Book Review – Breaking Free From Fear

I had the opportunity to review Kay Arthur’s Breaking Free From Fear 40 minute Bible Study, and really enjoyed it.

I did take the time to do the exercises along the way, and as a result was definitely positively impacted.

Fear is an area that many struggle with, myself included.  Whether it is fear of the unknown, fear of destruction, fear of the economy, or fear of something specific, fear can be debilitating.

But Kay Arthur’s message throughout is that God can set you free from fear.  When we fear God, then we will not fear in our everyday lives.  We must learn that God is over all, and He already knows the paths you will travel on.  So, ultimately, we can rest in Him and have no fear.

The Breaking Free From Fear Bible Study is set up so that you can do the exercises as a group with a moderator, but I also did them alone and did just fine.  Each lesson takes less than 40 minutes, and with discussion, would be probably an hour in a group setting.

The scriptures referenced are also included right on the pages, and you are instructed not only to read through the scriptures but also underline, draw symbols around, or otherwise highlight certain words or phrases in each passage.  I found that this was handy as well, because I ended up taking my book on vacation and doing some of the lessons there.  It was great to be able to just take the small book around with me, and have everything I needed.

Overall, I really enjoyed Breaking Free From Fear and there are many more topics that Kay has written on that follow the same 40 minute Bible Study format.

 
 
 
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. My opinions are my own.
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Book Review – What a Difference a Mom Makes

As a mother to boys, I knew I wanted to read What a Difference a Mom Makes! And, the lessons and inspiration found within, combined with the humor of Dr. Kevin Leman, made this book an easy and insightful read!

At the beginning, Dr. Leman shares (in a way that only he can) what makes boys so special, and the amazing role that a mother plays in the growth and maturation of boys. (Did you know that mothers have more influence over their sons than daughters? Likewise, fathers have more influence over their daughters than sons.)

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Book Review – My Dearest Naomi

While I am a big fan of Amish fiction, and of Jerry Eicher’s work in general, I had a hard time reading My Dearest Naomi.

Usually, I read a book straight through, but this one I had to take breaks, read something else, and come back to it.

As a previous reviewer on Amazon stated, I think it’s harder to read because of the letter format of the book.

This is the story of Naomi and Eugene, which is told in letters that they write to each other over a long period where they are separated (Eugene takes a teaching . . . → Read More: Book Review – My Dearest Naomi

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Book Review – The 5 Love Languages of Children

I had read The 5 Love Languages several years ago and loved the concepts and the insights that it gave me, so I was excited to read The 5 Love Languages of Children.

In particular, I love how both authors give real life examples of how children can express the five different languages:

Physical Touch Words of Affirmation Quality Time Gifts Acts of Service

This really helped me tune in to my own children and read their love languages better. I was even able to give them a quiz at the back of the book so that I could decipher . . . → Read More: Book Review – The 5 Love Languages of Children

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October Reading List

I’m teaming up again with Jessica @ LifeAsMom to share what books I am reading this year.

Here’s what I’ve been reading since my September update:

Books I Finished This Month:

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Books I Finished This Year:

What good books are you reading?

To the simple life…

 

 

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September Reading List

I’m teaming up again with Jessica @ LifeAsMom to share what books I am reading this year.

Here’s what I’ve been reading since my August update:

Books I Finished This Month:

Books I Finished This Year:

What good books are you reading?

To the simple life…

 

 

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Book Review – The Struggle

When I was given the opportunity to review The Struggle, I was excited because I already had the first two books in the series (The Journey and The Healing), so I decided to sit down and read all three in order. As with most books in series, I find that it’s best to read them in order if possible.

They were all wonderful, as I expect from a consistent author like Wanda Brunstetter, and I have always enjoyed reading her Amish fiction novels. I read them all in a week.

In The Struggle, we pick up with Timothy and Hannah, . . . → Read More: Book Review – The Struggle

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Book Review – Faithful to Laura

I am a big fan of Amish fiction, and Kathleen Fuller is one of my favorite authors. In Faithful to Laura, Kathleen weaves a tale that takes us from the heart of Amish country to the penthouse suite in New York City.

Laura Stutzman is scarred, physically and spiritually. Since her fiancee Mark took all her families life savings, and nearly killed her in the process, she has had only one thing on her mind … revenge.

Laura lives withdrawn from her community because her face was scarred by an explosion caused by Mark. She hides away but has a . . . → Read More: Book Review – Faithful to Laura

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Book Review – The Colonel

The Colonel is a cross between Patricia Cornwell and Tom Clancy, and I loved every minute of this fantastic military thriller.

From the beginning, you can tell that the author Patrick Davis has either done an enormous amount of research into the inner workings of the military, or he has been in the military himself. The latter is the case, and so The Colonel is filled with a wealth of acronyms that the military is famous for, along with many other realistic facts, that make the book, although a work of fiction, entirely plausible.

Martin Collins is called in . . . → Read More: Book Review – The Colonel

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Book Review – Beautiful Disaster

When I was given the opportunity to review Beautiful Disaster I hesistated for just a minute, because it is not the typical book I usually read or review.

But the polar opposite characters Abby and Travis peaked my interest, and the rest … is history.

I started reading Beautiful Disaster the day before I was scheduled to leave on a flight. I thought I would read for just a “little bit”, and at 2 am, finally forced myself to go to bed.

Despite my needing to pack, I found myself still reading the next day and finished the book . . . → Read More: Book Review – Beautiful Disaster

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