Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sir Rowan and the camerian conquest

Sir rowan had always loved Knights, and Battles, and good defeating evil. When the chance came when he too could be a knight, he jumped for joy. For he had been chosen by the King and his son, to lead his people out of the hands of the dark knight, Lucas. As he practiced he became great, and as he became great, he became selfish. Rude and arrogant to all, and prideful in his being. He no longer head to the call of the king, but fought in tournaments. In winning the country’s affection, he lost all sense humility, and selflessness. When captured and left for dead, he finds love, hope, and most of all A Brother?  But still following what he thinks is best is not always the way to go.
I found this book, riveting, and timeless. Thought I did cry my eyes out in a few parts, the end result was worth it. Even though he was beaten, left for dead, and had everything he loved ripped away from him. He finds that if you trust in God that anything is possible. Even when you think your idea is better God has a way of turning everything for good. I also really liked the forward and suggest reading it before you read the book.

I got this book to review honestly by Water brook Publishers

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Heaven is for Real DVD Conversation kit

What does Jesus look like? Do angels have wings? Are there animals in heaven?? All these questions and so many more are answered by none other than, Todd, Sonja, and Colton Burpo. When Colton goes through and emergency surgery, he visits Heaven, and is now here to tell us everything. Including animals, Colors, Family members, and JESUS. And don’t forget that Jesus REALLY loves the children! During his time in heaven Colton, (three and a half at the time) See’s his grandfather that he never knew, a Sister that was miscarried, and Jesus himself! The conversation kit includes a DVD Interview with the Burpos, in Five different sessions, and a Conversation Book on the subjects in the Sessions.
In this DVD Conversation kit, Denver news reporter Natalie Tysdal, hosts an Interview with the Burpo’s. In this Conversation kit, I found many answers to my questions. (And no you do not ask questions through the screen or call in. They are pre written questions.) Throughout five sessions, there is an introduction to the session by Todd Burpo, and an interview with the Burpo’s. Colton, (now Twelve and a half) tells about his experience from his own eyes, and shares much of what happened that did not make it to the book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

I got this book from tyndale media center  for free for this review.

P.S. I had to use my sister's  account to post the review on  a retail website, so it says "Libbi" even though it was my review :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition by Todd Burpo.

What would you do, if you were driving on the road and your four year old boy starts talking about Angels, Jesus, and going up to Heaven……Well you probably swerve right off the road into a ditch.  Could it actually happen were a kid has left his body and gone up to heaven? It has many times, And just that thing happen to the Burpos. Todd Burpo is a Pastor, and Father of four. When Todd’s oldest son Colton  ( Three-Four At the time) Starts having serious stomach pains what else is to be done then  take him to the emergency room. While there after a strenuous time not know what was wrong, The Doctors finally figure out that Colton’s Appendix has burst. In an emergency Surgery, Colton is finally better but not after visiting heaven.

To me this was a Fanominale book about Colton trip to Heaven. While there he meets Jesus, ( How much better can it get? ) Colton’s Great Grandfather, and His Sister (who was a Miscarriage). He sees things that nobody would have thought that a three year old would even think about. Moreover, the point Colton wants to make in this book is that “Jesus REALLY Loves the Children.” I know you are going to Love this book as much as I have. :)

This book was given to me to review honestly by Thomas Nelson

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Book Review: Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow

Book Review: Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow
    Why is it that men hate going to church? Lousy preaching? Worship that is less then wonderful?  In this second edition of his bestselling book, David Murrow uses his knowledge, and common sense to figure out the real reason. While most of the reason stems from the church being too feminine,  many more usually unnoticed observations are demonstrated in this book.  This book contains statistics, facts and above-and-beyond hypothesis to answer the question, why don’t men like church?”
   This book was very good, and I believed it exposed some of the most devastating statistics of the men/women ratio in church. One of the most interesting theories, I believed, was the one about the church needing feminine character. At first, I shrugged it off, but then realized that women truly do have the right characteristics, such as fellowship, compassion, and many other “girly” things. Not that guys don’t have compassion, but they need church to want them to build a house, or punch something, or teach them how to shepherd their families, etc. Overall, I thought this was a great, down-to-earth look at the reasons why men hate going to church. I would recommend this for any Pastors, Men’s group leaders, and any other human with curiosity.
Thomas Nelson Publishers gave me this book for this review.   

