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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

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mission Possible - 5 Stars

Mission Possible Spiritual CoveringMission Possible Spiritual Covering by Deborah L. McCarragher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was sent to me at my request for me to review. So everything written here is my opinion only.
I was very interested in this book for several personal reasons. The author is spot on. While my story is almost a flipped opposite of hers it still was the same principle. Though my story turned out far different.
I was raised a Preachers Daughter, saved at an early age and prayerfully married a young man who's family loved God and while he had run away at 16, came back and seemed to have made things right.
Our first year was good and then he got tired of "playing" church and his true colors began to show. His Mother, my Mom and I, as well as others started years of prayer and faith. Basically every step in your book! By year twelve he was a violent drunk, who had run away when I was pregnant, leaving me to raise our son alone for three years. At which time he DEMANDED a divorce.
I spent years claiming him for God only to be divorced and while I couldn't understand I just stayed faithful to God and kept trusting and serving Him while turning my now former husband over to God.
Eventually God reunited me with a man I had met my senior yr of high school, who had never married, waiting on the wife God had for him. Long story short...we married 14 yrs ago and my ex signed the papers for him to adopt my son when he was 5!!
Here's the God part. After years of not hearing from my ex, he contacted out of the blue about six months ago and asked permission to call.
When he called, he said he needed to apologize for how he had treated me and that my Christian spirit made him feel like such a heel he kept treating me worse thinking he could break me and make me act unChrist like. The more it didn't work the harder he tried and the worse he felt about himself till he was so ashamed he had to run...would I forgive him? I told him I forgave him years ago.
Why am I telling all of this and what does it have to do with the book?
There is a verse in the Bible that says "as long as he choose to dwell with her". When a lost husband walks away and says "no more" there is nothing we as a wife can do, especially if things have escalated to violence. Second, God's Word and our prayers will not return void. They may not be answered in the way we think or expect, but in His time... God does His work, remember this is the first glimpse of light for my ex with many people loving and praying for him for 26 years! All in Gods Time!
I highly recommend this book for an encouragement to all women with a lost husband! I wish I had had it 26 yrs ago! Deborah McCarragher http://www.Godmissionpossible.blogspot.com

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Out of Darkness ~ 5 Stars

Out of DarknessOut of Darkness by Darrell Case
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I did not think I was going to give this a five star review. It started out ok but went downhill and then when the character started dabbling in things he shouldn't to get what he wanted and get more power, bigger, better...I was pulling away from him and the book but I kept reading hoping this wasn't one of THOSE books. And it WASN'T!! It is worth every star!
God took them through the fire and showed them where they had lost their way and their hearts and brought them back to Him. Not without great pain, sorrow and loss and at a great price, but that is real life!
This book is one I can whole heartedley recommend without reservation and I say with a grateful heart, thank you Darrell for sending me a copy to review!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

4 Stars for Captive Trail

Captive TrailCaptive Trail by Susan Page Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am so very much enjoying this series!! This is number two in the series and the second one I have read and I love it! It took till the very end for me to connect the two books but I love that the story is a stand alone story even though it connects to the other book.
This was well written, but had a lot of Catholic symbolism and religion in it. It does have faith in God and mention that there is a difference between Protestant and Catholic beliefs but there is no clear presentation of Salvation that I could find, other than the one verse of Amazing Grace. I came away feeling like it was more a Catholic book than anything and that bothered me. It was insinuated that the two main Characters were Protestant but were ok with the Catholics and they were all a great big happy family.
I received this book from M P News Room ~ Moody Press for my review and opinion. The things stated here are my thoughts only.

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Devotion Book ~ 2 Stars

All to Jesus: A Year of DevotionsAll to Jesus: A Year of Devotions by Robert J. Morgan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I really wanted to like this book, but a devotional that jumps around from translation to translation makes no sense to me. For me a devotional is a guide to help you in your daily Bible reading. But if I can't open my Bible and follow along and study, make sense of what is being said...then it is just confusion and frustration to me.
Let me put it like this, I wrote a piece and sent it in by request. Was told that I had a special way with words and people would love my story. But when it was "edited" and I read it I couldn't even tell that it was the same story! It hadn't been edited it had been rewritten.
Most of the "verses" were rewritten to the point of being unrecognizable to me.
I was sent this book by B&B Media for my honest review of this books content. These are my personal opinions only.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Word Smith Journal Magazine

Books Won From “The Word Smith Journal Magazine” This month I entered a contest that the Word Smith Journal Magazine was having and was privileged to be one of the winners picked!! As I have mentioned more than once, I went to TX. Last week for my Sister’s wedding and the day after I got back I received a great box with a treasure trove of books in it!! In the box was:

1. “No Other” by Shawna K. Williams
2. “Contingency” by Paula Wiseman
3. “The Ride of Her Life” by Lorna Seilstad
4. “A Heart Revealed” by Julie Lessman
5. “Salome’s Conversion” by Rohn Federbush
6. “Dawn Singer” by Janalyn Voigt
7. “The Deliverer” by Kathy Macias
8. “The Chamomile” by Susan F. Croft
9. “Irregardless of Murder” by E. E. Kennedy

What a wonderful box of books to help get me through this long cold snowy winter here in Alaska that has already started! We already have snow on the ground and I love that I get to mark some of my “to read” books off of my list!

