Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What's He REALLY Thinking?

by Paula Rinehart

I decided to review this book because what woman wouldn’t want to know what the man in their life is REALLY thinking? This book was broken into two sections each with 3-5 subcategories. The two sections were titled “Understanding the Man You Love” and “Loving the Man you Understand”. Topics that were touched upon were:

Why Men Hurt

How Men Change




All of these topics would be of great interest to a woman. I, however, found that the chapters lacked the ability to draw me in as a reader. I found the examples used were a bit stretched for and didn’t always fit the situation. I would’ve liked to have heard more stories about real people as those were the parts I found most interesting. Overall, I didn’t find that this book taught me a whole lot more than what I already knew, and I found myself simply reading it to review it instead of enjoying and taking from it important information.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear

by Max Lucado

Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear published by Thomas Nelson Publishers and written by Max Lucado is a book that poses the question of, “What would your life be like if you could live without fear?” Lucado takes the reader through several key fears that most people face day to day and reminds them about what Jesus and the Bible have to say about dealing with those fears.

Some of the fears this book tackles are:

Fear of Worst Case Scenarios

Fear of Life’s Final Moments

Fear of Not Protecting My Kids

Fear of Not Mattering

This book is an easy to read look at how Christians approach the fears in their lives and what we should do to overcome them. One of my favourite parts of the book is the list of 8 Worry Stoppers that Lucado gives his readers. You’ll have to get the book to find out what they are. I can, however, tell you that they spell out the acronym P-E-A-C-E-F-U-L, which I found highly appropriate. The other thing I really enjoyed about this book were the real life stories interjected throughout the chapters. This broke up the deep parts of the book to make it easier to read for long periods of time.

This book also has a study guide for either group or individual reflection on a chapter by chapter basis. The questions presented really stop and make you think and to examine your life. I highly recommend this book to both new and old Christians as EVERYONE deals with fear in their life and it’s high time we knew what to do about it!