Book Review: A Lasting Impression by Tamara Alexander

     Forgiveness. That's all Claire Elise Laurent wants. After forging paintings worth thousands of dollars, she simply wishes that her painting skills could be used for paintings of her own, not repeated copies of an obscure artist. When her parents, or, since her mother died, her father’s art gallery is robbed, and her father stabbed, she sets off hastily, taking the advice of her “uncle,” Antoine. In Nashville, she is at a loss for words. She has no home, no family, and no one who could help her get back up on her feet. That all changes with a church pew, an untimely acquaintance, and a small hope that she will be accepted as something other than a forger.
     A Lasting Impression was phenomenal!  With vivid, lively descriptions, the reader can view the luxuriously elegant Belmont Mansion. Using breathtaking details and characters so real the reader feels as if talking to them, Tamara Alexander has written a book that will not be soon forgotten.  One would have neither problems nor criticisms of this book, other than minor doctrinal errors, depending on one’s beliefs. Any reader can find this book to be one of the most researched, stunningly descriptive, and heart-warming tales of this year.
Bethany House Publishers gave this book to me for this review

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Book Review: Behind the Veils of Yemen by Audrey Grace Shelby

      If God placed the missionary calling on your life, would you go? What if he called you to a dusty, desolate land; where sickness, disease, and death were rampant? Audra Grace Shelby said yes and she wrote a book that describes her family’s harrowing journey from America to the culture shock of Yemen.  Making friendships, facing trials, and questioning her own faith at times, Audra chose to continue interceding for the Muslim women’s souls, and trying to keep her weary one. In an honest, friendly way, Audra shares her difficult, yet miraculous journey with the rest of the world.
    This book was indeed one of fine quality, crafted as a suspenseful novel, yet true in every way. I enjoyed her stories, {which were all true} and her obvious love for God, her family, and the suffering female population of Yemen. There were times I disagreed with her doctrine, HOWEVER, arguing doctrine will do nothing for this book. The book overall was a wonderful one, and I enjoyed the little bits of Arabic she put into it {along with the English definition}. I would suggest this book to anyone who enjoys tales of mission life, and anyone who wants to read an awesome “mini-biography”

Abby H.
Bethany House Publishers gave me this book in exchange for this {honest} review

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall

     Sylvia Fisher needed to get out. As an Amish woman at this stage in her life, she should have been married and had a few children by now. She would have had all that, and her enjoyable life as a dairy farmer. Unfortunately, she is betrayed by the two people she loves most.  After a treacherous kiss, Sylvia must leave her home.  Filled with guilt and unpleasant memories, Sylvia accepts a job from an Amish couple, working and living on their dairy farm.
     Aaron Blank has recovered. Being in alcohol rehab for 6 months, he is a new man, but unfortunately, his parents do not think quite so highly of their only surviving son.  When he arrives home, he tries to get his parents to sell their dairy farm that is covered in debt. When his suggestion is only returned with hostility, he knows it will take a lot more convincing his parents. During the time that Aaron is home, he meets Sylvia Fisher, his parent’s new farmhand. Knowing his parents love her like a daughter, he thinks if he can get her to stop working so hard she will leave and make his job a little easier.  Through trials, tribulation, and terrible temptations, Aaron and Sylvia learn to trust and care for each other.
     This book was well written, with both a can’t-put-my-book-down plot and an awesome purpose. Cindy Woodsmall’s  way of getting into the character’s heads will most definitely win her some faithful readers, myself included!  I have read all three in this series, and I believe this one is the best. If you enjoy lighthearted fiction with a purpose, then this book is for you!

Waterbrook gave me this book for free so that I could write this review.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It couldn't just happen book reveiw.

In the beginning, The earth was a dry and dreary place, but there was a explosion, and in a pool of water two cells comined to create the biggest, bestest, most amazing thing ever, LIFE. Really That's how it all began? Sure with no creator and no evidence?. well that just doesn't sound right does it. It couldn't just happen Tells how, well it couldn't just happen. it shows proof how there has to be a creator or nothing could happen!

The point is that God made the earth perfect for Us, We couldn't have just happened into insistence. If you saw a beautiful painting, and you found out that there was no artist, wouldn't you question how it came into insentience? Of course you would! God made us, He made everything, And he loves you Very Much.

What this book really meant to me was that God made this world perfect for us, if it were only one centemeter bigger gravity would crush humanity, if it were any closer to the Sun, we would be Cooked litterally. If the earth was even a little farther away from the sun we would freeze. I loved this book and it really made me think. I know you will love this book as much as I did.

By Abby Hartwig
P.S. This book was given to me to review honestly by Book sneeze

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Book Review: Awakening by Stovall Weems

        "This will be your best year ever- IF it is your best year spiritually."  ~Stovall Weems
        Have you ever wished there was some kind of caffeine for your spiritual life? You know, something to wake it up, and propel it forward? In this awesome, easy to read book, Pastor Stovall Weems shows the keys to "Awakening" a slumbering spiritual life. He does this effortlessly, weaving together all the components of a alive, refreshing, and vibrant spiritual life. He shows you how to "de-junk" your spiritual system, cleansing and removing the toxins so that your life can be made more vibrant through fasting and praying.
     I absolutely loved this book! It is not a usual thing for me to find a book that I am willing to read through slowly, chewing and digesting the contents. I could not believe how great this book was! I agreed with all of Pastor Weems theology, and I believe I am going to do one of the fasts in the back of his book in a couple of weeks or so. Criticisms? The only one I could think of is that he hasn't written any more!(That I know of :) I absolutely loved this book, and I am going to have to read it again! I never knew what a grand effect fasting had on the human body. It was awesome!
     I would recommend this book to anyone, just so long as they can read! One thing that helped when I was reading this book was that I did not just read it straight through, I read a little bit every day until I finished. When reading this book, you would be best served to read it in small portions to start with. I highly encourage you to read it, and make sure to let me know if you do!

