Saturday, October 27, 2012

90 Days Thru the Bible - with Chris Tiegreen

90 Days Thru the Bible
A Devotional Journey From Walk Thru the Bible
with Chris Tiegreen
Copyright 2012 Walk Thru the Bible, Inc.
Tyndale Momentum
ISBN 978-1-4143-5309-8

233 pages of daily encouragement, sessions, to get you to challenge yourself to not only read through the entire Bible in only 90 days, but to also understand its deeper meaning. Start to finish.

Discussions and lessons that challenge you, encourage you, and teach you of the true meaning of the Scriptures.

Not for the weary or faint of heart, but for the person who truly wants to challenge themselves to a complete read. But not to a speed reading session! Anyone can do that! But to 90 days that will improve you and enlighten you.

I am so heartened to have found this book! Encouraged to fight the fight and finish the race with greater understanding of what has past, and what is to come.

I give this book Five Stars and a big Thumbs Up!

****DISCLOSURE: This book was provided by Tyndale in exchange for an independent and non-biased review.

The Science of Good Cooking - Cook's Illustrated

The Science of Good Cooking
by Cook's Illustrated
copyright 2012 by the Editors at America's Test Kitchen
Brookline, MA
ISBN 978-1-933615-98-1

I am a connoisseur of good food, and good cookbooks. I am of the opinion, one can never have too many good cookbooks!

However, this one, this marvellous piece of cooking knowledge, I so wish I'd had those 30+ years ago when I first started out on my own! Do they still teach 'Home Ec' in high schools? [If so, this should be required curriculum!]

Not only is this book filled with fabulous recipes, but the science that makes the recipe work! Yes, you read that right.... the "science" behind the recipe that makes it a success. [I was in my 40's before that light bulb moment of realizing that cooking was science and chemistry, before my real love for it took off!]

Different areas of science are spelled out, followed by several recipes in which that particular area of science makes the recipe such a successful dish. And there is no shortage of recipes to try out! [400-plus!]

By 'Cook's Illustrated' so it's a trusted book to be sure! This would be a wonderful addition for every newlywed, as well as anyone just moving out on their own for the first time. And it's making a grand addition to this 'old-timer's' kitchen shelf as well!

I give this book FIVE STARS and a big THUMBS UP!

Highly recommended!
****DISCLOSURE: This book was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for an independent and non-biased review.

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Lincoln Conspiracy - Timothy L. O'Brien

The Lincoln Conspiracy
Timothy L. O'Brien
copyright 2012 by Timothy L. O'Brien
Ballantine Books
ISBN 978-0-345-49677-5
When Temple McFadden ends up with some rather odd diaries, he is immediately thrown into a series of (mis)adaventurs that will take him to, and through, some of the most notorious people of the 19th century, and surrounding the assassintion of one of America's most beloved presidents.
Just who really was behind the murder of the man known as "Honest Abe"?
McFadden is the man, with a little help from his wife and many friends, that is going to find out.
I found this book a joy to read, if one can see uncovering the plot to kill a president a joy to read! But O'Brien's writing is definitely a treat!
I found this work of fiction one that kept me wanting to hurry and get to the next street corner, through the next corridor, beyond the next door, to see what lay beyond.
And most importantly, when the book came to a rousing climax and completion, I simply didn't want it to end!
I give The Lincoln Consiracy  a big
...Five Stars and...

...a big Thumbs Up!
****DISCLOSURE: This book was provided through the Early Reviewers of the Library Thing in exchange for an independent and non-biased revew.