This spring has brought many amazing books to the Christian community! Love the awesome books that are coming out right now, and just had to share a few of them with you. Some of these books were provided to me from the publisher for review purposes.
To Win Her Favor
To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander
I have read and enjoyed many of Tamera Alexander’s books (and even worked with her on a launch team for A Beauty So Rare). She was wonderful to work with, but I chose this book only because of how much I love her books. [Side Note: her book Revealed from the Fountain Creek Chronicles contains one of my favorite scenes ever in a book.]
Since I’ve loved so many of Tamera’s books, I was sure I’d love this one as well. And I did.
I love reading about characters who have to overcome so much emotional baggage and guilt. I think because it’s such a beautiful picture of the redeeming grace the Lord offers us. For this reason, I really fell in love with Cullen’s character in this book. Although he had a scandal in his past, his true character shined through in everything he did. I also loved seeing the faith and character of Maggie throughout the story. She is a strong woman and while she wants to do things that women “shouldn’t” do, such as being a talented rider, she is not overbearing with the women’s-lib rhetoric. She just wants to be herself. I loved these characters and enjoyed reading their sweet story.
I would heartily recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian historical books. Also, though this is a stand-alone novel and it’s just as powerful and beautiful on it’s own, it is a part of a series and you won’t want to miss the first one, To Whisper Her Name.
Called to be Amish
Called to be Amish by Marlene Miller
I live in an area with a large Amish population, and I must admit that I am fascinated by the lifestyle. While I don’t agree with all of their teachings, I am drawn to the simple lifestyle. There are times when I have daydreamed about fully committing to off-grid living myself (now to convince my hubby! lol), so I was especially interested in Marlene’s story of officially joining the Old Order Amish. Very few people are welcomed into their lifestyle, and even fewer who actually stay.
I was enthralled by Marlene’s story from the very beginning, maybe because I could relate to so many aspects of it. I grew up in a situation that was difficult as well and I will say that there were some tough moments in reading this book. Her story is very moving, but it’s a wonderful testimony of how the Lord cares for those who He has called.
This book is an inspiring one whether you are attracted to the Amish lifestyle or not, because it’s really a story about God’s grace working through her life even in the tough times. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian non-fiction or memoirs.
Tox-Sick by Suzanne Somers
I’ve been more and more interested in learning about natural medicine, as well as the dangers of toxins and chemicals around us. This book is an eye-opening book with lots of practical tips and advice, coupled with real life stories. Great for anyone interested in learning more about the dangers of the toxins around us–mold, pesticides, processed foods, and more.
The book discusses the rise of so many medical problems and some solutions that everyone can take steps toward implementing.