Showing posts from August, 2015

Book Review: For The Love by Jen Hatmaker

If you are looking for a new book that offers fun and laughter coupled with great advice to women on living life in today's world, along with a few great recipes, THIS IS THE BOOK. For The Love by Jen Hatmaker is one of the most enjoyable reads I have had in a long time. I dare say after a stressful past year or so, God knew I needed to lighten up with this book and gain a fresh perspective.

For The Love is subtitled Fighting For Grace in a World of Impossible Standards. This book is divide into four sections: loving yourself; loving your people in your household; loving your friends, neighbors and people in your life; and loving people in the church and on the mission field. She also includes some pretty funny "thank you notes" in each section. I did laugh and enjoyed this book. But I also learned something about loving myself (Boy, do I wish I had had this book in my 20s) and loving everyone else. Reading this book is like pulling up a chair on Jen's porch and cha…

Book Review: Crash The Chatterbox by Stephen Furtick

I don't know about you, but there are days I know my self talk isn't good. Days those negative voices get the bigger spot in my head then I would like. Steven Furtick's new book, Crash the Chatterbox, offers great advice on "Hearing God's voice above all others" and helping you deal with those negative thoughts or inner chatter.

Pastor Furtick focuses on four areas that are difficult for most people: insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement. In answer to these four areas, Furtick reminds us in response to these areas, through four sections in this book, that our God Says I am, our God says He will, our God says He Has and our God says I can. With God we can overcome the negative chatter in each of these areas by continuing to focus on Him and His Word.
Steven Furtick uses vivid stories from Scripture, from his life and from other real life people. I found this book to be quite helpful and the illustrations stuck with me. I didn't rush through …