Wednesday, April 6, 2011Book Review of Coach Wooden by Pat Williams
I must say this is one of the best books I have ever read, and I am humbled that tWednesday, April 6, 2011Book Review of Coach Wooden by Pat Williams
I must say this is one of the best books I have ever read, and I am humbled that there was ever a man who used Basketball to touch so many young men's lives, both on and off the court! A Christian man, father, coach, son, and husband who tried to apply seven basic principles,(given to him by his father) to his life and lives that he touched.
On a simple piece of paper laid seven principles that Coach Wooden's father had given him during his eighth grade graduation. Coach carried that paper in his wallet until the day he died. It was so aged, that you couldn't even read it anymore, but he carried it anyways.
The book aligns itself and goes into detail with examples and idea's on how to be successful at it. The seven principles: Be True to Yourself Help others Make Friendships a fine art Drink Deeply from good books, especially the Bible. Make each day your masterpieces. Build a shelter against a rainy day by the life you live. Give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
I enjoyed reading this book immensely and I recommend it to every one in all stages in life. This book was given to me complimentary from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for an honest book review. ...more
If you want an intense book, and prefer to stay up late at night, this is the book for you. The book is similar to "ThThe Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh
If you want an intense book, and prefer to stay up late at night, this is the book for you. The book is similar to "The Titanic" in time and concept, but still has a flow of its own. I enjoyed reading The Deepest Waters, and up until this point, was not familiar with Dan Walsh's books.
The scene is in 1857, and the plot is the boats shipwreck, including separation of men from the woman and children. John and Laura Foster, whom were newlyweds were on their way to New York City, when the S.S. Vandervere started to sink.
The ship that came to assist the S.S. Vandervere could only accommodate 103 passengers, so Laura Foster was put on the ship having to leave her new husband behind.
The survivors face an ordeal of getting to shore, running out of food, sickness, and the cold but in the end, it is well worth it. I am stopping here because I do not want to spoil the ending for you.
If you love historical fictions, this is definitely a must to add to your library.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review...more
Sunday, April 24, 2011Dawn of A Dream by Ann Shorey
If you love a good Christian, Historical Fiction you are going to love this book. Ann Shorey is onSunday, April 24, 2011Dawn of A Dream by Ann Shorey
If you love a good Christian, Historical Fiction you are going to love this book. Ann Shorey is one of the best authors in this genre, that I have ever read!
The setting is in 1857 when newlywed Luellen O'Connell settles in her new house, and prepares to start her life with her new husband of one month. Having not even completely unpacked her Hope Chest, she is shocked to hear her new husbands words, he is leaving her and moving to Chicago. While her family is busy planning the wedding of her little sister, Luellen begins to think of her opportunities. She could stay in town, and make up a story as to why her husband is no longer there, or pack her things and do what she always desired to do, attend college!
As Luellen begins her new life, she still has old beginnings. While she is meeting new people, and making new friends,with hopes of a new love interest: she must properly address her secrets from her past.u
This book will leave you with wanting more of a series, but yet the conclusion is complete. I think you will enjoy this book, and I recommend it to all.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Look for this book in your local bookstores....more