Monday, January 12, 2015

Afghan Crochet Projects - Learn to Crochet Fun and Easy Afghan Projects

 
Afghan Crochet Projects
Learn to Crochet Fun & Easy Afghan Projects
Copyright 2014
This is a well written, concise, and precise book, found on Amazon.com for the Kindle book reader.


The Table Of Contents reads as follows:
The Basics of Knitting
An Introduction to Crocheting
The History of the Afghan
Snowbird Afghan
Wrap-Ghan to crochet
Baby Bobble Crochet Afghan
Popcorn and Lace Afghan
Multi Strand Afghan

The afghans shared in this book are lovely. The patterns are well written and easy to follow. The author also provides the basic instructions for knitting and crocheting, giving us a cheaters guide to look back if we don't understand a stitch. The afghans are fresh and lovely.

I give this eBook...


 
 
...Five Stars and...
 
 
 

 
 
...a Big Thumbs Up!
 
 
 
 
 
 
***DISCLOSURE: This book was a private purchase and under no obligation for review.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tiny House Living

Tiny House Living
Proven Life Hacks for Living Well In Less Than 250 Square Feet
No author or Publishing Company is listed for this short eBook for Kindle readers.
No copyright information is made for this book.
(My Kindle Fire does not list the number of pages that are in this book, but does state that you can read through in about 25 minutes. So it's short.)
 
The author gives us some insight to what living in a tiny house means. They, also, give us some tips for storage, closet space, using space efficiently, and how to make rooms appear larger.
 
I find the book ill researched and the material appears to have been garnered second hand with no references noted.
 
I give this book...
 
 
 
...a ONE STAR rating and...
 
 
 

 
...a Big Thumbs Down!
 
 
****DISCLOSURE: This book was a private purchase and I was under no obligation for review.
 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Okay, so it's been since November that I last reported here. But I promise to make this post one that you will want to read through. I'm calling this the Good, the Bad, the Ugly because there is a variety to come!

Let's begin with a book that was difficult to read, and took some time to get through:
The Lost Gospel
Decoding the Ancient Text That Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene
by
Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson

Copyright 2014 Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson
 
Pegasus Books LLC
80 Broad Street, 5th Floor
 
New York, NY 10004
ISBN: 978-1-60598-729-3 (e-book)
Distributed by W.W.Norton & Company, Inc.
I won’t deny that I purchased this book after seeing a television broadcast with Simcha Jacobovici a few weeks ago. He claimed that he had proven Jesus’ DNA and uncovered the Lost Ark of the Covenant. Unfortunately he had no photographs to prove this. But he was compelling. And when he stated he had proof of Jesus’ marriage to the Magdalene, well I was hooked. (I have always secretly believed that this may be so.) Everything in our scriptures points to a secret held about the two, and if Jesus was raised a good Jewish boy, he would have been expected to have married well before the age he was when he began teaching the public and the crowds at large.
The two authors pose a long line of secrets held within a secret document, which they do include, titled Joseph and Aseneth, that is actually coded to stand for Jesus and the Magdalene. I was still hooked when reading this.
 
The reason I am giving this book only 1 star, is that the author later in the book poses that Jesus may not have had an immaculate conception.
As a Bible believer and my faith steadfastly planted on the Virgin Birth of my Savior, I cannot even contemplate that Jesus was born of a Roman slave/soldier named Pantera. This goes against everything I believe. I can, however, easily contemplate a marriage by Jesus. There is nothing that says He was not married. But there is everything that says His mother was a virgin at His birth.
 
Notice that I use capital letters when using the noun for Him? That is because as a true deity He/Him/His is in standing with my belief that He was a miracle at birth, and again at His resurrection. By taking away those two things, and indicating that He might not have actually died….it is hypocrisy for me to believe.

Therefore, it is my humble opinion that the authors try too hard to make their case in this book, which I am told is over 500 pages in length (sorry, my Kindle HD does not show page numbers for this e-book, just percentage read). Way too hard.

As a born-again, Bible believing Christian, I have to take this book as profane. The Jesus I pray too everyday was born of a virgin, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and there was no sexual intercourse involved.

The same God who created this universe is the same God who sent His Spirit to conceive a child who was not quite human, and not quite a total deity on this earth. He suffered as no deity ever has. And He rose again the third day.

Simple and plain, I give this book one star. And I suggest you only read this book if your faith is firmly grounded. If you are a non-believer, I suggest you not read this book before finding a priest, or minister, who can counsel you first. One star, and a big thumbs down.

One Star

Big Thumbs Down!
 
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Easy Gluten-Free Slow Cooking
For Two or Just for You
 
This book offers no information as far as copyright or publishing, it is an eBook from Amazon.com .
 
The author offers several tasty dishes to pick from, 33 in all. Her recipes include poultry, beef, lamb, stocks, vegetables, and fruit. Enough to make a tasty dinner and dessert! I was very impressed with this book. It is well written. Short. I would have liked to have more recipes included, but what is here makes the book worth the purchase.
 
I give this book...
 
...Five Stars and...
 
 
 

...a Big Thumbs Up!
 
