Book Review:Point Me to Jesus


Point Me to Jesus

365 Devotions for Parents to Read to Their Children
by Tara McClary Reeves

Broadstreet Publishing Group LLC

Broadstreet Publishing Group, LLC
Christian

Pub Date 01 Aug 2016

I was given a Copy of Point Me to Jesus 365 Devotions for Parents to Read Their Children through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

Point Me to Jesus is geared towards both parents and children, and this devotional deals with issues like the importance of putting God before our Entertainment, remaining faithful, and it reminds us too that Jesus loved the sinners too.  This devotional reminds both parents and  children the importance of remaining faithful, and obeying God.

Point Me to Jesus is a wonderful devotional for parents to read together.  The questions at the end of each devotion allow for discussion.

Point Me to Jesus reminds it’s readers that God is there for us, if only we ask him, if we seek his comfort he will comfort us.

We are reminded too of the importance of not comparing our walk with Christ to anyone else’s because all of our walks are different and we shouldn’t be comparing ours with anyone else’s.

Point Me to Jesus also reminds us the importance of not playing the blame game, how we should admit our mistakes and move on from them.

We are reminded too that as Christians we should not be jealous, because Jealousy is like a disease that robs us of our joy.

I give this book five out of five stars

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Book Review: The Abortionist’s Son


 

The Abortionist’s Son

by David Davis

The Phoenix Organization
Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality

Pub Date 17 Jun 2016

I was given a copy of The Abortionist’s Son through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

As a Child Davis believed his Dad was a selfless Doctor then something inside his Father’s Character had changed.  By the time he was eight though his Mother was blaming him for his Grandfather’s death saying it was the boys selfishness that killed him.

By the time David is an adult his Father has another identity one he uses when frequenting whorehouses and brothels.  But soon David finds himself in front of a Strip Club.

David finds himself drinking far to much and becoming addicted to sleeping pills, risking his health his very life.

Soon David realizes that his Father had a Narcissist Personality Disorder.  Only really caring about himself.

After a Bike Accident nearly takes his life though David comes to the realization there is something missing from his life.  And soon he realizes that he needs to do more with his life.

David’s Father does come to visit him while he’s in the hospital, but he does so without emotion, more out of duty than love.

The Abortionist’s Son is about accepting the truth about where David Davis comes from but more than that it’s about accepting Christ and forgiving the family he hurt them even if it meant loosing that family

Five out of five stars

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Book Review: Undesirable ractices


 

Undesirable Practices

Women, Children, and the Politics of the Body in Northern Ghana, 19301972
by Jessica Cammaert

University of Nebraska Press

Politics, History

Pub Date 01 Jul 2016 

I was given a copy of Undesirable Practices through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

This book brings to light the undesirable practices placed upon women in Northern Ghana.  In 1930 a questionnaire entitled “Customs affecting the Status of Women in West Africa and the questionnaire dealt with questions about female circumcision and how they affected the lives of the woman and also suggested ways that a difference could be made.

The chapter goes on to talk about issues of Women and Slavery in West Africa, and the hesitancy to expand female education.

This book talks about how Christian Sects played a role in influencing the practice of female Circumcision.

The Practices of Child Slavery, Pawning and Child Trafficking are also discussed.

This book talks about both the positive and negative roles some of these Policies placed upon those in West African Society have.

I found this book to be both educational and informative.

Five out of five Stars

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Book Review: In the Shadow of David

In The Shadow Of David

The Secret Rebellion
by Martin Baggen

Martin Baggen
Mystery & Thrillers, History

Pub Date 28 Jun 2016 

I was given a Copy of In the Shadow of David through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

A Young queen returns from exile to her homeland she must take her homeland out of the grips of foreign oppression and in order to do that she must find a King.  Her search leads her to a gifted, Charismatic man who may help lead her country out of opression and into freedom.

Will the Queen behind to find her King, and save her People, or will they die trying?

If you are a fan of Mysteries set in Biblical times In the Shadow of David is a book I’d definitely recommend.

I give In the Shadow of David five out of five stars

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Book Review: Still A Work In Progress

Still a Work in Progress

by Jo Knowles

Candlewick Press

Candlewick
Children’s Fiction

Pub Date 02 Aug 2016 

I was given a copy of Still A Work In Progress through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

Ryan finds himself hiding in a Bathroom Stall from Molly Lo, though he insists that he is not afraid of her.

Noah’s sister is a vegan and when she packs lunches, she always packs him Tofurkey Sandwiches.

Noah is in seventh grade and is just trying to fit in.  Even her Vegan diet, doesn’t stop Kerry from making herself sick, becoming bulimic, a battle she has fought before but they thought she had under control.

