Saturday, April 21, 2012

Momaholic - reviewed by Mandy

Momaholic shares events in the life of the author, Dena Higley. The book opens at the lowest point of her story - a visit to the emergency room because of an overdose of alcohol. Mrs. Higley shares how being a “helicopter” mom led to some poor choices in her life, but also came to help her find some healthy boundaries in parenting.
I first thought this book was more about the do’s and don’ts of what has been defined as “helicopter” parenting. Even though it wasn’t what I had expected, it definitely had a lot to say about the “don’ts”.
The chapter titled “The Test” lists 15 things that may be happening in your life that will tell you if you are a “momaholic”.
I was extremely disappointed at the language that was allowed in this book. I am emailing the publishing company with my compliant. Curse words were used twice in this book and slang several times. One would expect this from a secular publisher, not from a Christian publishing company. The whole tone of this book was something that I would expect if I was reading a biography from a mainstream publisher.
Although, there were some good things in this book, overall, I would not recommend it.
*This book was given to me by booksneeze.com in exchange for my review.*

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Unashamed To Bear His Name - R.T. Kendall (review by Marcus)

Unashamed To Bear His Name by R. T. Kendall is a great book. It is a very challenging book. Are you really willing to bear His name? Are you willing to be laughed at, ridiculed, persecuted or even killed for the name of Jesus? While I do not agree with the Calvinistic doctrine that is given in this book, I would recommend it as a challenge to make you a stronger Christian. Rev. John Zechman always said, “Chew on the meat and spit out the bones”. This book contains some “bones”, but it is loaded with some great “meat”. So read it and let it challenge you to be unashamed to bear the criticism and sometimes persecution that comes with being a Bible believing Christian.
*This book was given to me by the publisher, Chosen Books, in exchange for my review.*

Spirit Wars (reviewed by Marcus)

This review is for Spirit Wars by Kris Vallotton. My opinion of this book is pretty simple. This is a reference book. It is there if you are researching his topic, but I would not recommend people to just pick this up and read it. My reason for this is simply because it deals with the spirit world, which in my opinion is not something to even research unless you are a very strong Christian. Again, I’m not even sure what I think about the ideas in this book, so I would only refer to it as a reference book.
*This book was given to me by the publisher, Chosen, in exchange for my review.*

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Blue Moon Bay - Lisa Wingate (reviewed by Mandy)

Excellent book! Lisa Wingate successfully combines romance and suspense with a pinch of history and humor to create an intriguing story that is sure to draw you in and keep you captive until the last word!
In Blue Moon Bay, Heather Hampton never thought she would return to her hometown of Moses Lake. But as life seems to go, Heather was forced to return to convince her mother to sign the papers to sell the family property. After an eventful trip, unavoidable circumstances make it necessary for her to stay longer than she had hoped. Complications arise and a mystery emerges as her family appears to be hiding something from her. As Heather singlehandedly tries to unravel the mystery, she faces painful childhood memories that she had kept buried for years. As the danger increases, the healing process begins. With guidance from Ruth who had been a bright spot in her childhood, Heather finally finds the answers she had been seeking and truly finds her way back home.

*The book was given to me by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my review.*