Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Third Jihad by Michael Youssef Review

The Third Jihad: Overcoming Radical Islam's Plan for the West
by Michael Youssef

Radical Islam has been waging war against our global civilization throughout history--and now, it's closer than ever to American soil. Dr. Michael Youssef, a Coptic Christian who was born in Egypt and now leads a megachurch in America, knows from firsthand experience that radical Islamists have goals that many American Christians believe are "unthinkable." In this book, he warns Western Christians that it doesn't help to ignore what's going on. There's a third jihad underway, and its goal is to take over the West.

The Third Jihad is a call for Christians to defend their families, protect their nation, and boldly share the good news of Jesus with their communities--especially their Muslim neighbors.

Packed with surprising insights from history, compelling and dramatic stories, and a practical agenda that one person--or one church--can immediately put into practice to make a difference in the world. Rich in encouraging biblical principles and prophetic insights, The Third Jihad leads the reader to an empowering conclusion in our troubling (and even frightening) times.

Michael Youssef's insights will inspire Christians to take their faith seriously, share their faith freely, and to truly be salt and light in a world of increasing darkness and decay.

Cassandra's  review Q&A-

- What did you like about the book and why?  The author has obviously given his truth to the world and must have felt compelled to give warning.  I like that there is so much openness without fear of blowback from others.

- What did you not like about the book and why?  It is very controversial and may cause more heated discussion depending on who is reading it and how they go about sharing what they know from the chapters.

- What did you learn? A reader would be or might be scared and very paranoid that an attack or worse would be always lurking and that spiritually it would be wise to stand guard, but that might not be a very good response. 

- To whom would you recommend this book and why?  People of strong faith that have both reason and fear for the outcome of the topics included in the book. 

I received a complimentary copy.

Draw 62 Animals and Make Them Cute Review

Draw 62 Animals and Make Them Cute
Step-by-Step Drawing for Characters and Personality For Artists, Cartoonists, and Doodlers
Draw 62 Animals and Make Them Cute
Build your drawing and character design skills while following the step-by-step instructions of Draw 62 Animals and Make Them Cute.

Beloved illustrator and Instagrammer Heegyum Kim takes you on a fun journey to expand your character-building skills as she shows you how to draw 62 animals and make them cute! On the left-hand page, follow along with the steps as each animal moves from simple shapes to identifying marks. On the right-hand page, you will find several other clever options for varying your character design. You might change the view, the animal's posture, their accessories, or their expression. Grab your pen and use the open spaces throughout the book to create your own versions and variations of each one.

Whether it's a playful platypus, an adorable sloth, or a scintillating chinchilla—you will delight in the charm of this animal collection. Fresh, modern, and with a dash of clever anthropomorphic humor, you won't find a more enjoyable way to practice your illustration and expand your imagination.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  I found this book to be a little more difficult to practice and learn with, mainly because there are not a lot of step by step, but it might be helpful to someone who has trouble reading and might be able to follow the pictures by recreation.   The art is very cute and kids will really like browsing them.