Monday, November 26, 2012

"Fire Prophet" by Jerel Law

Book 2 in the Son of Angels series, brings us back together with the Stone family. Their angel heritage has them as prime targets for the devil and his horde, and they must learn to master more of the gifts they possess.

After another attack at school, the Stone family is on the run with the help of angels. All of the nephilim are being gathered in New York City to find protection and strength, but they will not be with their children. After the groups separate to keep the demons from cornering them, the quarterlings discover that they will be in school of two types, regular and angel. They also discover new gifts, and the awesome power of prayer. Will the demons get to them? Will those without Christ accept Him? What are the new gifts that are manifested? Come, rejoin this group and meet new people like Prophet Abigail, Kareem, and the nuns of the Convent, and discover more of the story.

I really enjoyed this second book, and can't wait for more in the series. It is targeted at the YA group, but adults will enjoy it as well. There are Biblical references to characters like the Pharoah of Egypt and Sisera, and an emphasis on salvation and the power of prayer. I was especially impressed with the imagery Mr. Law used to describe the characters united in prayer. I recommend this book to readers of all ages. It is hard to put down! I received my free review copy from the Book Sneeze program in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, November 23, 2012

"Yours is the Day, Lord, Yours is the Night" by Jeanie Gushee and David Gushee PhD

"Yours is the Day, Lord, Yours is the Night" is a book that will not replace personal prayer time, but will enhance it. The sample prayers for morning and evening for every day of the year will encourage the reader to spend more time being thoughtful and purposeful in prayer time. 

Prayer is communication with God, and we should always be in a constant prayerful mood. The prayers selected represent the liturgical calendar and the seasons, making them so appropriate for each day. This book will help bolster your prayer life, adding strength to each moment of the day.

There are so many beautiful prayers in this book. It is a book I will keep nearby all the time because we all need extra strength and encouragement in our lives. I think my favorite prayer is listed on the evening of June 22nd. I encourage you to pick up the book and read it. This is a good book for anyone who wants a stronger prayer life. I received my free review copy from the Book Sneeze program in exchange for an honest review.

"A Wreath of Snow" by Liz Curtis Higgs

The holiday season is normally filled with happiness and joy, but for two people, trouble fills their hearts. Can this Christmas season bring them any peace?

Margaret Campbell is a schoolteacher who came home for Christmas. But this Christmas had been horrible and she just wanted to get home. But the weather was not cooperating, and snow was affecting her train. While on the train, Margaret reconnects with someone from her past - Gordon Shaw. An accident that involved her brother brings painful memories to both Gordon and Margaret. When the train becomes stuck in the snow, will they find time to talk? Will they be able to move past the past and find a future? Liz Curtis Higgs weaves a wonderful story of forgiveness and love in her latest creation.

I love a good Christmas story and this did not disappoint me. Margaret and Gordon were great characters and the story captivated me. If you enjoy books that pull you into the lives of their characters, this book is for you. I recommend it to everyone who loves a good Christmas story. I received my free review copy from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"Resurrect" by David Stevens

Josh Logan is a Navy Commander and he flies planes. One day, there is a major problem and Josh maneuvers the plane so that it won't crash into any homes. Can he get out in time, or will he even survive?

Josh has been in a coma for about a year when he finally wakes up. The accident didn't take his life, but destroyed his body. While he was "sleeping," he could hear someone telling him that he must save the world. Now that he is awake, Josh finds that he can have a brand new life with a body that works, on one condition. He must leave behind everyone he knows. Is it worth it to him? Can he build a machine to save the world? What is the threat? Come along and find out while meeting other characters like Elizabeth, Dr. Lopez, and Sir Edward Brandon.

This is a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and is book one in a new trilogy. I love books where authors add their own personal expertise to the mix to make the story more plausible. David Stevens does that. I recommend this book to any fans of Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, and other writers of military thrillers. You won't be disappointed! I received my free review copy from Litfuse Publishing in exchange for participation in the blog tour.
To CELEBRATE the release of his latest apocalyptic thriller, Resurrect, David Stevens is giving away a Kindle HD! Then on 12/4 he'll be hosting a fun Facebook Party where he will be chatting with readers and giving away fun prizes! Click for details and don't miss the fun.
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Meet David:  
A Navy fighter pilot with hundreds of aircraft carrier landings, Commander David E Stevens holds degrees from Cornell and the University of Michigan with graduate work in astrophysics. He test piloted new fighters and received an aviation patent. With a Top Secret clearance, Dave served as Strike Operations Officer for the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm and led classified defense programs. He's traveled to over two dozen countries.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

"Sedition" by Tom Abraham

What would happen if the President of the United States were dead and there was no Vice President to take his place? As those in the line of succession fight over the job, will there be mob rule, or will someone step up to fill the void? This is the premise of Tom Abraham's book, "Sedition," and it is a roller coaster ride filled with enough action and adventure to keep readers interested. 

