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The Peasant’s Dream by Melanie Dickerson August 31, 2020

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In this reverse reimagining of the Cinderella story, secrets and dangerous enemies threaten a fairy-tale romance.

Adela, daughter of the Duke of Hagenheim, is rarely allowed outside the castle walls. But one day, longing for freedom, she sneaks away to the market disguised as a peasant. There, she meets a handsome young woodcarver named Frederick.

Frederick, a poor farmer, is the sole provider for his family, and he often has to defend his mother from his father’s drunken rages. He dreams of making a living carving beautiful images into wood, and he is thrilled when the Bishop of Hagenheim commissions him to carve new doors for the cathedral. As Frederick works on the project, he and Adela meet almost daily, and it doesn’t take long for them to fall in love. Yet her true identity remains hidden from him.

When disaster separates them, Adela and Frederick find themselves caught in the midst of deceptions far more dangerous than innocent disguises. As the powerful lords set against them proceed with their villainous plans, secrets emerge that put Frederick and Adela’s future at risk.

Full-length clean fairy-tale reimagining The final Hagenheim story; can be read as a stand-alone Includes discussion questions for book clubs

My thoughts:

I have loved this series. Yes, it’s gear toward young adult or teen readers but I really have liked every book in this series. I loved this one with the Cinderella twist.

Adela and Frederick are great characters with flaws or doubts about themselves that make them likable. I can’t say too much about the ending but I am glad it ended happily for everyone.

If you enjoy a fairy tale with a twist I am sure you will enjoy this read.  a twist this is a read I am sure you will enjoy. 

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

 

Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason August 28, 2020

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For one journalist, the story of a lifetime is hitting too close to home

Sarah Denning is a military journalist with the Army in the Middle East when she is taken hostage. When former Army Ranger Gavin Black is asked by his old unit commander–Sarah’s imposing father–to plan an extremely risky rescue, he reluctantly agrees and successfully executes it.

Back in the US, Sarah is livid when she’s discharged on a false psychiatric evaluation and vows to return to the Army. Until she learns of her brother’s suicide. Unable to believe her brother would do such a thing, she puts her plans on hold and enlists Gavin to help her discover the truth. What they uncover may be the biggest story of Sarah’s career–if she can survive long enough to write it.

My thoughts:

I am definitely loving this series. I liked the first one but this one was even better. I had a feeling from the beginning what might be going on but it was fun to watch it play out and unfold throughout the story.

Sarah and Gavin are a perfect pair and I love how Lynette makes sure her characters have flaws, often ones others have dealt with and we can see God’s redeeming grace in their lives.

I can’t wait to see who she feature next as I am sure all of these characters we have been introduced to will have an equally interesting story.

If you like romantic suspense I have no doubt you will thoroughly enjoy this read!

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

 

 

Review and Giveaway: The Black Midnight by Kathleen Y’Barbo August 27, 2020

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About the Book

Book: The Black Midnight

Author: Kathleen Y’Barbo

Genre: Christian Historical Suspense

Release Date: August, 2020

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Book 7 in the True Colors series—Fiction Based on Strange-But True History

Three years before Jack the Ripper began his murderous spree on the streets of London, women were dying in their beds as The Midnight Assassin terrorized the citizens of Austin, Texas. Now, with suspicion falling on Her Majesty’s family and Scotland Yard at a loss as to who the Ripper might be, Queen Victoria summons her great-granddaughter, Alice Anne von Wettin, a former Pinkerton agent who worked the unsolved Austin case, and orders her to discreetly form a team to look into the London matter.

The prospect of a second chance to work with Annie just might entice Isaiah Joplin out of his comfortable life as an Austin lawyer. If his theories are right, they’ll find the The Midnight Assassin and, by default, the Ripper. If they’re wrong, he and Annie are in a bigger mess than the one the feisty female left behind when she departed Austin under cover of darkness three years ago.

Can the unlikely pair find the truth of who is behind the murders before they are drawn into the killer’s deadly game? From Texas to London, the story navigates the fine line between truth and fiction as Annie and Isaiah ultimately find the hunters have become the hunted.

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About the Author

KathleenYbarbo-236x300Bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee of more than sixty novels with almost two million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad.

 

 

 

 

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I am a tenth generation Texan, but London has held a place in my heart for over ten years. You see, I have a son who has lived there for more than a decade. Thanks to him and his family of three—my granddaughter was born there on New Year’s Eve 2019—the city will always be special to me. There is absolutely nothing like walking those streets with a thousand years of history close enough to touch.

