Tag Archive | Christian Authors

A Light On The Hill

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I normally do not read Biblical Fiction, but I am now hooked and will be reading every book of Connilyn Cossette’s moving forward. The author is an incredible wordsmith as she weaved individual characters stories in a story that will keep you up well into the night. Although the book is fiction, the author writes in such a way that will pull any reader in, no matter what their religion is. The theme weaved throughout the book reminds us how Jesus provides safety for all who come to Him for refuge from any sin and the punishment that follows.

Moriyah was kidnapped and taken to Jericho where she was branded on her cheek before she was rescued. From that point forward, she kept her face covered with a veil and did not stray from home, she was afraid that others would judge her and shame her family. When her father informs her that he found a man to marry, she was quite surprised especially when Raviv, only wants to marry for the dowry and is not a kind person. To honor her dad, Moriyah decides to prepare a special meal for her husband to be and his sons. Something terrible happens and she now has to flee and head for a sanctuary city to save her life and receive a fair trial. Through out this, Moriyah thought that Jesus had left her only to find out He has been with her through this trial.

 

A Light on the Hill is an example of love and God’s mercy. Just like Moriyah, the main character in the book, who hid behind a veil, we also tend to hide behind things for fear of judgement from others. Through mercy and God’s grace, Moriyah overcomes her fear and becomes the shining light that Jesus wants her to be. This book is a must read, be ready to go on a journey. Without Jesus, nothing is possible. He is always with us through thick and thin!

I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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Sharing Jesus Without Freaking Out

Just get out there and share Jesus. The heartbeat of the book is to love Jesus. God has already equipped us to share, Sharing Jesus shows us that we just need to speak to people and not be afraid to do so. I highly recommend this book.

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What an amazing book! Convicted was about two men from two different walks of life, Andrew Collins, a cop who let his ego get to him and operates like the law does not pertain to him and Jameel McGee, an innocent man who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. They both land up in prison and start on a journey together neither envisioned when they started their day. One that saw suffering first hand, but yet the first one to forgive the police officer. A true story of hope, forgiveness, redemption, love, truth. Both land up in prison, once released they are faced with accepting responsibility for their actions and from that they rediscover what forgiveness really is in a racially divided city. God uses situation we are all in to get our attention and protect us.

HOW TO HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD

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The bible comes alive only when we actively obey it. The word of God is as powerful as the four words “Let there be light” ¬†Have you heard God’s WHISPER TODAY?IMG_9582.JPGfrom HOW TO HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD.

 

A Matter Of Trust-Susan May Warren

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A Matter of Trust is the third book in the Montana Rescue series. A definite page turner, packed with action and full of faith. A Matter of Trust focused on Ty and Gage who are part of the PEAK rescue team and in a dire situation in beautiful, snowy Glacier National Park.

We are introduced to Gage andd Ella’s story in book one, book three shares background on Ty. Ms. Warren did an excellent job bringing in details from the first book.

Gage and Ella dance around each other, dealing with their past, and learning that forgiveness and honesty free them up to start over. They encouraged each other to believe in God’s grace and love. It teaches us as well to learn to trust Him through thick and thin. I love how Ms. Warren uses faith, love, grace and mercy in each of the books.

One of many favorite quote’s that applies to everyone:
“… don’t base God’s love or desire to help you on your opinion of yourself. Base it on who God says he is.”

I highly recommend this series starting with Book One. Carve out some time, once you start reading, it will be hard to put the book down. I pray and hope that the next book in the series comes out soon.

Freedom’s Ring-Heidi Chiavaroli

 

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Freedom’s Ring, by Heidi Chiavaroli, is one of those novels that once you start will be hard to put down. Love and forgiveness is a theme throughout the book. A journey into past and present that inspires and encourages the reader. I decided to read Freedom’s Ring because the Boston Bombing in 2015 is close to home. The author did an awesome job intertwining Boston, 2015 with Boston 1770. The Boston Massacre sparked the American Revolution; the Boston Marathon bombing set a city on edge. Both became the proof of where true strength lies.

She tells the stories of Liberty, whose brother was killed in the Massacre; and Anaya, a runner who was injured in the bombing.

Boston 2015: When Anaya was injured in the bombing, a man wearing who was wearing a Red Sox sweatshirt took her to safety, and gave her a ring. After she recovered, she looked for the man, but could not find him. When her mother calls her to tell her that her sister may be moving to England, Anaya decides to make contact with her sister and her niece. Anaya’s sister is bitter about Anaya’s desertion of her family.

Boston 1770: Liberty traveled to Boston to search for her brother. She has no money, no means of support, and no idea where her brother is. A compassionate “Lobster Back” offers her a job as his housekeeper. When she finally finds her brother, she’s somewhat afraid to tell him who she works for, even though, her employers politics don’t compare to hers. A couple of weeks later, Liberty’s brother, James, was the first fatality.

This is the author’s first book and was true to form. Looking forward to future books. Love all the historical facts that Heidi added and felt like I was walking through Boston. The antique ring connects both Liberty and Anaya.

Thank you Tyndale House Publishers for sending an Advance Readers Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.