Steveo's books

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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Monday, February 21, 2011

While the World Watched

While the World Watched, is a story about a survivor, Carolyn McKinstry, of the Birmingham bombing. History books do not do justice for what happened doing the civil right movement but a book like this penetrates a person deep so they will not forget. I truly believe that history could or would be repeated if a person does not become astute about it. Having grown up in Texas and moved to Alabama a few years ago I was not fully aware of the tragedy that happened in Birmingham and other areas (cities and states). This book opened my eyes to apart of America history that is really unpleasant. By no means should this history be hidden but people with courage like Carolyn McKinstry these stories and history will never be forgotten.

The first-hand account of Carolyn McKinstry gives the read a glance of life during the civil rights movement. It shows how parents tried to protect their families, how children tried to live a “normal” life and how awful people can be to other people. Another aspect of the book I liked was the incorporation of speeches, Kennedys and Martin Luther King Jr, during that time of frame. I would recommend this book to everyone.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Review of Sun Stand Still

Sun Stand Still is a book about praying big prayers. This at times is not a feel good book but a book to push you over the edge to expect big things from God. Steven Furtick uses the verses in Joshua 10 to illustrate how can God take a simple prayer and turn it into a big solution. Some of the ideas in the book are new ones and some are just package different. The package different is not bad because we all learn in different ways. I really enjoyed this book and being stretched. The one chapter I liked the most is near the end of the book. It gives you guidelines to Sun Stand Still prayers. It is a great book easy to read but not a feel good book.

WaterBrook Multnomah has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Review - City on Our Knees

I love the song and now I love the book, City On Our Knees by Toby Mac. The cover of the book is awesome it is green with a city skyline. This book is filled with people doing small things that end up being big things. It is divided into four sections by the song lyrics which tie the song and the book together very nicely. This is an easy read. You can skip around or read it start through. This will be a book I will reread again. Get this book you will not be disappointed.

Please note I received a free copy from Bethany House.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Review of the Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible

The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible offers several ways to study the bible. It has a devotional index, a two-year reading plan, lessons throughout the text and a study for new believers. This study bible is very functional and can be tailor to the way you want to study. Each page has a very clean look to it with a trace of color for great eye appeal. The only drawback is the page numbering location which is in the top middle of the page. This is very minor and takes some getting used to but will not distract you from the overall use of this bible. I highly recommend the study bible.

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