It was on a walk with my son through this great city that the stories of nineteenth century London came alive. With fog shrouding the rooftops of buildings that were hundreds of years old and our footsteps echoing on the cobblestones, I could imagine a time when lack of electricity and CCTV would make this place less than charming on a dark night. What reminded me of my favorite childhood movie, Mary Poppins, quickly became more reminiscent of Jack the Ripper. And then a story was born.

Only I just had half the story.

The other half came to me several years later when I stumbled across an article in Texas Monthly magazine about a serial killer who rampaged through Austin, Texas in 1884 and 1885 and was never caught. Some surmised this madman, called “The Midnight Assassin” by some, might have been Jack the Ripper honing his skills before he crossed the Atlantic to begin his famous crime spree in Great Britain.

But Austin? Ironically, my other two sons lived in Austin. So while part of my heart was in London, two more parts of that same heart resided in the Texas capital. I thought I knew Austin inside out. Between one of my sons getting not one but two degrees from the University of Texas (this Aggie grad is still proud of him in spite of what I jokingly call his burnt orange rebellion) and my other son living there and managing a restaurant at the time (and who just graduated from Texas A&M Galveston last month!), I had spent many years in the city. And yet I had never heard of the Midnight Assassin.

Research turned up a tale that sounds so close to fiction I had to write about it. Discovering the theory that the Austin killer might also be the Ripper just added to my interest—neither had been caught. And I like to write about Pinkerton detectives.

From there the story unfolded. If you’ve read any of my historical romances, you know that I love incorporating actual history into my stories. As you’ll see when you read The Black Midnight, this book is no exception. While I will continue writing the historical romances I love to bring to you, I will confess that writing this book has me itching to research another one like it.

What’s next in my foray into true crime novels? Maybe Houston. You see, I have a daughter who lives there…

In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy reading The Black Midnight as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Blog Stops

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, August 27

Genesis 5020, August 27

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 27

Inklings and notions, August 28

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 28

Ashley’s Bookshelf, August 28

Older & Smarter?, August 29

Texas Book-aholic, August 29

Artistic Nobody, August 29 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

For the Love of Literature, August 30

Connie’s History Classroom, August 30

For Him and My Family, August 31

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, August 31

Betti Mace, September 1

Robin’s Nest, September 1

Bigreadersite, September 1

deb’s Book Review, September 2

Splashes of Joy, September 2

Just Your Average reviews, September 2

Rebecca Tews, September 3

Just the Write Escape, September 3

Emily Yager, September 3

Christian Bookaholic, September 4

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Remembrancy, September 5

Through the Fire Blogs, September 5

21st Century Keeper at Home, September 6

Tell Tale Book Reviews, September 6

Blogging With Carol, September 6

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, September 7

Life of Literature, September 7

Mary Hake, September 7

Godly Book Reviews, September 8

Back Porch Reads, September 8

Daysong Reflections, September 8

Pause for Tales, September 9

Blossoms and Blessings, September 9

Hallie Reads, September 9

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Kathleen is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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My thoughts:

When I first started reading this series I didn’t love it, but the last three or four I have devoured so I have kept reading them. Each book is written by a different author so, of course, you are going to have different styles of writing.

This was an interesting book but it was one I found easy to walk away from. I felt like it was much more focused on the relationships in the book and not the crime and I read these books for the suspension. I felt like conversations about the crime were thrown in and then quickly dropped to develop the relationship between Isaiah and Annie.

However, if I was reading it for more of a romance element this book would have fit the bill nicely. I was still well done, just not what I was looking for after reading the last few books.

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A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own. 

 

Review and Giveaway: The Sinner in Mississippi by D.L. Lane August 24, 2020

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About the Book

Book:  The Sinner in Mississippi

Author: D.L. Lane

Genre: Historical Fiction, Inspirational Romance

Release Date: May 1, 2020

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Mama told me, that’s when she cried.

See, she hadn’t shed a single tear during the harsh pain of giving birth or out of fear of the horrible storm taking the house and her with it, but she sobbed when she saw me. To her, it would have been better for all of us if I’d passed on in the night, carried off on the wings of angels, never to suffer the evils of this world. And sometimes, I wondered if she hadn’t been right.

