Reviews by karalynnt
On 4/23 karalynnt wrote: The authors provide some data on recent college cost inflation rates; I wish they'd also gone back further, however, to the days when I went to college ('63 graduate)- the cost escalation has been enormous and students today can no longer pay as they go for their college education as I and many of my ... Is College Worth It?
On 4/16 karalynnt wrote: Yes! This book was exactly what I thought it was going to be! An anthology of real life vignettes, some just a few years old and others decades in the making, that detail an individual's challenges and how they see the subsequent positive outcomes. Good out of bad, lemonade out of lemons. Don ... When God Makes Lemonade - Book review
On 4/3 karalynnt wrote: The Christian Mama's Guide to having a babyBy Erin MacPherson Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko Book Description: Everything you need to know about pregnancy—from weight gain to stretch marks to figuring out how to rely on Christ through the ups and downs of the next nine months. This comprehensive ... The Christian Mama's guide to having a baby by Erin MacPherson
On 3/23 karalynnt wrote: Throughout "The Christian Mama’s Guide to Baby’s First Year," Erin MacPherson provides her readers with the “in’s and out’s,” as well as the “high’s and low’s,” of practically every issue that new mommies must face when caring for their infants. Whether it’s dealing with breastfeeding, ... Christian Mama’s Guide to Baby’s First Year
On 3/15 karalynnt wrote: Book Description: When life is murder, who can you trust?One minute Mia Quinn is in her basement, chatting on the phone with a colleague at the prosecutor’s office. The next minute there’s a gunshot over the line, and Mia listens in horror as her colleague and friend Colleen bleeds to death.Mia’s ... A Matter of Trust (A Mia Quinn Mystery) by Lis Wiehl with April Henry
On 2/21 karalynnt wrote: not exactly transferrable to parenting in general. Though it is a good thing to use Scripture when making life decisions it is important to remember that God created all people. The idea that there is a difference in raising a "successful black man" as oppose to a successful Asian man is, my opinion, ... Interesting perspevtive but...
On 2/12 karalynnt wrote: This book is the story of a man who went in for a popular procedure and actually "died" on the operating table. Perhaps what disturbs me the most about this first bit of information is that just one year ago today, I also underwent surgery on my gallbladder! But there was a difference with Steve's circumstances. ... Review of Heaven's Lessons by Steve Sjogren
On 2/5 karalynnt wrote: Broken WingsAngel Eyes Trilogy Book 2Shannon DittemoreFrom the summary, this book sounded awesome, so I requested it. Upon receiving it, I saw on the cover that it's book two of a trilogy. Oh well, why not, I'll try it anyway.Going into "Broken Wings" without knowing anything about the first book, "Angel ... Broken Wings
On 1/23 karalynnt wrote: Ken and Connie take you through the nightmare of being told you have cancer - and through the medical system which can run the gamut from being helpful and caring to the patient being a number and just another case. All along the way, Ken, who is "The Goto Guy" when it comes to dealing with life, is ... Open Gound and Running
On 1/11 karalynnt wrote: At the heart of it all is our identity as God's image-bearers. We have been created in God's image and this gives us inherent worth and dignity. We are created as worshippers, yet by falling into sin we worship all the wrong things, leading us to craft idolatrous identities for ourselves. Instead of ... God's Image bearers
On 1/2 karalynnt wrote: Having dealt with the loss of my father-in-law a few years ago, as well as watching my parents head into the twilight of their lives, I felt this book might serve a purpose in helping me prepare for the inevitable.Ken Abraham does what very few adult children seem to want to do; discuss the long-term ... When Your Parent Becomes Your Child by Ken Abraham
On 12/20 karalynnt wrote: I really didn't expect to give this book five stars, but it earned it! I think that the most awesome thing about the book is that it topics to discuss with others, and then it has times for you to individually reflect and grow. This book was not written specifically for Christians. It was written for ... Second Indeed
On 12/11 karalynnt wrote: I was excited at first to receive and review this book because I enjoy reading spiritual books! You grieve over dying family members, relationships, pets dying, you grieve when you move from one home to another or from one state to another and so many other different things and items you need to grieve ... Review of the book Lifted By Angels by Joel Miller
On 12/4 karalynnt wrote: Tony describes the people he met outside of his faith tradition as "spiritual outsiders, yet surprisingly beautiful voices" who broadened him. Why limit ourselves to people who mirror ourselves? Like Tony, I have many non-Christian friends. The best I can do while I'm with them is to listen to them, ... Little Nuggets of Wisdom!
