Book Review: Perfect Strangers


Perfect Strangers

Friendship, Strength, and Recovery After Boston’s Worst Day

by Roseann Sdoia

Perseus Books Group, PublicAffairs Books
PublicAffairs

Biographies & Memoirs

Pub Date 28 Mar 2017
Archive Date 28 Mar 2017

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of Perfect Strangers through the publisher and Netgalley:

April.15.2013 lives were changed when a bomber let off a bomb during the Boston Marathon three people were killed and 264 were injured.  This book doesn’t only highlight that tragic day but the Friendships that were formed from it.

A tragic event like The bombing at the Boston Marathon in 2013.

A number of people lost limbs that day, forever altering their lives but as many victims there that day there were at least as many heros.

 Perfect Stranger is Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Roseann  S do it’s story, but it’s not merely a story of tragedy,  it’s a story of triumph and friendship,  of determination and hope.

I give Perfect Stranger five out of five stars.

Happy Reading. 

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Book Review: Where We Were


Where We Were

by Kellie Sheridan
Patchwork Press
Women’s Fiction, Teens & YA

Pub Date 06 Dec 2016

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This is the story of four sisters, Quadruplets with identical faces but different personalities.

Reece is athletic, adventurous, a force of nature, who is a little reckless.  Rhiannon is the hardest to get to know, she’s the smartest who would rather spend time in books than with people but she is also the funniest though most never get to see that side of her.  Reilly is probably the most sensitive, she genuinely cares about others and will do what she can to help them but sometimes she cares to much. Reagan is the introvert of the sisters, she is quiet preferring to live in made up worlds.

When their parents decide they are going to move everyone to Fairview Reece is angry. Rhiannon would prefer not to fight with her family but she worries about when she’ll get to see her boyfriend next.  Reece tends to get drunk a lot.  Reilly loves singing, reality tv, and cooking but no meat.

I give Where We Were five out of five stars.

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Book Review: No More Faking Fine


No More Faking Fine

Ending the Pretending

by Esther Fleece
Zondervan Non-Fiction
Zondervan Christian

Pub Date 10 Jan 2017
Archive Date Not set

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of No More Faking Fine through the publisher and Netgalley:

In this book we are reminded that no one is meant to live in grief and Sorrow forever but we will all experience it.

The author tells us about how she learned to “Fake Fine” by the time she was ten.  Her Father was suffering from mental illness.

We are reminded too that there is no grid for grief.

The author points I out that though not everyone will expire prosperity everyone will experience loss and grief. 

We are reminded too that blaming God, or telling the grieve clichés is more hurtful than helpful.

We are reminded too that “Faking Fine” only hurt usus more than helps us.

We are reminded too that when we make vows out of fear they turn it lies.

Esther Fleece goes on to point out that sometimes the pain we are expecting is too deep for words.

We are reminded too that we need to have the courage to ask the hard questions. 

I give No More Faking Fine five out of five stars:

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Book Review: Restored

Restored

Finding Redemption in Our Mess

by Tom Berlin

Abingdon PressChristian, Religion & Spirituality

Pub Date 20 Dec 2016

Archive Date 20 Jan 2016

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Tom Berlin a Pastor, reminds us that we are alk created in Gods image but Sin has mafe that a distant memory.

Tom Berlin tells us that we should think of sin as a disease that affects us in very real ways. And we are all old told to stop trying to manage our sins.  

The Author points out too that God does not empower us with Grace, but he does offee it to us.  

I give Restored five out of five stars.

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Book Review:Attend

Attend

Forty Soul Stretches Toward God

by Laura Davis Werezak

FaithWords / Center Street





FaithWords
ChristianHealth, Mind & Body
Pub Date 21 Feb 2017

Archive Date Not set

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In this book Laura Davis Werezak through the publisher and Netgalley:

Laura Davis Werezak reminds us of the importance of being present in our relationship with God.  She reminds us too that anyone can turn to God at anytime and in any situation and we will experience transformation.

We are reminded too that we cannot hide from God.  She encourages us to take time to turn off our devices and listen to God.  

We are reminded too of the importance of giving our worries to God before we go to bed. 

The importance of asking someone we have wronged for forgiveness is also highlighted.   And the importance of admitting our sins to God is also emphasized.

