Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Book Review: Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn't Give You What You Want.

Ann Swindell tells us the story of the Bleeding Woman, who waited 12 years for her healing. In our own lives, we know that God is good, we know that He is all-powerful... Why doesn't He always act when we know that He could? Sometimes we are called to wait. Swindell encourages all of us who are on our journeys waiting for God to change our circumstances. Waiting can be painful, yet all of us are called to wait on the Lord. 

God certainly has a sense of humor. Just as my husband and I received news that we must continue to wait for something that we have already been waiting for (for too long, we feel!), this book came in the mail! I spent a couple of weeks in this book, and I was encouraged in the middle of my wait. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him." He is working for good, and He uses us as we wait, and some day we will look back and see the whole story and how much better it is this way than the way that we had wanted things to be. We just have to continue to wait on Him... to trust Him while we wait. 

To learn more about the author, click HERE

I received this book from Tyndale House Publishers for this review.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Book Review: The Newcomer

After developing a romance with Bairn during their 10 weeks at sea, Anna steps off into the New World with her Amish church. The church has many more dangers to face in the new land. As they begin their journey to the land they've acquired, Bairn decides to make just one more crossing. A newcomer arrives and joins the church, and Anna is torn between her love for Bairn and this dynamic newcomer.

1. When will I learn to pay attention to the books I select to review? This is book #2 in the series, and I had to spend quite some time trying to figure out who was who and what was what. 

2. This is a good book!! Last night at 11 p.m. I decided to stay up and read "just one more chapter." When I finally put the book down, I had reached the end and it was 1 a.m. Some of the story was predictable, but in a friendly, comfortable way. This is the type of book you read if you want to be entertained and don't want to think too hard. This is the type of book you read if you want to be cheered up by some happy light reading. Exciting story, happy ending!

To learn more about the author, click HERE. 

I received this book from Revell Books for this review.