Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One Hand, Two Hands

The boys and I read this book last night. It is all about the hands that God gave us. We can use our hands to do lots of great things to help serve others. This is a concept I want my boys to learn and never forget. At the end of the book there are practical ways to teach children to help, to show kindness, and to love. We are going to start working on this now!! I would say this book is geared more towards little girls, but my boys enjoyed it nonetheless.

*This review is for BookSneeze*

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Searching for God Knows What Review

I had the honor of hearing Donald Miller speak (the first time for me) at MOPS convention at the beginning of the month. I have tried to read his book Blue Like Jazz in the past, but was not able to "get into" it. After hearing him speak (which was amazing, by the way), I was excited to dive into Searching for God Knows What. I believe this is a great book which answers questions many people have about Christianity. Donald Miller is a funny guy and this book highlights his personality very well. I could spend hours listening to him talk and reading this book makes you feel like he's talking to you!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The boy who came back from heaven

I am a Christian and a nurse. I have worked in neurosurgery for five years in a large trauma hospital. Alex Malarkey should not be alive (this book will tell you that). Alex had hesitations about writing his story; he did not want it to be about him. He wanted his story to be about God. I truly feel that they succeeded in doing this. It is a miracle that Alex survived and I am grateful I was able to read his story. I plan to pass it on and on and on.

Beth Malarkey (Alex’s mom) said this powerful message, “If you ever doubt God is there remember this: He knew the pain we’d be assaulted with. He supplied His hands, His body, His love, and His compassion in the way He knew He could minister to us and sustain us.” She later said “I wish I could take credit for some of this, but I can’t. I can only explain it as Him. I recognize His supernatural strength, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding all the time. I have learned to cling to the Savior.” I have learned much from Alex and his parents. They are an inspiration to many.

If you ever start feeling sorry for yourself, read this book.

If your perfectly healthy kids are driving you crazy, read this book.

If you think your life is hard, read this book.

If you think you can’t handle one more thing, read this book.

If you think God is punishing you, read this book.

If you need to be encouraged, read this book.

In other words…..read this book!