Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Joy of Friendship by Jackie Corley Review

The Joy of Friendship is a collection of fun, meaningful, inspirational quotes on the inspiring topic of friendship, and is perfect for sharing with your mates.

The greatest gift in life is friendship. The Joy of Friendship celebrates these all-important relationships by exploring the nature of friendship, how it forms, and how it endures. From childhood friendships to lifelong best buddies, it is the friendships we build along the way that defines who we are and what our lives are about. As Aristotle said, a friend is "a soul living in two bodies." The Joy of Friendship collects this and other wisdoms to help you better appreciate those who make your world a better place.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- A book of cherished collected quotes from people of all walks in life.   There is inspiration flowing through the words of great people and the author has selected some really good ones to include.  The books gives brightness and a sense of calm to the reader. 

Devotions for Sacred Parenting By Gary Thomas Review

Devotions for Sacred Parenting
By Gary Thomas
Raising children is a sacred calling—and not for the faint of heart. It shapes the parent every bit as much as parents shape their children. In Devotions for Sacred Parenting, Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Parenting, delves deeper into the conversation and contemplates the soul-transforming journey of being a parent.

Many books have been written about how to parent your children effectively, how to become a better parent, and how effective parenting produces better kids. Devotions for Sacred Parenting explores an entirely different reality: how parenting transforms you, the parent. It explores the spiritual dynamics of parenting and why caring for your children is such an effective discipline in shaping your soul and forming the character of Christ within you.

With all new material, 52 devotions explore the spiritual dynamics of parenting. These life-related devotions are creative, fresh, and encouraging, inspiring mothers and fathers to look at parenting from a different perspective—as a holy and high calling from God, and as an opportunity to grow spiritually as you strive to raise godly children. Devotions for Sacred Parenting helps you understand how God is parenting you as you parent your children.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book leaves more for me to learn, but the author seems to have found biblical quote to fit the need for the devotion and I can see that they are being presented in such that the thoughts of the authors perspective which may not be the way about them.  I can not tell if the stories are really well thought up to make a point or actually a part of someone's life.  Either way this book is written with a great style and would be easy to believe. 

Always Enough, Never Too Much By Jess Connolly Review

Always Enough, Never Too Much
100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding, and Start Living Wild and Free
By Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan
Discover God’s wild freedom as you find your identity in Jesus with 100 devotions that will help you target and banish lies and insecurities. Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan, bestselling authors of Wild and Free, walk you through the gift of truly knowing who you are in Christ in Always Enough , Never Too Much: 100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding, and Start Living Wild and Free. 

We’ve all been there. We know that sneaking, small voice in our heads all too well—you’re too loud. Too quiet. Too young. Too old. Too unimportant. Too ugly. Too silly. Too serious. You’re not as successful as she is—look at her perfect family, look at her high-powered job, look at her great hair and size 4 skinny jeans. Why can’t you be more like her—be more in general? Why do you expect so much from everyone? Why can’t you take up less space? Ask for less? Be less? The lies track well-worn paths in our minds and our hearts, wearing us down and making us question our role in God’s kingdom.

Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan, founders of the Influence Network and bestselling authors of Wild and Free,reject those lies, and you can too with Always Enough, Never Too Much: 100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding, and Start Living Wild and Free. Through the Scripture and the devotions, find the tools you need to claim the fullness of Jesus in your own life and soak in the encouragement of two girls who will never stop cheering you on!

With a unique flip-book design, these 100 devotions are topical, so you can choose what you need most every time you open the pages. This book is designed for you, the woman who feels like she can be both too much and not enough—sometimes on the same day.

Always Enough, Never Too Much is the daily marching orders after the anthem cry of Wild and Free. Join Jess and Hayley on a journey toward freedom with this beautiful new devotional.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book gives a boost and helpful hand up to anyone who is feeling out of place.  It reassures and adds a brighter lining to the ways the mind can trap a person.   By rewiring your thoughts with these chapters you can add or create a more appealing experience in day to day thinking. It is faith based and God plays an amazing role in the journey so be prepared.