Monday, September 19, 2011

Bzz About The Help

This a message for Bzz Agent King Bee Jono,

I'm not sure how "dope" my post needs to be, but know this....Being a mother of 3, I need "THE HELP" and by reading this book it may just be the kind of "HELP" I need! In the evening after my kids are all in bed, I like to read a good book. Any kind of book that can "HELP" me wind down after a long days work of homeschooling and house cleaning, and all those other jobs I sometimes don't get "HELP" with. It would be a great "HELP" if you were able to choose me for this campaign! I haven't even seen "THE HELP" in theaters because I haven't read the book yet. It is a good "HELP" to read the book first because there are less time restraints so you get the full story. When making the movie it doesn't "HELP" that they have to shrink it down into a couple hours or less. They leave out information that could possibly "HELP" the story become better. I'm sure the movie is awesome, but I still would LOVE to read"THE HELP!"

In need of "HELP"
Bzz Agent Michele Aguilar

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Confession Started It All

A pastor of a large congregation was doing his daily work in the office. Trying to get inspired for his next sermon he would preach that Sunday. They received a visitor from a dying man who insisted on speaking with the pastor. There, the confession was given. Travis had to tell someone. There was a kid on Death Row because of him. Donte's execution was a week away and Travis had to help in some way. The question is was he trying to help Donte or himself. Travis was out on parole and couldn't leave the county,  but maybe this nice pastor could help him.
The first John Grisham book I ever read was "The Client." I loved it and was very excited to read another John Grisham novel. It took me only 2 days to read this book. I usually just read and review Christian genre books, but I was sent this one for a Bzz Agent Campaign. It ended up still having Christianity in it, but it definitely won't help your walk with God. I got really involved with the story's characters. Here is a pastor trying to do the right thing to save a young man. He's traveling illegally with a criminal who has admitted to killing someone. Travis tells the pastor he is dying of a tumor and could be dead any day now. I think Travis just wanted to see his victim one last time, and he was able to talk the pastor into taking them. I was really upset with the way it ended. I was rooting for a happier ending, I mustr confess. As I read about Donte I remember shouting aloud, "Aw maaaan! What a stupid Governor!" The sad part is this stuff really happens in today's world. Innocent people are incarcerated, and slowly but surely, some are found not guilty with DNA testing. They can't all be saved. This novel gets you thinking about the death penalty and all that goes with it. VERY GOOD BOOK! John Grisham did it again!

I received this book for my Bzz Agent Campaign and this is my opinion.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Very Special Story

I received this book today and I read it to my children right away. Author, Lisa Tawn Bergren, did a great job with this book too! God Gave Us You starts off with a polar bear cub being tucked in for the night. She wasn't sleepy yet so the questions started. "Where did I come from?" My children have asked me that question before, and my answer has always been, Jesus gave you to Mommy and Daddy so we can take care of you and teach you to love Jesus. So, when you grow up and have your own kids you can teach them to love Jesus.  Though Mama Bear tells her she came from God, Little Cub continues with the questions.
She tells the story of her pregnancy. The usual stuff, baby in the belly, it grows big because baby grows big, and then the baby's ready to come out. This story emphasizes to the child that you are with your mama and daddy because God put you there. My 3 yr old wanted to read it herself after I read it to them. She was able to retell the story by picture identification. On the page with the pregnant Mama Bear she read how her tummy got bigger, and bigger, and BIGGER! It was really great to see that. Another great book to add to my kids' library. This is a great book to add to any and every child's library.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah for my honest review.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Already Compromised-A Review

Already Compromised by Ken Ham & Greg Hall starts out with the history of the Ivy League colleges.
*Harvard- Roots were in strong Puritan philosophies, where many of it's grads went on to become clergymen throughout New England.
*Yale- Original purpose was to establish a training center for clergy and political leaders of the colony.
*Princeton- Founded to train ministers for the Presbyterian denomination. This was the "religious capital of Scottish & Irish Americans, helping build the spiritual foundation for the emerging nation of immigrants."
*Dartmouth- Established by Puritan Congregational minister who's desire was "to see a training school for Native Americans so that other Mohegans could be trained to reach their own people with the gospel."
You don't see much of that spiritual legacy today.
So, these authors got together with a research group and questioned leaders at Christian colleges. Their research showed that when it came to the New Testament they were all in agreement with almost everything. Things changed when it came to Old Testament beliefs. This book focused on the differences in beliefs in the book of Genesis. There are graphs and charts included, and what a difference between what the president of the college believes and what the professors believe, and are actually teaching. You can go to to see where the colleges that took the AiG statement of faith are. Ken Ham also states on his website that, "Affirmation of the AiG statement of faith by the school’s president is, of course no guarantee that all professors/textbooks/courses etc., take the same stand on God’s Word including Genesis as they should—but it is a start for parents wanting a short list to research."
Now, this book rather dragged on. I thought I would see a list of specific colleges with what they preach compared to what they teach. I was getting tired of them comparing the same questions in Genesis. It was all about beliefs on Noah and the flood, New earth and Old earth, and 6 literal 24 hour days. Maybe because it will be another 8 years before my oldest is even in college, I found this not the most fun to read. I will need an updated version by then if Jesus hasn't returned yet. When my children do begin college, whether it be a christian or secular establishment, I pray they cling tight their faith and trust in God. I pray they would have the christian world view they are brought up in, and not fall prey to the humanistic views.

I received this book for free from Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing, for my honest review.