightweight Dream Pure BB moonlights as a serious acne fighter

I had been wanting to try a BB cream for a long time, so I decided to purchase this on last month. I really like it! It's matte, has light coverage that's buildable, and contains 2%  salicylic acid, which helps my acne prone skin.

        // The book of Judges//

   I'm about half way through studying the book of Judges. It's one of the books in the Bible I haven't read that much so I'm finding it interesting. I'm using J. Vernon McGee's commentary as I read it , which gives great information on the historical background of the text I'm reading. I highly recommend J. Vernon McGee's commentary if you are looking for a easy to read, but thorough commentary on the Bible.


//Winter Song Cover by Evynne Hollens and Colleen Ballinger//

This song, originally sung by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson, is beautiful, sad, and sounds almost like a folk song.

What about you?
What are some things you are enjoying this month?

Monday, March 9, 2015

Dreamtreaders book review

Dreamtreaders: Wayne Thomas Batson

Title: Dreamtreaders

Series: Dreamtreaders series

Number in series: 1

Author: Wayne Thomas Batson

Genre: Young Adult Christian Fantasy

Plot:  14-year-old Archer Keaton is a dreamtreader, a person who has the ability to control dreams and fight against nightmares. With his power comes great responsibility, which is something Archer's leader, Gabriel, isn't sure Archer has. When the Nightmare Lord begins to create havock in the dreamworld, Archer thinks he knows the solution. Is it worth the risk?

My thoughts: I have been wanting to read more Christian Fantasy lately. I had heard great things about Wayne Thomas Batson's books, so I decided to give Dreamtreaders a read. I'm very glad I did!
 This book was fast paced and action packed, but not in a way to make it confusing. The author took time explain describe things and events well, which I think is necessary in the fantasy genre.
I hadn't read a book revolving around a dream world, so I found this interesting. The author  did a great job of bringing out the similarities and differences found in the real world and dream world.

Since this book ended on a bit of a cliffhanger I 'm looking forward to reading the sequel, Search for the Shadow Key.

My rating: 4