Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Desperate" Review

The next book I reviewed for Thomas Nelson’s blogger book review group, Book Sneeze, was “Desperate: Hope For the Mom Who Needs to Breathe”.  This non-fiction ,Christian book is written by Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae. I had read several of Sally Clarkson’s books on motherhood before, so I was very eager to begin this book. This is, hands down, one of the best books on Christian motherhood that I have ever read!  I have already recommended it to several moms, and will continue to do so!  The format is written as Sarah Mae writing a short letter to Sally with a question, or struggle that she is dealing with as a young mom. Then, there is a response letter from Sally.  Following this, there is a portion of explanation written by Sarah, and then Sally. Sally is a mom who now has 4 adult children, and is acting as a mentor to young mothers. She has such valuable advice to offer because she has experienced the things that every young mother faces.  This book is full of real-life examples, struggles, and difficulties, along with how to be overcomers in these things. Scripture is prevalent, and I think this book is a must-read for every young, Christian mother!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

"Come to the Table" Book Review

The next book I chose to review for Thomas Nelson’s book review group, Book Sneeze, was “Come to the Table” by Neta Jackson.  I had read another series by Jackson previously (the House of Hope series), and really enjoyed it.  Because of that, I was curious about reading this book.  Neta Jackson has a way of drawing her readers in from the start, and making you want to continue reading the book, and the series!  This book is the second in a new series, called The SouledOut Sisters series.  I hadn’t read the first book, but Jackson makes sure to weave in little details throughout that catch you up to speed on the characters, and things that has happened to them in previous books.  I thought this book was an excellent work of Christian fiction, and I look forward to reading others in the series.  The main character is a young woman, just out of college.  The story has Biblical aspects all throughout, a romantic storyline, conflict, and everything you would want to keep you interested in the book!  I appreciate that the story is realistic without being too graphic in areas of life that we know exist, but may not want to read about in a Christian story.