Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Woman's Heart for God: Drawing Closer to the Lover of Your Soul by Sheila Cragg

Author: Sheila Cragg

Publish Date:  March 12, 2013

Genre: Christian Nonfiction Inspirational
I received this book from GoodReads First Reads giveaway.

In Depth Analysis

This book is absolutely amazing! It is a great book that has advice that I believe is applicable to any Christian, man and woman alike. It gives great ideas for getting to know the Lord better including making scripture index cards to bring with you throughout the day. It gives great advice about prayer and memorizing scripture. It also discusses how to release your life to the Lord and become closer to Him. I would recommend this to any Christian.  Sheila Cragg gives examples in her life where she has struggled to continue to yearn for learning more about God and she gives advice on how to overcome these road bumps in life.  I really loved this book, but do not want to tell everything that the author talks about.  She says it much more eloquently than I ever could.

Final Statements

Recommended Reading Age:  Any, although the writing style may be more enjoyable to adults

Overall Rating:  5/5

Future Reviews and Reads

I am so excited to announce that I have received my first book from Tyndale Publishing company to review as part of their Tyndale Blog Network.  It came in the mail this week.  It is Saving Casper by Jim Henderson.  Here is the synopsis from GoodReads:

The authors of the popular "Jim and Casper Go to Church" are back! An unlikely friendship began when former pastor Jim Henderson brought atheist Matt Casper with him to visit a series of churches and give his honest feedback on the services. Since then, Casper has spent a "lot" of time deeply engaging with Jim and other Christians. And the burning question on everyone's minds is whether Casper has been saved. In "Saving Casper," Jim and Casper engage in a new conversation about that question. Most Christians have friends like Casper--people who've heard the gospel but still say no--so what happens next? Jim and Casper reveal the surprising answers to questions like: What can an atheist teach us about how to share God with those who don't believe? What have well-meaning Christians said to Casper that has helped--or hurt--their cause? What, if anything, might bring Casper and other nonbelievers to faith . . . and why does Casper say he's closer to God now than ever before? "Saving Casper" is a groundbreaking, game-changing look at evangelism and the "conversion conversation."

I hope to begin reading it soon.  I am currently beginning to read Forgiveness by Matthew West that I received as part of a giveaway from Thomas Nelson Publishers.  I received three copies from them so I get to share this book with two wonderful people.

I am also currently reading The Reason by William Sirls.  It is amazing so far and I cannot wait to read the rest of this Christian Fiction novel about the miracles that arise after a wooden cross in front of a church is hit with lightening.  I received two copies of this as part of a contest in a group that I am a part of on Goodreads (Christian Fiction Devourers).  The author gave out plenty of copies for these contests.

Finally, I have a few books on my shelf that I have won from GoodReads First Reads giveaway that I hope to read soon.  They are The Why of Things by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop, Do What Jesus Did by Robby Dawkins, and Hope Conquers All by Sona Mehring.