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Book Review on a Classic: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Earlier this summer Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews and I decided to do a Buddy Book Review. We chose To Kill a Mockingbird as our first read.
Becky's review was posted earlier this week, the link for the review is:
http://blbooks.blogspot.com/2010/08/to-kill-mockingbird.html

Amazon link for the book:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061743526/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0446310786&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1BERQT4E6T9G9PY0EEHX

Link for the book @ publisher:
http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Kill-Mockingbird-Harper-Lee/?isbn=9780061743528

Link for those interested in reading along with others or to obtain a widget:
http://tokillamockingbird50year.com/?cm_sp=bookpage-_-tout-_-XMSAD_TKAM

Published by Harper Collins 50th Anniversary edition 11 May 2010, 336 pages, Fiction/Coming of Age Story/Classic
Originally published on 11 July 1960
I purchased this edition--hardback-…

Book Giveaway, Amish Proverbs by Suzanne Woods Fisher

I have 1 copy of Amish Proverbs to giveaway.
To win you must:
1. Leave a comment as well as your email.
2. Share your favorite proverb--maybe a wise saying that your mother or father or grandparent taught you.
I will announce the winner on September 7!

Blissful Reading!
Annette

Book Review: Amish Proverbs, Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Where is your Treasure?

"A certain ruler asked him, 'Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?' 'Why do you call me good?' Jesus answered. 'No one is good-except God alone. You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.' 'All these I have kept since I was a boy,' he said. When Jesus heard this, he said to him, 'You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.'  When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth. Jesus looked at him and said, 'How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.' Those who heard this asked, 'Who then can be saved?' Jesus replied, 'What is impossible with men is possible with God…

YouTube on the New Book by David Platt--The Radical Question

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

The Missionary by William Carmichael and David Lambert

Published by Moody Publishers 2009, paperback, 384 pages, Fiction/Missionary Life/Suspense/Action Adventure

Website for the book, has a first chapter to read/download and blog.
http://www.missionarynovel.com/moreinfo.html

Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Missionary-William-Carmichael/dp/0802455697/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231372129&sr=1-5

Link for the book @ Christian Book:
http://www.christianbook.com/the-missionary-william-carmichael/9780802455697/pd/455697?netp_id=571548&event=ESRCN&item_code=WW&view=covers

This book was provided for me for free by Bring It On Communications for reading/reviewing.

David and Christie Eller and their young son Davy live in Caracas, Venezuela. David and Christie are missionaries working with the sick and poor children that live in Caracas, most of these children live on the streets with no home and no one to care for them. David and Christie have surrendered their lives to the mission field and to these chi…

Author Kathi Macias Newest Books

The Christian author Kathi Macias has a new book, and 1 more that will be available in October.
Valeria's Cross co-written with Susan Wales published on July 12
http://www.amazon.com/Valerias-Cross-Kathi-Macias/dp/1426702159/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1282333877&sr=8-1



Red Ink available October 4
http://www.amazon.com/Red-Ink-Extreme-Devotion-Book/dp/1596692790/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1282334014&sr=1-1

Earlier this summer I read No Greater Love the first in the series Extreme Devotion, I loved it!
Link for my review:
http://awell-wateredgarden.blogspot.com/2010/06/no-greater-love-by-kathi-macias.html

Blissful Reading!
Annette

Book Blogger Hop!

It's Friday and Book Blogger Hop! This endeavor is created by Crazy-For-Books and it begins a new each Friday. The blogs that I visited today are:
http://booksaredreams.blogspot.com/
and
http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/

This weeks question is, "How many blogs do you follow?" I follow 100. Everyday I read my blog reader scanning the post titles, some I read and some I do not. Every month at this blog I have a post entitled Roundabout where I visit all the blogs I follow, and then re post the links on those I found that were noteworthy. This takes a while; but I find it a lot of fun!

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef

Published by SaltRiver an imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2010, 265 pages, Hardcover, Non-fiction

Link for the book @ publisher:
http://www.tyndale.com/Son-of-Hamas/9781414333076

Link for the book@ Christian Book:
http://www.christianbook.com/son-of-hamas-hardcover/mosab-yousef/9781414333076/pd/333076?item_code=WW&netp_id=649140&event=ESRCN&view=details

Link for the book@ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Son-Hamas-Gripping-Political-Unthinkable/dp/1414333072/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1281546150&sr=8-1

Son of Hamas link; this link has a video, audio download, first chapter free.
The authors blog which is also interesting:
http://sonofhamas.wordpress.com/


This book was bought by me for the purpose of reading/reviewing.

