Wednesday, January 19, 2011

unPLANNED by Abby Johnson

In chapter 12 of this book, Abby says, "God is a great choreographer, isn't He? As I take a hard look now at that fateful day......I see how perfectly He had positioned me so that when my eyes were pried open by His fingers, I'd have the clearest possible view". This book is about Abby's eyes being opened to the reality of her occupation after spending years defending her life's work. Abby chose to walk away with dignity from her position at Planned Parenthood after He opened her eyes. She talks about how God is in the business of changing hearts and minds and opening eyes; He then uses these ordinary, everyday people to accomplish His extraordinary purpose! God used Abby's story to reach out to an untold amount of people who saw it on the news, read stories on the internet, and heard her radio interviews. I pray my eyes will be open to the calling of God just like Abby.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


My family has enjoyed all of Lisa Tawn Bergren's God Gave Us books. This is the 6th book in the series and it is another treasure to add to our family's library. The lessons we learned in this book are that God created the world and that there are lots of different creatures in the world. While we are all different, we learned how special we all are to God. What a great lesson to teach my five year old twins! It also teaches how important the earth is to its creator (God) and that we should enjoy taking care of it. This would make a great book to read on Earth Day (April 22nd) or any day to emphasize taking care of our planet.

This book was provided to me by the publisher. The views expressed are mine.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Mike Flynt has an amazing story to tell. At the age of fifty-nine he played football for Sul Ross State University becoming the oldest contributing member to a football team in NCAA history! By all accounts, he is a successful man. This book encourages us to realize the goals and dreams we were created for. Each of the twelve chapters are designed to help you find your strengths and then show you how to use them. My favorite chapter is the one about the body. This being a new year, I am taking a closer look at my health and overall wellness. The statistics he shares about our overall health today are very mind-opening. He encourages a healthy lifestyle in order to live a longer life and have better relationships (two things I want in my life). I am excited to put into practice his strategies!

I received a copy of this book for free, from the publisher, Thomas Nelson. I am not required to give a positive review

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

THE PIRATE QUEEN by Patricia Hickman

From the outside looking in, Saphora Warren appears to have it all. Beautiful homes, three grown children, and a good looking husband who happens to be a plastic surgeon. Little do people know that Saphora wants to walk away from her life. She has it all planned out. She is packed and ready to go. She is over her husband and her home and her life. Then her husband drops the bombshell.....cancer. surgery. chemotherapy. radiation. a low survival rate. Saphora has a choice to make. Will she walk away as planned or support her husband through this?Saphora remembers what it was like to be in love, but is far removed from that feeling.

"Does anyone fall in love anymore, Mrs. Warren? I'd like to know."

"It's easy falling in love, Mario. It's staying in love that boggles the mind", said Saphora.

This book is an excellent reminder of love and the path it can take and where the path leads.