Book Reviews

I love to read!  I'll slowly add book recommendations here.

Christian Encounter Series - J.S. Bach book review

Christian Encounter Series - J.S. Bach

Author:  Rick Marschall

Review:  3.5 stars

I really enjoyed this book.  Although I will joyfully listen to anything Mozart, weep at the 2nd movement of Beethoven’s Pathetique, and rejoice while listening to and singing along with Handel’s Messiah, my favorite classical composer, by far, is Johann Sebastian Bach.  …

Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic

Book Review of:  Life Without Limits 

Author: Nick Vujicic

Published by: DoubleDay Books

My rating:  4 out of 5 stars.

I liked this book.  How can you not enjoy reading a story of a man, born without limbs, who is more enthusiastic about life than most Christians who have both hands and feet.  …

Book Review - The Fight of our Lives

Book Review:  The Fight of our Lives by William Bennett and Seth Leibsohn

Official Book Description

Want to know the dirty little secret in the war on terror? Some of us have already surrendered.

Since the dreadful events of 9/11, America has waged an international war on terrorism. …

Desiring God - Book Review

Book Title: Desiring God

Author: John Piper

My rating:  4 stars

My Review:

I have a deep appreciation for John Piper and his teaching ministry.  I’ve heard many of his sermons, have seen numerous topical videos of him where I’ve cheered and he stood firm on the bible on issues where many people are caving into worldly pressures.  …

Book Review-Couples Who Pray

Title:  Couples Who Pray:  The Most Intimate Act Between and Man and a Woman

Authors:  Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt

Official book summary:

In this entertaining, highly readable book, couples learn that a fabulous marriage can be the outcome of learning to pray together, causing a 20 to 30 percent increase in romance, conversation and happiness.

What Is He Really Thinking

Name:  What's He Really Thinking? How to Be a Relational Genius with the Man in Your Life

Author: Paula Rinehart

Official Book Description

A woman's guide into a man's heart and mind offering invaluable insights, understanding, and the tools for building healthier relationships.

Sabbath by Dan Allender

Although I enjoyed reading this book, and even enjoyed some of the practical ways the author celebrates the Sabbath, I was very disappointed in the lack of scriptural support for most, if not all of his points.  …

Slave by John MacArthur

Slave on Amazon 
Title: Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity In Christ 
By: John MacArthur 
Official Book Description
Best-selling author and pastor Dr. John MacArthur reveals one crucial word that revolutionizes what it means to follow Jesus. …

Book Review - A Year with God by R.P. Nettelhorst

I received this week the book "A Year with God" by R.P. Nettelhorst through Booksneeze.

It's a typical devotional book with 365 Old Testament scripture sections and the authors devotional written underneath.

Illegals by Darrell Ankarlo

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I received this book in the mail last week.  The first few chapters are tremendously interesting and they give a good perspective on what is really happening on our southern border. …

Love and Respect Gift Book

From the back cover:  

Love and Respect.  Just two little words. But they have the power to transform any marriage -- from chaotic to calm.  Or from shaky to steady ground. 

Why these two words?  They fill the deepest desires of a man and a woman.  …

Outlive Your Life - Max Lucado

Max Lucado review I received the book “Outlive Your Life - You Were Made to Make A Difference” a couple of weeks ago. Max Lucado, a well known author of both books for children and adults wants to challenge believers in this book with the charge: “He invites us to outlive our lives, not just in heaven, but here on earth. …

The Butterfly Effect


The decisions you make and the way you treat others have more impact than you may ever realize.

Speaker and New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews shares a compelling and powerful story about a decision one man made over a hundred years ago, and the ripple effect it’s had on us individually, and nationwide, today. …

Let's Do Lunch by Roger Troy Wilson

I was eager to get this book and immediately started to read it through to find out how in the world the author, Roger Troy Wilson, lost the weight and how he has managed to keep it off by "eating all the calories and carbs you want to lose weight". …

Jungle Warfare - a book for Salespeople

Looking to keep Jesus Christ first in your job as a full time Sales Professional?  This might be the book for you.

I received my copy of 

last week and finally had a chance to read through it and summarize my thoughts.  

Same Kind of Different As Me

Well I got another book from last week.  I've had a hard time putting this one down.  I'd recommend it - definitely.

The book?  Same Kind as Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together.

The Dad's Bible

I received this devotional bible as part of the Booksneeze program. It's called The Dad's Bible, The Father's Plan with notes by Robert Wolgemuth and is published by Thomas Nelson.

The translation is the NCV or New Century version which is not a version I've had in a bible before.  …

What He Must Be - by Voddie Baucham

I got this book the second it was available.  And I'm not kidding.

If you've followed my (old) blog for long you know how much I appreciate Dr. Baucham's ministry and teaching.  Just do a search on YouTube and listen to one of his fabulous sermons - you'll be hooked.  …

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