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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Life Lessons

Billy Graham In Quotes
By Franklin Graham

A well written book presenting quotes of Dr. Graham on a wide variety of topics and issues. I feel if everyone would study this book that we would have a much better society.
I appreciate Dr. Graham's ministry and that he is still involved in ministry at his age and with his health issues. I feel that the book would have been better with KJV references, I am saddened that we seem to have drifted away from using this text that has lasted for 400 years. 

I appreciate all the effort that it took to compile and document the quotes from his sermons and books. Much wisdom can be gained through the study of this book!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Reluctant Queen
by Joan Wolf

My favorite part of this book is the fact that the author showed that Esther's life fulfilled the purpose God had for her, and that God can use us too!

I rarely read fiction based on Bible stories because I want to keep my facts straight.  The author didn't base this story just on the facts--the Bible, but used secular history and her own imagination.  The story was very compelling and the characters were very believable. You felt the anxiety and betrayal in the climax.  I would recommend that all who read this would do as I have done and later read the Biblical account, so you can readjust the facts in your mind.

"For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"Esther 4:14

I hope that I can be like Esther and fulfill the purpose God has for me!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Hard Times!

Spring for Susannah
by Catherine Richmond

   A very good book set in the pioneer era about a city girl becoming a farm wife.  I was caught by the story and pulled for the characters through hard times and was not ready for the story to end.  One thing I didn't care about was a discussion with a doctor on birth control.  I felt the story could have been better without such crude discussion.
   Overall the characters were described so well you felt like you knew them.  I would be interested in reading more books by this author. I would like to visit this pioneer community, but only for a few hours, I am too spoiled to modern  conveniences.