Genesis 5020

My Story for His Glory

Glory Carriers by Jennifer Eivaz March 20, 2019

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We were created to reflect something or Someone. What we behold, we reflect. The more we behold the Lord, the more we look like him–and the more we see his glory released into our lives and the lives of those around us.

The glory of God is irresistible. Yet seeking to sense his presence or experience his glory for its own sake misses the point. His glory is the natural outpouring of a deep relationship with the Holy Spirit. In these pages, author and speaker Jennifer Eivaz shows how you can enter into more intimate fellowship with the Spirit of God, experience miraculous encounters, and begin to see more miracles, more deliverances, and more lives dramatically changed. Here is the inspiration you need to step into the supernatural and follow God’s leading–and carry his glory to the darkest places and see his kingdom come.

My thoughts:

I enjoyed this fresh look at how we can carry God’s glory with us everywhere we go and shift the atmospheres around us.

Jennifer also talks about different types of glory that is available and how can see that in the Bible.

She give a lot of great examples of people in the Bible that carried God’s glory with them, along with her own personal experiences.

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

 

The Line Between by Tosca Lee March 5, 2019

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In this frighteningly believable thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee, an extinct disease re-emerges from the melting Alaskan permafrost to cause madness in its victims. For recent apocalyptic cult escapee Wynter Roth, it’s the end she’d always been told was coming.

When Wynter Roth is turned out of New Earth, a self-contained doomsday cult on the American prairie, she emerges into a world poised on the brink of madness as a mysterious outbreak of rapid early onset dementia spreads across the nation.

As Wynter struggles to start over in a world she’s been taught to regard as evil, she finds herself face-to-face with the apocalypse she’s feared all her life—until the night her sister shows up at her doorstep with a set of medical samples. That night, Wynter learns there’s something far more sinister at play and that these samples are key to understanding the disease.

Now, as the power grid fails and the nation descends into chaos, Wynter must find a way to get the samples to a lab in Colorado. Uncertain who to trust, she takes up with former military man Chase Miller, who has his own reasons for wanting to get close to the samples in her possession, and to Wynter herself.

Filled with action, conspiracy, romance, and questions of whom—and what—to believe, The Line Between is a high-octane story of survival and love in a world on the brink of madness.

My thoughts:

Yes.

I’m not sure what else to say. This book is AH-mazing. So good. I need to read more books like this. I have read a couple of other of Tosca’s book but I am pretty sure this is my favorite.

It was a combination of “Walking Dead” and “Birdbox” yet even more real than those movies/shows. Like what happened in this book is something that REALLY could happen.

I devoured this book and couldn’t wait to get back to it. If you like something different I highly recommend this book!

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

 

Breach of Trust by Rachel Dylan February 28, 2019

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When an Open-and-Shut Murder Case Gets Complicated,
Can She Overcome Her Need for Justice?

Corporate litigator Mia Shaw suffers the shock of her life when she finds her colleague and friend brutally murdered. Grief-stricken and furious, Mia vows that she will do anything to make the killer pay.

The man accused of the murder is a friend of security tech guru Noah Ramirez, but the evidence just doesn’t add up. To save his former ATF partner, Noah needs to convince Mia that the real killer is still on the loose.

Mia soon has more to worry about than the criminal prosecution. She is tasked with taking over her friend’s last case and learns he was hiding dark secrets about his client. She thinks she may have stumbled upon corporate espionage that has turned deadly, but she has no idea of the danger involved. Her only ally is Noah, despite their difference of opinion about the killer’s identity. Can Noah win Mia over to his side and protect her from ever-growing threats?

My thoughts:

This book is a pretty easy read, I enjoyed it and from the beginning we are tossed into the mystery surrounding Chases’s murder.

I do wish more would have happened a bit sooner. After the initial scene of finding Chase it slows down a bit. We are in the point of view of many characters and I wondered why, I knew there had to be a reason but early on that isn’t clear.

But if you stick with it (which I recommend) you will be satisfied with the ending, for me I just wished it was a bit faster-pace. Overall a good read, though.

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

 

 

A Desperate Hope by Elizabeth Camden February 26, 2019

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Eloise Drake’s prim demeanor hides the turbulent past she believes is finally behind her. A mathematical genius, she’s now a successful accountant for the largest engineering project in 1908 New York. But to her dismay, her new position puts her back in the path of the man responsible for her deepest heartbreak.

Alex Duval is the mayor of a town about to be wiped off the map. The state plans to flood the entire valley where his town sits in order to build a new reservoir, and Alex is stunned to discover the woman he once loved on the team charged with the demolition. With his world crumbling around him, Alex devises a risky plan to save his town–but he needs Eloise’s help to succeed.

Alex is determined to win back the woman he thought he’d lost forever, but even their combined ingenuity may not be enough to overcome the odds against them.

My thoughts:

Sometimes starting a new book is like slipping into a warm bath. That was the case for me with this book. I easily fell into this story and Elizabeth’s writing style. I think I have only read one book by her and it was years ago and now I am wondering why.

Something about this book really grabbed me and I loved it. The struggle from the past but the hope that lay in the future for our characters.

Yes, this is a great read with broken characters that God can redeem and restore. I highly recommend this one.

Visit Elizabeth here.

