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Book Review: Red Ink, Extreme Devotion Series #3 by Kathi Macias

"My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

Link for the book @ Christian Book:
Paperback $9.99

Link for the book @ Amazon:
Paperback $10.23

2011 Golden Scroll Book Awards Novel of Year

An interview with the author about Red Ink:

Published October 2010 by New Hope Publishers
320 pages
Christian Fiction/China/Missionary/Persecution

Zhen-Li lives near Beijing, China. She married a Christian man and they had a son. Her parents are not Christian and have adamantly opposed her marriage and her conversion to Christianity. Zhen-Li feels she must live out her faith by telling others about Jesus, i…

Book Review: The Deity of Christ Edited by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson

The Deity of Christ is apart of the Theology in Community series. The other books in this series are---
Suffering and the Goodness of God, The Glory of God.
The goal of this series is to take "key theological themes and apply them to contemporary concerns."
The Deity of Christ is not written by one individual but by several.
Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson are the editor's.
Contributing Author's:
Christopher W. Morgan
Robert A. Peterson
Alan W. Gomes
J. Nelson Jennings
Stephen J. Nichols
Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.
Stephen J. Wellum
Andreas J. Kostenberger
Gerald Bray
From the introduction: "The deity of Christ is vital to Christian faith and practice. If Jesus is not God incarnate, then Christianity is not true; if he is, then it is true. "

Link for the book @ Amazon:
Hardcover $16.49
Kindle $9.99

Link for the book @…

Book Review: A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell

Julietta----"In fact, that was her greatest desire and most secret plan. More than anything, she wanted to be not Italian-not some person bound by family ties and the traditions of the old country-but American." pg14

Link for the book @ Christian Book:
Paperback $9.99

Link for the book @ Amazon:
Paperback $10.19
Kindle $9.68

Published by Bethany House 2011
384 pages
Historical Fiction/World War I/Spanish Influenza/Italian/Emigration/Love Story

Thank you to Open Book from Bethany House for my free review copy.

A Heart Most Worthy is the story of three young Italian emigrant women: Julietta, Annamaria, and Luciana.
Each of them have different personalities; yet they are more alike than dissimilar: they are of the …

Mugabe and the White African on PBS Starting July 27

One Man's Stand For Justice! Don't miss this amazing story on PBS 7/26. I'll be blogging about the bookMugabe and the White Africanlater this month, but I wanted to let you know that Point of View will air the documentaryMugabe and the White African.

The film tells the story of Mike Campbell and his family of three generations of Zimbabwean farmers as they attempt to keep their farm under Mugabe's "land reform." Watch the trailer for the documentary below and visit the PBS Point of View website for your local listing.

Trailer here:
The book Mugabe and the White African (Lion Books, distributed by Kregel Publications, July 15, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-7459-5546-9, $14.95) written by Mike Campbell's son-in-law Ben Freeth provides more detail regarding the family's struggles and court battles.The book chronicles the deeply moving and life-threatening struggle…

Book Review: More Than Conquerors, Extreme Devotion Series Book 2 by Kathi Macias

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." Romans 8:37 NIV

Link for the book @Christian Book:
Paperback $9.99

Link for the book @ Amazon:
Paperback $11.69
Not available on Kindle

Book #1 in Extreme Devotion Series and link for that book is No Greater Love

Website for Kathi Macias:

and blog:

Published April 2010 by New Hope Publishers
320 pages
Christian Fiction/Missionary/Gospel/Mexico

Hector Rodriguez lives in the border town of Tijuana, Mexico. He is the pastor of a small but close-nit Church. Hector and his wife Mariana have 3 children. Hector's mother Vir…

The Sunday Salon

Good Sunday Morning to you!

In the past 2 weeks since I last posted The Sunday Salon I finished reading Luke, reading chapters 19-24. Next I will read the Gospel of John.
I don't know if you remember but I read all of the NT the week before Easter. This is my 2nd time to read the NT, and I'm reading it more slowly. 

As of July 4 we have a contract on our home. Maybe you've noticed my posts have been minimal. There has been so much to do in the way of paperwork, home inspection, termite inspection, and on and on for our current home. The closing date is August 16.
Meanwhile, as of this past Tuesday we have a contract on a new home that we are to close on August 17. The new home is 2 hours a way. We've had paperwork, home inspection, and on and on for our new home.
Add to this I am packing. Also trying hard to discard things I don't need and don't know why I've kept so long.
Meanwhile my dad that I care for got in a wrestling match with a door that would no…

Book Review: False Pretenses--Book #1 Secrets of Roux River Bayou by Kathy Herman

"What I think, is that you need a friend, not a judge. You can't change the past. What matters now is what you decide to base the future on." page 175

Zoe Broussard and her husband Pierce own a Cajun style restaurant in Les Barbes, Louisiana. Pierce is the chef and Zoe manages the business end. Pierce is a Cajun and proud of his heritage. He and Zoe have managed to build a good reputation in the town of Les Barbes. Locals and tourists stop in to their restaurant in order to taste the delish Cajun style food. They are thinking of planning a family. Their future appears bright and promising. Their best friends Ethan and Vanessa are planning on opening up a Bed and Breakfast at a nearby local landmark, the Langley Manor. Ethan and Vanessa have a young son named Carter that on a visit to Langley Manor meets a man that gives him candy. Ethan and Vanessa are beside themselves with the mystery of who is this person their son saw. The book begins with the introduction of these ch…

Book Review: Let God Change Your Life, How To Know And Follow Jesus by Greg Laurie

"The Christian life is more than just praying a prayer and getting 'fire insurance,' so to speak." page 76

Published by David C. Cook June 2011
288 pages
Christian Non-Fiction/Spiritual Growth/Evangelism/Gospel

From the introduction: "How can we expect to fulfill the Great Commission to go into all the world and make disciples if we don't know what it means to be a disciple ourselves?"
To me this is a great question. It is probably a question that many in the Church cannot adequately answer, because in all honesty they do not know what they believe, much less what it means to be a disciple of Christ Jesus.
In Let God Change Your Life Greg Laurie focuses on basic 101 Christianity.
When Jesus told the disciples in Matthew 28:19-20 NIV,
"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the v…

The Sunday Salon

Hello and how are you on this day before July 4 Independence Day?

I did not post The Sunday Salon last week, but in the past 2 weeks I've read chapters 1-18 of Luke in the NASB.
I've also started memorizing a new Scripture,
"Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess."
Hebrews 4:14
I stated in the previous The Sunday Salon that I was memorizing Scripture along with Beth Moore and her blog Siesta's. We are working towards the goal of 2 Scriptures memorized every month this year, for a total of 24!
I made the commitment to not only memorize Scripture verses, but I want to memorize portions of the Bible, and I'm starting with Hebrews 4:12-16. I've already memorized verses 12 and 13.

This will be a short post today as it's a holiday weekend.
I will share that next week I'll be posting reviews of,
False Pretenses by Kathy Herman and
Let God Change Your …