Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Our Daily Bread Devotional Bible

Our Daily Bread Devotional Bible is a hardcover NLT version of the Bible with daily devotionals built in. This Bible Is unique in that each book of the Bible is broken up into smaller sections and those sections are prefaced by a page long devotional that helps integrate the chapters of that book that follow. 

What I really liked about this Bible is that it essentially merges two books into one. The devotionals are easy to understand and relate to. They were placed perfectly and the smaller sections each devotional accompanies is not too long. Length-wise, it is easy to make time to read one each day. 

The only thing I didn't like was that the devotionals are dated, so January 1 is the first few chapters of Genesis and so on. I would have rather the just dated the devotionals "day 1" and so on so that no matter when you start this Bible, you can start at the beginning. 

FTC Disclosure: I received this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Anger Workbook

"The Anger Workbook" is a workbook devoted to helping us begin to acknowledge and limit anger and the effect that it has on our lives. Les Carter, PhD and Frank Minirth, MD have based this interactive guide on 13 steps that help build an effective anger management mentality. This is a workbook, which I think works so well for a topic like this, because it poses questions and gives you plenty of space to write in your own answer. It is really a great tool for an honest assessment of your anger, and it offers solid guidance for controlling/limiting/managing anger in your everyday life. This book isn't just for people who have serious anger management issues - this would be perfect for the stressed out mom, busy working father, or moody teenager! I thought that "The Anger Workbook" really helped me be honest with myself about situations I can look at differently, and attitudes I can change in order to have a healthier mentality. I would recommend this to anyone - it is a very useful book!

FTC DISCLOSURE:  I received this book for free from BookSneeze.com's blogger program in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review. The views and opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

6 Verses That Can Change Your Life

Joe Barnett's book, "6 Verses That Can Change Your Life", focuses on six attributes that are deemed to be essential - attributes such as joy, assurance, peace, and trust. Each attribute has its own section of the book, and each section is broken down into smaller chapters that offer personal stories, historical and Biblical references, and explanations from Barnett. The last page of each section is essentially a meditation of what you can resolve to do in order to implement the principles from that section.

I liked the premise of this book. When you truly break down the faith of a Christian to its most basic foundation, you will find those six principles. This book offers wisdom and guidance in developing and expanding our own personal understanding and implementation of these ideals. The historical and Biblical references are useful and relevant to the message, and the book flows well.

I also liked the fact that Barnett included a group discussion guide for each chapter, as well as what he calls, "Individual Action Steps", which are recommendations to further your understanding of the message through Scripture, self evaluation, and actions you can take to reinforce the message of the chapter.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone - I think it would be especially useful for those experiencing a hard time in their life, or those struggling in their own faith. Wonderfully written, and truly resourceful!

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book from BookCrash.com in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review. All opinions expressed herein are entirely my own. I did not receive any financial compensation for this review.