Reviews by Crystal

Read Crystal's Blog Follow Crystal on Twitter

The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife

On 9/19 Crystal wrote: The Baker's Wifeby Erin HealyThomas Nelson (October 2011)Source: From publisher for reviewAmazon | GoodreadsBefore Audrey was the baker's wife, she was the pastor's wife. Then a scandalous lie cost her husband a pastoral career. Now the two work side-by-side running a bakery, serving coffee, and ... Review: The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Waking Hours

Waking Hours

On 12/5 Crystal wrote: Waking Hours(The East Salem Trilogy #1)by Lis Wiehl with Pete NelsonThomas Nelson (October 4, 2011)Amazon | GoodreadsAll towns have secrets. Some have demons.Welcome to East Salem. A sleepy town with a history older than America where things are just a bit off. Where the supernatural bleeds into the ... Review: Waking Hours

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Water's Edge

Water's Edge

On 9/14 Crystal wrote: Water's Edge by Robert WhitlowThomas Nelson (July 19, 2011)Fiction/Christian/ThrillerSometimes the smallest towns hold the biggest secrets. Ambitious young attorney Tom Crane is about to become a partner in a big-city law firm. One final matter has to be cleared from his docket—the closing of his deceased ... Water's Edge

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You

On 6/28 Crystal wrote: God's Love Letters to You by Dr. Larry CrabbThomas Nelson(May 2011)Devotional/Christian LifeAbout the book - Experience a unique conversation with God through a daily devotional reading based on twenty Old Testament and twenty New Testament books of the Bible. Written to help the reader listen ... God's Love Letters to You

Crystal's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 6/8 Crystal wrote: My Rating: 4 starsAbout the book - An inspiring re-imagining of the tale of Esther, a young Jewish woman thrust from a life of obscurity into a life of power, wealth, intrigue . . . and tender love.See the story of Esther in an entirely new way-with all the political intrigue and tension you remember, ... A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

How to Be God's Little Princess

How to Be God's Little Princess

On 5/9 Crystal wrote: I haven't gotten the book yet. It's been over a month since I requested it. If I end up getting it soon I will post my review. From what I was able to see I can tell I would have really liked it for my niece. ... Didn't get the book..

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/14 Crystal wrote: My Rating: 2 starsAbout the book - David Ponder is back. This time the fate of mankind is in his hands.This is mankind’s last chance. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have sent humanity hurtling toward disaster, and far from its original purpose. There is only one solution that can reset the ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

Crystal's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

On 4/6 Crystal wrote: My Rating: 4 starsAbout the book - Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV was developed to help those beginning a brand new life of faith to place their trust in Jesus Christ while refreshing the foundations of the faith for longtime believers. START! is designed to take the hand of a new believer, ... Start! The Bible For New Believers

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories

On 10/21 Crystal wrote: Really Woolly® Bible Stories. Bonnie Rickner. Julie Sawyer Phillips.Tommy Nelson. November 2010. Padded Cover. 36 pages.Really Woolly Bible Stories is a cute storybook that makes for a fun way to introduce bible stories to even the youngest children. Sixteen of the most well known stories from the Old ... Really Woolly Bible Stories

Crystal's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Adventures in Booga Booga Land - Volume 1 (DVD)

Adventures in Booga Booga Land - Volume 1 (DVD)

On 10/6 Crystal wrote: Adventures in Booga Booga Land. Richard Milner.Tommy Nelson. September 2010. Adventures in Booga Booga Land is a fun 45 minute animated children's DVD, based on the parables of Jesus. Marty the monkey and Gerard the giraffe are the two main characters that live in Booga Booga. They make a lot of mistakes ... Adventures in Booga Booga Land DVD - Volume 1

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

God's Promises for Women of Faith

God's Promises for Women of Faith

On 9/24 Crystal wrote: God's Promises for Women of Faith is a beautiful little Scripture reference book. The cover alone is enough to get your attention, but the collection of verses inside are wonderful reminders of the promises from God that we tend to forget. The book is separated into 12 sections and each section is broken ... God's Promises for Women of Faith

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/22 Crystal wrote: Outlive Your Life. Max Lucado. Thomas Nelson. September 2010.Hardcover. 240 pages.Max Lucado's, Outlive Your Life, is both challenging and inspiring, urging us to reconsider our role in this world. The entire message of this book is centered around the book of Acts. The people of the early church are ... Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

Crystal's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

On 9/15 Crystal wrote: Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids. Sarah Young. Thomas Nelson.October 2010. Hardcover. Sarah Young's, Jesus Calling, was a big hit with me and my mom. I love when the devotion for the day is exactly what I needed at that very moment. I was super excited when I saw that it's now available ... Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids

