Wednesday, May 23, 2018

101 Questions you need to ask in your twenties

Nowadays we have a lot of information available, we’re busier than ever but still need guidance in finding out answers to our questions. This book is a good resource to help you discover the answers to many of these. Author, speaker, and blogger Paul Angone has dedicated over 12 years to helping people in their twenties finding out answers. In this book he presents a lot of wisdom for his readers through major life questions that he answers. Some of these questions are: What is the best way to know if you’re actually ready to get married? Where’s the future of work headed and what does having a successful career look like today? How do I make a choice when I don’t know what to choose? How do I stop networking and start "relationshipping"? Why do some people have great marriages while others have complete wrecks before they even make it to the highway? Am I seeing the other side of people’s Instagram photos? What are the Pivotal Plot Points of my story? Do I have anyone on my "Dream Team"? 
The 101 Secrets for your Twenties helped connecting with millions of twentysomethings around the world through speaking engagements and his blog. Author Paul Angone made and accurate assessment of life as a modern-day twentysomething and thirtysomething facing real Millennial problems. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Book review: Parents rising by Arlene Pelicane

Parents Rising it’s a wonderful book that teaches you how to raise godly children that are dedicated and follow God. A lot of people feel like their fighting a battle and they’re about to lose. Many times it seems like everything is against the parent and life can feel far from being filled with joy and purpose. Parents Rising describes eight cultural trends that parents are up against nowadays and what we can do to claim victory. The book is about growth, it offers real help for real problems that parents face. It’s an opportunity to focus your efforts so that they’ll be more effective and the parent be less exhausted and frustrated. It can be emotionally draining but if you follow this strategies, you will feel encouraged and empowered. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Book review: A. W. Tozer Three Spiritual Classics

A.W. Tozer is a well know pastor and author that presented through his books a lot of wisdom that he experienced throughout the years, especially on how to encounter God and worship Him more.  Tozer was a man who really knew God, he showed it. People came from all over to hear his sermons. As a result of his teachings and dedication, people would go home more in awe of God, having a deeper desire to know Him. So many of the people would keep coming back to his writings and especially to these three books. Some of Tozer’s greatest works include: Knowledge of the Holy, The Pursuit of God, and God’s Pursuit of Manare, made available in a single volume.  In this wonderful volume: 3 Spiritual Classics, you will see a God of breathtaking majesty and overwhelming love. You will find yourself worshipping the true God. In this unique study on the attributes of God, Tozer describes His majesty, reminding us what it truly means to encounter God and be in awe of Him and of His power. If we want to experience God’s closeness, we must first learn to be still and to listen. God’s Pursuit of Man presents what it means to be truly saved, to be dedicated and surrendered to the Almighty God and invaded by His Holy Spirit. To be saved requires being transformed and overcoming evil, being saved. As we obey God, we become who we were always meant to be and we become shaped in the image of God. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Book review: Cries from the cross by Erwin W. Lutzer

Pastor and author Erwin W. Lutzer examines in this wonderful book the meaning of the cross, the purpose for the suffering of Jesus. He believes we have to understand what the cross meant to Christ in order to get what it should mean to us. Pastor Lutzer examines Jesus' cries from the cross. His heart cried for the sins of the entire world, he took upon Him the guilt and the sins of humanity so that we can all get freedom, be forgiven and have everlasting life. God's love and justice meet on the cross, He shows us the biggest sacrifice because of His love, mercy and justice. We have to meditate on the weight of sin and the power of redemption. Our eyes have to be glazed upon Jesus in His weakness, obedience, sorrow, compassion and love. The cross deserves our attention because it points to the heart of Jesus. We can surrender to Him so that or hearts can be shaped to His heart. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Book review: The five love languages singles edition by Gary Chapman

Every human has the need of feeling loved, regardless of being single or getting a family. Everyone is born with a desire given by God for complete, unconditional love in all relationships. Reading the bestselling The Five Love Languages you get a nice view of relationships.The Five Love Languages Singles Edition, Dr. Gary Chapman is the version of the message personalized to the needs of single adults. It can help you understand the five love languages in order to improve  all relationships. Some of the relationships that can always be beneficial are the ones with parents, coworkers, classmates, roommates, siblings, dating partners, friends, etc. The Five Love Languages Singles Edition gives you the tools to give and receive love in a most effective way. 
There is a study guide included and overall if you’ve read the book for the couples, this one is tweaked around the same principles and ideas. Regardless of being single or getting committed it is useful to read a book like this one to prepare you for the languages of love. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

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 outside come in, they feel invited, comfortable and accepted. There is no competition, no pretense, really amazing to be in community, pray for each other and help each other. A lot of people live in a shadow of what God intended for us, not fullfilling the full call and living completely surrendered. Life in Community calls us into the light, inspires us to live in love unbounded. You will totally be called to unleash the power of extraordinary community. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review .

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.