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

 

The 5-Minute Prayer Plan for Women February 6, 2019

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5 minutes to a dynamic, focused, powerful time of prayer!

Many Christians yearn for a dynamic prayer life, but we often get stuck in a repetitive routine of prayer, praying for the same things, people, and situations—sometimes even with the same words.

This practical and inspirational guide will give you new ways to approach prayer with 90 focused 5-minute plans for your daily quiet time. These prayer plans explore a variety of life themes such as health, finances, forgiveness, relationships, wisdom, worry, and thankfulness. Each entry includes:

Minute 1: A scripture to meditate on
Minutes 2–3: Specific prayer points and questions to consider as the reader enters a time of prayer
Minutes 4–5: A jump-starter prayer to springboard the reader into a time of conversation with God

My thoughts:

I love the idea of this book. I was looking for some guidance in my prayer life and hoped this might help me.

This is a great resource for someone who is probably new in their faith. For me it lacked what I was looking for.

I didn’t like that is used the KJV for scripture. I ended up looking the scriptures up in my own Bible because I just can’t connect with KJV.

It is a quick little thing you can do each day, so if you are looking for something that is quick this might be what you are looking for. It just wasn’t for me.

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

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

 

A Timeless Christmas by Alexis Stanton December 18, 2018

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They’re from two different centuries,
but they’re perfect for each other.

Megan Turner is in love with the past. As a tour guide at a beautiful historic mansion, she tells visitors about its original owner, Charles Whitley. An inventor and businessman in the early 1900s, he rose from poverty to wealth…only to disappear without a trace.

Charles was always intrigued by the future. He just never expected to go there. But when he repairs a mysterious clock he bought on his travels, he’s transported to the twenty-first century, with his home decorated for Christmas and overrun by strangers.

Charles is determined to find a way back to his own era, especially when he learns about what happened after he left. But as Megan introduces him to the wonders of smartphones, pizza, and modern holiday traditions, they both feel a once-in-a-lifetime connection. Could it be that, somewhere in time, they belong together?

This magical holiday romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Stuffed Crust Italian Pizza.

My thoughts:

This is a super quick read that I enjoyed. I love getting that “Hallmark” feeling as I read a book.

This book reminded me a bit of “The Spirit of Christmas” on Netflix.

The whole time you know it has to work out but the author does a great job keeping you guessing on how it is going to happen.

If you love a good Hallmark movie I have no doubt you will enjoy this book.

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

 

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides Collection December 6, 2018

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Lighthouses have long been the symbol of salvation, warning sailors away from dangerous rocks and shallow waters.
Along the Great Lakes, America’s inland seas, lighthouses played a vital role in the growth of the nation. They shepherded settlers traveling by water to places that had no roads. These beacons of light required constant tending even in remote and often dangerous places. Brave men and women battled the elements and loneliness to keep the lights shining. Their sacrifice kept goods and immigrants moving. Seven romances set between 1883 and 1911 bring hope to these lonely keepers and love to weary hearts.

Anna’s Tower by Pegg Thomas
1883—Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse
Anna Wilson’s plan to be the next lighthouse keeper is endangered when Maksim Ivanov is shipwrecked on Thunder Bay Island. Handsome and capable, he could steal her dream. Or provide a new one.

Beneath a Michigan Moon by Candice Sue Patterson
1885—New Presque Isle Lighthouse
Ava Ryan’s father has passed, leaving her alone, and ill, to tend the light with nowhere else to go. Logging foreman Benjamin Colfax needs the height of the lighthouse to determine the best cutting route, but he senses something amiss in Ava and her determination to remain reclusive. Can he get her to open up, or will she keep herself locked away?

Safe Haven by Rebecca Jepson
1892—Old Mission Point Lighthouse
Rose Miller was found on the lighthouse doorstep as an infant, and now she must hide her quest to find the child who left her there from Captain Nathan Perry, the man she loves to hate.

Love’s Beacon by Carrie Fancett Pagels
1898—Round Island Lighthouse
Valerie Fillman’s best hope for a future lies on the tiny island that holds her worst memories. Can Paul Sholtus, the new lightkeeper, and his daughter help bring healing? And love?

The Last Memory by Kathleen Rouser
1899—Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Natalie Brooks loses her past to amnesia, and Cal Waterson, the lighthouse keeper who rescues her, didn’t bargain on risking his heart—when her past might change everything.

The Disappearing Ship by Lena Nelson Dooley
1902—Whitefish Point Lighthouse
Romance and mystery collide at Whitefish Point Lighthouse when unemployed doctor Norma Kimbell and Drake Logan, owner of a steamship line, search for evidence of a supposed shipwreck.

The Wrong Survivor by Marilyn Turk
1911—Au Sable Lighthouse
Lydia Palmer’s dream for happiness as a lighthouse keeper’s wife shatters when her fiancé Nathan Drake drowned in a shipwreck, but his brother Jesse survived.

My thoughts:

I was very excited to read this collection. I live in Michigan so I have seen all of the Great Lakes.

Each story is unique, yet there is the common thread of the lighthouse. I find these types of stories fascinating.

I especially was drawn the Round Island Lighthouse since I have seen that one many times when I have visited Mackinac Island (my favorite place and got to visit in this story).

Overall, I lovely collection of stories.

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

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