Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Father's Love

"A Father's Love" by David Goldman
I happened upon this book at the library and it was a great one! It is an amazing story of a man whose son in abducted to Brazil by his wife. He was taken when he was just 3 years old and not returned until he was 6. The father, David, fought six long years for his son and never gave up. He did not have any contact with his son for 5 years and yet their bond now is stronger than ever. It is truly amazing the lengths David went to in order to be reunited with his son. And it is also amazing to note that David never spoke ill of the boys mother or grandparents and allowed them rights to see his son even after all that happened. David is a man of integrity and honesty. This book shows how much he loves his son and what lengths we will go to for someone we love. Amazing and a must read!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dancing in the Moonlight

"Dancing in the Moonlight" by Raeanne Thayne
This was another freebie on Kindle and honestly you never know what you are going to get but its free. It wasn't the best book ever and it did have some questionable content but it wasn't too bad. I liked the story line at least. A injured Lieutenant comes home from war and the handsome neighbor won't leave her alone. The handsome neighbor, Jake, has tried to get close to Lieutenant Maggie ever since he could remember and no injury is going to stop him now. He just needs to convince her to let her walls down. It is a story about war and the effects it has on its soldiers and how the people who love them try and make them whole again. A quaint story with a good message. Not a best seller but not bad either.

A Lineage of Grace

"A Lineage of Grace" by Francine Rivers
Francine is one of my favorite authors and I wasn't disappointed in this book. It is five books in one, five woman from the Bible and their stories. This is taken from the back of the book: Tamar-Betrayed by the men who controlled her future, she fought for her right to believe in a loving God. Rahab-A woman with a past to whom God gave a future. Ruth-She gave up everything, expecting nothing, and God honored her. Bathsheba-Her beauty stirred the passion of a king. Her pain moved the heart of God. Mary-All eternity had been waiting for this moment. She responded in simple obedience to God's call. This book was fascinating and beautifully written. It left me wondering why I don't read the Bible like how I sped read through this book. And these woman of the Bible are truly inspiring, I can not wait to meet them one day. All of these woman are in the lineage of Christ. It didn't matter where they came from or the mistakes they made. God can use us all. This is a must read!

50 People Every Christian Should Know

"50 People Every Christian Should Know" by Warren W. Wiersbe
My dad had me read this book and while it is full of historical figures and I don't like history, at all, I found this book to be interesting, although long. I was fascinated by how young some of the people were when they felt the call of God on their lives, some were preaching as young as 9. It was intriguing that all of them placed high importance on reading the Word and they all had such a driving passion to see the lost saved. It seemed to me that these are things we don't strive for as much any more and have suffered because of it. Our pastors are pulled in so many different directions that they don't have the time to spend quietly studying the Word. Or we fight over lighting, paint color, music and such that we forget why we gather together and how many people need the love of Jesus. Sometimes we just need to get back to the basics and let God do the rest. This isn't a speed read and I did skim through some parts but it was interesting to learn about historical people who laid the groundwork for our faith.