I am sharing reviews to some of my favorite reads that you might be interested in. I am NOT compensated for these reviews. If I receive a free e-book for a review I will disclose that in my review. This are my own thoughts and views.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Review: Face to Face: Discover How Mentoring Can Change Your Life

Face to Face: Discover How Mentoring Can Change Your Life Face to Face: Discover How Mentoring Can Change Your Life by Jayme Lee Hull
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I get mentoring, I can see the benefits of it. I don't think it needs to be as formal as what this book has you believe.
The book is a great book, it has advise on why we need mentors, how to find a mentor, how to resolve conflict. At the end of each chapter there are response questions, that you can use during your mentoring session. I have the book marked up. It has great advice in it on how to be the best woman you can be.
I guess I just find myself lucky that in my church I can talk to and ask other women for advice and help to any problem that I have. Beside that I have a family that is supportive.

This book is written for women that are in their twenties and thirties. there is advise though for a woman at any age. If asked to be a mentor this is also a great resource.

I received this book free from Moody Publishing for my honest and unbiased review.

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Review: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

FINALLY I am Done. This was such a long book. So much detail, I understand that detail is important to help visualize the story in ones head, but too much detail kills a story. I was reading so much detail that the story of Ben-Hur was choppy, to say the least.

I wanted to read this book for years now, I heard it was a great one. It wasn't until I received Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ that I became more determined to read this original version. Out of the two I have to say the new up-dated one is better, if you want to read the story. Granted, she does take some liberties to make it more interesting. The newer version does stay true to the original story.

The one thing you get in the original is characters back stories and more about the life and time of Jesus of Nazareth.

Glad I read it, one book off my "I Want to Read" list. Please don't make me read it again though.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Review: Win! Expert Advice for Raising Successful Athletes

Win! Expert Advice for Raising Successful Athletes Win! Expert Advice for Raising Successful Athletes by Emily Baker Pavot
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a short and easy read book for both parents and children wanting to go into sports. Most advice I already know and try to do myself. Like supporting your child, instead of criticizing them from the sidelines. Letting the coach coach the team without getting mad at him. Having your children try many different sports, and not letting them quit.
Ms Pavot also has a section for the student that sells with practical advice bite hard under academics and keep the grades up. tried many sports don't just do one. and work harder than all the other athletes on your team.
The one thing I thought was cool was the interview questions in the end of the book, from all the different athletes interviewed from professional, college athletes, Olympians and coaches. The interviews was quite insightful for me as a parent.

I would have my child who's really into sports read this book, because they will be getting the information from other people instead of just from parents.

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Review: Ben Hur a Tale of The Christ by Carol Wallace

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the ChristBen-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Carol Wallace
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've always wanted to read then her but the sheer size of the book has always scared me. When I came across this version I felt much more comfortable and gave it a try. I have to say it's one of the best books I've read.
the story of Judah Ben-Hur being betrayed by his best friend who is a woman. His trials as a galley slave. Saving his captain... living your life as a Roman and then taking revenge on Messala, his best friend, and on Rome itself. It was during this time that Christ was teaching in Jerusalem and the land around, Judah finds new meaning to his life and religious beliefs.

For the sub title being A Tale of the Christ I was disapointed that not more was said about Christ there is one incident at the beginning where Christ is a youth and help students as he's being taken to the galleys. A story of his first from a wise man, less than a chapter. Not until the last few chapters do we really see the Christ coming into the story... His baptism, miracles and triumphant entry for Passover, Crusifiction, a blurp about the Resurrection.

The flow of the story was a time line, first this happened... then next...last. No jumping back and forth which can be very confusing. Honestly, I like reading books like that. From the parts of the origianal story that I have read, many of the fluffy parts are gone too.
The characters in the story developed through out the telling. This is not overly done, but you can still get a good picture in your head of who they are and what they were like.

I have yet to finish the origanal version, maybe someday.

I recieved this book free from Tyndale publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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