Crystal's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Love, Charleston

Love, Charleston

On 9/15 Crystal wrote: Love, Charleston. Beth Webb Hart. Thomas Nelson.August 2010.Paperback. 320 pages. Love, Charleston is set in the historical town of Charleston, SC. This story is centered around four main characters: Roy, Anne, Alisha, and Della. Roy Summerall is a widowed minister of a small country church and father ... Love, Charleston

Crystal's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Immanuel's Veins

Immanuel's Veins

On 9/14 Crystal wrote: Immanuel's Veins. Ted Dekker. Thomas Nelson. September 2010.Hardcover. 384 pages.Book Description:This story is for everyone--but not everyone is for this story.It is a dangerous tale of times past. A love story full of deep seduction. A story of terrible longing and bold sacrifice. Then as now, ... Immanuel's Veins - Book Review and Giveaway!

Crystal's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/13 Crystal wrote: The Boy Who Changed the World. Andy Andrews. Thomas Nelson.August 2010. Hardcover. 40 pages. The Boy Who Changed the World, is Andy Andrews' first children's book. This is the kids version of his new gift book, The Butterfly Effect. The vibrant colors and beautiful pictures alone are enough ... The Boy Who Changed The World

Crystal's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Crystal wrote: The Butterfly Effect. Andy Andrews. Thomas Nelson. August 2010.Hardcover. 112 pages."Everything you do matters TO ALL OF US FOREVER."I recently named Andy Andrews one of my favorite authors after I read The Heart Mender. I was so excited when I got the chance to read The Butterfly Effect, which is his ... The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters

Crystal's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

On 8/4 Crystal wrote: 100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs. Stephen Elkins. Tommy Nelson. August 2010. Hardcover. 208 pages. Reading Level ages 4-8.When I requested this book from booksneeze, I thought is would be filled with little prayers, but it's actually more like a devotional for kids. It's full of colorful ... 100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 7/26 Crystal wrote: In Cast of Characters, Max takes the stories of 26 common people from the bible and shows readers how God used them in mighty ways. Most of the characters are well known, but some aren't. Each of these people had imperfections, and failed at some point in their lives, but they were still used by God ... Cast of Characters

Crystal's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 7/26 Crystal wrote: Same Kind of Different As Me is a true story of an unlikely friendship formed between two men from two different worlds, all because of one woman's obedience to the call God had for her life. Denver was raised in Louisiana as a modern day slave to "the Man". He worked hard as a sharecropper for nearly ... Same Kind of Different As Me

Crystal's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Jesus Calling - Deluxe Edition

Jesus Calling - Deluxe Edition

On 6/25 Crystal wrote: Jesus Calling is a 365 day devotional written by Sarah Young. As she set aside time each morning to just listen to God, Sarah wrote everything she felt He was telling her in a prayer journal. Those journal entries were turned into this beautiful devotional, now available in deluxe edition. Written in ... Jesus Calling

Crystal's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Hand of Fate

Hand of Fate

On 6/22 Crystal wrote: Hand of Fate. Lis Wiehl and April Henry. Thomas Nelson. April 2010. Hardcover. 320 pages.Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Triple Threat series by authors, Lis Wiehl and April Henry. When radio talk show host, Jim Fate, dies after accidentally inhaling poisonous gas that was released into ... Hand of Fate

Crystal's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Read and Share: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles

Read and Share: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles

On 5/23 Crystal wrote: The Jesus Series: Life and Miracles: Read and Share DVD Bible. Gwen Ellis. Tommy Nelson. May 2010.The Jesus Series: Life and Miracles: Read and Share DVD Bible is a 30 minute animated video about Jesus' ministry along Lake Galilee and the villages near Nazareth. The stories that are presented in this ... The Jesus Series: Life and Miracles: Read and Share DVD Bible

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

God's Promises for Boys

God's Promises for Boys

On 5/8 Crystal wrote: God's Promises for Boys. Jack Countryman and Amy Parker. Tommy Nelson. May 2010. Hardcover. 128 pages."Stylin', chillin', and rollin' your wayAre fine when you're breaking no rules.But helpin', respectin', and followin' God's ways,Are the only way to  be coooool.Do not be shaped by this world. Instead ... Book Review: God's Promises for Boys

