Thursday, April 25, 2013

7 Men by Eric Metaxas

This books takes us through the lives of seven different men who for different reasons are remembered for their greatness. What makes this such a valuable book is that they are great because of their humility and their faith. They dared to go against what their human nature would dictate and as the intro says "surrendering themselves to a higher purpose, of giving something away that they might have kept.". This takes courage and is worth imitating in our own lives. I happened to be doing a study on Hebrews while reading this book and it struck me that these men have what Hebrews 13:7 says "Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith."(NASB) Mr. Metaxas does a fantastic job with this book as each chapter is a mini-biography of the seven men's lives. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. I believe I will refer to it often. It is a valuable resource to have.
I received this book free from in exchange for my review.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Avenged by Janice Cantore

Avenged is the third book in the Pacific Coast Justice Series. I haven't read the others in the series so I jumped right into this novel. The author does a good job re-capping events that happened in the previous books so I didn't feel to out of it. There was obviously major tension between Carly and her husband, Nick which had since been resolved. The storyline kept my attention and the suspense was well done. If you enjoy police drama, this would be a good series.

I received this book free from Tyndale publishers in exchange for my review.