Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Starfish at a Time by Dana Wynn Steele

Dana Wynn Steele, and her husband, share their lives with others as they show that love is not bound by biology or by others. Through marriage and adoption they grew their family to 19.
If Dana were asked to foster a child, she did not look at physical or social difficulties. Instead she would turn to the Lord and see how she can help the child out. No matter what their background, Dana and her husband are able to make a positive difference in each of the children’s lives.
The title of the book, “A Starfish at a Time,” comes from the story of a child, by the seashore where there were hundreds of starfish, throwing one starfish at a time into the sea. When a passerby informed the boy that he would never be able to save all of the starfish, the boy told him that it made a difference to each one that he saved.
This story reflects the lives of this family. Each one will learn from the time together as a family that they can make a difference, one person at a time.
I was given this book by the author and in exchange for my honest review. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Organizing Your Prayer Closet by Gina Duke

“Organizing Your Prayer Closet: A New and Life-Changing Way to Pray,” by Gina Duke is a guide for helping a person’s prayer life. Each chapter is aimed at a different part of a prayer life, from “Praise and Thanksgiving,” “At the Right Time,” “Faith and Follow-Through” plus seven more” Each chapter is followed by instruction and examples on how to fill out a prayer journal, plus there are sample prayer journal pages in the back.
By using the journal each person is able to see how God works through their prayer petitions.
This is a wonderful book for those who are just beginning their prayer lives and as a reminder for those that may need to find a different manner of keeping a prayer journal.

I was given this book by the author and TBCN, Inc., in exchange for my honest review of this work.   

Saturday, March 1, 2014

A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman

Charming book. Anita Higman created a beautiful romantic book in Marriage in Middlebury. Middlebury is a small town where everybody shares everything. Or they did. In this book we discover how ancestors of Charlotte, the owner of the local tea shop, kept her and her love apart. When her previous love comes back into town, with his fiancé, the reader discovers if this past, along with other secrets, are enough to keep them from falling in love again.
This beautiful story would make a good read for anyone that wants to fall in love with small town living and with love.
I was given this book by the author and in exchange for my honest review.