Publisher: GR Healing Resources, first edition 2013.
Genre: Holiday season, grieving.
Format: Large print paperback.
Rating: 5 Stars for excellent.
Source: Free copy from Gary Roe for the purpose of review.
The holiday season is a busy and joyous time of the year. But it also reminds me of loved ones who are no longer with me. Their memories are with me, but the essence of who they were is gone. Surviving The Holidays Without You is a concise book for grieving during the holidays.
Publisher: B and H Books, January 1, 2014.
Genre: Non-fiction, persecuted Church, missiology.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.
Source: Free copy from B and H Books in exchange for a review.
I will be taking a blogging break during December. I have scheduled a few posts, but for the most part the blog will be quiet.
January will mark eight years in blogging and writing book reviews. I've never taken a break longer than a week.
I plan to read during December, but will not be writing reviews for posting.
The break will give me time to enjoy my family and the holiday season.
The break will give me time to close-out any unfinished reading, organize for 2015, and take a breather.
I'm praying for all of my readers-
Publisher: Bethany House, April 2014.
Genre: Fiction, post Civil-War, The South, mental illness.
Rating: 3 stars for good.
Source: Free paperback copy from Bethany House in exchange for a review.
AmazonBarnes and NobleChristian BookThis is the third novel I've read by Tamera Alexander. The previous reviews, links included: A Lasting Impression, A Belmont Mansion Novel #1To Whisper Her Name, A Belle Meade Plantation Novel #1 Summary: In post Civil War Tennessee, Eleanor Braddock cares for her father who is mentally ill. Then, she makes the difficult decision to place him in an asylum. Eleanor's aunt is the feisty Adelicia Acklen. Aunt Adelicia is the wealthy owner of Belmont Mansion in Nashville, Tennessee. Eleanor with no place to live, becomes a guest in her aunts lavish home. Aunt Adelicia is insistent Eleanor marry a man of wealth. Meanwhile, an Austrian named Marcus Gottfried has recently moved to Nashville. He is an architecture of gardens. My …
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The last Bible reading update posted was October 28.
Today will be the last Bible reading update for 2014. The next post on Bible reading will be in January 2015.
I've been reading John in the NKJV Study Bible by Thomas Nelson.
Each year I choose a New Testament book to read twelve times in twelve different translations. This is an additional Bible reading exercise. I also read through the whole Bible each year. For 2015, I will be reading 2 Corinthians.
Publisher: Rapha Publishing, second edition 1990.
Genre: self-worth, identity in Christ Jesus, ego, Christian growth.
Pages: 479. The first 187 pages are reading material. The rest is the study.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.
The Search for Significance book is divided in half. The first half of the book is reading material. The second half of the book is a Bible study. The Bible study is geared towards a small group setting. Furthermore, it should be led by a solid teacher in the Bible who also has a Christian counseling background. I make that last statement because this is how I was first introduced to the book. I was in a small group. We were led by a woman who is a licensed counselor and a person of strong Bible knowledge. We met as a group of both males and fema…