Sunday, October 11, 2015

Amongst the Flames by T.K. Chapin A Review

AMONGST THE FLAMES is book one of the Contemporary Christian Romance Series, EMBERS and; ASHES. Follow the lives of the men of Fire station #9 as they face the fires on and off the job. Inspirational romance stories full of faith, hope and love that will leave you feeling inspired.

“A burning building doesn’t scare me at all compared to the thought of losing you.”

Firefighter Cole Taylor is the man everyone looks up to at Firehouse 9 in downtown Spokane. He’s been at the department for ten years and has no fear when it comes to dangerous situations.

Megan Taylor, Cole’s wife, is a stay-at-home mother of their two boys. She was everything Cole ever wanted in a woman and the perfect wife any man could ask for until one day when she decides to leave Cole.

Cole has fought hundreds of fires in his lifetime, but he had never tasted fear until he came to fighting a fire in his own home. Amongst The Flames is a Christian firefighter romance that tackles real-life situations and problems that exist in Christian marriages today. It brings with it passion, love and spiritual depth that will leave you feeling inspired. This Contemporary Christian Romance novel is one book that you’ll want to read over and over again.

File Size: 1848 KB
Print Length: 278 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Branch Publishing (August 16, 2015)
Publication Date: August 16, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B0140IE1J8

T.K. CHAPIN writes Contemporary Christian Romance books designed to inspire and tug on your heart strings. He believes that telling Contemporary Christian Romance stories of faith, love and family help build the faith of Christians and help non-believers see how God can work in the life of believers. He gives all credit for his writing and storytelling ability to God. The majority of the Contemporary Christian Romance novels take place in and around Spokane Washington, his hometown. Chapin makes his home in the Pacific Northwest and has the pleasure of raising his daughter with his beautiful wife Crystal.

   This is the first time I’ve read a book by T.K. Chapin and it won’t be the last. I was fully involved in the story before the first chapter was over. It was so well written that it made you think it was a true story.
    Really did love the novel.  Cole and Megan made reading the book very, very easy. I really came to like Cole and his wanting to get closer to the Lord and how he forgave and forgot what his wife did. How he wanted to become a better husband and father. Very interesting and I love the fire scenes where rescues were done. Also enjoyed this novel Amongst the Flames because like in life not only good things happen. We have heartaches, losses and disappointment, but God is always there and sees us through. Highly recommend this book. Very interesting indeed. Fantastic author.

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Miracles 32 True Stories by Joanie Hileman A Review

A dying child counts angels in her room. A teenage boy stuns doctors by recovering from a massive brain injury. A bubble of protection surrounds a man about to be hit by a car...These miraculous accounts and twenty-nine more are recorded in Miracles: 32 True Stories.

File Size: 2098 KB
Print Length: 220 pages
Publication Date: December 21, 2013
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

   This is just an ebook I got free a few years ago and finally have read it. What an inspiring story or 32 stories I should say.  It is full of such wonderful, precious things that have happened. You will read how God has protected or how He has sent people signs by different things that happen.
   In the above section talking about this book it tells about a boy recovering from a massive brain injury. In that story a boy/young man wanted to see a miracle and God let him be in a miracle. He was in a horrible car accident with the doctors saying he wouldn’t survive and if he did he would be brain damaged. He comes through it all and doesn’t need much time to recover to his self before the accident. Afterwards he said during the accident God reached down and held his hand.
  Many more stories in this book just like that. Very good and I recommend it.

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Warrior in Pink by Vivian Mabuni A Review


When young mother Vivian Mabuni was diagnosed with breast cancer three days before Christmas, she struggled to know how to respond. How do you tell your children you have cancer? How do you allow yourself to be vulnerable and ask for your family’s support? And how do you continue to trust the God who is powerful enough to prevent cancer but didn’t? Through her battle, cancer patients, family, and friends will find perspective, hope, and an honest look at what it is like to be diagnosed with and treated for cancer—as well as encouragement to know that God is present in our pain. You will also discover ways to emotionally and practically support a friend or family member who is battling cancer.

File Size: 1231 KB
Print Length: 192 pages
Publisher: Discovery House Publishers (March 30, 2014)
Publication Date: March 30, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

My husband and I have been on staff with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) for 25 years. We have ministered on the campuses of Berkeley and UCLA, led mission teams in the Philippines, East Asia and Japan, trained staff and students in evangelism, discipleship, ministry philosophy and cross-cultural ministry. We currently work with Epic Movement, the Asian American ministry of Cru. Darrin serves as the National Director of Field Ministry on the Epic National Executive team. Epic exists to reach the students and faculty on college campuses in the U.S. with the Gospel through Asian Americans. Currently we have 41 Epic movements on campuses across the country.

