Saturday, January 18, 2014

Forgiveness by Matthew West

Book Title: Forgiveness

Author: Matthew West

Publish Date: July 23, 2013

Genre:  Christian Nonfiction Inspirational

Similar Author:  Max Lucado

Find It Here: Amazon (affiliate link)

Plot (from Goodreads):  Whether giving or receiving, forgiveness is "the "key toward true healing and blessing.

God says there are no limits to forgiveness toward others or ourselves. And when Matthew West set out on a journey asking people to share their true life stories, Renee shared about how she chose to forgive the drunk driver who hit and killed her daughter.

This remarkable story and others like it bring peace and healing to the one needing and the ones giving forgiveness. Fifty powerful stories share forgiveness through divorce, betrayal, addiction, abandonment, death, and more. Each story ties into the promises of God's faithfulness and healing, and ends with the story of God's ultimate forgiveness through the message of salvation.

Why I Read this Book: I received this book as part of a giveaway from the publisher.


This is a great book that includes testimony from several people who wrote to Matthew West about how forgiveness affected their lives. It also includes parts that are written by Matthew West, the famous Contemporary Christian artist. These parts include scripture and quotes from other people that help to back up the biblical teachings that West presents in this book.  This book has made me more thankful for the forgiveness that I receive daily from Jesus and has also made me more aware that I need to daily forgive others just like Jesus does for me.

Final Statements

Recommended Reading Age:  Any

Overall Rating:  5/5

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Review of Kindle with 6" Display


Today, I will be reviewing the Kindle that I received from my Mom and step-Dad for Christmas.  I asked for the cheapest Kindle because I already had a tablet, but did not enjoy the Kindle apps as much as I enjoyed the previous Kindle that I had.  I received the Kindle with the 6" display, wifi and the special offers (as pictured on the left).  The offers only appear on the home page and during the sleep mode, so they do not bother you when you are reading.


  • Lightweight
  • Adjustable Font Size
  • No Glare even in the Sunlight
  • Easy on the Eyes
  • Long Battery Life
  • Super Thin

  • No Backlight

Overall Review

I honestly have found no disadvantages to this Kindle other than not having a backlight.  I love that this Kindle can be easily read in a car (compared to other version that caused some eye strain).  The font is so easy on the eyes and does not cause me to have headaches like staring at a computer screen for long periods of time does.  I would recommend this to readers of any age!  It is perfect for what I wanted: an e-reader without all the hassle of a tablet.

Rating: 5/5

Find It Here: 
Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers (Black) (Affiliate Link)