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Deanna Nowadick

About the Book
SIGNS IN LIFE begins with a late night encounter with law enforcement. In the harsh glare of a flashlight, author DEANNA NOWADNICK learns the consequences of speeding through a stop sign. Other incidents follow. All are linked to the divine signs she's encountered in that bigger journey through life. 

I have fallen away from Gods way...I am seeking God for what my purpose is in my life at this do I turn back to HIM and find out....Deanna had sent me an email about reading and writing a review about her book. I was excited to get it in the mail! I have read her books before and they were always a blessing to read. Deanna is very holds barred,brutally honest and she shares her struggles that we all have no matter who you are. Just reading the Prologue got my attention. This book was a definite help to me in a way of opening my eyes to my surroundings. Deanna helped me to realize we are all in need of HIS direction and that GOD is here right now for me!
I LOVE the cover of this book it is perfect!!!
I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a little direction!

Deanna Nowadnick is a native of the Pacific Northwest. When not writing, she serves at the Client Service Coordinator for The Planner's Edge, an investment advisory firm in Washington State.

Deanna is active in her church, playing the violin and editing the newsletter. She loves to knit, adores chocolate, and most important, enjoys a blessed marriage to Kurt. She's also the proud mother of two adult sons. Her first book, Fruit of My Spirit, began as a short story for Kyle and Kevin about how she met their father. It quickly became a much larger story about God's love and faithfulness.

Deanna has just finished her second book: Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels with God.

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How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home 

About the E-Book
In How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home, Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas explores Romans 8, which he calls the best chapter in the Bible. Here he finds an exposition of the steps through which God leads His people in the process of their salvation, but also loving counsel on such topics as prayer and resisting the Devil, as well as exhortations and comforts for weary pilgrims. Dr. Thomas begins at Romans 8:1 with the best news imaginable believers just and deserved condemnation before God has been taken away by Jesus Christ s work on the cross. He then contrasts earthly minded and spiritually minded people, showing that only those who are spiritually minded know life.
In Romans 8:29 30, he explores several steps in the process of salvation foreknowledge, predestination, calling, justification, and, finally, glorification which show God s invincible purpose in redemption. Finally, he unfolds the powerful promise of the final few verses of Romans 8 nothing can separate those God has redeemed from His saving love. How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home is a powerful exploration of the manifold gifts the heavenly Father has lavished upon His people and a preview of the greater inheritance that lies ahead.

My Review
If you have a Bible Please read the chapter first...If  you do not have a Bible click on the  "ROMANS 8" below  I shared the King James Version....if you want to read another version go to  the same site and you  will find other versions to help you out...


Now read the e-book or book and see what is shared in it.
As you will see there are sermons on Romans 8. I did not know they 
were going to be sermons I thought it was going to be more of
 a study. But that said, I would say this is a book that should be read 
 carefully and prayerfully. There are somethings I agree with and other 
things I do not agree with. I always say. “Make sure you Pray, before,while 
and after you read a book” that deals with Biblical precepts.
I would recommend that this book to anyone who wants to
 become somewhat more familiar with the book of Romans 8.

I received this e-book from Reformation Trust An imprint of LigonierMinistries
in return of my honest review.


The Book of Haggai
Consider Your Ways
A Daily Bible Reading Study
The Book of Haggai
Deborah H. Bateman

About the e-book
is a Daily Bible Reading Study of the book of Haggai by Deborah H. Bateman. It is the twenty-fifth book in the Daily Bible Reading Series by the author. Haggai was one of the prophets from the Old Testament of the Bible.
In the book of Haggai the LORD reveals a message to Haggai for the people asking them to consider your ways. The LORD also reminded the people through Haggai that He was with them, among other things. These are lessons that we can still use today in our lives.
The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways contains four Daily Bible Reading lessons consisting of a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions to consider called, “Things to think about,” and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individual or group study.

My Review
I have had the honor and blessing to read many of Deborahs books!!!  This is yet another awesome Bible Study by Deborah! I would love it in print! It is very easy to follow and understand. Although it is only 4 lessons, it is an eye and heart opener! The questions asked in this Bible study are thought provoking...and there are other Scriptures used to help you understand more about Gods living Word.....
Well done Deborah...God Bless
I would recommend this e-book to ANYONE!!!!!!!