On 11/3 karalynnt wrote: This book is very thoughtful in how it arranges and breaks down Chesterton's thoughts. The editor did not settle for simply quoting Chesterton's cute and quotable statements. He tries really hard to give a full experience so that in a year, the reader is thoroughly familiar with Chesterton. For someone ... A great devotional for your collection
On 10/29 karalynnt wrote: Haunting memories surround "The River" for Gabriel Clark. Burying the memories has been his goal, something he really can't deal with. But, what happens when he has a job that removes any comfort from his world and forces him to deal with the past? Will he finally find peace? Can he rebuild his life?When ... "The River" by Michael Neale
On 10/21 karalynnt wrote: The book is divided into two parts; Miracles of the Ancient World, and Miracles in the lives of God's People. In the miracles of the Ancient World, the miracles of the Bible are covered quite thoroughly. In the Miracles in the lives of God's people, the author casts a wide net covering from Augustine ... Miraculous - a selection of God's wonders
On 10/10 karalynnt wrote: Grace! It is a powerful and often misunderstood concept. And it is foundational to our faith. Max Lucado in Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine attempts to wrap his readers’ minds around this complicated and important word by showing examples of grace in action in ... Grace by Max Lucado
On 9/29 karalynnt wrote: Eichelberger interviewed and highlights many current and former players including Mike Singletary, Justin Tuck, LaDainian Tomlinson, Oshiomogho Atogwe, and Jay Feely about football's violent nature, the sacrifices players and families make, adversity they face, temptations they endure, and the call to ... Quick fun read
On 9/12 karalynnt wrote: The book is just 255 pages-not long-but it tells the story well. Fran tells the story of her life with her siblings of how they were subjected to unbelievable mental and physical, and sexual abuse at the hands of her alcoholic father as the the family went from place to place as migrant farm workers, ... Heartbreaking yet inspirational
On 9/5 karalynnt wrote: Be prepared to get up and get moving!I first heard the name Ken Davis while listening to his daily radio spot, "Lighten Up And Live" - and his humorous stories remind us to not take life so seriously. Now, the message he brings in Fully Alive is a real life-changer, if you decide to make that choice.A ... Fully Alive Lighten Up and Live - A Journey that Will Change Your Life
On 8/26 karalynnt wrote: This book is saturated in real, raw emotion, but it is also light and refreshing. Marcia Moston writes in a conversational tone that makes you feel like she is telling you her story over a cup of coffee and a muffin. You feel like you want to lean in closer as she speaks and close your eyes to envision ... Not pursuing the easy path
On 8/17 karalynnt wrote: What a great book and it sure filled a niche I didn't know needed filling! They teach what each child should do to earn their points and how to figure out what each point is worth at the end of the week. It's really a simple system. I'm just not sure about paying my kid to be good at school or to complete ... Money Smart for the Smart Family
On 8/9 karalynnt wrote: This is the second book that I've read by this author; in fact that's why I chose this particular book when I was given the chance. That said, I found some of the material a bit dry and some of the information repetitive. Was it worth the read? Yes. As I kept going, I found the 4 questions that he ... What's your one big thing?
On 7/31 karalynnt wrote: This has been one of my most favorite books from all those I've reviewed! 'Mondays with my old Pastor' is an exquisitely crafted recount of the weekly visits of this small church pastor with his mentor at a time when he needs someone to reignite the flame of his faith. As each Monday comes, the old ... Inspiring and though provoking
On 7/22 karalynnt wrote: In Jackson: The Iron-Willed Commander the reader discovers a lively history of Andrew Jackson-- the first president who seemed to be of common stock and culture. Since his family was poor and he made his own way, He was chosen by many of the people who hadn’t voted in the past. Due to his military ... Jackson: The Iron-Willed Commander who Rose to the Presidency
On 7/15 karalynnt wrote: Kidnapped from his mother's arms by Sudanese rebels who raided his church at the age of six, Lopez saw death up-close before most children can grasp of the concept. The story of his escape from the rebel prison camp is electrifying and inspiring. He compares it with the apostle Peter's miraculous escape ... Running for my life inspires!