   By the way, Waterbrook Multonohmah gave me this book for free to review honestly.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Book Review: Peril In the Palace by Marianne Hering and Paul McCusker

     The Imagination Station lets you do many wondrous things, like going in to video games, going back in time to be a King, and the like. Oh! Did I mention trying to help your old cousin Albert get priceless treasures from different countries. Kind of important.When that happens you should probably call on your cousins Patrick and Beth. If you don't, then you could find yourself in perilous trouble including (but definitely not limited to), giant eagles, Jail, and Mongolian warriors capturing you. If that isn't enough adventure (which is hard to believe), you still have to save cousin Albert from evil Lord Darkthorn. Yep. Couldn't get much worse.

   To me, "Peril In The Palace" was a great book filled with intrigue, adventure, and suspense. I had never realized how deceitful the Shamans could be; tricking innocent people into the lie of . As an avid reader, I was able to read this book fairly quickly, which is a good thing. I adored the enormous amounts of suspense in this book, which is another reason I read the book so quickly. Overall, I believe this is a great book for all ages, and I will definitely recommend this to others. 

Abby Hartwig

I received this book from Tyndale Media Publishers, in order that I may honestly review it.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

book review: Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris

     As Christians, we nearly all have sang the song "The Wise Man Built His House Upon The Rock." as children, and as we grew older, we already had presumed that we were the wise man. Is this always true? In this theologically brilliant book, Joshua Harris reveals that not all Christians have a solid foundation. He then proceeds to show some important doctrines that every Christian should agree with, such as "Jesus is the Son of God." and others of this simplicity. He uses both humorous examples and his own true stories to prove his point, all the while showing the truth within the message.

     I can not agree with Josh Harris more. Every Christian should cement their foundational beliefs and doctrines, lest they be washed away by a storm. Even if they don't completely agree with all of the beliefs written in the book, this book still is a great reminder to be prepared with our doctrines fully ready for any storm the devil throw our way, so we can come out of our house after the storm without even a dent of damage. Overall, I thought it was a great book. I am still a huge fan of Joshua Harris's, and Alex and Brett Harris for that matter. I have loved all of their books that I have read. Josh has done it yet again with this wonderfully sound theological manuscript.


Monday, May 16, 2011

TJ and the Time Stumblers by Bill Myers

Being a Thirteen year old girl living in the twenty first century is tough, but try being a living History report for two Time traveling boy's from the twenty third century. TJ trying to not make a fool of herself on the first day of a new school, finds herself talking to invisible boy's (Invisible  to everyone but her). And finding the "Guy of her Dreams". And don't forget the TV star Hesper, who thinks the world revolves around her and everyone must wait one her hand and foot. TJ soon finds herself as Hespers worst enemy.

A VERY Funny, and serious book. Finding out that theirs more to people then what meets the eye :) And that isn't just talking about the so called " Lower Kids " it also applies for the " Upere class " Kids too. I also found that you should not judge a book by it's cover,  ( In this case when you see a Dodge ball making a u-turn,a
 flying Dictionary, and a girl talking to air, that might have some thing to with it :) also I LOVED how it talked about how not to put things or people up on a pedestal, like the kids of the school did with Hesper.

It was kinda hard to read in some part's when the 23thrd century kids said stuff like zworked ( which I still don't know what it means :)
Overall I give it a 100 out of 5 stars
Tyndale Publishers gave me this book to review Honestly
Thank You for your time :)

God Bless

Monday, April 18, 2011

Book Review: Fashioned by Faith by Rachel Lee Carter

Is it possible to both maintain modesty and fashionably dress? Rachel Lee Carter, a popular model, answers that seemingly small, yet worried about question. She includes:
  • he said: A section where God-fearing young men share there feelings on the importance of a young woman's modesty
  • she said: Rachel Carter shares her personal stories, along with tip on modesty
  • He said: scripture based proof of God's love for modesty, along with daily, applicable knowledge.
  • a 45 day devotional at the end of the book, which is great for book clubs, small groups, or solo-use :)
  • Many fill in the blank questions, which help store the newly gained knowlege.          
 I loved this book. With applicable tips on everything from how to stay modest all the way to how to maintain your reputation, this book is a sure-winner. One of my favorite parts was to see how much us girls dressing modestly actually effects guys! It was great that Rachel  acknowledged the importance to have a modest heart as well as a modest body. one of the most interesting things she said was that we need to be teachable. This was hard for me to grasp because I know that I can feel a bit  wronged sometimes when people don't agree with something I am doing. I am going to definitely work on that! Overall, I think this is a superb book for both mothers and daughters and aunts and grandmas :) I truly hope you read it! Every woman/young woman NEEDS to read this!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Jingle bells Jingle bells.................................

