Friday, July 26, 2013

The Gospel According to Les Miserables

Few stories have captured readers hearts like Les Miserables. Popular as a book, musical, and movie, the themes contrast complicated characters and themes. Though audiences have enjoyed the timeless story, the Christian themes are often missed. This 30 day devotional book points out some of the many Christian themes within the story of Les Miserables, connects them to timeless truths found in the Bible, and offers challenges for all of us.

Written from a conservative, evangelical Christian perspective, the 30 devotional readings in The Gospel According to Les Miserable will challenge readers to learn biblical lessons from favorite characters like Valjean, Javier, Marius, Fantine, and many others.

It could have been a little better and if you arent VERY familiar with the book Les Mis you would be completly lost. I did enjoy the way the story and the lesson taught in the devo were somewhat paired together, but they could have been longer and also they could have had verses of the Bible to read besideds the one that was on the top under the title of each days devo. It was really a great devo that i will continue to use but could go a little deeper into the story and deeper into Gods word.

I recieved this book through review by: Bookcrash.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The House that Love Built

Brooke has only loved one man, her late husband. Owen’s rebuilding after a painful divorce. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love?In the charming town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising two young children on her own, supporting them by running the family hardware store. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. But she’s intrigued when a stranger moves to town and buys the old Hadley mansion. She’s always heard that house holds a secret—maybe even a treasure—and she can’t wait to see inside. When she meets the new owner and they spend time together, she can’t deny the attraction. Could God be giving her another chance at happiness? Or is she betraying her late husband’s memory by even thinking that way?Owen Saunders bought the Hadley place to spite his cheating ex-wife. She’d always wanted to restore an old house in Smithville. Now he’s going to do it without her. But if anything needs restoration, it is Owen’s heart. Then he meets Brooke and her kids and finds himself tempted by love. Can he bring himself to trust a woman again?Throw an eccentric uncle into the mix, along with the town’s teenage troublemaker, and even a finicky cat—and one thing becomes clear: God is bringing them all together for a reason.
This book is another great read by Beth Wiseman.  This was an amazing read that I really enjoyed reading and reviewing.