Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Lifestyle of a Watchman: A 21-Day Journey to Becoming a Guardian in Prayer

What does it mean to be a "watchman on the wall"?

Join prophetic leader and bestselling author James W. Goll for a powerful, 21-day journey into the heart of being a watchman--a mature intercessor called to wait, to be at the ready, alert to the presence and plan of God and confident of His will. With reflection questions, devotional prayers and practical applications, this book will help you move to the front lines of prayer. You will learn how to

· discern the spiritual atmosphere around you
· discover the strategies of God for specific times
· find your assignment
· pray more effectively for others and the nations
· understand how to intercede for current events
· partner with heaven and step boldly into your calling

Embark on this journey of faith, and become the strong sentinel that God created you to be!

My thoughts...

If only we would realize how important and powerful intercessory prayer is we'd be doing more of it...I enjoyed this book on prayer and how God uses His people to bring about change in other's lives and the world when we pray according to His will. The author uses prayer warriors from the bible as examples of the different types of prayer such as Abraham and Daniel...two people close to God's heart. He goes on to show the reader how to be effective and also included questions to ponder as well as interesting commentary. This is a very helpful book to anyone who has questions about prayer.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.​ ​

Spiritual Warfare for the End Times: How to Defeat the Enemy

As the time approaches for Jesus' return, the spiritual battle between good and evil is heating up. Evidence is all around: shootings, genocide, civil wars, increased persecution. Our enemy is real, and it seems as if he is winning.

The good news is that God is at work in powerful ways--and that Satan is not winning. But we need to know how to wage war against him and his plans for these turbulent days. We must understand not only the intensified warfare environment of the end times, but how we can walk in our authority in Jesus Christ. Here are the practical insights you need on how to fight using the spiritual weapons God has given us: the blood of Jesus, the Word of God, our own testimony, and more. When we learn how to wield these weapons, we will see victory over Satan and his kingdom and bring hope to these dark days.

My thoughts...

I found this author's story of depression and the healing power of Jesus to be inspiring and the signs of the times that lets us know His return is imminent are right on. The world is turning further and further away from God and our morals are declining rapidly. What Derek reminds us of though that God is in control and He is not at all surprised at what is happening. The book is one that makes you stop and think about the deep things of God and how Jesus could return at any time. Interesting read.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.​ ​


Francine Howard has her life all mapped out until the soldier she planned to marry at WWII's end writes to tell her he's in love with a woman in England. Devastated, Francine seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service.

Deeply affected by the horrors he witnessed at war, Ben Locke has never thought further ahead than making it home to Kentucky. His future shrouded in as much mist as his beloved mountains, he's at a loss when it comes to envisioning what's next for his life.

When Francine's and Ben's paths intersect, it's immediately clear that they are from different worlds and value different things. But love has a way of healing old wounds . . . and revealing tantalizing new possibilities.

My thoughts...

The story of a broken heart and how love can be found a second time is one of my favorites by this author, she has made Francine a very likeable character and you can see her heart as she gets to know the hillbilly locals her mother warned her against. She's finding out these people may be very different and poor but they are hard working and genuinely care about others.

When Francine meets Ben, who has returned from war, their story takes off on a journey that is sweet and a bit comical. I totally enjoyed the setting and the people in this book.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.​ ​

Saturday, December 16, 2017

WHISPER by Mark Batterson

The voice that spoke the cosmos into existence is the same voice that parted the Red sea, and made the sun stand still in the midday sky. One day, this voice will make all things new, but it’s also speaking to you now!

That voice is God’s voice, and what we’ve learned from Scripture is that He often speaks in a whisper. Not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.

Many people have a tough time believing God still speaks. Sure, in ancient times and in mysterious ways, God spoke to His people, but is He still speaking now?

Mark Batterson certainly believes so. And he wants to introduce you to the seven love languages of God; each of them unique and entirely divine. Some of them you might suspect but others will surprise you.

By learning to tune in to and decipher each language, you’ll be able to hear His guidance in simple as well as life-altering choices. God is actively speaking through: Scripture, Desires, Doors, Dreams, People, Promptings, and Pain. Batterson gives you the tools you need to unlock each of these languages.

God’s whisper can answer your most burning questions, calm your deepest fears, and fulfill your loftiest dreams.

Discover how simple it is to hear God’s voice in every aspect of your life!

He’s speaking, make sure you know how to listen!

My thoughts...

