Christian Women

Book Review: God is Able

God is Able with TemplatePriscilla Shirer

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

Pages: 176

Price: $8:18

ISBN: 978-1433681912

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God is Able studies Ephesians 3:20-21:

Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory  in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

Paul wrote Ephesians 3:20-21 when he was imprisoned, it seems more likely that he would write a liturgy to his suffering as David did in many Psalms. Instead, Paul found hope in God apart from his circumstances.

I reviewed a book by author Priscilla Shirer several years ago, published by Moody Press--publisher of learned treatises on Christian truth. I found that book, though valuable and useful, a little dry.

But Moody editors must have removed her personality. God Is Able gives a glimpse of an attractive woman who lives her faith. She writes as she probably speaks.The reader will find no dryness here.

She understands discouragement and trouble, but has come through it more in love with Christ than in all her life as a preacher‘s daughter. God is Able is not self-help. If you follow these five steps it will all be fixed. There isn’t a single step to follow (unless you count turning your life completely over to God).

I came away from God Is Able encouraged, and determined to pray bigger to a bigger God than any of us can imagine.

One point of  disagreement; it has become fashionable to stick the title in the middle of the page with no other decoration and call it a cover. I miss the days of beautiful covers. There is no reason to choose this book in a bookstore.

Priscilla Shirer is the daughter of Dr. Tony Evans and a busy writer and speaker in her own right.

 

I received this book from the author's representative. I have not met the author and I receive no pay for any review. This is my opinion.


Couponing for the Rest of Us

CouponingKasey Knight Trenum

Subtitle: The Not-So-Extreme Guide to Saving More

Publisher: Revell

Pages: 192

Price: $12.99

ISBN: 978-0800722067

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Kasey Knight Trenum runs a couponing site called Time 2 Save Time 2 Give. This book covers the ways those who don’t want to fill their basements can live better through couponing. Don’t confuse her methods with a ho-hum way to grab some coupons at the last minute and run to the store. It takes work and planning. 

Unlike the extreme couponers who clog checkout lines with $500 of merchandise, proudly whipping out $5 at the end, Kasey advises shopping to cover three months. She says sales return about that often.

The information is excellent and Kasey’s friendly personality shines through. The one problem is too much information in the first 67 pages. She used too many pages to sell couponing. 

Kasey approaches couponing from a clear Christian slant. Much of her couponing goes to giving.  

Worth the price. Those pinched by the economy will find it a useful handbook.

I received this book through NetGalley. I do not receive pay for any book I review and I do not know the author. This review is my honest opinion.