Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | September 19, 2017

Another explosive book by Jonathan Cahn

paradigmJonathan Cahn rocked the world with “The Harbinger”, but his newest book, “The Paradigm” will stun and amaze readers.  Cahn takes the story of Ahab and Jezebel, as well as others linked to them, and compares it to current events and people in the United States.  Prepare to take a trip to ancient palaces in the Middle East to the hub of politics in Washington, D.C. and see a mystery so explosive that it will confound the world.

Once Cahn opens your eyes with this revelation, you will never look at Scripture or current events the same again.  Read it with an open mind and open Bible and you will not be able to put it down.

Jonathan Cahn is a blessing and has been given supernatural insight.  Our nation and the world desperately need it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Charisma House, as part of “The Book of Mysteries” Launch Team. 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.”

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Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | September 15, 2017

Fall in love with the Fartherings

moorIf you haven’t met Drew Farthering and his lovely wife, Madeline, allow me to introduce you to the partners in love and sleuthing from the Hampshire countryside.  Drew is an amateur detective who, along with Madeline and his best friend, Nick, solve the toughest cases–even those which are seemingly without any discernible motive–like the one in “Murder on the Moor”, Julianna Deering‘s fifth Drew Farthering Mystery.

A slow start lends itself as an introduction to the Fartherings and some new friends.  An old friend requests help solving two murders and some spooky occurrences on the moor in the town of Bunting’s Nest (I just love the name, don’t you?).

The slow introduction increases to a steady gait as Drew and Madeline and Nick set out to find the murderer or murderers who are quite capable staying hidden. Saying anything more would spoil the surprise, and it’s a big one.

Don’t miss Drew Farthering’s latest adventure.  Here’s hoping the next book has a surprise of the little Farthering variety.

Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | September 15, 2017

Find the joy of trusting God

trustI have read several of Joyce Meyer’s books and have not found any of them difficult to understand or that do not hold up to the standard of Scripture.  Meyer has her critics, but her books are anchored to truth.

Her newest book, “Unshakeable Trust”, deals with the benefits of trusting God even when our doubts want to creep in and steal our joy.  Meyer explains how trust can ease our minds and rid us of worry, fear, anxiety and debilitating stress.  She shows us how to release our independence and depend on God.  She writes with compassion and love for others. She doesn’t assume to know everything, but she delivers her message with love.  She has been at the crossroads of trust and doubt and knows how to impart wisdom without judgment and condemnation.

If you are doubting God’s promises to you, read “Unshakeable Trust” and let Meyer help you find your peace and joy in God.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Hatchette Book Group, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program.  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.”

Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | September 15, 2017

Will the truth really set her free?

mercy“Mercy Triumphs” is part 3 in Jana Kellley’s trilogy about three women threatened by an inhospitable Islamic regime.  An American woman living in Sudan seeking to be obedient to God while at the same time abiding by the Islamic culture all around her, Mia is trying to share the good news of the Gospel to a people whose very life would be in danger should they accept Christ.  Halimah and Rania are sisters who have converted to Christianity in spite of the danger to themselves and their family.  Halimah, whose story is told in “Side By Side” and “Door to Freedom”, has found relative safety but yearns to see her family.  Rania, who still lives with her family, desperately wants her family to find Christ and to see Halimah again.

This story is the most exciting and suspenseful of the three boos.  There is more danger and the three women must trust God more than ever.  “Mercy Triumphs” is an insightful look inside the modern day persecution of Christians living in Islamic countries.

All three of these books are excellent reads and it is exciting to see how trusting God above all is rewarded.  Mia has even more adventures and some tough decisions to make.  This is a thought-provoking (what would I do if) book.  We may have to make some of these decisions one day.  I hate that this is the finale.  I would really like to hear more from the characters in Kelley’s story.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program.  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.”

Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | September 14, 2017

Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is a great research and study Bible

CBSBNo matter how many times you read the Bible, you can always discover something new and learn more about God.  The new Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible from Zondervan offers a comprehensive look at the culture during the biblical era and informs us more completely about common and not-so-common Bible stories.  We often miss things the original audience would have understood based on how they lived.  Through this new study Bible, we can get a clearer picture of what the stories are truly trying to convey and how they are meant to be understood.

