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September 24, 2013

Bring on the Blessings, by Beverly Jenkins

This is our October church book club book.  It's a fictionalized story based on a real town in which foster kids are raised by an entire town.  Great read!

Life is Hard, Food is Easy,  by Linda Spangler

Non-fiction book.  A must for anyone who's tried to lose weight time and time again.  Really helps you get to the nitty gritty of what's eating you so you stop eating!

June 1, 2013

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter

I just started this yesterday and I'm already half way through.  Very well written.  If you're into the Civil War/Lincoln/History at all it's a great re-imagining of what might have been if he hadn't been asassinated.

An electrifying and provocative historical novel set in an alternate history in which Abraham Lincoln survives assassination at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. In this gripping legal and political thriller, Stephen L. Carter imagines what might have happened if Lincoln had lived to face the tumultuous post-war politics of 1865 Washington, D.C., including an impeachment trial for overstepping his Constitutional authority during the Civil War. At the novel’s center is Abigail Canner, a young black woman recently graduated from Oberlin, who is hired by the D.C. law firm that is working on Lincoln’s defense. When one of Lincoln’s lead lawyers is found brutally murdered, Abigail is plunged into a web of intrigue, politics, and conspiracy.

Spirit Rising by Jim Cymbala

This is my third time reading this book in 6 months.  It's one of the best books I've ever read.  Aren't you tired of trying?  If we'd all just relax and let the Holy Spirit do his job we wouldn't be so exhausted all the time!

The Christian life is impossible without the Holy Spirit, but many of us manage to live without His power in our lives. In Spirit Rising, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Jim Cymbala, seeks to reintroduce the often misunderstood third person of the Trinity. Many Christians fall into one of two camps: those who strongly emphasize the Holy Spirit tend to undervalue Biblical teaching; while other evangelicals are sold out on the Bible, but tend to undervalue the experience of the Spirit. Through a blend of solid Biblical teaching and by sharing the testimonies of those who have been transformed by the Spirit's presence in their lives, Cymbala shows how embracing the move of the Spirit is vital to living a life of spiritual power and victory.

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