Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Book Review: The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven

The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This WorldThe Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World

This is a true story about Alex Malarkey whom was in a terrible car accident with his father in 2004. Alex was in a coma for two months after the wreck and is now paralyzed. This story tells of the wonderful journey Alex took while in the coma and also of struggles the family had while trying to remain true to their faith. Through the prayers and diligent work of many people, the family has made it through this terrible tragedy and is able to share Alex’s story. I have been touched by the Malarkey’s strength and that they are remaining strong until Alex is fully healed. They have obstacles in their way at times and put their marriage last, but you can tell that this is a couple determined to stick together through anything.
Alex tells of going to Heaven, seeing angels and demons, meeting with Jesus and of talking with Jesus. I did expect there to be more details than what were given in the book as far as the wonders of Heaven, and of the angels and demons. Alex does tell some things about Heaven but has been told by God that he can only reveal certain details. We all are going to have to wait to see the true beauty that Heaven holds for us on our own unfortunately. I truly believe that this little boy was watched over by angels and will be fully healed as his parents believe. He has already beaten the odds just by surviving.

Although I didn’t get the details of Heaven like I thought that I would, this book is a great read. It’s very inspiring the way that the Malarkey family has trusted God throughout this entire journey. Alex is a true miracle, a work only that could be done by God. Bless this family and thank you for sharing Alex’s wonderful, tragic journey with others.

This book was provided to me free of charge from Tyndale House Publishers for my own personal review. All of the opinions are my own.

Book Review: The Prophecy Answer Book

The Prophecy Answer BookThe Prophecy Answer Book
With so many prophesies in the Bible, one can get confused and have many questions. David Jeremiah answers those prophesies that are now relevant with the world. The role of Israel is explained. Even oil is playing a part in the fulfillment of these prophesies. This was a very simple, easy book to read and understand with the question and answer format. Jeremiah breaks down everything into plain English so that anyone can get the answers they are seeking. With answers to what events are to take place before Christ’s Second Coming and what is the Rapture and the Tribulation, I was easily intrigued and anxious to read this book. Even a Christian as me has many questions regarding the end of time. Questions about the antichrist and the mark of the beast are also answered. Jeremiah provides scripture that you can reference for each of his answers, this is nice because I like to cross reference with the Bible, God’s true word, before I take the answers from someone else. I highly recommend this book to have as a quick reference for answers regarding prophesies in the Bible.

The Prophecy Answer Book was provided to me by Thomas Nelson Publishing free of charge for my own personal review. All opinions stated are my own.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Book Review-Resurrection in May

Resurrection in May, by Lisa Samson, is truly a remarkable book. The writer takes you on a journey of how your life can be changed right before your very eyes in a moments notice. The book focuses on the simple things in life that can get us through tragedy. Losing faith and finding it once again can be difficult but Lisa Samsom made this journey one that I am honored to have read about.

May Seymour is a spoiled young woman who has just graduated college and has no real plans for her future. We follow her as she goes on a mission trip to Rwanda and experiences the horror and tragedy of witnessing everyone she knows be murdered there. She would never be the same again as you can very well imagine. We journey with her as she must struggle to find the meaning in her life and the will to survive again as she goes back home to live on the farm of a recently new found friend, an old man named Claudius Bourne, who has never married and has very rarely left his farm other than to go to church and sell his crops.

May has an old college flame, Eli, that just happens to be kin to Claudius. Years change the life of Eli in many ways also. He nor May will ever be the young, carefree teenagers that they once were. We even get visit death row in an unexpected way that I would not have imagined.

As I read through the novel, my heart ached for May as she struggled with regaining her life. She had lost all faith by what she had witnessed and lived through. It was a very hard process for her to try to regain her faith and trust in God again. 

This book is a page turner that you will not want to put down for too long, it is very inspiring and a must read! This is the first book by Lisa Samson that I have read. She has many others that I cannot wait to read. Very touching book! Highly Recommended!

