Friday, April 8, 2011

The Fight of Our Lives by William J. Bennett & Seth Leibsohn

The Fight of our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth and Choosing to Win the War against Radical Islam by William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn was an eye opening book to read.  The authors explain terrorist attacks against the United States pre and post September 11, 2001.  They examine the devolution of how our government has handled these attacks in the last 20 plus years.  The authors take time to highlight how the government in the United States has adopted soft, apologetic political leadership and how they have allowed America to be in the pocket for radical Islamists.  Bennett and Leibsohn take time to point out the lack of ambition our leaders have had in addressing terrorism within our own borders.

This book was captivating right from the very beginning. The authors do a phenomenal job explaining terrorist events that led up to 9/11 and how poorly they were handled.  They explain that our Nation’s desire to be politically correct has hindered us from protecting our own citizens.  The Fight of our Lives does a wonderful job helping readers to focus on where we have been and where we need to be and it helps readers to realize the immense threat we are facing. 

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Book Review: Life Without Limits


Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life by Nick Vujicic is one of the most inspiring books I have ever read.  The book is written by an extraordinary man, who was born without any arms or legs.  In his book, Nick Vujicic explains the battles he has faced with his disabilities and the emotional struggles he has faced throughout the course of his life.  He explains how his faith in God changed his pain and humiliation into courage and strength. This book offers practical and inspiring advice on living a fulfilling life.  He explains how true happiness begins with finding the confidence to pursue life without limits.  This book encourages readers to focus on what can be controlled and accept what is out of one’s control. 

Life Without Limits made me reflect on problems in my own life and take a moment to understand how much more difficult life’s challenges must be for Nick.  He sees problems in a positive light always looking and expecting the best, maybe that is why he finds life so fulfilling.  Nick’s humor and emotion comes through with the turn of each page.    This book was a huge encouragement for me.  It was a great reminder for me that no matter what has happened in my life or my past God still has a purpose and plan for my life and for your life too.

I received this book for the purpose of review from Waterbrook Multnomah. The opinions are entirely my own.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Meditating on this tonight...

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.

Psalm 19:1-9