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Review: Seeing Through The Fog by Ed Dobson

Publisher: David C. Cook, October 1, 2012.
Genre: Non-fiction, ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease, hope.
Format: pdf/read on Kindle.
Pages: 176.
Rating: 5 Stars for excellent.
Source: Free copy from David C. Cook. They have a program where they send  emails-free ebook or discount choices.

Book is available @ Amazon, Barnes and Noble,Lifeway, Mardel.  

Recently there has been the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in pouring a bucket of ice water over a person and then challenging other people to do the same. The challenge is to educate the public about the ALS disease, and to donate money to the ALS Association.
I've been told my maternal grandfather had a disease similar to ALS. Maybe he did have this disease and my grandmother was not aware of its name. She was the primary caregiver. I was a small girl when Papaw became sick. I was 12 when he died. I have no memory of having a conversation with Papaw. He had been a hardworking person all of his life, taking on several jobs at one time in orde…

Review: Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Publisher: Crossway, June 8, 2009.
Genre: Non-fiction, study/sermon on John 14:1-12.
Format: pdf/Kindle.
Pages: 144.
Rating: 5 Stars for Excellent.
Source: Free ebook copy from Crossway in exchange for a review. All reviews expressed are from my own opinions and feelings.

Further links on Martyn Lloyd-Jones:
MLJ Trust-This link has a bio, and audio messages from Lloyd-Jones. Amazing to be able to listen to his voice. I highly recommend this link!
More sermons available at Sermon Audio.
This link will give a detailed history of Westminster Chapel.

Links to purchase @ Amazon, Lifeway.

"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord we know not…

The Green Prince, a movie adaption from the book Son of Hamas

In 2010, I wrote a review of the book: Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices by Mosab Hassan Yousef.
The book has now become a film. The title is The Green Prince, from Music Box Films. For more information click on the link: The Green Prince. 

In July the author of Son of Hamas was interviewed by Shaun Hannity on Fox news.

A second interview from CNN.

Review: Before Amen, The Power of a Simple Prayer by Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson, September 30, 2014.
Genre: Christian non-fiction, prayer.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192.
Rating: 4 Stars for Very Good.
Source: Free copy from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for a review. All reviews expressed are from my own opinion.

Litfuse Publicity Group Blog Tour: Before Amen.

About the author: More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

Find Max:websiteTwitter,Facebook
Praying when there is a problem or an emergency is the most common time people pray. The busy life we live pushes free moments away when we could talk to God as we would talk to a friend. Prayer can make us feel clumsy, feeling as if we're using the wrong words. We don't know if we should be formal or relaxed. If we're too relaxed does this mean a disrespectful attitude to God.
Max Lucado re…

Review: The Psalms, ESV

Publisher: Crossway, June 30, 2014.
Genre: Bible.
Format: TruTone Over Board, imitation leather, held in a hard slip cover casing.
Pages: 384.
Rating: 5 Stars for excellent.
Source: Self-purchase. Bought at Lifeway.

Available @:
Christian Book

The Psalms, ESV from Crossway on Vimeo.

I decided to read Psalms this summer by purchasing the new Psalms edition by Crossway. I read through the Bible every year, but reading the Psalms in this edition was extra special. The book is gorgeous, easy to hold, and easy on my eyes at 11 point type size. This is not a study edition, nor does it have reference verses, nor a concordance, nor a dictionary; it is a stand alone book of the Psalms. The pages are matte, thick, an off white (which I think helps to not have a glare). The ink is in a soft black. The Psalm chapter at the top of the page is in a brick red color. The Psalms is a single column format book. A brown satin ribbon is attached.

"I will extol you, my God and King, and bl…

Review: I, Saul by Jerry B. Jenkins with James S. MacDonald

Publisher: Worthy Publishing, August 27, 2013.
Genre: Historical Fiction, New Testament.
Format: Hardcover.
Pages: 400.
Rating: I struggled with giving a 3 1/2 or 4 Stars, decided to round it off to 4 Stars.
Source: Self-purchase.

Jerry Jenkins website

Barnes and Noble
Christian Book

The second book in the series is I, Paul, publishing date August 5, 2014.

Two time periods.
In the present day, Dr. Augustine (Augie) Knox, a professor at Arlington Theological Seminary, receives a frantic text from a friend in Italy. Augie is in the middle of a lecture when he gets the emergency text. It's impressed upon him that he must go to Italy. Augie is in love with Sofia, a Greek woman. He hopes to continue their relationship, and take it to a permanent status.
The second time period is first century AD, Saul of Tarsus.

My Thoughts:
I've read one other book by Jerry B. Jenkins, Riven. I've not read any of the Left Behind novels that he has written. Last fall I was d…

The Apple of Your Eye-Bible Reading Update

Review: Truth in a Culture of Doubt, Engaging Skeptical Challenges to the Bible by Andreas J. Kostenberger, Darrell L. Bock, and Josh D. Chatraw

Publisher: B and H Publishing ebook available August 11, paperback available September 1, 2014.
Genre: Non-fiction, Apologetic, Bible Criticism, knowing what you believe about the Bible.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Rating: 5 Stars for Excellent
Source: Free copy from B and H Publishing in exchange for a review. All reviews expressed are from my own opinion.

Barnes and Noble

Biblical Foundations, this is a link for Andreas J. Kostenberger.
Darrell L. Bock, a bio and info on him.
Josh D. Chatraw, a short bio.

Truth in a Culture of Doubt is: "Written for all serious students of Scripture, this book will enable readers to respond to a wide variety of arguments raised against the reliability of Scripture and the truthfulness of Christianity." Back cover.  The writing team of Andreas J. Kostenberger, Darrell L. Bock, and Josh D. Chatraw, has written Truth in a Culture of Doubt, in response to Bart D. Ehrman's work to discredit the Bible, Christianity, and J…

Review: The Legend of Sheba, Rise of a Queen by Tosca Lee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster/Howard Books, September 9, 2014
Genre: Fiction, Queen of Sheba
Format: EBook, Kindle
Pages: 336
Rating: 5 Stars
Source: Free Advanced Reader Copy through NetGalley, and from Simon and Schuster/Howard Books, in exchange for a review. All reviews expressed are of my own opinion.

Book will be available September 9th from the following retailers:
Barnes and Noble
Christian Book 

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of Iscariot; Demon: A Memoir; Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times best-seller Ted Dekker (Forbidden, Mortal and Sovereign). Her highly anticipated seventh novel, The Legend of Sheba, releases September 9, 2014. Tosca received her B.A. in English and International Relations from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts with studies at Oxford University. She is a lifelong world adventure traveler and makes her home in the Midwest. To learn more about Tosca, visi…

Review: Ismeni, An eShort Prelude to The Legend of Sheba by Tosca Lee

Publisher: Howard Books, August 26, 2014
Genre: Historical fiction, Queen of Sheba,
Format: ebook, Kindle
Pages: 52
Rating: 5 Stars
Source: Free ebook Kindle copy from Amazon.

Amazon-Kindle available for free. 

Ismeni is a 52 page story which is a prequel to the full length story of The Legend of Sheba. Ismeni is the mother of the future Queen of Sheba (her given name is also known by other names: Makeda, Bilqis, Bilquis, Bilkis). The various spellings and names of the Queen of Sheba, depend upon which country or nationality of people are referring to her, as well as a familiar name such as a family member or lover called her.
Ismeni was born under an austere astrological sign. She is famous for her beauty. However, people fear her because of the "signs" associated with her birth. The youngest son of the king takes a romantic interest in her. The life she had hoped to live becomes complicated and out of her control. The great love of Ismeni's life is her daughter. Ismeni