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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Releasing today, 
I Am Gabriel www.facebook.com/iamgabrielmovie is a powerful movie about prayer and revival,
 starring Dean Cain and directed by Mike Norris, son of Chuck Norris.
 It received Dove Foundation’s highest seal of approval. http://bit.ly/Q49GkI




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I haven't seen it yet.  Has anyone else?  After you have, would you let me know what you thought about it?

Corrie ten Boom knew this:


EVERY EXPERIENCE GOD GIVES US,

 EVERY PERSON HE PUTS INTO OUR LIVES,

 IS THE PERFECT PREPARATION

 FOR A FUTURE ONLY HE CAN SEE.   

    *  Corrie ten Boom

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Book Review: Twelve Unlikely HEROES


A Study of 12 True Heroes found in the Bible.  As the author states, in this present world it doesn't take much to be called a "hero".  As he observes; qualifications are kind of low in our culture, at the moment.  But most people KNOW when they encounter a real hero; not just someone who is famous for making a movie or playing a sport.  This study includes more information on the history  of the people in the Bible, the culture that lived in; times they failed but still were used as heroes anyway and even dangers they faced that we may not have realized before. People included in this study are:

  • Enoch
  • Joseph
  • Miriam
  • Gideon and Samson
  • Jonathan
  • Jonah
  • Esther
  • John the Baptist
  • James The brother of our Lord
  • Mark and Onesimus

I liked the book because it did give more information of  what it was really like to live in the "Bible Times" both as a man and as a woman.  There was a lot of fill in information not normally seen in books of this kind.  When I said it was a Study, that is exactly what it was.  It was also for me was at times, almost too much information; and it became a bit dry for my taste.  Some of my favorite parts were in the introduction when he talked about the marks of a True Hero, the explanation of Israel demanding a King, thus changing from being a "theocracy to a "monarchy".  Chapter 5 which focused on Jonathan  I gleaned so much new insight; which means I really liked and enjoyed that part a lot!!

I received this book free from the publisher through the 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

OUCH! Not there yet!

Francis Frangipane
What feels like an offense is really a door to your destiny. Consider Joseph, he suffered attempted murder, betrayal, slavery, imprisonment and abandonment, yet in all things he trusted God without reacting to the injustice. The offense in the hands of our redeeming God reveals where we are still controlled by our flesh. If you want to reach your destiny, you must become Christlike in your crisis. In a word, you must become unoffendable.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Life Giver: The Life Giver: "...But I Come that You Might Have Life and Have it in Abundance." John 10:10 by Joey LeTourneau
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked this book and I believe other people will as well. In fact, I liked it so much there was a lot of highlighting going on!! I know that there are people who do not believe that God still speaks to his people or that any gifts of the Spirit are still available today and they MIGHT have a problem with some of the material (could doubt it) but I was not one of them. There is still plenty of good material in this book for everyone; there was so much expression of Love in it. I could also hear the heart of the writer as he desired more of God and his ways in his life. He said, " I don't just want to know the word; I want to live it in every way possible". He also gave me a new favorite scripture confession: " But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord” Micah 3:8.This is just part of that scripture. I found the chapter on "Offense vs Defense" very enlightening. One last comment: the story about the child originally named Sidamo brought tears to my eyes.


You can read more of my review on my personal blog: http://ablessedday.blogspot.com/2012/...

And on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R842N433...=

I was given this e-book Free- from Destiny Image for an honest review; which I have now given.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Book Review: The Life Giver

The Life Giver:
This book is about a  Spiritual Journey.   Its main help is to change your perspective; learning  to be "of" the Heavenly Land  while still having to live "in" the world.  One of the main themes is to Live life more abundantly and to give out the life you have been given by God.  Not just to sit on it and protect what you have but to pour it back out generously; to love more generously.  No longer praying from earth to Heaven hoping for a download of answers but to pray as sons and daughters of the Family of the King.   Personal stories are generously shared of the author's beginnings and his family and ministry.  That could make it sound dull or the usual fare but it is not.

I really liked this book and I believe other people will as well.   I know that there are people who do not believe that God still speaks to his people or do any works of the Bible and they MIGHT have a problem with some of the material (could doubt it) but I was not one of them.  There is still plenty of good material in this book for all.   I could also hear the heart of the writer as he desired  more of God and his ways in his life.  He said, " I don't just want to know the word; I want to live it in every way possible".   He also gave me a new favorite scripture: " But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord”  Micah 3:8.This is just part of that scripture.   An enlightening chapter was the one on Offense vs Defense.  One last comment: the story about the child originally named Sidamo brought tears to my eyes.

I was given this e-book Free- from Destiny Image  for an honest review; which I have now given.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Book Review: Serpent of Moses

Serpent of Moses
Book Two in the Jack Hawthorne Series.  

