Thursday, June 29, 2017

Book review: Worn out by Obedience by John Morley

Worn out by obedience is an eye opener to the reality of spiritual tiredness and solutions for it. The best e.g. is illustrated by King David, a man after God’s own heart that went through it. In this book he is presented as a spiritual mentor. David is flawed, passionate for God, sincere. He is the person we are and the person we want to be. We learn in this book that God often shapes our hearts in seasons of brokenness, loneliness, and disappointment more than any other time. We. can also be very much modeled sometimes even in our disobedience, despair.Anyone that's is spiritually weary, discouraged, exhausted can be encouraged through this book to keep going or even start making progress if didn't begin the process. In this book anyone can discover the are signs of spiritual fatigue and how to avoid and overcome  them. God uses all our life experiences both good and bad to form Christ in us. The hope is in  God’s great grace of rescue, recovery and restoration available to us. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Book review: Finally Focused by James Greenblatt

Dr. James Greenblatt has been helping thousands of children and adults battling with the symptoms of ADHD – hyperactivity, inattentiveness, impulsiveness and irritability. His protocol doesn't simply focus on prescribing medication for their ADHD symptoms, he personalizez remedies to his patients’ individual needs, detecting and treating the underlying causes of the disorder, not the symptoms.
Finally Focused provides proven natural and medical methods to easily treat problems including nutritional deficiencies or excesses, dysbiosis (a microbial imbalance inside the body), sleeping difficulties, and food allergies, all of which can cause or worsen the symptoms of ADHD. Dr. Greenblatt developed this effective Healing Plan to help people understand the reasons behind their child's symptoms. As a result they will be able to eliminate these things by addressing the child’s unique pattern of biological weakness. This book is also very helpful for adults dealing with ADHD which can apply for themselves. After the treatment some might choose to still consider conventional medication if necessary. This integrative approach will minimize or eliminate dangerous side effects. Dr. Greenblatt’s expert advice helped millions of children and adults with ADHD to miraculously get the help they need to achieve true wellness. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Book review: Follow the cloud by John Stickl

One of the hardest things in life is learning to hear God's voice. Also realizing God's plan for our life is pretty hard. But the answer may be easier than we think. God led the Israelites from Egypt to the Promised Land by a cloud they had to follow. They were led in an intimately personal, live presence one step at a time. They didn't understand the whole picture but they had to learn to follow by faith. Pastor John Stickl inspires us to stop letting obligation drive us and instead let grace lead us. We shouldn't focus on our faithfulness toward God but focus on God’s faithfulness toward us? The cloud of God’s presence is moving in each one of us lives right now driving us to take new decisions, do different explores, start new initiatives. God is leading us to discover who we are, who He is, and what we were created to do. He is inviting us to a life of freedom and victory one step at a time. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Book review: A journey to victorious praying by Bill Thrasher

A journey to victorious praying is a help for any believer. We truly need faith and a sincere desire for God's direction in the way we act. Guidance is something we really need. Nowadays humans struggle with the discipline and results of prayer. A journey to victorious praying adresses this subject in a beautiful way. Dr. Bill Thrasher underlies how we suffer from fear and a lack of understanding about the nature of prayer. This wonderful book shows readers that prayer is simply coming before Christ with an attitude of helplessness, total surrender, opening up our needy lives to Him and asking for His intervention. The work offers practical insight, and helps readers restore their passion for trying again on this essential journey. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Book review: Included in Christ by Heather Holleman

Included in Christ is a wonderful story type study that brings your life before Bible in the sense of community. It helps discover personal shadow narratives and rewrite those narratives according to biblical truth. Every woman will really enjoy these six “signature stories” of God’s work in their lives. It's a study that focuses on separation, isolation, loneliness, weakness, emptiness, silence. There is a section for sincere sharing and applying of the biblical truths, that provides community, connectedness anf spiritual growth. It is a tool to help you share your story and the redemption of Christ with unbelievers. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Book review: Women who move mountains by Sue Detweiler

Women who move mountains it's a wonderful book that can help any woman grow stronger in the spiritual life. Sue reveals how we can look at the obstacles in our lives and ask God to fulfill Hos promises despite the struggles and hardships. She also underlines the importance of prayer in a fervent, passionate and confident way in order to get results, contrary to the fearful, insecure attitude. I love how she accentuates how to transform the brokenness into wholeness, the anxiety info peace and the disappointment into hope, truly powerful. The whole message concludes with the idea that we have to aim to become powerful women that have strong prayers that can transform us and the people, circumstances around us. Every woman wants to be accepted, loved, appreciated, a blessing, joy to the family and friends around us. By submitting to God's authority, in sincere prayer and trust we can be transformed and fulfill this nurturing role for everyone that comes into our path. I received a copy of the book from Bethany House for this review.

Book review: Never settle for normal by Jonathan Parnell

This wonderful book is truly inspiring. Jonathan Parnell presents how everyone desires to be accepted, recognized and approved. It is a personal need to be valued and happy. One important thing is that God made us to resemble and reflect His worth while we enjoy our true identity in Him. The conflict comes when we switch from that calling to the things of this world, pursuing cheap substitutes to fill the craving of our souls. Love how Jonathan Parnell explains it, we settle for “stupid normal” over the transcendent, even though this world can never satisfy our hopes and dreams. In this work Jonathan speaks to everyone in a profound and insightful way, he examines the key elements of the Christian faith: creation, fall, redemption, new creation. It is also illustrated the new beautiful victorious life every believer can have, living in freedom, letting God fight our battles for us. Motivating and uplifting book that anyone should read. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.

Book review: The 10 greatest struggles of your life by Colin Smith

The 10 Greatest struggles of your life is a beautiful work by Pastor Colin Smith in which he presents the 10 Commandments illustrating how the very deep significance of them. It is not only about dos and don’ts, the matters of the heart, they also measure our love of God. This book helps reveal areas of your life that are out of line with God's will and teaches what the role of wisdom is in living in greater love, strength, free in Christ. We show our love for God through our obedience to God, submitting to His will and commandments. This way we live in accordance to the Bible and it is a struggle no doubt to let go of our own selfish fleshly desires and live according to the spirit of truth, love and righteousness. Would recommend this book to anyone. I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review.