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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

English Lessons

I received a copy of English Lessons from Blogging for Books. I was so excited to chose this book from their site. I have long been a reader of Max Lucado and was interested to see what his daughter had to say. I also grew up in a Christian home and could relate to many of the topics discussed in the book. She tells of her time studying abroad and finding the foundation of her faith for herself. This is something everyone will need to do at some point. Andrea portrayed this struggle and process so honestly and I really appreciated that. I would definitely recommend this book to any Christian!
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Nothing To Prove

I've never read a book written by Jennie Allen, but a few years ago I went through a Bible study of hers entitled Stuck. I felt like she was so down to earth and very open about her life struggles. Since then I've meant to read a book of hers, but just hadn't made the effort to pick on up. When I saw this pop up as an option in Blogging for Books I was so excited. I felt like the topic was so appropriate for the culture we live in now with social media. The goal behind the book is to realize our worth is in Jesus alone. I would definitely recommend this book- even if you feel like you already have "Nothing to Prove" reading Jennie's story will be such an encouragement.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton is quite the popular man nowadays. Luckily for us he is such an interesting figure once people delve into who he was. I thought this book was such an easy and fun read. The author did a wonderful job of informing but still keeping the topic interesting. The book was witty much like we imagine the subject to be. I would definitely recommend this book to just about everyone! Wit, comedy, history, self help- it's got it all!

I received this copy from Blogging for Books in exchange for a review.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Tea Planter's Wife

I just finished The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies. It started a little slow, and I can't say I was looking forward to reading it very much. However once the plot developed I couldn't put it down. The story follows Gwen, a new bride who comes to live in Ceylon with her previously widowed husband. There are a lot of family secrets and scandal involved which just makes the story more interesting. I thought that the author did a great job of keeping the readers attention, giving you just enough information so that you thought you knew what was happening, but saving some surprises for the end. I would definitely recommend this book!    

I received this book in exchange for a review from Blogging for Books.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Taste and See

I have been reading "Taste and See" by John Piper as a daily devotional. I have heard great things about John Piper, but had never read any of his work before. Each devotional is different, but it has a very good mix of deeply theological and down to earth. There were a couple I came across that didn't apply to me (ex. specifically written to fathers) but I just read the next devotional so I would have something to meditate on for the day. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who uses these kind of devotionals, if you're wanting more Bible reading, he definitely references a lot so you move over to your Bible to get better context on the passage. I'll be looking for more John Piper books in the future!

This book was received in exchange for a review from Blogging for Books.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop looked like just my kind of book. There was adventure, romance, literature, and France all waiting. Focused on a literature kind of pharmacist- it was definitely an angle that you wouldn't expect, but that was so refreshing! We sometimes limit the books that can help us to the specified self-help books, but the main character sees every book as an opportunity to pull the best out of or heal the reader. It was a beautiful thought, that was surrounded by wonderful characters, and a life changing journey for him! While it was slow at some points the general idea kept me engaged as well as looking up all the mentioned books along the way. I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in literature. 

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for a review. 
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Hope Unfolding

I recently read Hope Unfolding by Becky Thompson. This was a very encouraging and easy read. I'm not a mom, but I've been reading Becky's blog for a while. While the majority of her writing is about motherhood, she does a wonderful job of giving you principles and truths that really apply to any stage of life. This book was no different. I almost decided not to get it since the subtitle was specifically aimed at mommas- but I'm so glad I went ahead and got it. All of us need some grace-filled truth, and this book was full of it! All her stories and real life comparisons keep you engaged enough that you didn't feel like you were reading straight through a Bible study. I would definitely recommend this book, and perfect timing on the release since Mother's Day is right around the corner!

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review.
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