"We're [men] not only to wield the plow but to bear the sword...To be a man is to stand up and be counted when there is danger or other evil."
Like Father Like Son by Pete Alwinson is written by a Pastor who sees men as Warriors. A father can nurture, protect and prepare a young man for life's adventures and adversities, feed his spiritual thirst and develop a Christian theme or completely destroy.
This book interested me because my husband didn't grow up with the most supportive father and found it difficult to raise our son. We'd visited many marriage programs and family services that catered to both my husband and son as focus, but nothing every got through. This book helped break the barrier. It allowed him to see the changes within himself so he can then properly train our son in the manner he should go.
I also took the opportunity to see myself in this book, finding Christian attributes that could be applied towards myself and daughter.
There is nothing more important than carrying a strong relationship with God, thus allowing me to create strong and loving relationships with my family, I found this book enlightening, funny and thought-provoking. Not one time did I feel preached to and the references Mr. Alwinson used made the book easy to read and study.
Speaking of study, the questions provided allowed my husband and I to go deeper into our thoughts and prayers, I felt empowered in seeking His desires for us as parents and encouragers, more than our own wants. I will pass this book to any of my friends and family who wish to read it, (and you KNOW how I am about loaning books) but it has to come back in goodt condition. I really want to keep this one and go back periodically. That's the definition of a good book.
On to the next book and have a great day!📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓/5 specs
*The 5th Wave is next.
**Book provided by Litfuse Publicity Group, for an honest review.
Deathly Dreams, by The Panther is a unique YA tale of Jason Anderson. While visiting camp, he's chosen to be leader over a domineering co-camper, which creates a bit of unknown tension. While on a hiking expedition, at the top of a place called Echo's Peak, Jason is pushed off a cliff, his attacker falling to her death. And then the dreams begin.
I like Wattled. It's an app available for both Apple and Android devices. An author, both seasoned and green can use the app to write, or online publish. That's where Deathly Dreams by Panther is available.
I found this story very interesting. This is the author's first serious writing and seems to be pretty popular so I gave him a read.
First I have to say, I was sorta bummed when I found out there were no aliens! When I saw this cover, I thought, "Oh yeah- abduction!" NOT! I can't say enough how a cover must give you a little something bout your tale, or it's a bit deceiving. But it's okay, that can always be changed.
The story was very original and I appreciated the dream sequences. They're always cool to me. What I found difficult was the progression. Sometimes as writers, we see so much going on in our heads that we
don't transition them well when our fingers do the typing. I was a bit lost on how fast things happened and even the part where Gabriel was possessed happened so suddenly, I didn't have time to even figure out what happened to him. Those types of plot holes can confuse a reader. The best thing is, The Panter has time to work on these.
Here's a story that breaks your heart and builds hope at the same time! Imagine a world, where the air is poisonous, there's no wild life, other than enormous rats called Jumpers, and the smallest of cuts can cost you life. Oh, and you have to work every single day of your life, just to make scraps because everything's taken (what little there is) by Nazi-like bosses called Superiors.
The Treemakers, by Christina L. Rozelle, is about a large group of children, treated as slaves in a world where no one's around to care anymore. They've had to survive in a world that protects them just enough to do one thing: Make mechanical trees that process air. They eat a nutritional slop daily, unless they make a mistake, and the only way they're able to conduct any form of hygiene is by spraying off with a hose, as a group every evening before bed. Is there anything better? Any form of escape?
There is, but they have to escape the clutches of those who'd do anything to keep them working, tortured and without. This escape is down below ground. Very far beneath the surface, but with a little help, they endure... but is there such thing as Paradise?
I have to admit, I was duped by this book. I was expecting a fictional tale like Eat, Pray, Love, that would encourage me to always go for what I desired in life. Instead I got an out and out, self-help book. It's okay though... I liked it!
Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert is all about finding the inner-You! It's about seeking what your heart truly longs for then hot to g about making it yours. Broken down into six sections: Courage, Enchantment, Permission, Persistence, Trust and Divinity, you're equipped to, as she explains how to "bring forth the hidden treasure within you." Nothing wrong with that, yeah?
What I love most is how she encourages you to not go about taking on loans to attend universities but to bravely explore on your own, making your experiences your teacher instead. She also suggests you do what you want, regardless of what it may be, in order to be happy doing that thing instead of trying to be famous or rich. Don't do it for money but for the love and experience of it all.
I liked this book because it reads as though Ms. Gilbert is sitting with me, sharing first hand. She's open and honest. Her words are soft and encouraging and not like a therapist telling you about life. I think looking towards life, chucking away the fears and doling what I'd love is a great way to make some Big Magic in my life. Take a peek! 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓/5 specs
*The Treemakers is next.
**Book provided by Shelf Awareness for an honest review.
I knew nothing of the Huckleberry series when I got this book for a review. When I saw the cover, I thought, "Oh... another romance." Boy was I wrong!
Huckleberry Hearts by Jennifer Beckstrand is number six in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series and a very crazy story, but one easy to fall in love with. The story is about Cassie, a girl who left her Amish home to go to college. Normally when one leaves the Amish community, they're shunned, but nosy Annie and Felty, Cassie's grandparents aren't your average Mammi and Dawdi. These octogenarians steal the story! They're hilarious and so full of love and nosiness- you can't help but laugh throughout the book!
It's also a romance, where a handsome Zach is looking for someone who isn't putting in his hands. Cassie carries her own and independent. She's deep and interesting, but he's got to prove himself to her in order to win her. And that's where I always begin to feel like, Ugh... I am so not in to romance, unless it just grabs me! I loved everything about this book, except when it came to Cassie and Zach's relationship- even though it was good.
Jennifer Beckstrand is a great author and her stories will be loved by many. I read way too many Silhouette & Harlequin books as a teen to stay with romance, but if
you like it- especially Amish romance, you will absolutely LOVE this book. Cheers- I'm on to another book! 📚
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Rating: 👓👓👓👓/5 specs
*Big Magic is next.
** Book provided by Celebrate Lit, for an honest review.
Maybe because I didn't read the previous books. Maybe because none of my homosexual friends behaved in the manner these characters did. Maybe because I never hung around people that constantly got into trouble after trouble, after stinking trouble. I just could not relate to Vive, Blake, Taddy and the rest of the crew. They seemed to hemorrhage issues that can get pretty old after a while.
I'm not going to say I didn't like this book, but I really couldn't get into it. I found the style a bit off, but the voice was consistent. I also found they were the most immature bunch I've ever reason. It's sorta funny, because even though I was curious about boyfriends, sex and partying, I was also mature enough to only want love and keep away from people I knew were trouble, long before I ever got to college.
I understand there's a series to this book and Xo, Blake is just a small piece to the collection. I'm not sure I'm ready for the previous books. I'm not even sure I'm ready for the ones after this one! I can say this, Avery Aster has a style all his own and it shows in Blake, the main character.
Xo, Blake is about a young man who's found family in a group
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