Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Max on Life

Book:  Max on Life
Author:  Max Lucado

We have questions. Real, important & challenging questions.  Questions about sex, finances & forgiveness.  Unsettling questions regarding illness, suicide, & eternity.  Don't we crave answers to these queries that tug on the deepest parts of our hearts?

In Max on Life, one of the most trusted pastors & authors of our time takes on life's most important questions.

I am a huge fan of Max Lucado anyways so I always look forward to his next book.

This one didn't disappoint either. 

This is a book FULL of questions from ordinary folks.  All asking questions about every topic you could imagine.  I especially appreciated it because there were questions that I have had myself & also because there were questions that I never even THOUGHT of before...

All the answers, Mr. Lucado brings answers strictly from the Bible - with scriptures to back up his thoughts for his answers.  Some of the answers bring peace, some are in your face, but all of it is from God's breathed Word.

It really does cover so many topics... I think this book is perfect just to have around for when someone may have a question that you cant answer yourself.  This book would be a good "spring board" to find an answer or to lead to another answer that will suffice someone whose asking a question.

This, to me, is a book that needs to just be kept around for a good reference tool...

My Rating:  5 skeins

Friday, July 15, 2011

Money Secrets of the Amish

Book:  Money Secrts of the Amish
Author: Lorilee Craker

When writer Lorilee Craker learned that the Amish are not just surviving but thriving in the economic downturn, she decided to find out why.  What she found out was about a dozed tried & true financials habits the Amish have employed for generations that will make your cash last longer & help you build wealth.  Craker provides tips to
*use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without
*rethink your gift giving
*repurpose, recycle & reuse
*eat like royalty for a peasant's pittance

Who doesnt want more money in today's economic hard times? 

This book is really a good, easy read, easy to digest.

I will say, its not full of anything new or "shocking" - its pretty much basic things that you should already know if you have been trying to cut back on money - but its nice to be reminded.

I did love the interviews & things spoken with the Amish - to see their simple ways that they live by & be reminded that money doesnt buy happiness.

I particularly loved the chapter on gift giving as I think its gotten out of control for most families anymore.  And also, the idea of "recycling" speaks right to my "green" heart!

As a blogger, I also appreciated the sites that were mentioned for ideas - I already saved a couple of them in my favorites to go back & check out their ideas even now.

While the book isnt really tell me anything I didnt already know - it was a nice read, a good reminder & a push to be more careful of my spending  & to be more aware of things I could easily change that would add up in my bank account.

My rating:  3 skeins