Reviews by momof08
On 4/13 momof08 wrote: The Inscribed Collection are four books, written by different authors on different topics. They are intended to be used as Bible studies although they would be enjoyable books to just read. I’ve never agreed to review four books at the same time and I found the thought of it a bit overwhelming until ... The Inscribed Collection (My Review)
On 3/6 momof08 wrote: The Happy Wives Club Discover the Best Marriage Secrets from the World’s Happiest Wives held some surprises for this reviewer. Surprise number one; The author is a business woman who can write! It’s a research book but it’s not boring, especially if you are married, interested in being married ... The Happy Wives Club by Fawn Weaver (My Review)
On 2/3 momof08 wrote: wanted to review this book for one simple reason; I want a happy life. But first, who is Hugh Hewitt (I wanted to know)? Turns out he’s an attorney, a Professor of Law at Chapman University, an author and the host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Hugh Hewitt Show. Apparently, I have been ... The Happiest Life by Hugh Hewitt (my review)
On 12/18 momof08 wrote: "Satan wants nothing more than for us to run from God's goodness ...blaming God for someone else's bad behavior and disengaging from Him and from life usher in isolation, anger, distance, and that high wall around our hearts. And, when we live behind that wall, our hearts grow cold, bitter and unwieldy." The ... The Wall Around Your Heart by Mary DeMuth
On 11/1 momof08 wrote: Death by Living arrived by mail from Thomas Nelson publishers and was instantly confiscated by one of my teen sons. I hunted it down and began to read it. The next day…gone. This time another son (the not-so-enthusiastic-reader) had squirreled it away and begun devouring it. I was (finally) making ... Jack Kerouac, Edith Schaeffer and N.D. Wilson (my review of Death by Living)
On 7/19 momof08 wrote: Take some shocking stories about the sex trade industry, mix them with some introspective thoughts about being adopted, being sexually molested, being lost in a rain forest and what do you get? A book that does not live up to its subtitle. Christine, I’m sorry you’ve struggled with your self-worth. ... I Don't Recommend This Book
On 6/12 momof08 wrote: Steve Peifer was a corporate manager who oversaw 9,000 computer software consultants in America when his life was impacted by one small infant. Steve and his wife Nancy were living the American dream with two healthy young boys and financial stability when their lives were impacted by the birth and death ... A Dream so Big; My Review
On 5/30 momof08 wrote: “My prayer is that you’ll read these pages first curled up on your couch or in bed or in the bathtub, and then after that you’ll bring it to the kitchen with you, turning corners of pages, breaking the spine, spilling red wine on it and splashing vinegar across the pages, that it will become battered ... Bread and Wine...My Review
On 5/22 momof08 wrote: I’ve wanted to actually read a book by Lisa Terkeurst for awhile now. I’ve heard her on the radio (she’s articulate and funny and she has that no-fair North Carolina drawl! Did ya’all know I could have had a North Carolina southern drawl? We lived there for four years and it is an easy thing ... Unglued by Lisa Terkeurst; My Review
On 1/29 momof08 wrote: This is one of the books that Dave Ramsey, the Christian financial expert, requires his employees to read. It was for that reason that I reviewed this book and I am glad I did. With a forward written by Mr. Ramsey, this book by Terry Felber, is light but worthwhile reading. It's message is written in ... The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant
On 12/29 momof08 wrote: Call of a Coward The God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife drew me in because of its intriguing title. Written by Marcia Moston, the winner of the 2010 Women of Faith Writing Contest and honorable mention recipient of the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition, this book chronicles the travels ... Call of a Coward is a Bit of a Dissapointment
On 12/5 momof08 wrote: Prayer is a discipline and can be hard work so that’s why I chose this compilation of prayers from Thomas Nelson publishers to review this month. Yours Is the Day, Lord, Yours Is the Night provides the reader structure and help for prayer times with a morning and evening prayer for each day of the ... This Book is a Hidden Jewel
On 10/5 momof08 wrote: You all remember the movie Rudy, don’t you? You haven’t watched it? Well, hurry on down to your local Redbox or look it up on Hulu and watch the movie! It’s inspirational(and we all could use more of that, couldn’t we?). Rudy the book actually came after Rudy the movie which is an unusual circumstance ... Rudy (my Review)
On 9/17 momof08 wrote: Have ya’all heard of Ken Davis? He’s a Christian comedian and author who does a funny short radio spot for Compassion International called “Lighten up and Live.” That short radio spot does not do justice to this author. Fully Alive is one of the best motivational books I’ve read in a long ... Fully Alive is my current favorite book
On 8/20 momof08 wrote: Admittedly, when I first heard of Father Hunger by Douglas Wilson I said, “Seriously, another book about Fatherhood? Enough already! What is this the Decade of the Dad?” I should have known that Pastor Wilson’s approach would be different, making it a book worth reading amidst a plethora of books ... Father Hunger by Douglas Wilson (my review)
On 6/30 momof08 wrote: “Christians have many reasons for rejoicing.The primary one is based on who God is-He is sovereign. This is the single greatest truth about God…knowing God like that should should give us inexpressible and glorious joy.” So begins Pastor John MacArthur’s excellent book The Truth About The Lordship ... Review Weekend; My Review of The Truth About the Lordship of Jesus Christ by John MacArthur
On 5/23 momof08 wrote: I originally chose the book Miraculous Movements How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims are Falling in Love with Jesus by Jerry Trousdale because I have been very intimidated and fearful about the spread of Islam. I felt hopeless. This, in spite of the fact that for the past five years my family and I ... Brought to My Knees
On 4/18 momof08 wrote: We had the joy of experiencing Southern cooking first-hand when we lived in Waxhaw, North Carolina many years ago. I became a huge fan of crusty cornbread, fried chicken and, even, Hoppin’ John! Traditional Southern cooking is not known for being health food, however, and it is easy to err on the side ... A Delightful Twist to Traditional Southern Cooking!
