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Victim of Grace is a must read.

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Victim Of Grace

Robin Jones Gunn

Zondervan

April 27, 2013

What’s it about?

Robin Jones Gunn reveals poignant truths from her life as well as from the lives of women in the Bible as she flips the notion that we are at the mercy of circumstances. She asks, what if God has dreams for you? What if he is accomplishing those dreams in the midst of shattered hopes?

When life doesn’t go as expected, it’s easy to feel like a victim. We look at the events that have gone wrong and view our lives as impaired. What if we could see our future as God sees it? Would our view radically change if we understood we are indeed victims rather than of happenstance?

God, the Relentless Lover, has vigorously sought you. He has instilled dreams in your heart that are grander than you can imagine. But the route to their fulfillment often is through a path you wouldn’t seek.
What if God wants to take the hopes that tug at your heart and enliven them? Are you ready to live inside the mysterious joy of being a victim of grace?

 

 

This book is Non-fiction, but amazing!

Would make an excellent bible study for a group or by yourself.

Either way it is a must read!

 

Happy Reading!

 

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Spoken For is a must read!

Spoken For: Embracing Who You Are and Whose You Are

By Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke

Multnomah Books

April 15, 2014

What’s it about?

Say Yes to the Love Story of Your Life

A great romance was set in motion before you were born. A relentless Lover is pursuing you, and He has made His intentions clear. He wants you to be His forever. How will you respond to the One who longs for you to be His with your whole heart?

In Spoken For, Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke speak to your heart about what it means for you to belong to Christ, who you are because of His love, and how that affects the way you live. Drawing on biblical promises and their personal experiences,   these two friends share what it’s like to live out God’s unfolding love story.

You are not up for grabs. You are spoken for.

Includes questions for group discussion and personal reflection.

 

This is an amazing book. It is non-fiction, but both Robin and Alyssa use personal stories in each chapter making each section interesting and relatable. I read this in four days. I plan to go back and re-read  this book and slowly answers the discussion questions at the end of each chapter. SO, go get your copy and be prepared to learn that you are spoken for!

Happy reading!

Just Gotta Read!

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Changing the title of these posts from Book Recommendation Sunday to Just Gotta Read!

So, for this Sunday you might consider reading The Princess. 

The Princess

Lori Wick

Harvest House Publishers

June 1, 2006

What’s it about?

In the Land of Pendaran, Shelby Parker lives a humble but good life. Her special qualities are eventually noticed by the king and queen of the House of Markham, who seek a new wife for their widowed son, Prince Nikolai.  To uphold the tradition of their country, Shelby and Nikolai agree to an arranged marriage. But while Nikolai is a perfect gentleman in public, he remains distant at home, leaving Shelby to wonder what is in his heart. Will the prince ever love her as he did his first wife? Can the faith they share overcome the barriers between them?

This book is awesome! I love it soooo much! So much that I keep giving this book out and realizing what I have done and then I have to buy it all over again! Which I just realized that I need to do so again. Very cute and easy read!

So get your copy and hold on tight!

Happy reading!

If you have a book you’d like to see on my Book Recommendation Sunday Send me an email at britkirk22@gmail.com

 

 

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Looking for something to read?

How about the novel Bamboo and Lace?

Bamboo and Lace

Lori Wick

Harvest House Publishers

July 28, 2001

What’s it about?

Can their love survive two very different cultures?

Lily Walsh has never imagined anything like America. From supermarkets and swimsuits to the way women look men directly in the eye, she’s baffled by this strange new land. Raised in a remote Asian village by her disciplinarian father, 24-year-old Lily is thrilled to visit her brother Jeff in Hawaii–until Jeff is called away on urgent business.

Left in the care of Jeff’s best friend, Gabe Kapaia, and his family, Lily discovers the paradise of Oahu’s north side at the Kapaia Resort. But she walks a fine line between two worlds. Can she embrace her new experiences without breaking her promise not to shame her missionary father? When Lily finds herself falling for Gabe, her heart is torn. Will her upbringing force her to make the difficult choice between true love and family honor?

