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Monday, November 12, 2018

Seek - Cover Reveal

Hi all! Today's post is helping promote the cover for Angela's newest book, Seek, which is coming out in December! The cover is amazing! Take a look and get the synopsis and author bio too! :)


Blurb 


Angel Cutler's routine life is overturned when local ganglord Viktor Marino tries to kidnap her. When she finds out her adopted sister is back in town and working with Viktor, Angel has to run with the protection of two total strangers. Can Angel's faith in God protect her family when she can't?

Elijah Davis has seen Viktor bleed once, and to protect his family, he'll make it happen again. But who is the One Eli can turn to when he realizes he can't protect his loved ones alone? 

Hiding from gangsters and gunfire, the trio struggle to seek God above all else and trust that His plan greater than their own. Or Viktor Marino's. 



Author Bio


Angela R. Watts is a Christian who writes fiction to glorify the King. She's a homeschooled highschooler who lives with her family at Step By Step Sanctuary, Tennessee. She's been writing stories since she was little but also enjoys chores, painting, and watching sunsets.

Website // Reveries Co.
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Twitter // PeculiarAngela
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Monday, November 5, 2018

"Love Somebody" by Francesca Battistelli

What if we all took a moment to love somebody like Jesus loves them? What if we took the time to really care, and show somebody who Jesus really is? That is what this song is about. Loving people- the way Jesus loves them. 

Life's been unkind to her
 She feels alone
Her world keeps turning 
But nobody knows
One conversation
One how are you
One simple moment
Could carry her through

A little bit of kindness goes a long way
It can chase the hurt away

That's what happens when you love somebody
When you put your whole heart in it
Pouring out what you've been given
It can change everything, everything
Everything, everything
When you love somebody
Love somebody

Dead hearts start beating
Old walls fall down
Deep wounds start healing
When love reaches out
Blind eyes come open
New life can grow
Chains start breaking
Guilt and shame 
Drowned by hope

He saw my sin and took it upon Him
Laid down his life and set me free 
That's what happens when you love somebody






Sunday, October 28, 2018

Judge by R. J. Larson


Synopsis


The last thing Kien Lantec expects on his first day of military leave is to receive marching orders from his Creator, the Infinite. Orders that don't involve destroyer-racing or courting the love of his life, Ela. Adding to Kien's frustration, his Infinite-ordained duties have little to do with his skills as a military judge-in-training. His mission? To warn the people of ToronSea against turning their backs to the Infinite to worship a new goddess. 

But why Kien? Isn't this the role of a true prophet, such as Ela of Parne?

Seeking answers, Kien visits Ela and finds her stricken by a devastating vision of her own. Her birthplace, Parne, has been corrupted by her enemies and will soon suffer judgement. Pulled in separate ways, each must seek to follow the Infinite's leading and hope He will reunite them again soon. 

My Review


"Amazing! I love this book!" These were some of my thoughts after finishing Judge. The spiritual depth to this book was so incredible, and so good! Judge is a fascinating book!

Ela Roeh was definitely a favorite character! I loved her feistiness, and her willingness to follow the Infinite, even when it was unpopular and dangerous. (in many ways, Ela reminds me of myself throughout all of the Books of the Infinite series). ;)

I enjoyed seeing how Kien grew in his faith and trust in the Infinite. 

Tzana was so sweet, and so adorable, and I loved her childlike faith!

My favorite characters were the Infinite, Ela, Kien, and Tzana. However I also really liked Kalme, Dan, Jess, Bryce, Akabe, Beka and Jon. (They weren't main characters, but I still really enjoyed them!) :)

What I especially loved about this book is the relationships the Infinite had with His children Ela and Kien, among others. The Infinite was so forgiving, and so loving. It was so beautiful to see how the Infinite talks to His people, comforts His people, helps them, and cares for them.

Judge was so good! You all should check out R. J. Larson's books- they are extraordinary! :)

Sunday, October 21, 2018

A Question of Courage by Jesseca Wheaton


Synopsis


A man. A decision. A destiny. 

Rafe Sullivan never imagined the war would come to his doorstep. But when Pearl Harbor is attacked and America's focus suddenly shifts to the pacific, he finds he can't ignore the problem anymore. Leaving the life he loves behind, he joins up to do what he does best. Fly. Yet, nothing could have prepared him for the horrors of war, and the struggle that is going on in his own heart. As an outstanding navy pilot, he is stationed on one of the few Pacific carriers. But could God be calling him to step out in faith, and go beyond the call of duty?

Lily Wilson gives her all to help the hurting community around her. With the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the war is brought home to many American families. And as a nurse, she longs to be able to relieve some of the suffering. Yet, her own grief is still fresh in her heart, and though she's made the decision to get on with her life, she can't seem to leave the past behind. When healing at last comes, the guard she placed around her heart slowly begins to crumble. But when she receives the news she hoped she would never again hear, can she trust that God's plan is always right?

