Sunday, December 29, 2013

One Realm Beyond


The first book in the Realm Walkers series, One Realm Beyond is an adventures tale of Cantor D'Ahma's life as a realm walker, a gift to go into different worlds. When issued by his mentors, Cantor goes into a portal and enters into a world were injustice is in control. After meeting a mor dragon, Bridger, who is convinced that they are meant to be together, along with Bixby, another realm walker, they make their way to the council, where they train and try to uncover the mystery of the injustice throughout the realms.

 I really enjoyed One Realm Beyond. It has a few twists and turns, and I can't wait to read the next book in this series! My favorite character is Bridger. Cantor regards him as a nuisance, but Bridger's friendship and personality make me smile.
 With shape-shifting dragons, good vs. evil, and new friendships, I imagine that this is only the beginning of a great series.

This book goes on sale January 28th, 2014.  (I received this book free from Zondervan as an Advanced Reading Copy.)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!! To read the story of Christ's birth click here.
May you have a wonderful day remembering that Christ has been born!


                              The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star, First Edition (Book Three) Non-Personalized

looking for a book to read about Christ's birth? The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star is a perfect book, going from ancient prophecies to Christ's birth. You should check it out! (a review will soon be coming out for The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star.)

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Dreamer, the Schemer, and the Robe

                                            The Dreamer, the Schemer, and the Robe (Book Two) Non-Personalized
The Dreamer, the Schemer, and the Robe is an adventures story during the time of Joseph. Four animals, Max, Kate (dogs), Al, and Liz (cats), are working for God, helping mankind throughout biblical times. They encounter friends from different countries like: Osahar, a loud bactrian camel, and Nigel, a British mouse. These four animals travel with Joseph in his time in Egypt. His brothers, as they live with the guilt of selling him as a slave.
They live from anywhere from the jail house all the way to the house of Pharaoh. But, there are forces of evil working against them. Can these for animals stop this evil before time runs out?

...Jenny Cote has written yet another magnificent piece! She brings her characters to life, adding personalities to people we may only know a name for, and many historical facts in The Dreamer, the Schemer, and the Robe... 

I have read all of her published books so far (her next book is coming out in late February!) and I am amazed at all she has been able to do through this series. The main characters are animals, which some might consider childish, but the stories are not written for little three year old's. (but the stories could be read to them!) Anyone from young ages on up can read this series, for it has much to teach us all!
The story engages it's reader to use their imagination, visiting many countries in her first book in this series, The Ark, the Reed, and the Fire Cloud. In the second book, we visit Egypt, as well as Joseph's family back home in Canaan. Even though her books may seem daunting to read because of their size, you will not want to put them down!

I encourage you to read this book, and the others in her series. If you like historical fiction, biblical stories (with some imagination mixed in), as well as the love to read, then this book is probably for you!
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10 out of 10 stars

Friday, November 29, 2013

Cloak of the Light

Chuck Black has created yet another masterpiece. One you will not want to miss out on! Cloak of the Light is the first book in the Wars of the Realm series. It is an exciting story that is in modern times, and has a few surprise twist and turns that keep you guessing. Once you start reading Cloak of the Light you won't want to put it down! 

Drew and his friend, Benjamin Berg, are involved in an accident at the college they both go to, leaving Drew blind. But, his vision is soon restored, and leaves him seeing things that no other human being can see. Invaders. Or at least, that is what Drew calls them. These invisible warriors are trying to influence humans to make bad choices, but they aren't the only one's Drew can see. It seems that there are two type of invaders. One is an evil army trying to destroy human kind. The other is trying to protect humans and are at war with the dark invaders. But what does it all mean? When Drew's sight was restored his friend, Benjamin, had disappeared, and now Drew has to find him. But can he find Ben before the evil invaders destroy him? 

I was thrilled when I got a copy of Cloak of the Light, as I am a huge fan of Chuck Black's books. The book is an exciting one, making you think about real life, and how there is a real war going on right now for our souls. The book reminds me of Lord Foulgrin's Letters. Bringing you into the unseen war between good and evil. Cloak of the Light keeps your mind swirling and your imagination reeling. As I read through the pages of Cloak of the Light I immediately fell in love with it. I love books that encourage you in your faith, but adds adventure to it as well. If you love Christian books that hold adventure and spiritual truth, then Cloak of the Light is the book for you. Don't miss out on it! 

...Cloak of the Light is definitely on my top ten list! 

For more information about Cloak of the Light click here or to find out more about Chuck Black and his writing go to his website 

I received this book free from Blogging for Books for an honest review.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Martyr's Fire

"Martyr's Fire" is the third book in the Merlin's Immortals series. Sigmund Brouwer has created a book that keeps you guessing, and the pages turning. Written during the early AD 1300's you are brought into the time period of knights and lords. From the perspective's of peasants to knights, from ladies to outlaws many adventures await you!

The main character, Thomas, is the new earl of Magnus, but it is soon over taken by the Priest of the Holy Grail, who are undercover Druids. Thomas escapes and is on a mission to take back Magnus, but he meets two people from his past. People of the secret circle of Immortals. The Immortals are a group of people started by Merlin, and they try to stop the Druids from overtaking all good, for the Druids are evil men. 
Can Thomas succeed in his mission of claiming back what is rightfully his? Or will the Druids find Thomas before the Immortals can save him? 

I was a bit iffy about this book before I started to read this book. As my first book by Sigmund Brouwer I had no idea about his style of writing, or how the story would turn out. I am happy to say that it was a very good read. I have been wanting to read some more books with knights and ladies and I was very pleased with the turnout of this book. I haven't read the first two, but for me personally I was okay to not read it in order, but if you get the opportunity I would definitely suggest to read the first two. Over all I would say that this book was five out of five stars.
For more info about this book go here

I received this book free from Blogging for Books for an honest review.


Monday, November 11, 2013

His Treasure

The book "His Treasure" by Sheri Rose Shepherd, is a wonderful book! Each page is filled with encouragement from God to his daughter. You. It feels like God is talking right to you, encouraging you through times when you are alone, discouraged, or just need some Father and Daughter time. This book really does have "Gems of Love" written all in it.
Sheri Shepherd has written a master piece.  I encourage you to read this book, once you do, you will feel refreshed and loved by the one who created you.
Don't forget! I am giving on copy away to a winner this month! Scroll down the page or go here for more info.
(I received a complimantary copy of this book for review purposes)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Swindler's Treasure

                                      The Swindler's Treasure
In The Swindler's Treasure, the fourth Freedom Seekers novel, Lois Walfrid Johnson brings into the story the thoughts of historic Illinois residents who give their reasons for being active participants in the Underground Railroad.
The Swindler's Treasure is an excited historical fiction novel set in the time of the Underground Railroad. The main characters, Libby, Caleb, and Jordan, are on a mission to find the man who stole their money, the money to help free slaves, and the savings of Libby's father, the Captain of the Christina. In a time when slavery was allowed, read about these courageous people who fought to make a difference.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Book Giveaway!

I'm giving away a FREE copy of "His Treasure" By Sheri Rose Shepherd. It is a really awesome book, and I'll be writing a review about it in a few days. For now, here is how you can win a copy.
(Leave a comment on this post for each of the following you do)
1. Follow the blog "Blogging4Him"
2. Follow the blog "Thoughts From a Daughter of God"
3. Tell me a favorite book or series of a Christian author
4. Mention the blog "Thoughts From a Daughter of God" on a public webpage (Facebook, blog, etc), and leave me a link to it.

Every comment under this post will count as one entry for the drawing. This giveaway ends on November 22nd and the winner will be announced the day afterward. They have until November 27th to contact me (By comment containing their address, which will be kept private). If not, the prize will be given to another contestant.
Thanks for entering!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Race for Freedom

    "In the second exciting adventure in The Riverboat Adventures series, Libby Norstad and her friend Caleb struggles to help runaway slaves escape to the free Northern states. When a suspicious-looking man boards her riverboat claiming to be a doctor, Libby and Caleb realize they don't have much time to get the slave hiding on the boat to St. Paul--and freedom."
   Race for Freedom is an excited book in the series Freedom Seekers. The author keeps you intrigued in the story all the way through the book, and I didn't want to stop once I started! Libby and Caleb are trying to help their friend Jordan to freedom, even though his old owner, Riggs can take Jordan back if he finds him. In a time were slavery is allowed, people are making choices by asking the question, "Will I obey God rather than men?" Race for Freedom is an excited book, and I give it two thumbs up! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Cat of Bubastes

