Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sonnets of Faith Review

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. If you like sonnets, which are a type of poetry that contains 14 lines each, then you’ll like this book. Well…Unless you don’t like the Bible. The number 14 in the Bible represents deliverance or salvation and is used 22 times in the Bible. The quote below is taken from the email I received about this book. I like poetry, and when I saw the word, ‘sonnets’, I thought of Shakespeare. But upon checking out this book, I was pleasantly surprised. The sonnets are beautiful as well as thought provoking. And the art work? Beautiful!
“Cherished Bible passages from the King James Version set the stage as you witness the Scriptures come to life in a new dimension through the lyrics and rhythms of sonnets. The vivid and specially-commissioned work, of award-winning artist Dan Burr, resonates with the sonnets, adding his full-color vision to this unique collection. Whether you spend a few minutes or a few hours, you'll come away enriched, guided, and more secure in the Lord's unfailing love for you.”
I have the Kindle edition, and I found it a little hard to read because there are no settings available, so you can’t enlarge the font. I realize that changing the font would totally place the layout out of balance. The book is artistically pleasing. I like the layout, the art work and the sonnets. The author put a lot of thought into this book. I should have chosen a print version, as it would make a beautiful edition to place on a coffee table or other favorite place where you read a lot. This is definitely a conversation piece.
I would recommend this book to others.

What Good is Jesus? Review

First of all, I want you to know that I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a direct quote from the email describing the book.
“When children are sold into slavery-what good is Jesus?
When wretched disease takes a loved one's life-what good is Jesus? When marriages crumble and jobs disappoint-what good is Jesus? Pastor Marv Nelson doesn't avoid tough questions; instead, he tackles issues head-on with love and wisdom. Examining sexuality, politics, racial tensions, suffering, and more, Nelson addresses these problems through a relational rather than religious approach and shows us just what good Jesus really is.”
There are many questions we often have, regardless of whether we are millennials (18-35 year olds) or old timers. Here are just a few, in my point of view.
·         Starving people regardless of where they are located in the world.
·         Babies, children and the elderly who are abused in one way or another.
·         Criminals who get away with their deeds while the innocent are sometimes persecuted.
·         Animals that are abused.
·         Preachers who are really scam artists, and use the tithes for personal gain.
·         False apostles, prophets, seers and clergy who are not teaching the truth.
·         Injustice of any form.
·         The LGBT community.
·         People who teach that babies go to hell.
·         Fear mongers who use fear tactics to make people afraid to tithe.
I know there are many other questions, as well as the fact that some of these are questionable in the minds of some. They are questions I sometimes ask God.
I personally believe that God and Jesus loves everyone and doesn’t want any to perish. He is a Holy God and cannot accept sin. Jesus became sin for us and died so that we would have a choice.
Ok, back to the book. I think Pastor Nelson covers many questions and answers them. I also believe this is definitely a book for our time. When people ask hard questions, someone needs to be able to answer at least some of them. I feel that Marv Nelson has achieved his aim of answering some of those questions.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants answers to some of this generations’ questions.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Hello All!

Long time since my last post. I just don't seem to have much time to post anymore.  But I wanted to take time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I've been so busy that sometimes I have little time to do many of the things I love doing. Problem is, most of my stuff is in KY yet since I had to move here on a bus. So, even when I have time, I don't have the materials.
I'm still blessed though. I have a nice home and I have clothes and food. Still working on getting furniture though. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

One leg, and cancer: Read how this youngster overcame the odds!

 I just finished reading "Grace in the Middle" a few days ago. I was given a free copy in exchange for a review. At first I didn't think it was for me. Because near the beginning she speaks of how we might feel as if God has left us. In the Word, it says He is always with us and that He will never leave us. And yet, sometimes we are so caught up in what's going on that we sometimes don't 'feel' that God is there with us.

I think this book will help anyone who reads it, especially those who feel their situation is hopeless.

I was moved by this story and the real hero is Savannah. Not that anyone else took the credit for anything that wasn't theirs. This little lady definitely has spunk.

I laughed, I cried and most of all I thanked God for His mercy and compassion on this family.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

It's about time!

I truly liked this story. It has a few nuggets of that truth that helped me personally. I think there are a lot of truths in it, and that many of the things did and/or are happening as it does in the story. It's wonderful, and gives people a new view of God the Father, angels and demons. I think there is way too much religious spirit in churches and not enough of God's Holy Spirit. I think there is way too much emphasis on programs and way too little of being led by the Spirit.
I realize that there are counterfeit spirits at work, but that is one of the reasons why Father gave us the discerning of spirits so that we can know which is interacting with us. Is it the Holy Spirit or satan's counterfeit? For instance, dancing in the spirit. Is it Biblical? Yes it is. David danced before the Lord.
I had a better relationship with my dad than with my mom. I mention this because in one place in the book, the angel talks about Scots' relationship with the Father and his relationship with the world. Regardless of what has happened in my life, I've always felt as if God never let me down. I've not always lived as a Christian, but I've felt his presence with me even then, as well as the angels. I've also seen demons. Not my cup of tea. But to know they're there and to see them is a big help sometimes. I'm learning to look at what God the Father is doing in my life rather than what satan is doing. This is also mentioned in the book, and while we need to cast out demons, let's not see everything as being done by demons. Use God's Word of Wisdom and Word of Knowledge. I talk to God just as if I'm talking to my earthly dad, although my earthly dad has returned to be with the Father for a few years now, as has my mom.
People talk about praying. I usually say that I don't know how to pray. I just talk to God, just like I would talk to my dad. I can talk to God the Father about anything that bothers me, good, bad or indifferent. I don't call him dad, I call him either God or Father, although Father is getting to be more common place for me in my walk with Him.
I wish Mike well, and hope he writes more such books.

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Nina Slone has worked at many types of jobs; currently she is editing books and writing articles as well as studying for A+ Certification. While she used to write reviews for O'Reilly's Blogger Review Program, they stopped the program. She likes to paint, draw and sketch. Her favorite tools are charcoal, pencil and oil paint. She loves modern or smooth jazz and many other genres of music. Mother Earth Beat, David Sanborn, David Arkenstone, CCR, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, David Allen Coe, etc. She loves the mountains as well as the ocean. She is a Christian, and lives her life accordingly.

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