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I am a Christian and seek to glorify my Lord. As such I will not read any erotic, paranormal, vampire, or such books. I also will stop reading any book that has bad language (Cursing and taking my Lord’s name in vain.), and books with gratuitous sex. This is one reason I have chosen to be associated with the Publishing Companies and the Authors that are on my site because I feel safe recommending them to others.

Audrey Grant

Thursday, September 27, 2012

4 Stars ~ First Handy Bible

My First Handy BibleMy First Handy Bible by Cecilie Olesen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great little book for toddlers who love mimicking Mom and Dad by taking their own "Bible" to Church! It has a nice sturdy little handle on the back for easy carrying and a Child friendly latch to keep it closed. I like that the handle is on the spine so the pages hang down even if the clasp were to break off the Bible would still hang in the right position when carried.
I also love the card board pages which will hold up to little fingers learning to sit and turn pages. Perfect child friendly size to fit their little laps and hands. A great teaching aid.
The one thing that lowered this to a 4 star instead of a 5 in my opinion was that, as it tells each story in two or three lines for the toddlers (which is great)it doesn't give a verse to read to them to go along with it. It is called My First Handy "BIBLE" but doesn't have Bible verses in it. I think this would be a very important addition to the book.
I received this book from B&B Media for my personal opinion and honest review. I have been honest and straight forward in my opinions.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I Surrender All ~ 5 Stars

I Surrender All: Rebuilding a Marriage Broken by PornographyI Surrender All: Rebuilding a Marriage Broken by Pornography by Clay Crosse
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For Adults! I think that this book is not only for married couples but for single men who are tempted by or already addicted to Pornography. WARNING: This is a very frank and honest discussion about not just the temptation of porn but the details of how it almost destroyed this man's life and marriage. He and his wife are very open and honest about what happened and how they felt and what was said and done. (Not explicit in the way they describe sex, but enough that it isn't for young teens unless they are being counseled for this problem already.)
This book took bravery, honesty and faith to write so openly about what they each had done wrong, how they both felt along the way and how painful and hard the restoration of their marriage was but that they had made a choice and a decision and stuck with each other!
I have lived on the other end of the pain of living with someone addicted to Porn and know the damage it can do to you and your emotions and self esteem as a woman. She is to be greatly respected for sticking by him and standing up with him in front of all of his fans and the world. This is a wonderful book. Well written, captivating, emotional, and in the end heart warming in their strength to stand together.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

No "Hiding & Seeking" for this 5 Star Review!!

Hide and SeekHide and Seek by Jeff Struecker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'M HOOKED!! I love a well written book and this book has it all! Love, Laughter, Tears, Fear, Panic, WHAT!!!, Oh no!, all the factors that make you want to keep reading or follow the guys into the next battle and wait for the babies, and be a fly on the wall at the b-b-q's...
There was just enough laughter to break the tension in a very real way. I know this book was written by a Retired Major and you can tell he knows his stuff!
Small details like the thoughts going through their heads just before, during and after a battle. How the know they got hurt but it doesn't compute right away because they are still on go mode and adrenaline is keeping them from feeling the full extent of the pain until the stop and look at it or some one says something about it, then their brain says...oh, yeah that hurts really bad!
Those are things you wouldn't know unless you had been through it. That's not television that's real life! I loved the book and now am on the hunt for his other books!
I hope you keep writing Major!! I love your style!! I'm a new fan and plan to stay that way!
I received this book from B&B Media to read and review for my unbiased opinion. These statements are mine and mine alone.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Be Still - 4 Stars

Be Still My Soul: A NovelBe Still My Soul: A Novel by Joanne Bischof
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was well written. Joanne has a great way with words and drops you right in the middle of the action, emotion, and heart of the story from word one!
I feel I should state up front that the cover of this book was misleading to me. The girl and setting is so peaceful and with the title I was not at all expecting the amount of abuse and violence I found.
I thought Joanne did a very good job of writing about some sensitive and hard subject matter. Anger, bitterness, jealousy, verbal and physical abuse toward a child/young lady by her father, drinking, abuse in a marriage, theft, lying, death of children and babies....she hits it all!
There were a few people in the book who had a very clear faith and relationship with the Lord and it showed. Some loved Him but didn't teach those around them, which I found odd. Some craved more but didn't know where to find answers and it bothered me that she left that part hanging for both of the two main characters which is why I only gave it 4 stars.
I really did like this book, I just wish there had been some spiritual answers and teaching as well as reconciliation. But all in all a good book.
I received this book from Blogging for Books as an ARC to read and give my review and personal opinion on.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Serpent's Grasp ~ 5 Stars!!