Crystal's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

God's Promises for Girls

God's Promises for Girls

On 5/6 Crystal wrote: God's Promises for Girls. Jack Countryman and Amy Parker. Tommy Nelson. May 2010. Hardcover. 128 pages."Hooray! It's a wonderful day! Picking daisies is oh, so fun... There is always a reason to be happy, When you're living for Jesus the Son!" Ask and you will receive. And your joy will be the fullest ... Book Review: God's Promises for Girls

Crystal's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Right to Lead

The Right to Lead

On 5/5 Crystal wrote: I received this complimentary copy of The Right to Lead from Thomas Nelson Publishers. I've never read any books by John Maxwell so I really didn't know what to expect from this book. The author gives 7 guidelines to help people grow and prepare themselves to become better leaders. This book is divided ... Book Review: The Right to Lead

Crystal's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Plan B

Plan B

On 5/5 Crystal wrote: In his first book, Pete Wilson takes us through various Plan B situations by incorporating Biblical stories and real life experiences from his life and the lives of others around him, which makes this book very relatable. I think the main point that the author is trying to get through to the readers ... Book Review: Plan B

Crystal's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 4/17 Crystal wrote: Author: Max LucadoPublisher: Thomas NelsonFormat: Hardcover ~ 128 PagesISBN: 0849946654Listed Price: $14.99I just got a complimentary copy of You can be everything God wants you to be from Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze blogger program. This is a gift book that would be great for anyone, especially ... Book Review: You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Voice New Testament

The Voice New Testament

On 4/7 Crystal wrote: Translation: The VoicePublisher: Thomas NelsonFormat: Trade PaperISBN: 1418534390Listed Price: $19.99I received this copy of The Voice New Testament from Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze blogger program. Twenty-one Bible scholars and writers contributed in "retelling the story of God's ... Bible Review: The Voice New Testament

Crystal's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Read and Share: The Story of Easter

Read and Share: The Story of Easter

On 3/10 Crystal wrote: Author: Gwen EllisIllustrated by: Steve SmallmanPublisher: Tommy NelsonFormat: Hardcover w/DVDISBN: 1400314615Suggested Price: $10.99The story of Easter is retold by Gwen Ellis in this beautifully illustrated children's book. It starts out with Jesus' donkey ride into Jerusalem and goes through ... Book Review: The Story of Easter

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Buried Alive

Buried Alive

On 2/25 Crystal wrote: Author: Roy HallumsPublisher: Thomas Nelson PublishersHardcover: 256 pagesISBN: 9781595551702Buried alive is a true story written by Roy Hallums. This is his account of what he endured during his kidnapping, captivity, and dramatic rescue. Roy, a 56 year old retired Navy commander, was working as a food ... Book Review: Buried Alive

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Facing Your Giants

Facing Your Giants

On 2/9 Crystal wrote: Author: Max Lucado Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers(October 2008) Paperback: 256 pages ISBN: 084921023 As i've said before, Max's style of writing is easy to read and understand. Right away I knew I wasn't going to be able to put this book down. Facing Your Giants is an inspirational and encouraging ... Book Review: Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado

Crystal's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Word of Promise New Testament

The Word of Promise New Testament

On 1/22 Crystal wrote: Thomas Nelson released The Word of Promise New Testament audio Bible back in 2007. I recently received it for free by Thomas Nelson Publishers in return for a review. The New Testament was brought to life and while I listened I can just imagine the scenes. The sound effects, music and cast went ... The Word of Promise New Testament (NKJV) Audio Bible-Review

Crystal's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

On 1/11 Crystal wrote: How to Reach Your Full Potential for God~ Never Settle for Less than His BestAuthor: Charles F. StanleyPublisher: Thomas Nelson(December 29, 2009)Hardcover: 256 pagesISBN: 1400200924At the beginning of this book Charles Stanley tells readers about an encounter he had with the Lord. He said he spoke into ... Book Review How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

Crystal's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

What Difference Do It Make?

What Difference Do It Make?

On 12/13 Crystal wrote: Once again I'm writing a review for the Thomas Nelson Book Review Blogger program. I had the chance to read “What difference do It make? Stories of Hope and Healing” by Ron Hall, Denver Moore, and Lynn Vincent. This is the sequel to the very successful book "Same kind of difference as me." I actually ... Book Review: What difference do it make? Stories of Hope and Healing

Crystal's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Crystal wrote: I just finished reading "Fearless" and I'm so glad I got a chance to. This book came into my life at the perfect time, I was dealing with a lot of fear and anxiety myself. In this book Max shows us ways we can overcome those fears. When there is fear, there is no peace. God wants us to give our fears to Him ... Fearless by Max Lucado Review

Crystal's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book