Our vision has always been to raise up the next generation of leaders to influence the world. Now, with Epic, our focus is to help raise up the next generation of Asian-American leaders, who will be equipped to impact their family, community, church, and the world with the message of God’s love and forgiveness. Darrin and I dream of the day when the voice and leadership of godly Asian Americans infiltrates every facet of society. We dream of our kids and their kids finding a wide array of godly Asian-American leaders and role models. We also see incredible potential for sending Asian Americans into the mission field all around the world. Most Asian-Americans, like me, are bicultural, so they have grown up learning to contextualize and operate in two different worlds. Asian-American believers often fare better as missionaries in international, cross-cultural settings.

Our ministry is funded by churches, individuals and families who partner with us in helping bring the message of hope and healing to a hurting world.

  Warrior in Pink by Vivian Mabuni is a true story of Vivian’s fight against breast cancer. It is very inspiring and uplifting. She tells how she got through it with having a wonderful supporting family and many, many friends. She didn’t stay away and by herself with the cancer. She let people help her and get her through all of the pain and heartache.
  Through all of this Vivian keeps her trust and faith in God. She fights and lets God and others help her. This dear lady has such strength and courage and never gives up. If you or someone you know has cancer this book is one they should read. I highly recommend it.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

When Calls the Heart-Heart and Home A Review

Jack and Elizabeth leave Hope Valley and rush back to the city of Hamilton when they learn that Jacks’ brother, Tom, was involved in an automobile accident... with Elizabeth’s sister, Julie! But Tom and Julie are hiding something about the incident, a deceit that puts Jack and Elizabeth at odds with their families… and with each other. Their trip is further complicated when Tom and Julie endeavor to run off together (via train this time) and Elizabeth’s father offers Jack a job: an offer that puts Jack and Elizabeth’s fledgling romance in peril yet again.

Actors: Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: September 8, 2015
Run Time: 84 minutes

  When Calls the Heart-Heart and Home is one of the best episodes of this series. I really, really enjoyed it.
  Tom (Jack’s brother) and Julie (Elizabeth’s sister) get into a car accident. So both Jack and Elizabeth go back to Hamilton. Hard feelings and hurt feelings come between are four of these people. Each blaming the other for what happened.
  Them Tom and Julie decide to run off together which causes more problems. Also Elizabeth’s dad offers Jack a job so he will be good enough for his daughter, which doesn’t sit well at all.
  On top of all of that Elizabeth tells Charles she only wants his friendship, but Charles won’t let it go.
   You can just imagine  all of the drama and things that could happen with these things going on. Love, love, love this second season of When Calls the Heart. Highly recommend this for everyone who loves action, adventure, faith and love.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Where I Am by Billy Graham A Review

While his earthly vision dims, the glory of heaven is illuminated as Billy Graham, the beloved evangelist, shares from his past, and his present, the reality of eternity.

Although Billy Graham may no longer preach from the stadiums of the world, in this book you will sense his heart still beats strong with the resounding assurance that he will spend eternity with Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. In Where I Am, Mr. Graham invites and strongly encourages all of us to contemplate our eternal hope.

When asked, “Where is Heaven?” Mr. Graham has wisely replied, “Heaven is where Jesus Christ is, and I'm going to Him soon.”

The greatest promise ever given to the human race came from the lips of our Redeemer when Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me...I go to prepare a place for you...I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:1–3). Just after his ninety-fifth birthday, Mr. Graham proclaimed with resolve, “When I die, tell others that I've gone to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ—that's where I am.”

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As our nation and world travail in the midst of political, economic, and cultural uncertainties, we can find comfort in the hope that comes from the unchanging truth of God's Word. Whether talking with a US president, a world leader, or the common man or being interviewed on network television, Billy Graham has always begun his answers with “The Bible says…”

In Where I Am, Mr. Graham shares what the Bible has to say about eternity from all of its sixty-six books; messages of truth, warning, love, and the certainty of the future, all gleaned by a man who would like to be remembered solely as a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Each short chapter examines the reality that each of us chooses where to spend life after death: Heaven or Hell. From the Old Testament writer who composed “Show me Your ways, O Lord” (Psalm 25:4) to the New Testament writer who penned the words of Jesus, “Whoever believes in [Me] should not perish” (John 3:16), there is hope for anyone who puts his or her faith and trust in the One who gives us the promise, “Where I am, there you may be also” (14:3).

BILLY GRAHAM, world-renowned preacher, evangelist, and author, has delivered the Gospel message to more people face-to-face than anyone in history and has ministered on every continent of the world, in more than 185 countries. Millions have read his inspirational classics, including Angels, Peace with God, The Holy Spirit, Hope for the Troubled Heart, How to Be Born Again, The Journey, Nearing Home, and The Reason for My Hope: Salvation.