Thank you, Pamela S Thibodeaux Owner/Ad Sales Director The Wordsmith Journal

Christian Fiction Book Reviews

$300 KINDLE SHOPPING SPREE Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | Posted by John Hileman | at 3:21 PM | IT'S THE $300 KINDLE SHOPPING SPREE! made possible by the generosity of these authors THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A $300 GIFT CARD FOR AMAZON HERE IS HOW TO ENTER (IF YOU DO NOT E-MAIL US, YOU ARE NOT YET ENTERED) 1) Get 1 entry when you SHARE this post on FACEBOOK by clicking the Facebook tab in the upper right corner of this blog post. 2) Get 1 entry when you TWEET this post on Twitter! 3) Get 1 entry when you click "LIKE" on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ChristianFictionBookReviews 4) Get 5 entries if you blog about this post on your blog. Send an e-mail to ChristianFictionBR at gmail dot com, and tell us what you did to promote this contest, and we will put you in the DRAWING. Example: Dear Christian Fiction Book Reviews, I shared your blog post on Facebook. I tweeted about this blog post on my Twitter @kindlelover. I liked your Facebook page, and I posted an article on my blog here: www.kindleisawesome.blogspot.com Thanks. p.s. We're naming our first child Christian Fiction Book Reviews. (we might have gone too far with this part) E-mails for entry into this contest must be received before 5pm EST SEPT 30.

Christians Ought to Know ~ 4 Stars

What Every Christian Ought to Know: Solid Grounding for a Growing FaithWhat Every Christian Ought to Know: Solid Grounding for a Growing Faith by Adrian Rogers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an in depth and yet back to basics look at the Bible principals for Christians. Things that need to be taught to new Christians as discipleship and yet is a wonderful tool for a refresher and strengthener for someone who has been in Church and even the ministry for years!
I found that going back over some of the basics in this book, the way they are laid out, was like a fresh drink of water! It isn't one of those old dry as dust tombs that are so deep and theological that you can't even understand half the words and it puts you to sleep.
Adrian and his son keep your interest and keep things moving right along. I only had one problem with the book and that is that they used different translations. It bothers me when I read a book about the Bible and it's principals and doctrines and the author uses "Other Translations". Especially when they use several. This is my own personal preference and belief. I believe in the King James Version and have a hard time when I read a book about the Bible and it uses several different "Books". There can only be one Bible, One Word from God.
Other than that this is a wonderful book and my husband and I have enjoyed reading it together.
I received this book from B&B Media for my opinion and personal review. The above statements are mine alone.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

I'm Back ~ Kind of!!

My daughter and I are back from our trip to TX. for my Sister's wedding! The plane trips there and back were very painful for my broken old body but it was well worth it! I did find I was more mobile (not a lot) in the heat and coming home to snow on the ground has put the ache back in my body in a very big way. I spent the first two days home in bed huddled up under covers shivering and aching head to toe. The strain of the travel, the rough flight (storms on the way home) and arriving in freezing weather at 2:30 am made my fibromyalgia flare in the worst of ways. My nerves and muscles are knotted and spasming like fire crackers. It has been a rough return to reality but was so worth it!
Bridal Shower Cake!!

A special moment before the "I Do's"

The Happy Bride!!
My Beautiful Mom (Dollie Noel) and two Sisters Sandra Lassiter and Myra Johnson
Three of my beautiful Aunts who drove down from KY for the Wedding.
Three of the cousins.
A kiss between the youngest niece (Flower girl Joy - 3 yrs) and Aunt Myra

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Wedding Break...

WE ARE OFF!! I'll be back to posting in about 10 days or so. My Daughter, Joanna (12) and I are flying out of Anchorage, Alaska on a red eye flight to Fort Worth, TX to my Sister Myra's Wedding! I Will be too wrapped up in family and the wedding to post so I will see you all around the 20th! Miss me wile I'm gone!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Confirming Justice ~ 5*****

Confirming JusticeConfirming Justice by Diane Munson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I met Mr & Mrs Munson online at two or three places and we ended up emailing a time or two after I won one of their new books. They are a wonderful personable couple whom I have enjoyed very much and seem to have a lot of the same interests.
When I also joined their NCIS group, it just gave us more to talk about! And so out of the kindness of their hearts they sent me a copy of one of their first books ever written together..."Confirming Justice".
I read it today and I loved it!!! I loved the double plot that took till the last chapter tho fill in all the details of the story.
As an avid Mystery reader, I can often figure out a lot of the story as I work through a book but this one kept me guessing all through to the end.
Stellar Work!

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Restore Your Marriage ~ 5*****

Restore Your Marriage And Fall in Love AgainRestore Your Marriage And Fall in Love Again by Krystal Kuehn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have "Put in" 26 years of marriage. The first 12 I read every marriage and self help book I could get my hands on trying to "Rescue" my failing marriage. I put my heart and soul into it. With the help of my Godly Mother-in-Law we went cover to cover in the Bible searching and praying for everything about Marriage, Submission, Prayer, Love, Faith...
Other than the Bible and one other tiny book that I lost long ago and can't even remember the name of, this book is the best I have ever read at putting all the information together in a simple, straight forward, easy to follow and understand way. I would (and will) highly recommend this book to anyone who not only has a problem in their marriage but wants to keep their marriage fresh and protected from problems and keep it from getting into a rut or falling by the way side.
I tried to save my first marriage of 12 yrs and he walked away. Now almost 14 yrs into my second marriage and we both are even more sure today than the day we said "I DO" that it is a for life love!
This book was sent to me by the Author for my honest opinion and review. All things stated here are my own thoughts about the book and it's content.

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