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(Review) Secrets: A True Story of Addiction, Infidelity, and Second Chances by Jonathan Daugherty

Publisher and Publishing Date: New Growth Press. June 19, 2017. First published 2008.
Genre: Christian nonfiction, sexual addiction, pornography.
Pages: 133.
Source: Free copy from New Growth Press.
Rating: Good.

Link for more information at New Growth Press.
Link to read a sample chapter: Secrets.
Litfuse Book Tour Landing Page

Jonathan Daugherty is the founder of Be Broken Ministries, and founder of Gateway to Freedom workshop for men. He also hosts the weekly radio broadcast, Pure Sex Radio, and is in demand nationally as a speaker on sexual purity and men’s issues. He has appeared on multiple radio and television media, both local and national. He has authored “Grace-Based Recovery,” “The 4 Pillars of Purity,” and other works. Jonathan lives with his wife and three children in San Antonio, Texas.
Find out more about Jonathan at

Summary provided by the publisher:
Everyone has a secret or two, a part of their life they would rather not share …

(Review) High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin

Publisher and Publication Date: Bethany House. June 6, 2017.
Genre: Christian fiction, World War I.
Pages: 393.
Source: Free copy from Bethany House.
Rating: Very good.


Evelyn Marche is a nurse in German-occupied Brussels, Belgium during World War I. She lives with her mother. She has a brother and sister who are separated from the family because of the war. Evelyn, known as Eve in the story, works evenings in a café. She is also an agent for the resistance against Germany. When the story begins, her mission is to meet an agent who is bringing an important message. She is shocked to recognize the agent. She risks her life to secure the freedom of this important person.
I loved this story.
I was immediately captured by the character Eve. She is so many things that are important in a good character. For example, I understand her life through her thoughts and conversations. She is a person of principle and intellect. She is a dimensional character. I see her strengths and weakness…

(Review) She Reads Truth: Holding Tight to Permanent In a World That's Passing Away by Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams

Publisher and Publication Date: B&H Publishing Group. 2016.
Genre: Christian Living.
Pages: 224.
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: Excellent.

Twitter: Amanda Bible Williams @biblewilliams
Twitter: Raechel Myers @raechelmyers


Community: Webster’s New World Dictionary. “All the people living in a particular district, city etc. A group of people forming a smaller social unit within a larger one, and sharing common interests, work, identity, location, etc.”
It is explained in the opening pages, “She Reads Truth was a community long before it was a book.” She Reads Truth is a website with the focus of encouraging women to read Scripture.  The She Reads Truth community has grown and branched out to Bible studies, an app, a Bible, and books. She Reads Truth is women encouraging other women to read and study God’s Word. The current study is hymns: Go Tell It On The Mountain. They just finished a study of Romans.
She Reads Truth: Holding Tight to Permanent in a World That’s Passing Away…

(Review) She Reads Truth, Christian Standard Bible by Holman Bible Publishers

Publisher and Publication Date: Holman. April 15, 2017.
Genre: Bible.
Pages: 2226.
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: Excellent.

Links of interest:
She Reads Truth Bible This link shows a video of the Bible, excerpts of pages, and other detailed information.
She Reads Truth.
From The Lifeway Women's Blog. 

For a review of the Christian Standard Bible. Why I Love The New Christian Standard Bible Study Bible, post written by Jared Witt.

Christian Book

At the following link, more information is included about the She Reads Truth Bible. This includes several videos, sample pages, a Bible app, and design choices for the cover.
Purchasing a Bible is a strong personal choice. There are many factors that are involved in what type of Bible to buy. Some examples are translation, words of Christ in red letter, reference verses, notes, maps, type-font size, and the over-all look of the Bible. Several questions can be asked: Will I want to use the Bible for everyday reading? Will …

(Review) Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson

Publisher and Publication Date: May 2, 2017. Bethany House Publishers.
Pages: 429.
Genre: Christian fiction, mystery, detective.
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: Good.

Dee Henderson’s website
The first Evie Blackwell Cold Case book is Traces of Guilt

Evie Blackwell is a cold case investigator with the Illinois State Police. She recently began working in the Missing Persons Task Force. She has a new partner, David Marshal. David’s girlfriend is Maggie, a popular singer in a band known as Triple M. David is a Christian and hopes to marry Maggie. Maggie is not a Christian, and because of this David is holding off on marriage. Evie has a boyfriend named Rob. They too are contemplating marriage. David and Evie are working on a case involving the disappearance of Jenna Greenhill. When David and Evie interview people who knew Jenna, they get strong reactions of intense like or dislike.
I don’t read Christian fiction often. Most Christian fiction books I find are unrealisti…

Big News, I Have Moved to WordPress

I am in the process of moving all book review posts to a new blog I've created at WordPress. For ten years I've blogged and written reviews at Blogger. Most of these years I've maintained two blogs and even three blogs for a while. My plan is to have one blog where all book reviews will be posted. During the month of July, I will post reviews at all three. Starting August 1, I will post only at the WordPress blog.
I do not plan to delete content from the Blogger blogs.
Thank you to all my readers who have followed me through Blogger, Twittter, Google+, Pinterest, and email.

My new WordPress blog:

(Review) Poetry and Ponderings by Diamante Lavendar

Publisher and Publication Date: WD Publishing. February 2017.
Genre: Poetry.
Pages: 120.
Source: Free copy from Diamante Lavendar.
Rating: Very good.

From award-winning author of Breaking the Silence, Poetry and Ponderings: A Journey of Abuse and Healing Through Poetry by Diamante Lavendar.
A raw collection of religious poetry and prose based on one Christian woman’s experiences of being abused, and how she healed herself with God’s love in order to move past the assaults.

In this rare collection of nonfiction Christian poetry and prose based on real life experiences, Diamante Lavendar, a victim of abuse, shows the reader the raw emotions of pain, hate, and denial that occur before a victim of abuse can find a way to heal from the pains of assault. Knowing herself the very difficult journey of being a victim, Diamante was abused as a child, and turned to alcohol and drugs to numb the pain. Many years later, she started to heal under God’s watchful eyes and was able to find love i…