Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Air I Breathe by Louie Giglio

The Air I Breathe by Louie Giglio teaches the reader the importance of worship as part of every day life. Worship isn't what we do in church, it's how we live. This short volume (only 110 pages) is full of truth that many believers overlook. Do you want to change your relationship with the Lord and see it come alive? This book will open your eyes to the importance of a daily worship experience, how worshiping God should be something as natural as breathing. 

I found many of the author's words to be reflected in my daily life. His suggestions are already my lifestyle. Readers will be challenged to seek God moment by moment.

This book includes a section of study questions at the end.

Published by Multnomah.

This book provided for review by Blogging for Books

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz

The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz takes place in Colonial Williamsburg on the verge of war. The tension and undertones in this novel enhance the story. Elizabeth is engaged to a man who doesn't seem to care for her at all (and she's losing more interest in him every day) and is torn between what is expected of her and what her heart is begging her to do. This book is well written and researched. 

This book provided for review by Revell.

Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 Reading List


January

1. Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason 
2. The Man He Never Was by James Rubart
3. The View from Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble
4. The Air I Breathe by Louie Giglio
5. All Things Bright and Strange by James Markert






Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason

I've read many of Lynette Eason's books and Oath of Honor is not my favorite of them. I had a hard time concentrating on it but was able to get all the way through. There were a ton of characters to keep up with and it got a little confusing at time. It didn't seem as captivating as some of her other works, but I will continue to read this author because she's proven herself over time. Her books are always full of suspense and are clean reads. 

From the back cover:
Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud, law-enforcement family. She knows they'll be there for her when things get tough. Like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life.
Izzy is determined to discover exactly what happened, and her investigation sends her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll--including someone from her own family. With her dead partner's brother, Ryan, a handsome homicide detective, shadowing her every move, Izzy's head is spinning. How can she secure justice for her partner when doing so could mean sending someone she loves to prison? And how will she guard her heart when the man she's had a secret crush on for years won't leave her side?

This book provided for review by Revell. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

Wow. Wow. Wow.
The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright is a debut novel. 
Can I say wow again?
This book captivated me the entire way through all 359 pages. Suspense and mystery so hard that I almost jumped out of the bathtub during one scene when my daughter asked to borrow a pair of shoes from me. It's rare to find a book that I honestly don't want to put down. We had to go to a Christmas party last night and I couldn't wait to get home to, "Free Ivy" from the drama unfolding on the pages. The author wove the tales of past and present together in a flawless fashion that kept me reading and anticipating what would happen next. After reading thousands of books, I can usually figure out where a story is going. Not so with this one. It was one of the best books I've read this year and is likely to stick with me for a long time. I can't wait to see what this author will do next. Simply amazing.


From the back cover:
Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious demise fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather's Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And then the house's dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.

A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy's search leads her into dangerous waters, resurrecting painful memories and forcing a reunion with the man who broke her heart. Can Ivy unravel the mystery and find a renewed hope before any other lives--including her own--are lost?

About the author:

Jaime Jo Wright is the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of two novellas, and a human resources director by trade. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. To learn more, visit her website


This book provided for review by Bethany House

Friday, December 15, 2017

Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman



Imperfect Justice is a legal thriller by Cara Putman. It is filled with everything the Christian fiction enthusiast loves to read...romance, suspense, drama, all without the addition of anything to label this an unclean read. This book was a little difficult for me to get into, but after the first few chapters it had my attention. The pace moved along steadily and I really liked getting to know Emilie and Reid. It seemed to me that the story ended rather abruptly, like it was all tied up and wrapped with a bow and just handed off. I enjoyed it, just not as much as some of Cara's other works. 

From the back cover:


THE POLICE SAY THE WOMAN WAS A MURDERER. EMILIE WESLEY KNOWS THEY CAN’T BE TALKING ABOUT HER CLIENT . . . CAN THEY?
To the world it seems obvious: Kaylene Adams killed her daughter and then was shot by police. Attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story: Kaylene would never hurt anyone and was looking for a way out of a controlling, abusive relationship. Her death shakes Emilie’s belief that she can make a difference for women in violent marriages. Self-doubt plagues her as she struggles to continue her work in the wake of the tragedy.
Reid Billings thought he knew his sister—right up until he learned how she died. He discovers a letter from Kaylene begging him to fight for custody of her daughters if anything should happen to her. No attorney in her right mind would support an uncle instead of the father in a custody case, but Kaylene’s letter claims Emilie Wesley will help him.
Thrown together in a race to save Kaylene’s surviving daughter, Emily and Reid pursue the constantly evasive truth. If they can hang on to hope together, can they save a young girl—and find a future for themselves in the process?



This book provided for review by Litfuse

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bible Promises to Live by for Women by Katherine J Butler


Bible Promises to Live by For Women by Katherine J Butler is a beautifully written little volume, packed full of love from the Lord. There are ninety-one separate topics covered, each only a page or two long. Read it as a devotional or pull it out when you need hope in a certain area of your live. Struggling with gossip? There's a section for that. Money, Peace, Abandonment, Stress, they are all covered. This book is an encouraging look at real life. Little reminders of whose we are and what we've been called to do.

About the book:


God’s promises hold great power. The more we meditate and reflect on His promises, the more we see real change in our lives. Living by God’s promises puts our hearts at ease and gives us assurance, strength, and encouragement for the future. Bible Promises to Live By for Women offers more than 500 promises from God arranged alphabetically by topic for quick and easy access. Hold these promises close to your heart and let them guide you through life.

Features:
  • Linen-textured cover accented with flourishes of gold-foil filigree
  • Elegant interior design and ribbon marker
  • Over 500 Bible promises topically arranged for quick and easy access
  • Commentary offers clarity and relevance to daily life





This book provided for review by Tyndale