Monthly Archives: February 2016

THE WATER-SAVING GARDEN How To Grow A Gorgeous Garden With A lot Less Water By: Pam Penick I love the cover to this beautiful book it has flowers, greenery and it just makes you want to sit down in a garden and smell the flowers and be with God. This cover tells a story of relaxation in the outdoors with a made fragrance to smell and enjoy a day in the outdoors with nature. In the book it said that Ten Eyck opted not to do a lot of earth moving so Ten Eyck built a check dams (whatever that is, I have no clue but I figure I keep reading I’ll learn what it is). This book is loaded with all kinds of information from flowers to fixing a nice check dam and other things to keep moisture in you ground. I love all the colorful pictures of flowers and greenery throughout this book it made it great to read and also sees the beautiful landscapes. There are five parts to this book: Part 1 Water-saving gardens and design. Part2 Holding into water through soil, rain barrels, rain garden, and water- permeable paving. Plus other ways to save. Part 3 it’s all about different plants Part 4 Creative ways to add illusion of watery abundance in a garden. Part 5 Get you started with a list of 101 plants with drought tolerance for gardens across country. This beautiful book tells where the gardens are located in the country. I recommend this book highly. I received this boo free from blogging for books for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s. 5 Stars ISBN 978-1-60774-793-2

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At Heaven’s Edge True Stories of Faith and Rescue By Andrea Jo Rogers Andrea was a Veteran EMT whom helped thousands of people. She tells stories and uses medical terms I myself don’t know. I never had interested in shots and nursing etc. because I had getting shots so I never paid attention to the terms maybe dumb on my part. To me it takes those special people that can put their feelings aside as they work on strangers or sometimes probably people they are close to or know in some way. She seem to always pray while helping someone which would make me feel more comfortable knowing there was a Christian working on me if she said the prayers out loud, or maybe she didn’t feel comfortable praying out loud but she should feel comfortable if she is a Christian. In a few stories she said something I felt she only might have only thought the person might have said because the way the story went she wasn’t actually with that person at that time, but either worked on them later or found them too late to know what really went through their thoughts when she wrote the story. Like the story of Too Late for 911, the way she told the story was interesting but I don’t feel she was there with him at the time she wrote what he might have said in his last minutes of life. The other story was Buried Alive which she was actually there for that one. It was sure scary but also showed the young adults that took on responsibility the love and caring of other people that just pitched in to help. It was one of my favorite stories she told. I recommend it highly if you want a good quick read. I received this book free from Harvest House for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed were entirely my own and no one else’s. 5 Stars ISBN 978-0-7369-6459-3

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NKJV Apply The Word Study Bible Live In His Steps By: Thomas Nelson The King James seems to be the favorite Bible for a lot of people. It’s really not my favorite Bible. I did however enjoy this Bible though because it had Key events of each book of the Bible. Application notes help provide guidance to apply scripture to your life. There are notes of events and people to make the Bible of that time come alive for the readers, a nice addition. I love the fact that Jesus words are in red ink so many Bibles don’t put His very important words in red ink. I feel all bibles should have God’s words and Jesus words in red ink so they stand out. At the beginning of each book of the Bible I love how it tells some important parts about the scriptures you are about to enter into and read, great idea for you to read that first and get an idea of the scriptures in that book you are going to be reading. As we are reading Acts in my Life Group, I found in this Bible that Acts with everyday people apply their faith to everyday life Acts is one of the Bibles most timelessly relevant books. Nice colorful maps. They are really nice to study for example: Jerusalem In The Time of Jesus. The orange color stands out and you automatically look at what it says. I recommend this Bible highly for studying. I use it in my Love Unveil classes and my Life Group classes I may even take it and see how it works in my prayer classes!! I received this beautiful Bible free from Booklook for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s. 5 Stars ISBN978-0-7180-4252-3

