All posts tagged: Christian Non-fiction

Book Review ~ How To Be A Perfect Christian By Babylon Bee

About The Book With a biting, satirical style reminiscent of The Onion, How to Be a Perfect Christian takes a humorous look at the quirks of cultural Christianity while subtly challenging the reader to search for more than a cultural faith. Written in the trademark style of The Babylon Bee, this book humorously satirizes cultural Christianity while peppering in subtle challenges to the reader. Through humor and sarcasm (and a handy meter to rank your “holiness” as you progress through the book), readers will be called to find a more biblical understanding of the Christian faith, all while poking fun at the quirks of the modern, American Christian community. Category Religious/Christian/Non-fiction Genre Humor Rating 4.5 Stars Review Warning: This book is not for everyone! If you’re overly complacent, this book will confuse you. If you’re the slightest bit legalistic, it will offend you. Read at your own risk!  *winks & giggles* In How To Be A Perfect Christian, The Babylon Bee goes the whole nine yards—humor, irony, and exaggeration—to produce this highly satirical piece meant to poke fun at …

Book Review ~ Hope For Your Marriage By Clayton & Ashlee Hurst

About The Book Clayton and Ashlee Hurst share the principles and Scripture they have learned to lean on and preach at Lakewood Church.  Are you willing to do whatever it takes to have the marriage you dreamed of? Interestingly, this is the question Clayton and Ashlee ask young couples before they get married and married couples in crisis. If they answer yes, then there is hope for the couple. If they humble themselves and are willing to commit to the work ahead, they will have a successful marriage. Hope for Every Marriage is a book designed for couples who desire to have the best marriage possible. Every marriage has the potential to be incredible when God is at the center. In Hope for Your Marriage, Clayton and Ashlee share personal stories on overcoming fairy-tale pitfalls; keeping Jesus at the center of your marriage; practicing healthy communication on sex, conflict, and forgiveness; declaring life over your marriage; and leaving a God-honoring legacy. Category Religious/Christian/Non-fiction Genre Christian-living/Marriage Rating 4 Stars Review Hope For Your Marriage aims to explore the true meaning of what …

Book Review ~ Love, Sex & Money: The R3 Factor of Great Relationships By Ron & Tina Konkin

About the Book This book is not just another world-view about LOVE, SEX, and MONEY, but rather a powerful, proven system that is restoring marriages in crisis. The R3 Factor of Great Relationships is a revolutionary approach to rewriting and restoring your relationships. It covers the most critical areas of marriage. There are many factors that can make or break a relationship. In this book, you will find the tools you need to understand and identify what is working, and conversely, not working in your relationships. This book offers a simple solution to help you find not just a formula, but true healing as thousands of others from Hollywood, and around the world have discovered who dared to adopt the Reveal, Rewrite and Renew directive found in the R3 Factor of Great Relationships . Category Christian/Non-fiction Genre Self-help Rating 4 Stars Review In this wonderful piece, the Konkins (read Tina Konkin’s TBAP interview here) send out a clear invitation for second chances at fully living life and enjoying relationships that were once damaged by past hurts, which go as …

Book Review ~ Simplify Your Life From The Inside Out by Mark Wayne Smith

About the Book Simplify Your Life from the INSIDE OUT: The 7 Keys to Finding Inner Peace “I just wish things could be simpler!” If that has been your lament, and if you still haven’t found anything that really helps…or lasts…you are not alone. As the world gets busier and faster, your life can easily become more complicated, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In Simplify Your Life from THE INSIDE OUT: The 7 Keys to Finding Inner Peace, you will find the practical and effective advice that you’ve been seeking: ✔ How to rediscover the peaceful way to live. ✔ How to recognize and overcome the barriers to a life of simplicity. ✔ The 7 Keys that will guide you in your journey and help you stay on your path. Category Christian/Non-fiction Genre Self-help Rating 4.5 Stars Review This book is interestingly candid…like a direct, concise, but necessary conversation between two people who are not unaware of each other’s struggles, however unique these struggles may be to each individual, with the endgame of one …

Book Review ~ The Gift of Singlehood by Nicole A. Jones

About the Book Marriage is not a guaranteed lifestyle. At any given moment in life and for various reasons, people become single. The realism of Christian Singlehood is often significantly underestimated, dismissively regarded, and insensitively discussed. Christian singlehood is an intentional lifestyle. It is a strategic standard of living. It is lived by a divine plan created by God’s unique outline. This book introduces singlehood as a phase of acquaintanceship with God, and concludes that if God permits people to live single, then He is confident that they can live so His way. This book is written to singles from a single person’s perspective. It does not address married people, neither does it demote or devalue marriage. The desire to be held, the desire to be heard, the desire to be wanted, and the desire to be touched, abruptly have many singles walking away from God yelling, LORD, I CANNOT DO THIS!!! Repeatedly, we witness sisters and brothers settle in miserable relationships they regret, with people they hate just for the sake of companionship. Category …

