Day by Day Through the Gospel of John Book Review

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Day by Day Through the Gospel of John is a compilation of 365 devotions and meditations written in the second half of the nineteenth century by Charles Spurgeon, Alexander Maclaren, Joseph Parker, Hudson Taylor and others, edited by Lance Wubbels.

These meditations of insights go verse by verse through the gospel of John. While not all of the verses in John are covered in Day by Day Through the Gospel of John, most are. Some of the verses are covered by several authors.

As with any compilation, there were some authors’ styles I resonated with more than others. One thing which could be said for each devotion, regardless who wrote it, is the meditations in Day by Day Through the Gospel of John are not light or quick reads. Each of the devotions requires the reader invest thoughtfulness into the reading.

Have you read this book? If so, what was your impression of it?

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Sandy

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Bethany House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.

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You’ve Got This Book Review

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

You’ve Got This (because God’s got you) by KariAnne Wood is a tiny book filled with 52 powerful devotions full of scripture, short stories, and prayers written to uplift and encourage.

Just my kind of book.

In her devotion titled, “Hello Goliath”, KariAnne tells of a time her son’s baseball team was scoreless until he hit a home run. She emphasized the fact baseball “seeds” planted over years of games led to that particular harvest.

What I appreciated from this particular devotion, is the following:

Sometimes the harvest isn’t for us. Sometimes we sow seeds, not knowing if they’ll ever grow … sometimes we never see the seeds bloom. But that doesn’t mean we stop planting. We simply need to plant and water and nurture our seeds in the soil of today.

And trust in the god who’s got tomorrow.

 

If you could use a bit of daily encouragement, and who couldn’t? then pick up You’ve Got This (because God’s got you).

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Sandy

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Burden of Proof Book Review

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

If you enjoy fast-paced Christian romantic suspense with characters, twists, and turns that keep you guessing until the final chapter, then DiAnn Mills’ Burden of Proof  is the book for you.

Filled with likable, as well as despicable, characters Burden of Proof tells the story of FBI hostage negotiator, April Ramos, and her kidnapper, Jason Snyder, as they work together to solve a murder in a small east Texas town run by a corrupt sheriff.

After a strange woman thrusts an infant into April’s arms and runs off, Jason shows up demanding she turn the child over to him.

Jason seems sincere, but should April actually trust a fugitive accused of murdering his best friend while he’s pointing a gun at her?

In a town filled with secrets, April must rely on all her skills to discover the truth, while Jason works hard to prove his innocence and find the real murderer.

When I began Burden of Proof, I didn’t expect to get hooked on the story so fast, but I sure enough did. I imagine you will too, as you follow the twists and turns DiAnn so expertly weaves throughout April and Jason’s story.

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Sandy

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Silencing Insecurity Book Review

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

In Donna Gibbs’ book, Silencing Insecurity, she exposes the thieves of our identity, uncovers the problems those thieves leave behind, and looks at the messes individuals in Scripture found themselves in because of identity theft.

As a licensed Christian counselor, Donna wrote Silencing Insecurity from that point of view. It is not a quick or easy read you can skim over and expect to understand. It is a book that needs to be read thoughtfully to obtain the encouragement and guidance each page holds. Because psychology is an interest of mine, this was not a problem for me. For others, it might be.

The first part of the book covers typical things that impact our sense of identity and looks at how Satan works hard to steal from us.

The second section explores how false beliefs create unnecessary challenges regarding our mind, emotions, and relationships, as well as spirituality and life development.

The final section centers on the Audience of One – God. It shows why he is worthy of our dependence and is the one who defines our identity.

Each chapter contains a set of questions at the end for personal reflection and application. Like I mentioned earlier, if you are serious about working through issues which push you toward feelings of insecurity, you shouldn’t rush through these.

The appendix contains four pages of Scripture Truths for a Secure Identity for when you experience rejection, feel unworthy or not good enough, feel shame or regret your past, feel all alone, are overwhelmed, feel broken, fear the future, or when you need to be reminded you are free.

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Sandy

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Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids Book Review

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids by Sandy Silverthorne is written for the 6-12 year old range. So why, you might ask, would I request this 138 page gem from Revell? Because sometimes, you just need to read something that brings a smile to your face, and a giggle to your lips. And that’s exactly what this book of jokes, riddles, and puns does. It reminds me of the days Pie and I read similar books, and groaned over the corniness of it all when he was in elementary school. Perfect.

Do you like jokes? Here’s one for you.

A dad and his son were out driving.

Dad: Oh no! I just went through that stop sign.

Son: Don’t worry. The police car behind us did the same thing.

Here’s a riddle for you.

Q: What would happen if you threw blue tennis into the Red sea?

A: They’d get wet.

Or how about books found in Emily Biddle’s Bookmobile such as Why Christy Walked to School by Mr. Buss.

Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids is a fun, quick read children will love and read over and over and over.

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I wish you well.

Sandy

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