Reviews by Jan Burt

Read Jan Burt's Blog

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

On 5/19 Jan Burt wrote:  The book Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi is an unbelievable insightful account of Islam from the perspective of one person who grew up in an Islamic home...and forsook all he knew when he found Jesus.Nabeel grew up in an American Navy household; a household that was also devoutly ... Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus - A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity ~ by Nabeel Qureshi

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Where the Wind Leads

Where the Wind Leads

On 5/14 Jan Burt wrote: Wow. Just...wow.That is the first thought that comes to mind when pondering exactly how to write a review for the book Where the Wind Leads. To find a memoir that grabs such hold of the reader that you move seamlessly through it's pages and almost forget that the book will actually have an end is a rarity. ... Where the Wind Leads - a memoir by Vinh Chung (with Tim Downs)

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Unquenchable

Unquenchable

On 4/7 Jan Burt wrote: Carol Kent is a well-known author within the Christian community. She has a frank, open style that many find refreshing, and in particular her honesty regarding her son's imprisonment for first-degree murder have been a soothing balm to many women coping with their own unimaginable loss and pain. Unquenchable ... Unquenchable - by Carol Kent

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Twirl

Twirl

On 4/2 Jan Burt wrote: The new book Twirl by well-known author and speaker Patsy Clairmont is a fun little book to read. I think it's aim is to bring a breath of fresh air into the spiritual lives of Christian women living in westernized cultures, and it achieves that goal with ease.Patsy's conversational writing style, combined ... Twirl by Patsy Clairmont

Jan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Restless

Restless

On 3/18 Jan Burt wrote: The book Restless (by Jennie Allen) is a book written for those who want to be more of who God made them to be and who are willing to allow their past to propel them into their future. It is not just a book you read; it's a study you take part in. With easily readable chapters that aren't too lengthy ... Restless - by Jennie Allen

Jan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Satisfied

Satisfied

On 2/17 Jan Burt wrote: The book Satisfied by Jeff Manion is now on my "Favorite Book List".  It's subtitle, Discovering Contentment in a World of Consumption, does give you an idea of what the book is about; but Satisfied is much more than just another Christian book on finances, tithing, generosity, the effects of greed, ... Satisfied - Discovering Contentment in a World of Consumption (by Jeff Manion)

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Strange Fire

Strange Fire

On 1/27 Jan Burt wrote: Most American Christians have heard the name John MacArthur, and many have perused his resources, including his multiple Bible study guides. He certainly knows the Bible, and can quote chapter and verse on most any subject. I was interested to see what Mr. MacArthur might have to say about the Holy Spirit. ... Strange Fire ~ by John MacArthur

Jan's Rating:

1 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Samson

Samson

On 12/28 Jan Burt wrote: Have you ever glanced over a book's cover, quickly read it's description, and thought you understood what the book was about? But then as you read the book, you found it contained much more than you ever imagined? That's basically what happened to me with the book Samson ~ A Savior Will Rise by Shawn ... Samson ~ A Savior Will Rise by Shawn Hoffman

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Let Hope In

Let Hope In

On 11/21 Jan Burt wrote: The book Let Hope In (4 Choices That Will Change Your Life Forever) by Pete Wilson is an easy-to-read book divided into four sections. Each section focuses on a different area in which hope can "come in" and bring about transformation. At 219 pages, Let Hope In isn't a lengthy book but it does contain ... Let Hope In by Pete Wilson

Jan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Wall Around Your Heart

The Wall Around Your Heart

On 11/4 Jan Burt wrote: You may remember a review I wrote for Mary DeMuth's book Everything (you can read that post HERE) in January of this year.  I absolutely loved that book, and not surprisingly, Mary's book The Wall Around Your Heart is another success. The tone of this book is a bit different than Everything, but ... The Wall Around Your Heart (How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You) by Mary DeMuth

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible

NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible

On 9/25 Jan Burt wrote: Homeschooling moms have a unique combination role in life ~ not only are they mothers who are working to raise their children to be healthy, functional adults, they're also the primary educators working to prepare their children for college, readying them to be healthy, functional contributors to society ... The Homeschool Mom's Bible (NIV) ~ book review

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Prayer Warrior Mom

Prayer Warrior Mom

On 5/3 Jan Burt wrote: Are you a mom? Are you a Christian mom? Are you a mom who prays for your kids ~or a mom who worries she doesn't pray for her kids enough? If you can answer "Yup" to any or all of the above, the book Prayer Warrior Mom by Marla Alupoaicei is a book you need on your nightstand. Divided nicely into 15 ... Prayer Warrior Mom ~ Covering Your Kids with God's Blessings and Protection by Marla Alupoaicei

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Everything

Everything

On 1/16 Jan Burt wrote: The book Everything by Mary DeMuth became a "keeper" for me almost as soon as I began reading. Mary sugarcoats nothing in her attempt to make Jesus' gospel what it rightly is ~ and as you probably guessed from the title of her book, it rightly is about everything. Eighteen chapter, three sections, ... Everything by Mary DeMuth

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Dreams and Visions

Dreams and Visions

On 12/8 Jan Burt wrote: I was very interested in what details this book might contain from the moment I opted to review it...and I was blessed, encouraged and humbled by what I discovered in it's 23 chapters. This book is one that all Christians should read; but in all honesty, I think Christians who live in America ought to ... Dreams and Visions ~ by Tom Doyle

