Monday, June 20, 2016

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101 Simple Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him: A Book Review

About The Book:

Sometimes the simpliest ways to say I Love You can have the biggest impact.

If you could find one new way to encourage your husband, would that be great? 
How about 101 ways?

Speaker and author Kathi Lipp offers a wealth of creative advice that will have a great impact with just a little bit of effort. You'll discover ways not only to bless your man but also to bless your life together as a couple. 

Here's a quick look at just a few of the fun and simple ways that Kathi (along with some of her most encouraging friends) suggests for showing love to your husband:


  • Brag on him on social media and watch his reaction
  • Study up on his favorite team so you can surprise him when you watch a game together (and actually understand what the commentators are talking about)
  • Clean out his car and leave a snack for his drive to work (and not the leftover french fries you found between the seats)
With tons of unique ideas from Fawn Weaver, Shaunti Feldhahn, Sheila Wray Gregoire, Renee Swope, Crystal Paine, Michele Cushatt, and others, 101 Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him will inspire you to nuture your man and foster a lasting, loving, and fun-filled relationship.

About The Author:

Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker and the author of several books, including The Husband Project, Clutter Free, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and The Get Yourself Organized Project. Kathi is on the teaching team of Church on the Hill in San Jose, California and she and her husband, Roger, are the parents of four young adults.

My Review:

This book is one that is full of awesome ideas to shower your husband with hands-on love, whether you are a newlywed or been married for 50 years. There is something for every wife on this list. I love how practical Kathi is in her ideas, and that she does not shy away from her own personal experiences. My favorite part of the book by far though was the personality test at the beginning that the read takes to help them determine which activities would be most suited to their spouse. Also, I loved that Lipp references the book, "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman. It is one of my favorite relationship books! There is something for everyone in Lipp's book and it would be a great idea for a newly engaged couple, bridal shower gift, or wedding gift to be sure.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase 101 Simple Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him at your favorite Christian book retailer from Harvest House Publishers

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the author, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other mann



Always Watching: A Book Review

About The Book:

Intensity. Skill. Tenacity. 

The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have it all.


When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians to protect his son. But when Wade's bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap. 

Olivia's skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade's stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him--including Olivia. But in her mind, even more dangerous than the threats to her life is the hold her handsome client has on her heart.


You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format

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About The Author:

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice, the Deadly Reunions, and the Hidden Identity series. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She lives in South Carolina. Learn more at www.lynetteeason.com.

My Review:

Oh this was another fantastic read from one of my favorite suspense writers, Lynette Eason. I know I have said it before but her style of writing, along with the themes, twists and turns, awesome characters and story lines, remind me so much of another fave, Dee Henderson! Seriously, I was up late into the night reading this one. I could not put it down. The pace was fast, but not so much that it felt rushed. The characters developed nicely and I cannot wait to see how the series continues and characters grow. Book 2, Without Warning releases August 1, 2016 and book 3, Moving Target, releases January 2017! 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

  BUY IT: You can purchase Always Watching at your favorite Christian Book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Make Your Children World Explorers

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Give your family summer vacation a makeover this year and turn it into a "staycation." Have your kids forget their summer boredom, turn off their screens, and instead circle the globe with Focus on the Family's "World Explorers" summer adventure kit!

Throughout the next two months, travel our colorful, diverse world, visiting 27 different countries on six continents. Part of the fun will be figuring out where the next stop is, using five clues that reveal interesting facts about the next country. Once you've determined where you're going, use the games, activities and faith lessons to give your kids a glimpse into that country's unique culture.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Adventures in Odyssey Summer Challenge 2016

This summer, you can join Adventures in Odyssey’s Clubhouse Magazine and help children in the Middle East go to school and learn English. It’s Adventures in Odyssey's Clubhouse Magazine Exercise to Educate summer challenge!

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The Problem

Nearly 7,000 miles away from the United States, there's a war going on in the country of Syria. Many families have been forced from their homes. Parents have had to leave their jobs, and children have had to leave behind toys and friends.

Many of these families now live in refugee camps in nearby countries. They have tents instead of houses. Clean water is hard to come by. This war has put 2.6 million children out of school – some for more than four years already.

