Book Reviews

Waiting for Morning by Karen Kingsbury

I had the opportunity to read the book Waiting for Morning. This was my first Karen Kingsbury novel and I absolutely loved it. The storyline was clear, despite the story being told from different perspectives. I could not put the book down and ended up reading it within 3 days of receiving it! With my busy life, that rarely happens anymore.

Karen Kingsbury does an amazing job of portraying all of the characters and their emotions. Her character development adds so much to the story as you can actually feel the emotions that Hannah Ryan and her surviving daughter, Jenny, go through. The devastation and their journeys to “recovery” and peace.

In the interest of full disclosure, I was provided this book for free from the publisher. I am giving my honest opinion of the book, good or bad. If you choose to read this book, you won’t be disappointed!

Fresh-Brewed Life: A Stirring Invitation to Wake Up Your Soul

I had the opportunity to read Fresh-Brewed Life: A Stirring Invitation to Wake Up Your Soul by Nicole Johnson through the Booksneeze program. I found the book to be quite good in that it helped me to see the many ways in which God speaks. I was encouraged to pick up up and write in a journal for the first time in years. Through the writing, Ms. Johnson encourages you to hear what God it telling you, his love, and most importantly, living a life worth recording.

I have read many inspirational books, but have connected the most strongly with this one. Ms. Johnson really seems to “speak my language” and push me forward into a more robust relationship with God.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck

I had the opportunity to read the book The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck. The historical fiction genre got my attention as well as the love story implied by the title of the book.

The author does an okay job of portraying all of the characters though I found that the author left a lot of “religion” out of the book. Not a big deal, but notable given the nature of the review program. Charlotte was extremely opinionated which seemed out of character for the time period that the novel was written in. It was a shame given how much I love historical fiction.

In the interest of full disclosure, I was provided this book for free from the publisher. I am giving my honest opinion of the book, good or bad.

One Call Away

This book is written by Brenda Warner, wife of the famous football player, Kurt Warner. It tells of her struggles through her first marriage, her special needs child and the love and opportunities that have come into her life due to Kurt.
I very much enjoyed this book. I felt it was a thorough account of Brenda’s life and that the book was heartfelt. It shows that even though you may look like your life is picture-perfect, it isn’t. Life is hard and it’s so important to help those less fortunate than yourselves. I found it fascinating to learn more about her life throughout the book. It was refreshing to read a book by a celebrity that wasn’t about how much they can afford and the newest religion in their lives, but from the perspective of a christian woman, working hard to give her family the best she could/can.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Healing is a Choice

Again, I read this book as a part of the Booksneeze program. To be honest, this book was trying. I really wanted to read it as I have been struggling with a lot of hurt the last two years, but my optimism was short-lived once I started reading.

I felt like most of the material in the book was fairly redundant if you have read and understood God’s word. Healing really is a choice, but forgiveness is just as important in the scheme of things. I guess I was just looking for more and the book failed to provide the information that would catch my attention. I just missed that “AHA!” moment.

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  1. I had the opportunity to read the book What Are Your Waiting For? by Dannah Gresh. It was definitely not what I expected and honestly, I thought it was less than stellar. I understand the questions Christians teens may have when they encounter physical relationships for the first time, but at the same time, this book doesn’t really give any new information.

    That being said, I did enjoy the dialogue explaining “laying” with one another. It was interesting to see the different forms of the word.

    In practice, this book is lacking the information that would make it truly useful for teens. Teens are going to have relationships and peer pressure is very real. A book such as this one isn’t going to have much sway in the real world.

    In the interest of full disclosure, I was provided this book for free from the publisher. I am giving my honest opinion of the book, good or bad.

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