A blonde stormed up to the front desk of the library and said, "I have a complaint!"

"Yes, Ma'am?" said the librarian looking up at her.

"I borrowed a book last week and it was horrible!"

Puzzled by her complain the librarian asked "What was wrong with it?"

"It had way too many characters and there was no plot whatsoever!" said the blonde.

The librarian nodded and said, "Ahhh. So you must be the person who took our phone book."


The blonde reported for her University final examination which consists of "true/false" type questions.

She takes her seat in the examination hall, stares at the question paper for five minutes, and then in a fit of inspiration takes her purse out, removes a coin and starts tossing the coin and marking the answer sheet - false for Heads and true for Tails.

Within a half an hour, she is all done whereas the rest of the class is sweating it out.

During the last few minutes, she is seen desperately throwing the coin, swearing and sweating.

The moderator, alarmed, approaches her and asks what is going on.

"I finished the exam in half an hour. But, " she says, "I am rechecking my answers."


A young woman said to her doctor, "You have to help me, I hurt all over."
"What do you mean?" said the doctor.
The woman touched her right knee with her index finger and yelled, "Ow, that hurts." Then she touched her left cheek and again yelled, "Ouch! That hurts, too." Then she touched her right earlobe. "Ow, even THAT hurts."
The doctor asked the woman, "Are you a natural blonde?"
"Why yes," she said.
"I thought so," said the doctor... "You have a sprained finger

Sunday, March 6, 2011

LOL jokes 2

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson were going camping. They pitched their tent under the stars and went to sleep.

Sometime in the middle of the night Holmes woke Watson up and said: “Watson, look up at the stars, and tell me what you see.”

Watson replied: “I see millions and millions of stars.”

Holmes said: “and what do you deduce from that?”

Watson replied: “Well, if there are millions of stars, and if even a few of those have planets, it’s quite likely there are some planets like earth out there. And if there are a few planets like earth out there, there might also be life.”

And Holmes said: “Watson, you idiot, it means that somebody stole our tent.”
Once there were four business men. They were sitting on a bench in a hospital waiting room because their wives were having babies.

A nurse comes over and says to the first businessman, "Congratulations! Your wife had 1 baby."

The man says, "What a coincidence! I'm the president of And1!"

The nurse goes away.

Then the nurse comes back and says to the second businessman, "Congratulations! Your wife had twins!"

The man says, "What a coincidence! I'm the owner of the Minnesota Twins!"

The nurse goes away.

The nurse comes back and says to the third businessman, "Congratulations! Your wife had triplets!"

The man says, "What a coincidence! I work for Triple Crown!"

The nurse goes away.

The nurse comes back and sees the fourth businessman alone on the bench crying.

She asks, "Why are you crying"?

The man replies, "I work for Seven Up"!!

LOL jokes

A blonde had just totaled her car in a horrific accident. Miraculously, she managed to pry herself from the wreckage without a scratch and was applying fresh lipstick when the state trooper arrived.
"My oh my !" the trooper gasped. "Your car looks like an accordion that was stomped on by an elephant. Are you OK ma'am?"
"Yes, officer, I'm just fine" the blonde chirped.
"Well, how in the world did this happen?" the officer asked as he surveyed the wrecked car.
"Officer, it was the strangest thing!" the blonde began. I was driving along this road when from out of nowhere this TREE pops up in front of me. So I swerved to the right, and there was another tree! I swerved to the left and there was ANOTHER tree! I served to the right and there was another tree! I swerved to the left and there was ...."
"Uh, ma'am", the officer said, cutting her off, "There isn't a tree on this road for 30 miles. That was your air freshener swinging back and forth."
A blonde has just gotten a new sports car. She cuts out in front of a semi, and almost causes it to drive over a cliff. The driver furiously motions for her to pull over, and she does. The driver gets out and draws a circle and tells her to stand in it. Then he gets out his knife and cuts up her leather seats. He turns around and sees she's smiling. So he goes to his truck, takes out a baseball bat, and starts busting her windows and beating her car. He looks back to see that she's laughing. He's really mad now, so he takes his knife and slices her tires. He turns around and she's laughing so hard, she's about to fall down. He demands, "What's so funny?" She says, "Every time you weren't looking, I stepped out of the circle