Reviews by Silkfest
On 6/28 Silkfest wrote: This NIV Study Bible is amazing. It has a ton of cool info-graphic features that really helped bring a greater meaning and understanding to certain passages of scripture. For example, being able to see a genealogy chart in Numbers really helped me to follow along with the huge list of names that are ... Faithlife Study BIble
On 5/28 Silkfest wrote: The very first book I reviewed for BookLook Bloggers was The People Factor by Van Moody. In his follow up book, The I Factor, Van Moody focuses on how building a relationship with yourself is the key to a happy, successful life. I knew I would love this book considering how much his previous book poured ... The I Factor
On 2/27 Silkfest wrote: Such a simple question, perhaps not such a simple answer. Full of vulnerability and personal stories, as is the norm with Judah, this book asks a question that needs to be asked, especially in today’s culture. How are you doing, or how is your day are questions that 99% of the time receive a one-word ... How's Your Soul?
On 2/8 Silkfest wrote: Now that I have a daughter, I have been on the look out for books to read to her. Rick Warren’s The Lord’s Prayer is a perfect fit. The writing is huge, there isn’t a lot of text on each page and the pictures are beautiful. Research shows that big letters, repetition, and talking clearly and loudly, ... The Lord's Prayer
On 1/9 Silkfest wrote: I actually chose to review this book for my wife to read. Instead I ended up reading the first chapter and was unable to put it down and so, decided to read it for myself. This is a story about Shannan Martin and her family and how she ended up being rescued from the life she always wanted. It makes ... This book will make you laugh and cry at the same time
On 11/11 Silkfest wrote: This is a 365 Day Devotional. This is a collection of writings by Oswald Chambers, most known for writing My Utmost for His Highest. You can definitely sense the style of writing that was used back in the early 1900s. The amazing thing is that it is still so relevant today. Each devotion contains a scripture, ... Devotional for A Deeper Life
On 10/31 Silkfest wrote: For Better or For Worse…I mean Kids. This book is about staying encouraged and equipped to handle life and marriage with kids in it. The book is narrated by both Patrick and Ruth, both sharing their perspectives on different topics. As our daughter is only 3 months old it is a little early to apply ... For Better or For Kids
On 10/12 Silkfest wrote: I have been looking for a Word Study Bible for a while. It contains over 1700 word studies in Aramaic, Hebrew and Greek. It also contains a concordance, full color maps, book introductions, Words of Christ in red and indexes. One of the best things I liked about this Bible is the font size! The other ... NKJV WORD STUDY BIBLE
On 9/15 Silkfest wrote: Uninvited is a book by Lysa Terkeurst designed to help you identify and overcome rejections, past and present, in order to experience God's love at its fullest. Now where to begin. I am normally not an avid reader. I struggle to reach my goal of reading 5 books a year as I usually have a hard time finding ... Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst
On 8/24 Silkfest wrote: I am always on the lookout for books that can help me build stronger relationships. The Seven Laws of Love is all about that. It focuses on sevens “laws” of love to give you a strong principled-based foundation to help you build relationships. Dave Willis breaks the book into two sections; one covering ... Living well starts with Loving Well
On 5/6 Silkfest wrote: As a mom-to-be, I asked my husband to request this book for me as I knew that in a few short months life with a newborn would present its own new challenges and I had already struggled to do my daily devotions with being tired all the time. This devotional provides a 1-3 page reading portion along with ... Pressing Pause: 100 quiet moments for moms to meet with Jesus.
On 5/6 Silkfest wrote: This is book is perfectly timed for what is unravelling in our world today. In today’s age with the internet, there is so much information out there; possible theories and views on what is going on in the Middle East and in the Muslim world at large. Nabeel Qureshi does a great job explaining from ... Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward
On 4/8 Silkfest wrote: There are only a few authors that I get excited about when they come out with a new book, Ray Johnston has become one of them. Two reasons why that is: 1) He wrote one of my favourite books in the last couple years, The Hope Quotient. (If you haven't read it, you should read it after you read this book.) 2) ... Make Jesus Great Again
On 3/10 Silkfest wrote: “A parable is not merely a simple analogy. It’s an elongated simile or metaphor with a distinctly spiritual lesson contained in the analogy.” I have actually been looking for a book like this for quite a while, so when I saw this I was pretty excited. Parables delves into the parables that Jesus ... Parables
On 12/26 Silkfest wrote: This was a fantastic little book. If you’re ever in need of some inspiration or reminder of how much God loves you this is a great book to have at your coffee table. The book itself is put together beautifully, the cover and the glossy pages help make the book stand out in its quality. Jesus is for ... JESUS IS FOR YOU
On 11/3 Silkfest wrote: Having never read anything by James L. Rubart I was not sure what to expect. However, this is definitely one of those books that you can sit there in one sitting and just engulf the book and the world the author puts you in; at least that’s what I did. I love reading, however it’s rare for me to ... Five Times I Met Myself
On 11/1 Silkfest wrote: I was excited to find out that Lee Strobel came out with another book when I saw The Case for Hope come out. I haven’t actually read any of his other books but had watched the movies based on them and was thoroughly impressed with the knowledge they equipped me with. Personally I was an agnostic so ... Case for Hope
On 10/8 Silkfest wrote: Since Jefferson Bethke’s viral youtube video I have come to love his perspective and his ability to make the Bible relatable, especially with the millennials. He opens It’s Not What You Think by asking a question that I haven’t really thought of asking myself before, “what if we aren’t seeing ... It's Not What You Think
On 9/13 Silkfest wrote: Whether you are in just married, or have been married 30 years I feel there is something in this book for you. In Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas questions our perspective of marriage in our lives, asking “What if God didn’t design marriage to be “easier”? What if God had an end in mind that went ... Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