Book Review~I AM: The Blueprint of Humanity by Dave Hernandez

About the Book This book is about a journey that starts in the heart and mind of our Trinitarian-God Creator. It’s our adventure, the odyssey of Mankind from Adam to Christ. Venture with them through the dark places of your fallen condition to the pastures of your risen state in Christ. Recover your true identity – the original blueprint of every human being. Clear your pathway so you can find that which mankind has lost – I AM!. The author takes on the voices of two main characters who played the most significant roles in the History of Mankind: Adam and Jesus. He poses them as lecturers, guides, each sharing their role in the vast story of man’s Redemption, each leading you toward finding the lost bounty. Genre/Category Christian/Non-fiction Rating 4.5 Stars Review This is not a typical Christian non-fiction. I Am: The Blueprint of Humanity attempts to explain and clarify what God had in mind for humanity when He created man. In this book, is a persuasive and convincing theory of what led to …

Interview ~ Dave and Beth Weikel!

It’s my pleasure to introduce to you, Dave and Beth Weikel! It’s truly amazing the work and effort they put into serving God. Despite much pain and sorrow, these two have stood strong and are teaching God’s children all over the world to do the same. Their unwavering faith is quite contagious and something to be admired. I’m honored that they reached out to me during this time of the book tour for their books, Hope in the Midst of Loss, and The Way of Hope, and also for giving me the opportunity to interview them. Please, follow our chat below! Miranda ~ Welcome to TBAP! Honored to have you stop by! Could you please tell us a bit about yourselves? Beth – I’ve been the mother of two talented and godly sons, for which my husband and I, are grateful to God. And, I’m the grandmother of a curious and outgoing ten-year-old—Ian’s son—who was nearly eight months old when a roadside IED killed his daddy during his second tour in Iraq, while doing his …

Book Review ~ The Serpent Beguiled Eve by Acacia Slaton

About the Book A young married woman with two daughters deals with her husband’s infidelity and his struggle with homosexuality. She seeks spiritual counsel, but when he refuses to cooperate with spiritual leaders–other than on a surface level–she has to make the most important decision of her life.             Genre Christian/Non-fiction/Memoir   Rating * * * * * (5 Stars) Review This is a heartrending story of true events where a wife discovers her husband is gay. The story shows Acacia Slaton’s pain and struggle in a way that’s real to anyone who’s being in a similar circumstance. This book is also so much more than that. It’s for anyone who’s ever faced any kind of trial and is having difficulty understanding why it isn’t ending or God’s purpose in it (although it doesn’t apply in every kind of trial). I grew to appreciate this book more and more as I swiped each page, nodding my head in agreement as I could relate to her response to a lot of …

Book Review ~ Thrill of Hope by Bruce Green

About the Book What are we to do with the Book of Revelation? Some Christians skim the book and glean a superficial understanding of the text; others spiritualize Revelation or label it as unworthy of concentrated study. Many simply ignore John’s final letter entirely. But by neglecting Revelation, the church is missing out on the blessing that the Lord bestows upon those willing to give the book a patient hearing—the thrill of hope. In The Thrill of Hope, Bruce Green walks with the Apostle John through the open door of heaven and witnesses the wonderful blending of history and hope. God’s people may be oppressed, but evil won’t prevail. Wrongs will be righted. Those who have the faith and courage to stand strong will be vindicated. However, victory doesn’t happen by chance; it is the promised result of a strong and steadfast hope given by God. Accessible and easy to understand, The Thrill of Hope provides an enlightening and encouraging analysis of the book of Revelation. In short, digestible chapters, Green unveils the major themes …

Book Review ~ SuperGal Vs God by Lori Hynson

About the Book SuperGal. Strong, successful, self-reliant. A slightly mature—okay, middle-aged dynamo, a go-getter, an achiever. SuperGal figured she could control her own life and the rest of the world as well. Love? Phooey! Never again. Until the moment she found herself, well—back in love! Joy quickly became despair when her new love fell desperately ill. SuperGal rolled up her sleeves. She would fix this, too. Tomorrow, the battle would begin, and she would find herself at the epicenter. God’s victorious hand was stretched out to Supergal, but she circled around it. Blind. And lost. Yes, SuperGal could handle anything that life threw her way. Until she couldn’t. Until she utterly failed. Until finally, God had her right where He wanted her. Genre Christian/Non-fiction/Memoir My Rating ***** (5 Stars) My Review What a lovely book! It’s not many times I come across books that are unique in presentation—this one is one of the few. The blurb and author bio make it clear it’s a non-fiction memoir, but it is, however, written in fiction fashion. The …