Sunday, July 24, 2016

"Becoming A Woman of Excellence (30th Year Anniversary Edition)" by Cynthia Heald


Revised and Updated, "Becoming A Woman of Excellence" by Cynthia Heald is one of the best devotionals I have read in a long time. The title comes from the Chapter of Ruth in the Bible, specifically Ruth 3:11, where Boaz refers to Ruth as a "woman of excellence".  What makes a woman of excellence? The first thing would be a deep and abiding love of our Lord. Characteristics such as obedience, discipline and discretion are also important. This study discusses all of those things...and more. Divided into four sections, this book has 11 lessons on how to become a woman of excellence.  Each lesson has verses or passages to read and a place to write and reflect on your answers. I would definitely suggest this book for anyone from a younger teenager to an older lady. It would make a great gift.

This book was provided to me, without cost, by the publisher for an honest review.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Be Light by Samuel Rodrigues

Be Light by Samuel Rodriguez is a great 30 day devotional that extols us to be the light through Jesus Christ in this darkened world. I enjoyed this book very much after just discovering Samuel Rodriguez on the radio about two months ago.  He speaks simply and with love. In each chapter of his book, he offers a small story to illustrate his point and backs his word with relevant scripture. At the conclusion of each chapter is "Reflections" , a pithy thought to take with you as you go out in the world. This is not a "heavy" book and would be great for new Christians that are just getting into enjoying a daily devotion and long time Christians who are looking for ideas to witness.

This book provided free, by the publisher, in exchange for a honest review. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

American Woman's Bible NKJV

                                                             American Woman's Bible
Just in time for Independence Day come the new American Woman's Bible from Thomas Nelson. If you are looking for a Bible that celebrates the indomitable spirit of the American woman and exemplifies the Christian qualities that make her great, then look no further. This Bible, NKJV,  is a compact hardcover and features a crisp, clean, easy-to-read print.  This Bible contains 70 biographies of influential, if not well known, American women. Inspirational quotations are interspersed throughout and each book of this Bible has a small introduction explaining the author, setting, theme and insights. In the introduction of this Bible, an article, "A Woman's Journey to Godliness" details how you may know God and live a virtuous and noble life.  The thing I love most about this bible is that the biographies each have a theme, such as duty, courage and faithfulness, that each woman exemplified. This Bible also contains a concordance, which is usually rare, but extremely helpful!  This would be a great Bible for the women in your life and would make an awesome presentation or gift Bible (there is a presentation page just under the flyleaf).

Disclaimer: This Bible was provided, for free, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.