On 7/28 Silkfest wrote: Do you have the right to ever be angry? Think about that for a moment. I believe our instinctual and worldly answer is to say yes, yes there are certain situations where it definitely makes sense that we can and should be angry. What if that isn’t true, what if the Bible says you don’t ever have ... Unoffendable: Give up your right to be angry
On 6/11 Silkfest wrote: There are a few certain books that I would consider essential for anyone who considers themselves a leader, or wants to learn and grow and become one. This would be one of them. Why? Because it contains some of John C Maxwell’s greatest points on so many topics, all in one book! This book is an encyclopedia ... Complete 101 Collection
On 4/12 Silkfest wrote: To be honest, when I decided to review this book I wasn’t sure what to make of the book, especially with the title, Jesus Swagger. However, also being a millennial I decided to give it a shot. So, what is Jesus swagger? Jarrid Wilson states that “Jesus swagger is all about your life being infected ... it’s time to stop making up excuses about why we can’t be what God has made us to be
On 4/2 Silkfest wrote: Even though I feel he has a secret mission to make us all Seattle Seahawks fans, I love this guy. I love his writing style and his sense of humour, he makes reading fun. Judah Smith has a way of making stories of the Bible relevant as he paraphrases them into the lingo of the day. Before I read Life ... Life Is ___ by Judah Smith
On 2/13 Silkfest wrote: As a young Christian in my mid twenties, I feel as this book is speaking to my demographic. I have barely heard any music by Trip Lee, however I was interested to find out the perspective of a hip hop rapper who is also a pastor. I discovered that I connected a lot with what he had to say. He splits ... His book is a call to RISE to the potential that God has spoken over us through His Word.
On 2/10 Silkfest wrote: This is a great book. It is definitely one of the books I will go back to several times throughout my lifetime. However, when I did receive this book I was a little let down to find out that I had already read it. It is a republishing of Leadership Gold, which I was not aware when I requested to review ... 26 Critical Lessons for Leaders
On 1/4 Silkfest wrote: After reading the original volume in this series, I knew right away that I wanted to read this book. Just like the original volume this book is full of short stories containing everyday miracles. I chose to get this volume in an eBook format as I could easily read one story on the bus on my way to work ... It’s a God Thing Volume 2 is definitely a book for anyone who could use encouragement.
On 11/30 Silkfest wrote: When I saw this book appear for review I was pumped. I have personally been looking for this type of bible dictionary for a while now. I've been told early on as a Christian that when the Bible uses certain words, for example the word Love, there can be several different meanings. This of course happens ... Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary
On 10/5 Silkfest wrote: Speak is about sharing your story. I’ll be honest, it has not been always easy for me to share my story. At times, I have felt embarrassed, or ashamed, however most of the time it is really about thinking, “there’s nothing cool or special about my story, no crazy miracles of healing, etc….what ... Share your story not a sermon
On 9/26 Silkfest wrote: Even though this is a devotional, it is very tempting to read the book through as I find myself growing in confidence and faith as I learn the full meaning of the questions asked throughout the Bible. In the Jesus Code, O.S. Hawkins breaks down critical questions that every believer should answer. As ... 52 Questions every believer should know the answer to
On 8/1 Silkfest wrote: I am typically a person who loves to have the physical version of a book. There is just something about being able to hold it and highlight and share with others. However, I was very interested in viewing this version and so I chose to get the NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible in an eBook format. I used ... NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible
On 6/18 Silkfest wrote: This book will challenge and change you. After hosting a dinner party, a guest invited by a friend questioned Shelene about her blind support to two kids and asked if she ever thought she was being scammed and the money was going to pay for some guys porsche. She decides to take the question to heart ... If this book doesn’t make you want to go on a missions trip I don’t know what will.
On 5/29 Silkfest wrote: “What’s the single most important thing you do as a leader?” – Stay Encouraged. Ray Johnston states that the “greatest gift you or I can give anyone is hope.” He shares a quote, “Some wise person once said that we can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, ... The Hope
On 5/10 Silkfest wrote: Stovall Weems does an elegant job of using Mathew 6:33 and other key scriptures to explain what it means to live a God-first life. He shares how by meditating on this scripture has transformed his life from being a bartender into a pastor. He states the need to keep it simple, “while many of the problems ... Foundational Book to a God First Life
On 4/14 Silkfest wrote: How High Will You Climb? is a book that is scripturally driven covering all areas from how to praise to how to handle fear. Each chapter contains great questions to help you apply all the insight that he teaches. The book also holds a study guide to further assist you. I have found this book to be a ... Another amazing book by John C Maxwell. This is a must read if you are purposefully trying to grow and strengthen your attitude.
On 3/13 Silkfest wrote: An amazing book of everyday miracles, it contains stories of hope, redemption, overcoming, victory and God’s love. Don Jacobson and K-Love put together a great collection of everyday miracles that can’t be explained any other way then by God’s hand in the living world. This is a book you find ... This is truly a book that needs to be shared with the world.
On 2/25 Silkfest wrote: One of the best books I have read on how to build great relationships. Van Moody, a pastor from Birmingham, Alabama explains that “there are no neutral relationships.” The People Factor provides you with clear steps on how to approach relationships and to build them to be stronger than ever. He ... The People Factor