We are reminded to of the importantce of taking a day off.

I give Attend five out of five stars.

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Book Review: My Heart

My Heart (Galley – not final)

Every Beat Surrendered to Our Unchanging God

by Julie Manning


B&H Publishing Group (B&H Books, Holman Bibles, B&H Español, and B&H Kids)

B&H Books
Christian
Pub Date 01 Feb 2017

Archive Date Not I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of My Heart through the Publisher and Netgalley:

Julie Manning talks about the birth of her seconf son Hunter on July.14.2009, her other Son Noah was only twenty months older.  

In this book we are reminded that we do noy have to physically die to experience God’s Glory, we just need to stop and pause long enough yo exis God’s glory.

A few weeks after her Son Hunter id born she goes to see a cardiologist due to the complications she had with Hunter’s birth and soon discovers her heart is failing. 

She goes on to talk about how herb diagnosis changed hee lifestyle in a positive way.   

My Heart is the story of a Mother’s love and faith.

I give this book five out of five stars.

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Book Review: Pause And Think On This

Selah: Pause and Think on This

Daily Insights for Total Breakthrough

by Kimberly Daniels

 

 Charisma House

ChristianReligion & Spirituality
Pub Date 03 Jan 2017

Archive Date 01 Feb 2017

ChristianReligion & Spirituality
Pu 03 Jan 2017

Archive Date 01 Feb 2017

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of Selah: Pause and Think On This through the Publisher and Netgalley:

Kimberly Davis talks about the struggles she has faced over the past few years,we are reminded too that it is okay to ask God fot what we want when we are right with him.

The author goes on to point out miserable people make others miserable as well.  She also points ouy that people with no joy are never satisfied.  

We are reminded too that we need to put our trust in God and rejoice.

I believe this book would be great for anybody no matter where they are in their walk with Christ:

Five out of five stars.

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Book Review: Grace Alone

Grace Alone

by Ruth E. Meyer


Concordia Publishing House

ChristianLiterary Fiction
Pub Date 14 Feb 2017

Archive Date Not set

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Grace Williams is the single Mother of four kids ranging in aged from  three to fourteen.  She has no desired to complicate things with a relationship but she meets David a new neighbor whose acopy Christian.  Soon her children v show interest in church,butGrace warns David she I’d not church material. 

Her son Freddie has a speech impediment doo just follows a long doing what others ask him.

Her oldest Faith is into Volleyball but also considers herself a fashionista.  And her youngest Katie is a little social butterfly. Jackson her other Son has been caught stealing money from his Mother and from the charity box at church.

Soon Grace finds herself falling for David but when he cancels their first date because he can’t date a non-believer she is heartbroken.

Will Grace come to accept the Lord in her heart, and re siege died for her sins?  Will she learn to forgive herself as the Lord forgave her?

I give Grace Alone five out of five stars.

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Book Review: Piecing Me Together

 Piecing Me Together

by Renée Watson

Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
Bloomsbury USA ChildrensChildren’s Fiction, Teens & YAPub Date 14 Feb 2017
Archive Date 13 Feb 2017

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Jade lives in a poor neighborhood but received a full scholarship to a private highschool across town away from everything she knows. Her mom had worked as a housekeeper at Emanuel hospital but was fired when some reported her for stealing supplies like juice boxes and Saltine Crackers now she cares for a friend’s Mother who is unable to care for herself.

Despite living in an impoverished neighborhood Jade can see beauty in her neighborhood.

Can Jade continue to embrace where she comes from and move forward?  

I give Piecing Me Together five out of five stars.

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Book Review: Zip It

Zip It

The Keep It Shut 40-Day Challenge

by Karen Ehman

Zondervan Non-Fiction
Zondervan

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of Zip It through the publisher and Netgalley:

This book reminds us that our words have power, and it is up to us how we use them.

This book reminds us that we should be more quick to use our lips for praise, rather than to use them for insults.

We are reminded too that we need to use the words we type on social media need to be watched.  We need to be mindful whether or not the words we type make a positive or negative impact.

I give Zip It five out of five stars.

Happy Reading.

 


Zondervan Non-Fiction

Zondervan
Christian
Pub Date 07 Feb 2017