Friday, July 24, 2015

Best the Best Mom You Can Be

When I get to read books like this, I expect a step by step guide on how to be a better mother.  Instead it was full of wisdom and grace to help all moms BE more instead of DO more.

What I learned from reading this book that it's more about communicating with your children than it is about lecturing.  It's a dialogue, not a monologue.  I need to read this as I often tell my children what they should be doing instead of talking to them about their behavior and finding out why they did what they did.  Then a discussion can ensue to determine how to do better next time.

I also learned that when (not if) children make mistakes, make bad decisions, and sin, it's up to the parent to extend grace and forgiveness as well as discipline and consequence.

Thomas Nelson provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Jesus Was an Airborne Ranger

As both a Chaplain and a Ranger, John McDougall has great insights in how serving the Lord is much like serving in the armed forces.  He uses real life examples to illustrate how Jesus was more than just a Savior.  Jesus was a leader, a commander, a Ranger.

I was inspired in reading this book.  I realize that I can do more than just sit back and watch others fulfill God's will.  I, too, can follow Him and be like Him.  He has given us His orders in the Bible, and we can serve a great commander. 

Any soldier, whether they be a U.S. soldier or a soldier in the Army of the Lord, will gleam useful and encouraging information from this book.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Good, The Bad, and the Grace of God

I have only seen a few episodes of Duck Dynasty, but I do like the Robertson family and the values they uphold.   I was impressed by the honesty of Jep and Jessica Robertson as they shared their life story. 

For all the success of the Robertson family, they have had their fair share of hardships and struggles.  Jep and Jessica share their struggles and are honest about what they have done in their lives.  It wasn't always easy, but they learned to be honest with each other and to extend grace and forgiveness.  I think we could all learn from them.  

The book is written from both perspectives.  Jep writes a chapter and Jessica writes the next.  Their story is interwoven in the second half of the book so it is interesting to see each side of the story.  They write like they talk, and you can hear their voice. 

Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.