Saturday, May 10, 2014

A book review-or two

I'm doing my best to raise a book lover.
With each one of my children this was a goal.
Things are different with Lil G 
but I think we are being successful in this goal.

 Currently I am reading " The Help".
Yes, I know. Old news.
 I was not reading much when it was released 
then watched the movie once it came out.
I've had it on my list to read because I did enjoy the movie.
I found it on the shelf at our Goodwill and picked it up.
So far so good.

I really enjoyed this book, " For such a time as this"  a first novel by Kate Breslin. 
The author chose a world war two concentration camp as the setting for her story, interestingly she used the story of Esther in the Old Testament as a parallel for her novel. In the beginning I wasn't sure if I liked how she used the scripture at the beginning of each chapter to correlate with the plot, but as the story progressed It grew on me. The main character Hadassah, was realistic and I liked the depth of her character and reading how she felt about her rescue from the first concentration camp firing squad. She had many questions about her faith and purpose in life, and where was God in the midst of it all. As the story progressed there were many twists and turns which held my attention. Sometimes I found myself questioning the situation and if it would have been realistic, but all in all it was a good book. I often found myself staying up wanting to read " one more chapter".
I look forward to reading more from this author. Thank you to Bethany house publishers for the review copy in exchange for my honest opinion of this book.

I also recently read this book,

This book, " unstoppable" by Nick Vujicic is a book full of encouragement for those suffering from depression,  job loss, marital problems, or an unexpected health crisis. Nick shares stories from his own experiences and the lessons he has learned from them as well as testimonies from others to create what he calls a" ridiculously good life" to " become unstoppable". 
This book has been sitting in my shelf waiting for me to write the review. I really have dreaded it. 
I am quite the introvert so going to big conferences or pep rallies is just not my thing. I appreciate Nick's personal story and the ministry that he has. Surely he has helped many people rise above the circumstances in life that can really throw someone off kilter. I was excited to be given a chance to read this book because I had seen a YouTube video of him that was so encouraging, I remember crying when I watched it. I just couldn't enjoy the book because it didn't flow together and seemed like more of a Pep rally to me. If you are struggling you might want to take a chance with this book, I just know the style wasn't for me.
Thank you for blogging for books, Waterbrook Multnomah for the review copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

So what books do you have on your table/ bookshelf? 
Id love to know what you are reading and would recommend for my next book choice.

Under His wings,

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