Title: A Prairie Girl’s Faith Publisher: Waterbrook Publish Date: February 6, 2018 ISBN: 978-0-7352-8978-9 Source: Blogging For Books/Waterbrook Pages: 224 Rating: 5 Stars Purchase: Amazon~BN About The Book The beloved author of the Little House books was not only one of America’s great pioneer storytellers but a woman of vibrant faith. A Prairie Girl’s Faith provides the first extended, in depth discussion of the Christian faith of one of America’s most beloved pioneer women–Laura Ingalls Wilder. Although the faith of the Ingalls’ family pervades books in the Little House series, the more specific details of Laura’s faith have never been fully explored. It took extraordinary pluck for anyone to survive the harshness of frontier life–from the heartbreak of sudden crop losses to murderous storms to unrelenting loneliness. This book reveals how in surviving, the brave Laura drew not just on her character, but found encouragement, strength, and hope in her relationship with God. My Thoughts I am usually not one to read anything except fiction books, but when I come across a book about one of my favorite people in history, I can’t pass it up. From the time I was little, I was fascinated with Laura Ingalls Wilder, first… Read more »
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Victorious Woman! Annmarie Kelly Optimal Living Press September 2004 279 pages Amazon | BN RBM’s Disclaimer Victorious Woman! Shaping Life’s Challenges into Personal Victories offers nine compelling stories of real life women who overcame daunting challenges such a cancer, abandonment, domestic abuse and more. Each riveting story in Victorious Woman! is followed by thought-provoking coaching questions intended to inspire and encourage readers to rethink all or part of their life.
As Always,Jack:A Wartime Love Story Emma Sweeney Axios Press June 16, 2012 180 pages Amazon | BN provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books In the days just after the end of World War Two, a young Texas Navy pilot named Jack Sweeney falls crazy in love with a California girl just before he is shipped off to the Pacific with his squadron. He woos her with letters and makes away with her heart. He returns safely; he marries her. Over thirty years later, a young woman returns to her childhood home in California for her mother’s funeral. Before leaving the house for the last time, without knowing what she’s looking for, she opens a dresser drawer in her mother’s room. Towards the very back of the drawer she discovers a packet of old letters tied up with a pink ribbon. In these letters she meets the man she has forever longed to know and love, the man her mother rarely spoke of during all the years of her childhood. In these letters she meets her father, Jack Sweeney, for the first time. As Always, Jack is in part the bittersweet story of a daughter’s search for her father, an… Read more »
Movers, Dreamers and Risk-Takers: Unlocking the Power of ADHD Kevin Roberts Hazelden June 5, 2012 250 pages Amazon | BN provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books The negative aspects of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are well known–impulsivity, difficulty paying attention, lacking follow through, procrastination, boredom, anxiety, etc. But what many people don’t know is that when these same traits are put to good use, those with ADHD can live highly functional, successful, and exciting lives. When Kevin Roberts realized his potential, he decided to devote his life to helping children and adults with ADHD. Because he shares their condition, he knows that with proper support and coaching, they, like him, can turn their lives around. In his new book MOVERS, DREAMERS, AND RISK-TAKERS: Unlocking the Power of ADHD (Hazelden Publishing; June 2012; $14.95/Original Trade Paperback; $11.95/E-book) Roberts passionately relates his experiences and those of others to explain what ADHD is; how it manifests in kids and adults; and how the advantages of ADHD can be used to better people’s lives. Some of the ideas Roberts presents in MOVERS, DREAMERS, AND RISK-TAKERS are: The educational system is ill-equipped to teach kids with ADHD. The routines, repetition, and institutional discipline oppose… Read more »
Entering The Blue Stone Molly Best Tinsley Fuze Publishing, LLC May 15, 2012 185 pages Amazon|BN RBM’s Disclaimer What happens when one’s larger-than-life military parents–disciplined, distinguished, exacting–begin sliding out of control? The General struggles to maintain his invulnerable façade against Parkinson’s disease; his lovely wife manifests a bizarre dementia. Their three grown children, desperate to save the situation, convince themselves of the perfect solution: an upscale retirement community. But as soon as their parents have been resettled within its walls, the many imperfections of its system of care begin to appear. Charting the line between comedy and pathos, Molly Best Tinsley’s memoir, Entering the Blue Stone dissects the chaos at the end of life and discovers what shines beneath: family bonds, the dignity of even an unsound mind, and the endurance of the heart.
