Wednesday, January 22, 2014
In her new book The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary DeMuth walks through the Lord's prayer phrase by phrase, using it as a map and guide to find healing caused by painful relationships.
Having been in the midst of a painful relationship for the past four year, I am finding the words of hope in this book to be a balm to my soul. First, I must choose to pray. Prayer is an act of worship, and when I choose to worship God through prayer, God invites me into community.
By following the example of prayer God gives us in the Lord's prayer, we cover everything we could possibly need....praise, supplication, repentance and an awareness of who God is.
This is a powerful book full of personal stories and examples of hope. I'm sure I'll find myself coming back to it often.
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Monday, January 6, 2014
Similar to other books in this series, main characters Patrick and Beth are off on another adventure. This time they experience some of the historical events leading up to the Revolutionary War. With both historical figures and fictional characters, this is an exciting tale and a fun way for kids to learn about this time period.
Although this is the 13th book in this series, the story stands alone and can be read and understood without reading the others.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for this review.