Spotlight Feature: Love – Four Week Mini Bible Study

Spotlight Feature: Love – Four Week Mini Bible Study

Love

About the Book:

Love is selfless and it is constantly pursuing ways to bridge the gap of disconnection in the world.

Love brings freedom, not only to us, but also to those around us.

When we are walking in love we desire the best for people.

In this four week mini Bible Study come and explore what unconditional love looks like in your life today.

Review

Unless one has already arrived in heaven ahead of the rest of us, they are on the journey to learn to love just like everyone else. That’s a good place to be, on the journey to love. As you get to study this four week Bible Study, you will learn and grow in your understanding of the love of God, and let go of doctrines and live to love God and all people.

The journey is not about teaching others how to love, but about allowing ourselves to be taught, not by men, but by the Spirit within us. For while we can certainly learn from one another, it is the Spirit whom we desire to ultimately hug us. – Amazon Customer

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CrossReaders Book Review: Grandma’s Treasure (English-Spanish edition) by Maritza Martinez Mejia

CrossReaders Book Review: Grandma’s Treasure (English-Spanish edition) by Maritza Martinez Mejia

Grandma's Treasure

Title: Grandma’s Treasure (English-Spanish edition)

Author: Maritza Martinez Mejia

Rating: 5

About the Book

An upset Grandma teaches their grandchildren a lesson for life, to value what they have as she reveals her most valuable treasures when she was a child.

Review

This beautiful book by Maritza holds priceless nuggets of wisdom on every page, with life-long lessons to draw from. With this book, we learn contentment and the need to appreciate life. Contentment and appreciation are two virtues that could get us very far in life and Maritza conveys this message perfectly in her book. Five Stars!

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This review was submitted by: Aridatha Yervant

For The Virtue Christian Book Awards

Please visit their website at http://www.thevcba.com

CrossReaders Book Review: Hope Reborn (Texas Romance Book 3) by Caryl McAdoo

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Title: Hope Reborn (Texas Romance Book 3)

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Rating: 5 stars

About the Book

New York dime novelist May Meriwether decides a heroic Texas Ranger will make a great love interest for her new heroine. Bored to tears and loving adventure, she sets out to the Lone Star State with her constant companion and confidant Chester in tow.

Dreams for a husband and children are relegated to the recesses of her heart, the self-confessed old maid deems it too late. But the near-perfect widower resurrects a smidgen of hope. Only his impenetrable, superstitious religious beliefs stand in the path to her falling head over heels, those and his love for his dead wife. Would there ever be room for her in his heart? And would he give up his fanaticism for God?

An unexpected romance surprises both. Hope is reborn in God’s unfailing love and grace. Can a life built on lies find the Way to confession, forgiveness, and true joy? In a day when the church offers the only stability on the 1850 Texas prairie, these unlikely players find one another and fall in love. But will it be enough?

Review

I love series books and A Texas Romance series is full of mystery, suspense, twist, turns, forgiveness, redemption and love. Hope Reborn finds the patriarch, Patrick Henry Buckmeyer, raising his family after the death of his beloved wife Sue after the birth of their son. We meet Millicent May Meriwether, a novelist of fictional romance books. She has traveled from New York to Texas to interview Levi Baylor and Wallace Rusk, Texas Rangers. What a shock to meet Henry Buckmeyer, and basically it is love at first site for both of them. Henry is a man of God and strong faith, he believes in the Bible and honoring God’s word. May is agnostic, and scoffs at the fairy tales people insist upon believing about a deity in the sky that is all controlling. The story kept me captivated as Henry and May become friends and talk about the future. The dialogue is entertaining and heartwarming. I admired Henry for sticking to his principles and not becoming unequally yoked and sharing God’s love and forgiveness with May in the most loving way. The Buckmeyer children and May develop a sweet and loving relationship and she loves them as a mother. The story does have a cliffhanger at the end that leads into the next book.

This review was submitted by: Kathy Heare Watts

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CrossReaders Book Review: Sheriff Bride by Teresa Lilly

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Title: Sheriff Bride

Author: Teresa Lilly

Rating: 5 stars

About the Book

This is the first of 4 books

When four sisters show up in town to fill the position of Sheriff, Mark isn’t sure what to do. This town is no place for women, especially a green eyed beauty like Sam. When the town learns that these four woman can outshoot any man around Mark is forced to accept the girls as sheriff, but when one of them is kidnapped and being forced into marriage, will the other girls be able to save her and prove once and for all that they can do the job. Mark and Sam break down the wall of stubbornness, and realize that love has found them?

