Monday, May 16, 2011

90 Days of God's Goodness

I have always enjoy reading material from Randy Alcorn. His new book “90 days of God’s Goodness is another excellent book to add to your collection. This hardback book focuses on the Goodness of God for 90 days. The premise of this book is how to find comfort in truth while suffering well. Each day has a specific theme and is begun by focusing on at least one section from scripture (both the New and Old Testament are equally used), although there are several days that incorporate two different verses. Randy Alcorn then goes on to explain the verse into more detail and how we may apply these principals to our lives. Each day is then ended with a prayer. I personally believe that this would be an excellent gift book and resource for someone who is grieving at a time in their life. It truly does focus on “shining light in personal darkness.” Whether suffering the loss of a family member or friend, going through an unwanted divorce, or just dealing with the valley’s of life, I highly recommend this book. It will help take the focus off of the temporary but replacing it with eternity. I received this book from Waterbook Press!

God Gave Us So Much!

God gave us so much is a children's book compiled of three different stories: God gave us the world, God gave us love, and God gave us heaven. In each of these stories, a little cub asks questions in order to discover more about who God is. I really, really enjoyed this book. The pictures are so, so sweet, and with having a newborn, I can't wait to use this with her! I would highly recommend adding this book to your library collection!

A Man's Book

Every Man’s Battle by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker is a great read that every Christian man would benefit from reading. They address the war on sexual temptation in a blunt, honest and humbling way that is much needed in today’s culture. It really is a battle that every man faces, and any man that is looking for tools to help him win the battle can find it in this book. It would also be GREAT to do as a group study with other men – and they make that easy to do with the included workbook.

God Gave Us You!

God gave us you is an AWESOME children's book telling the joyful story of a mommy cub having her baby cub. I currently have a 7 week old little girl, and this book reminded me so much of my pregnancy and delivery. I can't wait to share this story with my daughter when my husband and I eventually have a second child. This book will remind your child that they are loved by you no matter what, because "God gave them to you!" I love, love, love this book and would highly recommend it to all parents!

God Gave Us Two!

God Gave Us Two is a book written by Lis Bergren for children who will soon have a new sibling. It is one of many books from her polar bear series, and her other books include: God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Love, and God Gave Us Heaven. This book tells the anxious story of young polar bear as she prepares for the arrival of her brother/sister. Throughout the story, mamma and pappa bear answer little bears questions about what a new sibling will be life, but they always end by saying, "God gave us you, and now he's given us two!" They promise that they will always love little bear just the same. My favorite part is the end though...where there is a pleasant surprise.
I would highly recommend this book to all expectant parents who already have a kid.

Love & War

Love and War is an incredible book about marriage written by John and Stasi Eldredge. One of the fundamental points this book makes is that we are in the midst of a very real war between heaven and earth, and because of that we must fight for the love within our marriage. I can't stress enough how beautifully written and engaging of both sexes. My husband read this book aloud to each other and both equally enjoyed it. During the book, John tells a story in which he reminds Stasi during a fight that he is on her side. He is for her. Well not too long after reading this book, my husband and I got into a disagreement and he said those same words "I am on your side. I am fighting for you." It put our disagreement into a new perspective. We would both highly recommend this book to all married individuals! In fact we have already given away 2 copies! We love it and I am confident that you will too!

Radical by David Platt

Radical by David Platt is a great book. David looks at the American Christian way of life and compares it to the truths of scripture. He examines the ways in which modern day Christianity has greatly derailed from that of earlier Christians... David does seek to make his reader feel good, but rather, he seeks to expose his readers to truth. Even when that truth is hard to hear.
This book will challenge you to your core. It will make you question what you believe, why you believe it, how you live, how you spend your free time, and on and on i could go. If you are frustrated with "American Christianity" and the scriptural contradiction therein, or if you are interested in really growing deeper in your faith - this book is for you!