From the colorful maps, charts and diagrams to the stories that help clarify the Scripture, the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is a must-have if you want to discover the Bible’s secrets hidden behind the culture of the times in which it was written.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Booklook Bloggers, as part of Thomas Nelson‘s Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a 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.”

Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | September 14, 2017

Your guide to financial contentment

moneyFirst published in 1986, “Master Your Money” by Ron Blue, is in its fifth edition having sold over 700,000 copies. The information contained in its pages is vital to your financial security.  New editions are necessary due to the changing times, but the wisdom remains the same if you desire financial security and contentment–spend less than you make and save as much as you can.  Blue’s book will teach you how if you are willing to pay attention and heed his advice.

Blue teaches you how to set financial goals and what you must do to reach them.  In this new edition, his son, Michael Blue, contributes additional insights and explains how his father’s advice has proved true in his own life.

Ron Blue’s advice is sound.  If you are looking for good, solid financial wisdom, “Master Your Money” is a great choice.  It also makes a great gift for a high school or college graduate to help them get off to a good financial start.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Moody Publishers, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a 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.”

Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | September 14, 2017

Great resource for educational decisions for your child(ren)

educationMost parents want the best education for their children, but often find it difficult to match the child to a specific school that will meet his or her unique needs.  “Education A La Carte” by Dr. Kevin Leman is an excellent resource and a must-read for parents looking for an alternative to traditional school options.  Dr. Leman’s book explores the pros and cons of public, private, charter, homeschool and online educational options.  He discusses how to determine when your child is ready for kindergarten, partnering with teachers and the school and getting your child excited about learning so that they will enjoy school, be challenged and find success.

I wish Dr. Leman’s book had been available 20 years ago.  With his help, I might have avoided some issues that left me and my oldest daughter struggling to find a way to help her while at the same time complying with the teachers’ and schools’ requirements.

Dr. Leman doesn’t force any one particular opinion about education.  He offers an unbiased look at the way we, as parents, can help our children succeed in school.  With his help, you can be proactive about your child’s educational opportunities.  There are options for your child’s education.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a 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.”

Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | August 29, 2017

Straight talk about God’s deliverance

beth mooreBeth Moore is a leading women’s Bible teacher.  She has an outgoing personality and brings joy to audiences everywhere.  But her life has not always been easy.  She has been in the pit.  She knows what it’s like to grasp the edges struggling to get out.  Once she discovered how to to get out, she was determined not to slide back in. Regardless of how we got in our pit, we can get out, too.  Moore’s “Get Out of That Pit” offers encouragement, Scripture and freedom to those who truly desire to walk out of the pit and enjoy life as God meant for us to live.

Moore’s personal strife and humorous anecdotes make her book interesting to read even though the subject matter is difficult.  She doesn’t judge or condemn, but lovingly speaks truth.  If you need deliverance, this is an excellent book to help you discover freedom in Christ.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Handlebar Marketing as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a 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.”

Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | August 22, 2017

The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide for Churches and Ministries

safeguarding policyIt is sad that a book like “The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide for Churches and Ministries” had to be written.  Unfortunately, child abuse has become an issue for churches and ministries that serve children.  Churches and other faith communities need to make sure that their facilities are safe for children and that volunteers and staff are thoroughly checked and trained.

The guide, written by Basyle Tchividijan and Shira M. Berovits, is a comprehensive A-Z guide for church staff.  It describes people who sexually abuse children, how to screen volunteers, reporting guidelines and it also includes many sample forms to use.

Every church and faith-based ministry needs to have this book in their library.  It needs to be read and used so that our children and youth can be protected and members and guests can feel comfortable leaving their children in the care of ministry workers and volunteers.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program.  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.”

Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | August 22, 2017

Recipes for the heart and the table

breadThe smell of bread baking is the smell of love and comfort.  Jesus calls Himself the Bread of Life.  Can this be a coincidence?

Karen Whiting, author of “The Gift of Bread”, found that breads of all kinds can bring comfort and love and a way to share her faith with her family and friends.  Her book includes inspirational stories as well as delicious bread recipes for all kinds of breads.  Not only does she share recipes, she discusses how bread relates to our faith and how it can be used to spread the Gospel.  All kinds of breads are included and you don’t need a bread machine for most of them.

If you’ve never been a break baker, Whiting gives step-by-step instructions and shares her bread-baking tips.  “The Gift of Bread” is a great gift to give any cook on your gift list or a wedding gift for a special bride.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a 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.”

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