Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cheryl Ricker release party & giveaway

Cheryl Ricker is having a contest for the release of her new book, 'A Friend in the Storm'! In the midst of any type of loss, grief or crisis, 'A Friend in the Storm' takes you on a healing journey where you experience Christ’s love in a fresh, memorable way. You need to submit an original poem, story or snippet about a time when someone was a friend in your storm and you could win a Kindle! Enter by 10/2 and join the Facebook party on 10/4!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Book Review: LOL with God: Devotional Messages of Hope & Humor for Women

I had the chance to review this devotional book for women, LOL with God: Devotional Messages of Hope & Humor for Women. It's a light-hearted book for one to enjoy if you need a good laugh and just to feel revived and refreshed. I did feel that even though I text here and there, I am not into all of the lingo that's currently out there. To me, it is a little irritating. LOL

There are a collection of personal stories in this book and text message Bible verses throughout to encourage women in their walk with the Lord. You can 'send up a msg to the Lord, there are 'text helps', an LOL area and a place to write your text msg to God about your life, what you read, or a request that's on your heart.

This book is not my personal fav for devotions for women. They aren't deep and serious really and I do like most of my devotions being that way for the most part.
Disclaimer: Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Book review: The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

I am a member of Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Blogger program and had the opportunity to review the book, 'The Heavens Proclaim His Glory~A spectacular view of creation through the lens of the Hubble Telescope'. I couldn't wait to receive this book and review it! Our world displays God's work--by land, sea, animals and plants. In the sky, heavens and universe, you'll be able to see our Father's amazing creation! The pictures are astounding via the Hubble Telescope. You'll witness the Magnificient Beauty of our world! Once you see these pictures, you realize how small you are in the vast scheme of His power and might.

There are Scriptures and quotes by Joni Eareckson Tada, Max Lucado and many others weaved throughout this beautiful book! Here are just a few quotes that I meditated upon:

"We know about beauty because God, the Ultimate First Cause of Everything, is also the humble and worshipful of heart...every tiny piece of creation reminds them of the magnificent Genius who fashioned it all. No item of creation, be it ever so beautiful, can convey the infinite beauty of the Source." ~Kevin Hartnett.

"You need a Yahweh. You need a God who can place 100 billion stars in our galaxy and 100 billion galaxies in the universe. You need a God who can shape two fists of flesh into 75-100 billion nerve cells, each with as many as 10,000 connections to other nerve cells, place it in a skull, and call it a brain. You need a God who can come in the soft of night and touch you with the tenderness of April snow. You need a Yahweh."~ Max Lucado

I really recommend this book and you'll fall in love all over again with the Creator, Father of our universe. Enjoy and be blessed!!