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COLD SHOT By: Dani Pettrey I love to gaze at the cover and see what story the cover holds before I start the story the author has among the pages. So as I gaze at the cover of the face of the handsome man it tells me he is a rugged outdoor type. Serious about whatever he is watching. As I look into his eyes it is as if he is staring back at me and looking deep into my soul to see what lies beyond the outer appearance. As I enter the pages of this book it pulls me right into the story with nonstop action, danger some quilt and friendships that are deeper then the ocean and higher than the Mountain, friendships that they will protect even with their very lives. The twist and turns of this story will keep you on the edge of your seat. About the time you think you have it figured out Dani will throw in another twist that has you rethinking and trying to figure out who did it. I can visualize what Dani is writing about because she describes the scenes so well. Dani will have you laughing, crying and have you scared at what may happen at the turn of the next page. I recommend this book highly. I have read a lot of Dani books and she writes each book that keeps you turning the pages, this book is no different it is a great read. I received this book free from Bethany House for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s. 5 Stars ISBN 978-0-7642-1197-3

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The 30-Day Faith Detox Renew Your Mind, Cleanse Your Body, Heal Your Spirit By: Laura Harris Smith I love the fact she has scripture throughout this book. Psalms has always been my favorite I guess it’s because I love Psalms 23 A Psalm of David. This book goes in order of cleansing your body and she wants you to stay in the order she has it set up. The foods she has suggested and no cheating and no eating sweets for it to work. You’ll have to set aside a month that you are not busy or have a lot of Birthday’s etc. unless you can resist the sweets of delicious cakes and set them aside and not eat them. The Sections are as follows: 1 Faith and Physics 2. Prepare to be Amazed 3 Social Influence Toxins 4 Financial Toxins 5 Health-Related Toxins 6 Relationship Toxins 7 Purpose And Identity Toxins 8 Day 31, Recipes This is really a totally new and different way to Detox and get closer to your Lord in Prayer. I picked March to do my detox which is the month my sister and son was born. This book is full of great information and helpful foods for your life that she feels you won’t go back to the way you were eating and living before because you’ll feel so much healthier. I recommend this book highly. I received this book free from Chosen for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s. 5 Stars ISBN 978-0-8007-9787-4

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2/24/2016 REACHING YOUR PRODIGAL What Did I Do Wrong? What Do I Do Now? By: Phil Waldrep If you have a prodigal child you want support but choose your counselors wisely make sure the counselor helps both you and your spouse to handle your prodigal child. This is a caution for any time you need a counselor for anything. You and your spouse should work together to help your child, not against each other. There maybe times to step in and help your prodigal child again. Just be careful that you are acting appropriately. There are 6 chapters on Principles that should help you in areas for example chapter three: Extending Unconditional Love or chapter Five: Watching your Words. Number Six principles is my favorite Praying the Hard Prayers. There are ten chapters altogether. In back of the book there are questions for personal or small Bible groups. Which I think would be great. My bible class the kids are married and children of their own. I received this book free from Worthy Publishing for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s. 4 Stars ISBN: 9781617956751

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END TIMES AND THE SECRET OF THE MAHDI Unlocking the Mystery of Revelation and the Antichrist By: Michael Youssef As God weaves a beautiful tapestry of our lives every time he gave scriptures to be written. As I read this book I went to scriptures in the bible and then it made sense for example Feb 2015 ISIS beheaded and kidnapped 21 Christians they also video it for the world to see, remember in Revelations 20:4 it tells of these things that are now happening. I just don’t understand how people cannot see that there is a real God and he is very much alive today. Just read the Bible and see that these scriptures are unfolding today right before our very eyes. The book of Revelations is relevant to the past, present, and the future. Did you know that Revelations is known as “The Apocalypse of ST. John”? As in the book of Daniel tells us the Antichrist “will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard –of-things against the God of gods. Be prepared my friends it is not looking good. Is ISIS a foretaste of the Antichrist’s future reign of terror, The Antichrist will be given power to wage war against Christians to conquer them (Revelations 13:7).I pray the ones that don’t know Christ or believe in him will soon and get on bended knees and pray. Did you know the Catholic Church is involved in efforts to impose a global government 2011 the Vatican Cardinals issued a document calling for a “World Authority”? This book is very informative one I feel everyone should get and read I feel everyone can understand what it is saying and it really will open your eyes to a lot that is going on now in the world. I recommend it highly. I received this book free from Worthy Publishing for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s. 5 Stars ISBN 9781617956621

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