Archaeologist Jack Hawthorne is on the hunt again, this time for the Biblical relic, the brass serpent reputed to  have healed the afflicted Israelite of snakebites.  It was long believed to have been destroyed but now information comes together  that points to the fact that it still exists, hidden, buried.  The Race is on to find it before others, like the Mossad and other countries agents can catch up with them, kill them and take it from them.  Its a priceless piece of history also known as "snake of brass upon a pole"  And everyone wants to have it, no matter what it how many lives it costs.   The "them" in the story  being chased along with Jack  are of course,  Jack's long time friends. .  Added in there with all the danger is also, the on and off again romance between Jack and his long-suffering girlfriend, Esperanza.  
Over all, I liked the book; although at times it kind of went a bit too long for my tastes in some of the location descriptions.  Still, I found it pretty well written when it came to the story line, the people and the different countries they traveled in their searches.  I was unaware when I got the book that it was Book 2 in a series ; I didn't realize  it until I began to put this review together.   It threw me off a little when I first started reading the book and it went into several different people in the first few chapters.  The attention to separate people in their own chapter and then moving onto another in the next isn't anything I'm used to.  I hope this doesn't sound "smug" but once I realized what was happening; I didn't find it that hard to keep up.  I believe that had to do with the writer's ability more than mine.  Probably several people will say this, but if you liked Indiana Jones, I think you will like this book. 

I received a free copy of this novel from Bethany House Publishers as part of their book review program, and I am under no obligation to write a positive review. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

GRAHAM-wisdoms: FULLNESS

"Don't think yourself towards fullness; 
think from fullness.
 Don't move towards abundance;
swim it it, 
live in it, 
think from it, 
pray from it, 
plan from it, 
talk yourself into that place now 
because you are full now!"

Graham-isms: Holy Spirit




‎"The role of the Holy Spirit 
is to teach you who you are in Christ and who you can be. 
You're more beautiful than you realize and you're stronger than you know!"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Book Review: You're Stronger Than You Think

You're Stronger Than You Think: The Power to Do What You Feel You Can't
This is a study of the many things that go into using your strengths and weaknesses and how to identify them both.  There are different studies that are shared in this book that prove once and again a lot of what we do or don't do has to do with perspective.  A interesting point that was made is that Inertia is our enemy;the main enemy of Boldness.  It causes us to wait for someday. Also shown were different examples of the "Placebo Effect" in peoples lives.

I gained the most from the part of the book that talked about we need to quiet our over thinking so that the Intuitive part of our nature can connect with the wisdom of God. I also enjoyed many of the quotes offered in different parts of each chapter.  There were different parts that I found interesting but I also found it was also a bit boring in parts too.  Was it worth the read?  I think so, because if all I got was one or two things that can change my life- then that's a treasure I didn't have before reading it.  There is also a workbook that is available for purchase to go along with this book.
I received this book FREE, from Tyndale House Publisher for an honest review.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Book Review: Almost Amish

Almost Amish: A Novel
A novel of 2 women and their children as the main characters in a reality T.V. setting; going back to an easier, plainer lifestyle.  What could possibly go wrong, right?  Julie Charlton is exhausted from her frantic over-committed life and is finding little satisfaction in it and then her sister in-law Susan who is a true up-tight A++ personality, offers up this opportunity.  Susan has a lot on the line and becomes even more driven as Julie although desiring peace has to begin standing up for slowing things down lifestyle.  The reality show comes up with many different challenges they must perform all on camera  but  most challenging things come just from their different personalities and goals.
I found this novel to be really enjoyable, not your usual story of the Amish or even reality T.V.  The people in the story managed to stir some emotions as you read about them and begin to care where their story was going.  So well written that I actually began to hate the woman, Kendra who was directing their daily life for the T.V. show.    That's pretty good writing to be able to involve you to that point!  One of the main benefits that came from the story is that God has given everyone a gift; something they were made to do and even if you don't know what it is yet, keep looking; really pay attention and you'll find it.  Probably sooner if you quit comparing yourself to everyone else.  If you're reading this and go " Oh no, she mentioned God; its probably a preachy story!"   Its not but if you're looking for a different type of story this is it!

I received this book FREE from Bethany House in return for this honest review.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Book Review: Mondays WITH My Old Pastor *****5 stars


This is a story of not only a younger man being mentored by  his old pastor during a time of deep discouragement but also a story of the passing of the torch from one generation to another.
Personal, gentle and sometimes not so gentle sharing of stories and wisdom's from someone who has walked before us.  Just like the subtitle says.  The passion and humor, and honesty that the old pastor shares and the relationship between the 2 pastors is beautiful to read; it just flows with life.

When I was thinking of choosing this book, I had read something about it being a book written  "In lyrical prose," and I almost didn't order it.  To be honest, I was afraid I would hate a book written in a "poetry" style.   I'm so glad that I went ahead and ordered it,  because I absolutely loved the book.    When the phrase was used "lyrical prose" it was meant in a which more liberal way than I thought.   I learned so much from what was shared; things to add to my walk in life too!
I also am friends with many different ministers who could use the encouragement and wisdom that this book has to offer.  In fact, I plan on passing this book to one of them as soon as I can.  Another "group" of people who could benefit from this book (and enjoy) is those that think being a minister is all sunshine and roses.  It would give them a very true insight into the sacrifices that they make and the hurts they endure; that others don't always get to see.  Its sad to say that some totally forget that they are human beings just like us and we can hurt and damage them instead of joining together with them as brothers and sisters and praying for them and their families.  As you can see I am passionate about this.  It was a beautiful, beautiful story no matter what else can be said about it and I hope it energizes people for years to come.
I received this book free from the publisher through the 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