By Faith, Not By Sight is a beautiful story about Scott Macintyre.  In the book Scott, talks about his obstacles he hit during his childhood as well as obstacles that were in his way as he grew older.

During his college years things looked very bleak for Scott. His faith and his families faith pulled him through some very difficult times.

Scott had many hills and valleys in his life with some very good days and some that were looking like life was about to end.

All during this time Scott kept faith in God and pulled through.

Scott was a contestant on American Idol and handled that like a seasoned pro.  He did not let obstacles stand in his way.

This is a great read of a story of a man who went through struggles but yet let faith lead him, even though he can not physically see.

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The Realms Thereunder

Posted: June 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

Freya Reynolds and Daniel Tully, 13 years of age, came up missing from a school trip. Daniel lives on the streets and Freya lives in archways. After 8 years they are still enraged by the world they were in where they were in th underground on a quest filled with knights, and other creatures on a quest. Their mission is still incomplete.

They faced death, suicide, and other crimes.  All of these seem to be tied to the two of them. Who can be trusted in the epic journey?  You’ll have to read it to find out.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Posted: August 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

I recently got to read my first e-book on the iPad 2.  J.R.R. Tolkien was a biography of one of the most famous Author’s in history.  He is most well-known for writing the Hobbit and the Lord Of The Rings series.

Tolkien was born in South Africa but later migrated to Oxford University.  He also served in Word War I.

During those young informative years he met up with several other writers and pursued his dream of becoming one of the world’s most renown writers of all time penning the Lord Of The Rings series of books.

This is the first Biography I have read in a long time, and I have to say I enjoyed it quite a bit.  I also enjoyed getting this in an e-book format and reading it on my iPad2.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Enemies of the Heart by Andy Stanley touches on topics of Guilt, Anger, Greed, and Jealousy. Andy explains how they influence and can destroy your relationships with Friends, Work, and more.

Along the journey of turning the pages and reading, Andyshows us by offering practical advice on how control and take back those feelings while using Strong Biblical principles.

He also shows you how to restore those broken relationships.

No matter if you struggle with these or not, this book is the perfect read.  It can help you or show you how to help others fight those struggles in life and get on the road to a life that was meant to be from the Start of your creation.

Don’t let these four enemies rule your life.

The book retails for $14.99.

I received this copy of the  Book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for review and it had no impact for my review.

Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado discusses how our lives (however common they may be) can get stale.  Max talks about how we don’t always find meaning in our daily lives for Work, Talents, and much more.

The first step is finding your “Sweet Spot” as Max calls it.  That is the spot that God gave you to control your zone/region of life that will be fulfilling and not be in an empty void.  God gives us all a Sweet Spot and wants us to find that dwelling location within us.

Throughout the book, there are tools to finding and identifying that Sweet Spot in your Common Life.  This is the “Prescription” that Max is sending our way to help us get more in touch with God and taking that Common Life and making it fulfilling to us and God.

This book has a suggested retail value of $15.99.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Book Review:

Posted: June 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

Tipper, a young emerlindian is in charge of keeping up her family’s estate since her father (who is a sculptor by trade) disappeared.

During that time she earns her keep by selling her father’s artwork that has been produced through the years. Unfortunately three statues that she sells were the foundation of her world and it starts crumbling before her.

She comes to find out she must free her father to save the world, but she can’t do it alone.

Along the way she enlists the aid of  several strange companions:  Beccaroon, a giant parrot, Bealomondore, an aristocratic young artist, a handsome dragonkeeper prince, a Wizard by the name of Fenworth, and a librarian named Librettowit.

Along the way they learn to become trusted Servants to get to the bottom of the calamity.

This is actually the first book in the Dragons series by Donita K. Paul.  There is a third book expecting to be released in the fall of 2011.

You can read my other review of the second book here: Dragons Of The Valley

I received this copy of the  Book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for review and it had no impact for my review.

The Seraph Seal has some strong Apocalyptic fiction throughout.  Although, you may find yourself losing yourself in the fiction and debating if it is indeed fact.

The year is 2048.  Matthew Serafino is sworn in as the next US President.  While over at the University of Virginia a historian by the name of Paul Binder receives a cryptic message and summons him.  Paul follows it to London where he meets Angela Matthews Krall, a manuscript specialist. They both are trying to decipher a Syrian letter with special powers. As they journey on their path, they are led to life or death situations.

Along the way, catastrophes adorn their path.  This leads them to struggling with their own faiths.

While they are in this struggle they reach the decisions to either lead people to a new future or watch as Earth becomes totally devastated with destruction.

Does that sound good or what?  If you like fiction, this is a great read.  It reads quickly and has some great illustrations throughout the book.

The book has a list price of $15.99 at Amazon.com.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”