Monday, February 19, 2018

How to break up with your phone by Catherine Price

This book is exactly what I needed to read. Like most people I know I spend way too much time on my phone, I know it is a problem but I didn't know what to do about it, but this book not only gave practical ways to break up with ones phone and also show you just how enslaved we really are to our phones.
Written in an engaging and insightful manner this book is a little gem, it doesn't take much to read but what you will read can really impact your life, if you are willing to take a step back from your phone.
I know this book spoke to me and reminded me of what is really important in life, especially as a Mom to 2 young children, time is fleeting and I know I have wasted too much of it already.
Written in two parts, the first showing what our phones are turning us into and then ways to get control of it this book is an easy read but full of great insight.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Enter the Ring by D.A. and Elicia Horton

If you think this book is just like any other marriage book out there then you are wrong. This book is so down to earth and gritty, not throwing any punches and is exactly what you would expect from reading the back. I loved how honest and forthright the authors were about their own marriage and the struggles they have gone through and they ways they were able to overcome. I love how they point out if God could save their marriage He can save anyone's, they do not try to act like they are superior and never struggled but instead show a lot of humility and truthfulness that is refreshing and you can totally relate to.
Covering topics like finances, money, intimacy and communication this is a great book that encourages and inspires one to get back in the rink and keep fighting for what is important.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, February 12, 2018

When God Made Light by Matthew-Paul Turner

What an utterly delightful book! Filled with marvelous illustrations and an even better message this book is sure to enthrall and inspire. I know my 2 year old already absolutely loves this book which didn't surprise me as she loves the other book by this amazing team. Filled with the perfect blend of color and amazing artistry this book will appeal to young and old alike and will quickly become a family favorite.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Finding your brave by Holly Wagner

What an utterly delightful book filled with so much wisdom and insight. I think most of have come to a time in our lives where we are overwhelmed and life really seems to be getting the best of us and this book is great at addressing those times and how we need to turn towards God and focus on Him. A great reminder to find ones courage and brave during the most challenging times of life when we feel the least brave and courageous.I loved how the author wrote from personal experience as well as drawing heavily on the Bible all for a very encouraging, engaging read.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, January 29, 2018

The dream of you by Jo Saxton

Such a beautiful encouraging book for women who have forgot to dream and become all that God intended them to be. Insightful and very encouraging this book serves to inspire and revive. Too often we make it through life merely surviving and being a shadow of what we could be and this book reminds us that we are made for so much more.
Filled with personal stories from the authors own life and filled with rich insight and wisdom this book is outstanding and so very encouraging!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Breaking Covery by Michele Rigby Assad

This book reads like a work of fiction and yet this is based on a women's work for the CIA that is both inspiring and terrifying! The things this women has seen and done is amazing! It is really almost hard to believe that someone has done all of this stuff! This book is a real page turner and keeps one utterly engaged until the very end and how could it not? It is well written, utterly engaging and spellbinding all at the same time! Michele is an amazing women and readers will be amazed by what she sacrificed and has done for our country and how many others are doing things we cannot even dream of. I love the element of faith she writes about and how she does not shy away from religion or how God played a part in her life.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Sacred Rest by Saundra Dalton-Smith MD

Sacred Rest
Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity (FaithWords, December 2017)
Staying busy is easy. Staying well rested— there’s a challenge.
How can you keep your energy, happiness, creativity, and relationships fresh and thriving in the midst of never-ending family demands, career pressures, and the stress of everyday life? In Sacred Rest, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a board-certified internal medicine doctor, reveals why rest can no longer remain optional.
Dr. Dalton-Smith shares seven types of rest she has found lacking in the lives of those she encounters in her clinical practice and research-physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, sensory, social, creative—and why a deficiency in any one of these types of rest can have unfavorable effects on your health, happiness, relationships, creativity, and productivity. Sacred Restcombines the science of rest, the spirituality of rest, the gifts of rest, and the resulting fruit of rest. It shows rest as something sacred, valuable, and worthy of our respect.
By combining scientific research with personal stories, spiritual insight, and practical next steps, Sacred Rest gives the weary permission to embrace rest, set boundaries, and seek sanctuary without any guilt, shame, or fear.
My opinion: This book is just what I need as I added my second child to our family here recently and feel anything but rested. This book combines research, scriptures and personal stories to make an amazing, encouraging book that engages and inspires one to make more of an effort to get rest in ones life so that you can fully engage in life and live it to the fullest. What a great book to read at the beginning of the year to help prepare for the year and to make rest a priority and not an afterthought like we so often do. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.