Monday, June 11, 2012

Book Review of Need You Now by Beth Wiseman

In Beth Wiseman's book, Need You Now, the reader is introduced the Henderson family - Brad, Darlene, Chad, Grace and Ansley.  When one of their teenagers gets involved with the wrong crowd, Brad and Darlene make the decision to move their family from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas.  The family faces many challenges throughout the book including Darlene working outside the home for the first time, tension in Brad and Darlene's marriage and the secret their daughter, Grace, is keeping.  A quote from the back of the book: "Experience a family’s triumph over lies, betrayal, and loss while still clinging to the One who matters most." 

This book is a very quick read.  The issues that the Henderson family face are real-life issues that many people will be able to relate to.  As much as I liked the book, I feel like the story really could have been more developed.  There were definitely some parts to the story that were lacking.  Although Layla wasn't the main character of the book, she was a key part of it.  I would have liked to see more about her story especially when she reunited with her ex.  I know that Brad's secret from Darlene (and from the reader) was kept that way to keep the reader in suspense, but I still would have liked Wiseman to have that part of the story in the book.  With that said, I would still recommend this book because I didn't want to put it down!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Book Review of Spirit Wars: Winning the Invisible Battle Against Sin and the Enemy by Kris Vallotton

Spirit Wars: Winning the Invisible Battle Against Sin and the EnemyIn Kris Vallotton's book, Spirit Wars: Winning the Invisible Battle Against Sin and the Enemy, he focuses on the idea of spiritual warfare and gives the reader ways that he or she can be victorious in the invisible battle against sin and the enemy.  He also talks about his personal experiences with depression, demonic bondage, torment and deliverance.

First of all, I have to say that this book wasn't what I had expected.  From the description on the back cover, I thought that it would be more of the author's personal story.  However, it is a self help book with some of Vallotton's personal experiences.  With that said, it is a good book, and the fact that Vallotton shared his personal testimony and experiences will give hope to those struggling through the same things (fear, anxiety, depression and much more) if they are to read it.  I think this book has a lot of good information for anyone searching for more about spiritual warfare.

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers for an honest review.