Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Sudden Glory by Sharon Jaynes

I ordered the book in hoping to use it in a couple’s bible study class.  The book was written as a women’s bible study tool but not a couple’s bible study.  Men will find it offensive at times.  A good example of this is on page 34, The Relentless Romance.  The question comes up between a couple about how a woman defines romance and how women want to be continually pursued.  The author makes the husband sound as if he is unfeeling, more or less a moron.  In the author’s point of view, the man’s option is wrong so any further discussion is moot.  Very narrow minded thinking.  The basic fact that God created men and women different does not mean one is better than the other.  On page 61, Two Becoming One, she uses the example of the unfaithful husband loving his wife for 360 days and 5 days of the year, he has a thing for blondes.  Seriously, this is the only example you could come up with.  I could see the romance novel style stories would appeal to many women and all the discussions are about women.  If this is what you are looking for this will be a good book, if not beware.
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of the book.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wisdom Meets Passion by Dan Miller and Jared Angaza

I have read more books that have claimed they could motive you to new heights, locate that lost talent you never knew you had or follow the books method to success.  To my surprise, this was not one of those self-help books.  The book was balance in a way that allowed you to explore the two different generations of the authors.  You are able to relate to one or the other author for each discussion point and in many cases both.  The book is centered on basic common sense things, many that we forgotten about in our busy life.  The book brings these things back into focus and triggers renewed and/or new thoughts.  Why have I not tried that before, why did I stop doing that or I cannot think of a reason why I should not do that?  Once I got started reading the book, it contained so many inspiration and positive ideas I could not put it down.  This book is not targeting one typical audience like many of the self-help books are but can be applied to students, singles, parents, the retired, etc.  They provide example for all of us that we should still be passionate about something in our lives no matter what that is.  Rekindle you passion, read the book.
I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review of the book.