-- Grace Elizabeth --

-- Grace Elizabeth --

Monday, May 31, 2010

Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson

I was blessed to receive this book from Tyndale Publishers free for my review of this book.
Since Bringing Up Boy came out and was so powerful and insightful for all that read it, everyone has been waiting for the sequel for the girls. Finally after three years Bringing Up Girls hit the shelves and it was definately worth the wait.
Since I am a grandmother now, I so wish I had this book when I was bringing up my daughter but I gleaned insight for my own granddaughter who is 5. What a different world these young ladies are growing up in with so much technology, obsession with beauty, bullies, and a culture that is influencing their hearts and minds. The chapters are full of wisdom and encouragement that are biblically based with foundational truths. The challenges girls are facing today-peer pressure, eating disorders, love, romance, sex, school demands are coming at younger ages than in the past. This book helps parents in guiding their daughters to make wise choices.
My favorite chapters were"Young women talk about their Fathers" and how a girls
sense of self-worth and personal dignity are linked to what she believes her father thinks of her and how important the father plays in a girls life. There are great stories and heartbreaking stories of fathers being and connecting as the "first man" in her life. I also enjoyed the chapter Fathers to Daughters. They are great quips and suggestions on how to raise a girl for both mothers and fathers-they will bring a lump to your throat for sure.
This is a "must read" for every parent or grandparent that will help the family to raise our daughters right.

Winner of the Heart Mender

Amy G has won the copy of Heart Mender-congrats and enjoy

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Heart Mender

I received The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews from Thomas Nelson free for my review of this book. This was a FANTASTIC read!!!. I was able to read The Noticer by him earlier from Nelson also and was hooked on him as an author. Picked up everything he has written so I was really excited when this came up to get to read.
It reads like a history book with suspense, love interests, life, loss, reconciliation and the power of forgiveness all rolled into one book that will hook you from the first page to the last page. He is a powerful storyteller and weaves a story where he finds Nazi artifacts on his property and then begins an investigation that unlocks a story that took place in his backyard. He takes you back to 1942 and WWII and finds that German subs were in the Gulf of Mexico waters and sinking US vessels carrying goods and fuel for the war. What happens next is amazing to think-a woman whose husband has been killed by the Germans now helps a German survive being shot. Their story continues and what an ending!!. You can tell by his writing that this book was very close to his heart and the story will stay with you a long, long time
Thomas Nelson graciously gave me another book to share so if you leave me a comment on what your favorite book has been, I will pick the winner on May 28.