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How Sweet the Sound: Book 1 by Vanessa Miller
How Sweet the Sound: Book 1

WriterRani, May 21, 2014

I thought How Sweet the Sound, by Vanessa Mille, was really interesting. I thought the story about Shar Gracey was important as she was the main character in the story and had to deal with her mother’s health, the lack of interest from Pastor Landon, and the way she was treated on the tour, but I found the historical parts equally important.

I am from a small town in the Rocky Mountains and my historical interests are in Western History, primarily 1800s, so I knew nothing of the Restrictive Covenants or the Black Belt of Chicago. I had no idea that life was so difficult in the 1930s for African Americans in the Northern States. After I read this book I spent some time researching it and found out it took place in other large cities, not just Chicago. I would like to thank Vanessa Miller for bringing to light a part of American history that I knew nothing about.

You all need to read this book to learn how Shar learns to overcome her situations and for an American history lesson.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received How Sweet the Sound, by Vanessa Miller, for free from Abingdon Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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Wayfinding Bible-NLT by Tyndale House Publishers
Wayfinding Bible-NLT

WriterRani, December 12, 2013

The Wayfinding Bible, from Tyndale House Publishers, was one of the most unique Bible I have ever read or owned. There are so many unique qualities that I enjoyed. It was hard to know where to start.

I liked:

the photos of historic places.
the book introductions.
the Historical Markers
the different routes, flyover, direct, and scenic.
the eight different review points.
the Side Trips and Scenic Overlooks.

I chose the flyover route, because I wanted to see what it would be like to read the Bible in a short amount of time. I thought the choices were perfect as was the length of each one. I was able to get a good idea of would be covered in the Bible.

I would really like to see this style of Bible in a different version. I would like to be able to read this one in the King James version. A Bible study that goes along with the readings would be nice too. I want to be able to learn more about the Bible.

I would highly recommend this Bible to everyone.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Wayfinding Bible, from Tyndale House Publishers, for free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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One Imperfect Christmas by Myra Johnson
One Imperfect Christmas

WriterRani, December 12, 2013

I thought One Imperfect Christmas, by Myra Johnson, was interesting. This book is not a book I would have continued reading if I had not been reading it for a review. I do not like reading books where the characters dwell in their own misery and guilt for the entire book.

This book could help a lot of people though, who are having a difficult time in their lives and are unable to cope with it. Natalie Pearce was unable to cope with her mother’s stroke. She blamed herself for it and shut everyone out, even her husband, Daniel. I understand that everyone may not feel the extreme guilt Natalie did, but many may. They may be able to use this book as a beginning point to help them recover.

While this was not my type of book, I thought it was well written. You will have to decide for yourself if this is a good book or not.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received One Imperfect Christmas, by Myra Johnson, for free from Abingdon Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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The Blessed Church: The Simple Secret to Growing the Church You Love by Robert Morris
The Blessed Church: The Simple Secret to Growing the Church You Love

WriterRani, September 8, 2012

I thought this book was spectacular.

Robert Morris has a blessed church, which is evident from the growth of his church and the structure which has been set up to protect it. As a lay person it is important, because I can learn how my church is doing. The information in this book is even more important for pastors and elders, and those who are involved in the daily running of the church.

I never knew that a pastor didn’t have to do everything for everyone and that one of the most important parts was in preparing the sermon for the week. I also thought the information about Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, telling Moses how to delegate his responsibilities in Exodus 18 was interesting.

I think this book is a must for everyone from the lay member to the pastor to learn how an effective church operates. Please pick up a copy today.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Blessed Church by Robert Morris for free from the WaterBrook Multnomah “Blogging For Books” program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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Jackson: The Iron-Willed Commander (Generals) by Paul S. Vickery
Jackson: The Iron-Willed Commander (Generals)

WriterRani, September 4, 2012

My Thoughts- I liked this book better than some of the other books I have read in the series, because of the attention to using quotes from Andrew Jackson and the people he knew during his lifetime. It was especially nice that Paul Vickery mentioned it in the prologue. That was when I knew that I was going to enjoy the rest of the book and I did.

I must say that I really learned a lot about early American history from this book. I didn’t remember reading about Jackson’s involvement with the removal American Indians in my history textbooks in school. It mentioned that many still don’t like him and I don’t blame them.

I was really excited when I was looking in the back of the book and I saw a list of the other books in the series.

I really enjoyed this book. Go pick up a copy today!

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Jackson: The Iron-Willed Commander by Paul Vickery for free from the publisher through the BookSneeze Review Bloggers Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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