         "After his father, the king of the Rebu, is killed in battle with the Egyptian army and the Rebu nation is conquered by the Egyptians, the young prince Amuba is carried away as a captive to Egypt, along with his faithful charioteer, Jethro. In Thebes, Amuba becomes the servant and companion to Chebron, the son of Ameres, high priest of Osiris. The lads become involved in a mystery as they begin to uncover evidence of a murderous conspiracy within the ranks of the priesthood. However, before they are able to prevent it, they are forced to flee for their lives when they accidentally cause the death of the successor to the Cat of Bubastes, one of the most sacred animals in Egypt. With Jethro as their guide and protector, the boys make plans to escape from Egyptian territory and return to Amuba's homeland."
             The Cat of Bubastes is an exciting story, taking place in the early times of Moses. G. A. Henty brings this ancient time to life and keeps you turning the pages. From battles to tedious escapes, the characters travel back to the land of the Rebu. It is a good book, although it is an older book, it is still a good read and I suggest it for those who like books full of history. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Ark, the Reed, and the Fire Cloud

The Ark, the Reed, & the Fire Cloud  is a book written by Jenny L. Cote. She takes stories from the Bible and brings imaginations alive with the adventure of the main characters and their mates: two dogs, Max and Kate, and two cats, Liz and Al. They all embark separately on a journey of Faith, following the fire cloud after they all hear the Maker calling to them. They soon meet each other and together forge a friendship that is inseparable. They go through many countries and past many waters following the cloud, but also discover that they are not the only ones. Liz, the expertise on many things, notices that two animals from all over the world have been called, and struggles with her faith of the impossible. Meanwhile Max has a fear of water, and when they reach their final destination he discovers it is an Ark. After all of the animals are finally loaded, flood waters rise and the rains come down for forty days and forty nights. During the time of waiting to reach dry ground, Max has been declared a hero, and when things get out of hand Liz suspects one of Max’s friends, and in discovering this she could end her friendship with Max. Will Max be able to understand the importance of what is happening, or will he ignore the evidence?

   The story is very exciting and involves the reader. The author writes in a very unique setting, many of which are not used a lot. Jenny L. Cote brings her characters alive and the details make you feel as if you are a part of the story. For example, in one scene she shows how when the animals step into their stalls, the animals’ natural habitat appears with everything they need, from waterfalls and rain forests, to deserts and ice.

  In the end the main characters learn to not be prideful and to trust God, not trying to logically solve everything. Max learned to conquer his fears and not be prideful, like the waters from the flood, and to give he glory to God instead of himself, while God showed Liz how all things are possible with Him, like the ark stalls transforming into the animals natural habitats.

10 out of 10 stars.

Miracle For Jen

                                        Miracle For Jen Cover

 Miracle for Jen is a story of the Barrick family in a wreck. Their 15 year-old daughter wasn't suppose to live through the night. But God had another plan. In the 5-week coma she was in she was praising God and reciting verses she had memorized before the accident.
 The book tells of the family's trials, and a mothers struggle to accept the fact that their family wouldn't be the same. Read this amazing story of faith and trust of the Barrick family.

When God Intervenes

                                            When God Intervenes: An Extraordinary Story of Faith, Hope, and the Power of Prayer
When God Intervenes is a remarkable story about Dabney Hedegard. She writes her personal story of when was six weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with cancer at 25 and decided to postpone the treatment until after her first pregnancy. This marked the beginning of ten years battling cancer, cardiomyopathy, mitral valve porlapse, pulmonary embolism, acute pneumonia, kidney failure, respiratory failure, and heart failure. Ever time Dabney was given less than a 30% chance of surviving, and twice doctors told her husband she wouldn't make it through the night. But God intervened every time and miraculously rescued Dabney from death.
   When God Intervenes is an extraordinary book. I am amazed at how Dabney Hedegard was able to make it through that time only on the Lord, and how close she was to not making it to the next her. Her testimony is touching, and she writes in a way you want to know what happens next. Does she get to see her family again the next day?
At parts the story brings tears to your eyes, and you wonder what you would have done in that situation. When God Intervenes is a Five Star.
   (I received this book complimentary from Tyndale for review purpose)

Captive in Iran

                                           Captive in Iran: A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph Amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison
 Captive In Iran, is written by Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh. These two Iranian women courageously stood firm in their faith while in Evin, the notorious Tehran prison. Despite the possible sentence of death, Maryam and Marziyeh continued to share their faith to their fellow cellmates. Captive in Iran is a mind blowing and encouraging story of how these two sisters in Christ continued to believe, not matter what the cost.      
             I was excited to finally be able to read Captive In Iran, but what not sure of what to expect. What I read was really amazing. I cannot begin to imagine what it must have been like in Evin. How loosing your friends, facing interrogations, and the many other things they went through must have been like, and yet they faithfully continued to share the love of Christ to everyone. I definitely suggest you read this book. It has the moments when you are joyful for those who are freed, and when you are saddened from the executions of others. It is encouraging to read of how they prayed and when their prayers were answered. Captive In Iran is a must read.