Friday, September 17, 2010

Cast of Characters - Max Lucado


Stories of uncommon people in the hands of an uncommon God – that’s what all this book is about.
Max Lucado takes stories of simple people from the Bible and presents one story after another of God using man’s best and overcoming man’s worst.
A simple book with a simple message – God uses imperfect people and makes them perfect through his love.

The book is structured in small chapters, each chapter is entitled by the name of a character from the Bible. What I loved the most is that before every chapter the author presents the actual passage from the Bible that speaks about the character, therefore it is easier to follow what the Scripture says as you read Lucado’s thoughts on the characters presented in the book.

In my opinion Cast of Characters is a wonderful book, and I would recommend it to anyone that still thinks that there is no way that God can use them for his glory. The Bible is full of simple people that had nothing special about themselves, but God saw something that nobody could see inside of them, and that's what made them special.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the 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.”

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Outlive your life - Max Lucado

A book about simple people who can be used by God for glorious purposes.


I absolutely love the way Max Lucado presents the important message of this book. In his own simple yet complex style, he reaches Christians and dares them to step out of comfort zones and care for the lost, to proclaim the transforming power of grace and to share about Jesus Christ.
He offers a lot of examples of people who actually lived the message of this book.


I loved it and I think all Christians must read it, because the truth is that we all need to be reminded once again that Jesus calls every one of us to share the love that He showed us.
It was an inspiring book for me and I am happy that I had the opportunity to read it, therefore I strongly recommend it.






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the 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.”

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Butterfly Effect -- Andy Andrews

The Butterfly Effect is a beautiful designed gift book. I received it as an e-book, so I didn't have the privilege to actually hold it in my hands, but I loved the pictures and the way it is designed.


The message of the book is a powerful one. Andrews presents a couple of stories of amazing and courageous people that literally changed the world ... well, actually not just changed the world, but still change the world today.
What he is trying to make us realize is that every single insignificant action of ours can and will change not only our lives but also the lives of other people that are to come.


The entire message is based upon the theory that Edward Lorenz stated almost 50 years ago known as "the butterfly effect" which sustains the fact that a butterfly could flap its wings and set molecules of air in motion, which would move other molecules of air, in turn moving other molecules of air - eventually capable of starting a hurricane on the other side of the planet. 
This theory that was then mocked by the scientist is today proved and recognized as authentic, accurate and viable and it's known as The Law of Sensitive Dependence Upon Initial Conditions.


I enjoyed this book and it was a real inspiration for me. It has the power of making you conscious about the great effect your actions have upon this world you are living in and the one that is to come.
It really has a powerful message.


You have been created in order that you might make a difference.
You have within you the power to change the world.
Your life ... and what you do with it today
MATTERS FOREVER!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the 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.”