Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A time for somethin Greater

what do you do when you feel like you have put all your faith in nothing? I had hoped this blog would reach more people and help more grow in their faith, but I barely get four hundred views a month, and even that is a big "IF"

Now I know this is a book review, but what I wrote up there will make sense in just a moment.
As some of you may know I  have ead and reviewed Steven Furtick's book Crash the Chatterbox (click on my Reviews page and follow the link to see it) I thought that was the greatest book I had ever read. But when I requested this book,because I have become a fan of Steven Furtick, I found something Greater.
You wouldn't believe how many times  I cried while reading this book. Not because it's sad (though some parts are) or because it made me feel like a horrible Christian, but  because it's like reading a sermon God had your pastor write just for you. It touches every part of your life, firmly grounded in scripture
And the way Steven wrote the book it feels as if he is standing right beside you while he talks to you about his stories, all real life events, and tries to help you make sense of this broken world we liv in. Now he doesn't have all the answers, and he makes sure you know that, but he does his best to hep you out. I also love how he puts little sub chapters in all of his books, perfect for all us late night readers or if you just need to stop for a moment.

Now onto the reason for my rather oddball opening, I think the part that helped me the most from this book was chapter seven: Wasted Faith. In this chapter Seven addresses so many problems I, and probably many others, are struggling with.on a daily bases. For me it's feeling like all my efforts are worth nothing, and no many how much I pray it's never going to get better. But this book heped me look at God's promises and to realize no matter what I feel or what happens my faith is NEVER wasted.

So please next time you go to the bookstore or the library pick up this book and find more then you could have expected.

I received this book for free from the blogging for books program in exchange for an honest review which I have given

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Christian Fantasy that will take the world by Storm

If you are looking for an epic fantasy and christian series that can grip you and your children then look no further then Mary Weber's Storm Siren series

The story takes place in the kingdom of Faelen. In this medieval setting we find our main character, Nym, in a slave market being given up for sale by her latest cruel owner. And whomever buys here this time will become Nym's fourteenth owner. Fourteenth!!! and each slave is given a mark by their new owner, a small circle on the ir arm which is burned into their skin, then filled with a special berry juice to make it permanent.

I could hardly believe my eyes, how could this girl still be sane? well Nym had her ways to deal with not only the constant shift of owners, but also the guilt that would not leave her be.Sadly most of her owners were evil, and her latest one was no different, and Nym's kind, elementals, are suppose to be males only. So Nym shouldn't even have these powers, but she does. What's worse is elementals are suppose to be killed at birth, but Nym has managed to avoid that.

When under pressure we all do things we shouldn't have. Nym couldn't control what happened with her powers, and it ended in a lot of deaths.How can anyone stand that much guilt? Well Mary Weber brought some salutations many modern girls use today. What I found interesting about the book is how Mary infused parts of the Bible into Storm Siren. I won't tell you what parts in hopes you will see them for yourselves. Maybe you will see them right away, or after reading the book like I did!

Another reason why I loved this book so much is Mary Weber that when in war the line between right and wrong blur so heavily that they are nearly impossible to see, and most times people will be hurt, but you can choose not to kill, you can make the right choices even in a war. Nym thought of the foot soldiers who, like her, were just following orders and fighting for their kingdom. It was heart warming at times, heart wrenching other times.

I guess I will leave you with thoughts of this book as a storm pelts my roof with raindrops. May we meet again soon for another review

I received this book free for an honest review which I have given