Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review: Six Days by Ken Ham

Disclosure: This book was sent to me free in exchange for my honest review from Master Books and New Leaf Publishing Group.


It’s the book you’ve been waiting for! Six Days by Ken Ham is here..
Today, most Bible colleges, seminaries, K-12 Christian schools, and now even parts of the homeschool movement do not accept the first eleven chapters of Genesis as literal history. They try to fit the supposed billions of years into Genesis, and some teach evolution as fact. Our churches are largely following suit.
  • Discover how many evangelical leaders, willingly or unwittingly, are undermining the authority of God’s Word by compromising the Bible in Genesis
  • Learn how allowing for an old/universe of billions of years unlocks a door of compromise
  • Heed the wake-up call to the Church to return to the authority of God’s Word, beginning in Genesis.
Ken Ham, international speaker and author on biblical authority, examines how compromise starting in Genesis, particularly in regard to the six days of creation and the earth’s age, have filtered down from the Bible colleges and seminaries to pastors—and finally to parents and their children.
This book is published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. Purchase  your copy here and see what others are saying.
My personal view:
I'm a Christian or I thought I was until I started reading Six Days by Ken Ham. His book hit home and opened my eyes to the "real" truth of today's Christianity. Have you often wondered why so many are leaving the church or why churches are teaching different messages? I know I have! Once you read Six Days you'll have a clear understanding to what is really going on in today's churches.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Living Victoriously In Christ Book Review

Disclosure: the publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of the book through BookCrash.

Are you looking for a great 30- day devotional to get you through life? I know I was and when I discovered Living Victoriously In Christ Growing in Christ A 30-Day Devotional by Cindy Cross & Lisa Vanderbilt, I couldn't wait to get started. I have a lot of devotionals, but this devotional is different. Every page, every word hit home with me. 

Living Victoriously In Christ gives you a sense of purpose and direction for 30 days. Each chapter is faith-filled with words to stir your spirit and give you hope. Another plus I really love is the questions to ponder section at the end of each chapter. These questions make you ponder your life and give your spiritual direction. Also, you'll find at the end of each chapter God's Word to You and Daily Prayer.

If you only have one 30-day devotional then this is the one you need. Although, I've completed my 30-day devotional journey, I still find myself going back when my spirit is sinking.  This is by far one of the best 30-day devotionals out there!

About the book:
Are you tired of living the status quo life? God’s Word comes alive as you walk through every devotional. These powerfully inspired words will help you to live victoriously and grow closer to God as you transform into a new creation in Christ. This is not a devotional that preaches, but a book that is written from life’s experiences. You will see honesty, real life, and the discovery of how God touches your life to change you into the image of Christ. It is refreshing, realistic and believable.

You can pick up a copy of Living Victoriously in Christ: Growing in Christ for only $10.68.

Friday, January 24, 2014

The People Factor by Van Moody Book Review

 Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com® 


I have to admit, I'm not a people person. Ever since I was a child I've always either shyed away from people or never really fit in. As I grew older I tended to gravitate toward the wrong kind of people and my life tuned upside down. The People Factor: How Building Great Relationships and Ending Bad Ones Unlocks Your God-Given Purpose, by Van Moody is the one book I wish I had during those years. However, I can say since reading his insightful book now as an adult in my fifties, I know where and went wrong and how to change it.

Van Moody happens to be from my home town, in fact his church isn't far from where I live, but I've never seen him speak but so glad to have been able to read this wonderful book he has written.

The People Factor: How Building Great Relationships and Ending Bad Ones Unlocks Your God-Given Purpose is filled with many Biblical principles to get your on the right relationship track. It moves you forward from the negative people in your live to the positives. Van Moody is straight forward  in getting the right people in your life at the right time. 

If you're struggling with the people factor and need to make a "relationship" change then Van Moody's The People Factor is the one book you must have. It will make a positive impact in your life!

Description:

The relationships in your life will make the difference between happiness and misery.
The right relationship will launch you to the heights of achievement; the wrong one will tether you to mediocrity. Your relationships will be your sources of greatest joy and your venues of greatest pain. Van Moody says, “When people show you who they are, pay attention.” 
We need to undertake the important task of evaluating our relationships intelligently. We need to recognize the people with whom God has called us to walk in mutually beneficial relationships and to identify those who will derail our destinies or hinder His purposes for our lives. It is high time we cultivate our Relational IQs, understanding not only how to build great relationships but also how to avoid or skillfully exit bad ones. 
Van Moody saw this need every day of his pastoral life, but he could not find a concise, practical resource for people who need to become more relationally savvy. He needed a beyond-the-basics study guide for Relational IQ. The People Factor is his solution.
God works in our lives through our relationships. Yet, all too often, we get our relationship advice from the most toxic sources we can find. The People Factor is based on the most effective, trustworthy relationship book of all time: the Bible.
If you hunger for a richer, more fulfilling life, your Relational IQ is the place to start. If you put The People Factor principles to work, you will become stronger, happier, and healthier in all your relationships. You will be a better spouse, a better friend, a better boss, a better parent, and a better person.

You can pick up your copy for only $16.99 at Thomas Nelson.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Book Review: The Brandful Workforce

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


For almost 36 years I've been involved in the workforce. I've either been an employee or employer and to tell the truth I haven't cared much for either position until I discovered Julia Gometz and her book The Brandful Workforce. 

Her book opened my eyes to a whole new world when it comes to work. I thought wherever I worked I was stuck in limbo or a rut. I didn't care about "branding" but after reading The Brandful Workforce it doesn't matter where I work, I'm part of a brandful workforce. 

It doesn't matter if you are a cashier or telemarketer(like I currently am) or a manager with 1 or 100 employees, you are part of the brandful workforce. As an employee it's your job to sell the brand and as an employer it's your job to make sure your employees sell your brand.

