Friday, July 18, 2014

Book Review: Healing Lives by Tobe Momah

Healing Lives by Tobe Momah is a collection of stories about miracles.  He has recorded miracles in physical healing, restoration of relationships, and restoration from abuse (physical, mental, drugs, alcohol, etc.). There is even one amazing story about how a trained assassin was unable after many tries to take out his target, an outspoken evangelist.  All of these stories have been verified by Tobe to ensure he is not passing on false information.  Dr. Momah is a working doctor along with a evangelist and faith healer.  Through he and his wife hundreds of people have been healed.

This is a very book to read.  It includes 100 stories of miracle.  Each story is 1-2 pages long and includes a verse and final statement.  It was nice to sit down and read five or six stories quickly while I had a break for a few minutes.  After getting up I always felt refreshed, like I could take on the world, because God truly in in control.

 I would recommend this book as a quick read to someone who needed assurance miracles still happen today.   I think the mentality of this book to look around in life and find the miracles and then acknowledge God’s work in them in amazing.  So many times we push thing off to a fluke, good luck, or good medicine but it’s so much more.  It’s God visible touch in our lives, if we ask for it.  So many times we hear the bad new and don’t take it to Him.  We don’t trust Him to give us a miracle, so we do not ask, so we do not receive.    How powerful a believing heart and lips that is truly can be.
Note: I did receive a copy of this book for free from the publisher to read and review.  The opinions above are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book Review: Beyond Discipleship to Relationship

Beyond Discipleship to Relationship by Barbara A. F. Brehon is a devotional book going through all the points of how to increase your relationship with Christ from an admirer to a follower and a follower to a Christ-like life. 

This book is intended for people who have already a Christian but want to become closer to God and more Christ-like.  The books intent is to inspire intimacy with God, nurture the desire to be connected daily (hourly/minute-ly) with Christ, and cause one to delve into the bible looking for answers and reveling in the presence of God.

In truth I had this book with me when I had a few minutes to read and sadly it was not hard for me to put it down when I needed to.  Although she did an amazing job laying out the different topics and discussing them, I personally had a really hard time keeping focused while reading.

Even though I struggled getting through this book I would still recommend. The struggle was more my attention and method, time frame, and location of reading. I hope.  This book is great at laying out all the ways to consider allowing Christ to pour into your life and fill you.

Good luck to all who read this review and hopefully the book. May God bless you in your life.

Note: I did receive a copy of this book for free from the publisher to read and review.  The opinions above are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Book Review: Stress and Peace

Stress and peace by Stanley Johnson is a book about all the areas of stress in our lives and where we can find peace.  In this book the author look at every facet of our lives and details out the stress areas like children- what if there’s something wrong, what if they’re not smart or pretty, what if they make a bad decision, what if they get picked on, what if…..

In my opinion this book caused more stress then peace.  This is literally a book that lists all the area that could/should stress you out in your life.  There is very little peace in just recognizing it.  Although he does give some peaceful resolutions or helpful hints on how to reduce/remove the stressful factors in your life, it is not near enough for his long list. 

I also found this book very hard to read.  Though the chapters were outlined well the general flow and paragraphs made it very hard to stick with it.  I can’t even count how many times I started and stopped this book, not because the stress was too high but because I just got bored easily and needed to move on.

Lastly, there is one answer to all this stress.  It’s not easy but it’s simple.  Give it to God.  I can guarantee your children will fail and will not be the prettiest or smartest and they will make bad decisions.  Because none of us are perfect and we all make bad decisions every day.  Some are worse than others. Some have consequences and some don’t but we all do it because we are an imperfect being because of sin.  No matter what your stress is or what has happened in the past you can give it to God.

Note: I did receive a copy of this book to read and review from the publisher for free.  The opinions above are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.