Monday, April 3, 2017

The KJV Word Study Bible - Review

The KJV Word Study Bible includes in-text subheadings and 1,700 easy-to-use word studies with select Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek words explained in every chapter from Genesis to Revelation, helping you dig deeper into your Bible study. By looking into these ancient texts we are able to read scripture as it was originally written and passed on from generation to generation, bringing these words to life and allowing you to almost hear Jesus teaching on the hillside or crying out to God on the cross. As you study you will discover the richness and significance of the original languages of the Word of God and experience scripture in a whole new way.
Features Include:

Book introductions

Words of Christ in red
Word studies
Indexes
Concordance
The KJV Word Study Bible includes so many extra features for your independent study!! As Christians, we know that our words have power! Just as Christ laid the example, we need to know what our words truly mean. The KJV Word Study Bible actually allows study and meditation on specific wording through the pages! 
I love that I am able to read along and see them as they were really written, yet in a way I can follow. I would love to be able to read the original text wording, this is that moment!!
As mentioned above, this study Bible has word studies, indexed items, a concordance, and the words of Christ are listed in red. Each book of the Bible has an introduction that includes links to the helps contained in the book. 
I was provided an electronic copy, so it was super easy to read during the day as I needed some alone time with God. I especially liked the links that allowed me to access the special features for word searches and the like. 
The KJV Word Study Bible is very easy to read and navigate during study. The beginning has chapter links and it will take you right where you need to go! Love it!
~Dowie 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers & http://booklookbloggers.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 & http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sunday, April 2, 2017

No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending By Esther Fleece

No More Faking Fine
Ending the Pretending
By Esther Fleece
Published by Zondervan

If you’ve ever been given empty clich├ęs during challenging times, you know how painful it can feel to be misunderstood by well-meaning people. Far too often, it seems the response we get to our hurt and disappointment is to suck it up, or pray it away.
But Scripture reveals a God who meets us where we are, not where we pretend to be.
No More Faking Fine is your invitation to get gut-level honest with God through the life-giving language of lament. Lament, a practice woven throughout Scripture, is a prayer that God never ignores, never silences, and never wastes. As author Esther Fleece says, “Lament is the unexpected pathway to true intimacy with God, and with those around us.”
Esther learned this the hard way, by believing she could shut down painful emotions that haunted her from a broken past she tried to forget on her fast track to success. But in silencing her pain, she robbed herself of the opportunity to be healed. Maybe you’ve done the same.
No More Faking Fine is your permission to lament—to give voice to the hurt, frustration, and disappointment you’ve kept inside and silenced for too long. Drawing from careful biblical study and hard-won insight, Esther reveals how to use God’s own language to draw closer to Him as He leads us through any darkness into His marvelous light.
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Have you ever been so far from ok, and still be required to get out into the land of the living? Have you ever forced yourself to get dressed, put on make up and fix your hair, head over to church with a plastered on smile? All this just to have someone say, "How are you doing these days?"
Was your response... "Oh, I'm fine"... when you are most certainly as far from fine as you can be?
I know that I have.
This, this is the book for you. Not a self help, not an instruction manual.... a way for you to see that you no longer have to fake it, no more faking fine!
I highly suggest this book to anyone that may feel the need to lie and say, I'm great, when you are slowing shriveling up inside.
There are examples, as well as ways you can admit... adulting is hard sometimes, even for us adults!
I look around many times needing an adult, to only realize... Oh yeah, that's me now!!
This book is for you!

~Dowie

Esther Fleece’s success and influence as a millennial leader have come not only courtesy of professional acumen, but personal experience. It is through the tragedies and triumphs of her own life – some of which she has shared as a highly sought-after international speaker – that she has established authority and authenticity with people from all walks of life.
She shares those experiences in greater depth than ever before in her first book, No More Faking Fine, in the hope that readers will apply the events and learnings of her life to their own disappointments and injuries, resulting in new hope, healing and health.
In addition to writing and speaking, Fleece is founder and CEO of L&L Consulting, Inc., where she helps new and established Christian ministries develop innovative strategies for non-profit sustainability, new business development, next generation outreach, marketing and communications and relationship brokering. She is recognized as a trailblazer among millennials, working for a decade to connect influential individuals and organizations across generations to their mutual benefit.
CNN has called Fleece one of “Five Women to Watch in Religion,” USA Today has named her one of the “New Faces of Evangelicalism” and Christianity Today and Outreach magazine have also singled her out for her high-profile work. Her insights into the experiences and aspirations of millennials have appeared in The Washington Post, CNN as well as in Barna Research President David Kinnaman’s book You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving Church and Rethinking Faith.
When Esther isn’t teaching, leading, writing, speaking, reading, connecting, or traveling… she is shopping.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers & http://booklookbloggers.com & book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 & http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html & : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Friday, March 31, 2017

