Friday, January 19, 2018

Curse of the Coloring Book

          Author Howard L. Hibbard in his novel, “Curse of the Coloring Book” writes about a young man Herald Lloyd’s life. The reader is quickly engaged within Herald’s military experiences giving vivid detail to a tour in Vietnam. While in Vietnam there are many disturbing things that occur making it very difficult to maintain a reasonable order of life after returning to the states.

          While serving law, Harold make a huge mistake that could destroy his business, his family and the business of the one he represented. While going through this excreting, circumstance and relying upon a bottle to cover and mask his pain his mind constantly goes back to the events that occurred while in Vietnam. While the end result is very rewarding the reader is taken along the journey of an extremely difficult life that seems to swallow Harold up in the process.

Monday, January 1, 2018

The Bankruptcy Alternative

Author Bruce Bowler goes into detail about a subject that most would try to avoid, but avoidance won’t remove the difficult issues at hand. In his book: “The Bankruptcy Alternative” he gives not only his own personal story of how he avoided bankruptcy and did a business liquidation, but also gives the reader many insightful tips on how they could do similar if they should be facing difficult days ahead of them.

          This book provides encouragement and hope when faced with such a difficult situation that many find themselves facing when life’s difficulties come their way. Rather than bury one’s head in the sand, Author Bowler helps the reader to be pro-active in helping themselves, their family, their reputation as well as their credit report. It is a book worth reading if you are in the business world and, yet the principles would apply to an individual that may be facing similar issues within their own life, even if not a business owner.

          Well worth the time and investment to pick up a copy of this book today.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Grit In Your Craw

“Grit In Your Craw” is an excellent motivational book that will push the reader to examine themselves to seek for areas within their life they can change and improve upon. Author Robert Luckadoo engages the reader from the first to the final page, stretching the reader to become more productive in their daily lives. The chapters on, “Diligence” and “Tenacity” gives the reader the push to become more than they presently are and to not settle for less than the very best that they can become within their life. These chapters follow thoughts on the “Foundation” which must be properly laid in order for anything productive to be built upon.
Author Luckadoo uses scriptures to encourage the reader allowing God’s Word to enlighten and present truth as only God’s Word can. There are wonderful illustrations and stories shared that engages the reader and explains the principles in greater detail of what the author is trying to convey.  This book is filled with encouragement for the reader to move up the mountain and never settle for less than God’s best for them.  The final chapter is “Purpose” of which every individual, church, business, etc… must find in order to truly be effective. This is a very well written book that will help each person become a stronger individual to help both themselves and others.

This book was provided by The Cadence Group as a review copy for my personal evaluation and review. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

From Seeker To Finder

From Seeker to Finder by George Kimeldorf

George Kimeldorf, Ph.D. engages the reader in helping to understand that finding happiness is certainly within each of our reach. In his book entitled: "From Seeker To Finder: Discovering Everyday Happiness" Dr. Kimeldorf, challenges the reader to explore their core beliefs to determine if they are living where they desire to and if they believe that is all they are able to experience from life. Then he gives practical ways that one can detox the brain to become a better more-rounded individual by finding happiness within our daily lives. Sometimes when one spends all their time seeking happiness, they never truly cross over to experience the true joy of living in the midst of happiness. We must be motivated to change where we are if we are going to become who we desire to be. Taking the challenge of becoming that person could be a life-changing moment as we turn from the what ifs and someday I will, to right now in the present making the adjustment and walking into that fulfilling promise.
Dr. Kimeldorf, challenges the reader, but gives practical advice on how to experience finding this true inner happiness. Many people it seems are always seeking but never finding. A person is called to go deeper and experience the beautify of happiness in the present moment of everyday life. If you are looking for an encouraging book that will help you achieve a deeper level of happiness then this is worth your time to read and invest in yourself.

4 of 5 stars
Reviewed for JKS Communications for my honest opinion.

Summer Place:


"Summer Place: 101 Year History of Fishing & Wreck Diving" is a very interesting and insightful book. This is certainly a book that a fisherman or seaman would enjoy reading. Captain Donald Cramer, a third generation seaman, takes the reader along a journey of not only how fishing impacted his life, but the life of his family. The reader will feel like they are getting aboard the boat and embarking on the waters as Captain Cramer leads the passengers along a wonderful, fun-filled fishing experience. There are stories about wrecks, fishing, accidents, buying and selling boats, land and other adventurous events. This rich history of loving the water and how a family invested their life in helping others have fun and excitement is very rewarding to read about.
Captain Cramer has given the reader something fun and captivating to read. While going along some of the cruises, the reader will hear about hired hands, some good and others bad, as well as some of the people who boarded for a ride. Many wanted to party and get drunk, while others wanted the ride to be relaxing and peaceful. There are a wide variety of stories shared that the reader is bound to enjoy many of them. Some of the workers would only last a day, some less than that. If Captain Cramer found a strong and loyal mate he did well to support and take care of him so he would stay around to help. So get on board, grab your fishing pole and enjoy the read.

4 of 5 stars

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Maker's Diet Revolution - By Jordan Rubin

The Maker's Diet Revolution: The 10 Day Diet to Lose Weight and Detoxify Your Body, Mind and Spirit

Author Jordan Rubin in his best selling book:  "The Maker's Diet" has written another very timely book entitled: "The Maker's Diet Revolution" that explains upon his knowledge and lifestyle experience since his first publication. This book takes the reader further into eating the correct foods that God desires for us to eat as well as to not allow the things we eat to consume and control us. There is great detail given about detoxing and cleansing one's body. This step alone provides a great benefit to the body as the kidney's and live release harmful toxins. This is powerful information found within the book that would make a huge difference within a person's life.
Author Rubin shares how it benefits everyone to eat within six to eight hours of the day rather than from the time one gets up until they go to sleep. His theory is if you eat during six hours of the day then you still have two-thirds of the day that your body can detox. This book is loaded with valuable information on both foods to consume as well as those to avoid. There are healthy recipes located within the book that will enable the reader to focus on a healthy meal plan. Author Rubin writes a very timely book for our day where many people are unhealthy and need direction within our lives to improve our health.

I received this book from in return for my honest opinion and review.
5 of 5 stars

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

China Grove

"China Grove: Premier Issue - Fall Twenty-Thirteen" is a very interesting book filled with stories of fiction, non-fiction, interviews as well as poetry. This is a complied book of articles and short stories that helps the reader to see a broader view of various writing styles. The interview with author Ellen Gilchrist is very informational and informative. There are pictures throughout the book which helps the reader to visually see what the writer is referring to. The story by Ms. Gilchrist entitled: "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" is a very interesting story that many will enjoy. Various stories by southern writers telling their spin on their story as only they can through their imaginative mind allows the reader to be transformed back to those moments in history seeing what could have truly occurred. There are many writers of poetry included within the book once again allowing the reader to follow along through the mind and pen of various authors in this time frame.

While this book is different in nature it is in fact very interesting and written well. I commend R. Scott Anderson the Managing Editor for pulling together such interesting stories and authors to be displayed in one edition. It will be interesting to see other issues produced and how the stories are complied to once again engage the reader to a particular time frame and type of writing. Keep compiling stories that reach deep within our hearts and stir us back to our roots.

4 of 5 stars
This book was provided free for my honest review from JKS Communications