A Prayer For Owen Meany

Author: John Irving

John Irving is an – American novelist and Academy Award winning screenwriter. He is anything but your – ordinary writer, his books come with an almost obvious indepth analysis of his characters, so much so that one completely connects with what connects John to his characters. He has authored many other books, but most acclaimed for his work in – A Prayer For Owen Meany.

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A Lady in Waiting

Authors: Jackie Kendall & Debby Jones

Jackie and Debby have taken wonderful principals of biblical living and translated that into how a single lady should walk in her faith as she waits on God for her husband. This book is filled with profound words of wisdom, and is a book work reading before dating and even while dating. I am definitely sharing this book with my sisters and daughters when they start dating.

In love with this book!!!


Practice of The Presence of God

Author: Lawrence Brother

One of the most printed book. Practice of the Presence of God, has been in print for the past 300 years. Brother Lawrence letters are very powerful.

Can’t wait to get started on this book!!!

Mother Teresa – Come Be My Light

Is anyone searching for a more challenging rewarding walk with Christ?  I am going to tell you this, after reading this book, I was a different person. To read Mother Teresa’s words, her extraordinary, unselfish love for God, I was immediately left with a great yearning to do more. Mother Teresa was a fearless, loving follower of Christ, who sacrificed so much so that she can align her self with God’s will for her life, and accomplish her mission here on earth.

If someone asked me who i most admire here on earth, though passed I would definitely say – Mother Teresa

 

The Screwtape Letters

Author: C S Lewis

C S Lewis was an Irish born novelist, whose works have been of great influence. Born in 1898 – 1963, his books have had profound effect even to this generation.

A recommended read. I can’t wait to ge started!!!

God is Closer Than You Think

Author:John Ortberg

John Ortberg is Senior Pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, a 4000 member church. John is passionate about spiritual formation, which is how people become more like Jesus.

God is Closer Than You Think – Is an AWESOME read. Grab your copy today!!!

GODRIC

Author:Frederick Buechner

Frederick Buechner is an ordained Presbyterian minister. One who has authored lots of books, both fictional and non fiction. His writings are without doubt – intriguing, informative, descriptive, poignant and deeply meaningful.

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The Sacred Journey: A memoir of Early Days

Author:Frederick Buechner

Review completed (09-19-2010) – Frederick Buechner is an ordained Presbyterian minister. One who has authored lots of books, both fictional and non fiction. His writings are without doubt – intriguing, informative, descriptive, poignant and deeply meaningful.

The Sacred Journey - Is a captivating, sometimes tearful memoir of Buechner’s beginnings, and of a journey much like – yours and mine, that more often than not, is - brutal and can in a more bizarre sort of way, bring comfort to us in all it’s brutality. The journey of our life, that is. Buechner tries if nothing else, tries to show us how – sacred our journey is. Life is sacred. It’s beautiful even at its worst.  It truly is one of my favorite memoirs to read. As – captivating as his life is and has been, so is reflected in his work as  a – writer and minister, but most in his writing. An awesome read.

Wishful Thinking

Author:Frederick Beuchner

Frederick Buechner is an ordained Presbyterian minister. One who has authored lots of books, both fictional and non fiction. His writings are without doubt – intriguing, informative, descriptive, poignant and deeply meaningful.

Wishful Thinking - “The same stylistic power, subtlety and originality that have distinguished Frederick Buechner’s novels lift Wishful Thinking far above commonplace religion books nearly to the level of C.S Lewis’s Screwtape Letters. An artist is at work here in the vineyard of theology, a wit with wisdom.” – The New York Times Book Review

Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy and Fairy Tale

Author:Frederick Buechner

Frederick Buechner is an ordained Presbyterian minister. One who has authored lots of books, both fictional and non fiction. His writings are without doubt – intriguing, informative, descriptive, poignant and deeply meaningful.

Telling the Truth -“Thoughtful, spirited, entertaining a dictionary for doubtersand restless believers.” — Chicago Tribune

You Can Make It!

