Saturday, March 11, 2017

For the Love

I received a copy of For the Love by Jen Hatmaker from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The majority of our joys, struggles, thrills, and heartbreaks relate to people, beginning first with ourselves and then the people we came from, married, birthed, live by, live for, go to church with, don't like, don't understand, fear, struggle with, compare ourselves to, and judge. People are the best and worst thing about the human life.
Jen Hatmaker knows this all too well, and so she reveals how to practice kindness, grace, truthfulness, vision, and love to ourselves and those around us. By doing this, For the Love leads our generation to re-imagine Jesus' grace as a way of life, and it does it in a funny yet profound manner that Christian readers will love. Along the way, Hatmaker shows readers how to reclaim their prophetic voices and become Good News again to a hurting, polarized world.

Jen Hatmaker is one of the most down to earth and honest authors I read books by.  She has a way of getting to the heart of the matter with humor and humility.  We're all human and she proves it with her true life examples of mistakes and positives from her life.  If you want to learn about how to practice kindness, grace and love others this is the book for you.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Tangled Webs

I received a copy of Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
After a disastrous Middle East mission ends his six-year Army Ranger career, Finn McGregor needs some downtime. A peaceful month in the woods sounds like the perfect way to decompress. But peace isn't on the agenda once he crosses paths with publishing executive Dana Lewis, a neighbor who is nursing wounds of her own. Someone seems bent on disrupting her stay in the lakeside cabin she inherited from her grandfather. As Finn and Dana work together to discover who is behind the disquieting pranks, the incidents begin to take on a menacing tone. And when it becomes apparent Dana's foe may have deadly intent, Finn finds himself back in the thick of the action--ready or not.
This was a really good book.  I didn't realize when I got it that it was the final book in the Men of Valor series, so I got the first 2 books to read before I read this one.  Finn McGregor has been through a horrific fight for his life and has moved to the woods to try to sort everything out.  When he's woken in the middle of the night to the sound of a woman screaming he realizes that he has a neighbor.  Dana has come to the cabin her grandfather left her to escape the nightmares of her past.  Can Finn and Dana work together to each get past their fears?