Thursday, March 6, 2014

What Is Your Lower Story?



Thank you to Eagles Landing First Baptist for providing me with a copy of this book.  The Story by Randy Frazee and Max Lucado is currently studied at my church.  The
question that Randy poses throughout the book is:  What is the lower story?  Or what is the Upper Story?

The Lower story refers to life circumstances that we see every day.  What are you dealing with currently?  Each chapter tells the story of the many people mentioned in the bible.  Then at church we go through the video and Randy discusses it further.

The Upper Story is what God is how his plan affects us.   There may be a greater story that we are not aware of as we progress through the lower story.  

You can get many different versions of this book.  In other words you can choose the translation that works best for you.  This book accompanies different translations of the bible.  The chapters take you from Genesis and creation to Revelations.  The chapters focus is to take a book of the bible and tell a narrative and introduce you to the main characters. 

My Thoughts:

I liked this book!  I thought it offered a fresh approach to how we view the bible.  I love studying the bible with fresh prospective.  Randy will challenge you to seek a fresh prospective and apply it to your life. 

The only negative for me was sometimes the length of the chapters.  I was curious to see how they would want to cover them.   

A book worth checking it!

Rating:

4/5

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

You Never Know What Might Happen!



Saving Saffron Sweeting by Pauline Wiles is a great story to share.  You never know
what opportunity might come your way.   She has a witty story to share. 

Synopsis:

Grace is excited that she finally has a job for her interior design business, in the USA.  This job is decorating the bedroom of her husband’s colleague.  The only problem is this colleague has designs on Grace’s husband.   She is led to believe that they had an affair.  So back to England she goes but where to wallow? Jenna her best friend one night settles on Saffron Sweeting.  All of the sudden she finds herself with a job at an estate agency.  Grace suddenly has great opportunities that she would never have dreamed of.  Will Grace be ready?  Will her husband find her?

My Thoughts:

Saving Saffron Sweeting is a charming story full opportunity and humor.  What event might lead you to change your life?  Some of the circumstances that Grace has to deal with brings are heart breaking.  Many could identify with her circumstances. This novel might appeal to who are down on their luck especially in the job market.    This particular novel reminds me of when I was struggling with finding a job and a piece of advice my father would give me.  I feel that he and Emelia would be on the same page.  You never know what might happen? 

The story revolves around both California in the United States and England.  More specifically the village of Saffron Sweeting.  I love how the author brought in the historical significance of the village.   

The only negative for me was at times the narration of the audiobook.  Overall I enjoyed the book and would highly recommend!

Rating:

4.5/5

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Virtual Nightstand by March 2, 2014

Good afternoon!  This week on Writer's Corner we have giveaways and reviews.  I will also preview what is happening in May.  I have received most of the ARCS and there will be more to come.  Don't miss the Jessica Gordon giveaway.

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Here are the books on my nightstand:

The December Bride by Denise Hunter,  Time Flies by Claire Cook, Bella Summer by Michelle Gorman, Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Bay by Kelly Harms, Wild Roses by Robert J. Ellisberg, Backlash by Lynda LaPlante, and the Whole Enchilada by Diana Mott Davidson.