Book Review: How to Study the Bible

Title: How to Study the Bible
Written By: Dwight L. Moody
Genre: Bible Study Helps/Non-fiction
Recommended Ages: Any

Introduction:

This book was amazing! I highlighted probably about 1/4 of it. It was interesting to note how similar the times were back in the late 1800s and now. So much of what D.L Moody said completely describes today.
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Book Review: Finding Grace

Title: Finding Grace
Written By: Melanie Snitker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Recommended Ages: 15 & up

Introduction:

I have had the privilege of reading every one of the Love’s Compass books and am sad that the series is over. But I’ve enjoyed getting to know both families spotlighted in the series and this book was no different. Continue reading

Have a Fruitful New Year!

 

Last Sunday, December 31, Pastor Stephen preached a sermon entitled, Have a Fruitful New Year. It was the perfect sermon. The sermon was based on John 15:1-8 and talked about abiding in Christ so we can bear fruit for Him. After the news we got the Thursday before, I needed to hear it.

Here are some of my favorite points from the sermon, summarized by me.

There are two different kinds of people. Those who bear no fruit and those who do bear fruit. Continue reading

January 2018 goals

Happy New Year! It’s been quite a year. I didn’t quite reach all of my goals, but I had a few distractions like a courtship, engagement, planning a wedding, and getting married. I’ll post my 2018 goals later this month. But for now, I have my January goals:

Write 1,000 words per day T&O
Tammy’s blog tour
Finish edit #1 HLM
Send HLM to betas
‘Tis So Sweet blog tour
Edit #6 HHMS
Send HHMS to formatters
Finish anthology edits
Start working on Ta’Mara’s blog tour

How was your 2017? What kinds of goals do you have for this month?

Book Review: Fatal Trust

Title: Fatal Trust
Author: Todd M. Johnson
Genre: Suspense – Clean
Recommended Ages: 13 & up

This book was good. I enjoyed it since I like suspense books, but there were many times when I was confused by what I read and I kept expecting the book to say something Christian, but it was completely neutral. Fatal Trust was clean, but not Christian. Since it is published by Bethany House Publishers, I expected it to at least mention Christ in some way.

The characters were well-developed and well-rounded. The dialogue was witty, engaging, and exactly what it needed to be.

If you like suspense, I think you will like this book.

Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

Black Friday Book Sale!

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It’s that time of year. The time for buying presents, making wish lists, and planning New Year’s Resolutions. If any of those activities involve books for you, Indie Christian Books has a perfect event for you.

From Nov 24th through Nov 30th, a huge selection of independently published Christian books are on sale. You can find discounted paperbacks, dozens of books offered with free shipping, $0.99 ebooks, package deals and more. Even if your budget is depleted from Christmas shopping, we have some freebies for you! Need even more of a reason to support indie authors and fill your shelf with good stories? When you purchase a paperback book through indiechristianbooks.com you’ll be eligible to enter an exclusive giveaway including free books and an Amazon gift card! Continue reading

Suit and Suitability: A Review

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What would it be like to see Elizabeth Bennet in 1930’s clothes? What if Emma Woodhouse was the daughter of a car dealership owner? What if Marianne Dashwood was seeking to become a movie star in the golden age of film? The Vintage Jane Austen series explores the world of Jane Austen, set in 1930’s America. Five authors took on Jane Austen’s five most popular novels and retold them set in the depression era, remaining faithful to the original plots. As an extra bonus to the series, there is a collection of short stories that were inspired by Jane Austen.Check out the tour schedule to learn more about the other books.

In my blog post today, I’ll be sharing an interview with author Kelsey Bryant as well as a review of her book.

About the Book

SuitSuitabilityVJAtourSuit and Suitability by Kelsey Bryant (Sense and Sensibility): Canton, Ohio, 1935. Ellen and Marion Dashiell’s world crumbles when their father is sent to prison. Forced to relocate to a small town, what is left of their family faces a new reality where survival overshadows dreams. Sensible Ellen, struggling to hold the family together, is parted from the man she’s just learning to love, while headstrong Marion fears she will never be the actress she aspires to be. When a dashing hero enters the scene, things only grow more complicated. But could a third man hold the key to the restoration and happiness of the Dashiell family? Continue reading