Retribution (The After Light Saga, #5) by Cameo Renae - Review

Title: Retribution (The After Light Saga, #5)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Designer: Stephanie Hobbs of Steph's Cover Design
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
War is coming between humans and Arvies, leaving me trapped between two enemies. This time, I don’t think I’ll survive. The government will stop at nothing to get me back in their clutches. They want what’s inside me—a power I call Venge—and will use my greatest weakness to bring me to my knees. The Arvies know of my gift, and use my telepathy and their numbers, in an effort to take me out. My name is Abigail Park, and I promise retribution against those who’ve wronged me, even if it’s the last thing I do.
Cameo Renae has written a phenomenal series, and the ending doesn't disappoint! 
So many times you follow a story line through several books and then get to the end... to be left flat. This is soooo not the case with The After Light Saga!!! 
I loved every single word!
Abi and Finn work so well together, strong and vulnerable right where its needed. They are the best!
I loved that we met new people and brought in more of the old in this book. I feel like the whole series was wrapped up very well. 
I hate that this could be the end... I wouldn't mind to just keep on reading!!!
2016 Young Adult Author of the Year - Penned Con
2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers
2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings)

 Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska. She's a daydreamer and a caffeine and peppermint addict who loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing! HAPPY READING!
For updates on Cameo you can visit:
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ARV-3 (Book #1)
Sanctum (Book #2)
Intransigent (Book #3)
Hostile (Book #4)
Retribution (Book #5)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Retribution (The After Light Saga, #5) by Cameo Renae

Title: Retribution (The After Light Saga, #5)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Designer: Stephanie Hobbs of Steph's Cover Design
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
War is coming between humans and Arvies, leaving me trapped between two enemies. This time, I don’t think I’ll survive. The government will stop at nothing to get me back in their clutches. They want what’s inside me—a power I call Venge—and will use my greatest weakness to bring me to my knees. The Arvies know of my gift, and use my telepathy and their numbers, in an effort to take me out. My name is Abigail Park, and I promise retribution against those who’ve wronged me, even if it’s the last thing I do.
2016 Young Adult Author of the Year - Penned Con
2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers
2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings) Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska. She's a daydreamer and a caffeine and peppermint addict who loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing! HAPPY READING!
For updates on Cameo you can visit:

Buy Links: 
#Free with #KindleUnlimited
ARV-3 (Book #1)
Sanctum (Book #2)
Intransigent (Book #3)
Hostile (Book #4)
Retribution (Book #5)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Keeper of Crows by Casey Bond

Title: Keeper of Crows
Author: Casey Bond
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Horror
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design & Photography
Editor: Stacy Sanford, The Girl with the Red Pen
Book Trailer by: Rebecca Ethington
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Carmen Kennedy is a spoiled brat from Beverly Hills with a chip on her shoulder and a cocaine addiction to match. Using drugs to suppress reality, her life is more than she can stomach most days. All she wants is to disappear, and on one fateful night, her wish is granted.
There is a world that exists just beyond the fabric of our own. When Carmen is dragged there against her will, her hopelessness seems to disappear, replaced by a determination to survive. The Keeper of Crows is charged with guarding Carmen, but is safety a possibility in a world so desolate? Can love blossom when danger lies in wait? Together, they fight like hell, seeming to lose more ground than they gain with each battle against the dark enemy threatening to tear them apart. Can love keep her safe? Can it give her the strength she needs?
When the lines between life and death, reality and dream become blurred, who will save the souls trapped in the spaces between Heaven and Hell? Who will save Carmen's only love, The Keeper of Crows?

Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction. You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links: 
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Retribution (The After Light Saga, #5) by Cameo Renae

Title: Retribution (The After Light Saga, #5)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Designer: Stephanie Hobbs of Steph's Cover Design
Expected Release Date: Mar. 24th, 2017
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb: 
War is coming between humans and Arvies, leaving me trapped between two enemies. This time, I don’t think I’ll survive.

The government will stop at nothing to get me back in their clutches. They want what’s inside me—a power I call Venge—and will use my greatest weakness to bring me to my knees. 


The Arvies know of my gift, and use my telepathy and their numbers, in an effort to take me out. 



