Monday, May 8, 2017

Alive in Him by Gloria Furman


Alive in Him
How Being Embraced By The Love of Christ Changes Everything
by
Gloria Furman
Copyright © 2017 by Gloria C. Furman
Published by Wolgemuth & Associates, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-4335-4977-9

Furman takes us on a spiritual journey that began before time itself. Its course is plotted out in Ephesians, and Furman guides us through this.

She brings us about face with the realization that Christ is coming soon, and how we must prepare for His return.

Furman writes a glorious journey that we, as Christians can take. She charts the course right from the Scriptures, so you'll want to read this with your Bible at hand.
A highly recommended read for all those who seek a closer walk with the One Who will soon appear.
I give this book Five Stars,


a BIG thumbs up,


and I highly recommend the read.


You can purchase the book on Amazon.com. It is available in paperback for $12.37 plus shipping and handling, and in Kindle version for $9.99.



****DISCLAIMER: This book was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a fair and impartial review. The opinions above are solely those of this reviewer and may not reflect those of other reviewers.





Life After by Katie Ganshert


Life After
by Katie Ganshert
Copyright © 2017 by Katie Ganshert
Published by WaterBrook
ISBN: 978-1-60142-902-5

When a bomb rips through an e-train in Chicago, Autumn Manning survives the attack. But she suffers from a severe case of survivor guilt. And she questions 'Why?' over and over again.

Autumn begins to search out the families of the twenty-two individuals who died in the fiery crash. She meets Paul Elliott, who is overly cautious of Autumn, for the sake of protecting his daughter and son, who lost their mother in the attack.

This is one of those books you don't want to put down. You are taken through the gamut of emotions, even if you want to put the book down, you simply can't. You are so embroiled in the tale that you must keep on reading. Through the good. Through the bad. Through the loss. Through the pain. And more.

Ganshert is another excellent storyteller. She puts you in the leading role. And all I can say is hold on tight. It's a wild ride. And worthy every moment spending reading this novel.

I give it five stars,


a big thumbs up,


and my recommendation.


You can purchase the book on Amazon.com here.  The hardback copy retails for $35.95 and qualifies for free shipping and handling; the paperback retails for $9.27, plus shipping and handling, and the Kindle version is $9.99.

This reviewer read the Uncorrected Proof, and as such the final printing may differ slightly than the version reviewed here.

****DISCLAIMER: This book was provided by Amazon Vine  in exchange for a fair and impartial review. The opinions above are solely those of this reviewer and may not reflect those of other reviewers.




Fundamentals of Nursing Content Review Plus Practice Questions


Fundamentals of Nursing
Content Review Plus Practice Questions
by
Patricia M. Nugent & Barbara A. Vitale
Copyright © 2014 by F.A. Davis Company
ISBN: 0-8036-3706-3

Okay, I'm sure I'm not the only one who purchases technical manuals, testing manuals, and review manuals simply to keep up on my skills, and test myself. Right?

Well, I hope my test-taking days are well behind me. However, for those of you who are preparing to take your NCLEX nursing exams, this is one review manual that you don't want to miss!

Well organized, you are given review materials, technique, and multiple answer questions. I highly recommend this for anyone who is preparing for the NCLEX. And I also highly recommend it for those nerdy women like me, who simply want to stay up to date, and practice self tests to make sure you stay sharp and your best game!

You can find Fundamentals of Nursing on Amazon.com here.  For right now, the paperback is on sale for $18.00 (plus shipping and handling). Wow! Now that's a real bargain! The Kindle version is also available, it retails for $49.56.

I rate this manual five stars,


and I give it a big thumbs up,



as well as my personal recommendation.





****DISCLAIMER: This book was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a fair and impartial review. The opinions above are solely those of this reviewer and may not reflect those of other reviewers.




Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson

Catching the Wind
by
Melanie Dobson
Copyright © 2017 by Melanie Dobson
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 9781496417282

Dobson is a master story teller! She breathes life into her characters like none other! They are old friends, best friends, and worst enemies.

Dobson tells a tale as old as time. She brings you to the brink of disaster, rescues you, drops you, and then lifts you higher than you ever dreamed! All between the front and back cover of this marvelous work! She tells a tale of hope for the future by revisiting the past.

The author has a masterpiece here. And I highly recommend it for your summer reading list! But be forewarned, you will need a lazy summer day, with nothing else to do but relax and read, because once you open the first page, you won't want to put it down until you have devoured the whole thing.

I give this book five stars,


a big thumbs up,


and my personal recommendation.

You can purchase the book from Tyndale Publishers, or here on Amazon. It retails for $15.31 for the hardcover, $8.56 for the paperback (both of these be sure to add shipping and handling) or $8.13 for the Kindle version.




****DISCLAIMER: The above book was provided by Tyndale Publishers in exchange for a fair and impartial review. The opinions above are solely those of this reviewer, and may not reflect those of other reviewers.





LostBoy The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry


LostBoy
The True Story of Captain Hook
by
Christina Henry
Copyright © 2017 by Tina Raffaele
Published by Berkley
Penguin Random House, LLC
ISBN: 9780399584022
Available July 2017

I have always been enamored with those favorite children's stories of the past. Peter Pan was always a favorite of mine! I mean, who wouldn't want to stay a child forever, and never have any cares?

