Thursday, May 30, 2013

Life Without Limits By Nick Vujicic Review

Life Without Limits is an inspiring book by an extraordinary man. Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disability to live not just independently but a rich, fulfilling life, becoming a model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, his central message is that the most important goal for anyone is to find their life’s purpose despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in their way.

Nick tells the story of his physical disabilities and the emotional battle he endured trying to deal with them as a child, a teen, and a young adult. “For the longest, loneliest time, I wondered if there was anyone on earth like me, and whether there was any purpose to my life other than pain and humiliation.” He shares how his faith in God has been his central source of strength and explains that once he found his own sense of purpose—inspiring others to make their lives and the world better—he found the confidence to build a rewarding and productive life without limits.

Nick offers practical advice for realizing a life of fulfillment and happiness by building trust in others, developing supportive relationships, and gaining strength for the journey. He encourages the reader by showing how he learned to accept what he could not control and focus instead on what he could.

“I do believe my life has no limits! I want you to feel the same way about your life, no matter what your challenges may be. As we begin our journey together, please take a moment to think about any limitations you’ve placed on your life or that you’ve allowed others to place on it. Now think about what it would be like to be free of those limitations. What would your life be if anything were possible?”
—Nick Vujicic, from Life Without Limits

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion (October 26, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307589730
ISBN-13: 978-0307589736
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

NICK VUJICIC is a motivational speaker and the director founding President of the a non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs. It was in recent years that Nick made the move from Australia to Southern California, where he now continues to passionately travel around the world, spreading a message of hope to all people.

  Life Without Limits is truly an inspiring book full of love, truth, happiness and joy. When I decided to read this book I thought it was all about Nick’s life, but it has much more than that in it.
Nick shares some of his life experiences along with a very inspirational outlook on everything.
 Some of the chapters are titled If You Can’t Get a Miracle, Become One another chapter is  No Arms, No Legs, No Limits etc…
  One thing Nick said that really stuck with me is “God loves you just the way you are.”  You don’t have to be prettier, smarter, wealthier, He loves you because you’re you.
Nick encourages others by showing how he learned to accept what he couldn’t control and focus on what he can.
 Included are some pictures of Nick, his family and friends.  A very good book to encourage you, your family and friends. I really recommend this book to lift you up.

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Thanks to WaterBrookMultnomah /Blogging for Books for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Icecutter's Daughter by Tracie Peterson * A Review

 Merrill Krause longs for a family of her own, but she's bound by a promise to her dying mother to care for her father and older brothers until they no longer need her. She enjoys being part of the family business, harvesting ice during the brutal Minnesota winters. Merrill actively takes part, possessing a keen ability to work with the horses--despite the advice of her good friend, who disapproves of her unladylike behavior.

When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small town to join his uncle doing carpentry, he soon crosses paths with Merrill. But unlike other men, who are often frightened away by her older brothers, Rurik isn't intimidated by them or by Merrill's strength and lack of femininity. As he thrives under the mentorship of his uncle, Rurik dreams of inheriting the business and claiming Merrill as his wife. But while he is determined to start a new life, the past is determined to follow him when his former fiancee and her brother show up in town. Soon Rurik is put in the center of a major scandal that may damage his relationship with Merrill. Can they learn to trust God--and each other--and embrace the promise of love?

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (March 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764206192
ISBN-13: 978-0764206191
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than eighty-five novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.

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  I really enjoyed Tracie Peterson’s book The Icecutter’s Daughter. The Icecutter’s Daughter is in the series Land of Shining Water. This series is set in Minnesota in the late 1800’s.
  This book is fascinating and I love Merrill her father and all of her brothers. How they protect her even when she doesn’t want the protection or help they offer. Merrill and Rurik meet and hit if off. Rurik likes the way she paints on her cupboards and asks her if she would like to paint some furniture that he makes. So they start work on the furniture.
  Shortly Rurik’s ex fiancee shows up and claims they are getting married no matter what Rurik says and has some reason that will make him marry her.
  This is an intriguing story full of laughter, love and suspense. I enjoyed it greatly and would recommend you read it.
 There was only one thing I think should have been different in this book and that after the main plot of the story it keeps going. The suspense is gone and I think it falls flat. Anyway it is still worth a read.

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Thank you to Bethany House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

Sunday, May 5, 2013

WHEN A SECRET KILLS by Lynette Eason * A Review

 Investigative reporter Jillian Carter knows it's time to put the past to rest. She's tired of looking over her shoulder, letting a killer go free. She's no longer the scared kid who changed her name and disappeared. Now, no matter what the cost, Jillian must do what she is trained to do--ferret out the truth and expose it. Senator Frank Hoffman committed murder ten years ago--and Jillian watched it happen.

Didn't she?

Not even the enigmatic and attractive Colton Brady, her ex-boyfriend and nephew of the killer, will be able to make her leave this alone. Get ready for the spine-tingling, nail-biting conclusion to an explosive series

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Revell (May 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0800720091
ISBN-13: 978-0800720094
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

Lynette Eason has written/contracted thirty-one books since 2007. She has thirteen Love Inspired Suspense books on the shelf with more due to release soon. Lynette also writes for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Her current release, WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS hit #8 on the CBA bestsellers list this year. Currently, she is working on her third series for Revell and just signed and eight book contract for Love Inspired Suspense. She has been teaching for more than ten years and is very happy to make the transition from teaching school to teaching writing whenever the opportunity presents. She is married, has two children, and lives in Spartanburg, SC.

  WHEN A SECRET KILLS by Lynette Eason is an exciting inspirational Romantic Suspense. #3 and final in the spine tingling "Deadly Reunions" series, but can be read as a stand alone.
  I love reading books that Lynette Eason has written. She has a great talent for spine-tingling suspenseful reads. She also has the right romantic blend to each book to give it sweetness and tenderness.
  When a Secret Kills is really fantastic. I’ve really wanted to know how the whole thing came about in the first two books and When A Secret Kills gives us all of the answers.
  The ending was quite a surprise and I really loved the twists, turns and suspense for book three. I highly recommend this book and know you will love it and want to put it on your keeper shelf.

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I received my free copy from Donna Hausler from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255