Always There Susan Besze Wallace Revell Books April 12,2012 208 pages Amazon|B&N|Deepershopping provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books God is with you . . . . . . in the excitement of first steps, first words, and the first day of school . . . when you are frustrated, overwhelmed, or alone . . . in the middle of the night and the middle of the unpleasant . . . in your most important relationships God is there in every busy, exhausting, and exhilarating moment of being a mom. It’s one thing to know in your mind that God is everywhere. It’s quite another to feel in your soul that he is by your side, holding you up, sustaining you. In Always There, you’ll find an inspiring combination of real-life mothering stories and Scriptures that assures you of God’s abiding presence, written by popular voices such as Ann Voskamp Alexandra Kuykendall Kathi Lipp Tracey Bianchi Kim Hill Renee Swope and many more No matter where you are in your mothering journey, Always There offers you hope and encouragement along the way. From the humorous to the solemn, these fifty-two short devotions will capture your heart as you reflect upon… Read more »
Waking Up Happy Jill Muehrcke January 6, 2012 288 pages Amazon BN RBM’s Disclaimer No matter what kind of change you want to make in your life, WAKING UP HAPPY: A HANDBOOK OF CHANGE WITH MEMOIRS OF RECOVERY AND HOPE holds the keys. As inspirational as it is practical, this first-of-a-kind handbook focuses on the positive steps of recovery and change. Powerful, absorbing, and beautifully written, WAKING UP HAPPY tells people’s stories, the turning points that changed their lives, and their secrets to waking up happy. Whenever a storyteller learns a new life lesson, you’ll find exercises you can do to put that lesson to use in your own life. In WAKING UP HAPPY, Jill Muehrcke tells her true story. She also includes the stories of her daughter and granddaughter. Together, these memoirs shine a light on three generations struggling with similar problems and offer clues to how to break the legacy of addiction. In addition, Jill includes the memoirs of over 30 others recovering from addictions, harmful habits, and intolerable situations. Brave and honest, these stories are filled with triumphs and epiphanies, as well as concrete, step-by-step advice and guidance. Lessons learned are summarized into secrets you can use… Read more »
Take A Deep Breath Dr. Nina Shapiro World Scientific Publishing Company January 5, 2012 260 pages Amazon|B&N provided by publisher RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books Take a Deep Breath is a comprehensive, accessible, and indispensible guide for parents, caregivers, teachers, pediatricians, and other healthcare providers on the subject of children s breathing issues. The book provides a thorough review of breathing issues, differentiating the normal and abnormal for all ages, and at all levels of breathing passages. Take a Deep Breathexplains all of the puzzling and oftentimes distressing breathing patterns our children have throughout development.From the uppermost part of the breathing apparatus, the nose, to the lowermost part, the lungs, this book explains which problems are truly worrisome, and which are actually normal stages in a child s growth. Take a Deep Breath will enable the reader to do just that, take a deep breath, and get a better, clearer understanding about what s going on when your children breathe in and out. While pediatricians and other healthcare providers have expertise in all aspects of childhood illness, this book sheds new light on the latest research in pediatric breathing issues, sleep issues, and airway safety. Consisting of age-based sections, with location-based… Read more »
Hospice Tails Debra L. Stang BookLocker, Inc May 31,2011 108 pages Amazon RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books Told from the perspective of a hospice social worker, Hospice Tails is a baker’s dozen of stories about the animal companions of hospice patients and their families. In these pages you will meet King, an abused pit bull fiercely loyal to his rescuer, Fizzle, a teacup poodle who guarded his human in death as well as life, Io and Oi, two cats who facilitated a beautiful conversation between their owners, and Lightning, a horse who helped a widower find the strength to go on. Uplifting, matter-of-fact, sometimes funny and never sappy, Hospice Tails will change the way you think about the animals in your life. About The Author: Debra Stang is a social worker and a freelance writer. She has worked at an AIDS project, in an inner city trauma center, in an Alzheimer’s facility, and most recently at a not-for-profit hospice. Her young adult novel, Visiting Grandma, was published in 2003. My Review: This book was AMAZING! It’s filled with lovable, bundles of fur, big as horses and small as sweet cats, and the owners that come… Read more »
Ghosts Of The North Carolina Shores Michael Rivers Schiffer Books January 28,2010 160 pages Amazon|BarnesAndNoble RBM’s Disclaimer 5/5 Books Take a spooky journey through the shore towns of North Carolina. Find ordinary men and women who’ve witnessed ghosts. Meet a dead Confederate sentry who has not left his post. In Weldon, waltz with a ghostly lady … until she disappears. Witness a battle at Bentonville that appeared to be a re-enactment—it wasn’t. From the Chowan River to beaches of the Outer Banks, the spirits of the North Carolina shores never rest. About the Author: Micheal, born in 1953, is an American author. His writing genres include Fiction, Horror, Thriller and Paranormal. Micheal has been writing for several years. In the past he concentrated on Romantic Poetry. In recent years he has focused on writing Fiction and Paranormal stories. His book titled “Ghosts of the North Carolina Shores” has been published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Micheal also published the eBook “The Black Witch” which is the first of a series on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Micheal has over thirty years of investigating and collecting stories of the paranormal. He is the lead investigator for the Smokey Mountain… Read more »