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Defeating Dementia by Richard Furman, MD, FACS May 10, 2018

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In the fight against dementia, the most powerful player is you.

“While many books have been written about individuals with Alzheimer’s, none has so seamlessly connected the disease biology, the patient experience, and the preventative science as Dr. Furman does so skillfully. Dr. Furman’s work will serve as the definitive guide on preventative measures to decrease one’s chances of developing Alzheimer’s dementia.”–Senator Bill Frist, nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon, former US Senate majority leader, and chairman of the executive council of Cressey and Company, from the foreword

“I had always thought that there was little one could do to prevent or slow the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. However, in this amazing book, Defeating Dementia, Dr. Richard Furman explains in an easy to understand and detailed way that there are actually things you can be doing right now to decrease your odds of developing Alzheimer’s dementia. This book can change the way you live. It can give you a new hope and practical steps to deal with–and even help prevent–Alzheimer’s.”–Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and founder of Samaritan’s Purse, from the foreword

“Dr. Furman has created a unique book for the public–one that synthesizes decades of research on the prevention and early treatment of dementia into understandable chunks and practical advice. Pairing the science with personal story provides immediacy, underscoring that this advice is not just a good idea, it’s crucial and matters now.”–Dr. Richard Ackermann, director, Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Mercer University School of Medicine

Dementia. It’s one of the most dreaded conditions we face as we age. Many people claim they would rather be diagnosed with cancer than Alzheimer’s. What many don’t realize is that dementia is not a forgone conclusion as we get older. Our own lifestyle choices and habits can have a significant impact–for good or ill–on our chances of developing the disease.

And that means there’s hope.

Drawing from the latest medical research, Dr. Richard Furman helps you understand dementia and Alzheimer’s and shows you how to make three powerful lifestyle changes that can help decrease the probability of developing this disease. He explains how eating the right foods, exercising, and sustaining an ideal weight can dramatically reduce the likelihood of developing dementia in the first place, and how these habits can even slow the progression of the disease in someone who has already received a diagnosis.

If you or your loved ones are concerned about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, let this book be your guide into a healthy future.

My thoughts:

At first I almost passed up this book. But something made me go back and request to review it.

I’m glad I did.

Dementia is close to my heart because there has been some question whether my own father might have it or not. I don’t know. But this book pulled me in and educated me and taught me there is hope with simple changes in our lifestyle we can slow the process down.

I also learned about the risk factors for dementia. Unfortunately, many older people have these risk factors. I do and I’m not that old yet. But I have always struggled with my cholesterol. I am working at changing and now I have even greater motivation.

The other thing that made this book so interesting to me was how the author dispersed the story of his mother-in-law throughout. This broke up all the science type stuff (which typically bores me) and made the book more personal.

I really liked this book and appreciated the information. If this is a topic that interests or concerns you this book will encourage you.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

Review and Giveaway: Things I Never Told You by Beth Vogt May 7, 2018

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It’s been ten years since Payton Thatcher’s twin sister died in an accident, leaving the entire family to cope in whatever ways they could. No longer half of a pair, Payton reinvents herself as a partner in a successful party-planning business and is doing just fine—as long as she manages to hold her memories and her family at arm’s length.

But with her middle sister Jillian’s engagement, Payton’s party-planning skills are called into action. Which means working alongside her opinionated oldest sister, Johanna, who always seems ready for a fight. They can only hope that a wedding might be just the occasion to heal the resentment and jealousy that divides them . . . until a frightening diagnosis threatens Jillian’s plans and her future. As old wounds are reopened and the family faces the possibility of another tragedy, the Thatchers must decide if they will pull together or be driven further apart.

My Thoughts and Giveaway:

This book took me to a place deep in my heart. This relationship between sisters can be tough. My sister and I have had our ups and downs.

Payton is so guarded, I just wanted her to know Jesus. Her whole family needed Jesus (don’t we all). I knew that was the answer for all of them.

The pain of what Jillian needs to deal with as her wedding approaches is something all of us fear, at least a little bit. My heart broke for her.

Beth has penned a beautifully written story that will touch the heart of her readers.

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Leave a comment by May 21st for your chance to win a copy of this book. One winner will be chosen by random.org. (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

Review and Giveaway: Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl May 4, 2018

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U.S. Marshal Casey Quinn is tasked with escorting a reporter to testify before a grand jury regarding a missing environmentalist. At first, the assignment seems routine. But when it becomes dangerously clear that there”s more to the story than anyone knows, Casey and two other marshals–one a man from her past–will have to do whatever it takes to survive.

My thoughts and giveaway:

I have been loving this series. Nancy knows how to write a book that will grab you and keep a hold of you.

Although I might not have gotten pulled into this one as soon the others in this series I still did get pulled in, it just took a bit more time.

I liked Casey. She was a tough woman, with pain from her past and of course E.J. is tied too. How could these two get it together when it comes to romance?

What was great about this book was you never were sure who the good guys or bad guys were. Who could you trust?

If you enjoy romantic suspense I am sure you will love reading this book.

Visit Nancy here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

Leave a comment by May 17th for your chance to win a copy of this book. One winner will be chosen by random.org. (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to my by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

An Intentional Life by Karen Stott May 2, 2018

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A joy-filled life is possible…And you can have it right where you are.

Those desires that tug on your heart and keep you up at night—the big dreams, grand adventures, new experiences—require purpose and planning, time and effort. Is it possible to follow your passions while still finding joy and meaning where God has you right now?

With the voice of a close friend, Karen Stott offers insight and inspiration from her story of juggling motherhood and multiple businesses while leading Pursuit, a global entrepreneurial community. You will be empowered to…

prepare space in your day for the endeavors that matter most to you and yours discover clear ways to keep your home, family, and work in healthy balance enjoy fresh moments of grace and gratitude as you make sure you are in your life

If you are aching for more than a cycle of never-ending demands and not-enough peace, be inspired by how God can help you discover your purpose and cultivate An Intentional Life.

My thoughts:

This book is full of Karen’s personal experiences and how she handled things in her life. How she has learned to be sensitive to God’s promptings.

Something awakened in me as I read this book. I was reminded that I have lost a lot of what God spoke to me several years ago. I am starting to see that maybe the reason I haven’t been happy lately is because I am not being obedient to what God has called me to.

This book reads almost like a personal journal. So if you enjoy that style of writing you will enjoy this.

Sometimes the chapters seems a bit short, I felt like it was just getting started and it was done and I wasn’t sure what happened. But otherwise a nice read.

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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.