Author: Rev. Kenneth W. Hagin

Review completed: Rev. Kenneth W. Hagin is – President of Kenneth Hagin Ministries and pastor of RHEMA Bible Church. He is an – author, fierce teacher, speaker and wife to Lynette Hagin. Lynette is also an – author, teacher and speaker.

You Can Make It, is an awesome pocket sized book with words of inspiration for – difficult & troubled times. Rev Hagin, teaches us how to – overcome difficulties, develop confidence that God is more than able and also how to discover vital keys to winning in troubled times.

It makes for a great gift to a – friend, family member or even for your home library.

In Pursuit of Purpose

Author: Myles Munroe

Review completed (08-31-2010) - Dr. Myles Munroe is a renowned bestselling author, teacher & life coach. He is a gifted motivational speaker, who travels the world serving – businesses & other entities. He is also the senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship.

The Pursuit of Purpose – Is masterpiece. A beautiful, intellectual work by Dr. Myles Munroe. He writes so very knowledgeably – “Purpose is the master of motivation and the mother of commitment..” He defines purpose through every critical stage, to the very stages of - achieving and fulfilling our God given purpose. Its a book like no other. Very, very insightful. Freeing and eye opening.

If purpose exists in each and every one of us, there truly is great meaning to this life, that we so often find so very meaningless.

Read it, you will not want to put it down!!!

The Alphabet of Grace

Author:Frederick Buechner

Review completed (08-31-2010) – Frederick Buechner is an ordained Presbyterian minister. One who has authored lots of books, both fictional and non fiction. His writings are without doubt – intriguing, informative, descriptive, poignant and deeply meaningful.

The Alphabet of GraceA, B, C, D, E… then comes GRACE. Frederick Buechner once again delivers a masterpiece of literature, in such a graceful and unique manner. He opens up our eyes, to the presence of - beautiful and sometimes not so beautiful aspects of life, in a very rhythmic and poetic manner.

The New York Times Book Review states -

Frederick Buechnersurprises and delights (and – very softly teaches) us by giving some shape to apparently random experience by uttering it… He has articulated what he sees with a freshness and clarity and energy that hails our stultified imagination.”

You’ve got to read this book!!!

The Prayer that Changes Everything

Author:Stormie Omartian

Review: Stormie Omartian is an American Christian author. She is a best seller who has authored lots of books. This book comes with the prayer tips, for all situations. Most Christians find it hard to pray during challenging seasons, in this book Stormie shows us how to pray even when things are so dark.

Reading this book will develop in you a powerful prayer pattern, that you can use for years to come.

Beautiful book!!!

8 Steps to Create the Life You Want

Author:Creflo Dollar

Review - Creflo Dollar is founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI) located in College Park Georgia and New York. He is well known for his – humorous and in depth teachings.

In this is book, one finds a well authored and beautiful writing, filled with words of enrichment. Creflo provides 8 key steps to create a better more meaningful life.

It’s a book worth a read!!!

Suffering

Author:Dorothee Soelle

Dorothee Soelle, was a German theologian and writer. She wrote a large number of books, but she is most well known for her book – Suffering.

Reviews on her book – Sufferings, brought me a heightened level of desire to be one of her readers. I can’t wait to get started on this book.

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The FAITH and DOUBT of HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

Author: Reeve Robert Brenner.

Reeve Robert Brenner is an American Rabbi. He has authored other books, but mostly known for his book – The Faith and doubt of Holocaust Survivors.

In reviewing and studying this book, I must declare that Brenner brings out with great detail a clear picture of the – feelings, thoughts of the Holocaust survivors. So far, I am captivated by his writings, and study of this inhumane sufferings that befell the Jewish people.

It’s in my opinion a “must” read.

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Secrets in the Dark: A life in Sermons

Author:Frederick Buechner

Completed: 11-20-2010 Frederick Buechner is an ordained Presbyterian minister. One who has authored lots of books, both fictional and non fiction. His writings are without doubt – intriguing, informative, descriptive, poignant and deeply meaningful.

