Reviews by AngloAddict
On 10/6 AngloAddict wrote: Riley Banks-Snyder became interested in Kenya as a young teenager. She had an aunt and uncle who were volunteering and doing mission work there, and she convinced her parents to allow her to visit them. That life-changing event and how it inspired her to work to help the children of Kenya forms ... Helping others while helping myself
On 9/13 AngloAddict wrote: David Boudia sounded like a real jerk. While he was a successful athlete, he was rude, arrogant, entitled and had no time for anyone who wouldn't benefit him in some way. He also used every opportunity to abuse cigarettes and alcohol -- and marijuana when he thought there were no drug tests on ... It's not all about you
On 8/22 AngloAddict wrote: Poor Gwen Marcey certainly has a lot on her plate in When Death Draws Near. An underemployed forensic artist, she's been commissioned to travel from her home in Montana to Pikeville, Kentucky to help draw a suspect in a series of vicious rapes. At the same time, a recent bout of cancer has left ... Can't we leave the snakes alone to do their snaky business?
On 7/27 AngloAddict wrote: Sister Eve Divine, the motorcycle riding nun who moonlights as a private detective is on a new case in Sister Eve and the Blue Nun. As well as investigating a murder, Sister Eve is at a crossroads in her life. The monastery where she has lived and worked for many years has suddenly banned ... This nun is blue for several reasons
On 7/12 AngloAddict wrote: Sarah Withrow King, the author of Vegangelical, always felt the desire to help others. She knew that her mission in life was to serve those less fortunate, although she didn't really have a direction until she happened to read a pamphlet about the suffering of animals raised for food. This ... Preaching the love of all animals
On 5/18 AngloAddict wrote: Nabeel Qureshi was an 18 year old American Muslim when the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 occurred. In the wake of the events of that terrible day, he was shocked that fellow Muslims had decided to use their faith (which he had always heard referred to as "a religion of peace") as justification ... A violent struggle for spiritual purposes
On 4/6 AngloAddict wrote: Lance Hahn is a man who understands fear. His book How to Live in Fear discusses his own personal struggles with fear and the resulting panic attacks that have plagued him for his entire life. He works as a pastor, and in 2014 hit rock bottom with panic, anxiety and fear to the extent that ... I'm not blaming God, although I think He started it
On 3/24 AngloAddict wrote: Most people, thankfully, never have to experience the horror of losing a child to violence. When a child is murdered, it is natural to want the killer brought to justice and punished. In the touching book Forgiving My Daughter's Killer, Kate Grosmaire discusses the terrible events surrounding her ... Forgiving the worst
On 3/16 AngloAddict wrote: We've all experienced it: that moment when we do or say something that we wish we could take back. Or just feeling as if everyone else has it together, while we are still trying to figure out the rules. The book This is Awkward argues that these moments of unease and discomfort are ... Let's make some awkward
On 2/16 AngloAddict wrote: While we often celebrate the success of people who manage to "make it" in their chosen fields, sometimes the stories of how they got there can be heartbreaking. The book Walk to Beautiful by singer Jimmy Wayne, is equal parts inspirational and devastating. Although he has found success as ... Walking for awareness
On 12/16 AngloAddict wrote: Most days the news brings us a story of some compelling human interest. While we are riveted for a few days, invariably another story grabs the headlines and we soon forget about the people whose story fascinated us just a few days ago. It's rare that we get to revisit these people and find out ... Escaping from tyranny
On 12/3 AngloAddict wrote: With the holidays coming around, many people will be getting ready to prepare special foods for friends and family. While there are certainly family favorites that will be prepared time and time again, every table can benefit from a new recipe or two. Whitney Miller's New Southern Table features ... Ringing the dinner bell
On 11/23 AngloAddict wrote: Nearly everyone is looking for ways to make some extra money. Blogger Crystal Paine has taken the lessons she's learned about generating extra income and collected them into the book Money Making Mom. She stresses that having more money won't solve all your problems, but it will give you ... Be intentional with your money
On 10/14 AngloAddict wrote: Sir Winston Churchill is rightly regarded as one of the premier statesmen of the 20th century. His unflinching leadership during the second world war inspired his country during dark times and gained him the admiration of people around the world. The book Churchill's Trial takes a look at the career ... Chruchill's trial is also our trial
On 9/17 AngloAddict wrote: Just what is a Jackwagon, you may be asking yourself? As comedian Tim Hawkins points out on the back cover of his book Diary of a Jackwagon, it's an old term referring to military vehicles that were repaired with spare parts and were therefore unreliable. He uses the term to refer to himself, ... Bless this bag of Cheetos
On 8/25 AngloAddict wrote: Mitch Rutledge is someone who started out life with the cards stacked against him. Born to a 13-year-old mother and never knowing his father, he never really had a family to be a part of. His mother was in and out of his life, so he and his 3 siblings were passed among family members, only ... Life beyond death row
On 7/22 AngloAddict wrote: The Case of the Sin City Sister concerns searches for missing family members. Sister Evangeline Divine (pronounced Di-VEEN) is a Harley riding nun who has become entranced with her father's private detective business. Her father Jackson, a retired cop, lives in Madrid, New Mexico. Sister ... Does the habit get caught in the wheels?