On 7/2 karalynnt wrote: I know that right now I am scared about what will be in store for me in five years when my daughter is a teenager, but I know that parents today are going through similar concerns and this book does a good job at allowing parents to better understand what to expect when it comes to teens today. On top ... Practical Insight
On 6/25 karalynnt wrote: I was unaware of anything about the decathlon until picking up this book, but now have a deeper appreciation for the event and what the athletes have to go through to succeed. The sport is physically demanding, but also requires a lot of mental focus. I like that Bryan openly shares his successes and ... A tale to behold
On 6/16 karalynnt wrote: I was especially happy to receive this right on time for Father's Day - what a perfect treat! I actually heard the author speak once at a conference so I was especially interested in reading this particular book and, as always, am grateful to Booksneeze for the opportunity. This book is a clarion call ... Role of Fathers
On 6/10 karalynnt wrote: Before I get started, I feel that I should preface something that is often misunderstood. Those of us who claim to have a relationship with Jesus try to live each day trying to become more like Him. Real Christians know that they are not perfect and that everybody messes up and does things that they ... Surfing for God
On 6/4 karalynnt wrote: This was an interesting read, one with many twists and turns but not exactly what I was expecting based on its own description. For example, Laconte uses the travelers' mention of the Pharisees' actions to discuss the various evils that have been committed in Christ's name, such as the Spanish Inquisition. ... A good read
On 5/27 karalynnt wrote: Stress Point: Thriving Through Your 20s in a Decade of Drama by Sarah Francis Martin is a book for young women who want to leave the drama behind and use their 20s as years to engage with God in a meaningful way.This book is focused on the Proverbs 31 woman in finding success, purpose and well-being ... Book Review: Stress Point
On 5/18 karalynnt wrote: John MacArthur's book The Truth About Forgiveness is a real look at sin. It explains how people are taking less and less responsibility for their sins and instead declaring themself faultless for things like drinking, shopping, stealing, molesting. They call their behaviors "addictions" and turn themselves ... John MacArthur's The Truth About Forgiveness
On 5/13 karalynnt wrote: Dads, do you want to be a hero to your kids? A go-to coach for your teens? A husband your wife knows she can count on? All Pro Dad lays out a game plan built on seven essential fathering truths and ultra-practical insights for the questions every dad needs answered at some point. Like football, fatherhood ... For Dads and Lads
On 5/7 karalynnt wrote: Heaven in Her Arms: Why God Chose Mary to Raise His Son and What It Means for You by Catherine Hickem is a spiritual take on motherhood without being preachy or haughty.In this book, Mary is used as the leading example of Christian mothers (although... um... wasn't she a Jew? anyway...). Mary's strong ... Book Review: Heaven in Her Arms
On 5/2 karalynnt wrote: Empty Promises explores our need in as humans to believe that attention, acceptance, acclaim or activities will somehow prove that we are enough. The moments Pete examines throughout the Bible and individuals lives are entirely too familiar, too close to home, too peeling of the layers of awareness to ... Unmasking secrets
On 4/20 karalynnt wrote: In A Shot of Faith to the Head, Mitch shows how to argue three main points that non-believers use when debating God's existence: "Belief in God is irrational," "Science has shown there's no God" and "Evil and suffering show there's no God." However, if you're looking for a list of scientific findings ... A Shot of Faith!
On 4/9 karalynnt wrote: Taking liberty to twist the words of Scott MacIntyre, his book is a story, like a song it has highs and lows, a beginning middle and end, emotions and shades of colour tweaked to create the best possible experience for the reader. It sounded like he was in my living room sharing his life's tale. Oh! ... A wrothy read
On 4/3 karalynnt wrote: This book fascinated me greatly. I love history and feel that if we don't study and understand history we are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. Also by understand our own country's history we can understand what made our nation great. This book begins with an introduction to how our nation was ... The Coming Revolution: Signs from America's Past That Signal Our Nation's Future by Dr. Richard G. Lee
On 3/29 karalynnt wrote: 5 StarsABOUT THE BOOK - If your grilling repertoire is limited to burgers and hot dogs, it might be time to reconsider your grill's true potential. Think beyond that typical backyard menu, and imagine serving up a platter of skewered Caribbean Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa or a Balsamic Beef Tenderloin ... Simply Grilling - Jennifer Chandler
On 3/22 karalynnt wrote: 1000 days: The Ministry of Christ is a Jonathan Falwell’s new devotional book that teaches about Jesus time on this earth. Falwell uses stories, sermons, and even classic literature to give readers insights into the life and ministry of Christ. And each chapter has 5-6 questions for individual reflection ... Book Review - 1000 days: The Ministry of Christ
On 3/15 karalynnt wrote: Simple Secrets to a Happy Life by Luci Swindoll is a collection of 50 ways to make the most of every day. Written with personal insights, she shares with honesty, what doesn't work and what does. Along with the natural, day to day living is the spiritual aspect that flows into everything she does. This ... Simple Secrets
On 3/5 karalynnt wrote: "Our Favorite Sins" attempts to address the issue of temptation and to offer suggestions as to why our current methods of fighting against temptation have not prevailed. Hunter opens the book with findings from a Barna group study and uses the anecdotal stories of individuals such as Lazy Larry and Eating ... Our Favorite Sins
On 2/28 karalynnt wrote: I crave a delicious warm cup of homemade hot cocoa from my favorite chocolate shop. . .I crave a day at the pool in Arizona, just like I had last year, for spring break. . .I crave some good girlfriend time in the midst of my week of taking care of my son. . .Right now during a busy stressful season, ... Book Review: Constantly Craving by Marilyn Meberg
On 2/16 karalynnt wrote: The ringing words of the Declaration of Independence have a way of continuing to ring across the ages. The arrangements of the Constitution have a way of organizing our actions so as to produce certain results, and it has done this more reliably than any governing instrument in the history of man. Connect ... Founding Principles and Present Dangers