Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Happiest Life by Hugh Hewitt-Book Review- #review #happylife #books

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Are you living your happiest life? I thought I was until I read The Happiest Life by Hugh Hewitt. When I received my copy in the mail, I couldn't wait to start reading it. It's if  Hugh Hewitt was directing his writings toward me!

This book is a treasure trove of valuable information to guide you toward your happiest life. You not only learn what the seven gifts are, but how to be a receiver and giver.

The seven gifts: encouragement, energy, enthusiasm, good humor, graciousness, gratitude, and patience are my seven weaknesses. I tend to be filled with discouragement, no energy, unenthusiastic, no joy, ungrateful, and impatient.

After reading The Happiest Life by Hugh Hewitt, I understood why these seven gifts are so important for a happiest life. You have not only have them, but you have to give them back. 

These seven wonderful gifts are a two way street.  You can't encourage someone, if you are encouraged by other's, you can't have energy or enthusiasm, or good humor if you're down all the time. I learned you have to be filled with graciousness and gratitude toward and to others in order to get it back. At but not least I have to be a giver of patience. This gift is my downfall, but with  The Happiest Life, I can learn to be patient, I can also learn to give and receive.

If you are struggling with your life, then please pick up a copy of The Happiest Life by Hugh Hewitt. It's well worth the $20 you'll spend.


What's the secret to a life of  happiness? 

In this delightful book brimming with humorous and poignant passages, radio personality Hugh Hewitt provides the answer. The starting place is generosity, he says, and there are seven gifts that are sure to improve the lives of both giver and receiver: encouragement, energy, enthusiasm, good humor, graciousness, gratitude, and patience. 

Anyone can give these gifts, but Hewitt shows that some people are particularly well placed to offer them: parents, spouses, family members, friends, teachers, coworkers, and fellow church members.

Channeling his skills as a broadcaster, journalist, lawyer, and teacher, Hewitt weaves stories about these seven gifts and seven givers with inspiring and motivating observations to help readers become generous in the ways that matter most.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

How To Heal A Grieving Heart Book Review

Disclosure: I received a copy from Book Nook for review. However, all opinions are my own.

I no longer look forward to celebrating the holidays. Not because I don't care, but because I grieve. On December 27th(also my birthday) it will be seven months since I lost my youngest child. My baby was only 27 and very ill. She came home to die and I got to spend five weeks with her. There were happy moments, but mostly sad. As a mother, I had to watch my daughter die. She passed away on Memorial Day. Of course I'm thankful I got to spend five memory filled weeks with her, but my heart still grieves for her loss and its emptiness.

How To Heal A Grieving Heart by Doreen Virtue and James Van Praagh was the book I needed in my life. I still find my heart grieves and cannot heal. If you lost a loved one, then this little book will become a life-changer. The great thing about this book is you don't have to start from the beginning. Just open it anywhere and know this is where God has led you. Each page is filled with hope and love. If your heart is grieving, this little book will guide you through the tough times. You may find yourself crying as you read this book, but it's okay. This is a beautiful book with a beautiful butterfly ribbon book mark.  

When you're grieving, you need support and comfort, and How to Heal a Grieving Heart provides practical and spiritual help.
Each page of this small, full-color gift-style book (a companion to the soon-to-be-published Talking to Heaven Mediumship Cards) contains a comforting message to help grieving people come to terms with their loss. The content is simple and direct, because the authors know and respect that grieving people often have difficulty concentrating and following through on what they read. The reader can open up to a random page, designed with beautiful colors and typeset in attractive fonts, and meditate upon the entry.
Doreen Virtue and James Van Praagh wrote the book that they wished they could have had when they were both grieving losses. Based upon their years of experience as grief counselors and mediums, Doreen and James have created a gentle book that is a perfect gift for a grieving friend.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

No Cape Required: A Devotional By Kristen Parrish - Book Review

Disclosure: I received a free book from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review. However, all opinions are my own.

Most of us what to be a super hero when we grow up. I wanted to be Wonder Woman, but then we grow up and realize there are no super powers or magic spells, just life. In Kristen Parrish's book No Cape Required: A Devotional she dispels the super hero myth that capes are required to be a super hero.

Kristen shows us 52 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Hero with the qualities of fifty-two different "heroes" from Superman’s justice and Dorothy’s courage you'll learn you don't need a cape, super strength, or even magic powers to find your inner hero.

Every mini devotions is filled with attributes you can learn from and instill in yourself. Your super hero strengths and character is already in you, you just have to discover it. You have to learn how to be the person God wants you to be. Kristen shows you what it takes to be a Godly hero without the bells and whistles. 

I give this easy to read devotional two thumbs up and five stars. You can pick up your copy at Thomas Nelson for $15.99. No Cape Required: A Devotional By Kristen Parrish makes a great gift for someone who is struggling to find their inner hero.


What do Katniss Everdeen, Spider-Man, and Huckleberry Finn have in common? They’re heroesand you can be just like them.
As children, we dream of throwing on a cape and changing the world. Then we grow up, we learn to see the flaws in our movie stars and athletes, and we accept that true heroism is not possible in the real world.  You continue to dream, though. Isn't that why you still love watching heroes on the big screen? It’s more than just wish fulfillment. You resonate with Superman’s justice and Dorothy’s courage because you have those same qualities within yourself.
In these pages, Kristen Parrish looks at the qualities of fifty-two heroes, and then shows how you can acquire every one of those qualities. No gamma rays or radioactive spider bites are needed. You can unleash your inner hero through prayer and practical action.
Men and women, boys and girls alike, will find role models within these pages. While others watch and dream on the sidelines, you can step out in faith, learning from heroic examples and praying for God’s help to make you who you were meant to be.
The Holy Spirit enables us to do great things. Find out how. No cape required.

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