Saturday, September 17, 2011

Book Review: The Power of a Praying Wife

I was able to get a copy of The Power of a Praying Wife from church during our last Work Day. I had heard only great things about the book, so I decided to give it a try... and now I know why!! This book is wonderful! It is broken down to 30 small chapters that can be read in 10 minutes each covering a variety of topics. Each chapter includes a prayer and couple verses that relate to the topic. Stormie does a great job explaining why we need to pray for our husband in these areas, but also in a way which causes you to see the flaws in your own life and areas where you need to pray for yourself as well! She is very open and has some amazing testimonies of how prayer has changed not only her and her husband's lives and marriage, but lives and marriages of other couples who were struggling with difficult life and marriage issues!

I HIGHLY recommend this book for EVERY wife and wife to be! Whether getting married in a month, just married or married for 20 years! This is a great way to spiritually support your marriage. With society the way it is... we can use every tool in our tool belt!

I look forward to reading some of Stormie's other books:
- The Power of a Praying Parent
- The Power of a Praying Woman
- The Power of a Praying Husband (I want my husband to read that one! :)

If I could give this book 10 starts out of 5, I would! There should be a copy of this book in every household!!! I hope this book will bless you and your marriage as much as it did for us!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Book Review: Awakening

I received Awakening by Stovall Weems for free for review from Water Brook Multnomah for free. This is a 21 day devotional focused helping you becoming more passionate about your relationship with God. The book is broken into 3 parts. The first part talks about what awakening is. Part two focuses on prayer, fasting (not from food, but from a worldly mindset), and coming to agreement with God's will. Each chapter has an "Awakening Story" to inspire the reader. Part three is a 21 day devotional. It has references to scripture, Bible reading plan, prayer focus, and a section for journaling. The devotional also has a reading plan for the first 2 parts of the book if a reader chooses to follow that plan to read the first 2 parts. There are also small group questions in the back.

The author is slightly wordy throughout the chapters, but has great content and strong scriptural support. I would recommend this book for anyone who is interested in growing a deeper relationship with God.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Book Review: 100 Read & Sing Devotions

As a preschool teacher, I loved using the 100 Read & Sing Devotions. This book and CD combo is perfect for little ones with short attention spans. The devotions are quick and to the point. They include Bible stories, value-based lessons, and songs to go along with each theme! A whole lesson plan in one! The songs are easy ways for the kids to learn the lessons. The illustrations are great.

Each devotion includes a "Word Watch" (Biblical reference), a prayer for the day, and also a commentary. The book is written is simple language and great for beginning readers.

The CDs includes songs such as "Jesus Loves Me", "Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man", "The B-I-B-L-E" and many more children's favorites!! I highly recommend this book for all families with little ones!

I received this book for review for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers!