What Matters Most
This book is very different from any book I've ever read, as it promised that it would be.
I was excited to start out in the book and it seemed to be getting off to a good start, and...
Adam Brown was one crazy, crazy man. One I would've loved to know. He lived a life without fear, he did what he needed to do, and fought for the chance to do over and above what everyone else thought...
The Necessity of an Enemy
Nobody in their right mind would say that an enemy is necessary. Well, except for Ron Carpenter Jr. and now me since reading this book. Nobody likes an enemy. Everyone wants to be rid of them, but...
Out There | Posted September-03-2012
This book is very different from any book I've ever read, as it promised that it would be.
I was excited to start out in the book and it seemed to be getting off to a good start, and then he got into God's relationship with Abraham. Or rather, Abraham's relationship with God. To be fair, he did warn you that if you think well enough should be left alone, you should skip that chapter. I'm not one of those and I wrestled with his questions for awhile and I talked to several other people about it. In a way it was very good for me because it strengthened what I believe.
The middle of the book was great when he talked about our relationship with God. He encouraged me to fall in love with the Bible and to realize that my relationship with God is more important than what I know about him,..although I believe that we should not totally throw out Theology.
The end of the book was really hard for me to read and finish. When he started talking about our relationship with nature is when I really struggled to finish. God created the world for us to use for good. It started to get really odd when he started talking about our relationship with things like art and food. I can understand him saying "Enjoy the little things"...I do that. The little things in life delight me from head to toe. But when he started talking about having relationships with these things, it really bothered me.
So overall I didn't really like the book. It did encourage me to really work on my relationship with God though, so I'll give it that. It was just a little too New-Age ish for me.
Indescribable Life | Posted July-05-2012
Adam Brown was one crazy, crazy man. One I would've loved to know. He lived a life without fear, he did what he needed to do, and fought for the chance to do over and above what everyone else thought he could do. He beat drugs, and he beat handicaps becoming one of the top Navy Seals.I can't even begin to fathom being remotely like this man. And his wife? Her life was just as crazy, yet she never complained. She stood by his side, and did what she did to help him on his journey. Adam always said her job was harder than his.
The book was so well written and through it I came to feel like I knew Adam and his family. Like I was there. I cried at the end. But even though the book and the life of Adam Brown have ended, his legacy will live on. No question about it. I love the fact that I have a copy of this book, the records the life of such a dedicated, fearless man.
I received this book for the purpose of this review from waterbrook multnomah publishing company.
Thought Altering and Life Changing | Posted May-12-2012
Nobody in their right mind would say that an enemy is necessary. Well, except for Ron Carpenter Jr. and now me since reading this book. Nobody likes an enemy. Everyone wants to be rid of them, but without an enemy you and your ife could never reach its full potential. Your life may be good right now, but when you battle an enemy and come out the other side, your life will be better than you could've imagined.
This book is full of revolutionary thinking. Stuff that makes sense, but that we often don't put together. You'll have to read it to see for yourself, but I have my copy tabbed and quoted. I hope that when my next enemy comes I will be able to look at through the eyes of this book.
"God knows you, because He made you.He knows right where you are because he went there with you.And he knows the way out because He made it before you ever went."
Whether your in a battle, just coming out of one, or are at time of peace this is a good read. I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Company for the purpose of this review.
Encouraging New Outlook | Posted April-26-2012
This book took me a long time to finish, not because the book was boring by any means. But because there was so much information packed in there that it was hard to digest it all at once.
The gist of the book is that God is not the God with the big "NO" stamp, stamping everything we that looks good with a big red "no" sign. He's a God who wants to say "Yes", who does say "Yes"even when we can't see it. God's "No" is really a "Yes" because His "No" is only guiding you towards His best. Don't shut down just because God says no, look for His yes! Read this book and set out to find God's "yes's" in your life, and be encouraged by the love and good things God has in store for you!
terrible | Posted February-23-2012
I really did not like this book at all. I've tried to think of positive things I can say about it but I just can't. It was so twisted. I read most of it but had to stop reading it towards the end. The trees had spirits. People were turned into birds. Angels had rivalries like Greek gods....it was just off. More than likely, the reason I did not enjoy this book was because I suppose fantasy is a type of novel I just cannot enjoy.
