Wednesday, October 19, 2011

3 more book reviews for FaithfulReader.com


FaithfulReader.com has just posted a slew of new book reviews for October. Three of them are reviews written by me. All three come highly recommended, so I want to share them here with you.



 Athena Pappas is the head writer on Stars Collide, one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. But when Vegas comedian Stephen Cosse is brought in to beef up the show's suddenly sagging ratings, she starts to worry about her job. Sparks fly as the competition--and attraction--between the two writers heats up. Athena has never had a problem writing the romances of her characters. So why is her own love life so hard to script?

With humor and a Hollywood-insider viewpoint, Hello, Hollywood! delivers lots of laughs as Athena and Stephen discover that not being in control of the plot of their lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to them.

MY REVIEW



In a matter of seconds her entire world shifted...

An early morning call shatters Caryn Becker's world. Unable to cope with her brother’s news that he is gay, Caryn rejects him and disappears into her own turbulent life as a young widow and single mom. But when David is attacked and nearly killed, Caryn is forced to make hard choices about family, faith, and her own future; choices that take her to the very edge of grace.


MY REVIEW




The average person has 70,000 thoughts every day, and many of those thoughts trigger a corresponding emotion. No wonder so many of us often feel like we're controlled by our emotions. Our lives would be much improved is we controlled them.

In LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS, Joyce Meyer examines the gamut of feelings that human beings experience. She discusses the way that the brain processes and stores memories and thoughts, and then - emotion by emotion - she explains how we can manage our reactions to those emotions. By doing that, she gives the reader a toolbox for managing the way we react to the onslaught of feelings that can wreak havoc on our lives.

In this book, Meyer blends the wisdom of the Bible with the latest psychological research and discusses: the 4 personality types and their influence on one's outlook, the impact of stress on physical and emotional health, the power of memories, the influence of words on emotions, anger & resentment, sadness, loss & grief, fear, guilt & regret, the power of replacing reactions with pro-actions, and the benefits of happiness.

MY REVIEW

HAPPY READING!

4 comments:

Jessica R. Patch said...

I've read the Edge of Grace, loved your review of it. Perfect.

I'll have to put the others in my TBR pile. I may need a ladder to stack it! ;)

Chris Jager - Baker Book House-fiction buyer said...

I just put Edge of Grace on must read list. I had heard about it but just haven't had a chance to read it yet. Thanks for the reminder.

Diana Dart said...

Ooooooh, three more great reviews. Edge of Grace sounds provoking... just what I love in a good read :)

Thanks for your insights, Lynda.

Joggingpoet said...

Edge of Grace sounds interesting. Looking forward to reading it.