Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Okay, can I say I just love this book. Strike it Rich with Pocket Change is chocked full of information on how to spot pocket change that may or may not be worth lots of money. I know I will look at my change with different eyes. I'm the crazy person who picks up pennies on the ground and now I will make sure I do it more often. You never know when you may pick up a treasure. The illustrations in this book are superb and are very detailed so you know just what to look for. This book tells you about different coinage including pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars. It shows you what "flaws" to look for from the mint and tells you which ones are more collectable vs ones that aren't collectable at all. I read through this book in less than 2 hours and then started looking at my coins. I've not struck it rich yet but it sure is fun to hope.
I would advise anyone who wants to collects pocket change to give this book a try. I received this book in e-book form to review but wish I had gotten it in physical book form. I will be purchasing another copy of this book for a birthday gift for a coin collector in my life. I receive this book at no charge from Booksneeze.com in exchange for an honest review and honestly it is one of my favorites so far.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
“God’s Love Letters to you” by Larry Crabb is a nice little devotional. It has 40 days of “letters” from God based on different books in the Bible. I really enjoyed reading each of the devotions and look forward to doing them one at a time. After each devotion there is a list of questions to make you think about your passage that day, and then a short prayer.
I understand the author’s concept of the letters being directly from God to each person individually and he writes the “letter” as though it is written to you directly by God in first person. I however find this a little bothersome because it is still Mr. Crabb’s opinion of the way the scripture should be interpreted. Although, I mostly agree with his opinion it still is his opinion and I’m just not sure if I like him using “I” in his letters. He starts each letter “God Says:” then continues on with the letter. With that being said I still enjoyed the letters and would like to think the things he has written is what God actually has in mind for each of us and his use of first person wouldn’t make me not want to read the devotions.
I would recommend this devotional to others. The cover has a wonderful feel and look to it and as I said it is a well written. The questions are thought provoking and there is scripture to go along with each devotion.
This book was given to me by Booksneeze.com in exchange for an honest review.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I haven't shared files in a while so I thought I would do a file for the upcoming 4th of July. I hope you enjoy. As you can see I have also started reviewing books. If you wouldn't mind I would love for you to rank some of my reviews for the books from Waterbrook Publishing; it helps me get more books to read. Land of the Free
Friday, June 17, 2011
Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond is a wonderful love story. Susannah a city girl who is left alone after her parents die is forced to make a decision of what to do with her life. Her pastor’s brother is looking for a bride and writes to his sister-in-law to see if she knows anyone who would be a perfect mate for him. Feeling as she has no other choice Susannah becomes a mail order bride and marries Jesse. Her Victorian upbringing cause her to be so timid with her new husband that it tries his patience but Jesse knows her potential and shows her nothing but love. Will Susannah ever return his love?
I really enjoyed reading Spring for Susannah. The author kept pulling me in. She did a really good job of bring out how hard life was for homesteaders after the war in the late 1800s. She showed that life in the Dakotas was very unpredictable, especially for a city girl who appeared to be afraid of her own shadow. This book really kept my attention and was never boring. I would have really like to have seen an epilogue at the end. I was left with only my imagination to come up with an ending for many of the secondary characters, although that isn’t a problem for me I enjoy reading what the author has in mind for these characters. Then the author left you wondering about some in the story which only adds to the reality people most likely faced in those times.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good historical, Christian romance. It is very well written and an enjoyable read. This book was provided to me by Booksneeze.com for free for an honest review.