The Book Of Amazing Stories – Book Review

 

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Robert A. Petterson, Dr. is a spellbinding storyteller, weaving intriguing, life-changing stories into his books, speaking engagements, pilgrimages, personal interactions, and counsel to community and industry leaders. He has done so throughout his career as a pastor, acclaimed public speaker, expert fundraiser, and compelling pilgrimage host. All of these roles reflect his rare gift of making history relevant in a contemporary world – a world of the story at its very finest.

In his book “The Book of Amazing Stories” Peterson shows us how God used the lives of these ordinary people to change the course of human history.

Ninety moving and inspiring stories—each about two and a half pages in length and ending with a quote and a scripture for reflection. These easy to read chapters made it a beautiful addition to my daily quiet time in the morning.  The book could also be used as a great conversation starter in a small group setting.

If you’re looking for inspiration when life is weighing you down, or if you find yourself asking God, “Why?” This book will offer you encouragement and will help you find the light in the darkest areas of your life.

You can get the book HERE   My rating for this little gem is 5 out 5 stars!

I am blessed to have received a copy of this book for free from Tyndale Publishers for review purposes.  I received no other compensation and the review is my own honest opinion of the book.

Be good to each other, Jay

A Day At The Beach – Book Review

9781496414878_p0_v3_s192x300A Day At The Beach – Devotions to help you relax, refresh and renew by Jedd and Todd Hafer has become not only my favorite summer devotional, but my go to book when I need to reflect, refresh, and renew my spirit.

This beautiful, orange leather pocket size devotional is filled with short stories and reflections centered around the Hafer brothers love for the beach.  And their style of writing, storytelling at its finest!

If your the type that finds peace and quiet from life struggles at the beach, or hears God small voice in the roll of every soft wave, this book is for you.  As you read through the devotionals, you’ll find yourself transported to the beach and the warm sunshine of Gods love.

There is no right or wrong way to read this book.  One devotional a day, or sit and read it in its entirety, in order or jump around.  It doesn’t matter, any way you decide to read through it you will find yourself renewed and refreshed.

“When we are present in the everyday moments, we find that God is present with us.  And where God is, the flicker of a holy flame can help us see the commonplace in a whole new light.”  “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” Matthew 6:21

I loved this book so much I feel it deserves 6 out of 5 stars!  You can get this little gem HERE.

Todd & Jedd Hafer’s Bio:
Todd Hafer, a veteran writer with fifteen books published, is editorial director for Hallmark, Inc. In addition to Stranger in the Chat Room and Mischief from the Back Pew, he has co-written Snickers from the Front Pew with his brother Jedd. He lives with his family in Kansas.

Jedd Hafer is a stand-up comic who has performed with some of the top comics in the nation and is the director of a home for troubled teens. In addition to Stranger in the Chat Room and Mischief from the Back Pew, he has co-written Snickers from the Front Pew with his brother Todd. Jedd and his family make their home in Colorado.

Visit Todd & Jedd’s website at www.haferbros.com

I am blessed to have received a copy of this book for free from Tyndale Publishers for review purposes.  I received no other compensation and the review is my own honest opinion of the book.

She Calls Me Daddy

She Calls Me Daddy,
7 Things You Need To Know About Building a Complete Daughter” by Robert Wolgemuth

This is going
to be the most
unbelievable project
you’ve ever tackled.
5 out of 5 stars

This book, which was originally released in 1996 and has sold over 300,000 copies, has now been updated by the author with over 40% of the book being comprised of new material.  The book was great back then and its even better now.  Having built (raised) two daughters of my own I can tell you that if there ever was a owners manual on how to raise a daughter, this is it!

Wolgemuth artfully explains that there are seven critical foundational elements in building a complete daughter.

  1. Protect your daughter
  2. Teach the art of conversation
  3. Express affection
  4. Discipline appropriately
  5. Create laughter
  6. Instill faith in God
  7. Demonstrate proper conduct

Each chapter ends with a Builders Checklist which summarizes the tools you need to build the foundational element in the chapter.  I thought this part was a brilliant idea.  I wish I could tell you my favorite, or the most important foundational element in building a complete daughter, but I can’t, they are all equally important and Wolgemuth shows you why each one is needed to build your complete daughter.  Miss one element and your daughter will be incomplete.

Being the father
of a girl can be a
journey into the great
unknown, and it makes
no sense to go it alone.

Every new father needs to read this book, and even if you are already a father of a son and you find yourself blessed with a little pink bundle, you need this book just as much as the new father.  Girls are different, trust me I know.  In the pages of this book you will find encouragement, and the practical guidance you will need on your journey of growing a confident, God-honoring woman who will (still) call you daddy.

You can get the book HERE, and you can read an excerpt of the book here

I am blessed to have received a copy of this book for free from Tyndale Publishers for review purposes.  I received no other compensation and the review is my own honest opinion of the book.

Parents of two daughters and grandparents of five, Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth are the authors of more than 20 books. Robert’s best-selling titles include She Calls Me Daddy, the notes to the Devotional Bible for Dads, and The Most Important Place on Earth. Bobbie’s books include the Gold Medallion best seller Hymns for a Kid’s Heart, coauthored with Joni Eareckson Tada.
They have had the privilege of nurturing their own children’s faith. Now Robert and Bobbie celebrate as the next generation is being led to Jesus Christ.