Saturday, May 8, 2010

Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go by Lucille O'Neal and Allison Samuels


Lucille O'Neal is a proud mother of 4, one of them is the famous basketball player Shaquille O'Neal. In this book she talks about her life, about everything she learned from the circumstances and crisis that she has been through.
It's a perfect book for parents, she talks very passionately about how she raised her children, now all grown-ups, about the different needs that every child has and the way the parent can relate to his child's needs. It's a perfect book for the girls that have started very early on this motherhood journey, with no support and encouragement from others maybe, because she reveals a lot of things that helped her on this tough journey that she walked as well. I also think is a great book for those of us who think that we are no longer supposed to dare dreaming big. She is a great example of courage perseverance for all of us.


I liked this book very much. It's a well written biographic book. It's also very easy to read. It motivated me to dare dreaming big and be fearless about what others may think about my dreams. I learned I can do anything and go through everything, because I am a wonderful human being, created and greatly loved by my LORD.


So ... Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go, because you DO HAVE!!!




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com; book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Monday, May 3, 2010

Plan B by Pete Wilson

Plan B is a book about shattered dreams, about unmet expectations, about people who are unable to see or feel God in the midst of these overbearing circumstances. This books doesn't offer some quick steps to a happy life, but it encourages to a healthy and intimate relationship with the Lord.

I laughed out loud but I also cried reading this book. I love the way Pete Wilson is so personal yet so accurate with the issues that I think everyone can relate to one way or another. He points out a lot of Scripture wisdom to sustain his opinions. Reading his book is like watching him preaching.
I really loved this book, it encouraged me to pursue a much more intimate relationship with my Lord, and to truly trust him even when all the circumstances around me tells me not to, because he is the same, he is who he says he is.

We have all gone through a moment in our lives when we expected God to work in a certain way, but he didn't. Everyone struggled at one point with a shattered dream, or an unmet expectation. Everyone felt alone and desperate, hopeless and helpless at one point or another, waiting for the Lord, but he never really seemed to appear.
Well ... than this book is for you. This book is about you and how can you grow in the middle of those hopeless situations that will eventually come.


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Pete Wilson, I want to thank you for taking the time to write this book, for letting God pour from his wisdom through your words, for letting him use you in such an amazing way. I feel blessed every time I hear you preaching at Cross Point, and I felt blessed by this book as well. God is doing a great job in you and through you.


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 Pete Wilson is a pastor at Cross Point Church in Nashville, you can listen or even watch him preach here, great series of messages there. But you can also check out his cool blog :)