My name is Abigail Park, and I promise retribution against those who’ve wronged me, even if it’s the last thing I do.



Facebook Release Party:

2016 Young Adult Author of the Year - Penned Con
2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers
2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings) 


 Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska. She's a daydreamer and a caffeine and peppermint addict who loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing!



HAPPY READING!


For updates on Cameo you can visit:
Buy Links: #Free with #KindleUnlimited
ARV-3 (Book #1): http://amzn.to/1MC7kND
Sanctum (Book #2): http://amzn.to/1M19cj3
Intransigent (Book #3): http://amzn.to/1V6zTnN
Hostile (Book #4): http://amzn.to/1U4YuJZ


Monday, March 13, 2017

Bellamy and The Brute by Alicia Michaels

Bellamy and The Brute
Alicia Michaels
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: March 13th 2017
Genres: Fairy Tales, Retelling, Young Adult
A fresh twist on a classic story, Bellamy and the Brute proves true love really is blind.
When Bellamy McGuire is offered a summer job babysitting for the wealthy Baldwin family, she’s reluctant to accept. After all, everyone in town knows about the mysterious happenings at the mansion on the hill—including the sudden disappearance of the Baldwin’s eldest son, Tate. The former football star and golden boy of Wellhollow Springs became a hermit at the age of sixteen, and no one has seen or heard from him since. Rumors abound as to why, with whisperings about a strange illness—one that causes deformity and turned him into a real-life monster. Bellamy wants to dismiss these rumors as gossip, but when she’s told that if she takes the job, she must promise to never, ever visit the third floor of the mansion, she begins to wonder if there really is some dark truth hidden there.

Tate’s condition may not be the only secret being kept at Baldwin House. There are gaps in the family’s financial history that don’t add up, and surprising connections with unscrupulous characters. At night there are strange noises, unexplained cold drafts, and the electricity cuts out. And then there are the rose petals on the staircase. The rose petals that no one but Bellamy seems to be able to see. The rose petals that form a trail leading right up to the 3 rd floor, past the portrait of a handsome young man, and down a dark hallway where she promised she would never, ever go…
As Bellamy works to unravel the mysteries of Baldwin House and uncover the truth about Tate, she realizes that she is in way over her head… in more ways than one. Can her bravery and determination help to right the wrongs of the past and free the young man whose story has captured her heart?

Ever since she first read books like Chronicles of Narnia or Goosebumps, Alicia has been a lover of mind-bending fiction. Wherever imagination takes her, she is more than happy to call that place her home. With several Fantasy and Science Fiction titles under her belt, Alicia strives to write multicultural characters and stories that touch the heart. V-Card, the first book of the Sharing Spaces series, was her first Contemporary Romance.

The mother of three and wife to a soldier, she loves chocolate, coffee, and of course good books. When not writing, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, shopping for shoes and fabulous jewelry, or spending time with her loving family.

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Even Cowboys Get The Blues by Amie Stuart

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Even Cowboys get the Blues - Amy Stuart 
Tim Caldwell doesn’t do relationships… Not after his wife walked out on him and their daughter ten years before. He’s got a well earned reputation as a Casanova Cowboy who’s never met a woman he couldn’t talk into bed…until Toni duBois. Disinterest isn’t something he’s is used to. Neither is playing by someone else’s rules.

Toni duBois doesn’t do forever… After fifteen years away, Toni’s headed home to Louisiana in search of the answer she needs and the redemption she craves. She doesn’t plan on hanging around in Bluebonnet, Texas, any longer that she has to and she isn’t interested in a steamy, sexy entanglement. Regardless of how good looking said entanglement might be.

Rene Caldwell doesn’t do step-moms… Unfortunately for both of them, Tim’s teenage daughter, Rene has opinions. Lots of them. And she’s feeling a certain kind of way about Toni—mostly pissed. So when she pulls out all the stops to keep Toni from getting her hooks into Tim, and Toni’s dark past is revealed, no one is safe from the fallout.
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Amie Stuart is the last of a dying breed: a Native Texan. She writes sexy, emotional contemporary romances set in small towns. In the past, she’s worked as a receptionist, a daycare office manager, delivered pizzas, and was even a hairdresser for five years--all fodder for the writing gig. That and all those Barbara Cartland romances she cut her teeth on.

None of those careers can compare to her favorite job: writer. She's a storyteller through and through, even when she’s keeping tabs on her almost-grown sons and many pets, or organizing promo and planning trips for her day job as a personal assistant. She smokes, she drinks, she writes--sometimes at the same time.
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