Here you’ll find reviews of books, my favorite books, links to books that you can purchase, download and free book giveaways. I’m looking forward to your comments, the books that YOU love and having valuable resources here that will encourage you, lift your heart, make you laugh and make you think.
I must tell you of the books that I’ve published. I hope you’ll get them and send some feed back on them. If you have them, hop over to amazon and say something nice.
Spreading Joy Daily – Marie Wikle – *grinning* need I say more. Go on…grab a copy for yourself and a friend. This is full of practical daily tips to have you spreading joy each day of the year. You can read the ideas for the entire week on Monday and make a plan to make a difference.
Priceless Gifts – A look at gifts that last a lifetime. We treasure these gifts, but then turn right around and negate their value when we are giving them. Giving without guilt or saying I’m sorry is what we are after with this Bible Study. Here is a link to the Paperback Format and the Kindle Format.
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Leadership 101 – John Maxwell I love learning and in my “day job” I need to be the best leader I can be, so I turn to leadership books time and time again.
I Believe In You by Gary Morris Blue Mountain Arts – “Life can be hard sometimes; things don’t always turn out the way we hope or expect. No matter what the challenge may be, it always helps to know we have someone in our corner who’s there to support our efforts.” I love this book of encouraging words, poems and inspiring water color type pictures. I love all of the Blue Mountain Arts books. Also have the Soul Mate book as well.
Influential Woman by Vickie Kraft – How Every Woman Can Make a Dynamic Difference in Other Womens Lives (We can all make a difference – and we gals must lift each other up!)
- “Broken humans center their lives around things that seem good to them but will neither fill them nor free them.” (p. 127)
- “Freedom involves trust and obedience inside a relationship of love.” (pp. 134-5)
- “Humans are defined not by their limitations, but by the intentions I have for them; not by what they seem to be, but by everything it means to be created in my image.” (p. 102)
81 Challenges Smart Managers Face – by Tim Connor – How to overcome the biggest challenges facing managers & leaders today.
Lord Heal My Hurts by Kay Arthur – Learning how God can turn sorrow into JOY. (So many people that I come across have such deep pain and feel that it will never end. This book reminds us that we are safe in His arms and that the Lord can heal our hurts.)
Vigilante by Claude Bouchard – I Love suspense, drama and the kill, especially when the good guys win. Does the good guy win? hmmm… you’ll have to get your own copy and see. I’m enjoying my copy. Follow Claude on twitter @ceebee308
“Summer of 96 in Montreal and a killer known as the Vigilante is on a spree, his victims, those who engage in criminal activities. Following 16 murders in 6 months, Lieutenant Dave McCall, head of Montreal’s Special Homicide Task Force is without clue or lead until an electronic message is received from the assassin himself. Failure in tracing the origin of the email leads McCall to request the assistance of CSS Inc., a security firm specializing in computer and communication networks and headed by EVP and COO, Chris Barry. As murders and emails continue, the two men join forces to bring the killer to justice. But whose justice will prevail? Theirs, or the Vigilante’s?”
Chuck Norris Facts – Oh, don’t even pretend to be surprised by this. *smiles* If you know me, You are not surprised. Thanks son for this wonderful Christmas gift!
Books You Can Purchase Directly From the Author:
Research in the roots of evangelicalism and revivalism uncovers its share of peculiarities, but nothing is more unusual than what follows. What we have here is a compelling story touching on the exercise of free religion, the religious wars in Europe, the roots of Evangelicalism, the supernatural, and more, all wrapped up in a religious revival which began not through a charismatic revivalist or any adult at all, but rather found it’s origin with children aged four to fourteen. The children became pawns in a controversy between political and religious opponents. Indulge your curiosity and read the remarkable story about the King of Sweden and the 1707-08 Children’s Revival in Silesia, a tale of hope and prayer.
Pastor Ric Ministries – Has aSeveral books & CDs that help to fund his Mexico Missions trips. The Covering of God – “Discover how God desires to cover you with His presence, how He desires to be
your provision. God wants to move not just in your life but through your life. Living in the Shadow of the Almighty brings peace, contentment and blessing.”
He also has – The Believers Life, The Names of God and the Authority of the Believer. You can follow him @DryforkPastor here on Twitter
“Anger used to be my specialty. Anger is an ego protection mechanism that makes us feel safe. Anger is us thinking when we get angry that we will get our own way. Anger is a false sense of security. People think, “as long as I am angry, people will be scared”. However, we usually make fools of our selves when we are angry.
I could take nothing and blow it up into a mountain-sized problem. I can remember driving home from work one night. Something had happened to me at work that was trivial and about two miles from home I had worked myself into a frenzy. I went home and took my feelings out on everybody there…as though everything that happened to me was the most important event of the day. What a crock! All I did was ruin a perfectly good evening. I let something that didn’t matter at all control my life.”
