Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Book of Revelation Made Clear by Tim LaHaye and Timothy E. Parker

The Book of Revelation Made Clear by Tim LaHaye and Timothy E. Parker is advertised as being a down-to-Earth guide to understanding the most mysterious book of the Bible.  This book takes the reader beginning to end through the book of Revelations.  It is written with each chapter in the book being a chapter in the book of Revelations.  Each chapter is further broken down into a few verses of the chapter sometimes as few as 3 verses.  The opening of each section of the chapter starts with 3 questions to help you both know what you know and also to direct your reading.  This book directs the reader to whether or not the reading is symbolic or literal.  This book has taken a book that many readers are afraid to study because of all the mystery surrounding it and makes it easier to understand.  In addition the book includes the scripture (The New King James Version) within the reading so if the reader has no Bible or even just the particular version that is being discussed then the reader has access to the version.  When you are done reading the scriptures and the book the reader will have a more clear understanding of the Love of God as written in the book of Revelations.

I liked this book and agree that it clarifies the book of Revelations.  I had never been afraid to study the book before but certainly like the fact that it helped me to read and understand this difficult book on prophecy in the Bible.  It held my attention through the book and is easy to understand.  I would recommend reading this book to any age person who would like to understand the Book of Revelation more fully.
I received this book from Booklook for this review.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther

The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther is a combo cookbook and how-to book for learning to live more simply by eating more simply.  This does not mean easier but rather eating foods closer to the Earth.  This book for instance tells the cook how to make sourdough bread first by telling the reader how to make your own sourdough starter though Ms McGruther also allows using someone else’s starter to help yours out.  She tells how to use your own garden produce to nourish your family but also how to make your own butter and render your own lard to make your foods more flavorful than using margarines and shortening would do.  You will not realize what you have been missing in your diet until you start eating as God intended His food to taste.  You will find that eating the most flavorful foods will not make you fat unless you overeat them.  You will also find yourself satisfyingly full and not overeating when you eat this way.  You will find yourself enjoying your food and isn’t that one of the most enjoyable parts of living? 

I took The Nourished Kitchen to my workplace and have never had so many people from various jobs in my workplace pick up a book of mine and just start thumbing through and start reading it.  Then when you figure that this is mainly a cookbook that is most amazing.  This book is one that the most people asked where you can get it.  If you have ever wondered how to make those foods that your grandma used to make and now no one knows how to make it this is the book for you.  If you would like to get your family eating more nutritious foods this is the book for you.  Ms McGruther has written a gem and you don’t want to miss out on all this knowledge.  I use this book and wish the cover were more easily cleaned as it has food stains all over it.

I received this book from Multnomah Publishing for this review.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Extrvagant Fool by Kevin Adams

The Extravagant Fool by Kevin Adams is the true story of Kevin’s life after the stock market crash of 2008.  He was one of those people that us ordinary folks had no sympathy for.  He had lived above his means for years, spent every dime he earned then borrowed more so that he could live above his means.  He owned 3 houses all worth more than the last.  He lived in the one and rented all those of less worth.  He was very proud of all he had managed to amass until the crash when he had to look at the way he had wasted his good blessings.  He watched as everything was lost.  He was faced with lawsuits, foreclosures, and homelessness and then to top it all off his son left the home.  He and his family went from being the family where nothing is too good to being the family looking for the charity of others.  He couldn’t buy a job, he wallowed in self-pity until he and his wife decided to listen to that still small voice of Jesus.


Mr. Adams pulls no punches with how he squandered his good fortune.  In fact the beginning chapters of the book are difficult to read for this middle income reader who watched as people like Kevin get help to provide for his family while middle income folks kept on paying their bills and watched their retirement go into banker’s pockets.  But by the end of the book where Kevin and Holly start to listen to God and follow his plan, I see their great courage and I had admiration for them.  This book starts slow and is difficult to get into but is worth it in the end.  I would judge this book as average.

I was provided this book from Booksneeze for this review.