Julia has broken everything down into five easy sections that anyone in the workforce can understand: How to Build a Brandful Workplace in Your Organization, How to Build a Business Employees Want to Promote, How to Involve Employees in Your Brand, How to Hire Brandful Employees, and How to Become Individually.

Every section and chapter breaks everything down for you step by step. If you are looking to become a better employee or employer then The Brandful Workforce is a must have resource for you or your company. Julia's book helped me realize no matter what my job title, I have to promote the brand and be part of the Brandful Workforce.

About the Author:
Julia Gometz is a former Wall Street mediator and human resources executive at JetBlue Airways. She has collaborated with colleagues at Fortune 500 companies, government entities, and nonprofit organizations. Gometz is multilingual and an accomplished international speaker. She received an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Emory University and a master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.

About the Book: 
A Brandful Workforce is a workforce that works FOR your brand, not against it. This book is a practical “How-to” guide for organizations who genuinely want an authentic brand, both inside and out. Companies need to engage more than their customers in evolving their brands. The workforce is the missing link to, not just -successful branding – but success period.
 
Even if you have a brandful workforce, this book can show how to keep it that way. In addition, find out how to attract brandful employees and how you and your employees can become brandful. It’s a win-win for everyone.
 
The Brandful Workforce is not your ordinary business book. This may be the first interactive business book that’s packed with links to videos and ongoing discussions.  You can also purchase an online version so you can get the most out of this book. Join the discussion at www.brandfulworkforce.com/book.

Audience: 
The Brandful Workforce is for every kind of organization — private, public, nonprofit, large or small — in every industry. This is a “must-read” for CEOs and leaders in marketing, branding, advertising, corporate communications, social media, strategy, innovation, digital, corporate social responsibility, and human resources. It’s also relevant to any employee who wants a meaningful work experience.




You can learn more about The Brandful Workforce on the website. You can also find more on FB and twitter. You can also connect on Linkedin.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Dreaming of Books “Spontaneous” Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Dreaming of Books Spontaneous Giveaway Hop!  
This hop is hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Martha's Bookshelf
Join in the fun!  Since this is a spontaneous hop, you can create your own giveaway blog post and link up.
I'm giving one lucky reader a copy of One Sweet Cupcake by Janell Brown winner of Cupcake Wars. Retail value is $22. US only. Winner have 48 hours to claim prize. Please allow up to 4 weeks for prize delivery. Words Are Timeless is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Blog Tour: The Accidental Marriage-January 6–17

Disclosure: I received a copy from Cedar Fort in exchange for an honest review.

Annette Haws is proud to host a blog tour for her new book, The Accidental Marriage, from December 10–20 and January 6–17.
Love is hard work—something Nina and Elliot didn’t anticipate when they rushed into marriage. Thinking their passion would conquer all, they never anticipated that cooking mishaps, laundry disasters, and a tug-of-war with a possessive mother-in-law could push them to the brink of divorce so quickly. If their marriage is going to survive, Nina and Elliot must not let pride stand in the way of their promise.
Here is a brief description of the book:
Elliot was taller than Nina was, but not by much, and her blocky heels gave her the inch or two needed to engage him eye to eye. “I am woman. Hear me roar. Welcome to the seventies,” she said.
Standing on a Scottish tower high above the North Sea, Nina Rushforth gazed into the eyes of a lanky young man and made a big mistake—she fell in love. Six months later, she’s back in Utah with a ring on her finger, standing in front of a classroom of farm kids, discussing the dangers of dangling participles.
Instead of the sophisticated life she had imagined, Nina is keeping house in a miniscule apartment and living with a young husband who knows nothing more about being married than she does. Beset with cooking mishaps, lesson plans, and interfering in-laws, the newlyweds find themselves teetering on the brink of disaster—and neither knows know how to stop from going over the edge.
Award-winning author Annette Haws brilliantly captures the comic strife of young LDS love caught in the turbulent social crosscurrents of the 1970s. As Nina and her husband struggle with these first-year missteps, they must learn to trust the love that brought them together.
Meet the Author:
After fourteen years teaching in the public school system, Annette Haws set aside her denim jumpers and sturdy shoes to pursue her interest in writing fiction. A native of a small college town on the northern edge of Utah and a people watcher from an early age, Ms. Haws examines the tribulations and the foibles of characters playing their parts on a small stage. Her first novel, Waiting for the Light to Change, won Best of State, A Whitney Award for Best Fiction, and the League of Utah Writers award for best published fiction. She’s been published in Sunstone and Dialogue. She is the mother of four above average children and is the spouse of a patient husband. She blogs at annettehaws.com
All I can say about this book is I love it! If you know someone planning to get married then give them a copy of this funny, romantic book of love, hope, and faith. 

The Global War on Christians by John Allen Jr- Review

Disclosure: "I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."


I love reading books about Christianity and when I got the chance to read The Global War on Christians by John Allen, Jr. I was weaved into a different world. The Global War on Christians is blunt and to the point. John Allen Jr doesn't sugar coat the truth. There is a global war on Christians and this book brings it all in perspective. 

The book is broken down into three parts: Anti-Christian Persecution Around the World, Myths about the Global War on Christians, and Fallout, Consequences and Response.

After reading this book, I came away with a new perspective and a sense of utter shock. If you are a Christian The Global War on Christians is a must read. If your a non-Christian this is a book you have to read to understand the world of Christian persecution.

John Allen Jr has done a wonderful job of bringing this touchy and difficult subject to light. 

You can order a copy for only $25. Ebook is also available for $12.99.

You can learn more about John Allen Jr on the author's website. You can read Chapter one.
For more information go here. Author's bio.