August 29, 2011

Visit Tyndale Books blog to enter a contest!!

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August 26, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: "Rumors of God"

Rumors of God
By: Darren Whitehead, Jon Tyson
Thomas Nelson / 2011 / Paperback

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest opinion on my blog.

When hope is gone, or you've hit a wall and feel you can't get to God, or you feel like He has left you, this book will remind you HE IS IN CONTROL and YOU HAVE TO ACT ON THAT. I forget so often to ASK GOD FIRST what to do in certain situations. Don't just go bumbling in, ask God what to do. He will tell you, and you will hear Him, loud and clear. Common fears you may have, I have them too... the same fears your neighbor has, your preacher, your best friend. We all have the same questions sometimes about God, Jesus, life. This book can and will help you. Get it now, don't wait. We all need hope NOW.

Publisher's Description:
Rumors of God is a call to Christians seeking a vision of the life God is calling them to, one that transcends the shallowness of our culture.

In his classic work, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis likens an encounter with God to coming to life: "This world is a great sculptor's shop and we are the statues. But there is a rumor going round the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life."

However, today many Christians live with tension. What the Scriptures promise seems like a far cry from what we experience in our lives. As a result, God seems distant, and the life described in the Scriptures seems more like a series of rumors than reality.

Does God still do great things today? Is it possible to really experience Him? Can we close the gap between what we hear and what we see?

Rumors of God is a rally cry for the church. Authors Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson share compelling stories about the work and activity of God today. Packed with fresh cultural observations and illuminating Scriptural insights, Rumors of God will ignite a passion in your heart to see your faith come to life.

BOOK REVIEW: "Courageous" from the creators of "Fireproof"

Courageous, paperback
By: Randy Alcorn, Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
Tyndale House / 2011 / Paperback

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest opinion on my blog.

Publisher's Description:
From the creators of Fireproof comes an inspiring new story about everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners willingly stand up to the worst the world can offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they’re quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.
They know that God desires to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, but their children are beginning to drift farther and farther away from them. Will they be able to find a way to serve and protect those who are most dear to them? When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God . . . and to their children?

Courageous was a wonderful book and should be read by fathers and sons alike:
"Police officers Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are prepared to deal with hardened criminals. But when they remove their badges, they face a more daunting challenge---fatherhood. As their children drift away, can these brave men find a way to serve and protect those nearest and dearest to them---and draw closer to God? 400 pages, softcover from Tyndale."

This book was very well written and I cannot wait to see the movie this Fall. You are taking part in these men's lives like you are actually there. You can feel their sorrows, anger, fear, pain, love for family and even their joys in fatherhood, and from what may have happened in their own childhood. As a woman, I was able to see a man's view of what it means to have a meaningful relationship with your father or son. I've given the book to my son's father. I look forward to his comments.