I Declare War

I Declare War: Four Keys to Winning the Battle with Yourself by Levi Lusko

Wow, wow, wow.

I can’t even begin to explain this book.  It’s complex, it’s simple, it’s humorous, it’s serious.  It’s raw and real and honest.  Levi strips away the masks we like to hide behind, and gets down to business.  I smiled and laughed at some of his personal stories; they drew me in and I couldn’t put this book down.

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Tori Kelly: Hiding Place

This week I’m super excited to share with you all a CD that I was invited to review! It’s the latest from Tori Kelly, a girl who was on American Idol and who I’ve come to recognize from seeing her singing at Christmas Day parades and events.

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Guest Post: MaryLu Tyndall

Today on the blog, I am so excited to be hosting one of my favorite authors! I fell in love with MaryLu Tyndall’s writings around 6 years ago when I found her pirate series.  She writes wonderful historical romances that have strong inspirational themes of faith.  If you love Pirates of the Caribbean, you’ll love her books! Today, she is talking about how her faith influences her creativity.

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Guest Post: Micah

Today’s guest blogger is by a dear friend of mine and my sisters’.  We’ve grown up with this girl and her writings and photography inspires me.  Recently, she got baptized and her testimony made me cry–I’d lived it alongside her! I’m so proud to see her turning her trials into testimony and overcoming.  Be sure to follow her on Instagram to see all of her great photos!  Continue reading “Guest Post: Micah”

Choosing Your Chains (7/22)

I so look forward to every week at church, but this week especially because the presence of God was so evident through YTHX at Elevation this week, building up to this week’s message from our own Pastor Steven Furtick!

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The Armor of God

A friend of mine asked me how to put on the Armor of God, and when I began responding to her, a prayer just flew out of my fingertips onto the keyboard, and when it was finished I saw that it was good and wanted to share it with you all today.

I responded to her, “For me, ‘putting on the Armor of God’ is just praying something like this: Continue reading “The Armor of God”

A Noble Servant

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The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson is yet another fairytale retelling, but these never get old! This one is loosely based off the story of the Goose Girl, as you may be able to tell from the cover.  Speaking of which, I really like this cover.  The model’s long, blond hair reminds me of Buttercup from The Princess Bride, and the golden lettering is just so pretty.  I also love that you can tell which fairytale it’s based off of by the cover, as most times it’s very hard to figure that out until you read it with other Dickerson works.

As for the story itself, I really enjoyed it.  A few of Dickerson’s last works didn’t “float my boat”, but this one did.  I was hooked by the plot and was cheering for the main characters.  I appreciated the instances of prayer and belief in God, and that there seemed to be more of them in this book than in some of the author’s other works, but I didn’t think that they flowed into the story very smoothly.  Overall, I would highly recommend Dickerson’s fairytale books to tween and teenage girls who want an exciting, romantic, clean, and inspirational story that they can learn from and feel as if they are in some far-off castle at the same time.

Thank you to Thomas Nelson and Net Galley for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review.  All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.

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