Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review: Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church


Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church
Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church by Wendy Vanderwal-Gritter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I received this book from Brazos Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book offers a non-conventional message about the Christian community acceptance of gay and lesbian Christians. It is an honest conversation on how the church has missed the mark with regards to being God's extended hands towards all our brothers and sisters in Christ. It is also a refreshing outlook on how there are positive changes happening among the Christian community.

To say that we understand fully God's will and plan would be pretentious. You cannot put God in a box to serve your agenda. More and more, the Christian community is getting glimpses of God's true plan for His church. We need to drop our pretenses and listen to what the Holy Spirit has to say; if not, He will not be able to change the misconceptions that are deeply anchored in our imperfect hearts.

Generous Spaciousness is not the all in all solution to this challenge in the Christian community, but it offers sound theology which gives me hope that there can be positive changes.





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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Running A Web Design Business From Home: How To Get Clients, Keep Good Clients and Make Money with Your Home Business by Rob Cubbon

Running A Web Design Business From Home: How To Get Clients, Keep Good Clients and Make Money with Your Home BusinessRunning A Web Design Business From Home: How To Get Clients, Keep Good Clients and Make Money with Your Home Business by Rob Cubbon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a very informative booklet on how to start your own Web design business. The booklet is filled with great nuggets and offers the right information to get started.

I particularly enjoyed that the author provided the names of awesome tools and where you can find them. This was very helpful.

This was a very quick read; well worth my time.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A good book has just the right amounts of laughter, love and tears. The fault of our Stars met these criteria. One of the most touching stories I read in a very long time I read it with the perspective of Hazel's mom. Being a mom of two young adults made me be very vulnerable to the possible transposition of mother-daughter relationship and the heart breaking feeling that no parent wants to outlive their children.

I shed many tears while reading this beautiful book and appreciated the fantastic writing style and beautiful prose that fills every pages.

This is epic! I understand now why so many people love this book and why they are making a movie based upon it. Just like The Notebook, this book will be a best seller for a very long time.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Review: The Chia Cookbook: Inventive, Delicious Recipes Featuring Nature's Superfood


The Chia Cookbook: Inventive, Delicious Recipes Featuring Nature's Superfood
The Chia Cookbook: Inventive, Delicious Recipes Featuring Nature's Superfood by Janie Hoffman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I received a copy of this recipe book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I consider myself a healthy eater and I like cooking with ingredients which promote and improve health. I never had the opportunity to taste or cook with Chia and knew nothing about this super food. I was surprised to read that one little seed contains such powerful nutrients. Each seed contains protein, fiber, omega-3 and so much more. Chia is a tropical or subtropical crop and comes from Mexico, Central and South America, or Australia. Luckily, it is available in most local grocery stores in bags or in bulk.

Right from the beginning of the book, I wanted to try this wonder of nature. I found Chia at my local Bulk Barn and tried a few smoothy recipes... all were very delicious.

The instructions are easy to follow and the little facts about the food are useful. I would have like to see more pictures in the book. The ones provided with the recipes were very beautiful.

If you care about what you eat and are seeking food that are beneficial to your health; I recommend that you get a copy of this book when it comes to your local bookstore on September 30, 2014.



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