Monday, December 11, 2017

Book review: Raising Men, not Boys By Mike Fabarez

Nowadays we’re living in crucial times where it can get challenging to raise children. The main key things that parents need require lots of wisdom and perseverance. This book focuses on the way of raising a generation of men on godly principles, being able to represent God through their lives. In this book, Pastor and author Mike Fabarez will help parents pass the baton of faith on to their sons. The things you will learn are being able to envision your son’s future every day, setting his spiritual trajectory, building a home that grows godly men. Other things include addressing the rebellion in their son’s heart, how to prepare him to face the world and contribute to it. Also got to help your son toward  a right view of play and leisure and of course navigating through the teenage years. There is an huge need of grown men with the maturity of young boys. Children are a gift from the Lord, a blessing. Reading Raising Men, Not Boys will help you develop the gift of parenting and shepherd to your sons to be men of God. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Book review: Cool, calm and connected by Arlene Pelicane

 In today’s life everyone uses phones or computers way more than ever and more than needed, getting even overwhelmed and distracted. It’s known that overuse of technology is harmful to our health and relationships. Changing our digital habits it’s a challenge we need to overcome. In Calm, Cool, and Connected, Arlene Pellicane presents a 5-step plan that helps focus our lives on Jesus and love others while cutting down on the time online. Everyone need to implement a few easy habits into our daily routine in order to transform our relationship with technology and enjoy more time with God, family and friends. So often we become consumed and busy with our devices, we suppress or ignore what’s most important. Instead we are focusing on the urgent and sensational aspects that are not important. The key is a balanced technology use, a balanced life. This book offers practical insights, helpful tips, it’s a good tool for parents who are navigating the new work of raising kids who have acces to so much information through the internet. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Book review: Money problems, Marriage solutions

Money problems, Marriage solutions if a wonderful book that can help any married couple prevent issues that are so common. The number one predictor of a divorce are money problems, not children, sex, in-laws or anything else. It's generally the money, for both men and women." God want us to have happy marriages but Satan seeks every means possible to destroy marriages. The enemy in our lives is creating conflict around finances as one of the favorite tactics used. There is more to money problems besides not sticking to the budget. Throughout the reading of the book, Chuck and Ann Bentley reveal the underlying issues of financial and relational conflict. They present how these issues steal from the couples their joy, intimacy and marital satisfaction. Money Problems, Marriage Solutions presents seven keys to peace in marriage, it’s a helping tool  for couples to unite and have victory in resolving financial issues together as a team. There are wonderful real-life stories, solid references from the Scripture and practical steps for application that are a real help to both husbands and wives. You can find in this book a plan for getting back on the same team. This book gives hope to couples struggling with money problems. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Book review: Unwrapping the Names of Jesus by Asheritah Ciuciu

Unwrapping the names of Jesus is a nice opportunity to prepare for celebrating the Christmas season. One of the most wonderful time in the holidays is preparing our hearts to celebrate Him. In Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, Asheritah Ciuciu helps readers to prepare through the four weeks of Advent (Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love). Every week she begins with an interactive family devotional that equips readers to celebrate Advent together. Also she presents five daily reflections that focus on that week's name of Jesus. The book includes suggestions for fun-filled family activities or service projects. This devotional can be used by readers in their own personal worship times or as a way in engaging in family worship during the holidays. The devotional helps you prepare your hearts for the celebration of the birth of baby Jesus. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Book review: Anatomy of an affair by Dave Carder

One of the adultery dangers is that it can happen to anyone, it’s better to avoid saying: "It won't happen to me." A lot of people think their marriage is safe from adultery and don’t worry about it whatsoever, when in reality they may be the most vulnerable. This book has lots of practical stories, clinical insights, also recent data. Dave Carder reveals what adulterers learned the hard way, what they want the rest of us to know to save us the pain and misery of such a destructive experience. Dave Carder is a counselor and author of the best-selling Torn Asunder, also a well known expert on issues of adultery. In the book he presents how to make your marriage adultery-proof. The main things he focuses on are: firstly how attractions can lead to affairs. Secondly: ways you may be vulnerable to affairs. Thirdly: the common ingredients of adultery, also how to restore intimacy to your marriage, how to make wise, protective decisions. A big conclusion: marriage is too sacred to be taken casually. There’s no doubt about it that affairs are a very real threat, and they can destroy lives and families. As a result, Anatomy of an Affair should be read by every married couple. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Book review: Design your day by Claire Diaz-Ortiz

This well written book about how to organize your day is a great work of Claire Diaz-Ortiz, where she illustrates every step necessary in setting and achieving goals. She gives tips on making good goals, choose the best ones and adjust them to make them realistic. There are wonderful examples of how to strategize, how to reach them, day-by-day, year-by-year in an efficient manner. Different projects can include: a house project, losing weight, writing a book, etc. is an all-in-one guide to smart productivity. Would recommend this book to anyone. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Book review: Daring to hope by Katie Davis

Daring to hope is a wonderful inspiration to faith even when things turn out differently than desired. Katie moved to Uganda when she was a teenager and founded a successful humanitarian organization, also became a mother through adoption and served wherever God called her. Unfortunately after an unexpected tragedy that hit her family, she felt the first waves of doubt in the goodness of God. While having these doubts Katie continued to turn to God. In this book she shares what she learned during that tumultuous time and offers encouragement to everyone to seek God even in those unexpected painful places one can be. In these hard times you can hear God's whisper of love, His filling of peace, and surprising, unexpected gifts of joy.