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Redemption

Redemption

On 11/8 Jan Burt wrote: The book Redemption (by Bryan Clay) was not at all what I expected. It was so much better than I'd hoped it would be! Sure, it's a great story about an inspirational athlete. But it's also the story of a young man who grew up to be a loving husband and a dedicated father. And that is what makes Redemption ... Redemption by Bryan Clay (BookSneeze review)

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 9/1 Jan Burt wrote: Some books make you say, "Wow..." And that one little word says it all about the book Running for My Life by Olympic athlete Lopez Lomong. Born in Sudan, given a name that literally means "fast", kidnapped by guerrilla soldiers at the age of six - and that's just the first chapter! The story of Lopez ... Running For My Life by Lopez Lomong (BookSneeze Review)

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Love Does

Love Does

On 7/24 Jan Burt wrote: The book Love Does by Bob Goff is interesting. Really, it is. Just not that interesting to me. I really wanted to love this book, and I tried, but it simply isn't really my kind of a read. I suppose I'm just too Type A to enjoy a book like this.Having said that, let me encourage you to check out some ... Love Does by Bob Goff (BookSneeze review)

Jan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Swipe

Swipe

On 4/24 Jan Burt wrote: Evan Angler's book for middle-school aged readers entitled SWIPE surprised me. The subject matter has been covered so often in Christian fiction, and I have read so much poor quality fiction, I found myself happily shocked that Angler's book was pretty darn good. He has taken the Biblical revelation ... SWIPE by Evan Angler (Booksneeze review)

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Great Day Every Day

Great Day Every Day

On 4/4 Jan Burt wrote: Max Lucado does it again. He's a down-to-earth guy who writes up-toward-heaven books, and Great Day Every Day is no exception. Easy to read, a source of Biblical encouragement, and worth the time spent reading it and the money spent to buy it.Like most modern day American Christians, I have a few Max ... Great Day Every Day by Max Lucado (BookSneeze review)

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 3/18 Jan Burt wrote: (Book Description)Is it possible to stay full of life, laughter, love, and the Lord through eight decades in this crazy world? Is that even realistic? Yes! There is hope, and Luci Swindoll is living proof.Simple Secrets to a Happy Life by Luci Swindoll (published by Thomas Nelson)is a book of wisdom ... Simple Secrets to a Happy Life by Luci Swindoll

Jan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 3/7 Jan Burt wrote: Called to Controversy by Ruth Rosen is the story of Moishe Rosen, his conversion from Judaism to Christianity, and the ministry of Jews for Jesus. Written by his daughter Ruth, this book is a well-done biography of a man whose life is a fascinating and inspiring reminder of God's faithfulness.I am familiar ... Called To Controversy - The Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus by Ruth Rosen

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Jesus We Missed

The Jesus We Missed

On 2/19 Jan Burt wrote: The Jesus We Missed by Patrick Henry Reardon is a study through the Gospels aimed at examining the humanity of Jesus. This book looks to answer the question, "How was Jesus fully God and fully man?" It seemed as though the book were hoping to astound the reader with thought-provoking insight that could ... The Jesus We Missed - The Surprising Truth About the Humanity of Christ by Patrick Henry Reardon

Jan's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The God Whom Moses Knew

The God Whom Moses Knew

On 1/31 Jan Burt wrote: The God Moses Knew by J. Roger Nelson is a fictionalized account of Moses leading the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt to freedom in the promised land. It's written as a novel that expounds on the Genesis and Exodus Bible characters to give a glimpse of what their lives might have been like beyond the ... The God Whom Moses Knew A Novel By J. Roger Nelson, M.D.

Jan's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Your 100 Day Prayer

Your 100 Day Prayer

On 12/21 Jan Burt wrote: This book by John I. Snyder is a guided 100 day journey into a deeper prayer life. Each day's reading is concise but engaging, and the book is solidly based on the Word of God. It's easy to use ~ you can and should dive right in as soon as you buy this book! ~ and it truly does grow your faith as you ... Your 100 Day Prayer: The Transforming Power of Actively Waiting on God by John I. Snyder

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Heroes and Villains of the Bible

Heroes and Villains of the Bible

On 12/6 Jan Burt wrote: Heroes & Villains of the Bible - Real Stories, Actual Bible Text (from Tommy Nelson publishing) is a children's book of 50 Bible stories from both the Old and New Testament. The text is taken directly from the Bible (International Children's Bible version). It is a 244 page hard cover book, with an introduction, ... Heroes & Villains Of The Bible - Real Stories, Actual Bible Text (Tommy Nelson)

Jan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Pershing

Pershing

On 10/5 Jan Burt wrote: General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing was a one-of-a-kind leader who saved Europe in a one-of-a-kind war. The book "Pershing ~ Commander of the Great War" explores the entirety of Pershing's, culminating in an understandable review of his leadership during the First World War. For a man who never intended ... Pershing - Commander of the Great War by John Perry (from the Generals series)

Jan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

One Call Away

One Call Away

On 9/17 Jan Burt wrote: We all come from somewhere, and where we've been defines who we are now. The book "One Call Away ~ A Memoir ~ Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable Faith" lays out the details of Brenda Warner's life from childhood through the present day. Reading this book is like traveling through Brenda's life, ... One Call Away by Brenda Warner

Jan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book