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Sunday, January 23, 2011

'Sun Stand Still' by Stephen Furtick

Several thousand years ago, God held the sun still for a full 24 hours in answer to Joshua's audacious prayer and His own promise.   Pastor Stephen Furtick of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina believes He'll do the the same for us today - we need only ask Him.

Based on stories of miracles throughout the Bible and those who believed that God would make them happen, Furtick's book details how to activate your own audacious faith soundly.  He explains how to pray using God's own Word and how to fully realize God's plan for your life.

Furtick is young and it shows in his writing.  His style is easy to read and grabs your attention with his blunt word choice, but his passion for God clearly shows through.  The book is full of stories that he personally vouches for about how strongly active God is today, and despite his age, Furtick has a wealth of experience and has well researched his topic.

This book will definitely captivate you and want you to dive deeper into your relationship with God.  I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an unbiased review.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fiber Information

One of the health tips we discussed last night was proper eating - including eating enough fiber.  This website lets you choose the foods you've eaten in what amounts and then calculates how much fiber you've consumed.  No math for you to do!

The Wake Forest doc said we women should eat about 25 grams of fiber each day.  How are you doing?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

'Made to Crave' by Lysa TerKeurst ....

has hit the New York Times bestseller's list!  I can't wait to read it.  :-)

Our first MTC meeting will be tonight at 8:15 PM at Isabelle's.  We'll talk about this week's webcast and work our way through the DVD series when it arrives.  If you missed this week's webcast, you can catch the next one at her website over here on Monday at 8 PM.  It will re-air on Tuesday.  Check the website for times.

Hope to see you tonight!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"An Amish Love" by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Long

An Amish Love is actually three novellas in on book - and since all take place in one town with overlapping characters, it's easy to transition from one to the next.  Each story is about someone who has left and how they find their way home again.  Each story includes faith, love, and forgiveness as themes.  Naaman Lapp left his wife at home while he went to visit relatives, only to return nearly one year later, facing distrust and confusion from his family.  Abby Kauffman wants a way out of her father's silent household so badly that she tricks a newcomer into marriage - realizing too late what she's done.  Ellie Chupp was jilted after an accident left her blind - can she forgive those involved and learn to love again?

The writing styles of each author make the stories flow smoothly.  Set within the same Amish community, with the same peripheral characters and locations mentioned, this set feels more like one work.

I enjoyed the writing style of these authors and the questions that each story raised in my mind.  If blinded, could I easily forgive?  If my husband left, could I welcome him home with open arms?  Am I careful and thoughtful in my dealings with others?

I definitely enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.

I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for an impartial review.