Friday, May 31, 2013

A heart deceived by Michelle Griep

I had great hopes for this book.The premise of it sounded intriguing and unique,but I was sadly disappointed by the lack of plot and character development.
The story is about Miri Brayden who is stuck in a delicate position relying on her older brother who is going crazy and should be in an asylum,but if he does go then what will be her means of support in a society where women's options were limited to marriage?
In comes Ethan comes looking for Miri for reasons of his own and grows to develop feelings for her,but when she finds out why he came with their tender love be cut short?

I was really excited to read this book,but for me the writing fell flat and the characters were not very well developed. I thought Michelle Griep writing was decent enough if she had gone with a better developed storyline with more realistic characters and situations.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tempted,Tested,True by Arnie Cole and Michael Ross

All of us have temptations in our lives that we find very hard to overcome, decisions that not only affect us but also those around us. "Tempted,Tested,True: A proven path to overcoming soul-robbing choices" by Arnie Cole and Michael Ross. This book is a great read that uses real life stories and provides data from surveys. It is full of scriptures and helpful advice that real helps you to overcome those temptations in your life. I highly recommend this book to everyone as it is a great book that makes you realized there are ways to overcome the sins in your life.

I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.

Finding God in the dark by Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin

All of us have had dark times in our life where God does not seem to be there and this book is all about. God never forgets about us and that is what the authors Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin want to remind you and talk about this book that is all about how God is there even in your darkest hour. Drawing on personal experiences and experience of those around them this book is a very inspiring ready about the never ending love and grace of God especially in our darkest hour.

I highly recommend this book as everyone goes through dark spots in their lives and this book is a very encouraging,great read.

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House but this in no way influenced my opinion.

Learning to Love:Passion, Compassion and the Essence of the Gospel by Heidi and Rolland Baker

"Learning to Love" by Heidi and Rolland Baker is a truly amazing book by two people who really strive to serve the Lord in all they do. Chocked full of testimonies and wonderful stories about their own experiences in Africa this book is all about the concept that Love is not just a word or an ideal,but it really is an action. Heidi and Rolland along with their children have spent over 30 years in Mozambique sharing the love of God with others and striving to show that love to others.

This was a truly inspiring book filled with so many great testimonies, pictures and thoughts that really leave you pondering what you can do to really learn to love.

I highly recommend this book to anyone as it really is a wonderful book.

I received this book from Bethany House but that in no way influenced my opinion.

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

"A Noble Groom" by Jody Hedlund is a tender historical romance by one an increasingly popular Christian fiction author.
This book is about Annalisa Werner whose life has not turned out very well, her husband has passed away and she is struggling to save the family farm. In an act of desperation at the prompting of her Father a letter is written to find her a groom from Germany. As Annalisa awaits her groom's arrival Carl Richards appears from Germany and starts to work his way into Annalisa heart,but what is she to do with these feelings as her groom might arrive any day?

This was an engaging read with an interesting enough  plot and likable characters. I think that her story lines could be a bit more unique,but she is a decent author.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House but this in no way influenced my review.