Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Book Review: Couples of the Bible

Couples of the Bible is a unique couples devotional written in a format that makes it easy to read in a year, one day at a time. The content is wonderful. The book is set up so that each week you and your significant other can read about a couple from the Bible and learn together through that couple's example. The book contains both negative and positive examples, both from the Old and New Testament, including some which are not well known.

The format of the book was great. Each chapter covers a different Biblical couple, and is divided into sections with the intention of allowing the reader(s) to read one section per day, so that in one week they can thoroughly study the couple. Additionally, each section is labeled with the day of the week to help keep the reader on track (although, you can read the entire chapter in one sitting, if you so desire). Each chapter tells the basic story of the couple, and outlines their struggle within their relationship. The next section gives background information on the time period in which the couple lived, which helps the reader to better understand the situation/circumstances. The sections then move on to look into the couple's struggle, provide discussion questions, and finally outlines ways to pray based on the lessons learned by the couple.

I thought this book was a great resource for couples, whether married or in dating/courting relationships, and I would recommend it. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for this review. These opinions are my own; I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated for this review.

Book Review: The Long Patrol (Redwall, Book 10)

The Long Patrol was yet another fantastic installment of the Redwall series. While it wasn't my favorite in the series, the book held my attention and kept me reading, and I greatly enjoyed it. In The Long Patrol, the plot centers around the adventures of a young hare named Tammo, who aspires to be a part of the famous Long Patrol of Salamantron. The events accumulate into a devastating battle against Damug, the leader of the vermin band known as the Rapscallions.

This tale is full of colorful and memorable characters. I love the different dialects among the species of animals, ranging from hare to mole, to squirrel and mouse. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone, as well as the rest of the Redwall series. I bought this book, and therefore was not asked nor required to write a review. These opinions are my own; I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated for this review.