Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren

I'm bringing you another oldie but goodie review from my Goodreads page.  I wrote this review in 2015 after I had first read the book.  I have more recently listened to the audio version of the first three books, Waterfall, Cascade, and Torrent.  I enjoyed the books this time around as much as I had the first time.  And while I did find that the narrator for the audiobooks was incredibly talented, I struggled with the audiobook.  Primarily because I am not a teenage girl.  When reading, I can mentally skip over the more juvenile aspects of the story (these are not negative aspects... a teenaged girl is the target audience for these books).  When listening I can't and so those aspects stand out even more to me.  Anyway...

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You Carried Me by Melissa Ohden book review and giveaway

Melissa Ohden’s story is tragic only in the sense that she was intended to be aborted and that she had to struggle through the heartbreak of that intent.  In every other way her story soars as a living testimony to the majesty and glory of the Almighty God.  God’s plan so far has included her surviving a saline abortion without any physical effects, He had her taken to the NICU by a sympathetic nurse rather than cast aside as trash, He provided her with an incredibly loving Christian family to adopt her, and He helped her to achieve her dream of reunification with a portion of her birth family.  Most importantly, He has helped her to use her story to help other abortion survivors, those finding themselves in a crisis pregnancy, and those men and women who are suffering through the guilt, shame, and loss due to their decision to have an abortion. 

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Ask the Question: Why We Must Demand Religious Clarity from Our Presidential Candidates by Stephen Mansfield

Ask the Question is a valuable read for all American citizens and one that I recommend.  It is our civil right to vote and as believers, who to vote for isn’t always a black and white decision.  Stephen Mansfield provides clear and understandable information to help a voter know what the right questions are and how to ask them of a candidate.

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The Cottage by Michael Phillips

I highly recommend any book written by Michael Phillips.  The Cottage is no exception.  It is a beautiful romance and a compelling Christian fiction read.  As is common in Phillips’ written works, The Cottage is a lesson-filled book.  It is a comforting read, a relaxing read, while at the same time a spiritually and morally challenging read... if you are listening.  I pray that you listen.  I'm going to encourage you now to read The Inheritance, the first book in the Secrets of the Shetlands series, if you haven't already and to then read The Cottage

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The Best Christmas Gift Ever! (A VeggieTales Book) by Melinda Rumbaugh and Lisa Reed

The Best Christmas Gift Ever is an adorable rhyming VeggieTales story sharing that Jesus is the best Christmas gift of all.  Many of your child’s favorite Veggies are there in their bright, eye engaging, and fun colors.  A great addition to your Christmas collection for your little one.

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The Berenstain Bears Love One Another By Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears books are quintessential children's books; sweet, with adorable artwork and a simple message.  Love One Another offers in a simplified manner ways in which the Bible scripture, John 13:34, can influence the actions and choices made by young children.

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Silly Elephant: Peace with Bees by Nadh Poduri - book review and GIVEAWAY!

Peace with Bees is such a brightly colored, beautify illustrated book.  It draws you right in.  The elephants are adorable but I absolutely love the bees and how Poduri has them experiencing miscommunication, like that you find when playing the telephone game.  So funny.  Another personal favorite part of the story is when Poduri uses one of my mom’s oft used sayings to help get across a moral point.  “Two wrongs don’t make a right!”

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King of the Friend Zone by Sheralyn Pratt

I’ve told you all before that I’m not a big fan of romance literature yet sometimes certain authors draw me in to read in the genre.  Sheralyn Pratt is one of those authors.  I really enjoyed the first book that I read authored by Pratt, Pimpernell, a contemporary romance with a serious mystery.  I’m glad that I picked up King of the Friend Zone to read.  It is a fun romance, with a couple of really interesting twists and turns and the most adorable cookie vender ever.

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The Path of Decisions by Mike Shelton

The first book in the Cremelino Prophecy series, The Path of Destiny, is a story of seeking your identity, The Path of Decisions is a story of finding your identity.  In the first book, Mike Shelton gives us a long character development story with little adventure.  Fortunately, The Path of Decisions sees the characters solidifying their identities and it moves us into the adventures, intrigues, magic, and good versus evil found in a solid fantasy, adventure, sword and sorcery fiction novel.

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