Deborah H. Bateman.
P.O. Box 453, Lexington, SC 29071

Her Testimony

My name is Deborah Bateman. I was raised in church and was saved at an early age. I was baptized when I was about six years old, but then as a teenager, I became unsure of my salvation. I could remember being baptized, but I didn’t remember the conversion experience.
I told my pastor what was going on and he prayed with me and I asked Jesus to come into my heart and to forgive me of my sins, so that I could be sure of my salvation. My faith in God has always been a big part of my life. It is my faith and confidence in God that has helped me get through all the trials of my life. My life verse is: Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose
Shortly after I made sure of my salvation I started praying for a Christian husband, even though I was much too young to get married.  I actually dated my husband for the first time when I was sixteen and he was twenty. I was too young and immature so we just had one date and that was it. About two years later, he called me, we started dating, and six months later, we got married. Things have not always been easy, but with our love for each other, our faith in God and our determination to stay together we have now been married for soon to be thirty-seven years.
This article was published on my friend Amanda Beth’s Website
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David and Neta Jackson

PENNY WISE (Book 3 in the Windy City Neighbors series) introduces us to yet another family in "the neighborhood"-the Jaspers, busy with demanding jobs, busy with church, busy volunteering, parents of three active teenagers, juggling sometimes crazy schedules. All good things. Until all those "good things" feed into a series of crises that affects the whole family. Something's gotta change! PENNY WISE is a contemporary peek at an urban family wrestling with the spiritual and practical challenges of real life. The series employs the innovating storytelling technique of "parallel novels," each with its own drama and story arc, but whose characters' lives become intertwined with their neighbors and affect one another. Welcome to Beecham Street-a typical, isolated American neighborhood that is beginning to come out of its shell . . . for better or worse.

My Review
This book is definitely not a letdown like some books in a series can be. This story shares a very realistic view of what life is like for a working mother with teenagers and is also very active in church and the community. You have to keep reading because you want and need to know what is going to happen next. I truly loved and enjoyed Penny Wise!! I love the characters that are written wonderfully and believably. It is very encouraging to read a book that is truly grounded in God’s principles and also conveys the message of Christ without being preachy. The book makes you want book 4 now. I have enjoyed ALL the books that are written by David and Neta and you will too!!!

I would recommend this to All who enjoy a great series of books to read and be blessed by!!! This is a must read for all Jackson fans and those who have yet to read them!!!
I have been blessed to now start reading the “The Yada, Yada Prayer Group” series!!!
May the Lord God continue to use you both to further His Glory, Honor and Praise.
In Jesus Name Amen

Dave and Neta Jackson
A Journey of Hope
As a husband/wife writing team, we are enthusiastic about books, kids, walking with God, gospel music, and each other! Together we are the authors or coauthors of over 120 books. (You can see our Publication Record by clicking link below) In addition to writing several books about Christian community, we have been privileged to coauthor numerous books with expert resource people on a variety of topics from racial reconciliation to medical ethics to ministry to kids in gangs. But over the years we have especially enjoyed writing for children and young people! This includes our award-winning TRAILBLAZER series, historical fiction about great Christian heroes and heroines for young people ages 8-12, and the four-volume HERO TALES: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Great Christians, and the companion book, Heroes in Black History. Somewhere along the way, our own children grew up! Son Julian is Director of Experience Design for the Alder Planetarium in Chicago where he “provides the experience of exploring space” for visitors. He has two sons, Liam Isaac and Elijah David. Daughter Rachel graduated from Eastern Mennonite University and after working in the field of rape-crisis prevention went on to earn a Masters Degree in counseling from the University of Illinois. She is now a counselor at “Uni High School” in Champaign, Illinois. She is the loving mother of Havah Noelle (our first grandchild!) and Noah Zion, our youngest grandchild. The Jackson family also includes a Cambodian foster daughter, Samen Sang, who has four children.
We live in Evanston, Illinois, where for twenty-seven years we were part of Reba Place Church, a Christian church community. We are now members of a multi-racial congregation in the Chicago area.


Scripture Works!
Effectively Praying God’s Word Over Life Situations
Rali Macaulay

Book Description

God's word will fix any situation! Words you speak over yourself (and your circumstances) that agree with the Word of God gets results! When you speak the word of God in faith, you unleash God’s mighty power to work on your behalf. But what scriptures do you apply to the different situations of life, and how do you "pray" these scriptures? With Scripture Works! You learn to effectively use God's word in your prayer time. Be confident he hears you when you pray; and that your prayers areanswered  Scripture Works! is a practical book grouped into different life situations. 

