Thursday, July 21, 2011

Book Review: Shattered: A Daughter's Regret (Secrets) by Melody Carlson

Shattered: A Daughter's Regret (Secrets)

This is a heart wrenching story about a choice a young girl makes and how it changes her life forever. Cleo makes some bad choices and decisions throughout the book. It is a raw view of her pain and the forgiveness that she needed to move on. Her relationship with her Dad and Aunt display how important we as adults are in teens lives. It is a great book about God's healing power and how to move on in life after a tragedy. Melody Carlson handles the subject of grief and guilt with truth and honesty. She shows the grace of God and His forgiveness in our lives in hard situations is key to a life free from the shackles of guilt. I recommend this book for older teen girls! It is also a great opportunity for a mom to read it with her daughter because it contains some serious subject matter that could open doors for some great conversation and teaching moments. It would also work great as a youth group book study for a small group of girls. I am going to use it with our high school teens someday. I would recommend this book fully!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Book Review: Love Food and Live Well: Lose Weight, Get Fit, and Taste Life at its Very Best

This book covers everything you need to know about living a healthy, well-balanced life. Chantel tells us from experience the way to overcome our views of food and exercise while showing us practical ways to succeed at being healthy. I am pretty up on healthy living and I was impressed by her knowledge and thoroughness. Plus, I learned some new techniques and exercises. I especially loved ho much time she spent on educating about food and how our bodies digest, what types we need for energy, and a healthy attitude toward food itself. She relies on God and how He made us as a guide. She also shows us that relying on Him and His love is the center of our life and living it in a healthy manner. It is a cutting edge, thorough, and educating book that I would recommend to anyone.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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