Friday, November 15, 2013

His Treasure: Gems of Love from Your King

By: Sheri Rose Shepherd

Sheri Rose Shepherd has penned a beautiful book that is overflowing with God’s love.  This book is comprised of refreshing and encouraging letters from The Lord.  The book is directed towards women as many of the letters begin with “My Daughter” but I think the message contained in the letters could be enjoyed by anyone in need of encouragement.  Along with each letter there is a scripture and a “Treasure of Truth”.  This book is small in size but packed with a powerful message. 

I enjoyed this book and found it to be very uplifting.  It was wonderful to read about how much The Lord loves me in a letter format that spoke directly to my heart.  It seemed so personal.  I think this book would make a wonderful gift as it could be used as a devotional or simply serve as a gentle reminder of how much we are treasured by The Lord. I look forward to gifting this to many family members and friends as I know it will encourage them and brighten their day. 
Thank you to Tyndale for allowing me to bless one person with a free copy of this book!  Please post below and one winner will be chosen at random. 
Disclaimer:  Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.



Thursday, November 14, 2013

Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change

By: John Hagee

This book was certainly an informative and interesting read.  Shortly into the first chapter Pastor Hagee shares with us what prompted him to begin his study on the sun, moon and stars.  Right before he was going to be speaking at a church event he engaged in a conversation with the pastor of the church.  The pastor asked Pastor Hagee if he ever correlated the study of prophecy to the study of the sun, moon and stars.  Pastor Hagee promptly told him that he had not and the pastor told him that he should.  Pastor Hagee did not give their conversation another thought that night; however, on the plane ride home the next day Pastor Hagee reflected back on their conversation.  Many Scripture versus came to his mind about how there will be signs in the heavens.  His studies lead him to believe that God does speak to us through the sun, moon and stars. 

Pastor Hagee covers a lot in this book as it is broken down into the following three sections: The Signs in the Heavens, The Spine of Prophecy and The Four Blood Moons.  At the end of the third section Pastor Hagee writes the following: "Beginning with the study of the signs in the heavens and walking through the Spine of Prophecy, I have attempted to build a scriptural foundation for God's prophetic depiction regarding the coming Four Blood Moons.  Without a clear and concise understanding of God's plan, which is revealed in Scripture, then the Four Blood Moons would be nothing more than a spectacular cosmic occurrence as opposed to the fulfillment of prophesy." (167-68) I thought it was important to mention this because some may be looking for a book that strictly talks about the Four Blood Moons.  While Pastor Hagee provides greater detail about the Four Blood Moons in the later chapters, most of the book consists of building a foundation.    

I enjoyed reading this book and thought it was very informative.  It was very interesting to learn about the historical significance of the past Four Blood Moons.  The next series of Blood Moons will occur in 2014 - 2015.  Pastor Hagee is not saying that the Rapture will happen during this time; however, he believes that something significant will happen.  It will be interesting to see how the future unfolds.        

*I would like to thank Worthy Publishing for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.