The Blessed Woman By Debbie Morris (Review)

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Debbie Morris take you through the lives of 12 woman in the bible. She starts out with Eve, and Mary and ends with Naomi. For each woman she applies a concept from their lives and helps apply it to todays woman. For Mary she talks about “Being Uses by God, Despite our Inadequacies”. Through every chapter is a new woman to learn from and gain understanding. This book will open your heart and help you gain the understanding of what it means to be a woman before God and follow him. Just as these women followed God thousands of years ago.

Another great feature of this book is the study guide at the back. If you have a group of women you enjoy getting together with this would be a great book  to read through and grow together. You could also use it for yourself and it will help you just gain some more understanding for yourself.

When my girls get older, middle school age, I believe this would be a great book for them to read. Teach them what it means to be a Godly woman. “Because we as women are fashioned wonderfully and uniquely by God, femininity is living in all the splendor of who God created us to be!”

So to sum up what I thought about this book. I thought it was great. It came at the right time and open my eyes to some heart issues I’ve been struggling with. I love the variety of topics the author covered and thought she was very thorough in her thoughts. So go pick it up today. You won’t be sorry you read it.

WaterBrook Multnomah 14.99- http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9780307731913

Amazon- Kindle 7.99, Paper back 11.28 (prices subject to change)

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My links aren’t working so I post the entire link next to where you can buy your own copy of The Blessed Woman.

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Chivalry Review

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“To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.” -Victor Hugo

I’m not sure what I expected when I received this book. It is an eye opener and full of the honest truth. It’s one of those books that you either agree with or you don’t. The author Zach Hunter brings about the issues of todays world and their lack of chivalry. He brings about issues that we all deal with. Some of these issues are truth, honor, self control and so on. This is what I would call a heart book. It deals with the matters of the heart which we all have struggles with in one area or another. I would recommend this book to any teen or older. I believe this is a great book to introduce them to the truths of this world. This is a great book to prepare the heart and mind for the growing adult for this less than civil world.

About the Author:

Zach Hunter is a college student, an abolitionist, and an activist who fights modern-day slavery and other problems in the world today. Zach has spoken to hundreds of thousands of teens in person ad millions by television, radio and magazines. sharing about God’s heart for the hurting and oppressed. He is the author of Be the Change, Generation Change, and Lose Your Cool. 
 More About the Book:

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zRj6e-bxo2U

 

Zach discussing Chivalry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD0yG2tycG4&feature=youtu.be

 

Q & A with Zach Hunter: http://mediacenter.tyndale.com/downloads/press_kits/AuthorQ&A.PDF

 

Tyndale House Publishers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book.

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A Pair of Sparkly Sneakers (review)

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So I was recently given the chance to review the book:

A Pair of Sparkly Sneakers – A mothers Journey to Inner Wisdom

Written By Author: Nicole Olson

ISBN:978-0-9885352-0-6

This book Retails for 14.95

In this book the author talks about her journey as she travels to the ultimate decision of homeschooling her son. The first half of the book is about the difficulties her son encountered when he started preschool and the behavior problems her once perfect well-mannered son had completely abandoned. She encounters many roads and difficult decisions. In it she writes:

“If only I’d understood that my son, in his child-like wisdom, was communicating a profound truth. Sure his words sounded simplistic “I don’t want to do that.” But underneath those words there was an unarticulated yet fully formed belief: that he should be able to direct his time as he saw fit. That he should be engaging in that which was inspiring and enjoyable. And that belief begged a question: When an individual is being coerced to do something that is neither interesting nor seen to be of value to that individual, is refusing to comply truly a maladaptive response? Or is it actually the most natural response of all?”

The author has plenty more wisdom through out this book and I’m sure you will all love it.

Now here are some of my thoughts about this book. First off I loved this book. It was engaging and full of what I would call “mom” wisdom. I could not put this book down. I haven’t read a book in less than 24 hours since I was in 7th grade reading the newest Harry Potter book.

I can relate to her struggles with the public school system and the behavior issues that she encounters with her son. I have also had these struggles with my own children. She has a way of writing that just draws you in to the story. I felt like I was right there in the trenches with her. I could feel her pain and her frustration.

It was also an encouragement to me to know I’m not alone in my own struggles as a mom. The Author ultimately comes to the conclusion to “unschool” her son and although I’m not that confident in the idea of unschooling my children, I definitely can take some of it with me on my own eclectic homeschooling journey with my own children.

Here is the link to Amazon to buy the book. (may contain affiliate links)

Here is the link to Nicole’s website unschooling.org she has a bunch of different resources on her site that you may also be interested in.

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