Steveo's books

Blink
Outliers: The Story of Success
Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy and the New Science of Desire
The Shack
The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here for?
The Prayer of Jabez:  Breaking Through to the Blessed Life
My Utmost for His Highest: Traditional Updated Edition
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
90 Minutes in Heaven
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
A Wrinkle in Time
The Six Sigma Way
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
The Hole in Our Gospel: What does God expect of Us?  The Answer that Changed my Life and Might Just Change the World
The Hunger Games
Mere Christianity
Cash: The Autobiography
Catching Fire


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Friday, April 12, 2013

Review of Intentional Parenting

This is a great book for any type of parent. I am a foster parent and going on autopilot is not an option.  So when I saw the tag line autopilot is for planes I knew this was a book for me.  All the chapters are great in this book. But two them stand out for me at this moment in my journey of parenthood. The patient parent and the merciful parent chapters are perfect right now  in my parenthood  adventure.  But I know in my heart and head the other chapters we be used in the future so this book will always be close by when I need advice and help.  Great book, written very well by all the authors. Do not miss out on some great wisdom that the book brings.

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Review of Tough Guys and Drama Queens


Tough Guys and Drama Queens How Not to Get Blindsided by Your Child's Teen Years

by Mark Gregston starts out with reasons why today children do not respond to correctness the way previous generation respond to it.  The saying “it is my way or the highway” just does not work with todays’ children. We are in a sad state with children of this generation not respecting and not taking the correction and to do the right thing.  Unfortunately this book states that information comes at the children fast and hard in today world, so they have problems just processing it all and knowing what is right and wrong.

The good news is that the book has several ways to help parents navigate these new waters of parenting.  The biggest one that stood out for me was building a relationship with the children. This takes time and some patience of the parents’ part but in the end can have great results. This book will help me with my children now and the coming years.


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

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Voice New Testament: revised & updated - Review


The Voice New Testament: revised & updated is a narrative of the New Testament. But to totally appreciate this version of the Bible one needs to read the preface first. You will find the four major objectives in the preface which will lead you to the understanding on how this translation is unique from other translations.

Another item in the introduction is 4 daily reading plans.  These include the Christmas, Easter, read thru the New Testament in 24 weeks and personal growth reading.  This is a very nice way of using The Voice New Testament Bible.

The best part of this Bible is the explanation of the verses you have just read. The flow of this is smooth and you do not need to do to the bottom of the page as a footnote to understand the background of the verses you just read.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Review of Curiosities of the Civil War

Curiosities of the Civil War by Webb Garrison has a ton of information about you guess it the Civil War. It has been is the 150th years since the civil war and this is an outstanding read to get to know the most significant event that has defined and shaped this nation.

This book is divided into 9 different sections. This gives you the latitude to read the book in any order you want. My favorite sections were the “The Unusual and Bizarre” and “Notorious and Nonesuch”.

This book will take you awhile to read but that is not bad. With all the information and wide range of topics this will truly enlighten you on the civil war.

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

Review If God, Why Evil

If God,Why Evil? by Dr. Norman Geisler is a book about evil and God. Let me begin by saying I had a very different view of God and evil before reading this book. I viewed Him as a God of not being good all the time because of everything that goes on in life (hurting people, sickness, wars, abortion, death, etc…). Now my views include: God is love, God is just, God is good, God is perfect etc…

Also, I somehow believed that God created evil which is totally wrong. God is good so that means he cannot create evil. God gave the angels as well as humans a free will so satan choose his evil doings on his own. And this caused a great downward effect on this universe. I know God can fix it but we have to be patient with His timing.

This book will totally change your view of God and evil. Dr Geisler breaks down some complex topics to simple and direct terms. Great book to keep in your library.

Bethany House gave me this book free.



Monday, April 18, 2011

Max on Life

Max on Life by Max Lucado is a great resource of answers to some of life’s common questions. This book is divided up into various topical sections. So you can read this book cover to cover or skip around to questions that interest you in a certain topic. I really like this book because I have a lot of questions and I did find some of them in this book. This book will absolutely be on my book shelf for years to come just in case I am in need of answer. Overall this book has humor, insight and wisdom for every reader.

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

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Blood Ranson Review

Blood Ransom is a fast pace book that takes you on an adventure in Africa. Since the author, Lisa Harris, lives in Africa, she does a great job of giving the reader a feel of African life, culture and struggles. While doing this, she provides a great story on how two people decide to help a boy and find themselves in a bigger situation. As the story unfolds, you ask yourself some difficult questions: “Is it worth getting involved?”, “Would you be willing to lay down your life?”, etc… There is a little bit of romance in this book but that does not overshadow the drama and suspense in this book. Overall this book is a very enjoyable read.

Zondervan sent me this book for free