The courts are going to decide who will take the job of the Presidency, but that isn't good enough for the Datura Group. They have been working to destroy the United States government for a long time and these events push them into action. Will they succeed, or will there be others to fight against them? This political thriller will have you on the edge of your seat as you discover the answer.

This book totally captivated me. The pace is fast, the situation way too plausible, the characters realistic, and the writing well-done. If you like political thrillers, this book is for you!

"Darkness Rising" by Lis Wiehl, Pete Nelson

"Darkness Rising" is book two in Lis Wiehl's trilogy about East Salem. The story continues where "Waking Hours" left off, with twists and turns, and the battle between good and evil. Who will win?

Dani Harris and Tommy Henderson continue to investigate the murder of Julie Leonard, who died after a party at St. Adrian's Academy. Now Amos Karden, her accused murderer, and Abbie Gardener, a 102 woman, are also both dead. Are these deaths connected? Something is going on at St. Adrian's Academy, but what? For Dani and Tommy, the cases aren't closed even though the police think they are. What keeps them interested? What questions lie unanswered? As Dani and Tommy build a relationship outside of the investigation, attacks of jealousy and deceit threaten to derail them. Will their relationship survive? 

Once again, Lis Wiehl delivers a story that drew me in and wouldn't let me go. I can't wait for book three! I recommend all of Ms. Wiehl's books to those who love a good story filled with mystery and suspense. You will enjoy her "Triple Threat Club" series!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Breath of Dawn" by Kristin Heitzmann

Ms. Heitzmann has brought back members of the Spencer family in the third installment of her, "Rush of Wings" series. This romantic thriller also introduces us to Quinn Reilly and her relationship to Morgan and Livie.

Morgan Spencer is grieving. He wants to make things good for his daughter, Livie, but he misses his wife so much. He is called a "fixer," so why can't he fix himself? When he buys a house without even looking at it, he meets Quinn Reilly. There is electricity from the beginning, but Morgan wants to keep his distance. 

Quinn is a woman who testified in a trial that put a man in jail. She did the right thing, but now he is getting out of jail and is threatening her. She has to keep herself and everyone around her safe. But she and Morgan are getting close. Can she leave him and Livie? Can she tell Morgan what is going on? 

What a ride! Kristin Heitzmann has a fabulous way of grabbing my attention and holding it throughout her stories. The characters are realistic and the story well written. I recommend all of her books to readers who love to be pulled into a book and held there by the magic of the words. I received my free review copy from the Litfuse Group for participation in the blog tour. It has been a pleasure!

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About The Breath of Dawn: 
 "Heitzmann weaves a many-layered tale keep[ing] readers entertained and wondering when the next bit of drama will occur." -Publishers Weekly
Corporate turnaround specialist Morgan Spencer, dubbed the "success guru," has a Midas touch in business. But losing his wife sent him to the brink, and his two-year-old daughter, Livie, is all he's living for-until they encounter a woman whose trouble just might draw him out of his own.
Four years ago Quinn Reilly did the right thing. Now the man her testimony put in jail is getting out. Though she has put up barriers to protect herself and those around her, she has come to care for the Spencer family, especially the winsome Livie and her mercurial father. Unwilling to put them at risk when the threats begin, she requests something she hopes the super-successful Morgan might be able to deliver.
Fixing problems is what Morgan does best, but his counterproposal takes them in a direction neither is equipped to handle. Determined to confront the past, will they survive to build a future?
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Meet Kristen:  
Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of over a dozen novels, including "Freefall", "Halos", "A Rush of Wings", and the Christy Award winner "Secrets". She and her husband, Jim, and their family live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she serves as worship leader in their church. 

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"The Time Keeper" by Mitch Albom

Time. We all use and abuse it, and it is the topic of conversation everywhere. In his new book, Mitch Albom follows three distinct people in their search for more time.

Dor is a man with principles. When he refuses to work on the tower to the heavens, he and his wife leave their family to keep them safe. But as his wife lays dying, Dor runs for the tower. What happens next determines the  beginnings of "Father Time." Victor Delamonte has vast wealth, but finds it can neither buy happiness or health. He makes some choices about his remaining time without telling his wife. He wants more time. Sarah Lemon is a teenager who doesn't fit in. She wants time to speed up, but her choices lead her to greater difficulties. What would happen if these three met? Mitch Albom explores that question and what the results would be, encouraging the reader to be careful what they wish for.

This is a powerful book about time and how we use it. I enjoyed the characters, and while I didn't like the stories being interrupted by each other, it all made sense in the end. Time - we need to spend more of it loving others and enjoying what God has given us.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

"Simply Jesus" by Joseph Stowell

Jesus. His presence can calm your soul and lift you from the pits of despair. But how close do we really get to Him? How much time do we really spend getting to know him? In his new book, Joseph Stowell helps us look at those questions to bring our focus back to Christ. 