I've had this book in my stack of to be read books for a few months. I bought the book just after it was published but it kept being pushed back because of other reads. I am happy to say that I finished reading the book last night and eve…
"He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, 'Quiet! Be still!' Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, 'Why are you so afraid?Do you still have no faith?"
 Mark 4: 39-40 NIV

Traveling Light, Releasing The Burdens You Were Never Intended To Bear by Max Lucado

Published by Thomas Nelson 2009, 240 pages, Hardback Premier Library Edition, Non-fiction
Book was originally published in 2001, but this beautiful library edition was published by Thomas Nelson in 2009.

Link for the book @ Thomas Nelson:
http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/product_detail.asp?sku=0849921325&title=Traveling_Light&author=Max_Lucado
Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Light-Premier-Max-Lucado/dp/0849921325/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281465875&sr=1-1

Max Lucado


 I purchased this book from the Baylor University book store in Waco when I heard Max Lucado speak last November. It is a lovely hardback book featuring an antique map on the front and back cover. The pages are not uniform, the page edges off set--but I like this.

Max Lucado in Traveling Light teaches us through the 23rd Psalm and perfect applications the spiritual  baggage that we carry, what it does to us, and how to release it. It is not the will of our heavenly father that we ca…

Book Blogger Hop!

Book Blogger Hop! Crazy-For-Books.com is the creator of Book Blogger Hop. Each Friday a new round begins with the focus of book bloggers meeting and encouraging one another.

The question for this week is what kind of music do I listen to while I am reading?
I don't listen to music while I'm reading, I prefer no distractions, quiet, solitude. I do though prefer to read in my favorite chair surrounded by my piles and stacks of books!

This week I visited:

http://nobooklongenough.blogspot.com/2010/08/book-blogger-hop.html

http://amberinblunderland.blogspot.com/2010/08/book-blogger-hop-august-6-9-2010.html

http://www.thebookinn.net/2010/08/book-blogger-hop.html

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

Thankful Thursday!

Today I am thankful for:
1. The help of the Holy Spirit. I'm having a trying morning and I could not endure without the Holy Spirit's help.
2. Air-conditioning.
3. Agape love never fails.
4. His Word that is in my mind and in my heart.
5. This world is not all there is, I have assurance and faith in an eternity with Jesus.

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

The Gathering Storm by Bodie & Brock Thoene

Published by Summerside Press 2010, 320 pages, Historical Fiction/Romance, Paperback
The Gathering Storm is book 1 in the new Zion Diaries series.


Link for the book @ publisher:
http://www.summersidepress.com/Products/HistoricalbrRomance/GatheringStorm/tabid/175/Default.aspx

Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/Gathering-Storm-Zion-Diaries/dp/1609360338/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_a

Christian book link:
http://www.christianbook.com/the-gathering-storm-zion-diaries/bodie-thoene/9781609360337/pd/360337?item_code=WW&netp_id=805340&event=ESRCN&view=details

This book was bought by me for the purpose of reading/reviewing.
http://www.thoenebooks.com/
The books of Bodie and Brock Thoene (pronouced Tay-nee) were the first Christian fiction books that I'd read. This was many years ago, as far back as the early 1990's. The first book in the series Zion Chronicles was written in the mid 1980's, but I began reading them a few years later.
This series not only introduced me to Christian f…

I'm Back!

I hope I was missed?
In the nearly 2 weeks that I took off from blogging I attended 2 funerals, my sister came for a 4 day visit, I watched several movies, read, cleaned up my office and file cabinets, and tried to stay out of the heat.
The temperature today is expected to be 104, I'll be staying inside where the air conditioner and fans are!
I am playing catch up on my blogs today, stay tuned for book reviews soon!

P.S. The movies that I saw were Sorcerer's Apprentice at the movie theater, and on DVD North by Northwest (an old Cary Grant movie), New In Town with Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr., Up in the Air with George Clooney. 

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

Roundabout

Roundabout is a post that I try and do bi-monthly, but at least monthly. I visit all of the blogs (total of 96) and sites that I follow and then repost the links on those that I found that might be of interest to my readers.

She Reads--an interesting and thought provoking write up on Christian Fiction:
http://www.blogger.com/goog_893652116

Four letters addressed to Anne Rice in response to her recent plans to "quit Christianity".
http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2010/08/anne_rice_today.html
http://toddpruitt.blogspot.com/2010/08/advice-for-anne.html
http://www.myfriendamysblog.com/2010/07/faith-and-fiction-saturday-letter-to.html
http://www.keepbelieving.com/blog/2010-8-2-anne-rice-quits-christianity/

50th Anniversary of To Kill A Mockingbird celebration: (I'm reading this book as well as Becky the author of 
Becky's Book Reviews and Operation Actually Read Bible)
http://tokillamockingbird50year.com/

Building His Body:
http://building-his-body.blogspot.c…