Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Reunion

Reunion by Bruxy Cavey

I was looking forward to reading this book the moment I heard about it! As a minister's wife, I know the struggles my husband has in the church, and anything that could give either of us insight on reaching the people of today's world is something that I want to get my hands on!
To start with, while I did find the book incredibly interesting, and very insightful, I didn't 100% agree with everything the author wrote about, that number though was very small, and most of his points and insights were right on., I did find that he had many great points, and really highlighted the idea of who Jesus was/is, I really did enjoy learning quite a bit from him! I really appreciated his incredibly straightforward approach to explaining Jesus, and how to follow him. As someone inside the "Christian" universe, I find i'm too just so tired of the religiosity of our (universal) churches. I loved the real "Bare bones" approach that Bruxy Cavey had, there wasn't a lot of fluff or "Christian" lingo involved in his explanations, but such a simple and honest approach that I really could appreciate.
I would really encourage people to get their hands on this book, I think at the very least, it'll open our eyes on how the world views us, and how we might start reaching a world that's so tired of trite answers. So I'm giving this book a high recommendation, and passing that recommendation on to my husband and church library!!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Words of Grace



I really quite loved this little book, during a very difficult time in my life, I found it to be a calming exercise to just focus on a simple act of colouring, and also to read the devotional and focus on the Word of God made all the difference for me.
I appreciated that the devotionals were simple, they were written in a way that was easy to understand and their length made it easy to find time to add the devotional to my day. The art was well done, and easy to colour in. While I'm not always a huge fan of the adult colouring books (I find them too involved most of the time, and the amount of work to finish one makes me feel more stress not less!) I loved this little book, it was the perfect size! To be able to sit down and colour in a page and do the devotional in one sitting was a great way for me to de-stress at the end of a long day.
I would really recommend this book, its writing is insightful and calming, and the artwork was easy to colour and very well done. All around it was a great book!!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc."