Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review of the book It's Okay about It by Lauren Casper

I really enjoyed this book. It is about a parent who has an autistic son and she writes about his life lessons that we all can learn from and help better our life. I like the quote on page 15 says " What we see as set-backs or standstills are actually turning points in our story. We see failure, but GOD sees progress and gently nudges us to keep walking, or crawling,forward-to pick ourselves up and try again and again and again. " Another quote is " I'm learning that GOD often works that way in our lives-quietly behind the curtain, moving all the parts to create something beautiful and unexpected. But because I don't have his perspective, and I can't see the plan for building my unique life, I complain and worry."

I also like the quote on page 27 that says " Scripture points to the important and value of all our emotions as response to life. There's an entire book of the bible titled Lamentations. A lamentation is defined as weeping, or a passionate expression of grief or sorrow. To lament something is to outwardly express the full agony felt in your heart, because there are moments in life when no other response is appropriate. Ecclesiastes 3:4 tells us there is a time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. This tells me that weeping and mourning are just as important as laughing and dancing."

I like the quote on page 41" sometimes GOD takes us on an exhausting, uphill battle. We stumble and fall and think we can't do it, but when we get up and take our Father's hand, we find that together we can do more than we ever though possible."

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Review of book Beyond Justice by Cara Putman

This book was a thrilling book and kept my attention the entire time. It was about a lawyer named Hayden and she takes on this case even though people are trying to stop her from finding out the outcome of the case. It has many twists and turns it in that you don't see coming. I read the entire book in 3 days because I could not put it down. I think if this author would write more books I would read them because I her writing interesting and intense. I talked about this book to my mom and dad because I enjoyed it so much. I could not wait to read every page and chapter and did not want to put it down. I don't want to say to much because I do not want to give up too much so someone else can enjoy this book and enjoy its suspenseful.Hayden ends up getting her own law firm and business after she masters this case. So she was a really good lawyer and really knows what she is doing. There were other characters in the book as well. Her roommate Emilie who helps along the way as well and Emilie's cousin Andrew who is going through his own problems in the book that seem to intertwine with Hayden. In the end you will find out who falls in love and what happens to the characters as well. Overall a very good book and would recommend it to anyone who wants a good read.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Book review by Kristy Cambron called The Illusionist's Apprentice.

I will start off by saying how much I hated this book. I could not get into no matter how hard I tried. It is about a girl named Wren who is an apprentice to a master illusionist Harry Houdini. After his death, she continues her career. But after a rival performers ct goes tragically wrong, FBI goes to her to get the truth about what happened. This book started out slow and continues that way for way over 100 pages. I could not get into the book. I thought this book would be about a magician and his acts and how they do their tricks but it was not like that at all. Which stinks because I was eagerly excited to read this book and was waiting on pins and needles to get it making me disappointed. This is my first time reading a book from this author Kristy Cambron and I probably will not read another book by this author. I am having trouble writing this review because it has to be a certain length and I only read the first 100 pages of the book and will now throw the book in the trash. I thought if I kept on reading the book would get better but that was not true. Why did this book have to disappoint me so much. I have even told family members like my dad how bad this book was because I did not want him wasting money on this book at all.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Review of a book called An Amish Home

This book was better than expected. It had 4 books in one. All about Amish families. All centered around one theme, prayer. My favorite author has always been Beth Wiseman, I will always read her books. No matter what goes on in life, GOD is always there and you just have to talk and pray to him and he will listen and help. The first book was about Sarah who got into a car accident and ended up in a wheelchair. She ended up having to cope with her new life and managing on her own. The second book is about a couple named Chase and Mia who got evicted from their own home and had to find somewhere else to live and its about learning how to live on their own and learning how to lean on others for support. The Third book is about Noreen and Thomas whose marriage was falling apart and their house had burned to the ground in a fire so they have to cope with rebuilding their house and working on their marriage. The 4th book was not really that great, I couldn't get into it. I stopped reading it and just does not care about it. I like reading about the Amish culture and life and learning about their way of life. I find it fascinating.I like how simple the Amish people live their lives and how they are always willing to help others around them even if they are less fortunate than others.

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Review of the book After the cheering stops by Cindy Feasel

This book is about life as a football player who dealt with many concussions which led him to do unthinkable things in his marriage and life. I won't spoil the ending but it ends shockingly. The wife is the narrator of the story and tells her story of his football career and their marriage and everything that happened after they got done with football. It is supposed to be a faith story but in my opinion it really wasn't. Sure they talk about church a little bit and prayer a bit but it wasn't the main focus of the story. I don't know why I picked this book, I guess because I was interested in how football players handle concussions and the damage it does to their bodies like the movie that Will Smith did which I found  very interesting. I learned along with watching the movie, how much damage a football player gets when he has a concussion. The helmets are supposed to protect you but its not foolproof. The player in the book talked about one time he didn't remember how he finished the game. That the coach didn't do much to make sure he was okay. Just asked him how many fingers he was holding up and put smelling salts under his nose. Players need more protection, and if that means not playing the rest of the game then that is okay. At the end of the book you learn that he had stage 3 problems out of 4 for concussions. The damage was too much for him.

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Monday, November 07, 2016

Review of book When God Isn't There

This book was really boring and I stopped halfway through because I cannot keep on going! I did like a few things the author talked about. Its about how we feel absent from GOD because we once held him close and now we miss him. On page 29 the author says " while on this earth, we still wear the flesh of our sin and cannot stand in God's actual presence. But a day is coming when we will put on the new clothes of GOD and stand before GOD's presence."  On page 35 it says this " GOD is never full absent. GOD is always there. There is nowhere you can go , nowhere you can hide and nowhere you can fall where GOD's general presence is absent. GOD is fully present in his general omnipresent nature. " I also like the quote on page 37 " GOD is always in the cafe where you drink coffee but that doesn't mean we're at the table with him". I take this as we are doing something to not have GOD near us and he has nothing to bless. This book is boring because it doesn't really go anywhere. I was hoping to find some answers on why GOD is absent and how to bring him back to us but it doesn't do that. I feel that in my life right now that GOD is absent and I wanted a way to bring him back to my life and feel close again but the book falls way short in this.

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Sunday, October 09, 2016

Review of book Guilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon

This book is about a girl named Willow who is surprised to learn her old friend Ashton is out of jail for a crime he committed. But she thought he was always innocent and helps prove it in this mysterious book. As they uncover clues as to who they think committed the crime, they end up in dangerous situations because the real killer who I will not share, is wanting them to not find out the truth. This book had a lot of twists and turns that had me not sure of what was going on.  This book immediately got my attention so I ran to get this book off the website and read it. I read the whole book in one day and the book is pretty big about 300 or so pages. I would like to read more books by this author if I get the chance. I originally thought this book was about ghosts and spirits but it wasn't. I thought it was about spirits and ghosts because of where the town and house takes place but you will see what I mean when you read the book. All in all I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone who wants a great book to immerse themselves in and just get away from it all and live in the book for a while. The book took me to another place where I got out of my life for a while. I was really pleased.

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Review of the book It's Okay about It by Lauren Casper

I really enjoyed this book. It is about a parent who has an autistic son and she writes about his life lessons that we all can learn from an...