Arthur Warrington saw the Navy as an escape from the life he left behind. And it seems good for him. He is able to forge new friendships and distance himself from his past. But when his best friend makes a decision that rocks his world, he is left grappling with the question: what is true courage?

Three lives. One War. And a search for the Courage to go on. 


My Review


A Question of Courage was utterly amazing! I enjoyed it so much! 5/5 stars totally!

First off, Little Gil was so adorable! And a mischief-maker. ;)

Lily's story was heartbreaking, but heartwarming at the same time. Lily struggled with trusting God, and having courage, which I think a lot of us struggle with. She was so sweet and strong.

Rafe was hilarious! He had a sense of humor, but was still strong in his convictions and faith in God. I loved his protectiveness of the girls in a brotherly sort of way. Rafe made sure his bunk mates treated the girls right. :)

Art was funny, although his past life affected him throughout the book. He had a harder time connecting with people in fear of them leaving- or dying.

The historical information was really good too. It was interesting to learn more about World War 2 from the perspectives of a nurse, sailor, and Navy pilot.

I loved the courage theme of the book. The theme was woven throughout the whole book very well.

Favorite quote: "...Just remember that what God calls you to do, He gives you the courage to accomplish." - Edith

Monday, October 15, 2018

"Burn the Ships" by For King & Country

"Burn the Ships" is about facing your fears, addictions or whatever is holding you captive, and burning it and leaving it behind. Leave the past behind, and step into a new day!

How did we get here?
We're cast away on a lonely shore
I can see in your eyes, dear
It's hard to take for a moment more
We've got to 

Burn the ships, cut the ties
Send a flare into the night
Say a prayer, turn the tide
Dry your tears and wave goodbye

Step into a new day
We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon our heartache, yeah
So light a match, leave the past, burn the ships
And don't you look back

Don't let it arrest you
This fear, this fear of fallin' again
And if you need a refuge
I will be right here until the end
Oh, it's time to 

Burn the ships, cut the ties
Send a flare into the night
Say a prayer, turn the tide
Dry your tears and wave goodbye

Step into a new day 
We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon our heartache, yeah
So light a match, leave the past, burn the ships
And don't you look back

So long to shame, walk through the sorrow
Out of the fire into tomorrow
So flush the pills, face the fear
Feel the weight disappear 
We're comin' clean, we're born again
Our hopeful lungs can breathe again
Oh, we can breathe again



Sunday, September 30, 2018

Forgotten God by Francis Chan



About the book:


Powerful. 

When was the last time someone used that word to describe you?

It doesn't make sense that Almighty God would have children characterized by fear and insecurity. He put His Spirit in us so we could be known for our power (Acts 1:8; 2 Tim. 1:7). Sadly, most believers and churches are known for talent or intellect rather than supernatural power. What's worse is that we're okay with it. 

Could it be that we've forgotten the One who distinguishes us from every religion and cult in the world? 

Through solid scriptural support and compelling narrative, breakthrough author Francis Chan returns us to the Holy Spirit as the Bible describes Him. He reminds us that we were not created and saved merely to survive our time on earth. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit and are reaping the disastrous results. 

It's time for the beloved church of Jesus Christ to reverse the trend of neglect. Let's pursue the Spirit-filled life of effectiveness God desires and we desire. 


Review


This was a powerful book on what the Holy Spirit can do! It will open your eyes to how we have neglected the Holy Spirit. There were glimpses of what it looks like to live a Spirit-filled life. 

I totally recommend everyone to read Forgotten God. We need to reverse the trend of neglecting the Holy Spirit, and listen to Him completely. 

About the author:


Francis Chan, bestselling author of Crazy Love and Erasing Hell, is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California. His speaking ministry takes him across the country and all over the world. When he is home with his wife and four children, he relaxes by surfing the Southern California beaches.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

"Over All I Know" by Vertical Worship Song

Wow. When I heard this song, I really needed to hear it. He is the God over all I know. When life gets discouraging, or I don't know what the future holds, God does. He knows. "Over All I Know" is a declaration of Who God is and that He is over all. One of (if not my favorite) worship songs! :)

You tell mountains they must fall and they fall
You tell oceans to be still and they're calm
You tell sickness it must leave and it's gone
In my weakness, God, I know You are strong 

You are the One above it all
I stand in awe, You're the God over all I know
No higher Name, no greater throne
You stand alone, You're the God over all I know

You tell broken things be healed and they're whole
You tell fear it has no place, it must go 
You tell death it has no chance, it won't win
And if You are for me, God what can come against?

I believe it, I have seen it
My God, is over all
I believe it, I have seen it 
My God, is over all