The Solution

Our friends at Focus on the Family Middle East know many families who don't have the money to buy a school uniform and pay for their children to go to school. They also know people who would love to teach children English in local churches.

You may not have a lot of money to help, but you probably have time, energy and excitement. Here's what you can do:

1. Go to to Whitsend.org/summer.
2. Print a sponsor sheet and exercise to earn points. You can do it for a week or the whole summer – just remember, the more you exercise, the more points you'll earn!
3. Ask your family and friends to sponsor your efforts.
4. Beginning in July, tell us how you did and receive a digital bundle from your friends at Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family. The deadline to submit your information is August 31, 2016. 

For participating and submitting your information, you will get a free Adventures in Odyssey episode from Album 51. You will also get 101 Surefire Ways to Strengthen Your Child's Faith – eBook and the audio book of Imagination Station #1, “Voyage with the Vikings.” Make the most of your summer—exercise for your health and help other kids in need while you do!

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Raising Uncommon Kids: A Book Review

About The Book:

The greatest lesson we teach our kids isn't anything we say--it's what we do.
Many parents are surprised to discover just how little we're actually modeling the behaviors we hope to pass on--qualities such as unconditional love, gentleness, forgiveness, patience, gratitude, humility, and more. This unique book offers a fresh way to look at molding your children: by focusing more on adding good behaviors than on eliminating bad ones. 

Grounding her advice in Scripture, Sami Cone shares stories from her own life to show these principles in action. And she outlines practical things you can do right now to create a home and family that exhibits love, harmony, and generosity of spirit in a self-centered world.


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Sami Cone is a blogger, radio host, and TV correspondent. Known as the Frugal Mom on Nashville's top-rated talk show Talk of the Town, Sami hosts the nationally syndicated Family Money Minute and educates more than one million listeners every morning on the Family Friendly Morning Show. She and her husband, Rick, have two children and live in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more at www.samicone.com.

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My Review:

As a Christian mom, it is part of my mission to teach my children traits that reflect our belief in Jesus Christ. Sometimes this is easy, other times not so much but always there are lessons to learn as the journey of life happens. There are literally hundreds of Christian parenting books on the market. To be honest, it can become completely overwhelming to pick the "right" books. Which ones meeet our parenting style or religious beliefs, which reflect parenting girls or boys, which reflect parenting in older years, and so on. However, recently I read a great book that will cover all these situations and more. Raising Uncommon Kids: 12 Biblical Traits You Need to Raise Selfless Kids was a lovely addition to my parenting resources. 

Author Sami Cone uses her outspoken, raw and honest writing style to teach parents how important it is that children be raised with these twelve traits:

1. Love
2. Harmony
3. Gentleness
4. Bearing With
5. Forgiveness
6. Wisdom
7. Patience
8. Kindness
9. Gratitude
10. Peace
11. Humility
12. Compassion

What a phenomenal list! As I read the book, I was encouraged certainly but also humbled because I realized that there was so much I was doing already but I am also so very far away from the parent God wants me to be. I was reminded that I need to not only teach these traits but also model them in my own life. Modelling the behavior I want my children to possess is so incredibly important. I loved that the author gave personal stories but also a lot of wonderful practical tips to teach each trait. 

Some of my favortie quotes from the book include:

-Once we as paretns truly embrace the love of our heavenly father, we must exhibit that love daily and put it into practice (p. 24)
-Whatever you do, don't forget to let your kids help. Anytime you make your kids part of the process, you automatically make them part of the solution (p. 39)
-If we're going to teach our kids to be compassionate, they must first become considerate (p. 74)
-It's not about knowing how to do something. It's about being willing to do anything (p. 174)
-Our goal should not be to raise kids like everyone else in the world; out goal should be to raise our kids in such a way that motivates them to embrace their uniqueness and in turn share that gift with others (p. 191)

My copy of this book is underlined and highlighted all over and definitely is one that I will reference for years to come yet! There is seriously a ton of fantastic ideas both in the book and on the authors website. Check it out here, for great ideas and more information about the author.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Raising Uncommon Kids: 12 Biblical Traits You Need to Raise Selfless Kids at your favorite Christian retailers from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated

Cold Shot: A Book Review

About The Book:

Four Best Friends. 
And Then One Went Missing . . . 