But, in this telling of the tale, Henry writes the "lost boy" tale of Captain Hook, and how he became Peter's nemesis.

Wonderfully written! Engaging. Spell-binding. I didn't want to put the book down!

And for once, you might find yourself rooting for Hook, rather than Pan!

Thoroughly enjoyable with surprise twists and turns on every page.

I give this book five stars,

a BIG thumbs up,



and my recommendation for a fun read!

You can pre-order the book on Amazon.com here, the paperback is $9.61 plus shipping and handling, or the Kindle version is $11.99. Be sure to add this to your summer reading fun!




****DISCLAIMER: This book was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a fair and impartial review. The book reviewed was a pre-print copy and may not reflect the final printing. All opinions above are solely those of this blogs author and may not reflect the opinion of other reviewers.




Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism

Who Lynched Willie Earle?
Preaching to Confront Racism
by
Will Willimon
Copyright © 2017 Abingdon Press
ISBN: 978-1-5018-3251-2

As a licensed non-denominational minister, I really wanted to read this text. And I was not disappointed. I read it once straight through. Then I re-read it, making sure I fully understood the writer's intent and purpose.

Willie Earle was a black man, who in 1947 sat locked in a jail cell in Pickens, South Carolina. He had been accused of knifing a Greenville cab driver.

A mob of righteous, Christian, white men confronted the jailer, who literally turned the keys over to them. Willie Earle was dragged from his cell. He was beaten so badly that he was not recognizable. He was dragged behind a car. And he was hung. The mob choose to be the judge, jury and prosecutor all rolled into one.

Willie Earle was dead. His family so torn apart and mad with grief and rage, yet, feeling that they could not express themselves in the southern, white-ruled town, kept silent.

In steps a minister. So emotionally charged by the lynching, and the fact that so-called Christian men could do such a thing to any man, no matter the color, decided he had to do something. He tried a town meeting. Which got him nowhere.

Two weeks after the event, and many hours spent in prayer for the right words to use, and how to deliver them, Hawley Lynn delivered a sermon to his congregation that is as needed today as it was back in 1947. It has become such a sermon that ministers still study it today.  But as most will recognize, it is the kind of sermon that is rarely delivered.

Was it Christ-like (the word Christian literally means "Christ-like") to lynch Willie Earle? And although racism is deeply rooted in the south, is it not nearly as prevalent in the north as it is the south? If you answer no, you would be wrong. It is there. Lurking behind the eyes of the man who states "I have black friends!", and is insistent he is not racist. It is there behind the eyes of the woman who tells her daughter "It's okay to have black friends, but you're not going to date one". It is there in the individual who says "Black Americans are lazy", or "They get all the free government hand outs, why don't they just get a job!" Or, "They are all gangsters". I know you can come up with more.

So, are all white Americans guilty of racism? I can't answer that. But Hawley pointed out the need for Christians to be "Christ-like". He pointed out that God has no color preference. In His eyes, we are all simply people.

Bishop Willimon brings out the point that we have now graduated into calling black individuals "African-Americans" just to be politically correct. As an example, I come from English, French, Irish and Scot ancestry. So would I be called an "Anglo-American"? Or some variety of "English-French-Irish-Scot-American"? Of course not. We don't ever hear someone say something like that. Why do we not simply say an American? Or a person? Or a man? Or a woman? Instead of qualifying that they are in some way black?

I give this book five stars, (I would give it 10 if I could!)


I give a BIG thumbs up,


and I HIGHLY recommend it for reading and study.

You can find this book on Amazon.com here. It is available in paperback for $11.96 or in Kindle version for $9.99, plus shipping and handling for the paperback.



****DISCLAIMER: This book was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a fair and impartial review. All opinions above are solely those of this blogs author and may not represent other reviewers opinions.




Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Hamilton Collection: The Wisdom and Writings of the Founding Father by Dan Tucker


The Hamilton Collection
The Wisdom and Writings of the Founding Father
Edited by
Dan Tucker
Copyright © 2016 by Black Dog & Leventhal
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
ISBN: 2016949280

This is an extraordinary collection of the writings of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father who was often misunderstood. Who till this very day has a reputation which few truly understand.

Yet, within this wonderful collection of both political, and private, correspondence, a man emerges like none written of in the history books.

We see him as a young man, not yet 20. With so much aspiration for the future! We see him during the revolution, both as a man, and as someone dreading the next battle to come. We see him as a man who grieves over loss, and celebrates over life's little victories.

A truly remarkable gathering of Hamilton's private, intimate writings helps us to see beyond the politico, and into the heart of just a man like so many others.

If you love history, you will truly enjoy this book. Tucker did a fabulous job of gathering Hamilton's papers. A big salute to you, sir!

You can find the book here  it is $13.51 for the hardcover, plus shipping and handling, and $12.99 for the Kindle version.

I give it five stars,


a big thumbs up,



and my personal recommendation.











****DISCLAIMER: This book was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a fair and impartial review. All opinions above are solely those of this blogs author.