Mississippi Singleton

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About the Author

D.L.-Lane-300x300.pngD.L. Lane is a wife, musician, a graduate of Liberty University, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. In 2010 she walked away from the day job and started a writing career using a pen name. As far as the world was concerned, she was very successful writing romances, however, success aside, she knew she wasn’t on the right path but stubbornly kept on going for nine years. Although a Christian and raised in a religious home, D.L went her own way, leaving God out of her choices until He said, “Enough.”

Weary and seeking guidance, she finally listened and left the course she was on as an established novelist to take a new path—putting God first in her life where He always should have been.

More from D.L.

I love writing, and I love to challenge myself as an author, and so I thought, why not write a fictional historical piece. This was a test for me since there are many things to research when writing during a different era, especially when I wasn’t around at that time. But I prayed about it, grabbed my laptop, and started writing about a poor, uneducated girl who grew up in Louisiana during the Great Depression in a motherless home with a group of reprobate males.

Not unlike the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis, a boy despised by his brothers who plotted against him, later rose from the depths to become one of the most powerful men in Egypt, facing the very men who had been responsible for the atrocities he’d suffered. Joseph had a choice. Let them die or help the ones who never helped him? This story weaves some of that same treachery with truth, teaching not only the heroine but the hero the ultimate meaning of love.

I wanted to give readers a book demonstrating the fact God will never leave us, even if we have left him for a time. That a personal relationship with Christ is our ultimate source of strength, and with His help, we can be pulled out of the depths of great sorrow, rising to heights we never imagined possible.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, August 22

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 23

Inklings and notions, August 24

Genesis 5020, August 24

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 25

For the Love of Literature, August 26

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, August 27

Maureen’s Musings, August 27

For Him and My Family, August 28

Godly Book Reviews, August 29

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 30

Labor Not in Vain, August 30

deb’s Book Review, August 31

Pause for Tales, September 1

Betti Mace, September 2

Rebecca Tews, September 2

Daysong Reflections, September 3

Connie’s History Classroom, September 4

Jeanette’s Thoughts, September 4

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, D.L. is giving away the grand prize package of a $10 Amazon eGift Card and a free Audiobook of The Sinner in Mississippi!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/ffa5/the-sinner-in-mississippi-celebration-tour-giveaway

My thoughts:

This is a really beautiful story. I don’t think I have ever read anything by D.L. Lane, but I would again.

Mississippi’s story is heartbreaking, yet so full of hope. Thayer is a wonderful hero and I think a picture of how Jesus loves us (to some extend, he definitely had his flaws that were not Jesus-like). Their romance had their ups and downs and I wasn’t always sure what was going to happen, which of course kept things interesting.

If you are looking for a book set in a time we don’t often read about and some raw truth and pain that I am sure you would enjoy this book.

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A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own. 

 

Someone Like You by Karen Kingsbury August 20, 2020

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One frozen embryo. Two families with life-long secrets. And a guy who never planned to fall in love again.

Maddie Baxter West is shaken to the core when she finds out everything she believed about her life was a lie. Her parents had always planned to tell her the truth about her past: that she was adopted as an embryo. But somehow the right moment never happened. Then a total stranger confronts Maddie with the truth and tells her something else that rocks her world—Maddie had a sister she never knew about. Betrayed, angry, and confused, Maddie leaves her new job and fiancé, rejects her family’s requests for forgiveness, and moves to Portland to find out who she really is.

Dawson Gage’s life was destroyed when London Quinn, his best friend and the only girl he ever loved, is killed. In the hospital waiting room, London’s mother reveals that London might have had a sibling. The frozen embryo she and her husband donated decades ago. When Dawson finds Maddie and brings her to Portland, the Quinns—her biological parents—welcome her into their lives and hearts. Maddie is comforted by the Quinns’ love and intrigued by their memories of London, who was so much like her. Is this the family and the life she was really meant to have?

Now it will take the love of Dawson Gage to help Maddie know who she is…and to help her find her way home.

My thoughts:

For me this was a pretty quick read. It was very interesting. This concept of frozen embryos for adoption. I love the heart behind it. They are babies, lives, just waiting to be developed.

At first I thought Karen was having Dawson move past London’s death too soon, but she saved that and made it more believable. I honestly found the most moving part of the story the beginning, when London passed.

One thing I love about Karen’s book is that she doesn’t shy away from Jesus. He is all over that book and talked about. I love that.

This was a beautiful story!

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

 

The Power of the Decree by Patricia King August 19, 2020

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Declare God’s Word for Supernatural Breakthrough

The spiritual exercise of making decrees finds its precedent in both Old and New Testaments–the practice of simply quoting God’s promises back to Him, “reminding” Him of what He has said. This kind of prayer is one of the most vital forms of intercession. In fact, the practice of decreeing God’s Word not only builds our faith but transforms our lives.

