Book Reviews

Wings of the Wind

Book review for Wings of the Wind

Author  Connilyn Cossette

Publisher  Bethany House

I love the Bible and that’s why I enjoy Biblical fiction. I long to be transported back to those times and places. I want to become immersed in the story and discover things I didn’t notice before while reading my Bible. The best authors will cause me to love and appreciate God’s Word even more. Connilyn Cossette accomplishes this and more in her thrilling Out From Egypt series. Wings of the Wind is the third, and final book of the series. IMG_20170511_134317033

I placed all three books of the Out From Egypt series on the table and tried to choose my favorite. Well, turns out I can’t pick just one because I enjoyed traveling along with each of the amazing women of these books.IMG_20170511_134827722

Counted with the Stars starts the series off in Egypt while the Hebrews are still slaves. It prompted me to think about what caused the Hebrews to find themselves in slavery.  I found myself pondering what it would it be like to follow Moses toward freedom, especially having never known freedom. Viewing the events through the eyes of Kiya was amazing.

 Shadow of the Storm explores the time that the Hebrews spent at Mt Sinai. What was it like to enter this new unknown life? How did this huge group of people interact with each other? I loved following Shira through the challenging time period after the exodus.

Wings of the Wind begins as the 40 years in the wilderness are almost ended. I was immediately drawn into the story of Alanah, a Canaanite. This book was captivating from the first page. Fascinating story with many surprises along the way.

 

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If you like Biblical fiction you should get your hands on this series.

I am looking forward to more from this talented author.

 

Visit her website at  www.connilyncossette.com

 Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author/publisher.  I was not required to write a positive review.  My opinions are my own.
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Bible Expo!

What is your process for selecting  Bible studies?

Do you tend to select books and studies from your favorite authors? I think most of us do.

It is easy and safe to choose a study from a writer you know and like. I tend to do this often but sometimes I think this pattern may cause us to miss out. When I have ventured out and selected a study from someone unfamiliar to me, it has often turned out to be a great Bible study experience. So I challenge you to give it a try. Be adventurous in your selection. Be open to where God is leading you.

 

Researching online and reading reviews can be very helpful.

I love to have the opportunity to hear directly from the author about any book or study I’m considering. That’s why I am excited about Friday, March 31st. That is the day of the 2017 Bible Study Expo!

Marnie Swedberg is the hostess of the Bible Study Expo!

Learn about Marnie HERE

This is an opportunity to hear Marnie Swedberg interview 12 different authors all in one afternoon.

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Click link below

Bible Study Expo

*** Register for Free Drawings of Bible Study Books *** 

Here are the scheduled authors including links to their websites.

This only happens once a year. Last year’s event was fantastic.

What to do

  • Register now at Bible Study Expo
  • Attend the Expo on Friday, March 31 at the website
  • Check correct time for  your time zone (12 to 3 PT, 1 to 4 MT, 2 to 5 CT, 3 to 6 ET)
  • Share with others

Make sure you don’t miss it.

Have suggestions or comments about selecting books and Bible studies?

Please share in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy?

Let me begin this post by sharing that I am not one who is easily impressed by new books. As a matter of fact, I feel that we have too many books being published at this time and most are not worthy of our time or money. In the categories of Christian Living and Personal Growth, it is rare to find a book that delivers what it claims in the description.  Thankfully there are exceptions.

The Happiness Dare  is a soon-to-be-released book by Jennifer Dukes Lee. The release date is August 2 but it is available now to Pre-order at a great price. I am enthusiastically adding this amazing book to my short list of favorites. I’m part of an online book launch group for The Happiness Dare allowing me to read the book in advance of the release date.

This book gets into the nuts & bolts of exactly how happiness happens for you.  You won’t just read but actually take action as you travel through the pages. You can start by taking the Happiness Style Assessment. Take the assessment and share your style in the comments.

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“Those who are beloved of the Lord, must be the most happy and joyful people to be found anywhere upon the face of the earth.”  – Charles Spurgeon

You know this is true, but are you experiencing happiness in your daily life?

Have you been seeking happiness but without success?

Please do yourself a favor and just ↓↓

GET THIS BOOK!

Be sure to have a highlighter & pen handy because you will want to mark many sections throughout the book. You will instantly notice the fresh life here and want to join the merry band who dare to live the life that Jesus offers. It’s not about choosing holy or happy. It is the holy pursuit of happiness.

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It’s time for

  • transformation
  • adventure
  • challenge
  • a life changing dare

Join the quest   #thehappinessdare

“Let’s do this. Let’s be the happy rebels. Let’s be the lion riders. Let’s be the savorers and the tasters and the joy stalkers. Let’s embrace a way of life where we wake up to the present- tense moments, unafraid of what might happen tomorrow and untethered to the junk that happened yesterday. Right now, this instant, life is a path strewn with jewels, glistening as if they were moonbeams spilling out like diamonds on a lake. Do we see the sparkle under our feet and on the water?”

The Happiness Dare ~ Jennifer Dukes Lee

The Happiness Dare

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My Favorite Daily Devotional

 As I mentioned in an earlier blog post Coffee with Jesus  I like to have my Bible, journal, daily devotional book and current Bible study all within reach during my morning quiet time. My favorite daily devotional book is Each New Day by Corrie ten Boom.  The format of this little treasure book is perfect for anyone. There is a thought from Corrie for each day, scripture, and prayer. I have read this devotional many times and highly recommend it for anyone. IMG_20160629_101122My little book is old and worn but I love it ♥

“The highest potential of God’s love and power is available for us in the trivial things of everyday life.

Can men tell that you love Jesus?

Can they, by your life and mine,

See in daily walk and action

That we have His life divine?

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Matthew 6:9

Lord, show us today in everything we experience that we are dependent children of a loving heavenly Father.”


“Seek the Lord. Keep seeking through prayer, Bible study, and fellowship with other Christians. Give Him an opportunity to multiply what He gave you. He longs to open His resources to you. God is more grieved by powerless Christians than by powerful atheists.”

From Each New DayGod is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 

 Proper set of the sail

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  • How about you?
  • Do you have a favorite daily devotional?
  • Share in the comments below.

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 Want to find out more about Corrie?
Visit the Corrie ten Boom page

 

 

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Living in His Constant Care

Corrie ten Boom 4The following is a little story that Corrie ten Boom told to share about God’s care for us. This story is found in her book  Each New Day.

     A little girl cried because her very old doll was broken. Her father said, “Bring me your doll.” Then he repaired it. Why did that grown up man give his time to mend such a worthless ugly doll? He saw the doll through the eyes of the little one, because he loved his little daughter. So God sees your problems through your eyes because He loves you.

Father, what a joy it is to know that we are Your children and live within Your constant care.    ~ Corrie ten Boom

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.                       The righteous cry out and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.     The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart And saves such as have a contrite spirit.       – Psalm 34:15,17-18

Hurt, sadness, pain, confusion… bring it all to the Lord.                                                            Visit Corrie ten Boom page for more about her ♥                                             Corrie ten Boom 4