Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Chocolate Diaries

The Chocolate Diaries: Secrets for a Sweeter Journey on the Rocky Road of Life by Karen Scalf Linamen  was such an uplifting read!  This book explains stories from many women who strive to focus on the sweeter side of life rather than the rocky road that is often offered to us.  This book is a transparent window of how to see life with a "glass half full" mentality, while offering delicious and decadent chocolate recipes.

This book has combine two wonderful things: heart-felt stories and delicious chocolate recipes.  This is a wonderful book to read when you feel at your worst or are going through a difficult time.  The Chocolate Diaries made me laugh, cry and gain a pound or two!  By the way, the gaining was totally worth it!  This is a book you will never regret purchasing.

I received this book from the Waterbrook Multnomah Blogging for Books program for the purpose of reviewing it. All opinions were my own and not influenced by the publisher or author.

God's Promises for the American Patriot

God's Promises for the American Patriot by Dr. Richard G. Lee and Jack Countryman was a wonderful devotional.  This book connects Biblical teachings and verses with the history of the United States.  Be ready to discover how our Christian roots are overpoweringly apparent with many of our historical leaders and our founding fathers.  This book identifies how throughout history people have looked to God's Word for wisdom, strength and encouragement.

This book was very exciting to read because I love to learn history. The scriptures are very relevant to today's culture while helping one to achieve the wisdom that the founding father's of this nation so sought after.  This was a very encouraging book and I loved to learn even more about the story of America.  This would be great as a gift book as well!  Can you say Father's Day? 

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”