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Angel Song by Sheila Walsh & Kathryn Cushman

It’s time for more book reviews! While I’ve grown to love non-fiction books in the recent years, I still turn to fiction novels every once in a while. On my reading list this month was Angel Song, a novel by Sheila Walsh & Kathryn Cushman. Women would love this book: it has the quintessential combination of heart, heartache, happiness, and hope. In the book, the main character is Ann Fletcher, a typical New York career woman. She’s an in-demand home...

It's the best time of the year to buy books…and I can help you save money while you shop!

Ever since I was a kid, there were three events of the year that I always looked forward to: Christmas, my birthday, and the Manila International Book Fair. This year’s book fair begins today (Wednesday, September 15) and ends on Sunday (September 19) and in line with this, I’m so excited because I have some great prizes and special offers (w/something FREE) up for grabs! In a moment, I’ll tell you how you can avail of these. The Greatest Advice I was inspired...

Find Your Strongest Life by Marcus Buckingham + my Tell Me Thursday answers

Yesterday, I asked some Tell Me Thursday questions, which have to do with my book review for today (if you’re a woman, you definitely want to hear about this book). But before I get into that, I promised to share my own answers: 1) My favorite toy when I was a kid: My Care Bear Wish Bear. I loved the Care Bears and I thought they were real. Whenever I was on a plane ride, I would sit by the window...

Plan B by Pete Wilson

One of the best books I read while I was on this trip is a book called Plan B. At the end of this post, I will tell you how you can have a chance to get a copy of this book for free (if you reside in Metro Manila)! Here’s the gist of the book: I love how God’s timing is always perfect. When I first got this book, I wasn’t in the mood to read it, but when...

BOOK REVIEW: Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young

I haven’t read a devotional in a while, and I miss having one. One of the reasons why I was able to get into reading the Bible was because of reading devotionals. My first devotional gave me an introduction to God’s heart when my mind couldn’t quite process yet the words I was reading in the Bible. Ultimately, it led me to open up my Bible more and more until it became a habit I now can’t live without. :)...

2 + 2: Two Books, Two Blog Posts

I like reading. Whether it’s reading a book or reading a blog, I eat up words the way I drink coffee. I don’t really know what I meant by that, but it makes sense to me. I love coffee. That being said, let me tell you about two books that I’ve read recently. 1) Through Painted Deserts by Donald Miller Donald Miller’s one of my favorite authors. He’s the New York Times bestselling author of Blue Like Jazz. Until this...

Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

I am such a bookworm, I get excited every time I get a new book. This time around, I decided to review something that some people would view as different from my usual fare…but I just couldn’t resist. I think it’s the geek in me. :) I love the Bible, and I love getting deeper into it by learning more about it. Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts got me excited when I saw it, because when I...

NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

If you ask me, as much as I love hundreds of books and movies, I still believe the Bible holds the greatest stories in history. The problem for me is that there are far too many stories for me to keep track of (I can’t remember where to find them all!). Enter the NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible collection. In theory, it sounded like a good addition to my little library: all the greatest stories of the Bible in...

Best books I read in 2009

What can I say, I love reading books! Last year, I did a list of the best books that I read in 2008, so I figured I’d do it again. And this year, I’ll add something extra…I’ll be giving away one book to one lucky winner! Find out how to join at the end of this post. So without further ado, here’s my list for 2009! ONE MONTH TO LIVE by Kerry & Chris Shook Why it’s on my list:...

Seaside Letters by Denise Hunter

I love reviewing books, so I’m taking a break today from my “How to Love Your Life” series. I used to love reading ‘chick lit’ (that’s ‘chick literature’, FYI). Back in 2002, when I would go through a new book every week, Sophie Kinsella (of Shopaholic series fame) was a staple on my bookshelf. Nowadays, my bookshelves are filled with Lucado, Maxwell, Zacharias—barely any fiction there at all. Do I miss it sometimes? Of course I do! So when an...

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

I don’t know about you, but when I was kid, I wanted my life to be a fairy tale. I think most boys wanted to their lives to be an action-adventure movie. Bottom line is that I think we all just wanted to be living great stories. However, as we grew up, some of us found ourselves living horror stories…or just horribly boring ones. If anything I said resonated with you, then you will love Donald Miller‘s new book, A...

Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

I’m on a [reading] roll! In marriage, is love really enough? Now that’s a common question, don’t you think? Having grown up in a broken home, I always thought that a good marriage was something only found in fairy tales. I was pleased to find out later on that a good, strong, faithful, and godly marriage can actually be a reality. But I always wondered, how is it possible? Do people just get lucky? Does it depend on how attractive...

Fearless by Max Lucado

Do you find yourself perpetually living under a dark cloud, feeling depressed and defeated? Or do you often feel like you’re stuck in quicksand–overwhelmed and nearly paralyzed? Chances are, you’ve been hit by the big, bad wolf called FEAR. You may not recognize it, because sometimes it calls itself WORRY, ANXIETY, DOUBT, or INSECURITY. But no matter what you call it or what it looks like, it’s fear, and it’s ruthless in coming after you, unless you’re able to discover...

Best books I read in 2008

This year, I’m so grateful that God gave me more time to read, and He also kept providing for me so that I can keep reading new books (hooray!) :) I’ve been blessed by what I’ve read in these books, so I decided to share a list of some of the books that I really enjoyed this year. Here they are in no particular order: A WOMAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART by Elizabeth George Why it’s on my list: I was reading this during...