On 5/5 AngloAddict wrote: Although the term "family planning" is a politically-charged topic in the United States, surveys show that most families (even those to claim to be the most devout) make use of contraception. Sadly, in many parts of the developing world, this is not an option for the majority of people. The ... Improving the world by increasing family stability
On 4/16 AngloAddict wrote: While most people start dreaming of "what they want to be when they grow up" early in life, very few people are fortunate enough to actually end up in a profession that they enjoy. Jeff Goins, in his new book The Art of Work, attempts to help people identify the signals in their lives which will ... Finding your true purpose in life
On 3/10 AngloAddict wrote: Holly Cramer has a history of making bad decisions in Twisted Innocence. The recent birth of her daughter, Lily, has made her grow up in a hurry. She's working two jobs: one doing some private investigative work for her sister's boyfriend and the other driving a cab. When she gets ... The pink hair is so last week
On 2/5 AngloAddict wrote: It's difficult to stay on a budget when every day we are bombarded with images of glamorous celebrities who are living fabulous lives. We are encouraged to spend, spend, spend if we ever want to be as beautiful, happy and fulfilled as the celebrities would have us believe they are. The author ... Bloom where you're planted
On 1/9 AngloAddict wrote: Adopting a child offers difficult but rewarding challenges. The book Forever Mom takes a look at some of the issues that surround adoption -- both in the processes that are required to adopt a child and also those that arise after bringing the child home.Mary Ostyn and her husband already had four birth ... Advice from the trenches
On 12/3 AngloAddict wrote: The author of The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast originally set out to write a traditional cookbook, but a technical glitch wiped out her file. She set the book aside, meaning to come back to it, when her church leaders asked everyone to go on a 21 day fast. Because many people were uncertain ... Getting control of your physical hunger
On 11/19 AngloAddict wrote: Rev. Parker Saint (born Brian Parker) seems to have everything going for him. As the pastor of a popular mega-church, he has a large television following and a new book coming out. But then there is the totally out of character "travel rage" incident at the airport where he ended up getting ... The destiny drinking game
On 10/31 AngloAddict wrote: Dr. Dilip Joseph was an Indian-American doctor serving with the non-governmental agency Morning Star when he was kidnapped by the Taliban while working in Afghanistan in 2012. The time he spent in captivity and his rescue make up the story in Kidnapped by the Taliban. Dr. Joseph was born in India ... Questionable hospitality from the Taliban
On 10/17 AngloAddict wrote: Everyone has heard the phrase, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume," but most probably don't know much about the background that led up to that famous quotation. The book The Daring Heart of David Livingstone takes a look at the famous explorer, but focuses on his dedication to eradicating the slave trade ... Dr. Livingstone, abolitionist I presume?
On 9/11 AngloAddict wrote: As a native of the South, I'm probably more partial than most to a good BBQ or pork chop, and we can all appreciate the recent explosion of bacon-related foods and products. For those who are a bit more discerning in their tastes, the new book The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig is a wonderful ... Everything but the oink
On 8/28 AngloAddict wrote: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the great heroes of our time and his words of wisdom are still relevant nearly 50 years after his death. The book King Rules: Ten Truths for You, Your Family and Our Nation to Prosper was written by his niece Alveda King and attempts to distill his message into ideas ... A family history with some advice thrown in
On 7/16 AngloAddict wrote: Doug Fields admits right up front that his book 7 Ways to Be Her Hero was originally going to be titled "How to Get All the Sex You Want" but that he thought that title might be somewhat off-putting to the women who were the likely buyers of his book (for their husbands, of course!). The book begins ... How not to suck as a husband
On 6/13 AngloAddict wrote: Dave Ramsey is know to millions of people for his radio and TV programs which help people get out of debt using "common sense" solutions to money problems. His daughter, Rachel Cruze, has joined the family business and spends her time speaking to (mostly) young people in order to educate them about ... Get your piggy bank in order
On 5/5 AngloAddict wrote: With the rise of easy credit, many people find themselves in over their heads when it comes to their finances. The book The 21 Day Financial Fast attempts to help people reign in their spending by giving them a daily lesson on finances and a daily assignment, both in the context of being on ... Put your money on a diet
On 4/24 AngloAddict wrote: Poor Dr. Shannon Frasier is really having a bad couple of days. During a dinner party at her house, a man is shot and killed in front of her house. Then her junkie sister shows up for an extended visit. On top of all that, her father has a serious health crisis. All that would ... A doctor's brush with danger