Awaken to Good Mourning by Mark E. Hundley – “is the essential guide for anyone struggling through one of life’s most difficult trials – – coping with the death of a loved one. The courage required to make it through such an intensely personal journey can be found within the pages of this book. With wisdom and guidance, borne of his own experience with heartwrenching grief, Mark Hundley has created a life-saving road map designed to show readers how to deal with grief in dynamic ways.” Follow Mark on twitter @MarkHundley
Alaurielee – Rhymes of a Random Soul – I’ve always loved Lauri’s poems. Her motto of “Serving Hugs on a platter and tears in a tea cup” grabbed my attention. I had to see what she was all about. Having the personal pleasure of a REAL hug from this awesome poet, I knew her book was sure to inspire. When I received my copy I immediately “thummed” through it for my favorite poem – “Even Happy Cries Sometimes” – There it was on page 160! If you love poetry, grab the book. You’ll love it. (Thanks Lauri for my copy.) I am honored that she even wrote a poem about the Gift of Spreading Joy. I hope you’ll check it out and comment on it.
Here is a little more about Lauri:
Lauri loves reaching out to others and is a huge supporter of those struggling with life threatening illnesses. She has personally been touched by her husband’s struggles with the pain of Chronic Crohn’s Disease. Having several friends and family members touched by cancer, she is inspired by those in the fight of their lives. To show her support, she has walked in the ‘Buddy’s Race for the Cure’ for the past 3 years and participated in the inaugural Cards4Cancer project in April, 2010; writing a special poem for cancer fighters and organized the making of 200 cards for a local Cancer Center.
As a wife, mother, and Mamaw to her adorable grandchildren, she is a lover of smiles, hugs and ladybugs. She cherishes her family, her friends and every blessed moment life grants her. For a detailed look at her, the book and the how’s and why’s of her writing, enjoy this link to an interview from her. Follow on twitter as well @grnladybug
K. Dawn Byrd is a Christian fiction author. Jesus lover, seeking His will. ACFW member. She has published 2 books – Queen of Hearts…http://tinyurl.com/244v4b5. and Killing Time…http://tinyurl.com/32h5xyv. Click here to read more about these wonderful books! Follow her on twitter @kdawnbyrd
You can talk to angels. You can experience miracles. You are not alone. No matter who you are – or what your belief system – there is a gentle, loving presence with you all of the time: a presence that wants, more than anything, your happiness, your peace.
Whit’s End is the biography of a breakdown. It will bring hope to any Christian who is wringing their hands over a loved one’s addiction. In author Whitney Moore’s family, the problem was related to alcohol, but addiction is addiction is addiction. This story proves that nothing is too hard for God—that when we can’t, God can.
Lebanon may not receive the most news coverage, but this book will make you think it should. It was written by an American during the year 2009-2010, when his wife took a job working for an NGO near the border with Israel. Since his wife had the job, and his son went to school, the American would take lengthy walks daily through the nearby city of Tyr, observing and experiencing the locals, the expatriot international community, Hizbullah, historic sites, and the Mediterranean Sea in ways he had never encountered before.
*Note: I purchased this Kindle version book and read it in TWO sittings. I’ll do a review…soon. If you like Christian Fiction, you’ll love this. The price of .99 cents isn’t bad either.
Words are everywhere– on labels, magazines, sign posts, t-shirts– everywhere. And as much as David Chance would like to hide from them, he can’t. Words keep leaping off objects around him, forming messages in his mind. But how is this possible? Has his brain suddenly taken an evolutionary leap forward, or are the mysterious messages proof of divine intervention? Does God really exist?
Phillip Williams will teach you how to identify areas of unforgiveness you may possess, the dangers of holding on to it, and how to completely eliminate it from your life.
Get free of the bondage of unforgiveness and begin to live out the plans and purposes God has ordained for your life today.
Angel Hearts for Jesus – With the Fashion Show Birthday and the Cupcake Celebrities, these books are sure to get your daughter’s heart looking for ways to make a difference for others and have the heart of Jesus. Beautifully illustrated, fun to read and inspiration for any heart, these books are a delight for children of all ages.
The Word of God – Unleashing the Power of Scripture Memorization = By Michele Didasko = “Michele is very clear that the ultimate objective is to change one’s heart and life. She has written more than an exceptionally practical how-to guide on the important topic of Scripture memorization. She also carefully explains, in a thought-provoking way, the rationale and motivation for believers to be involved in this practice. Her biblical and theological insights, practical suggestions, and thorough analysis of the reason for memorization are a welcome addition to any believer’s library.” – Dr John A. Martin,
Kivi and the Lizard People – By Gayle McCain = Kivi and the Lizard People has been very beneficial in helping my hyperactive grandson get himself under control during a very difficult period in his life. He loved the book and frequently asked me to read it to him, although he has never been particularly interested in reading before.
Christian Haiku – By Clark Osborn – The battle for our time has never been more intense and the enemy of our souls will do anything he can to keep us from being with God. He knows that everything we need is found in God and that together with God, we can do anything. I pray that for you, “Christian Haiku – The 17-Syllable Devotional” is at least some small help in the battle.