In reading this book, I was confronted with a deep challenge to venture into his – thoughts, and manner of thinking, that defines this inspiring book. This is an attractive, well authored book, that continues to propel one’s desire to keep venturing further into the book.

When you are done reading, you will have received a major portion of a well authored book, that brings with it a certain level of - intrigue into the author’s mind and life. You will also have a deep – appreciation of the written word of God, that transcends all obstacles that life might bring our way. It’s an awesome collection of sermons, told in the most -persuasive and meaningful way.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Author:Harold S. Kushner

Review Completed (08-12-10): Rabbi Harold Kushner is a prominent American Rabbi. He has authored many books, but mostly known for his work on his book – When Bad Things Happen to Good People. This is a book written after the death of his son Aaron, who died from a premature aging disease known as – progeria.

It’s a book that will challenge your thoughts and manner of thinking regarding loss & effects. I loved every – sentence, ever page of this book. This book by – Rabbi Kushner is without doubt one, if not the most well authored and meaningful books on loss and life. It’s a book that I believe should find home in every shelf of every home library.

In his own words I will let him describe his reasons and thoughts for writing this book.

“I knew that one day I would write this book. I would write it out of my own need to put into words some of the most important things I have come to believe and know. And I would write it to help other people who might one day find themselves in a similar predicament. I would write it for all those people who wanted to go on believing, but whose anger at God made it hard for them to hold on to their faith and be comforted by religion. And I would write it for all those people whose love of God and devotion to Him led them to blame themselves for their suffering and persuade themselves that they deserved it.”

Promises From God for Single Women

Author:T. D Jakes

Review completed: 08-16-2010 – Bishop T D Jakes is – founder and senior pastor of – Potters House in Dallas Texas. He is also – a best selling author, speaker & teacher of the word. Together with his wife, they make an awesome pair.

Promises from God for Single Women, is a wonderful pocket sized book with lots of promises for singles. Bishop T D Jakes, brings – encouragement through the word of God, by opening ones eyes to the lmany promises given us by our Father. A book that will encourage singles to wait on the Lord, and believe in one’s self and the goodness of God.

It’s a lovely little book, that will be worth your read on a Sunday afternoon.

Personalized Promises for Mothers

Author: James Riddle

Review complete. James Riddle is an – educator, teacher and author.

Personalized Promises for Mothers, is a pocket sized book with so much hope filled in every – sentence & word. James Riddle, gives us not only God’s view of mothers, but also takes it from a man’s point of view. It’s as I said a very very beautiful book.

Personalized Promises for Mothers – Page 1

“Being a man, I can approach this work from a unique perspective. I have a sense of how a father responds to the daughter he loves. Every step she takes, every smile that graces her face, and every new accomplishment in her life is precious in his sight. You, my sister, are God’s precious daughter. Even now Daddy is holding you close to His heart. He is with you every moment. He declares your name with pride and sings songs of you in the presence of the angels.”

Insights to help you survive – Peaks & Valleys

Author: Bishop T D Jakes

Review Completed: 07-30-2010 – Bishop T D Jakes is – founder and senior pastor of – Potters House in Dallas Texas. He is also – a best selling author, speaker & teacher of the word. Together with his wife, they make an awesome pair.

Bishop T.D Jakes gives us powerful insights on how we can overcome the peaks & valleys of our everyday life. By surviving the peaks & valleys we are moulded and created into a more powerful and strong Christian. This is a book that will give you a greater desire to walk through the valleys that life presents. Realizing that valleys & peaks are for a season, what is birthed after the season is what we need to focus our attention on.

Powerful Insights – Page 118

“I have found God to be a builder of men. When He builds, He emphasizes the foundation. A foundation, once it is laid, is neither visible nor attractive, but nevertheless still quite necessary. When God begins to establish this foundation, He does it in the feeble, frail beginnings of our lives. Paul describes himself as a wise master builder. Actually, God is the Master Builder. He knows what kind of beginning we need and He lays His foundation in the struggles of our formative years.”