In college, Griffin McCray and his three best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore Police Department, Declan Grey would head to the FBI, and Parker Mitchell would study to become a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world--and friendships--crumbled. 

Now years later, Griffin has left the police and his friendships behind. Still trying to forget a case that went bad when he was a SWAT team sniper, he's living a quiet life as a park ranger at Gettysburg. Quiet until skeletal remains are uncovered near Little Round Top--and they aren't Civil War-era. 

Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott discovers evidence pointing to the work of an expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Grey steps in to take over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he'll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he--and those he cares about--are going to escape a downward spiral of crime, danger, and murder.


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged,ShatteredStrandedSilenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing's Best Award, among others.  

She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves--the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters' faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson. You can find her online at danipettrey.com.


My Review:

Dani Pettrey has been a favorite mystery romance writer of mine since her debut novel and I was super excited to read Cold Shot as it started a new series! I absolutely loved it. The characters were very well developed and the action started from the very first pages, and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout reading this book. I found myself reading late into the night to read this gem.  Seriously, if you haven't had the opportunity to read Pettrey's book, you need to! You will not be disappointed. The suspense level was very high, it was very intriguing and I look forward to seeing how all the characters develop in the rest of the series. What I absolutely love about this book is that proceeds from the sales of Cold Shot will go to rescuing people from human trafficking. That is absolutely awesome!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Cold Shot at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Theology Without Borders: A Book Review

About The Book:

Everyone knows the nature of Christianity has changed and the church is growing rapidly outside the West. But there is no consensus as to what this means for doing theology. Must Western theology be exported? Should Westerners rethink their views of God and the Bible in the light of non-Western thinkers?

Theology without Borders argues that the current demographics of Christianity demand that theology becomes a comparative exercise in which different voices reflect their different settings and begin to learn from each other. It also describes the challenges such a project raises. This concise introduction provides an overview of an emerging global discussion in theology by modeling this discussion from two different perspectives. Combining the voices of a Western and a non-Western theologian, it integrates Western theological tradition with emerging global perspectives, exploring the major issues involved in rethinking theology in light of the explosion of world Christianity. The book envisions a constructive integration of traditional and postcolonial theologies and underlines the contributions from the Global South. It will be of interest to theology and missiology professors and students as well as church leaders and readers interested in the changing face of world Christianity.

Contents1. Transoccidentalism and the Making of Global Theology
by Oscar García-Johnson2. Doing Theology Out of a Western Heritage: Gains and Losses
by William A. Dyrness
3. The Role of Indigenous Traditions in the Context of Christian Theology
4. God, Creation, and the Human Community
5. Jesus Christ and the Good News for the World
6. The Church in Global Context
7. The Christian Hope: Eschatology in Global Perspective
Appendix: The Historical Traditions of the Church
Index


You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format

About The Authors:

William A. Dyrness (DTheol, University of Strasbourg; Doctorandus, Free University) is dean emeritus and professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and is the author of several books on global theology.

Oscar García-Johnson (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate dean of the Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he also serves as associate professor of theology and Latino/a studies. He is the author of The Mestizo/a Community of the Spirit: A Latino/a Postmodern Ecclesiology and other writings from the Global South.

My Review:

This was a very inspiring book to read. With two very different perspectives, the authors give us a glimpse into global conversations about theology in a way that both scholars and lay people will comprehend and want to learn from. Both authors cover how the demographic of global theology is changing, and why that is not a bad thing. Very well written and organized and a book that should be read by all who love the church. 

I recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Theology Without Borders at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Evangelicals and Catholics Together At Twenty: A Book Review

About The Book:

Founded by Charles Colson and Richard John Neuhaus in 1994, Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) has fostered a fruitful conversation on the meaning of the gospel in today's world. Over the course of twenty years, ECT has issued nine statements addressing contemporary topics. This one-volume guide, the first collection of the ECT statements, explores the key accomplishments of this groundbreaking, ongoing dialogue. Introductions and notes provide context and discuss history and future prospects. The book also includes prefaces by J. I. Packer and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, a foreword by George Weigel, and an epilogue by R. R. Reno and Kevin J. Vanhoozer.