On 3/21 momof08 wrote: Called to Controversy The Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and The Founding of Jews for Jesus by Ruth Rosen is a weighty biography written by daughter about her father. When I first received it in the mail from Thomas Nelson, my heart sank. It is 307 pages long and, since it was written by someone related ... A Bull in a China Shop...
On 1/25 momof08 wrote: ng Deep by Gordon MacDonald was a challenging book to read. First, it challenged me to think about what makes “deep” Christians and second, it challenged me because, frankly, it was long and wordy. I stuck with it, however, because Gordon MacDonald has proven to the world that he is a “deep” ... Going Deep falls short of the author's usual standard
On 12/4 momof08 wrote: Over twenty years ago my husband and I and our three small children were members of a Mennonite Church led by Pastor Ed Miller. In our small church of less than 100 members, Pastor Miller made sure that each family had a mail “slot” where we received church “news” on a regular basis and he insisted ... Why Men Hate Going to Church is Worth Reading
On 10/12 momof08 wrote: Yes, this book is just what it sounds like; an updated version of Miss Manners or Emily Post! Answering such questions as What to say when your Aunt Martha gives you a book you already have and What you should never post on your Facebook wall, this 219 page book is organized like a reference book with ... 50 Things Every Young Lady and Her Mom Should know
On 10/5 momof08 wrote: Our Last Great Hope; Awakening the Great Commission surprised me. This book reminded me of the great responsibility each Christian has to reach the lost by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. But that wasn’t what surprised me. I was taken aback by the author (the pastor of a large contemporary church ... Our Last Great Hope is an important book
On 8/30 momof08 wrote: The book should be titled <strong>How to say you're a Christian, make really bad life choices and give God a teensy bit of the credit when nice things happen to you.</strong> Brenda Warner grew up in a blue collar working class home with parents who passionately loved each other and their children (Brenda ... This Book should be titled, "How Not to Live Your Life by Brenda Warner"
On 8/12 momof08 wrote: Surprised by Oxford is one woman’s story of her journey to faith during her literature studies at Oxford. Carolyn Weber writes of her difficult childhood (especially of her struggles to forgive her father for his abandonment her) and how her love of learning became a solace when her family was plunged ... Surprised by Oxford is a Delight
On 7/26 momof08 wrote: Be The People by Carol M.Swain Ph.D is the book I’ve been waiting for; the book I was hoping to find (but didn’t) between the covers of The Fight of Our lives by Bennett and Leibsohn. Be the People; A Call to Reclaim America’s Faith and Promise is a call to action by an articulate and intelligent ... Be The People...The Book I've Been Waiting For!
On 6/7 momof08 wrote: The Waiting Place (Learning to Appreciate Life’s Little Delays) by Eileen Button is a perfect summer read. Eileen Button has written a series of essays on lessons learned during the “waiting places” of her life. She says, “The Waiting Place is for people like me who get stuck in their precious, ... The Waiting Place by Eileen Button
On 6/1 momof08 wrote: I agreed to review William J. Bennett & Seth Leibsohn's book The Fight of Our Lives; Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth & Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam because I thought it would be good for my character to read it. You see, this is the kind of book I avoid because I find it terrifying. ... The Fight of Our Lives Misses the Root of the Problem
On 4/18 momof08 wrote: Max on Life by Max Lucado (published by Thomas Nelson 2010) is a compilation of 171 questions Max has answered over his long pastoral and ministry career. This prolific writer has written over 50 books and served as general editor for four different Bible editions. He has also seen a lot of life and ... Max On Life by Max Lucado