June 13, 2013

Book Review: Provision Promises by Joseph Prince

   God did not intend for us to live a life of misery, sadness, and moping, we were meant to live as adopted children of the King. With relevant scriptures, enduring promises, and irrevocable truth, this book definitely delivers.
    Does God really care about me? Is He really my provider, healer, and protector, or was that just for the disciples? The answers to all of these common questions are packed into this wonderful devotional-styled book. Joseph Prince shares how God wants us to be able to rest in the abundant life He provided with His work on the cross.

    This was a great book.  I loved the bite-size revelations, little bits of God’s fantastic favor to carry with us through our day.  I thought the cover was beautiful, and it would be a perfect book to set on top of a nightstand and read first thing in the morning, or right before you went to bed. It is so encouraging, and I loved reading a page or two, and then thinking about it throughout the day.
Joseph Prince is one of my favorite Christian speakers and authors. I love his work. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who feels as if they are barely surviving, and anyone who feels like they are not living life to the very fullest. Actually, I cannot think of one person who would not benefit from this book.

I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for this honest review.

June 07, 2013

Book Review: Grace's Pictures by Cindy Thompson

Grace McCaffery does not know where she stands. Rejected as a child by all but her mother, she feels lost and alone when she arrives on American soil. Immediately receiving a job as a nanny, she begins to feel slightly more independent, although extremely untrusting of anyone. When she sees an ad for a one-dollar brownie camera, she buys it, excited to capture the faces of the many people who live in New York City. Little does she know that there are many people who do not want their picture taken, especially a notorious gangster. When she takes one picture too many, will she be able to trust anyone to save her?

I LOVED this book. Starting with the cover. One of the most beautiful and fantastic book covers that I have seen in a while. It perfectly describes the book’s plot. Secondly, I really enjoyed the way Cindy Thomson developed the characters. She made them very believable, and relatable as well.
This book was a great balance of suspense, mystery, romance, and historical fact. I have always loved reading book around this era and setting. If I had to pick something I disliked, it would probably be that the book resolved too quickly. Of course, I would be perfectly fine reading books until all the characters had great grandchildren. Honestly.
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an insightful, unique, and suspenseful read.

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for this review.

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The first chapter of Grace's Pictures