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CENTRALIA-Things are not what they seem

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BY MIKE DELLOSSO

Centralia is about Peter Ryan the perfect soldier.  Peter awakes up on a typical morning only to find out that he is alone.  He calls is neighbor only to find out that his wife and child was killed in a car wreck.  He is devastated and he can’t memory the funeral that he had for wife and child. When he finds a note from his daughter telling him that they were in Centralia.  He said second guessing everything.  Then armed men show up and he doesn’t know where he got the skills to handle himself like a soldier.  Peter now find himself on the run.  His memory is going in and out. He’ don’t know whom to trust.  This book has a lot of twist and turns.  If you like Christian fiction you will enjoy Mike Dellosso.  This book will have you sitting on the edge of your sit.

Here is a link to the Youtube video by JohnnyIshootstuff  on the near ghost town of Centralia located in Pennysyvannia. There are a total of 8 people living in Centralia. The town was abandoned in 1962, when an underground mine fire started burning. The file is still burning today.  https://youtu.be/ZpNkUuvBIQE

This book was provided to me free from the publisher through the Tyndale review blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review and, the opinions I have expressed are my own.

 

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Creating a Better Life for Yourself

Thrive

The third metric to redefining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom and wonder.Thrive

Arianna Huffington

When I came across this book I couldn’t wait to read it.  Arianna Huffington talks about the day she had a wake up call and knew she needed to change her life.  Her wake up call came with broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye cause by a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep.

Money and Power has been the traditional success metric. Huffington compares this to a 3-legged stool where money and power are two legs and cannot stand with out the third.  Third leg of this metric is well-being, wisdom and wonder.  Huffington spells out how we can redefine our lives by creating a life of wisdom and wonder.  Most of this we all have read in other books, but it is good to hear it again as a reminder that we need to treat ourselves as number one.

We are so plugged in to electronic these days that we sometimes forget to be in the moment, take care of ourselves, be grateful, exercise, listen to the tiny voice within and giving. When our love ones
are talking to us, oftentimes we are there physically but not mentally.  We spend a lot of time on our cell phones, keeping up with our friends on Facebook or working 60 hours a week. We don’t always have time for the important things.

Life is short and we should enjoy every moment of the journey. Chasing money and power shouldn’t be the only things in life you are chasing.  A balance needs to be in place so we can enjoy the important things in life.

This book was provided to me free from the publisher through the Blogging For Books review blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review and, the opinions I have expressed are my own.

 

THE BUMPS ARE WHAT YOU CLIMB ON

THE BUMPS ARE WHAT YOU CLIMB ON

THE BUMPS ARE WHAT YOU CLIMB ON

Encouragement for Difficult Days

Warren W. Wiersbe

Warren W. Wiersbe bio states he is a Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary and has pastored churches in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. He is the author of more that 150 books.

This book has 30 chapter you can use as a devotional.  The book is about those difficult days.  We all go through problems and difficult times.  What do we do when we have bumps on the path of life? The book offers comfort for the times you go through depression, frustration, and hard times.It is uplifting and encouraging. Wiersbe uses the Bible to extract wisdom it guides you to respond with faith.

The Bumps Are What You Climb on will help you find joy, contentment, teach you how to trust in God and how to reap the benefits of forgiveness. This book is a book that I will read more than once or twice.  It is truly a gem.

 
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A.D. The Bible Continues: The Book of Acts

the book of actsA.D.The Bible Continues: The Book of Acts

By Dr. David Jeremiah

Dr. David Jeremiah, is the founder and host of Turning Point Radio, sought-after speaker  and  New York Times Bestselling Author. He has won numerous awards.  He is a true man of God.

The Book of Acts is part of the A.D. The Bible Continues NBC miniseries that airs on Sunday. The book is about the first followers of Jesus.  It is a very easy to read with the New Living Translation.

The Introduction and the Prologue gives you the last days of Christ. The Gospel of Luke the story of crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The Book of Acts has twenty eight chapters in the bible.  Dr Jeremiah, The Book of Acts goes through each of the 28 chapter in a way that is easy to read.  The followers of Christ went though ups and down while delivering the Good News. The Holy Spirit was always there to give them the courage to keep pushing the message of Christ. The Book of Acts gives you a biography of 20 key players.  It gives you their Strengths and Accomplishments, Lessons from their Life, Vital Statistics and Weaknesses and Mistakes. The book also has color photos that are from the television miniseries.

I enjoyed this book.  Dr David Jeremiah really made the Book of Acts easy to understand.  The biographies of each player was my favorite.

This book was provided to me free from the publisher through the  Tyndale review blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review and, the opinions I have expressed are my own.

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2015 in Christian, God, Hope, Inspiration

 

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The Walk

>The Walk by Richard Paul Evans.

I checked this book out from my local library. This book is an easy read. It chronologically follows one mans life changing and spiritual experience after losing everything. He lost his company, his wife, his home and his cars all at the same time. Yes, he thought of taking a handful of pills, but instead he decides that he want to do something different. He packs his boy scout essentials. He sets out on a journey to walk from Washington to the Keys. He meets people along the way that changes and saves his life and the way he thinks. Book 2 of the Walk Series will becoming out in April 2011 and I can’t wait to read it. This book was inspiring.