Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Book Review of Father Cry: Healing Your Heart and the Hearts of Those You Love by Billy Wilson

I recently read the book Father Cry: Healing Your Heart and the Hearts of Those You Love by Billy Wilson. This book brings attention to the need for spiritual mothers and fathers.  There are so many children growing up fatherless and/or motherless. Wilson calls the readers attention to the need for Christians to be those spiritual mothers and fathers, to truly love a child like our Father in Heaven loves us and to guide those children. Wilson shares about his own journey through life, as well as stories from others.  Wilson also talks about things being passed from generation to generation.  We need to be sure we are arming the younger generation with the knowledge they need to pass on to the next generation...this includes the love and words of Jesus Christ.

I do have to admit that I found parts of this book hard to get through, but there are many parts of the book that were easy and quick to read. Wilson definitely touched a topic that needs to be brought to the attention of every mother, father, teacher, grandfather, grandmother, etc. It is so important to remember that not every child has a person that is leading him or her spiritually, and we need to step up and be there for those children in those situations.

*I received this book from Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review.*

Book Review of The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann

I recently read The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann.  The Breath of Dawn mainly focuses on the relationship between Morgan Spencer and Quinn Reilly.  Morgan and his daughter, Livie are living with his brother, sister-in-law and nephew at their ranch after the death of his wife, Jill.  Quinn is hiding from someone she testified against, sending them to prison.  She is cleaning out the estate next to the ranch.  Morgan and Quinn become friends, and when Quinn runs into some trouble, he does something very unexpected to help her.  
I didn't realize that this book is actually the third Heitzmann has written that involves the Spencer family.  With that said, the first two books are really not necessary when it comes to this book.  The story is one of its own, and the characters are well developed.  Although the story line did start out a bit slow, I did find it to get a lot more interesting as I read more, and I didn't want to put it down.  If you like romance mixed with suspense, you will definitely want to pick up this book.  

*I received this book for free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.*