Noah can’t understand why everyone is acting as if nothing happened at school, when his sister Emma nearly died from Bullimia, and is now in a treatment facility, being force fed.

This is the story of a young boys, coming of age, but more than that it’s the story of one boy’s devotion to his sister.

Five out of five stars

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Book Review: The Lost and the Found


The Lost and the Found

by Cat Clarke

Random House Children’s

Crown Books for Young Readers
Children’s Fiction

Pub Date 06 Sep 2016

I was the Lost and the Found through the publisher and their parnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review, which is as follows:

Faith is trying to come to deal with her Mother’ Mental illness, she spends weeks at a time locked in her room, Faith bringing her trays making sure she eats and Faith’s Father reminding her, that she has Faith to think about.

Faith’s Sister Laurel went missing years before and one day the Police call saying they think they found her alive.

Thirteen years ago when Laurel went missing, Faith was only a toddler, and she only has secondhand memories of her big sister.

Laurel spent years locked in a basement and must learn to readjust to life with her family.   

Laurel is not everything she seems to be though, and Faith finds herself making excuses for her, allowances for her, she would not otherwise make.

Is the girl her parents believe is Laurel, really her missing sister, or is her sister gone?  

I give the Lost and the found Five out of five stars.

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Book Review:A Sisters Crusade

A Sister’s Crusade

by Ann Turner

Troubador Publishing Ltd.

Matador
Romance, History

Pub Date 28 Apr 2016 

I was given a copy of A Sister’s Crusade through the publisher and their parnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

For as long as they could remember life for the villagers have been hard.  Esma finds herself pregnant Lord Oswwyn after he assaulted her.  When she gives birth to a daughter she drops her off at the Lord’s front gate with a note, stating that she cannot care for the child.

Though Sisters, Rowena is more favored than Aubrette.  Aubrette is treated more like a slave than the daughter of a Lord.

Just as Rowena is getting married, Aubrette meets the mother who was forced to give up.  

Rowena is weakened after giving still-birth to a son, but she is determined to give her husband a Son.  

When Rowena continues to have miscarriages, Aubrette sleeps with Rowena’s husband, and they have a Son that Rowena will raise as her own.

Set during the time of the Crusades, A Sister’s Crusade, is the story of love, Lust, forgiveness, and even redemption.

I give A Sister’s Crusade five out of five stars

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Book Review: Saving My Assasain


 

Saving My Assassin

by Virginia Prodan

Tyndale House Publishers

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Christian, Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 07 Jun 2016

I was given a copy of Saving My Assassin through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

This book opens up in 1984 Bucharest Romania.

Virginia Prodan shouldn’t be alive, she should be dead buried in an unmarked grave in Romania.

As a Child Virgina is treated differently from her siblings, her parents even talking about wanting to put her up for adoption.

The first time Virgina is left alone in charge of the house when she was only in first grade.

When she is eighteen against all odds Virgina passes the exams that will allow her enterance into Law School.

In time Virgina learns that the people she thought were her parent’s weren’t, that in fact her Aunt Cassandra was her Mother.

Despite the dangers of jail time or worse Virgina gives her heart to Christ, and begins representing Christians.

Would you be able to risk your life and that of your families to stand up for Christ, the way Virgina did.

I give Saving My Assasain Five out of five stars

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Book Review: St Teresa of Calcutta


 

St. Teresa of Calcutta

Missionary, Mother, Mystic
by Kerry Walters

Franciscan Media

Christian

Pub Date 26 Aug 2016 

I was given a copy of St Teresa of Calcutta through the publisher and their parnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review:

Even today nearly two decades after her death, Saint Teresa is a highly respected woman of faith.

St. Teresa served the poorest of the poor and the sickest of the sick.  She never shied away from the outcasts of her day.

Nineteen years after her death Mother Teresa was Cannonized becoming St. Teresa of Calcutta.

Five out of five stars

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Book Review:Remember My Beauties

Remember My Beauties

by Lynne Hugo

Switchgrass Books

AuthorBuzz
Literary Fiction

Pub Date 18 Apr 2016 

I was given a copy of Remember My Beauties through the publisher and their parnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

It’s been twenty six years since she graduated from highschool, when she decides to take a pair of scissors and cut her hair off, the hair her current husband had fallen in love.  Her daughter has gotten involved with drugs so her Mother buys her food, knowing that if she gives her money it will only go up her nose. 

Will her daughters involvement with drugs end up getting her, or her loved one’s killed or will she get the help she needs.

Five out of five stars

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