The Serpent's GraspThe Serpent's Grasp by C. Kevin Thompson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just finished this book last night (early morning) before I fell asleep. I really enjoyed it! In fact as a homeschooling Mother with a Senior this year I am adding it to my son's required reading for his English/Literature for the year!
I love the way the Author includes so many facts, so much scientific information, proof against evolution, all the real with the fiction of the story he told!
And I enjoyed the Naval aspect of the story also! Loved all the detail and information on the boating, Navy, the battle at sea!!
He crammed so much into one book it is overwhelming and so well written! I loved it and am a new fan! I can't wait for the next book! I am thrilled to have won this book on The Book Club Network and had a chance to read it!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

3 Stars for The Gifted

The Gifted: A NovelThe Gifted: A Novel by Ann H. Gabhart
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a good book and I really like Ann's writing. I just felt that it followed so close to the story line of "The Outsider" that I was almost doing a re-read of a re-write. Kind of like watching the movie of the book. That's what it was like. There really weren't any surprises, and all the details of the Shaker lifestyle were almost identical. The same decision to make...
I really wanted to love this book. I was so enthralled with the first one of the series that I couldn't wait to see what she would do with this one! Before I read "The Outsiders" I knew nothing about the Shaker religion and was anxious to learn more about them and what happened to them, etc. But it wasn't to be...
But I am not one to give up! So Ann, I am rooting for you and holding out hope for the next one in the series! Come on, give us some good stuff just like you did in the first one and WOW our socks off!
I won this book on the Book Club Network!

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

4 Stars for Perfect Lies

Perfect LiesPerfect Lies by Jennifer Crow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Have you ever picked a book that sounded great when you read the blurb and then when you got it there was a hesitation to acctually get started reading it? It doesn't happen real often, but sometimes when I get a book "in hand" and read the back and inside cover it is like I'm holding a hot coal in my hand and mentaly I want nothing to do with it. So I put it aside and try not to think about it.
But, I have found that it is most often those books that are going to have a big impact on my life! "Perfect Lies" is one of those books. I try to be honest and read all the books I get, in the order I get them, unless I get one that is on a real short deadline and just has to be read ASAP to meet a deadline. Otherwise I stack them adding each new book to the bottom of my pile and when the next book is at the top. That is the one I read. But I skipped this one twice and now I am sorry I did!! DON'T SKIP THIS BOOK!!!
In one way or another I have spent most of my life living my version of these same 9 lies! I am right now on year four of being bed ridden with more health issues than the Drs can keep a list of, I have had 13 surgeries, I have had cancer twice, more back, spine, nerve and muscle problems than you can shake a stick at. The last "pain specialist" they sent me to sent to ONE Dr. for my records and it took over a ream of paper to print them off of the fax machine!
So I felt like Jennifer was writing about me in a lot of ways. God has used this time down to teach me a lot of things and draw me so much closer to Him! Now when I am able to do something for Him, it really is 100% for Him. No doubts in my mind, because I'm at home, no one sees me or can thank me or even know I do it. So I am doing it for Him and I have the peace of knowing that it isn't a "look at what I did" or "I am serving God like my family" or any of the other lies that tortured me for so many years!
A very interesting book. Answered a lot of questions for me. I do not agree 100% with everything that she said, some of her imagery and use of certain verses were not in context to me and I had an issue with all the "translations" of the Bible she used. I don't understand why one, the Original, isn't good enough! But that is my personal opinion and does not change her writing, just my enjoyment of it.
I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network only for the purpose of my reading it to give my personal review of the contents whether good or bad. They have no say in my opinion of the book the thoughts expressed here are totally my own.

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