On 1/30 AngloAddict wrote: Books about happiness and how to achieve it seem to be all the rage lately. I was interested to read The Happiest Life to see if I could gain any insights that would help me lead a happier life. The author of the book, Hugh Hewitt, is a nationally syndicated radio host, and in the book he ... Do your part for a happier life
On 12/6 AngloAddict wrote: Everybody is always looking to be ahead of "the next big thing." We've all been amazed at some new hot-selling product and said, "Why didn't I think of that?" In the book Innovation's Dirty Little Secret, author Larry Osborne takes a look at how some innovators are able to successfully come up ... You can't teach innovation
On 11/19 AngloAddict wrote: I, like many others, am always a sucker for anything that remotely has to do with Jane Austen, so I was excited to see the book Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay. I was expecting it to be set in the time of Austen's novels, or to feature some of the characters. I was therefore a bit surprised ... Letter writing for tuition
On 10/17 AngloAddict wrote: According to the most recent statistics, the average American owes nearly $5000 in credit card debt. Over three quarters of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, with nothing saved for emergencies or their future well being. As the recent government shutdown (over the nation's ... Common sense isn't that common anymore
On 9/26 AngloAddict wrote: As someone who occasionally has to make presentations, I am always looking for ways to be a more effective communicator. In the new book Secrets of Dynamic Communication by Ken Davis, the founder of Dynamic Communications International, a blueprint of speech preparation is presented that is ... How to get your message across
On 9/4 AngloAddict wrote: Overcoming rejection isn’t easy. Although we all face it at one time or another, our reactions to it can range from crippling insecurity and overprotectiveness to a “leave him/her before I’m left” approach to relationships. The author Tracey Mitchell, in the book Downside Up, attempts ... Making lemonade out of lemons
On 5/31 AngloAddict wrote: The world seemed to be on pins and needles recently as it awaited the announcement of the new pope who would take over after the unexpected retirement of Pope Benedict XVI. There was much rejoicing in the Americas when the first non-European pope, Francis I, was announced. The book Francis: ... A look at the rise of a church leader
On 5/7 AngloAddict wrote: Most of us know little about the Amish, a Christian group known for avoiding most modern technology, from cars to telephones. However, they are known, even to the most uninformed, for their delicious and traditionally prepared foods. I was very happy to receive a copy of the spiral bound ... Don't read this on an empty stomach
On 4/24 AngloAddict wrote: The title of the book “Is College Worth it?” really sums up the arguments that the authors (William J. Bennett and David Wilezol) make in this book looking at the state of higher education today and whether or not it is financially advisable for young people to choose this route after high school. ... The high cost of getting an education
On 4/8 AngloAddict wrote: I’m always anxious to read good advice, so I had high hopes for the short book “The Death of Money Report” by Tracy Piercy and Lisa Maxwell. Any book that contains insights on how to better manage finances is surely welcome in these trying times. Or so I thought. I didn’t find ... Dubious financial advice
On 1/29 AngloAddict wrote: At the age of 54, Robert D. Smith suddenly realized that he had been alive for 20,000 days. While he knew how many days were behind him, he has no idea how many days remain in his life. With this in mind, he determined to set a course to be more mindful of the important things in life. ... Making every day count
On 12/20 AngloAddict wrote: Most couples, at some point in their relationships, will experience disagreements and possible resentments over money. While the conventional wisdom has always been that having a budget and sticking to it will solve the financial problems in a marriage, this isn't always the case. The book ... Get on the same money page with your spouse!
On 12/10 AngloAddict wrote: As we get older, we all begin to take stock of our lives and try to figure out where we've been and where we're going. Many people, taking inspiration from the film of the same name, assemble their own personal "bucket lists" of things they want to do before it's too late. In the book More ... The Bucket of Lists
On 10/16 AngloAddict wrote: Wisdom Meets Passion is a book that offers vocational guidance for those who might be looking for a first job or for someone who might be looking for a more fulfilling career. The author, Dan Miller, is the creator of the popular book and website 48 Days to the Work You Love. Jared Angaza is his son, ... Wisdom Meets Passion
On 3/20 AngloAddict wrote: I’ll admit that I’m generally pretty slow on the uptake in recognizing if a particular newspaper, book or film has an “agenda” unless it’s fairly blatant. There is no problem at all in puzzling out the agenda in The Coming Revolution by Dr. Richard G. Lee. This book makes no bones ... Mean-spirited and . . . just plain mean!
