Book Reviews

Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well, by Billy Graham (Thomas Nelson Publishers) is Billy’s Graham’s latest attempt on revealing to the world what it means to walk in faith. He offers a candid look at what it means to grown old in the Lord and gives us a hint at the cost of being an evangelist on fire for the Lord. Who besides Billy Graham can tell this story? With personal recounts of his early years with Ruth, words of wisdom on how to live your life and be content even when the body fails, this book has something for everyone.

As in all Mr. Graham’s books there is a hope offered. He encourages us as he reveals the gifts that come with a life of servitude and a life long-lived. He finishes in revealing the hope that we have in an eternal life with God, providing glimpses of heaven.
The publisher of Nearing Home has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through BookSneeze®. I enjoyed this book and highly recommend this read.

The Fight of Our Lives by Bennett and Leibsohn is an eye-opening read that will either have you up in arms and wanting to fight for liberty and justice for all ‘Americans’ making you jaded against Muslims in general or cause you to wonder why we just can’t all just get along. Are we in a fight for religion, fight for freedom, or just a fight for survival?  I recommend this book because I think we all need to be more self-educated on what the real fight against terrorism is. We need to look at all the facts and not just those presented to us on syndicated networks. Bennett and Leibsohn refreshingly present facts that are outside of what the mainstream considers ‘politically correct’. The facts are not pretty. Are we so busy protecting people’s feelings that we’re missing protecting the public at large? Read The Fight of Our Lives and determine for yourself. The publisher of The Fight of Our Lives has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through BookSneeze®. I enjoyed this book and highly recommend this read.

Andy Andrews returns with David Ponder in The Final Summit bringing us a welcome reunion with a favorite hero. Taking place years after David Ponder was given The Traveler’s Gift, we learn how his life has turned out.

The Final Summit reads like a fine mystery uniquely padded with some of Andrew’s favorite characters from history. Ponder is not only reunited with those he has met in his previous adventure but he is honored with the presence of historical greats as he struggles to find the answer to the continuation of life.

The reader is swept up as he yearns to help David Ponder in his quest. This read is highly recommended to those seeking a good page turning read that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The publisher of The Final Summit has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through BookSneeze®. I enjoyed this book and highly recommend this read.

Max on Life by Max Lucado

Max has taken over 170 common life-affecting questions posed from his readers and answered them as only Max can in his easy reading style while also offering scriptural guidance. From financial worries to relationship and family issues Max brings light to what’s bugging us. To the lost struggling for answers to life’s most difficult questions Max is compassionate and convicting. Struggling with debt? Max speaks the obvious – “stop spending”! With his laid back deliverance Max leads the reader to hope and healing, guidance and comfort. The scriptural references are refreshing as we see the answers to our questions have been answered before we thought of them! With a separate index of listed subjects and scriptural references Max On Life promises to be a valuable reference book for the shelf of any family or individual. The publisher of Max On Life has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through BookSneeze®. I enjoyed this book as I do all of Max Lucado's books and highly recommend this read.

The Heavens Proclaim His Glory - a book review

a spectacular view of creation through the lens of the hubble telescope
created and compiled by Lisa Stilwell
Thomas Nelson publishers
This is a fascinating book where galactical images leap off of the page.
Star-studded quotes from the likes of Abraham Lincoln and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to current day Christian recording artists Third Day are used to draw the reader to understand this vast creation and to bring glory to it's creator. We are spiritually lead through the eye of the Hubble and the scriptures to understand our minute existence, the infinitesimal position of humanity, in which God chooses to place his image.  Science is brought to life and the heavens are brought to earth. The details of each of the Hubble photos are presented in a way that the reader is entranced by the magnitude of it all. The reader is lead to an appreciation of the Hubble Telescope and the value it has brought to the world. Scientific facts speak to the knowledgeable background of the author and contibutors of this delightful piece of science made into art.

An awesome coffee table book that will thrill the scientist and comfort the spiritual heart. This book will entertain children and educate the adult. It is something that the reader can continue to go back to and walk away with a nugget of inspiration possible only through the majesty which is the creation we live within.

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The Nativity Collection, a collection of six short stories, by
Robert J. Morgan is a delightful respite from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Mr. Morgan has been writing and sharing
Christmas stories with his church and now he presents a collection of them in this beautifully bound book with equally attractive pictures.   I received this book, read through each story with anticipation followed by the warmth that comes with a reminder of what the Manger represents and what the Savior has provided.  The only disappointment was that the collection ended with just 6 stories, perhaps there will be a volume 2.  I gave the still beautifully bound book to my dear Mother for Christmas and she repeatedly told me how much she enjoyed the stories.  We discussed how they were just right in length and message and how she was blessed by it.  I encourage everyone to purchase this book to read and to share and to be reminded of the meaning of Christmas.