Reviews by upstatealicat
On 4/19 upstatealicat wrote: Stories of loss. Stories of overcoming astounding odds. Stories when it seemed God just wasn't there, but He showed up just in time. These stories ran me through a gamut of emotions; I laughed, I rejoiced, I cried. And I had to keep reading. I spent many nights reading into the early morning hours. "When ... Very Good Read
On 3/5 upstatealicat wrote: "I had minimized God," says Steve Sjogren, a Pastor. "Somehow, over time, he had become fairly predictable - like he could be outlined, fully grasped, and contained in a neat set of mere ideas. Now I saw that he apparently wasn't all that impressed with my cool little notebooks." I started reading this ... Easy read, Not my favorite book...
On 2/12 upstatealicat wrote: The first thing I read before I even opened the book was pertaining to how Jesus lived, and how God wants us to live: Jesus felt no guilt. God wants us to feel no guilt. Jesus had no bad habits and God wants us to be free of ours. Jesus feared nothing. God wants us to fear nothing. Jesus had no ... Yet another Max Lucado keeper
On 1/1 upstatealicat wrote: Our head, our heart, our hands. Things we must give of to become more like Jesus. Mary DeMuth divides this book into these three sections and explains her struggles in how she tried to give her everything to Jesus in these three important areas. As Christians, we all struggle in giving our all to ... Everything...
On 12/7 upstatealicat wrote: I absolutely LOVED this book. I've always wanted to make a bucket list, but when I sit down to make one, I feel overwhelmed by the task. The things I want to put on my list seem either too insignificant, or too grand and unattainable. This book, published by Thomas Nelson, is filled with the grand things ... Much More Than A Bucket List
On 10/31 upstatealicat wrote: This book starts out with the author explaining how the letters started; a group of woman from her church met to pray. Margaret and Deb had known each other for a number of years, but had never met outside of church. Deb, who had cancer in both her brain and lungs, didn't want help around her house. ... Dear Deb: A Woman with Cancer, a Friend with Secrets, and the Letters That Become Their Miracle
On 9/29 upstatealicat wrote: This book is INCREDIBLE! I finished it in several hours, unable to put it down. I would definitely recommend this book for everyone; whether you're a new Christian trying to understand God's sin-covering grace, or the "seasoned" Christian who could use a reminder of just how powerful God's grace is. Max ... Amazing Grace
On 9/16 upstatealicat wrote: When one thinks of the NFL and its players, there's not usually much thought about their faith. Most think of the money, stats, and their favorite player. This book focused on the faith of many NFL players, including Tim Tebow, L.T. Tomlinson, Mark Brunell, Justin Tuck and others. This book also gave ... Faith in Football
On 8/13 upstatealicat wrote: 13 Aug. '12 BOOK REVIEW - “Cruel Harvest” by Fran Grubb I knew, when I started reading this book, that it wasn’t going to be an easy read. The description I got before I chose to read “Cruel Harvest” (from BookSneeze) was an excerpt from the book. Physical abuse, sexual abuse. At the hands ... Raw and Powerful
On 7/31 upstatealicat wrote: When I started reading this book, I had a hard time putting it down. The book moves quickly and it's an easy read. When we meet Jose, he's a burned out Pastor, ready to give up on the ministry. He's ready to give all of it up, and take the calling God has placed on his life and walk away from it. He ... Mondays With My Old Pastor
On 6/17 upstatealicat wrote: I really wanted to read this book, after seeing Scott MacIntyre on “American Idol” and hearing parts of his story. I am not a huge fan of “American Idol”, but after hearing Scott MacIntyre’s story, I started watching “Idol”, just to watch him. Scott MacIntyre’s life has been full of ... By Faith, Not By Sight
On 4/23 upstatealicat wrote: I was given the opportunity to review this book by Booksneeze, in exchange for my honest review. This book was written by Moishe (Martin) Rosen’s daughter, Ruth. Well-written and very descriptive, I felt as if I were a part of the story. Ruth shared intimate details about her family, both the good ... Called to Controversy
On 1/12 upstatealicat wrote: I requested this book from Booksneeze.com, not sure what to expect. This book had my attention from the beginning, and I didn't want to stop reading. Michael Leehan is a smart man. A driven man. He had a rough childhood, and that carried over into his adult life. He felt God had abandoned him in his ... From Death to Life
On 10/21 upstatealicat wrote: When devastation collides with the Divine hand of God, which way do you turn? Brenda Warner, wife of former NFL player Kurt Warner, has had to make this decision more times in the first half of her life than most of us will have to make in our lifetime. Life has definitely NOT been easy for Brenda Warner: ... One Call Away
On 8/21 upstatealicat wrote: This is an amazing story of both personal triumph, and triumph amidst the 9/11 terror attack. Michael Hingson and his guide dog, Roselle, were on the 78th floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center when the first plane hit. This story documents Michael and Roselle's escape from Tower 1, with Michael's ... Thunder Dog - Could NOT put this one down
On 7/12 upstatealicat wrote: Five-year-old Josh learns from the police that his parents died in a tragic car accident. His parents promised Josh and his older brothers that they'd be back. They always came back. He and his older brothers enter the foster care system and bounce from home to home. They finally found a home where they ... Definitely worth the read!