Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Prayer: Communing with God in Everything, By A.W. Tozer-Book Review

Back Cover Reads:
""Tozer understood prayer as few do; as a way of life. This volume will help readers capture that same grand vision.
With biblical wisdom and stunning insight, Tozer warns us of the barrenness of busyness-of "hurting ourselves where we cannot afford it." He urges us to commune regularly with God and offers varied reflections on what that entails.
With added commentary and reflection questions, Prayer compels us not to just pray, but to have a life that prays.""

A compilation of A.W. Tozer sermons and book excerpts, along with commentary (the 'Exploring with Tozer') and questions provided by W.L. Seaver, who compiled this book.
A.W. Tozer's Prayer offers you a look at what your prayer life should look like, why you need to pray and how to do it. Because it is a compilation it makes a great devotional (the chapters don't carry over each chapter is a different topic). 
The chapters are short but not to short and the questions though provoking. Whether your prayer life is constant or nonexistent, this book is a great read.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Sex and the Single Girl, By Dr. Juli Slattery-Book Review

Back Cover Reads:
""Sexuality often lands at two extremes. On the one hand you have culture saying that everything is acceptable, you can do whatever you want, and sexuality is relative. On the other hand you have some churches that won't even talk about it, turning sex into something shameful and taboo. How do you discern the truth? 
Sex and the single girl will help you understand sexuality according to God's truth. Going way beyond a simple "wait until you're married" message, this practical study explores questions like: Why does my sexuality matter to God? Can I be single and sexual? What should I do with sexual temptation?
God offers more than "rules" for your singleness; He invites you into a whole new identity. Discover the spiritual purpose of your sexuality not just for a future marriage, but for today.""
Filled with Biblical wisdom, this book is packed with lots of good information. Dr. Juli Slattery gets right to the heart of the issue: is Jesus Lord of your life-including your love life? Is His love enough for you? Sex and the Single Girl is from a trustworthy source that help get women to discuss and work through issues involving sexuality and spirituality. An amazing bible study that doesn't shy away from issues single women in our culture face today. 
Sex and the Single Girl is a 6-week study with 5 days of reading that include quizzes and journaling exercises that are biblically grounded. Going through this book has really helped me realize that you're never alone in your personal struggles, and that sex isn't taboo. I love the quote, "Marriage and sexuality were always intended to teach us about intimacy wtih God."-Dr. Juli Slattery.
Though this book is written for a young single women, I don't think that age really matter. I personally feel that any single women can benifit from the book, regardless of their background.
I received this book from the publisher is exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Where We Belong, By Lynn Austin-Book Review

Back Cover Reads:
""The Adventure of a Lifetime for Two Indomitable Socialite Sisters 
In the city of Chicago in 1892, the rules for Victorian women are strict, their roles limited. But sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes are not typical Victorian ladies. Their love of adventure and their desire to use their God-given talents has brought them to the Sinai Desert--and into a sandstorm.
Accompanied by Soren Petersen, their somber young butler, and Kate Rafferty, a street urchin who is learning to be their ladies' maid, the two women are on a quest to find an important biblical manuscript. As the journey becomes more dangerous and uncertain, the four travelers sift through memories of their past, recalling the events that shaped them and the circumstances that brought them to this time and place.""

Being familiar with Lynn Austin I couldn't wait to start this book. Having a fascination with Egypt I was excited to find a christian fiction based there. The book is broken in to sections with each section told from a different character's point of view. Lynn Austin does a fantastic job with creating characters with depth. You follow each character's life from when they were young to adulthood. A fun historical adventure with strong female characters and deep spiritual content. Rebecca and her sister, Flora, toss conventional things aside in this Victorian era book. Long with 470 pages, it's still well worth the read!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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So Great a Love, By Kristie Wilde-Book Review

Back cover reads:
""So Great a love.
"Does God really love me?"
This wonderful book answers this question by exploring the animal world and discovering examples of God's love all around us.""
So Great a Love is part of the Joyful Creation Series and is written and illustrated by Kristie Wilde.
Biblically sound, this creative and wonderfully illustrated book offers examples to children helping them understand how much God loves them. Example: "He will protect you...like a mama bear protects her cubs."
I really appreciated at the end of the book the author included the scriptures used to inspire the examples.  
Colorful and fun with a variety of animals this is a nice book to add to your children's collection. 

I recieved this book through BookCrash in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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