Saturday, May 24, 2014

30 Days to a More Beautiful You


Back cover: Despite what the world leads us to believe, true beauty has nothing to do with the outward appearances. The more we focus on what we look like on the outside, the more insecure we become.

Fortunately, God doesn't measure our worth by how we look. We have value simply because we are His children. The more we focus on getting our hearts right with the Lord and honoring Him, the more secure and confident we will become-and the more we will exude true beauty.

In 30 Days to a More Beautiful You,former Victoria's Secret Runway Angel Kylie Bisutti gives a complete inner-beauty makeover with succinct devotional readings designed to transform you heart, body, mind, and soul and put you on the path to becoming a happier, healthier, more beautiful you.

The perfect gift for every young woman, this devotional will forever change the way you define the word beautiful.

I really enjoyed this small devotional. It was well written, and goes straight to the heart. Kylie Bisutti opens the doors to things I had never considered, and I continually would ask myself questions to see if I was putting something in front of God. 
Great for teen girls (and young women) as well as for gifts. I would highly recommend this devotional! 

I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars 
I recieved this book free for an honest review from Tyndale blogging program 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

gods at war


From back of cover: In this student edition of gods at war, Kyle Idleman, bestselling author of not a fan, helps us recognize there are false gods at war within each of us, and the battle for the place of  glory and control in our lives. What keeps us from truly following Jesus Christ is that our hearts are persuing something or someone else like money or popularity. While these pursuits may not be the "graven images" of old, they are in fact modern day idols. Behind the sin you're struggling with, the fear you're dealing with, the lack of purpose you're living with is a false god that is winning the war for your heart.


gods at war is an awesome read, showing you what form gods can take, and that those in the 21st century can still have idols, though not the way we would think. Kyle Idleman is a talented author, bringing the truth out into the light, showing us that we tend to put things before God. This book is jammed pack full of different ways to help you recognize the idols you have in your life. After all, we are sinful beings, but God if full of unconditional love.

I've heard of the author before, seen his books in stores and libraries, but I've never actually read anything he's written, so I was interested in how it would turn out. Especially after I read the summary of gods at war. I thought that it might be a good read. Turned out, it was amazing. Some books you can just read through pretty quickly, and not always take in all that you've read, but this book is one you want to stop every chapter or so just to think through everything the author talks about. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it opened up my eyes to what can be taking God's place, and how to recognize it. and for anyone who wants to recognize these areas, it is a great book. Definitely a must read!

Overall I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars
I received this book free for an honest review

Monday, May 5, 2014

Free E-book(s)!

                                       30 Days to a More Beautiful You
One of the book's that I'm reviewing, (30 Days to a more Beautiful You) is free! The little handbook is only 0.99 on Amazon, and is FREE for Kindle or whatever else you have! If you click the book cover it will take you to a list of free E-books Tyndale Publishing is offering, and it will give you a list of different stores that are available. So hurry up before it's expired! (It expires on 5/10)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Blind Descent


Back cover: Alone and blind at 29,000 feet!
Former Navy rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest
   also known as "the death zone"   when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: should he continue to push for the summit, or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the options, Brian decided to continue toward the summit- alone. Four hours later, Brian solo summited the highest peak in the world. But the celebration was short-lived. After taking a few pictures, Brian radioed his team to let them know he had summited safely, and got ready to begin his descent. Suddenly, his vision became blurry, his eyes started to burn, and within seconds, e was rendered almost completely Blind. All alone at 29,035 feet, low on oxygen, and stricken with snow blindness, Brian was forced to inch his way back down the mountain relying on only his Navy survival training, his gut instinct, and his faith. In Blind Descent, Brian recounts    in fantastic detail    his extraordinary experience on Everest, demonstrating that no matter how dire our circumstances, there is no challenge too big for God.


I was really excited to get this book, for various reasons, one is because I just started mountaineering last year and got hooked. Growing up my Dad has always loved mountaineering, and always talked about Mt. Everest.   and has quite a few movies about it. :)     So because of his love of mountains I knew a bit about Mt. Everest. And as soon as I read the back cover I immediately was intrigued. He was blind and alone while slowly climbing down, and on the tallest mountain on the world? Scary. 
Once I picked up this book, I was not disappointed. A bit afraid that the book would be slow, with details that went to the roof, and not interesting, my fears quickly disappeared. While there are great details, they weren't unnecessary, and it was very interesting. While climbing on the mountain he talks about what he experienced, and I felt like I was right there. It is well written, couldn't put it down, and is easy to understand.
I would definitely suggest this book.

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Overall I would rate this book 5 out of 5.
(I received this book free from Tyndale for an honest review)