Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Flight To Heaven" By: Captain Dale Black

Captain Dale Black starts his book by completely humbling himself, explaining that he made a vow to never share his story until God revealed to him that it was time. He went on to tell that the only man he shared his story with was his grandfather, for 40 years. He was careful not to commercialize his experience and vowed to keep his experience sacred. He chose to 'live' his experience rather than boast about it. He allowed himself to be very transparent and real- which grabbed my attention from the first couple of paragraphs!

You will be taken on a journey to heaven and back. But that isn't where the story ends!!! Black tells how throughout the last 40 years he was affected by this incredibly journey. His faith-building story is completely inspirational! You will be encouraged, awed, and amazed!

Flight to heaven is a MUST-READ! I give it 5 stars!!!

I was given this book courtesy of Bethany House Publishers for purpose of review however was under no obligation to submit a positive review.

Masquerade- Nancy Moser

Nancy Moser has written a story that will truly tug on your heart strings!!

Moser does a fantastic job of showing certian areas of diversity and contrast. She does a wonderful job of opening our eyes to both the wealth and the poverty in New York City. Her imagery was so vivid that you almost felt as though you were walking the streets of New York with Dora and Charlotte in 1886. Its a story of happiness and pain- showing the ability to rise above the grim circumstances that surround us and claim true happiness.

The book was a bit more difficult to get into, but became more inticing near the end. Masquerade was a great book for those who enjoy historical romance!!

I give this book 4 stars!

I was given this book courtesy of Bethany House Publishers for purpose of review however was under no obligation to give a positive review.

No More Christian Nice Girl

Paul Coughlin's (with psychologist Jennifer Degler) "No More Christian Nice Girl" had me intrigued by the title alone! Together these authors explain how being 'nice' isn't always productive and further, how it can harm your relationships with others. They examine the secrets to fulfillment in many areas of your life.

The main punch line- being Christ-like in all that you do will trasform you from being a Christian nice girl into a powerful woman of God.

This book makes you think about things that you may not think of on your own. It explores areas that you may be hiding away from such as confrontation in relationships for fear of someone liking you less, and teaches you new ways to approach such things in a way that is Christ-like.

This book is an easy read, and a great tool for teen girl small group! I give it 4 stars!!

This book was provided to me from Bethany House Publishing for review however, I was under no obligation to submit a positive review for this company.