This book was sent to me for review, free of charge, compliments of Thomas Nelson Publishers. The thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

Free Book: The Glory of Heaven

Grace to You is offering a free book: The Glory of Heaven (Soft Cover) to anyone who requests this offer.

From the Site:
It could be next year. Next month. Perhaps tomorrow. Sooner or later, you'll endure a day so dark, you won't be able to see past it.

Just then, your heart longs for home. A secure place. An eternal place. A place that knows nothing of sin and its effects. A place to live in the very presence of God, untouched by sorrow, pain, loneliness, or fear. You're longing for heaven.

This volume critically examines modern claims and misconceptions about heaven, and in response, displays an accurate, biblically defensible portrait of life in eternity—our glorious future home.

Free Book: Cultivating a Godly Child

Grace to You is offering a free book: Cultivating a Godly Child (Hard Cover) to anyone who requests it.

From the site:

Cultivating godly children in an increasingly evil world sometimes seems like an impossible responsibility. At least that's what you might conclude if you listen to some experts.

Many parents and parents-to-be have been intimidated into thinking they can't possibly lead, love, and nurture their children in a way that pleases God—at least not without lengthy training seminars, strict methods, and complex programs.

While the world may have changed, God's Word hasn't. Effective, godly parenting is not only possible, it's well within reach of anyone willing to understand and apply what God says on the subject. In Cultivating a Godly Child, John MacArthur takes a look at some of the Bible's most basic and timely principles for cultivating godliness in your children.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Upcoming Book Reviews!

I just wanted to give everyone an update on my upcoming book reviews. I have got some great books lined up that I can't wait to read and review. If you are interested in purchasing one of these books, you can click on the links to go to Amazon for a great low price and then we can compare notes! If you are not a fan of my book blog, check it out and follow me:
Below are upcoming book reviews:

By Lisa Samson
Resurrection in MayMay Seymour graduated from college with the world at her feet and no idea what to do with it. A mission trip to Rwanda brought her a sense of purpose in loving others. So when the genocide began she chose to remain in the village, which was subsequently slaughtered. Only May survived.

So, May journeyed to heal on the farm of Claudius Borne, a sweet, innocent old man who understood plants and animals far better than people.

Years later, having not stepped a foot off Claudius' farm, May learns an old college flame, now a death-row inmate, is refusing to appeal his sentence. Can she convince him to grab hold of life once again? Their surprising friendship turns the tables, for the prisoner, Eli Campbell, has a deeper faith from which to draw than she. Eli slowly begins to pull May from her cloistered existence. With the help of Eli, their tiny town, and ultimately a renewal of faith, May comes to life once again.
This book was provided to me free for review by

The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World

The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This WorldIn 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered an horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex—and medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive. “I think Alex has gone to be with Jesus,” a friend told the stricken dad. But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share. Of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious. Of the angels that took him through the gates of heaven itself. Of the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a six-year-old. And, most amazing of all . . . Of meeting and talking to Jesus. The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is the true story of an ordinary boy’s most extraordinary journey. As you see heaven and earth through Alex’s eyes, you’ll come away with new insights on miracles, life beyond this world, and the power of a father’s love.
Check out the website for this book:
where you can also see the heart wrenching book trailer.
This book was provided to me free from Tyndale Media Center

By Dr. David Jeremiah
The Prophecy Answer BookFor anyone curious about prophecy and the signs of the end times, this book links the pieces of the prophecy puzzle in plain, simple language. There are 1,000 prophecies in the Bible so it’s natural to wonder, have any prophecies been fulfilled? Do they really explain the future? Can we really know what will happen at the end of time? In succinct and clear answers to most frequently asked questions, Dr. Jeremiah decodes and clarifies prophecy for the average person. He explains in simple lay terms what could otherwise be mysterious and even frightening, allowing readers to gain a balanced and assuring perspective of the significance of prophetic events to their personal lives as believers in Christ. He also helps readers understand how prophecy is directly related to world events today.
This book was provided to me free for review by
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