Book Review: Your Battle Belongs to the Lord


Your Battles Belong to the Lord
Know Your Enemy and Be More Than a Conqueror

by Joyce Meyer



Pub Date 10 Sep 2019

I am reviewing a copy of Your Battle Belongs to the Lord through FaithWorks and Netgalley:

In this book we are encouraged to put on Armor of God.

Your Battle Belongs to the Lord, Meyer explains that though some of our problems may be a result of a person’s choices and circumstances others are from the spiritual realm.

This book points out too that we should choose our thoughts carefully because they ultimately become the blueprint for our lives. Meyers goes on to point out that God will fight our battles for us, but we have to show up for the fight. We are reminded too that God leads and you should follow that things will not work out if we try to reverse the roles.

We are reminded too Once you recognize the devil is real and active in the world today as your true enemy and the source of many of your struggles, you can overcome them and live a life of peace, freedom, faith and victory. When facing life’s battles, there are certain things you must do for yourself, such as: Diligently studying and applying God’s Word Trusting Him, Praying and maintaining a positive attitude and thankful heart.

We are reminded too that When you do your part, God does His-and He is always ready and eager to defend you and help you.

I give Your Battle Belongs to the Lord five out of five stars!

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Book Review: The Byzantine World War


The Byzantine World War
by Nick Holmes


History , Nonfiction (Adult)

Pub Date 28 May 2019

I am reviewing a copy of The Byzantine World War through Matador and Netgalley:

There is no doubt that the Crusades shook the world in the Middle Ages but why did they happen?

In this book their origins are revealed in a new light. As part of a medieval world war that stretched all the way from Asia to Europe. At its centre was an ancient empire –Byzantium.

The story of the Crusades is told for the first time as a single linked narratives the three linked events that changed the course of history As part of a medieval world war that stretched from Asia to Europe. At its centre was an ancient empire – Byzantium.

The first crusade began on a cold wintry day on November 27 1095 in Clermont in Southern France.

Nick Holmes presents the First Crusade in a wider global context but he also puts forwards new interpretations of the original sources, suggesting that its success was in fact largely accidental, and that the central role of Byzantium in the Crusades has been underestimated.

I give The Byzantine World War five out of five stars!

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Book Review: I’m Waiting God


I’m Waiting, God – Women’s Bible Study Guide with Leader Helps
Finding Blessing in God’s Delays

by Barb Roose

Abingdon Press

Christian , Religion & Spirituality

Pub Date 17 Sep 2019

I am reviewing a copy of I’m Waiting God through Abingdon Press and Netgalley:

In this book we are reminded that God is Closer Than You Think even on the time find help and hope for times when it’s hard to wait on God.

Sometimes it seems to us that God is taking longer to answer your prayers. Have you taken matters into your own hands and ended up making the situation worse.

Sometimes Waiting On God challenges our Faith where our bills are stacking up or our family is falling apart or we feel like they won’t come true. We know that God hears our prayers, but it is hard on us when the clock is ticking and we haven’t seen the answers.

This four week Bible Study, Barb Roose shares with us stories from the Bible of those who wait on God…

I give I’m Waiting On God five out of five stars!

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Book Review: The Melody of the Mulberries


The Melody of the Mulberries
Big Creek Book 2

by Tonya Jewel Blessing


Christian , Historical Fiction

Pub Date 09 Sep 2019

I am reading a copy of The Melody of the Mulberries through BooksGoSocial and Netgalley:

This is the Sequel to Appalachian Ashby and is set in West Virginia, during the 1920s, where granny witches and spiritualism often show the path for wanderers, especially in matters of the heart. Emerald Ashby’s younger sister, Coral, determines to visit the family’s nemesis, Charlie, now stewing in prison.

Mercy returns to the Holler of Big Creek, ready and well armed to reenter the life of Ernst. But he has found a new romantic attraction. No matter, Mercy has brought along her own spiritual tools and a special friend who guides her way around this inconvenience.

In this book we are reminded that relationships need to be navigated carefully as they can be slippery.

I give The Melody of the Mulberries five out of five stars!

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Book Review: The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit


The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit
Victorian Iconoclast, Children’s Author, and Creator of The Railway Children

by Eleanor Fitzsimons


Abrams Press

Biographies & Memoirs

Pub Date 08 Oct 2019

I am reviewing a copy of The Life and Loves of E Nesbit through Abrams and Netgalley:

Edith Nesbit was the fifth child of Sarah and John Nesbit was born on August.15.1858. When Edith was only eleven she began to write poetry.

Edith Nesbit is considered to be the first modern writer for Children and the inventor of the children’s adventure story.

I’m this book we learn that she was a fabulous socialite that she was love and admired by a dozen men, including George Bernard Shaw. She through legendary parties and was a profiling lecturer and writer on Socialism and we learn how she incorporated those ideas into her writing and I’m doing so she influenced a generation of children an aspect of her literary legacy never before examined. Fitzsimons’s riveting biography brings new light to the life and works of this famed literary icon, a remarkable writer and woman.

