Monday, August 1, 2011

Book Review: Life Without Limits

Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life

Life without Limits by Nick Vujicic was pretty inspirational to say the least. The subtitle of his book is "inspiration for a ridiculously good life." This is a story of a boy who was born with no arms and no legs, but who believes that God has a purpose for his life and he has lived it out. I was looking forward to a type of biography, but instead it was more thematic with inspirational type speaking blurbs throughout the book. It was still good, but wish it would have been more an account of his childhood to present day; his good days and bad days and how he overcame such amazing diversity. All in all, definitely a good read that is sure to inspire you and make you realize how good you really have it.

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review.

Book Review: My Foolish Heart

My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven)
My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren was, sad to say, a letdown. I had read one book by her prior and didn't love it, but I thought the cover of this one and the storyline sounded cute so I gave it a chance. Don't waste your time. I was bored and struggling to get through it. There were some moments that were cute, but all in all, not so much. If you like fluffy romance stories without the typical secular romance garbage then it would be an absolute hit. I guess I am more into drama and suspense though!

As a quick synopsis, the main character experienced a terrible tragedy which caused her to be homebound. She somehow ends up being a radio talk show host for people who need love advice, "Miss Foolish Heart" even though she had never really been in a relationship. The big question that lingers throughout the whole story is, will she ever be able to step foot out of her house and will she ever find true love? Both of which are answered at the end...never fear. :)

I received this book from Tyndale House as part of the Tyndale Blog Network for free in exchange for my honest review.

Book Review: Unleashed: Release the Untamed Faith Within

Unleashed: Release the Untamed Faith Within

I had never heard of Erwin McManus before...that is until we MET him in a Vietnamese restaurant in Georgia. Wow, that is a weird statement. A Vietnamese restaurant in Georgia. Anyway, my husband and some friends of ours were at an awesome conference in Atlanta last year and we were on a break to eat lunch. We walked to this nearby restaurant and were waiting for our food when this very eclectic L.A. looking guy walked in with his posse. I didn't think much of him until my husband whispered (loudly!), I think that's Erwin McManus...and proceeded to look up a picture of him on his iPhone to confirm his suspicion. He was right and we ended up getting a picture with the poor guy. LOL. He was very nice and accommodating though. Well, when I saw that one of his books was available for review, I definitely wanted to check it out.

Erwin McManus is a native of El Salvador. He currently lives and pastors a church called Mosaic in L.A. (I was so right about that part!). This book is called Unleased: Release the Untamed Faith Within. This book was originally titled The Barbarian Way: Unleash the Untamed Faith Within. Sounds kind of...barbaric! What you come to find out is that the barbarians love to live and live to love and that we need to be more like them; more about passion, intimacy, sacrifice and passion when it comes to our faith and our relationship with God. This book comes in at only 148 pages, but it is chock full of encouragement to adopt the barbarian way of fearlessness and live for Christ out LOUD. I would say it was worth it.

I received this book for free from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review.