Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Max on Life by Max Lucado

Max Lucado never disappoints.  From Hermie to Six Hours One Friday, Max Lucado delivers his topic in a touching heartfelt way.  Max on Life is no different.  He tackles the tough issues with Love and Admiration.  As all Christians are called to do. This book is the conversation we've all wanted to have with Max.  I've trusted him for advice on living a Christian life for many years, and now I can go to an indexed topical book and flip right to a quick answer on my question.

What does God think about Divorce? Page 146
What does God think about homosexuality? Page 132
Which religion has it right?  and why? Page 224
How do I control my temper? Page 45
How do I stop worrying? Page 192
Why doesn't God Heal me/my loved ones? Page 82

I really enjoyed this book, much like I've enjoyed every other book I've read by Max Lucado.  I will recommend it to all my friends and family however I will keep my copy for myself!

I was provided a copy of this book by the Publisher, I was not required to write a favorable review.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Divine Appointments by Charlene Ann Braumbich

I really loved this book.  It was such a new spin on the chick lit genre.  The main character, Josie was a lot unlikeable at first.  She seemed cold, harsh and alone.  I couldn't get her.  But then as the book unfolded, Josie opened up and the reader realized she longed to be a part of something just like everyone else.

The water symbolism through out the book was a great play on ideas.  God is often seen as quenching a thirst and an eternal spring.  It was weird to see this play out as a Christian looking in because I already knew what it was all about and Josie seemed to have no idea.

The relationships at Diamond Mutual were illustrated nicely.  You could feel the camaraderie.  Especially with Barb's interactions with Lyle, Marsha and some of the others. Barb was the opposite of Josie.  She had so many relationships and active encouragement you could see her life overflowing.  The firings hit home for me as I experienced a similar layoff while reading the book.  It is a very humiliating and dehumanizing experience.

I did not enjoy reading Marsha's fiction.  While I understand the logic for it's existence in the book, I found it to be very vindictive and vengeful.  It just wasn't my taste.

All in all I really loved the book and all the changes the characters made as they grew in their lives and careers.  I would highly recommend this book to a friend and in fact already have!