ContentsPreface by J. I. Packer
Preface by Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Foreword by George Weigel
A Theological Introduction by Timothy George and Thomas G. Guarino
1. Unity
Introduction by Timothy George
Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium (1994)
2. Justification
Introduction by Thomas C. Oden
The Gift of Salvation (1997)
3. Scripture
Introduction by Thomas G. Guarino
Your Word Is Truth (2002)
4. Saints
Introduction by Robert Louis Wilken
The Communion of Saints (2003)
5. Holiness
Introduction by Cheryl Bridges Johns
The Call to Holiness (2005)
6. Pro-Life
Introduction by R. R. Reno
That They May Have Life (2006)
7. Mary
Introduction by Dale M. Coulter
Do Whatever He Tells You: The Blessed Virgin Mary in Christian Faith and Life (2009)
8. Freedom
Introduction by George Weigel
In Defense of Religious Freedom (2012)
9. Marriage
Introduction by Timothy George and Thomas G. Guarino
The Two Shall Become One Flesh: Reclaiming Marriage (2015)
Epilogue by R. R. Reno and Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Appendix: Signers of the Documents
Index


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Editors:

Timothy George (ThD, Harvard University) is founding dean and professor of divinity, history, and doctrine at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author or editor of numerous books, includingTheology of the ReformersGod the Holy Trinity, and J. I. Packer and the Evangelical Future. He is a member of the editorial council forChristianity Today and is on the editorial advisory board of Books & Culture.

Thomas G. Guarino (STD, Catholic University of America) is professor of systematic theology at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. He is the author of several books, including Vattimo and Theology andFoundations of Systematic Theology.

My Review:

A really great synopsis of a 20 year study put together by Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) that cover nine areas and how these topics have been dealt with over 20 years and the dialogue that came out about each. A very interesting read, that I learned a lot from, and written in a way that even a lay person, with little knowledge of the Catholic church can easily understand. 

I give this book a great thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase this book at your favorite Christian book retailer from Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Effective Generational Ministry: A Book Review

About The Book:

Understanding generational differences is a key to effective ministry in a multigenerational church. Too many churches and parachurch organizations know too little about the similarities and differences among the three largest generations that make up the American populace today, and the church often suffers because of it. Effective Generational Ministry offers students and practitioners cutting-edge research and biblical analysis of Boomers (1946-1964), GenXers (1965-1981), and Millennials (1982-2001) so churches can minister more effectively within and across generational lines.

The authors, one an expert on generational differences and the other a respected New Testament scholar, represent different generations and areas of expertise. Effective Generational Ministryexplores key characteristics of each generation based on empirical research, provides biblical-theological analysis of generational attributes, and offers specific suggestions for ministry with and for each generation. The book also provides proven examples of intergenerational ministry.

ContentsIntroduction
1. Boomers at Large
2. Boomers in Light of the Bible
3. Priorities for Ministry with Boomers
4. Generation X: The Lost Middle Child
5. Xers in Light of the Bible
6. Priorities for Ministry with Xers
7. Millennials: Apple of the Eye
8. Millennials in Light of the Bible
9. Priorities for Ministry with Millennials: Getting in the Game
Conclusion
Indexes


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Authors:

Elisabeth A. Nesbit Sbanotto (PhD, University of Arkansas) is assistant professor of counseling at Denver Seminary and the author ofGenerational Affiliation as a Component of Culture. She is a registered psychotherapist and maintains a private counseling practice in Littleton, Colorado.

Craig L. Blomberg (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has taught for more than twenty-five years. He is the author or editor of numerous books, includingCan We Still Believe the Bible?A Handbook of New Testament ExegesisJesus and the GospelsThe Historical Reliability of the GospelsPreaching the ParablesMaking Sense of the New Testament, and commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and James.

My Review:

Over the years one struggle that I have seen in the church's that I have attended was how to bring all the generations together as we serve one God and Father. This is often a very real struggle and difficult to overcome for many churches. How does a church reach Baby Boomers, Generation Xers and Millenials effectively, yet meet the needs of each group of people in a way that honors them and God alike? Well, authors Craig Blomberg and Elisabeth Nesbit Sbanotto have done a wonderful job of looking at the issue of multi-generational ministry with practical and biblically strong advice. While this book is very big, and at times very academic, it is very well written and perfect for any pastor to have in their ministry library! It is not necessarily a how-to book but rather an encouraging read that will guide us to reaching all generations where they are not, not where we want them to be. This is so important because we can all learn from one another regardless of age and this is how God wants it to be! 