On 2/28 AngloAddict wrote: It is difficult to believe that in a time before it was possible to read the Bible in English, the simple act of translating it into the tongue of the common people was a capital offense. The book Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God an English Voice by David Teems takes a fascinating look at the ... Is it getting hot in here?
On 10/26 AngloAddict wrote: Although I've never written a book, I am well-aware of the difficulties new writers have in attracting the attention of publishers. The 3rd edition of How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen offers many great tips and examples to help new writers stand out from the crowd and gain the attention ... Good advice for aspiring writers
On 4/20 AngloAddict wrote: In these days of high unemployment, job seekers need every advantage when they are looking for work. The book Knock 'em Dead 2011: The Ultimate Job Search Guide provides a complete overview of job-search strategies to help you stand out from the crowd.The book is divided into five sections, ... Great advice for job seekers
On 4/6 AngloAddict wrote: G.K. Chesterton is mostly known (by me, anyway) as the author of the Father Brown mystery series. I was interested to find out more about the man and his career in the book Defiant Joy: the Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. Chesterton by Kevin Belmonte. Chesterton comes through in the ... A bad hair day, but still giddy
On 1/14 AngloAddict wrote: In his book The Power Based Life, author Mike Flynt looks at various personal attributes and how they can be harnessed in order to strengthen the body, mind and spirit. Flynt was a college football player who lost his scholarship and was kicked off the team before his senior year due ... Power based life advice
On 11/8 AngloAddict wrote: The American Patriot’s Almanac is a wonderful book for everyone who is interested in American history and politics. The book is arranged by date, with every day featuring an engaging description of an event that occurred on that date, as well as an “American History Parade” at the bottom ... Patriotic Daily Readings
On 10/7 AngloAddict wrote: This book manages to be scary, depressing and heartbreaking all at the same time. Ankarlo visited the US-Mexico border area to get a clearer impression of the people who are involved in all illegal immigration: migrants, coyotes who traffic them, border enforcement agents, residents, and “volunteer” ... Who is benefitting?
On 9/23 AngloAddict wrote: We’ve all seen how the economy has been negatively impacted recently by the poor (some would say greedy) actions of a seemingly small group of people.These business people who were personally making millions every year had no hesitation in risking the livelihoods, pensions and futures of their employees ... Off the rails
On 11/5 AngloAddict wrote: The relationship between God and an alcoholic beverage might be a bit startling at first, but the book The Search for God and Guinness by Stephen Mansfield shows that the connection makes perfect sense in this instance. The book begins with a very detailed history of beer itself, even tracing some arguments ... Pull me a pint, reverend
On 9/29 AngloAddict wrote: That was the sentiment that I felt the book "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years" by Donald Miller was trying hard to get across. Although the premise of the book is that everyone's life is a "story" with scenes that you can choose to make meaningful and interesting, it was hard for me to concentrate ... Look at me, I'm so great!
On 9/22 AngloAddict wrote: The book Kabul 24 tells the story of eight western aid workers who were arrested in Afghanistan the month before the Sept. 11 attacks. Ostensibly arrested for attempting to convert Muslims to Christianity (by showing a DVD), the prisoners were kept in abominable conditions, interrogated repeatedly, and ... Harrowing story of captivity
On 9/4 AngloAddict wrote: It seems as if people who are successful in one career often think they will be equally successful in another. I'm sure we all remember Michael Jordan's baseball career, Eddie Murphy's album, and Madonna's films. It is rare when a celebrity is able to cross over into another field, but George Foreman ... Everybody Loves George!
On 8/25 AngloAddict wrote: Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey, the two popular hosts of the “Rick and Bubba” syndicated radio show, give their best relationship advice in the book “Rick and bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage.” Since the duo is known mostly for their clean, Christian-based banter, ... For Better or Worse or Bubba
On 8/10 AngloAddict wrote: The book Everyday Greatness: Inspiration for a Meaningful Life wasn’t written by Stephen R. Covey, but he does provide the introduction and some commentary throughout. The book is a wonderful collection of inspirational stories and quotes which were originally published in Reader’s Digest magazine. ... Motivation for a better life
On 7/20 AngloAddict wrote: In the excellent book Dred Scott’s Revenge, Judge Napolitano explores the long and tangled history of race relations in America. He starts with the beginnings of slavery in the New World, through the Civil War, Jim Crow Laws and “separate but equal” educational rulings and explores how the federal ... A history of race in America
On 4/18 AngloAddict wrote: The novel Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl suffers from trying to do too much too quickly. The book centers around three longtime friends: Allison, a prosecutor; Nicole, an FBI agent; and Cassidy, a TV reporter. All three women get drawn in to the mystery when 17 year old Katie Converse, home in Portland ... Face of Betrayal