The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan

MY TAKE: Power Packed Primer on healthy living. The Daniel Plan, co-authored By Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Mark Hymen, is a power packed primer on healthy living, encouraging the reader to develop a healthy lifestyle in the context of community.   Get THE DANIEL PLAN on Kindle This book is clearly a team effort. The three authors bring a rich portfolio of expertise to the table: Dr. Amen, author of many numerous books on brain health, really knows his stuff and in this book provides a wealth of excellent advice about nutrients, foods and exercises that optimize health. Dr. Mark...

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Half The Sky

Half The Sky

MY TAKE: This is a powerful, well documented and beautifully written book on the plight of women worldwide. The characters on this book will sweep you off your feet. The message will change your life. Warning: if you read it you will undergo a gut-wrenching heart change! GBN rating: ★★★★★ Get HALF THE SKY on Kindle  Half The Sky : “Excellent, excellent book!” My book club chose Half the Sky to read and it is an outstanding book! It is not an easy read because it is very descriptive about what women around the world experience in their day-to-day...

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The Question That Never Goes Away

The Question That Never Goes Away

MY TAKE: Once again, Yancey shows me why he is one of my favorite authors of all time. His penchant for thorough research and his gift for navigating difficult theological terrain is second to none. If you liked “Where Is God When It Hurts” and “Disappointment With God,” you will love this book. It takes off where they left off, tackling the issue of suffering in light of recent world tragedies. The stories and the prophetic insight are riveting.The research is top notch. Yancey once again shows why he has won so many awards for his journalism and writing. GBN Rating:...

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You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado

You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado

My Take: Lucado + Joseph = Classic on Triumph Through Suffering What do you get when you cross Max Lucado with the Biblical story of Joseph? You get a Christ centered, metaphor laced, inspiring, challenging and easy to read expose’ of triumph in the midst of suffering. I don’t live in San Antonio and don’t get to hear Max Lucado preach every Sunday. But if this book is any indication, those who do have that privilege are blessed indeed. The very first book I read by this author was “No Wonder They Call Him The Savior” (1986). It has remained, through the years,...

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Jesus In Blue Jeans

Jesus In Blue Jeans

MY TAKE: I can’t say enough about Laurie Beth Jones. Her writing connects with my interior spiritual circuits more than just about anyone I have ever read. This was the first one—the book that introduced me to her. Laurie is down to earth, but she has a gift for encouragement and a prophetic picture painting that is out of this world. Don’t expect a systematic Bible study or a self help manual. Her writing is more like a spiritual jacuzzi. Treat yourself! GBN Rating: ★★★★★ Get JESUS IN BLUE JEANS on Kindle Beginning with the proposition that...

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Tiastasia’s Food Memoirs

Tiastasia’s Food Memoirs

My Take: A Reminder That Good Food and Memories Go Together Tiastasia’s Food Memoirs is a unique collection of recipes gathered from around the world. But it is much more than that. Laced with real life experiences as a missionary mom, it inspired and entertained me—causing me to see other cultures in a new light. I really enjoyed the stories and anecdotes. This book is good, inspirational read from someone who has a passion for life, a gift of hospitality and a dedication to meet the needs of others. For me, it served as a reminder that good food and hospitality are central to...

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