Reviews by Carol Layton
On 5/27 Carol Layton wrote: I like many things about this cookbook: It's size is handy in the kitchen. The photographs are lovely. The layout and design makes recipes easy to follow. The writing is clear and engaging. Many of the recipes appeal to me because they make vegetables more interesting. I've been on Weight Watchers ... Farm Fresh Southern Cooking by Tammy Algood
On 11/20 Carol Layton wrote: I wasn't able to finish this book. The theology seemed illogical to me and when something strikes me that way, I don't want to spend any more time on it. Arterburn writes that choosing to be healed is a person's choice. I believe that. But then it says that God may choose not to heal someone. I haven't ... Whose Choice?
On 10/1 Carol Layton wrote: I like reading original source material. I especially like it when someone else has compiled an interesting collection. Bennett's collection is wonderfully eclectic--representing some of the best stories, poems, essays, letters and myths on the topic of what it means to be a man.Befitting many of its ... The Book of Man by William J. Bennett
On 10/19 Carol Layton wrote: I have a strong and pleasant memory of being fascinated by the illustrations in my mother and grandmother’s Bibles when I was a little girl. The one I stared at most (usually when bored in a church service) gave me the willies. It was of a blinded and bleeding Samson laboring over the lever on a millstone. ... Holy Bible "Big Red" in 3-D by Thomas Nelson Publishers
On 9/7 Carol Layton wrote: Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend is a collection of essays by editor Ravi Zacharias and other apologists. The essays include the existence of God, the problem of evil, the evidence for intelligent designs and Eastern religions.The book is challenging, but worthy of rereading ... Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias
On 9/7 Carol Layton wrote: The author recreates implausible childhood scenes of four men associated with plant engineering: Norman Borlaug, Henry Wallace, Moses Carver and George Washington Carver. The text somewhat clumsily connects these stories as it introduces each boy and then explains his future accomplishments. The prose ... Too Many Cooks?
On 6/7 Carol Layton wrote: When I die, will I become an angel? Why do some Christians carry John 3:16 signs at football games? What's the difference between a disciple and an apostle?The first thing that struck me about this book were the variety of Bible and cultural questions. They're really good ones . . . ones you might not ... If I Could Ask God Anything by Kathryn Slattery
On 4/3 Carol Layton wrote: This book chronicles the plight of aid workers who were kidnapped for three months in 2001 by the Taliban in Afghanistan. This event captured the attention of the world, and I enjoyed being able to learn about the culture in Afghanistan and these events from first hand accounts.Thanks to Thomas ... Kabul 24 by Ben Pearson and Henry O. Arnold
On 10/3 Carol Layton wrote: This is a very strong compilation of essays and quotations from a variety of people such as Maya Angelou, Thoreau, da Vinci, and Chuck Norris. The material is organized under categories such as respect, responsibility, perseverance, and gratitude. Amidst these mostly character development sections, I ... Everyday Greatness by Stephen Covey
On 9/29 Carol Layton wrote: While working with screenwriters on the film version of his autobiographical book Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller observed that his life really wasn't very interesting. He began striving to give his life the elements inherent in all good stories: conflict, heroism, sacrifice, and ultimately--meaning.It's ... A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
On 7/13 Carol Layton wrote: Even though I think some "Christian princess" products for little girls are missing the mark, I like this little devotional Bible. It contains about 80 Bible stories, with devotional material designed for ages 4-7. The material is designed for a mom to either read to her daughter and sometimes for them ... God's Little Princess Devotional Bible by Sheila Walsh
On 6/7 Carol Layton wrote: I’ve seen beaucoup Bible story books over the years. I’ve purchased them for my children, edited them professionally, and now I’m buying them for my grandchildren. This one is simply magnifique! It contains 100 key stories that will provide a good basis of biblical literacy as well as 100 related ... 100 Bible Stories 100 Bible Songs created by Stephen Elkins, illustrations by Tim O'Connor
On 5/30 Carol Layton wrote: This beautifully-created version of the New King James translation would make a great study Bible for any student of United States history. Its presentation and family record pages would also make it useful as a family devotional Bible. This Bible contains many features that teach the reader the spiritual ... The American Patriot’s Bible edited by Richard G. Lee
On 5/13 Carol Layton wrote: I won't read the book of Acts the same way again. Thanks to Ken Duncan, Saint Paul now seems real. Maybe not like "Yo, Bro, what up with thee?" but definitely a flesh and bones man. This book wasn't what I expected, and even though the amazing photographs engaged me, I felt a little disappointed . ... Stunning and Inspiring