In this powerful and enlightening book, bestselling author Patricia King helps you grasp the significant impact of inspired and finely tuned prayer. King explains how to

· find specific promises in Scripture for your need
· counter problems with God’s Word
· speak the truth of Scripture with confidence
· understand the difference between confessing the Word, proclaiming the Word and decreeing the Word
· and more

Accept the challenge to decree the words of Scripture boldly–in God’s timing, and for His will and purposes to break forth in your life.

Disclaimer: A few weeks ago I watched American Gospel on Netflix. This has, and continues, to change my faith and is bringing my focus back to the Word and the Gospel. Unfortunately, I signed up to review several books by authors I don’t necessarily agree with any longer. In fairness, I am still trying to read them for gold, but now I am seeing a lot of things I never would have saw before that I no longer agree with or I am questioning. I think it’s only fair that I tell you that and the bias I am coming from.  

My thoughts:

I really am trying to read these types of book and look for the gold, but my mind and heart has just changed so much that I am finding it difficult. I requested to review this book just as my heart was turning back toward the Gospel and I questioned whether I should review this book, but I figured it’s about the Word, how could this be bad?

Some of the ways the author uses scripture just seems really off to me. For example Isaiah 61:1-3 is about Jesus, not me, but the author used that as a decree for herself. To be honest, I did that at one point as well and now I see the error.

At another point the author talks about how we can “attract more sickness.” That sounds a bit New Age-y to me. Interesting enough the author came out of the New Age into being a Christian but some of the things she believes seem like New Age type beliefs.

I do believe in the power of scripture and I do believe it is important to know the Word of God but we must be careful how we are using the Word. Is it to get to know Jesus more or to get what we want? It should be all about Jesus.

When the author talks about receiving and delivering a decree she says the reason it may not happen is because of our lack of faith or a failure to believe. I used to swallow this and then would be so angry at God because I knew I was believing for healing and He didn’t do it. This led me down a very unhappy path but I am happy to say I no longer feel angry because I no longer feel entitled to anything. I am just grateful for the cross.

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

 

A Reckless Love by Beth White August 18, 2020

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These two may have met their match–in each other.

In the fine tradition established by her Southern grandmama, Aurora Daughtry has recently orchestrated the marriage of her eldest sister and facilitated her middle sister’s engagement. Just when it seems there is nothing left to absorb her considerable talent for managing people, in walks federal deputy marshal Zane Sager.

But Zane is not at Daughtry House for a vacation. He’s tracking a killer and collecting two key witnesses to a federal judge’s murder.

Aurora takes it upon herself to disabuse the cynical lawman of his conviction that the world is out to get him. But just as she’s on the verge of cracking Zane’s defenses, the man he is after reminds him that no one he loves is safe. Ever.

My thoughts:

I have really enjoyed this series and I couldn’t wait to get to Aurora’s story. She is a fiery young woman who likes to talk. I love her boldness and the way she went after Zane. I mean, I probably wouldn’t have acted that way but way to go Aurora.

Zane is a wonderfully, flawed hero who doubts that any woman could love him, but especially someone like Aurora.

The faith of the characters is strong through this book as well, which is something I always appreciate.

This is a great conclusion to this engaging series.

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

 

Vying for the Viscount by Kristi Ann Hunter August 17, 2020

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For Hudson, the newly titled Viscount Stildon, moving to England from India where he was born and raised was already an arduous enough endeavor. When he learns the fate of the racing empire he inherited along with his title depends upon him getting in the good graces of another stable owner, he’s even more at a loss.

The stable at the neighboring estate has been Miss Bianca Snowley’s refuge for years, and when a strange man appears to be stealing the horses, she jumps to their protection without a second thought. Upon learning Hudson is actually the new owner, she can’t help but be intrigued by the area’s newest eligible bachelor.

Any thought of romance is quickly set aside, however, when Hudson proposes they work together to secure suitable spouses for each other. As their friendship grows, Hudson and Bianca begin to reconsider what they truly want in life. But will societal expectations and the weight of their responsibilities keep them from pursuing their true desires?

My thoughts:

I am a Kristi Ann Hunter fan. I always enjoy her books and was excited to dive into this new series.

This one took me awhile to get into but I kept pressing on because I knew Kristi wouldn’t let me down and she didn’t. About half way through I was hooked.

