Literary Insights

Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Godward Heart by John Piper

John Piper’s latest work, A Godward Heart, involves helping fellow Christians to delve deeper into intimacy with the Heavenly Father. Holding tight to Scripture, Piper discusses personal experiences alongside other spiritual tidbits. There is truly something for everyone in every stage of their Christian walk.

It’s written in the style of how a friend would talk to you over coffee. It seems to be written with today’s busy Christian in mind. It doesn’t require a huge investment of time, just an open heart to hear God’s truth.

He makes it clear in his opening that this is simply a collection of thoughts that may change someone’s life. An enjoyable read with short chapters on a variety of random topics regarding the Christian life that is easy to read and understand.

A thought-provoking devotional and I would recommend this book. The chapters are not very long and each covers a different topic. Though the chapters are brief, they have real substance to them, as the author offers real biblical teachings about the topics he writes about.

I received a free copy of this EBook from WaterBrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February Bride

A February Bride, by Betsy St. Amant is part of the Year of Weddings novella series.
The novella starts off with Allie and Marcus at the church, about to be married, when Allie gets cold feet and takes off leaving Marcus at the altar.

This novella is sort of cute. I didn’t like this story. The main character annoyed me too much to like the character. The other characters were fine, but 90 pages were too short to develop a decent story.  I was glad that it was short and was happy that it ended. The December Bride and A January Bride  are stories  worth the time to read.

Received E-Book from Thomas Nelson Publishing in their Booksneeze Blogger program

A January Bride

It's that time of the year where the sweet romantic reads are readily available for the forever romantic. I love novellas, not only are they short and sweet, you can read while waiting in the dentist office or on your patio during a lazy Saturday.

Raney crafted a very interesting romance. The love story develops through notes that the hero and heroine send back and forth between them. They both imagine the other by some incorrect assumptions of each other and it becomes comical when they finally meet.

Raney creates a sweet charming story with a delightful twist. A wonderful quick read that reminds us that love can be found when we least expect it.  I recommend this happily ever after story I am sure you will love A January Bride.
I received copy of EBook from Thomas Nelson Publishing in their Booksneeze Blogger program for my review.