 
 
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Bossy!
8 Steps to take you from Paycheck to Prosperity with a home-based business
by
Gerri Chambers
copyright 2014 by Gerri Chambers
 
 
I'm sorry, but this book was a total waste of my time. In actuality it is an advertisement for the authors own business, which is in coaching new entrepreneurs. I found little of helpful or insightful information. If you can get the book for free you might find something I overlooked; otherwise, keep the $9.99 which is the regular retail price for the Kindle version, and use it for business cards!
 
I give this book...
 
...One Star and...

 a Big Thumbs Down.
 
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Adrenal Reset Diet Cookbook
by
David Harris
Copyright 2014 - David Harris
 
 
Yet another eBook for the Kindle. I found this a delightful read. And the recipes are great! They will help to reset your bodies own hormones and metabolism to burn, burn, burn fat! The author offers you recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper;  along with Desserts and Shakes. Well worth the money for this book!
 
I give this....
 
 
...Five Stars and....

a Big Thumbs Up!
 
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This will be all for this time, and I have many more to add later!
 
For now, grab a book, either a solid book, or an eBook, it doesn't matter, just get Reading to keep your mind sharp and healthy!
 
 
***DISCLOSURE: All of these books listed above were private purchases and I was not required to give them a review.
 

 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Not A Silent Night - Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem - by Adam Hamilton

NOT A SILENT NIGHT
Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem
by
Adam Hamilton
Copyright 2014 by Abingdon Press
ISBN  978-1-426-77184
 
What a truly wonderful read! I sat and read from cover to cover straight through!
 
Hamilton takes us on a journey backwards from the Crucifixion to the Birth of Jesus.
 
Spell binding at times, the author leads us into the feelings Mary, the Immaculate Mother of Christ, must have felt at each stage of Jesus' life. But more importantly, the author allowed me to learn of the ties between those two miraculous events, and how each is to be treasured. How we should think of one when thinking of the other.
 
A wonderful read for any time of the year! This book is available on Amazon.com in both the hardback and paperback editions, as well as Kindle book.
 
I give this book...
 
 
...Five Stars and...
 

 
...a big BIG Thumbs Up!
 
 
 
 
****DISCLAIMER: This book was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a real and impartial review.



Tales Behind the Tombstones

Tales Behind
the Tombstones
The Deaths and Burials of the Old West's Most Notorious
Outlaws, Notorious Women, and Celebrated Lawmen
by
Chris Enss
 
TWODOT
Guilford, Connecticut
Helena Montana
An Imprint of the Globe Pequot Press
Copyright 2007 Morris Book Publishing, LLC
LOC ISBN 978-0-7627-3773-4
First Edition
 
I found this quite an enjoyable read, being that I perform genealogy research and had to dig up much information on the Old West.
 
Enss paints a written picture of the events surrounding the deaths and burials of the notorious Old West.
 
He included photographs of tombstones where available, as well as photographs of the individuals as well, as available.
 
I read the book in one sitting.
 
I enjoyed the read immensely in Kindle version, but it is also available in written paperback.
 
I give this read...
...
FIVE STARS and...
 
 
 

...a big THUMBS UP!
 
I highly recommend the read.



Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques - George C. Morgan and Drew Smith

 
Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques
by George C. Morgan and Drew Smith
Copyright ©McGraw Hill Education Books
ISBN 978-0-07-181650-2
 
This book is a godsend in assisting me to advance my research even further than I had already done! Directed toward the researcher who is either a professional or who has been doing this for some time and is more literate in the field of genealogy than just a beginner, this book helps make us aware of those little known areas of hunting and searching that we might not otherwise have known of.
 
The back cover touts:
"* Examine the brick wall in detail to find potential weak spots  that can be exploited into a breakthrough
 
* Use brute force techniques that leave no stone unturned
 
* Research the family, associates, and neighbors (FANS) of your brick wall ancestor
 
* Consult with your family, friends, and colleagues to get a fresh perspective on your research
 
* Use crowdsourcing - genealogy societies, online forums, social media, blogs, wikis, and podcasts
 
* Apply technological solutions, including DNA testing and specialized genealogical software
 
* Getting tips on hiring a professional genealogical researcher with the appropriate credentials and references
 
* Revisit your brick wall problem after honing your research skills
 
* Review your evidence, develop a research strategy, and keep a meticulous research log"
 
 
I found the text insightful and well worth the purchase of this book.
 
I give Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques ....
 
 
 
...Five Stars and...
 
 
 

 
 
...a big Thumbs Up!
 
 
 
****DISCLOSURE: This book was a private purchase and was under no obligation for review.
 


Work From Home Make $200 A Day

WORK FROM HOME
MAKE MONEY ONLINE
MAKE $200 A DAY
By Ahmed ALSAMANOUDI
Copyright©2013 Ahmed Alsamanoudi
Distributed by Amazon.com
 
Don't waste your money on this one folks. The author attempts to cash in simply from the title he chose. He offers no proof of his income making skills. His principles are not sound. And the book is totally unedited and full of so many grammar and spelling mistakes as to make it unreadable in some areas.
 
I give it one star, simply because I can't give it a lower one!
 
 
 

 
And a big thumbs down.


****DISCLOSURE: This book was a private purchase and not under obligation for review.