I give The Life and Loves of E.Nesbit five out of five stars!

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Author Interview With Nigel Scotland Author of George Whitefield


I had the pleasure of interviewing Nigel Scotland author of George Whitefield a few weeks back!

1:) When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I think about 1978 when I started lecturing.

2:) What would be your advice to those who plan on being authors?
Choose a publisher with good editorial support.

3:) What made you choose to write about George Whitefield? (I am glad you did)
Lion Hudson asked me if I would be willing to do it.

4:) Are you working on any other projects?
Not right at this particular moment though I could be open to offers!

5:) How Long did it take you to research George Whitefield?
About two and a half years off and on with other things happening.

6:) What was your favorite part of the process of writing this book?
Being inspired by George Whtiefield.

7:) What’s your least favorite part of writing this book?
Looking for lost footnotes and references.

8:) Will you be writing about other great men of Faith?
Who knows? Or may be even women perhaps !

Book Review: The Pear Tree


The Pear Tree
by Luli Gray

Penny Candy Books

Children’s Fiction

Pub Date 08 Oct 2019

In this beautifully illustrated and written retelling of an old folktale Esperanza (who was originally called Tia Miseria) gives a beggar the last pear she had and is in turn rewarded with the best pear crop she has ever had as well as the power to trap anyone she wants on the pear tree.

When Death comes for Esperanza she tricks him into going up the pear tree and traps him there, from that point on he’s stuck and no one dies. But after Esperanza learns the end to death does not mean the end to suffering she lets Death down to do his work.

This book is the final work by Legendary Author Luli Gray.

I give The Pear Tree five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Farrah Rocks Fifth Grade


Farah Rocks Fifth Grade
by Susan Muaddi Darraj


Stone Arch Books

Children’s Fiction , Middle Grade

Pub Date 01 Jan 2020

I am reviewing a copy of Farah Rocks Fifth Grade through Capstone/Stone Arch Books and Netgalley:

Farah and her best friend Allie Liu are getting excited about turning in their applications for the Magnet Academy where they both want to attend sixth grade. After a new girl Dana Denver shows up in school and begins bullying Farrah’s little brother Samir, Farah’s world is turned upside down. Farah begins to question her decision in leaving Harbortown Elementary/Middle School so she begins purposely doing poorly in classes. Determined to handle it on her own, Farah comes up with a plan–a plan that involves lying to those closest to her. Will her lies catch up with her, or can Farah find a way to defeat the bully and rock fifth grade?

This would be a perfect read for eight to twelve year olds a book that shows a strong main character standing up against bullying.

I give Farah rocks the fifth grade five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Out of Zion


Out of Zion
Meeting Jesus in the Shadow of the Mormon Temple

by Lisa Brockman
Harvest House Publishers
Christian , Religion & Spirituality
Pub Date 01 Oct 2019

I am reviewing a copy of Out of Zion through Harvest House Publishers and Netgalley:

Out of Zion is a testimony that rings true to me, having been a former Mormon myself and having experienced some of the very issues Lisa Brockman talks about, from the way many are excluded from events such as weddings because they are not deemed worthy, to the way Children as young at age are expected to obey the doctrines word for word.

Lisa Brockman was a sixth generation Mormon, Her family heritage dated back to the early Mormon Church. But in College Lisa found herself needing to defend her faith, and in doing so the truths she thought she knew began to unravel. Out of Zion shares the authors journey of discovering the Biblical Jesus, not who the Mormon Church says he is, but who the Bible says he is. Lisa shares her journey of discovering the biblical Jesus and the key conversations that led her from the faith of her ancestors to conversion to Christianity.

Having reached that place of questioning myself many years ago, I found myself drawn to this book, and realized that in many ways our testimonies and our conversions to Christ were similar though of course there were differences.

I give Out of Zion five out of five stars, and would recommend it to anyone who has questions about the Mormon Church and what they believe.

Five out of five stars

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Book Review: The Girl Behind the Red Rope


The Girl behind the Red Rope
by Ted Dekker; Rachelle Dekker
Pub Date 03 Sep 2019

I am reviewing a copy of The Girl behind the Red Rope through Revell and Netgalley:

Father and daughters talents shine brightly in The Girl Behind the Red Rope Rope!

Ten years before the opening of the story, Grace saw something that would forever change history. Evil in it’s purest form was released leading her and others to from their religious community are already hidden deep in the hills of Tennessee, abiding by every rule that will keep them safe, pure–and alive. As long as they stay there, behind the red perimeter.

As arrivals for the first time in over a decade come upon them leaving her older brother to question what the purpose is, events take place leaving everything she built her life on in question. There are enemies on all sides, but who is the real enemy?

I Give The Girl behind the Red Rope five out of five stars.