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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Surprise Appearnce

Was thrilled this morning to see that I was mentioned w/ picture on GeekBrief.tv Especially since this was the historic 700th episode!

Overwhelming Account promotes thankfulness

I've just finished reading "Buried Alive" by Roy Hallums and found his account of being kidnapped and held hostage for 311 days by ransom-starved captors in Iraq to be overwhelmingly difficult to read. Yet I am so glad I did as my admiration was very much increased for those who endure the absolute worst of situations while remaining sane and hopeful.

Hallmus has told his story in heart wrenching detail. Gripping accounts of how he was treated made the book difficult to read while on the other hand difficult to put down.

Because this book is published by Thomas Nelson I had expected more detail of how Hallmus dealt with all of this spiritually. The lack of depth regarding his relationship with our Lord and how he was ministered to during these horrific days was my only regret. No doubt Hallums is a man of faith. And without the grace and protection of the Lord Jesus I doubt he could have survived.

Reading this book made me even more thankful to be an American and proud of our military as they worked to dramatically rescue Hallmus.

Here is the product page for "Buried Alive"

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Do we really need to be afraid? My review of "Fearless" by Max Lucado

Max Lucado's newest book "Fearless" is timely, encouraging and exceptionally easy to read.

Some of the chapter subtitles are as follows:

Fear of Not Mattering

Fear of Disappointing God

Fear of Running Out

Fear of Not protecting our children

Fear of Dying

Fear that God is Not Real

Max takes these all too common fears and shares the scripture verses to give the

reader the spiritual tools to over come and live in trust and assurance of God's love and promises.

I love how Max can simplify complex topics by breaking them down to easy to grasp pieces.

No new revelations to be found in this book. Just a re-examine of the truths that
give us the assurance to live in peace even in the midst of life's storms.

This would be a good book to share with a small group for the encouragement it
provides. Included is a discussion guide to facilitate small group study and discussion.

Previously I'd not read many of Max Lucado's books; That is about to change!

Additional content and information about Fearless are available at The Fearless Book Site, and readers are invited to share their stories, pictures and words of encouragement there.


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