Reviews by erin.almond
On 2/2 erin.almond wrote: I first heard Charlotte Gambill preach at Celebration Church in the Fall of 2014. She was one of the guest speakers for their annual women’s conference, and both my husband and I really liked her message. We left the service and stocked up on some of her materials, and on a road trip I found myself ... You Can Overcome Your Middle!
On 6/7 erin.almond wrote: I saw this book floating around on Facebook for a while, and I can admit that I was intrigued. And then, when I had the opportunity to review it, I was excited. I consider myself to be a reformed shopaholic. Or maybe, a reformed saleaholic. I've never met a sale that I didn't like. It's how I go to ... Book Review: Living Well Spending Less
On 3/4 erin.almond wrote: Y’all. This. Book. Is. Everything. Okay, but for real. I had a feeling that I might like Lara Casey’s book “Make it Happen”- because I really like Lara Casey. I love her work, I admire her humility and transparency, and I think that she’s just an all-around awesome lady. Plus, she lives ... Book Review: Make It Happen
On 1/7 erin.almond wrote: I don't know that there are enough words to explain how excited I was to read Matt Perman's book "What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done". I can definitely be a busybody, involved with a lot of activities both at work and at home; and I know that it's important that ... An Excellent Approach to How To Get Stuff Done!
On 8/19 erin.almond wrote: I love reading the Bible. It's hard. It challenges me. It changes me. It pushes me to grow in my relationship with God and with others. While I have a small NIV Thinline Bible that I carry with me to church (and I also use the Youversion app on my phone quite frequently), I love having a bigger reference ... A Bible That Helps You Pursue Health in Your Life's Journey!
On 5/5 erin.almond wrote: Every now and then, I read a book and it’s just like “Wow”. That’s the feeling I had after completing Stovall Weems’ latest book “The God-First Life.” I have been all too guilty of putting things, desires, and aspirations in a higher place than God, hoping that because God loves me, He ... Book Review- The God First LIfe
On 2/27 erin.almond wrote: Relationships are a huge part of life, and something in which I want to be very good. I desire to have healthy relationships in all of the roles that I assume- as a wife, a steppie, a daughter, a sister, a cousin, a friend, a coworker, etc. I was excited to review Van Moody’s book “The People Factor” ... Book Review- The People Factor
On 12/5 erin.almond wrote: I tend to find myself in a hurry more than I’d like to be. In fact, it was my own feelings of needing to slow down that led me to review this book “God in Slow Motion” by Mike Nappa. I really wanted to love this book, but I really struggled. While the book makes excellent points about delving ... Good content, but wordy.
On 4/22 erin.almond wrote: I was excited to get my hands on a copy of Craig Groeschel's latest book Altar Ego, and eagerly waited to request it from BookSneeze. I had heard lots of good things about Groeschel as a pastor, leader, and author, so the anticipation was high. I have to say that Altar Ego did not disappoint. I really ... Book Review: Altar Ego
On 3/4 erin.almond wrote: I am a firm believer in thinking positive thoughts, and not allowing your mind to be controlled by negative thoughts. Yet while I do believe that, I will be the first to admit that it can still be a struggle. Thus, I was excited to read “Think and Make it Happen” because I was confident that it would ... Book Review: Think and Make it Happen
On 4/19 erin.almond wrote: I’ve had the privilege of reading some of Max Lucado’s previous works, and until now, Fearless and Outlive Your Life were my favorites. However, I think that his latest work, Max On Life, has surpassed them. I’ve always been a Max Lucado skeptic, because he seemed to be so mainstream. However, ... Review: Max On Life
On 4/11 erin.almond wrote: It’s been a while since I’ve been able to read a book, so I was pleased at the opportunity to read Andy Andrews latest book, “The Final Summit”. After having read his previous book, “The Noticer”, I had high expectations, but as with the last book, it did not disappoint. In “The Final ... Review: The Final Summit
On 9/10 erin.almond wrote: I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting when I agreed to review Max Lucado’s “Outlive Your Life”. Having read and reviewed Lucado’s books before, I knew that I would be in for a treat, but this book definitely came along at the right time for me. In “Outlive Your Life”, Lucado expresses ... Leave a Legacy
On 9/10 erin.almond wrote: It’s easy to believe that there’s no consequence for our actions. In many circumstances, we can function independently of others, never knowing how our words or our actions have had an effect. However, Andy Andrews’ explains that life is much more than that in “The Butterfly Effect.” I previously ... Details Matter- The Butterfly Effect
On 5/3 erin.almond wrote: Many of us struggle with the unknown, and with what to do when our plans become derailed. In a society where we desire to get ahead and to create the best life for ourselves, we often experience extreme frustration and disillusionment when it seems that our best laid plans have foiled. Enter Pete Wilson’s book ... Book Review: Plan B
On 4/8 erin.almond wrote: I love Donald Miller. It started when I took my friend’s advice to read “Blue Like Jazz” and it’s continued ever since. After reading “Blue Like Jazz”, I read “Searching for God Knows What” and “Through Painted Deserts”. Over time, I must ... Book Review: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
On 9/8 erin.almond wrote: Before reading this book, I’d never picked up a single Max Lucado book. While I’d seen them in various bookstores, the titles never seemed to jump out at me. I’m glad to say that my foray into the world of Max Lucado was a delightfully enjoyable and inspiring adventure! In Lucado’s latest book, ... Fear Not- Lucado's Fearless doesn't Disappoint!
On 4/29 erin.almond wrote: We all need to be noticed. And there are times where we can all benefit from a different perspective. It’s with these themes that Andy Andrews writes the awesome book, “The Noticer”. Andrews tells the story of a man named Jones- not Mr. Jones, just Jones, who sweeps through a town changing lives by imparting a ... Book Review: The Noticer