Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fearless by Max Lucado

Author: Max Lucado
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 8, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0849921392

Most of us have some fear in our lives, especially in today's volatile world. There's the chance we'll lose our job, our house, our livelihood, even our family. Fear is always with us, it's the name of the game: LIFE.

Max Lucado reminds us in his new book, Fearless, that where there is fear, there cannot be peace; there cannot be happiness; there cannot be creativity; there cannot be good health; none of the good life that God wishes for each of us.

Jesus was always encouraging us to "be not afraid" because He knew the dangers of fear, and many or most of Jesus' words are noted in this book. Mr. Lucado takes these scriptures and invites us to use faith as a tool in conquering our fears.

Chapters include:
*Why Are We Afraid
*My Child Is In Danger
*I'm Sinking Fast
*There's A Dragon in My Closet
*This Brutal Planet
*Scared To Death
*What If Things Get Worse?

In the very back of the book there is a nice size discussion guide that can be used by individuals or groups, which cover three lessons:

*Examining fear
*Exposing fear
*Battling fear

I would say this is a must read for most people in today's hectic world.

(Thank you to Thomas Nelson for my review copy.)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Book Review

You can find my review of the hot summer romantic mystery "I Can See You" at I Recommend Great Reads and Page Turners.

Happy Reading!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sugar Time

Author: Jane Adams
Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (July 2, 2009)
ISBN-10: 1439237611

Product Description:

What if you got one last chance at both love and success but getting one meant giving up the other? Sugar Kane hasn't created a hit TV series in years but now she's older, wiser, and ready to prove she can still deliver - unless her young, scheming assistant doesn't steal her new show out from under her. Then Sugar faces a crisis that threatens her career, her health, and the unconditional love she's finally found, long after she stopped hoping she ever would. "A wise, funny novel about sex, love, money, family and friendship whose lusty, compelling heroine every woman over 50 will love and relate to as much as I did" Pepper Schwartz, author, "Prime: Adventures & Advice on Love, Sex and the Sensual Years" "This juicy, irreverent novel reclaims sex, romance and intimacy for women who are old enough to know that taking is as precious as giving." Suzanne Levine, author, "Fifty is the New Fifty".

My Review:
What a fun book for those of us 50 and over! It's not everyday someone thinks of our age group. Thank you, Jane Adams, for a refreshing, fun, and fast read! A real page turner!!
(Thank you to the author for my review copy.)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Steelhead Fishing

Matt went fishing last night on the river and caught his first Steelhead of the year. A Steelhead is a rainbow trout that is headed back home from a trip to the ocean. It's born in fresh water and at a certain time in its life makes it's way to the Pacific. Nice fishing Matt! Congratulations!