Monday, June 25, 2012

Painting the future

Painting the future is the story of Jonathan Page, who was a world famous artist, before he lost his sight from a mysterious illness.  Once a successful painter and printmaker, Jonathan turns bitter towards life, until a little Mexican girl forms a friendship with him and tries to help him come out of his bitter shell. Based on the movie by the same name, Painting the future is a heartwarming novel about kindness, compassion, and love.  I disagree with several things that happened in this book the book seemed to support gay relationships, something I heavily disagree of. Also the painter in the story, seemed glad that his nephew was becoming gay, something no one shouldn’t be proud of. It also had some bad language, another thing I disapprove of.  
But overall I enjoyed the story it didn’t have a lot of action and wasn’t very captivating but had a good moral message. I wouldn’t really recommend this book to anyone I personally know, but it would be fine for someone unconcerned about bad language and or a book supporting gay marriages.
I received this book for review by the Hay house book review program, I was not made to write a positive review, only to express my opinion. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris

If I had to summarize this book in one word it would be "life changing". Okay, that's two words, but reality is it's hard to summarize "Do Hard Things" by Alex and Brett Harris. It has a certain effect I cannot put into words no matter how hard I try. This is a must read for teenagers. If you read it and apply it to your life, I guarantee it will change your life.

"Do Hard Things" is an in depth look at "The Rebelution", a teenage rebellion against low expectations. The society has low expectations for teenagers and in turn, teenagers have low expectations for themselves. Low expectations has such a hand affect on teenagers and as a teenager myself, I can testify to the harsh label that the society has stuck on teenagers. Yet Alex and Brett plan to change everyone's view on teenagers.

In an easy-to-read format with titles and subtitles, this book is jam packed with true stories of other teenagers rebelling against low expectations along with Bible verses and truth. A whole plan is wrote in this book for you to join the Rebelution in your own way. This book is simply amazing in many different ways. It is a must read for teenagers and adults alike.

With a beautiful outside cover, this book is the real deal. A real life changing. 5/5

This is my own opinion and I was not paid for this review.

Finding our way home

Finding Our Way Home is the newest book by Charlene Ann Baumbich, the third book in the Snow globe Connection Series. Even though the book is in a series it can be read and it makes sense without having to read all the other books before it. In Finding Our Way Home is the story of Sasha Davis, who was suffering from a career-ending injury at the age of thirty- eight, shut everyone she loved out of her life. Sasha moves back to her childhood home and hires a live-in aid. Evelyn an opposite of her employer in almost every way might be the only person able to heal her anger and depression.
  I thought I would enjoy the book a little bit more than I did, but it was still pretty good.  I liked the plot of the story and the characters where very loveable but I really couldn’t get “into” the story as much as I normally could.  I would recommend this title to anyone who enjoys contemporary and or Christian fiction. I believe that most adults and or young adults would enjoy the human depth that the author put into the story. I was not made to write a good review only to express my personal opinion.   

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Fiddler

The Fiddler, the first book in the new series by Beverly Lewis’s, Home to Hickory Hollow. By looking at the cover, I would have thought that the book was historical fiction, yet as I started reading it, I found out that it wasn’t. Yet it was still really good, I have always enjoyed reading Beverly’s books, especially her Amish fiction.  And this one was just as good as all her others. The fiddler is the story of Amelia and Michael, Amelia a famous musician takes a wrong turn in a rain storm and ends up meeting the young Amish man on the fence on where he belongs, Michael and the quickly form a friendship. What seems to be a chance encounter may turn into something more.
 I really enjoyed this book, it was very well written, just like all of Beverly books that I’ve read are. I would enjoy reading the rest of the books in the series in the future. I would recommend this book/ series to any lover of Amish and or Christian fiction. I received this book by Bethany House Publishers for review, I was not made to write a positive review, only to voice my thoughts.   

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Skip Rock Shallows

Skip Rock Shallows is the story of Lilly Gray Corbett, a young spirited doctor who against her better judgment goes to the coal camp in Skip Rock, Kentucky. Lilly’s fiancĂ©, Paul living in Boston, wonders why on earth she would want to work in a back water town like Skip Rock, even if only for a short amount of time. But as she works in Skip Rock she starts to fall in love with the people and the town, and she must decide to follow her heart or follow her mind. Yet when her fiancĂ© finds out she wants to stay he tries to talk her out of it.   
 The end of the book comes as a surprise when the tables turn and unexpected things happen. I really enjoyed reading this book, with some surprising twist and turns. It is a great work of historical fiction I have never read anything by this author before but enjoyed this book. I may read more by this author in the near future. I would recommend this novel to any lover of historical fiction and or Christian fiction. I received this book for review by Tyndale House Publishers. I was not made to write a good review, only to express my opinion.  

Friday, June 1, 2012

God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You is a 40-day devotional experience written by Dr. Larry Crabb. This is basically a devotional full of letters from your loving Savior to you. This is the ultimate loving experience that you can encounter. This book expresses what God has to tell you and His plan for you.

The book itself is beautiful and I love the cover, format, and the text. With the stamp and address stamp, this book has personality and is a beautiful addition to any book collection. This is what originally drew me to the book. The lovely format and the message of the book.

The inside of the book is just as beautiful. I really enjoyed the devotions as they are short and sweet. They include a short letter, points to reflect, and a moment to pray section. Perfect for those who have a busy schedule as I do. These devotionals have meaning and will change how you view your loving God. Starting with "God says:" you really feel like God is speaking to you through Dr. Crabb. 4/5

I was not paid to express my opinion. This is my own opinion.