If you enjoy this read the next books in the series, Jo’s story, Dan’s Story, Rob’s story and Sheriff Bride Christmas the Inside Man and Mammie’s Mail Order Bride that takes place in Waterhole Texas.

Review

GOD DOESN’T MAKE MISTAKES, WE DO

What a delightful story of four brave woman, sisters, who have never been treated well by their father during their entire life. How dare they be girls, so even though their late mother was allowed to give them feminine names, they were called Sam, Jo, Dan and Rob. What a shock to the town of Waterhole, who had hired John Hardin to be their new sheriff, and in his place, four young women show up with the news that John was dead and they were there to fill the job of Sheriffs. Mark Carlin, the banker and man who hired Hardin, sure is not happy. But don’t stand in the way of a determined woman, much less four of them. The storyline and dialogue is entertaining and these feisty and definitely talented ladies, prove in several cases, they are definitely the persons for the job of Sheriff. Not only can they out gun, but their love of God shines through and harden men find Christ as their Savior. I love the quote, “If God has forgiven you, you have to forgive yourself too.” Waterhole, Texas will never been the same with the Hardin Sisters as the newest Sheriffs and town residents. Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own. (Very minor editing issues, but not enough to ruin the story)

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This review was submitted by: Kathy Heare Watts

CrossReaders Book Review: The Savvy Demon’s Guide to Godly Living by Brad Francis

CrossReaders Book Review: The Savvy Demon’s Guide to Godly Living by Brad Francis

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Title: The Savvy Demon’s Guide to Godly Living

Author: Brad Francis

Rating: Four out of five stars

About the Book

Mechoir, a demon whose job description is to cause distractions and stop the Pastor and church members of Compton Baptist Church from being effective Christians, is so bored that he decides to visit the Pastor and his wife and tell them what they need to do in order to actually be real Followers of Christ. Yes, he’s quite drunk and might have thought it through if sober, but this little conversation ignites a fireball of change in Pastor Doug and his wife, Joan; which in turn snowballs into a great impact in the community and lives of many in Compton.

Review

The Savvy Demon’s Guide to Godly Living

What would you do if a demon that has been assigned to you and your church showed up at your door to tell you how ineffective you’ve become and it’s giving him nothing to do? Doug and Joan, Pastor and First Lady of Compton Baptist Church did and little did they know that it was the beginning of God bringing a revival to their hearts and Faith.

I was given this book to read and asked to give an honest review. I am not a talented writer, so bear with me. I can’t come up with enough superlatives to beg everyone to read this book. I love the writing style of Brad Francis in this book. He writes as if he is telling a story in your livingroom – or as a director, that stops the scene for a moment in order to give us some important information, or warning that he’s changing to another scene. The subject, or message if you will, comes through loud and clear. As the American part of God’s Church we are becoming complacent, lukewarm. Most of us are comfortable going to Church, singing our praise songs and listening to the sermon on Sundays. But are we making an impact on the world? Are we “making disciples”?

The characters will become your family. You will find yourself wanting to pray for, and with, certain characters. That is how well it is written. This book has impacted my Christian Walk, and pierced my heart in conviction in some cases. I felt God speaking directly to me as I was forced to consider if I am really reflecting Christ in all areas of my life.

WARNING: In good conscience, I must warn that there is language and situations that warrant this book, as it is written before it is officially released, be labeled as for ADULTS ONLY. I personally have contacted the author and addressed the issues that may cause some to be distracted, or not continue reading. In order to show the contrast of life in Darkness and in the Light, the author uses dialogue that is contemporary and unfortunately, part of the world today. I BEG YOU NOT TO LET IT STOP YOU FROM READING THE ENTIRE BOOK, because the message is so much more important than our initial shock or distaste for those small areas. And when the book is released, these areas may even be addressed, so this would be mute.
And even if it remains as I’ve read it – don’t let this stop you from reading the entire story. I promise if you stay focused on the message, you will gain new perspective and also enjoy the book.

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This review was submitted by: SonyaD