Thursday, March 31, 2011

Springtime of the Spirit

This turned out to be a book that I enjoyed very much. It started out slow for me and I was dreading that I had to read it, but once I got past a few chapters, I began to enjoy it more. I think women who are interested in History and Politics would greatly enjoy this story. Annaliese learns what it means to believe again. Just life in real life, she had to learn this the hard way. I enjoyed a book where it presented the man as a good solid God-believing figure. Often in sitcoms today, men are portrayed as stupid. I would definitely recommend this book to others. I was provided this book complimentary by Tyndale House Publisher's and have not been paid for this review.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Becoming A Woman of Influence

I did not find "Becoming A Woman of Influence" by Carol Kent to be among my favorite books that I have read. This book discusses and teaches women how to be able to impact the lives of other women. It encourages and helps pave the way for women to become mentors to other women, especially younger women. While I do agree with the author's words on this topic, I had a very hard time with her delivery. Unfortunately, I felt that Carol Kent came across as "uppity" and all-knowing in the way she delivered her message. I found it very difficult to read through this book and stay focused because of this fact. I do wonder if an older woman would appreciate this book more than myself. I will state again though, that I do agree with her message. I believe that we all are to strive to become mentors to one another. I think Carol Kent is Biblically sound in encouraging women to become mentors and essentially become Titus 2 women. I just would have liked it if I felt more of a humbleness from the author. I received this complimentary book from NavPress and have not received money to provide this review.