File Size: 1209 KB
Print Length: 263 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 29, 2015)
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Language: English

  Where I Am by Billy Graham is an awe-inspiring book. Rev. Graham is in his Nineties, but very alert and his mind is still as sharp as ever. In this wonderful book Billy Graham goes through every book in the Bible, all sixty-six of them and points out truths, warnings and hope for us to grab unto in a ever changing world.
  One quote from his book Where I Am, that I love is this. Talking about Jesus, “This penniless preacher has invited the whole world to His coronation. Have you accepted the engraved invitation from the Heavenly palace, sealed with His royal emblem-thee distinguishing mark of His royal blood?”
  Billy talks about how much he is looking forward to going home to Heaven. It just makes you look forward to going home yourself.
The book talks about how God is a God of love, but also of justice and mercy. He loves us, but won’t put up with our sin. Also how even the vilest person God wants them to come to Him.
  In Where I Am, Billy Graham tells us that Hell wasn’t made for humans, but for the devil and his followers, but those who don’t accept Jesus will go there. It’s a very sad and sobering thought that people will go to hell.
  This book is full of so much truth and insight that you need to read it. I very highly recommend it. Thank you Rev. Billy Graham.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Adrenaline DVD Review

After a crash leaves him paralyzed, drag racer Joseph Jenkins thinks his life is over. But his hospital roommate Elijah slowly gives him new perspective. When he returns home, his Uncle Paul gets him competing again---and winning. But can he face his nemesis Jason Skynard, the man he was challenging when the accident happened?

Actors: John Schneider, Michael Rosander
Directors: Joseph Simpkins
Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Word Films
DVD Release Date: September 8, 2015
Run Time: 93 minutes

  Adrenaline is an awesome movie. The actors are Gregory Alan Williams, Charlene Amoia, Michael Rosander, John Schneider. It shows you what will and determination will do for someone.
  Joseph is in a car accident after a street race and loses the  use of his legs.  When he is in the hospital he rooms with Elijah and finds out that just because something bad happens it doesn’t mean your life is over. Elijah helps him through many rough and impossible things in his life.
     When Joseph goes back home he and his Uncle Paul talk and things start moving forward from there.  Joseph wants to get back into racing, but how can a man who can’t use his legs race?
  Joseph meets a fantastic therpist who helps him in many ways and they fall in love. Joseph also goes back to the hospital to visit Elijah many times and Elijah always has words of wisdom for him and it always makes him think.
  Just when things are going so well in many parts of his life Jason shows up in the races. Jason is the one Joseph is racing when he gets in the horrible accident. It keeps bugging Joseph to race Jason. He can’t get it out of his mind. Also Joseph keeps having a dream about his dad that died when he was young. See how all of this fits together and see what Joseph finally decides to do.
  Highly recommended DVD for friends and family. Very good family friendly movie. If you love the racing life and even if you don’t you will love this movie.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

The New Sugar & Spice by Samantha Seneviratne A Review

Raise your desserts to a whole new level of flavor with The New Sugar & Spice, a collection of more than eighty unique, unexpected, and uniformly delicious recipes for spice-centric sweets. Veteran baker Samantha Seneviratne’s recipes will open your eyes to a world of baking possibilities: Her spicy, pepper-flecked Chile-Chocolate Truffles prove that heat and sweet really do go hand-in-hand, and a fresh batch of aromatic, cinnamon-laced Maple Sticky Buns will have the whole family racing into the kitchen.

Discover new recipes from around the globe, such as Sri Lankan Love Cake or Swedish-inspired Saffron Currant Braid. Or, give your classic standbys a bold upgrade, such as making Raspberry Shortcakes with zingy Double Ginger Biscuits. Filled with fascinating histories, origin stories, and innovative uses for the world’s most enticing spices—including vanilla, cinnamon, peppercorns, and cardamom —The New Sugar & Spice guarantees that dessert will be the most talked-about part of your meal.

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press (September 8, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1607747464
ISBN-13: 978-1607747468
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.9 x 10.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds

SAMANTHA SENEVIRATNE is a New York–based food writer, recipe developer, and food stylist. She is a graduate of the International Culinary Center and has worked as a food editor in the test kitchens of Good Housekeeping, Fine Cooking, and Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food. She blogs about dessert at Love, Cake (

Amazing cookbook that I find very interesting. The different chapters include Peppercorn, Chili, Cinnamon, Nutmeg so on. Every Spice you can think of.
In each chapter there are over ten recipes. You won’t believe all of the different recipes you can have from spices.
At each chapter you will find out how different spices were discovered, where they come from like the bark of a tree, seeds or leaves.
Many Baking tips, equipment and ingredients for you to read about and use. A very handy cookbook, but very different. Very good ideas and the recipes will make you a hit at any gathering or party.

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