Sunday, June 26, 2016

ANOTHER AMAZING READ BY EDDIE SNIPES

Title: The Promise of a Sound Mind: God's plan for emotional and mental health
Author: Eddie Snipes
Publisher: GES Book Publishing (August 31, 2012)
Pages: 256

The first book I read by MR SNIPES was I CALLED HIM DANCER, and it remains one of my all time favorite stories. Therefore, you may be surprised to know that MR SNIPES is not only a great fiction writer, but non-fiction write as well. THE PROMISE OF A SOUND MIND, GOD’S PLAN FOR EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH is the second non-fiction that I have read by EDDIE SNIPES and it won’t be the last.

THE PROMISE OF A SOUND MIND, GOD’S PLAN FOR EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH is packed full of great information. A MUST read for everyone. Those struggle in different aspects of their lives, as well as though that think they have it all together. My copy is packed full of highlights, underlines, side notes, and dog-ears pages. UGH, I wanted to copy the entire book and send it to everyone I know.

I am a volunteer in the prison and jail ministry through my church. THE PROMISE OF A SOUND MIND, GOD’S PLAN FOR EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH is a must read for those that are incarcerated. I have no doubt I will be making several purchases in the future to send to others.

Here are just a few great lines from this amazing book.  

Page 21:
“If I believe God is directing my steps, I must learn to rejoice in the good and the bad. I say “Bad” from the perspective of human nature but the truth is that nothing is bad if we are walking in God’s plan.”

Page 170:
“When we see the glory of God’s purpose in our lives, we will also hear the calling to come and follow.”

Honestly, I could quote just about the entire book, it’s that great. Don’t miss out. You will be blessed. It will enrich, educate, and enlighten you.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A LOVE WORTH GIVING: LIVING IN THE OVERFLOW OF GODS LOVE by MAX LUCADO

Title: A Love Worth Giving: Living in the Overflow of God's Love
Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: W. Publishing Group (April 16, 2006)
Pages: 214

I admit it. I LOVE devotionals. The only part I don’t like, but have overcome is when they are dated. Though I typically read every day, I don’t like feeling as though if I miss a day I am behind and need to make it up. What I love about devotionals is the little snippets of goodness each day. Typically not too much or too little, which allows you to absorb the words and gain much more from them.


A LOVE WORTH GIVING: LIVING IN THE OVERFLOW OF GODS LOVE by MAX LUCADO isn’t a devotional per say, yet it had the feel of a devotional. One with more substances to each chapter, rather than each day. MAX LUCADO is a brilliant writer. I have enjoyed everything I have read by him thus far. In my copy of A LOVE WORTH GIVING, I have many highlights as well as underlines and notes and comments. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

YEE HAW, ANOTHER GREAT READ!

Title: Her Rancher Bodyguard (Martin's Crossing)
Author: Brenda Minton
Publisher: Love Inspired (May 24, 2016)
Pages: 224

What can I say; I am forever a BRENDA MINTON fan. What’s there not to love about her books. As soon as one goes on sale, I snatch it up. If I am in the middle of reading a book, I read faster so I can get to MS MINTON’S book. Even if I have my next read planned out, I set it aside to sneak in hers. 

Boone Wilder has a job to do, and he doesn’t intent on messing it up. Not when it involves a pretty woman he is trying to deny being attracted too. 

Kayla Stanford doesn’t need a bodyguard. Especially one as handsome and sweet as Boone Wilder. What she needs is a fresh start. To feel as though she is loved. 

As I have stated in many reviews I’ve written on books I have read by BRENDA MINTON, she is a brilliant writer that creates amazing characters. She often blows me away with great lines. In THE RANCHER BODYGUARD there were a few amazing lines that I had to dog-ear in the book in two places. Page 78 and 217

Can’t wait for the next. Yes, that’ s me. Impatiently waiting. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

SO MANY GREAT THINGS

Title: A Man Called Outlaw
Author: K.M. Weiland
Publisher: PenForASword Publishing (October 1, 2007)
Pages: 354

How do we come to read a book? A suggestion from a friend? Happen to come across it on the internet? Spotted it on the shelf at the store? However one comes to purchasing a book and reading it is not as important as the outcome. Just the same, here is how I came to read A MAN CALLED OUTLAW by KM WEILAND.

I happened upon A MAN CALLED OUTLAW due to reading a non-fiction by KM WEILAND. My thinking was if she is able to give great advice on writing a novel, it is worth seeing if she can produce the type of stories she has aided others to write.

Shane Lassiter never knew his biological father. Nathaniel Wilcock stepped up and did the job. A man Shane owes everything to yet questions his morals.

Anne Cassidy refuses to sell her land. Not to the man that threatened to destroy her, or any other man. She was willing to even refuse the man she loved.

I have this bizarre love hate relationship with A MAN CALLED OUTLAW KM WEILAND. Well, perhaps hate is too strong of a word. For many chapters the switching from the past to future, and the number of characters had my head swimming. If not for the amazing writing, I would have given up early on.

The amount of characters and now soon they were introduced was an issue. The switch from the past the present at times was an issue as well. Even more so due to the same character names in both. The more I read, the more it became apparent that I could not stop reading A MAN CALLED OUTLAW.

Despite the fact that switching from past to present can be a tad confusing, I love this approach to a novel. Author MAUREEN LANG did this brilliantly in THE OAK LEAVES and ON SPARROW HILL. Living in the past and the present, getting a glimpse into both just to have it all come together in the end is something you won’t get in a novel that takes place in only one time frame.

To be honest, I would have loved to have a better ending. Or perhaps a second book to continue where A MAN CALLED OUTLAW left off. I wanted closure, though one may argue that MS WEILAND did just that.

What I loved about A MAN CALLED OUTLAW is the connection to the past and the present. The unique way the author wove them together. MS WEILAND did an amazing job of adding the element of surprise. There were a few things that I thought I knew what was going to happen, just to be shocked to discover something else.


Brilliant writing and a unique approach to a storyline will have me reading more books – both fiction and non-fiction – by KM WEILAND.

Saturday, June 4, 2016