Friday, March 25, 2011

Crazy-for-books Book Hop

Good morning, fellow book addicts.  It's that time of the week where I check out the hops next week I'll be
at the Literary Book Hop here    The question this week is "If you could physically put yourself in a book
or series what would it be?" I was going to say James Patterson but someone already put that so to be
unique I am going to say "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet"  I guess I love the idea of living in California in the 80's.   Don't forget to check out the giveaway below this post.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Contest Giveaways:Art and Madness by Anne Roiphe

Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust Without Reason  Wow I have never been so happy to see the Fed Ex guy! I have read the intro and I am
already excited about the story.  For those of you interested in winning a copy I am giving away 2 here are the rules:

1. You must be a follower of this blog to win

2.  This hosted by Doubleday so I can only offer this book to US residents(Sorry Canada checkout
my giveaway next week it will include you guys as well)

3.  Please leave your email address in the comment section of this post the Deadline to enter is
March 29th @midnight.  You will have 48hours to respond or I have to give it away to someone else.

Congradulations: PoCoKat and Sidne you won a copy of "His Other Wife"

His Other Wife: A Novel  Please email me at clsherrard(dot)bookaddict(at)gmail(dot)com so we can Mail out the copies.+

Monday, March 21, 2011

Part Two of "Fall to Grace" by Jay Bakker

No discussion of God's Grace be complete without mentioning the following verse from  Romans 6:1-2
"What shall we say then?Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?Certainly not!How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it"(NKJV)   I am not dondeming thte author's approach to this topic,but I don't remember seeing this verse and ,in my opinon, I think it's vital to include it.  Without it may make receiving God's
Grace the equivalent of getting a Get Out of Jail free card.  Anyone who has played  Monolopy (Yes folks it's
a board game bear with me I am going somewhere with this) knows that besides accumulating  a lot of property,
,collecting $200 when you pass go, the best thing you can get is that "Get Out Of Jail Free Card" simply because
if you landed on the square that says Go To Jail and you had that card you didn't have to go.   Well God's Grace isn't quite like that . If you have already received God's Grace for something you done wrong , it doesn't mean we should abuse it by going out and willfully do the same thing (without any real remorse) and then expect God to forgive you.(I am not talking about people with addictions that is something a little different).  I say this because I have seen people in real life do this and are later totally surprised by the consequences that follow.

Overall I did enjoy this book,but if you are looking for  alot of gory ,intimate details about Jim and Tammy Faye
it's not a memoir so you won't get  much information there.  I did find his writing very honest, provocative and
well organized so I am giving it 3 and a half stars out of 5.  I would like to take this time  thank FaithWords
which is an imprint of Hatchette Book Group for letting me review this  and no I dont get paid to do so.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Crazy-for-books Book Hop

Good morning, fellow book addicts.  It's that time of the week where I check out the hops next week I'll be
at the Literary Book Hop here    The question this week is "If you could physically put yourself in a book
or series what would it be?" I was going to say James Patterson but someone already put that so to be
unique I am going to say "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet"  I guess I love the idea of living in California in the 80's.   Don't forget to check out the giveaway below this post.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Contest Giveaways:Art and Madness by Anne Roiphe

Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust Without Reason  Wow I have never been so happy to see the Fed Ex guy! I have read the intro and I am
already excited about the story.  For those of you interested in winning a copy I am giving away 2 here are the rules:

1. You must be a follower of this blog to win

2.  This hosted by Doubleday so I can only offer this book to US residents(Sorry Canada checkout
my giveaway next week it will include you guys as well)

3.  Please leave your email address in the comment section of this post the Deadline to enter is
March 29th @midnight.  You will have 48hours to respond or I have to give it away to someone else.

Congradulations: PoCoKat and Sidne you won a copy of "His Other Wife"

His Other Wife: A Novel  Please email me at clsherrard(dot)bookaddict(at)gmail(dot)com so we can Mail out the copies.+

Monday, March 21, 2011

Part Two of "Fall to Grace" by Jay Bakker

No discussion of God's Grace be complete without mentioning the following verse from  Romans 6:1-2
"What shall we say then?Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?Certainly not!How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it"(NKJV)   I am not dondeming thte author's approach to this topic,but I don't remember seeing this verse and ,in my opinon, I think it's vital to include it.  Without it may make receiving God's
Grace the equivalent of getting a Get Out of Jail free card.  Anyone who has played  Monolopy (Yes folks it's
a board game bear with me I am going somewhere with this) knows that besides accumulating  a lot of property,
,collecting $200 when you pass go, the best thing you can get is that "Get Out Of Jail Free Card" simply because
if you landed on the square that says Go To Jail and you had that card you didn't have to go.   Well God's Grace isn't quite like that . If you have already received God's Grace for something you done wrong , it doesn't mean we should abuse it by going out and willfully do the same thing (without any real remorse) and then expect God to forgive you.(I am not talking about people with addictions that is something a little different).  I say this because I have seen people in real life do this and are later totally surprised by the consequences that follow.

Overall I did enjoy this book,but if you are looking for  alot of gory ,intimate details about Jim and Tammy Faye
it's not a memoir so you won't get  much information there.  I did find his writing very honest, provocative and
well organized so I am giving it 3 and a half stars out of 5.  I would like to take this time  thank FaithWords
which is an imprint of Hatchette Book Group for letting me review this  and no I dont get paid to do so.

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