Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes is just that --quotes that Mr Graham said or wrote during his lifetime of living preaching.  It is a marvalous book for reference material though I read it with interest from cover to cover.    The quotes are divided by subject matter.  It was as if one could follow him around during his life and make notes of the things he thought and said without being there.  The book is useful for anyone writing sermons, leading class discussions on numerous issues or just wanting to know the man's thoughts on most any subject. It is informatively backed up by Biblical references so that one can easily tell the reasons behind Mr Graham's thoughts on each subject.  Any Christian, new or lifelong, young or old, would benefit from owning this book.  It is written so easy to read that a young person could easily read it but interesting on an adult level also.
I recieved this book free from Booksneeze for this review but I would have willingly purchased it--it is that good.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

plain wisdom review

Though I enjoyed this book, Plain Wisdom by C. Woodsmall and M. Flaud,  it was not what I was expecting.  This book is described as an invitation into an Amish home and the hearts of two women, but I felt like I was invited over and treated very politely; however, only onto the porch instead of into the home.  I felt that the ladies could have fleshed out their stories.  This book is a group of short essays by two women, one Amish and one Protestant, on living their everyday life. This book shows the similarities and differences of living in a conservative, close-knit community and a conservative, modern community.
I liked the Amish recipes and to taste the food that is such a prominent part of Amish life.  I also liked how we see that the worries and problems of raising children are mostly the same no matter what the religion.  Both pray that God will protect and bless our home and family.
I received this book for free from waterbrook Multnomah Publishing group for this reveiw.