Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One Hand, Two hands

One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado is an absolutely delightful book! Written in verse form this book describes all that you can do with your hands. From everyday activities such as tying your shoe to helping mommy wash dishes, this book shows how God can use your hands in many ways. At the end of the book there is a page that gives ideas of other ways you can use your hands.

This is a perfect book for preschool age children. It has a wonderful message, and the illustrations by Gaby Hansen are fun, bright, and adorable. The pictures themselves tell a beautiful story. I read it to my girls, ages two and five, and they loved it. This is a book that we will be reading over and over. I'm sure it won't take long and they will be "reading" the book to me. One Hand, Two Hands is a book that will make a wonderful gift. I won't be giving my copy away, but I will certainly be willing to buy other copies to give as gifts. This is a book that will not disappoint. I highly recommend it. Thank you to Thomas Nelson publishers for sending me a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Let's Do Lunch

What an unexpected book! Let's Do Lunch is an eating plan (not diet) designed to help you lose weight. Roger Troy Wilson has taken his success with weight loss and developed an eating plan that allows you to eat as many calories and carbs as you want and still lose weight. Roger Troy Wilson first describes his many attempts and failures at weight loss before he found something that actually worked. It all started with frozen grapes. In this book he effectively explains how and why his plan works. There is also a 14 day meal guide with recipes to get you started.

I was not sure this book would be very helpful, but decided to get it and see what the author had to say. I was pleasantly surprised. I have never had a weight problem, but my husband is trying to lose a few pounds. When the book came in the mail he actually read it first. By the time I had finished it he was waiting to get started. Knowing the biggest obstacle he struggles with on a diet is always being hungry, I am looking forward to using this plan since he will be able to eat until he is full. The idea is simple and easy to follow. The recipes he has tried so far have not tasted like "diet" food. I am excited to see how well this works for him. I will certainly recommend this book to others.

I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of the Booksneeze blogger program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer, by R.T. Kendall, is an excellent book. Dr. Kendall has taken this most well-known prayer and broken it down line by line in order for the reader to better understand what the Lord is teaching. Not only do we need to pray the actual prayer, but we need to use the Lord's prayer as a model. Dr. Kendall uses Scripture to support all that he writes, and has obviously spent many hours searching the Scripture for understanding. By helping us understand this prayer, the reader is encouraged to have a deeper prayer life and walk with God.

This is a book that I highly recommend. It is well-written and easy to understand. There is a lot of information to be grasped, so it should be read more than once. I will definitely be reading it again.

I received a free copy of this book from Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Flight to Heaven

What an amazing story! Flight to Heaven by Capt. Dale Black is a book that is hard to put down. Capt. Black recounts the events surrounding a plane crash that took the lives of two men and nearly took his life as well. He shares how God mercifully spared his life and miraculously healed his body. More importantly, Capt. Black describes how this event in his life changed how he views others as well as the circumstances in his life. The fragility of life took on a whole new meaning for him as he realized the importance of sharing the life-changing gospel of Christ to everyone he meets.

I was skeptical as I started reading this book, but I soon found that only two chapters were devoted to Capt. Black's description of heaven. The majority of the book was spent on describing the long journey of spiritual as well as physical healing the author experienced. While I don't believe that God allows individuals to "visit" heaven I still highly recommend this book. You will be encouraged and exhorted in your faith.

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.