Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New book! New book! :D

I must admit...I LOVE BookSneeze! :) You may even be sick of me saying it so much on this blog. But seriously, I don't think you can beat getting books for free just for giving your honest opinion of them. I have enjoyed all the materials I've received from them and eagerly check each week to see what new materials they post. If you have a blog and would love to get free books, please go sign up at! I am loving the whole setup...which, of course, means I have selected my next book!

Drum roll, please!!

"The Band That Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic" 
by Steve Turner

For anyone who didn't know me when I was younger, I'm a huge fan of most things Titanic. I read fiction novels, non-fiction, did reports on it for school. The only reason I went to see the movie was because of the historical events surrounding the Titanic itself, not for some actor. :p So I was excited to see this book posted on BookSneeze. It contains a biography of each of the eight musicians that made up the band on the Titanic. Below you can view a trailer of the book from YouTube. I'm looking forward to reading this and sharing my review with you in the future. Enjoy and Happy Reading to you all!

Soli Deo Gloria,

Friday, February 11, 2011 Valentine's Review: Couples Who Pray

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The most intimate act between a man and a woman is praying together and the benefits are numerous. "Couples Who Pray" by S'Quire Rushnell and Louise DuArt is a quick, very readable book with a long-lasting impact. Using not only the results of studies, but also test couples who committed to pray together for at least five minutes every day for 40 days, the authors walk through what this time of prayer can do for your marriage.

I really enjoyed this book and have already passed it along to my husband for him to read. It is not a theological tome or an extensive scientific study on prayer, marriage or the benefits of such so please do not expect it to be such. What it is is a challenge to set aside time to connect with God and your spouse through prayer. It includes numerous testimonials from couples that took the 40-day challenge to set aside at least 5 minutes to pray aloud with their spouses along with instructions on how to do the 40-day challenge yourself. After reading the book, I look forward to starting our own 40 days when my husband is done reading it. The book really made me think about how this time of prayer was not just beneficial to my own spiritual walk with God but also to my relationship and communication with my husband. I learn so much more about him when we pray together and I look forward to connecting with him even more.

I would definitely recommend this book to all my married friends. It's a light read but very practical!