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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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Clearing Clutter: Tackling Physical, Mental and Spiritual Clutter

Clearing Clutter:  Tackling Physical, Mental and Spiritual Clutter

By Alexandra Chauran

Alexandra Chauran bio states she is a second generation Cleaning Clutterfortune-teller.  She is certified in tarot and has been interviewed on National Public Radio and other major media outlets.

In Alexandra introduction, she talks about her own experience growing up in a home where clutter was an issue.  Even their schedules were clutter with practices, meetings, and organized weekend hikes.  She said the clutter was not like hoarding, but more of an “accumulated achievements of a family who valued travel and its associates tales of adventure.”

The book will help you define and deal with clutter in your life.  When you clear clutter from your life, you will need to look at all three areas:  physical, mental or spiritual kind. The physical clutter will be your home, office, car and body.  Mental clutter is the past and the future. Spiritual clutter is clutter problems and spiritual solutions.  The author throughout each chapter gives you clearing tips to help you de-clutter.

Simplify, harmonize and reflect your physical, mental and spiritual space.  These are the three phases she talks about in the book.  She also talks about Chi and Feng Shi and how to use them in clearing physical clutter.  She talks about meditation how to use different techniques in dealing with mental clutter.   She touches on debt, E-clutter, relationships, multitasking and challenging your bad habits. By taking baby steps, we can begin feeling less stress.  In spiritual clutter, she talks about values and finding your purpose and rituals.

I would read this book again and would recommend it for anyone who is dealing with a life of clutter.  Clear Clutter talks about all areas of our lives that we all could benefit from.  I, myself had to deal with what the author calls Monkey Chatter from Tai Chi.  Monkey chatter is that voice that goes on and on inside your head. By clearing our lives of stuff, meditating to clear the monkey chatter and identifying what is important to us, we can regain control of our lives.

This book was provided to me free from the publisher through the Netgalley 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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Couples who Pray

>COUPLES WHO PRAY
The Most Intimate Act Between a Man and a Woman
By Husband and Wife-Squire Rushnell and Louise Duart

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

The book starts out with an introduction on what qualifies them to write this book, then it moves into the celebrities who shared their intimate stories throughout the book. The first chapter went into the statistical data regarding couples who pray sometimes versus those who pray a lot.

Couples are encouraged to take the husband and wife survey in Appendix 1 located at the back of the book before starting the 40 day challenge. Then, the challenge asked couples to pray together for 5-minutes a day. A list of 10 tips is there to get you started and Appendix 2 gives you life-changing wisdom from the bible.
I found the book to be hard to read and I felt the book was just stories of other people who also did the challenge. To me the message was mixed somewhere in the middle of the book. The book talked about the Devil being the enemy of your marriage, forgiveness, prayer and money, steps to a happy marriage and outcomes of the couples who took the challenge. I chose to read the parts that I felt I needed to read. But I believe just like the authors, that prayer changes things and it can only be better if the husband and the wife can pray together.

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2011 in Books, God, Inspiration

 

Left At The Altar

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LEFT AT THE ALTAR
My story of Hope and Healing for every woman who has felt the Heartbreak of Rejection
Kimberley Kennedy

This book was provided to me by the publisher through the BookSneeze.com review blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
The Rejection
Lew was the finance aka Mr. Perfect. Kimberley was the famous Atlanta news anchor, bride to be. “I just can’t do it,” said Mr. Perfect on the eve of the most important day of Kimberley’s life.
The Heartbreak
She grieves over Lew as if he had died. Her love for him was deep and all consuming. She couldn’t function. She loved him deeply, so deeply that she gave up a good job because of her breakup with him. She had to face public humiliation and her heart breaking to pieces. Instead of blaming Lew, she blamed God. She felt like God abandoned her.
The Hope
Kimberley wrote this book to give others who have faced rejection or have lost someone a way to hope again. Through her journey she learned to trust God.
The Healing
Kimberley has a chapter on the man’s perspective and insight on how they felt after being the person who did the rejecting. Kimberly shows you how to move forward and get on with living.
New Beginnings
She shows you how she was able to take her problem and make it her solution.

This book teaches faith and determination.