The music video for this song features images from Boston and other tragedies. It's kind of a pop song but still hopeful and pleading for peace, knowing it will happen someday when Christ returns. Check...
A Heart Revealed
I have to say, it was quite a bit of creative thinking that resolves this one. It was lovely seeing the other O'Connors again. Julie Lessman writes well. However, it's not for everyone - if you skip...
This is the second man-on-death-row-is-he-innocent? book I've read recently. (The other was Randy Singer's "The Last Plea Bargain") I thought this was well-written, but sad too. There's two twists...
The music video for this song features images from Boston and other tragedies. It's kind of a pop song but still hopeful and pleading for peace, knowing it will happen someday when Christ returns. Check out this song if you get a chance.
Lovely | Posted July-18-2012
I have to say, it was quite a bit of creative thinking that resolves this one. It was lovely seeing the other O'Connors again. Julie Lessman writes well. However, it's not for everyone - if you skip the Song Of Solomon, you may want to skip some scenes in this book.
Good but sad | Posted July-03-2012
This is the second man-on-death-row-is-he-innocent? book I've read recently. (The other was Randy Singer's "The Last Plea Bargain") I thought this was well-written, but sad too. There's two twists I never saw coming.
Beautiful story | Posted April-20-2012
his is the story of a woman who pulls herself up by her own bootstraps, leaving her hometown in the rearview mirror, only to be called back again, much to her dismay. Bethany Quinn's journey takes her back to the town she disowned, the friend she abandoned, the farm she once loved, and the God she always misunderstood. She also has to face the prospect of new love.
Wildflowers from Winter is a beautiful moving tale about the choices we make, the places we leave behind, and the beauty that springs up after the coldest seasons in our lives. I cried at some of the moments and I believe you will too. Will Bethany see things the way God does finally? Will she open her heart to trust Him? You'll have to read this to find out.
Exciting | Posted March-20-2012
I love Christian fiction and this is one of only 4 WWII books I've read (other 3 by Sarah Sundin)...I have to say I loved the plot. Some twists didn't surprise me, some totally blew me out of the water. You'll enjoy this book a lot. Perfect ending.
Blessed by and through the storm | Posted February-29-2012
The word “blessé” in French means “wounded” or “injured”. That’s not what we’d typically call a blessing. Many would even consider it tired, trite and even cruel to tell somebody facing a crisis that God’s going to work it together for good, or that He has a plan, His ways are not our ways, etc. Laura Story’s new 30 day devotional, What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops?, (which even mentions that in Chapter 19) is an inspiring look at these concepts. Based on the themes in her Grammy-winning song, “Blessings”, Laura offers encouragement to anybody who’s been facing storms that there seem to be no answers for. Having faced her own crisis recently (her husband Martin had a brain tumor), she’s no stranger to the questions we ask God in these times.
As there’s less than 30 days until the book comes out (March 13), I read it all in one day. I don’t recommend this if you’re reading it to be inspired – everything kind of blurs together. I’m used to and favour devotionals that are heavily story-centred, but this one is more introspective. Each entry starts with a Bible quote, followed by a thought for the day, inspirational quotes from leaders/heroes of the faith, and more appropriate Bible verses for the topic. At the end of each chapter is a place for the reader to write their own thoughts. Again, I did not take advantage of this, but I expect it would be helpful for a Bible study group. The back of the book includes helpful verses on various themes, such as anger, fear, and prayer.
First, Laura Story deals with various aspects of blessings or the disguises they come in. She also covers our responses when we think God hasn’t, and what He might be trying to say. The overall message is one of God’s great faithfulness, even in our hardest trials. We discover that God loves us so much that He is willing to let us suffer to make us better. He deserves our worship even when we do not understand or feel abandoned. Indeed, He has made us to be unsatisfied in this life so that we will long for the next one, where our faith will be sight.
I would recommend What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops? to anyone whose life is in turmoil. It may seem hard to swallow, but God has NOT left you and still loves you VERY much. Even when the rain is pouring....
Dynamite | Posted January-07-2012
With every second of this book, I enjoyed it. It's a bittersweet story that's full of action and would make a great movie. Randy Singer is an author who never fails to include more than enough adventure and intrigue.
Exciting drama! | Posted January-07-2012
I love the Discarded Heroes series and this one was great! I'm so glad that Dani got justice and I can't wait for Firethorn! I just wish Max wouldn't yell at everyone and throw them against the wall so much. I wonder what happens with Range?
Exciting | Posted November-19-2011
I'm going to miss Sam, Jamie, Kit, Connor, Dakota, and Noah. Once again, I guessed rightly who the killer was. But now I'm thinking these books are less mystery and more suspense, so that's okay. It's a little gross but I love Noah's compassion.
Same problem, but great story | Posted November-14-2011
Once again, as in Too Close To Home, I figured out very early who it was. But I loved hearing about Samantha and Connor again. It has its happy and sad moments. There's also an unexpected secondary plot twist which seems a bit forced, but ends up making the difference.