Our two main characters drove me a bit crazy, why couldn’t Hudson just see that Bianca was the woman he should be with, even if she didn’t have horses to add to the marriage. But, of course, that is what made it so interesting. I couldn’t wait to see how it would all play out.

I will look forward to the next book in this series.

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

 

Under Scottish Stars by Carla Laureano August 13, 2020

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Recently widowed Serena MacDonald Stewart focuses on her children to the exclusion of her career, her art, and her sanity. When her brothers ask her to oversee the family guest house on the Isle of Skye, it’s a chance to dust off her long-ignored business skills and make a new start. But her hopes for a smooth transition are dashed when the hotel manager, Malcolm Blake, turns out to be irritating, condescending . . . and incredibly attractive.

Malcolm Blake gave up everything—his home, his girlfriend, and his career—to return to Skye and raise his late sister’s teenage daughter. With few job opportunities available on the island, he signs on as the manager of the MacDonald family hotel, which he’s soon running successfully without interference from the owners. That is, until Serena shows up, challenging his authority and his conviction that there’s nothing missing from his new life on Skye.

Before long, Serena and Malcolm have to admit the spark between them is more than mere irritation. But as single parents, there’s more on the line than their own hearts. Will their commitment to family be the thing that draws them together or the only thing that could keep them apart?

My thoughts:

I have been waiting for this book for years and it was worth the wait. Carla writes some intense contemporary romance. I loved the first two book in this series and I was excited to finally get to read Serena’s story.

Carla did a wonderful of job of building intensity between Serena and Malcolm. It was also fun to see the old characters from the other books.

There was a line toward the end that I had to highlight and share with you, because I have so been there: “….you need to stop blaming God for all the heartache in your in life. Until you do, you will never hear His voice over the sound of your own hurt.” Loved that truth right there. I lived in that for so long and only recently came out of that.

This book can easily stand alone, so have no fear if you haven’t read the first too. However, that are all so good I am sure you will want to read all three.

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

 

Unshackled Kathy DeGraw August 12, 2020

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Unlock Healing and Breakthrough for Your Life

Jesus didn’t come to earth just to save us from hell. He suffered, died and rose again for complete deliverance and healing. Soul wounds affect each of us and leave broken places in our lives. When we seek inner healing but don’t also close demonic doorways to the enemy, we simply mask the issues and may find ourselves in more bondage than we experienced previously.

A respected minister of deliverance, Kathy DeGraw will show you through biblical insights, real-life examples and practical instruction how you can
· discern and destroy the roots of fear, anger, addictions, rejection and other strongholds that just won’t go away
· use the tools of repentance, forgiveness and robust spiritual warfare prayers and declarations to walk into freedom
· minister deliverance and inner healing to others
· and more

The Holy Spirit wants to open your eyes to the strongholds that have kept you stuck. It’s time to be unshackled and free!

Disclaimer: A few weeks ago I watched American Gospel on Netflix. This has, and continues, to change my faith and is bringing my focus back to the Word and the Gospel. Unfortunately, I signed up to review several books by authors I don’t necessarily agree with any longer. In fairness, I am still trying to read them for gold, but now I am seeing a lot of things I never would have saw before that I no longer agree with or I am questioning. I think it’s only fair that I tell you that and the bias I am coming from.  

My thought:

I appreciated in this book that at the beginning of each chapter there was a quiz where you can reflect on if this is an issue for you. For me, in the past, I have struggled with pride and it was interesting to read that I still have things in this area I need to work on. Things that I normally wouldn’t consider prideful but definitely can be.

Each chapter ends with a lot of action steps, prayers and declarations you can do to “overcome” these shackles.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of prosperity gospel and “new age” type stuff in this book. On page 81 the author states the her disobedience could prevent a mighty act of God. I totally disagree with this. God can still move you just might not get to be part of that if you are disobedient. God is all powerful. He doesn’t need anything to move, but I believe He loves using those that will be obedient.

On page 112 I about wanted to throw the book away. The author says: “Through prayer and a series of events, the Lord affirmed that I could declare out and claim a Dodge Charger.” What?? To be fair, I used to believe this stuff and do it, which only led to me feeling entitled to things. This stuff makes me feel ill now. This is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus gave his life for me, for you and rose again. I don’t need a Charger, I only need Jesus.

So, I did like the reflecting on things that you might be dealing with but overall this is not a book I would turn to due to the false teachings that I find in here.

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