If you've ready any of Mark Batterson's books and saw how powerful and inspiring they are you'll find this one just as good. He digs deep into the Word which really inspires me to dig deeper as well, much is revealed in this book that uses unique ways to help you understand. There is so much in the book that I want to remember and go back to for further reading, I have many pages marked and look forward to the journey deep into the Bible. Mark knows how to teach and get the point across through the stories he uses and the things he compares them too. I thoroughly have enjoyed this book.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.​ ​


Wherever you are on your journey, here is the wisdom you need for the road ahead. Maybe you’re stuck and want to move forward. Or you feel anxious and long to know what’s next. Or you’re ready for an uplifting reminder that God holds your future in His loving hands.

Chosen by hundreds of women as their favorite verses in Proverbs, these thirty-one nuggets of truth reveal how faithfully God honors His promise, “I will instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths” (Proverbs 4:11).

Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs examines each word with care and adds a sprinkling of humor through her honest stories and personal examples. For each verse you’ll find a unique “One Minute, One Step” challenge—a do-it-now task that requires one minute or less. You’ll soon discover how practical and meaningful the book of Proverbs is as you apply its ancient wisdom to your thoroughly modern life.

With a study guide included, 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path is a daily devotional and a small-group Bible study, wrapped in a beautiful gift book brimming with encouragement!

My thoughts...

Who doesn't like Liz Curtis Higgs? Her books are wonderful and this one is no exception, it's perfect for a devotional or to use as a study guide...either way it's a useful book to have. The pictures are pretty and the way she has it set up she shows you how to put what you've learned into practice. Easy to read, they don't take much time but it does help in jumpstart your devotional time.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.​ ​


This beautiful prayer book from Barbour Publishing features more than 200 prayers that will inspire readers to draw closer to their heavenly Father as they spend time in quiet conversation with Love Himself. Each refreshing prayer and related scripture selection will help readers discover the best path to the good life. . .which is LOVE.

My thoughts...

First off I have to mention how much I like the cover of this uplifting book. Once opening the pages and reading the prayers I have fallen in love with the book, it's set up like daily devotions and oh, how they point one to and glorify God. Very inspiring to say the least and definitely not short little snippets. There's enough heartfelt emotion in the author's words that you cannot help being drawn to our heavenly Father. Refreshing and enjoyable.

"I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review." ​

Saturday, December 2, 2017



She Reads Truth is a worldwide community of women who read God’s Word together every day. Founded in 2012, She Reads Truth invites women of all ages to engage Scripture through daily reading plans, as well as online conversation led by a vibrant community of contributors. The She Reads Truth Bible offers the community’s favorite tools for Scripture reading, all in one place.


Introductions to books of the Bible include illustrated and designed maps, charts, and timelines. Placing a book in its geographical context helps us understand its cultural context. The charts illustrate how different passages of the Bible connect and relate to one another and to us. Including significant biblical and world events, the timelines provide historical context for the action of the book.


Each book has its own custom reading plan, broken down into easy-to-read sections. Reading plans also include supplementary passages for added context and deeper understanding.

My thoughts...

I was so excited to receive this Bible, not only do I love the look and the feel I also love the beautiful pictures, font, charts, and oh much more. This is a great Bible with room to make notes...a reading plan and sections that break each book down so that one may get a deeper understanding. I especially enjoy tracing the timelines and following the journey of one of God's chosen.

The group SHE READS TRUTH is an online community of women that read and study the bible together, hold each other accountable, and pray for one another. The bible is available in different colors at your local Christian bookstore.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.​


Jesus Christ is coming back. It is certainly a Christian’s greatest hope during these difficult times. The Bible warns us that the last days will be tumultuous―wars and rumors of wars will spread (Matthew 24:6). In our age, the world seems to be spinning out of control, creating fear, confusion, and uncertainty. In addition to violence, pestilence, and epidemics, the Bible predicts a great “falling away” from God in the end times. Bible teachers call that “the great apostasy.” Are we seeing evidence today in the church of this massive rejection of sound and wholesome teaching? Bestselling authors Mark Hitchcock and Jeff Kinley team up to examine the evidence from the teachers of our time. Are today’s teachers allowing people to follow their own desires by telling them what they want to hear, as the Bible clearly predicts? Are major portions of the church ready to abandon sound and wholesome teaching?

Together, Mark and Jeff explore alarming trends among today’s church leaders and they are simply stunned by what they discover. The great apostasy is coming, but is it closer than we imagine? What does that mean for the future?

My thoughts...

THE COMING APOSTASY is one of those books that definitely make you stop and think about the things happening in the world today and how much it resembles the warnings gven in scripture of things to come. It's a great book for those interested in prophecy. It shows what is happening in our churches and to those who call themselves christians but haven't really made the committment to Christ.

The authors have given us a call to examine ourselves and to make things right.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.​