Monday, March 30, 2015
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.
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
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.
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
I'm linking up to Michaela of Quiantrelle ღing this month series.
Here are some things that I've been enjoying this month.
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.
These vintage inspired pieces are beautiful, aren't they?
// Taylor, by Taylor Swift perfume//
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//
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
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