Saturday, October 8, 2011

Living Close to God (When You're Not Good at It) by Gene Edwards

It was interesting to find out that sometimes praying can be a barrier instead of a bridge to God because we get too occupied with our worries or fears or any number of other obstacles that take our eyes off God.  In this book the author encourages readers to really fix their minds on God and how to grow closer to God by worshipping and praising Him, as well as using His word in our prayers.  The author shares many of his own past struggles and shows small things we each can do to have a better, closer walk with God.  This book was good and not over my head as a 13 year old.  I decided to read this book because I have started taking Bible College classes to learn more about God, the Bible and to draw myself closer in my relationship to God.  If I can read this, understand it and put it into practice...any one can!
Thanks Blogging for Books for giving me this free copy to review :)

Oops! by Bill Myers

The characters in this story by Bill Myers are quite as comical as the unique names, which I found to "tickle your funny bone".  The story was a little hard to get into, being that I had not read the first two stories in this series, but I was able to catch onto it rather quickly.  Thelma Jean (T.J. for short) seems to be your average, awkward teen-age, but there is something even more awkward about her...she's the focus of a history report for two "futuristic" characters who are following her around doing research...and getting her into some pretty awkward situations.  T.J. is just hoping that her life will return to normal...but it's easy to see, that's not going to happen...for quite some time!  At the end of this adventure of T.J. and the Time Stumblers is a preview to the next episode in her adventures...and it looks like more chaos is in store.  Oops is the third story in the T.J. and the Time Stumblers series.  This is a laugh-out-loud series for any young reader!

I wish to thank Tyndale Publishers for the free copy of this book for my review :)