This book serves as a resource and guide, and among other things will help you:

- Focus and pray the right scriptures, and God’s will, for specific issues of life
- Develop peace and assurance in the Word of God for your situations
- Use your Bible as a powerful prayer book
- Practice and learn to form effective prayers from bible verses
- Quickly access verses to meditate on, or use in prayers
- Build a rich repository of God’s Word in your spirit
- Encourage or counsel others using the Word of God
- Develop intimacy with God

Each category in this book is supported with scriptures we can apply in prayers. Also included are scripture-based sample prayers for every situation featured. The bonus “Declaration of Faith” in this book will get you reading and praying scriptures even with a busy schedule! “Action Tips”, where featured, are suggested actions and goal setting ideas to help achieve desired results – remember “faith without works is dead!” James 2:17. Also included are additional scriptures at the end of each prayer category, to further equip you for your prayer time.

Scripture Works! is a powerful tool for anyone who desires to pray the very heart of God. It serves as a quick reference book for when you need to pray God's word over any situation, or to advise/counsel other individuals or group.

My prayer is that this book is a blessing to you as you use it, and that it helps you spend more time in God's presence as you witness God's answer to your prayers...remember Scripture Works!

My Review
I saw a link somewhere online about this book….It caught my eye… I clicked on it to find out more!!! I ended up on Rali’s web site….the link is below….As I read about this book I started looking for the contact link to ask Rali if she would be interested in letting me read and review her book…..she agreed and sent me this book in e-book form…Now I know I have shared about not liking e-books….I just wanted to read this book so I agreed…..And I was not disappointed…

I would LOVE to have this book in print!!!!!!! It's not just a book but a "daily devotional guide" that makes one's prayer life a sweet adventure and more effective.

How can you go wrong with Scripture… long as it is not twisted or changed all is well!!!

This is a very helpful book because Rali teaches us to pray God’s Word in faith…And HE promises HE will answer us in His time and according to His will!!! God’s Word will NOT become void!!!

I consider myself a prayer warrior and use “pray, prayn, prayn4u” and other usernames with “pray” in it throughout my online names because I want others to know I am a person who takes prayer very seriously.

 Rali, also is my kindred spirit as she too takes prayer very seriously!!! She is a blessing to God and me …and to ALL those who read this book…..She does not tell you how to pray but helps you understand the power of praying Scripture as you pray, and the importance of it. I will be keeping this ebook and reading it many more times.

I highly recommend this book to everyone!!!!!!!

May God’s peace, love, joy and grace engulf you and flow out of you all the days of your life, Rali.
In Jesus Name Amen.

Rali Macaulay is an International Bestselling Christian Author, with a desire to bring the lost to the Lord, empower believers, and strengthen their relationship with God through her writings. Her debut book "Scripture Works!" became a bestseller within days of launching. Rali is passionate about the Word of God, and lives her life on the principles of God's Word. She wants her readers inspired to live fulfilled, empowered, and victorious lives in Christ; and to know and walk in God's plans for their lives.

Rali can be found online at:


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When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola's rambling Victorian house.

Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola's walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola's youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper--the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything.

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!! I thought this was so refreshing and a wonderfully way to share the importance of prayer!!!!!!! I have a very small shaped heart, that is my prayer box! I will share a picture below

I cannot tell you how much this book touched my inner soul of prayer and I thank GOD for rekindling my prayer life and journaling!!!!!!!
I recommend this book to EVERYONE.
God grace and peace be covering and engulfing you, Lisa, all the days of your life. In Jesus Name Amen

Selected among BOOKLIST'S Top 10 of 2012, Lisa Wingate skillfully weaves lyrical writing and unforgettable Southern settings with elements of women's fiction, history, and mystery to create stories that Publisher's Weekly calls "Masterful" and Library Journal refers to as "A good option for fans of Nicholas Sparks and Mary Alice Monroe." Debbie Macomber says, "I am in awe of Lisa Wingate's talent. The Prayer Box is a masterpiece of storytelling and skill."

THE OFFICIAL BIO: Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and the author of twenty mainstream fiction novels, including the national bestseller, Tending Roses, now in its nineteenth printing. She is a seven-time ACFW Carol award nominee, a Christy Award nominee, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and a two-time Carol Award winner. Her novel, Blue Moon Bay, was a Booklist Top Ten of 2012 pick. Recently, the group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with Bill Ford, Camille Cosby, and six others, as recipients of the National Civies Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. 

More information about Lisa's novels can be found at Lisa or on Facebook at: facebook


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