A great read that I highly recommend. 

BUY IT: You can purchase Effective Generational Ministry at your favorite Christian Book Retailer from Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Lead Vertically: A Book Review

About The Book:

Dream big. Share the vision. Watch your team rise to the occasion.
When leaders inspire their teams with a vision of what is possible, passion meets production . . . and truly great things happen. 

As director of ministries at Lakewood Church in Houston--the largest and fastest-growing church in America--Craig Johnson oversees thousands of staff members, lay leaders, and volunteers. He knows that meeting short-term goals is important, but he also recognizes that teams grow and grow stronger when they have a big dream to fulfill. After all, people can live with disappointment, but not without hope.

Are you challenging your team (and yourself) to dream? Are you inspiring those who follow you?Lead Vertically shows you how to motivate your team by consistently and clearly communicating that the best days are ahead. You'll learn how to foster personal trust and turn the tide of negativity with tools that are easily adaptable for teams of any size. Plus, you'll find tips and exercises for recruiting, training, and strengthening teams.

It all starts with you . . . because building up--leading vertically--begins in the heart. 


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Craig Johnson has served in full-time ministry for more than two decades. He is currently the director of ministries at Lakewood Church, one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in America, overseeing all pastoral ministries and staff, as well as serving as family ministries pastor. Previously, he served as co-chair for the Los Angeles Billy Graham Children's Crusade and as children's pastor at Faith Community Church in West Covina, California.

My Review:

For as long as I have been going to church (my whole life) I have noticed that volunteers are extremely important to the effective running of many of the programs that exist in a church. Now in order for volunteers to do well, regardless of the area, you need effective leaders to encourage and challenge them. Lead Vertically by Craig Johnson is a wonderful new book that does just this. It is an inspirational read for leaders of all types and in any ministry. It was a very easy read, yet full of challenging tips and inspiring all in one! The book is full of practical ideas for everyone! It reminds us to love on people because that is what Jesus did. The book has loads of scriptural references and great thought provoking questions for personal reflection in each chapter.

This is one book that all church leaders need to read and need to have in their library!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Lead Vertically at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Be You. Do Good: A Book Review

About The Book:

You were created for a meaningful life
Are you looking for purpose in your life? Trying to find a career that is a calling? Each day you can make a difference by being yourself and doing good. The greatest impact you can have is probably just around the corner, within your grasp, and embedded in your heart. It may not be easy, but it is accessible.

Jonathan Golden takes you on twelve adventures to discover not just who you are but how you can have the courage to find your calling and do good in the process. As a pastor and the founder of Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company, a multimillion-dollar social enterprise, he is living out his unique calling to promote social, spiritual, and economic justice in the lives of thousands of Rwandans, while at the same time giving you a great cup of coffee. For ten years he has invited millions to "Drink Coffee. Do Good." and now he invites you to Be You. Do Good.


You can read  Be You Do Good here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Jonathan David Golden is the founder of Land of a Thousand Hills, a multimillion-dollar coffee company that provides a living wage to more than 2,500 Rwandan farmers and their families. He and his company have been featured by CNN, Fox News, Christianity TodayRelevant, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Charisma. Learn more about Jonathan at BeYouDoGood.com.

My Review:

Pursuing our dreams and goals to do what God wants for our lives seems to be a theme in many of the books I have been reading lately, and once again this theme comes to life in Be You, Do Good by Jonathan David Golden. It was a very good read and I love that the author wrote in a very simple, conversational manner, making it feel like I was right in the room listening to him, or sitting and having coffee with him and listening to his story. The book will will give you little steps to help you be you so you can do good for His plan in your life. It is encouraging and challenging in one and is a book I quite enjoyed. Also great is that each chapter has a few questions that will allow for personal reflection as you pursue your dreams and goals. This book was a great reminder that we don't have to completely change our lives to do good. We can do good right where we are, with the tools we have at our disposal, but we do have to get up and get our of our comfort zone sometimes to do just that! 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up. 

BUY IT: You can purchase Be You, Do Good at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***