"Simply Jesus." It sounds so uncomplicated, yet so many make so other things priority over Him. It isn't about us. It is about Him and getting to know Him. No one can fulfill their purpose in life without understanding the love and care poured out to us moment by moment. This book helps readers focus time on getting to know Jesus, removing the many obstacles that can cloud our view. Jesus, simply drawing closer to Him by spending time with Him.

This book can be powerful in our lives if we apply the principles and really fall in love with Jesus. This is a book I will read again and again because I don't want to wander far from His side. The book reminds me of the song, "There's Something About That Name." I challenge you to listen to the words. I received my free review copy from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.

"Men of Sunday" by Curtis Eichelberger

Football. A rough game played between players determined to have their team win. But what are the players, coaches, and owners like off the field? How do they balance work and family? Curtis Eichelberger opens that part of their world in his new book, "Men of Sunday."

The grueling game of football can take its toll on anyone. It takes strength from outside to help fight the temptations that are placed in the path of those involved in the game, strength to have a good life off the field. Many players are successful at this despite the media hype, and in this book we get to meet a few of them. We get to peek into their world to see how they balance their work and their lives; how their families cope. Many of the men and women involved in football have strong faith in God and rely on Him to guide their lives. Tony Dungy, Ladanian Tomlinson, Mike Singletary, Trent Dilfer, and Aaron Rogers are just five of those featured in this book showing character and strength during times of temptation and fame. 

I love football and was excited to receive my free review copy from the Book Sneeze. In this day and age, it seems that the only things we hear about are the bad things. This book will encourage you and lift you up. It will bring to light some of those who stand strong against adversity through their faith. If you love football, you will love this book. I recommend it to book groups as well. There is so much to discuss!

"Soul's Gate" by James Rubart

This is Book 1 in James Rubart's new "Well Spring" series, and it poses an interesting question. What if it were possible to help someone battle evil by entering their soul? Could both people work together to save one soul at a time? Each soul is precious and there is a battle. What if??

Reece Roth has been called by God to do something he didn't think he would ever do - train people to enter other's souls to help them fight off evil. Thirty years ago, Reece had done exactly that, but when his life was tragically changed, so was Reece. God wanted him to teach four special people to do His will, to help others, and so Reece did. The ranch in Colorado seemed the perfect place to train them, but Reece was still haunted by his past. Could he break free of his feelings and be of help? Could these four be trained to not only ask permission of the person they wanted to help, but also enter their soul? Through twists and turns and edge of your seat thrills, James Rubart answers those questions as the story unfolds.

What a ride! This book's premise is quite a stretch for me which is why I wanted to read it. I don't think anyone can enter another's soul, but I do think we can help each other battle evil. This is an interesting story with wonderful characters. I especially liked that Reece was so human. He had feelings to fight. I totally recommend this book to readers of all types. It might also make an interesting book for discussion groups. It will certainly raise the question of what God wants each of us to do. I received my free review copy from Litfuse Publishing in exchange for participation in the blog tour. 


About Soul's Gate: 
Book 1 in the Well Spring series.

"Every now and then we get a break from reality. A glimpse into the other world that is more real than the reality we live in 99 percent of our days. The Bible is about a world of demons and angels and great evil and even greater glory."
What if you could travel inside another person's soul? To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds. To help set them free to step boldly into their divinely designed future.
Thirty years ago that's exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away his future.

Now God has drawn Reece out of the shadows to fulfill a prophecy spoken over him three decades ago. A prophecy about four warriors with the potential to change the world . . . if Reece will face his deepest regret and teach them what he has learned.

They gather at a secluded and mysterious ranch deep in the mountains of Colorado, where they will learn to see the spiritual world around them with stunning clarity-and how to step into the supernatural.

Their training is only the beginning. The four have a destiny to pursue a freedom even Reece doesn't fully fathom. But they have an enemy hell-bent on destroying them and he'll stop at nothing to keep them from their quest for true freedom and the coming battle of souls.
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Meet Jim:James L. Rubart is a professional marketer, speaker, and writer. While being the owner of Barefoot Marketing certainly keeps him on his toes, his passion is writing fiction.

Rubart is an ECPA best-selling author who has been positively reviewed by both Publisher's Weekly and Romantic Times. His first novel,Rooms, won a Best Books 2011 award from USA Book News, as well as a Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award. His debut release was followed by Book of Days and The ChairSoul's Gate is Rubart's fourth release.

In addition to being an author, Rubart is also a photographer, guitarist, professional speaker, golfer and semi-pro magician. With all of this, he says that he barely sleeps. Rubart lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest.

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