Monday, March 15, 2010

Book Reviews

I love books. In fact, I think I could live in a bookstore and be quite content, especially if the store had one of those wonderfully smelling coffee shops in it. Ahhhh.

I don't have as much time to read as I'd like so don't expect too much, but here you will find my opinion of books I've read. I'll let you know if I like a book or not, and why. Some books I might recommend and others I might tell you to avoid. But keep in mind this just my opinion.

I'd love for you to leave comments and let me know if you read the same book and what you thought about it. If you know of a book you think I should read and review, leave a comment and let me know.

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Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God
By Sheila Walsh

Life is hard, sometimes cruel, and often disappointing. Even if we are lucky enough to have great beginning, circumstances happen all along the way which are intended for our destruction.

In this book, Sheila gives biblical accounts of people like David, Paul, Joseph, and others to remind us that we are not the first to face such life changing circumstances, and that overcoming those circumstances then moving on into a place of victory is possible.  Her personal testimony is proof that even today, God brings hope, healing, and beauty into the messed up lives of people who choose to trust Him with everything.

In the introduction of the book, Sheila writes, “I trust that you will find yourself in the pages of this book…” I did. Is there a woman alive who has not, to some degree, been wounded or made fearful?

Many chapters, made me cry, and every chapter inspired me to pray. I was encouraged to trust God with the big stuff as well as with the smallest details of my life.

The in-depth Bible study at the end of the book is helpful. I wish I would have done the study concurrently with each corresponding chapter instead of waiting until I was finished reading to begin the study.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



Lavonda

2 comments:

Cindy said...

I so love the new layout. It is really nice. This is a book that I have seen and wanted to read. I agree that I could live in a bookstore. I don't know about the coffee thing but a diet coke would be good. I was never a reader but as I have gotten older I enjoy reading. Thank you for your review. Since I know the person that you are I value your comments about what you read. Hope your day is a good one with not much wind.

Talkin' Texan said...

Thanks Cindy,
I'm glad you appreciate my book reviews. I hope to do more of them. Don't forget that I have written a few reviews for the books that are on my Shelfari bookshelf on my sidebar. You can hover your mouse over them and get some info or click on them to go to my Shelfari page and read my opinions.
And about the wind...It is gusting high and hard again today. But thanks for the positive thoughts. ;) Love ya girl!