Friday, November 23, 2018

The League and the Legend by Brian Wells Review

The League and the Legend
by Brian Wells
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After a back-to-school night that became a frenzied fight for survival, seventh grade has finally settled down for Jake, Lucy, and TJ. Of course, there are still your basic Level Three humiliations: awkward hygiene challenges, toxic nicknames, and science fair debacles. But at least nobody is running for their life.

That all changes when dangerous intruders descend on the historic Chicago hotel Jake calls home. After a daring escape, Jake, Lucy, and TJ find themselves fugitives on the run, chasing a series of cryptic messages that lead to a mysterious plot to steal Civil War codes codes that somehow still matter today.

Along the way they survive a shocking betrayal and unearth more stunning family secrets. In this sequel to the critically acclaimed The League and the Lantern, Brian Wells has once again crafted a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping thriller, skillfully blending action, humor, and historical trivia.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I strongly suggest reading book one first to get the best experience.  This book is  great for younger readers and yet has enough of a story to keep older ages entertained as well.  The characters are written to life and the writing style has a flow that makes it easy to keep centered and read without wanting to go do other things. 

Rewire Your Heart By David Bowden Review

Rewire Your Heart
Replace Your Desire for Sin with Desire for God
By David Bowden
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Bible teacher and acclaimed spoken-word artist David Bowden reveals the secret to winning the battle with sin.

Many Christians believe the only way to fight sin is to grit our teeth, strengthen our resolve, and rise above the onslaught of temptation. But in reality, we have a far better weapon in our struggle with sin than the will-power mantras associated with diet and exercise. This weapon is not saying "no" to sin but saying "yes" to God. In Rewire Your Heart, David Bowden helps us discover God's plan to overcoming sin by rewiring our desires with the Gospel. When we invite the Holy Spirit to transform our underlying affections with the good news of Jesus, we begin to break free from the patterns of sin, guilt, and determination, and discover the richer fulfillment found in joyfully obeying God's commands

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book is complex and for the most part kind of hard to get through without really having to stop and think.  It will take work and practice to begin really making a change and for most the not having time or wanting will be a block.  The author does maintain the topics at hand and adds in a lot of biblical reference with the wording.  The book may be best for older readers or someone close in faith that wants to restart spiritually speaking. 

100 Days of Thanks Review

100 Days of Thanks
By Thomas Nelson Gift Books
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Focus on the things that bring you joy with 100 Days of Thanks. Short inspirational readings, space to record your thoughts, and brief Scripture references in a high-designed four-color gift book will help you find a peaceful, happier life.

The rush of a busy schedule, a barrage of disheartening news stories, and the wear and tear of everyday life can be enough to drag anyone down. Simply pausing to recognize and express thanks for the good gifts that surround you has proven to make a major difference in happiness, peace, and contentment.

100 Days of Thanks, a beautifully designed inspirational book of short readings, Scripture verses, and journaling space is the perfect tool to promote Christian mindfulness and gratitude. Whether you are looking for a thoughtful gift to encourage a loved one or a simple tool to create a habit of thankfulness, this lovely little book is a wonderful place to start.

Take a few moments out of your day to be grateful and feel your burdens get a little lighter, starting today.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I enjoy the layout and inspiration the book has as well as it having the ability to bring joy to the reader.  There are not too many longer stories so you can enjoy the book in clips of time or treat yourself to an all day reading depending on your schedule.  I would recommend this for faith based people who want a mix of scripture and stories that soothe the soul.

Felts Health Shoes on Kickstarter

MERINO WOOL SHOES, THE MOST COMFORTABLE IN-HOUSE SHOES

Handmade / 100% Natural / Luxurious Merino Wool / Strong and Sustainable Nettle Outsole / Comfort & Health Benefits / You'll Love Them


Recently launched Felts Health Shoes on Kickstarter.

See at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/felts/felts-merino-wool-shoes-for-comfort-and-health-ben?ref=project_link



Felts Health Shoes are the world’s healthiest and most comfortable shoes you’ll ever wear. Handmade (Fair-Trade) in Nepal from high-performing Merino wool & Nettle fabric, Felts regulate temperature in both hot and cold climates - you get a cooling effect during the hot summer months and a warming effect during the cold winter months. Plus Felts Health Shoes are 100% natural, eco-friendly and sustainably sourced.

Felts are available for men and women in multiple colors, clean easily in the wash and are even come in styles for babies.

About Felts Health Shoes:
Felts started out as a special project, by its founder, to help her younger sister who was suffering from issues with her feet. They’ve quickly grown into a worldwide phenomenon and are currently undergoing a one-year long medical trial to help support the science behind the shoes.

I received complimentary product. 

Cassandra's Review-  Not only are they adorable and soft, but you can feel the warmth, love and quality while wearing these awesome shoes. 

Everlast the endlessly reusable notebook by Rocketbook .@getRocketbook

 The Everlast, the endlessly reusable notebook by Rocketbook. It’s the perfect gift this holiday season.
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The Everlast notebook provides a classic pen and paper experience, yet is built for the digital age. Although it feels like a traditional notebook, the Everlast is endlessly reusable and connected to all of your favorite cloud services.

When you write using any pen from the Pilot Frixion line, your writing sticks to Everlast pages like regular paper. But add a drop of water… and the notebook erases like magic.

I received complimentary product. 

ZKS Design's Swarovski holiday jewelry .@ZKS_Designs

ZKS Design’s new Swarovski holiday jewelry collection is now available for more than 80% off this holiday season.   The jewelry is made with solid gold and sterling silver and set with beautiful Swarovski Zirconia stones that shine with the quality and craftsmanship you expect from Swarovski’s rich tradition. The unmatched brilliance of Swarovski makes it the finest and most diamond-like zirconia available today.

I received complimentary product.