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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

100 Perks of Having Cancer plus 100 Health Tips For Surviving It!

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Authors Florence Strang and Susan Gonzalez did a masterful work of art when they put together their book entitled:  "100 Perks of Having Cancer plus 100 Health Tips For Surviving It!" While both of these ladies have experienced the toil that cancer takes upon one's body, they have learned how to look at the brighter side of the journey and a healthy way of prolonging the body from entertaining this dreaded disease. They take the reader on their journey as well as pointing out how one can learn from their experience and not allow cancer to control the person, rather encouraging the person to make necessary adjustments within their life to press past this deadly situation. These ladies offer great wisdom, loads of laughter as well as practical insight into how one can change their emotions, attitudes, out-look on life as well as what one should eat and foods to avoid to live a longer, productive life.
This was a very enjoyable book to read about a very serious and real life-threating issue. They have learned how to laugh and enjoy life even in the midst of hardship and difficulty. Authors Strang and Gonzalez not only share their stories, but they also give additional resource information, hundreds of websites to help one in their various area of concern as well as a well versed index to allow the reader to find a particular topic quickly. This is without question a book that needs to be in libraries, doctor's offices, endorsed by American Cancer Society and other local groups to help the people they invest in on a daily basis. The ending is indeed heartwarming and encouraging as they conclude by shouting they are survivors and are stronger now than ever before in their lives. This is a book that will entertain, give much needed advice and should be in the hands of every person who is facing cancer within their lives to provide them a great resource of support and hope for their journey.

5 of 5 stars
Reviewed for JKS Communications

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Godward Heart by John Piper

"A Godward heart: Treasuring the God Who Loves You" written by author John Piper takes the the reader deep into the love of God and how He desires to relate to His children. There are fifty meditations that enables the reader to grow deeper in their faith and love for God. Author Piper, writer of the wonderful book; "Desiring God" allows the reader to be challenged as well as stretched by his meditations. He looks at such things as: Hearing from God personally, the loss and suffering found within the life of the believer, why God outwardly tells His children that He delights in them, why use Twitter, the problem with prosperity preachers and so much more. If this wets your appetite then you will be in for an enjoyable journey reading the rest of the book.
Author Piper is very relational and understanding. He doesn't talk down to the reader, yet he does challenge and draw one to think about their life and if they want to improve upon it. God didn't call us to sit and become comfortable and this book helps to move the believe out of the comfort zone to become stronger and more effective in their Christian walk. There are many scriptures given so the reader can conduct additional study if they desire. There are also many points given that could be used as a teaching lesson for a small group class. This would be a nice devotional book and/or gift book if you are looking to enhance a believers walk with God.
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5 of 5 Stars