Thursday, August 12, 2010

Vacation Time

Just wanted to let everyone know I will be gone for about a month. Should be home sometime at the end of September. While I'm gone I won't be able to do any book reviews, but will still read books and review when I get home. I will be visiting my parents and just enjoy being with them.

I will miss all of my author friends, reviewer friends etc.. and will look forward to reading all of your news when I get home.
I will be doing a lot of book giveaways when I come home!
God bless each and every one of you.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WINNER of Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz


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you are the winner of
Courting Morrow Little
by Laura Frantz!
As soon as I get your
mailing address I will
send it to Laura Frantz.
Have a blessed, fun day!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Flight to Heaven by Capt.Dale Black


From the Back Cover:
Imagine getting a glimpse of heaven, a preview of life in God's presence. Could life here ever be the same? Capt. Dale Black has flown as a commercial pilot all over the world, but one flight changed his life forever--an amazing journey to heaven and back. The only survivor of a horrific plane crash, Dale was hovering between life and death when he had a wondrous experience of heaven. What he saw, what he heard, and what he learned there continues to ripple through his life and touch others. Against all odds, Dale miraculously recovered from his injuries and learned to fly again. Now, with his life as a testament, he shares his inspiring story--offering hope and encouragement for those dealing with serious injuries or the loss of a loved one, and those looking for assurance about this life and the next. Experience a Life-Changing Vision of Heaven "Dale Black's near-death experience took my breath away. Flight to Heaven is a spiritually rich reflection on the enormous love God has for His children and the lengths to which He will go to bring them safely home." --Trudy Harris, author of Glimpses of Heaven

Paperback: 187 pages
Publisher: Bethany House; Original edition (May 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764207946
ISBN-13: 978-0764207945
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches

About the author:
Capt. Dale Black is a retired airline pilot who has dedicated his career to professional pilot
training and aviation safety. Capt. Dale has flown for over 40 years with 17,000+ hours of flying experience in a variety of two, three and four-engine commercial jets, as well as many corporate jets and general aviation aircraft. He is a former Aircraft Systems Instructor for the Boeing 747, Boeing 727, Boeing 737 and Boeing 707 aircraft. He has been a senior Simulator and Flight Instructor on the Boeing 737, the Learjet 35/36, Learjet 24/25, Learjet 55, Cessna Cita
tion I and II. He has been a Flight Examiner for the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, the Boeing 737 and a variety of Jet Type Ratings. He has been a certified Flight Engineer on a variety of commercial jets. Dale is also a former Flight Standards Captain, Safety Consultant, Accident Prevention Counselor and regular speaker in aviation seminars. He founded and operated a jet pilot training and jet aircraft sales company. He has been a pilot and instructor for many celebrities as well as executives of several fortune 500 companies.
Dale has a MA in Theology and a PhD in Business with an emphasis in Marketing. He is founder of Eagle International Ministries where he has led scores of teams on short term Christian
missionary projects to over 50 countries since 1981.
He is a regular speaker on topics regarding “Life After Death”, “Messages From Heaven” and “Bible Prophecy”.
Dale also co-owns and works with his wife, Paula, at Black Eagle, a real estate company at Keller Williams Realty in Temecula, CA. They are the parents of two grown children and live in Southern California.
He can be contacted at or
Email: or

My Review:
This is an amazing true story. Dale Black was 19, a normal rebellious teenager. More than anything Dale loved to fly. He worked very hard to be able to afford lessons and got his pilot licenses. He went on a flight with two friends and at take off a horrible accident happened. Dale’s two friends were killed and he survived. Amazingly Dale didn’t have any internal injuries. While Dale was in a coma he visited Heaven.
Only two chapters are about his Heavenly visit, but they are precious. I love to read about those whom God has blessed with a Heavenly visit. Makes me want more than anything to go to my homeland.
Flight to Heaven tells of Dale before and after the accident. When he first came to I was amazed at his love of the people that he saw. It is the love of God. The book goes on to tell of Dale’s journey of faith and his learning of the Lord’s peace and comfort. As Capt. Dale finds out if we give our whole lives over to the Lord and put Him first, we will be more content and the Lord will answer our prayers.
You will find out all of the struggles and hardships Capt. Dale had to go through because of his accident. The many doctor appointments and surgeries.
Flight to Heaven is a very interesting, precious, joyful book. I highly recommend this. You will be amazed and full of peace after reading it.

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I received a free copy from Bethany House for review.

Storm Devotions by David Washington Jr* a review

About the book: Organized in fifty-two brief but powerful chapters, Storm Devotions is inspirational and encouraging to all Christians—pastors, church leaders, and those sitting in the pews. From profound theological themes such as the true meaning of salvation and the personhood of the Holy Spirit, to the down-to-earth issues of stress, tithing, and fasting, the devotions are straight talk about God’s perspective on life’s challenges. Having a Christ-like viewpoint on topics such as failure, integrity, accountability, and excellence are also explained. Ask Yourself and Ponder This segments that inspire the examination of thoughts and actions throughout the week accompany the readings. The reader is encouraged to study the Bible-inspired principles outlined in the book in order to apply them in mundane, every-day situations and to be prepared for the major storms of life that are sure to come. The author, Pastor David Washington Jr. says that God is still in the blessing business and that even when we are in the midst of trials, God is still on the throne.

Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress
Publishing (October 20, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414114400
ISBN-13: 978-1414114408
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches

About the Author: Pastor David Washington Jr. is the youngest child and only son of Pastor David Washington Sr. and Elizabeth Washington. He was raised in the church and accepted Christ at the age of nine. Pastor Washington is the husband of Lady Errica Washington and the proud father of Gabriella, Hannah, Faith, Joyelle, and David III.

Pastor Washington was licensed to the Gospel Ministry in November of 1999 at Mountain View Community Church in Temecula, California under the leadership of Pastor John Wells Jr., and was ordained in August of 2001 at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church. In 2000, he became the founding Pastor of Canton Christian Fellowship Church. Since then, the church has grown from an eight-member adult Bible study to over 350 members today. Pastor David Washington Jr. preaches the word of God with passion and without apology. He is known by his congregation as a true shepherd, teacher, and leader. Pastor David has maintained an approach to ministry that is uncompromising. He believes that the Word of God, taught in a simple and applicable fashion, can transform the lives of Believers.

Transformed Lives Ministries is the personal calling of Pastor Washington. It is the philosophy of Transformed Lives that humanity can and will be changed by the unadulterated teaching and preaching of God’s Word. In his ten years in this ministry, Pastor Washington has been a noted guest preacher, revivalist, church consultant, conference speaker, and lecturer in a variety of churches and venues across the United States.

Pastor David Washington Jr. holds a BA in Business Marketing from Cornerstone University (1994) and an MA in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg Virginia. He has earned a diploma in Church Planting and is also a Certified Precept Inductive Bible Study teacher. Additionally, Pastor Washington currently serves as the Vice President of the Michigan African American Pastors Association.

My review
This is a neat devotional book. There are 52 chapters, one for each week of the year. They are short, but leave you with many things to think of. Each chapter has the devotional than a part called ASK YOURSELF-which has a question that will start you thinking. Then the last part called PONDER THIS. In that part you really get to think about things. The author brings up a lot of neat things to ponder.
The only thing I really couldn’t understand in this devotional book is which chapter of the Bible the author wants you to read for each devotional. I’ve searched through the book and can’t locate that. If the author lets me know I will change this and write what chapters or books go along with the devotional.
For the most part this book is really an excellent book to read and I recommend it.

Thanks to WinePress for the chance to read and review this book.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Bishop by Steven James-a review

A Patrick Bowers Thiller!

Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3302-5
ISBN-10: 0-8007-3302-9
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Number of pages: 528
Carton Quantity: 28
Publication Date: Aug. 10
Formats: Paperback Hardcover

About the Book
The game is on.
FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers's cutting-edge skills are about to be pushed to the limit when a young woman is found brutally murdered in Washington DC. Her killers continue a spree of perfect crimes in the Northeast, but with nothing to link them to each other, Agent Bowers faces his most difficult case yet--even as his personal life begins to crumble around him.
The Bishop is a gripping, adrenaline-laced story for readers who are tired of timid thrillers. Strap on your seat belt and get ready for a wild ride.

About the author
Critically acclaimed author Steven James has written more than twenty books, including the bestselling thriller series The Bowers Files. One of the nation's most innovative storytellers, Steven developed his skill as a performer at East Tennessee State University (MA in storytelling). He lives in Tennessee with his wife and three daughters.

My Review
The Bishop by Steven James is much more than a thriller From the prologue until the last page the characters and twisting plot will make you want to read more and the finish will make you glad this is a series.

This is the fourth Bowers Files novel. I didn’t read the first three, wish I had. Steven James is an excellent author. He is new to me and I’m so glad I was able to read this book. The Bishop has over 500 pages, but the plot moves quickly. This book has short chapters, which I love. It is a book which is hard to put down.

Steven James does an excellent job summarizing the previous books so you know what’s going on. The first three books are The Pawn, The Rook and The Knight. I want to read these books now even though I know some of the parts from the first stories.

Patrick Bowers is an FBI criminologist. It is Patrick’s job to track the country's most dangerous killers. Tessa is Patrick’s brilliant seventeen-year-old stepdaughter She does a lot of eye-rolling and is good at sarcasm, but does it in a way that is sweet.
Tessa is just beginning to trust Pat when she meets her birth father. That causes difficulty when he wants custody.

The characters are trying to find the meaning of human existence. No one really professes to be a Christian in this book, but they are searching. I would have liked more depth of Christianity.
In The Bishop the author lets you see inside of an evil mind. It is quite evil and full of hate and despair. We see horrific murder scenes, and brilliant mingle of characters, conversation, and mystery.

I would highly recommend this book if you don’t mind gory, scary scenes and it doesn’t bother you to hear about people plotting and doing evil things. I found it quite brilliant and really enjoyed it. I really love books that keep my interest from the very beginning and look forward to reading.

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“Available August 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

I received my free copy from Donna Hausler from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my review.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Touching the Clouds by Bonnie Leon-winner-

to our winner
She won the book
Touching the Clouds
Bonnie Leon
You have a great book coming.