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Love & War

Author: John & Staci Eldredge

Review Completed – 05-30-2010. John is an – author, counselor & teacher. He is also President of – Ransom Heart Ministry. Staci is a – writer, speaker and wife to John. Together, I say they make a great team!!! Reading Love & War was so much fun. It’s an – awesome &energetic book. To all – married & single folks out there, I would highly recommend this book. Not only is it fun & energetic, but its – open & touches on some very important elements of relationships. Its also a – healing book, if you find yourself struggling in marriage, I believe this book will help get you both on track.

Love & War - Page 119

Step Two in finding a shared adventure is to cultivate an adventurous marriage. So, adventure together. Do a little dreaming, like we do around New Year’s Eve…”

Page 186 – Recovering Sexual Joy

We live in a love story set in the midst of a terrible war. So it should not come as a surprise that our sexuality is often a place of disappointment, sorrow and loss. Maybe the place. The enemy specializes in wreaking havoc with human sexuality….”

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Power For Living

Author: Bishop T D Jakes

Review completed: 03-26-2010 – Bishop T D Jakes is – founder and senior pastor of – Potters House in Dallas Texas. He is also – a best selling author, speaker & teacher of the word. Together with his wife, they make an awesome pair.

Power for Living, was without doubt one of the most – insightful & enriching books. If you struggle with why? when? how? God will bring blessings to pass – GET this book. T D Jakes, tackles this topic in great depth & with much knowledge, understanding & experience.

Awesome book, you have to read it to believe!!!

The Shack

Author: William P Young

Review complete 04-14-2010 - William P. Young is a Canadian best selling author. He is best known for his book - The Shack.

The Shack – My, my, my….what an adventure. True, raw and so real. Never, ever – have I read anything so captivating. There were moments, that I fell into the characters – Nan, Mack & Missy…. I related with their - pain, joy, peace, struggles and so much more. And then came - Papa, boy was I in for a treat. Papa, spoke to me, He reasoned and opened my eyes, into a whole new way of thinking.

The Shack – Page 239

“…if anything matters, then everything matters. Because you are important. Every-time you forgive; the universe changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished, and nothing will ever be the same again.”

William Young, you have changed my world. Papa was indeed working through you, and with you to come up with such a real reality of what is, or might be.

Fasting: Opening the door to a – deeper, More Intimate, More Powerful Relationship with God

Author: Jentezen Franklin

Review Completed: Jentzen Franklin is a – speaker, best selling author & pastor of Free Chapel- Orange County, California & Gainesville, Georgia.

I read fasting at a time, when I was just becoming serious about fasting. This book gave me - confidence, determination & meaning to my fast. It’s a well written book, that will open your eyes into the critical need for fasting. You will also find – enrichment & a renewed craving to fast. For those who have never fasted, you will find this book particularly useful.

Read it you might just become the fasting guru!!!

Nurture: Give and Get What You Need to Flourish

Author: Lisa Bevere

Review Completed - Lisa Bever is a – best selling author, international speaker, co-host of – The Messenger television program and husband to John Bever.

Nurture, is a - beautiful, well written book geared towards women. It’s – informative, encouraging and eye opening. It’s a book that will help - build your inner self, and open up possibilities to nurture in the right way.

Grab it, you will love it!!!

Become a Better You

Author: Joel Osteen

Review completedJoel Osteen is a - best selling author, husband & pastor of I believe the largest church in the USA – Lakewood Church, Texas. He is what many would call the people’s pastor, always filled with – joy & an ambiance of elegance.

Become a Better You, is a great book, especially for young believers, & also for those not so young believers. Not only does Joel build ones faith, but he brings out the peace of God that surrounds all situations.

This is a great book, you have to read it to know how great it is. Check it out!!!