Who Did It? | Posted February-07-2012
This wasn't one of my favorite books, but it was enough to keep me entertained. It's the story of a detective, wounded by life, who gets tangled up in a case way over his head. Who killed Logan Ramsey?? As soon as they think they've nabbed it, the person they nabbed seems to be only part of the story. I must say the outcome did surprised me, BUT I wasn't sure how he got to that conclusion. It's not a bad read, but it's really not a book I would suggest that someone else read.
Surprised again! | Posted January-25-2012
For the longest time I avoided picking up this book because it just sounded weird.But after reading Flight of Shadows by this same author (and liking it) I thought I would give him another try and I was very pleased.It was almost hard for me to take this book as fiction because there has been alot in the news lately about Catholic leaders being charged with child molestation/porn, and since Satan is the driving force behind all our sin, this book made sense! The book was by no means, portraying the whole of the Catholic church of evil, but it did point out the dangers of putting people on pedestals. The author also talked about how we as humans either deny the existence of demons or just don't think about them existing. But the reality is that humans have been stalked since the beginning of time by their unseen predator the demon. He had the character ask the question, how can we fight something when we deny it exists and we don't understand the full extent of its power? We can't. So even though this book was the fictional story about a 12 year old girl who could feel evil all around her unless she wore a magnetic bracelet, it made me think. Besides the depth of the book, it's also a highly intense story with a twisting plot.It's an all around good read.
I received this book for the purpose of this review from waterbrook publishing company.
Good and Bittersweet | Posted December-21-2011
I had never heard of Serita Jakes before and didn't know what to expect,and I was treated good. It's a bittersweet story with characters that are full of character and a story line that had me pacing.
10 years ago, a highschool teacher was murdered, and two of the kids who witnessed the scene, Claudia and Casio, are still suffering from the memories. On the surface they've moved on with their lives, but underneath the pain is still boiling and every now and then it shows up. Now Claudia's ADA husband Vic is reopening the case, to find the killer who evaded capture the first time around. Intertwined with the stories are the personal struggles of Claudia and Casio that tie in with the murder of their teacher.
This story is a good example of how your sins not only impact you, but others in a ripple effect that sometimes you cant even see.If you're looking for a feel good story, this isn't it...but if your looking for an intense story with a good moral behind it. This is a good pick!
I recieved this book for the purpose of this review from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Company. If this review was at all helpful go to their site and rate it!
Intense | Posted November-14-2011
Caitlyn Brown is a science experiment who survived. The only one who survived. And now she is intensely hunted because of how different she is and what she can give people. Determined to trust no one she fights for the freedom that is rightfully hers as a human being.
This is a futuristic story placed in an over-run, class oriented, poverty stricken America.It had me from the first page, which held a letter written from Caitlyns father to her. It is a science fiction, that is, at the same time, frighteningly realistic. At times I was repulsed, and other times I was intensly intrigued and wondering how the author was going to turn the novel around. If you need some excitement in your life...you should pick up this book!
I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Press for free for the purpose of this review.
Woah | Posted October-21-2011
"In the end, only one person will be right. And I'm sorry, it won't be you...or me. It's God." says Joshua Harris in the last chapter of this wonderful read.
I was so excited to read this book. as I have always liked Joshua Harris, and I wasn't let down. This book was very easy to relate to and easy to understand.He brought out great spiritual truths in a down to earth manner. I found that I believe alot of the same things he does, and some things that are different...but when he expressed his opinions of different belief, it didn't bug me. It made me respect him more. He talked about how we need to quit worrying about what others are doing and live the truths that WE know. By living these truths others may see and wonder, and think. The book inspired me to dig under shallow Christianity and to live and really know what I believe. I received this book for the intent of writing this review from Waterbrook Publishing Company.