Sunday, March 18, 2018

Book review: Life in community

This wonderful books presents the impact people living in community, being moved by the gospel and marked by the Spirit have. Truly great things happen. The people commit to one another. They grieve together, sing together, eat, pray, and play together. They love, serve, honor, encourage, provide for each other with a joyful heart. Also they live on mission together. As a result hearts are healed, walls come down. The people from outsider come in, they feel invited, comfortable and accepted. There is no competition, no pretense. No vain conceit. Just full hearts breaking bread and giving freely.
It is nothing short of amazing.
Most of us live in a shadow of what God intended for us. Life in Community calls us into the light. Reclaiming Scripture’s stunning vision of gospel-centered community, it inspires us to live in love unbounded. Read it, live it, and join the movement: Help unleash the power of extraordinary community.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Book review: Master your money by Ron Blue

This books opens up the discussion for some good questions. For starters make you think if you know if you have enough. Also if you actually know how much is enough. If it’s hard figuring out these things, Master Your Money is the book for you. Ron Blue takes out principles from God's Word and applies them to your financial portfolio. He teaches you how to avoid the most common financial mistakes. Another key thing is applying biblical principles for money management. He gives tips on how to save, invest and give wisely. You will learn how to create a long-term financial plan that works. You will find out how to succeed in planning for your taxes and estate needs. And most importantly you will learn how to get out of debt. Ron’s professional experience in financial planning will help your anxieties over money. You can now learn the tools and techniques you need to move forward toward true financial freedom. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review. 

Book review: The last arrow by Erwin McManus

By the time we get to the end of our days, we will not measure our life based on success and failures. These things will eventually fade away together into a single memory called “life.” The thing that will give us solace is a life with nothing left undone. A life that has been lived with relentless ambition, a heart on fire, and important also, with no regrets. On the other hand, what will haunt us until our final breath is who we could have been but never became and what we could have done but never did. The Last Arrow is a very powerful book that is a roadmap to a life that defies odds and alters destinies. Erwin McManus examines the characteristics of individuals who risked everything for a life they could only imagine. Just the thought of living the life we were convinced was only a dream. We begin this life with a quiver full of arrows. The choice we have to do is : will we cling to our arrows or risk them all, opting to live until we have nothing left to give? I received a copy of the book from Blogging for books for this review.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Book review: Loving your spouse when you feel like walking away by Gary Chapman

In today’s society marriage is presenting a lot of difficulties because of the fact that so many couples are struggling and it is estimated that one out of two marriages end up in divorce at some point. The story can be changed. The author, Dr. Gary Chapman writes, “I believe that in every troubled marriage, one or both partners can take positive steps that have the potential for changing the emotional climate in their marriage.” The book: Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away, is a revised and updated edition of the award-winning Desparate Marriages. It will teach you how to recognize and reject the myths that hold you captive. Also gives you a better understand of your spouse’s behavior. It encourages you to take responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, and actions. As a result you can make choices that can have a lasting, positive impact on you and your partner. Gary Chapman is an experienced counselor, his focus is to help those whose spouse deal with any of the traits of being: irresponsible, workaholic, controlling, uncommunicative, verbally abusive, physically abusive, sexually abusive, unfaithful, addictive to alcohol, drugs or depressed. You will definitely learn what to do when you feel like giving up, struggling. I received a copy of the Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away from the publisher for this review.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Book review: Losing the cape advanced reader copy by Dan Stanford

Nowadays the problems and pain in our world are bigger and more intense than ever, it feels they persist and distress us. It’s like the threats just keep coming and amplify by the day. Despite all of this, the good news is that God has placed us all here for such a time as this. We don’t have to get rid of our anxiety, debt, extra weight, health issues, disability, etc to be used by God. What is actually necessary is less-than-super people making small but significant differences in their own areas of the world. There are lots of inspiring stories from the Bible and his own life in this wonderful book. The author Dan Stanford demonstrates that with God availability is more important than ability. Losing the Cape is an invitation to start making the world a better place through our ordinary, everyday presence. We all have a calling and even through the little things that we do, we can make an impact. When we dedicate to be faithful and do our part, things we didn’t imagined can be accomplished. To be achievers we need a winner mentality and desire to succeed. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Book review: Growing up social by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane

The problem we are faced nowadays is that children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen and less time doing more educational or beneficial activities. Things like playing outside, reading a book or interacting with a parent are detrimental and a priority. It is true that technology can benefit us, but it can also affect a child’s emotional and social development. The book Growing Up Social is written by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane with the purpose of providing you with the tools needed to make positive changes right now in your family life. There are so many funny stories, knowledge and wisdom make your family less dependent on electronics. The book explains the skills every child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology and attention. Firstly you learn how to replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time. Secondly you can establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference. Thirdly you discover what's working for families that have become screen dependent. You can armor your child to be relationally rich in a digital world. Also you learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you can get things done. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Book review: 31 Proverbs to light your path by Lizz Curtis Higgs

This wonderful proverbs book offers you wisdom you need for taking decisions and moving forward. Anyone who may feel anxious, insecure about the future, not knowing what to do next can benefit reading his. to know what’s next. It gives a reminder that God holds your future in His loving hands and will guide you through it all. These beautiful verses from the Proverbs offer thirty-one nuggets of truth and present how faithfully God honors His promise, “I will instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths” (Proverbs 4:11). It’s author Liz Curtis Higgs studies each word with care and presents it positively and with a little sense of humor through her honest stories and personal life examples. You will find included in the book also: “One Minute, One Step” challenge, which are: a do-it-now task that requires very little time. This book will help you find how practical and meaningful the book of Proverbs is as you apply its wisdom to your modern life. I received a copy of the book from Blogging for books for this review.