Review: Start with Praise

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Today’s needs and tomorrow’s uncertainties can bring us to our knees. We often don’t feel up to the task of carrying out God’s mission with strength and courage in our jobs, activities, and families.

Let this 40-day devotional help empower you to be bold in all you do and to experience the joys of faithful prayer. Just like Jesus chose 12 ordinary men to be His disciples, God placed you right where you are—in the middle of an ordinary life that can have eternal impact.

Follow the Moms in Prayer four-step prayer process day by day, and learn how to invite God’s power into every area of your heart. It all starts with praise…

My Review

The authors base their books on the common ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication) model. But they take things a little deeper. Utilizing stories from the Bible and their experiences they gives us a foundation to the why.

The authors alternate on the devotions which makes it nice to have the different perspectives. One author does tend to be a little “wordier” than the other, but both give good Biblical principles.   The devotions tended to take 5 to 8 minutes to read, the following prayer time can be as long as you are lead.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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New Book Watch: Freedom’s Light by Colleen Coble

Hannah Thomas left the South and all that was familiar to marry her beloved John. But the fact that she’s never been quite accepted by his mother and sister and that she doesn’t quite fit the strict Massachusetts Puritan community only becomes more difficult when John is killed in one of the first battles in the war for freedom. Hannah is allowed to continue to serve as lightkeeper for the twin tower lighthouses on the lonely coastline, but it is grueling work for a woman alone.

One of the first shipwrecks washes ashore a handsome captain she thinks is a Tory, but she soon finds out he’s working as a spy for Washington. Much stands in the way of their happiness including the need to protect his secret, pressure from John’s family to marry another, near-constant disapproval from the townspeople, and the appearance of Hannah’s wayward sister. Coupled with the strain of war, Hannah isn’t sure she’ll ever see the light of freedom.

Product details

  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Gld edition (September 11, 2018)
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2018
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English

Review: Clean Sweep by Christy Barritt

Clean Sweep (Squeaky Clean Mysteries, #14; Cold Case Squad, #2)Clean Sweep by Christy Barritt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Once again Grabby Rocks

Gabby is still my all time favorite character by Christy Barritt!

And once again Barritt gives readers a strong characters with an interesting story. Through most of the story I was trying to figure out the good guys from the bad guys. I think Barritt has a fun and exciting twist coming in the next (and sadly final) story.

One of the things I have enjoyed about this series is watching Gabby “growing up.” From the skeptical, searching crime scene cleaner to respected private investigator that turns to God in prayer. Barritt does a great job of displaying Gabby like many of us, struggling and always learning.

If you’ve read any of the books in the series you’ll enjoy this one. If you are new to the series, I do recommend reading at least the first couple to understand where Gabby comes from, but you’d really enjoy the entire series!

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