This is a very cute and heart touching novel!

Another one of my favorites, but it has been awhile since I last read this one.  This would have made a great movie!

Happy reading!

If you have a book you’d like to see on my Book Recommendation Sunday Send me an email at britkirk22@gmail.com

 

 

Book Recommendation Sunday

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Looking for something to read?

How about the novel Fancy Pants?

Fancy Pants

Cathy Marie Hake

Bethany House

September 1, 2007

What’s it about?

When Britisher Lady Sydney Hathwell’s father dies, the American who planned to wed her suddenly reneges. Stranded in America and penniless, Sydney contacts a relative in Texas who, mistaking her male-sounding name, invites his “nephew” to join him on his ranch.

“Big Tim” Creighton, however, is appalled when this mincing fop arrives at Forsaken. He determines he’ll turn Fancy Pants Hathwell into a man before the boss returns home. From the get-go, he has “the kid” mucking stalls, clearing and plowing a field, and assisting with a difficult calving. But when Sydney’s true identity is uncovered, Tim resents being deceived. Yet in time, he also finds that he doesn’t like all the attention Sydney garners now that she’s wearing pretty gowns…

Together Sydney and Tim will discover the importance of family and what it means to be a man–and a woman–of God.

This is one of my all time favorites!

It’s got all the good stuff all bundled up together between it’s covers.

 You won’t regret reading this book.

But, if you don’t like it well…That’s not my fault.

Happy reading!

If you have a book you’d like to see on my Book Recommendation Sunday Send me an email at britkirk22@gmail.com

 

 

Book Recommendation Sunday

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It’s Sunday!

Okay…I confess I don’t have a book recommendation for today but, Mr. Mike does!

He recommends Not a Fan.

Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus

Kyle Idleman

Published By: Zondervan

June 1. 2010

 

What’s it about?

Are you a fan or a follower?

The dictionary defines a fan as “an enthusiastic admirer”.

Fans wan to be close enough to Jesus to get all the benefits, but not so close that it requires sacrifice.

The Not a Fan book by Kyle Idleman challenges you to consider what it means to call yourself a Christian. With a direct frankness that you’re not likely to hear in Sunday school class, Kyle invites you to take an honest look at your relationship with Jesus. His call to follow may seem radical to us, but Jesus desires it for every believer.

 

 

I haven’t read this book.

Mr. Mike has and he says, “It’s humorous, relatable and a very easy read.”

I will definitely be finding a copy somewhere and giving this book a go.

Shall we read this one together? I think we should!

Happy reading!

Oh! And of course thanks to Mr. Mike for this Book Recommendation!

 

Book Recommendation Sunday

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Guess what!?

It’s Sunday!

So, I recommend the novel Head in the Clouds.

Head in the Clouds

By: Karen Witemeyer

Published by: Bethany House

October 1, 2010

What’s it About?

When a recovering romantic goes to work for a handsome ranch owner, her heart’s not the only thing in danger.

Adelaide Proctor is a young woman with her head in the clouds, longing for a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a staid governess position on a central Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her romantic yearnings behind.

When Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America’s wool industry, he never expected to become a father overnight. And five-year-old Isabella hasn’t uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the new governess concerns Gideon–and intrigues him at the same time. But he can’t afford distractions. He has a ranch to run, a shearing to oversee, and a suspicious fence-cutting to investigate.

When Isabella’s uncle comes to claim the child–and her inheritance–Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man’s evil schemes. And soon neither can deny their growing attraction. But after so many heartbreaks, will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?

 

 

This book actually sat untouched on my nook for a long long time. It took me forever to finally decided I was going to take the time and read Head in the Clouds.

However, once I did… Wow!

I love this book! Every now and then I will read it again. It is so worth the read and if you don’t read it your so missing out on the awesomeness of this book!

Go forth and  Read! Please.

 

Happy reading!

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