Review of Courage for Life/Strong and Courageous

 

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Courage for Life is a Bible App that brings the Word of God to life with female voices.  With busy lives and being on the move frequently, having a Bible app I can listen to is beneficial.  With so many Bible apps out there, it can be hard to pick just one.appText

This particular app is the first female-voiced audio Bible app.  While I did enjoy it, I do not think it will be my preferred audio Bible app.  At this moment, only the New Testament is available, which was rather disappointing.  At the end of each chapter is an application section that you can either listen to or read.  I appreciated this feature.

In addition to the Bible reading, there are interviews with women who helped make this audio Bible come to life.  Devotions are also available, but you have to leave the app and go to the website.  I would prefer to be able to stay in the app to read the devotions.  To me, accessing the website requires the Internet, which I would prefer not to do when reading a devotional.

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While there are things about the app I liked, for the most part, I feel I have other apps I already use that offer more features and benefits.  While I will keep this app around, I do not think it is currently my favorite Bible app.

In addition to the app, I also received a copy of the book She is Strong and Courageous.  This book is designed to take women on a 90-day transformational journey.  Each day contains a passage of Scripture, a prayer, an observation, an interpretation, applying what you read, along with a closing prayer.

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I found the devotionals to have meaning and being reasonable in length.  Of course, you could use the devotional as a springboard for deeper study.  The devotional is written by the creator of the Courage for Life app, which I found interesting.

So if you are looking for an audio devotional or a physical devotional, check out these two for yourself.

If you would like to enter the giveaway, click here or on the graphic below.

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Review of Formerly a Wife: A Survival Guide for Women Facing the Pain and Disruption of Divorce

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Built on the foundation of her own experiences from her own divorce, Formerly a Wife: A Survival Guide for Women Facing the Pain and Disruption of Divorce provides excellent insight from a Christian viewpoint about divorce.

Let’s face it, no one (well typically anyhow) no one goes into a marriage expecting to divorce.  However, divorce does occur and occurs all too frequently.  I watched my parents as they divorced when I was 23.  I have watched numerous extended family members and friends go through divorces as well.  Divorce leaves devastation and chaos in its wake.  However, I have also seen some divorced couples manage to come out on the other side of divorce and be better separate than they were together.

Welby O’Brien does a remarkable job meeting people where they are.  She provides excellent words of wisdom and Scriptural basis to help individuals heal.  This book has been featured on the 700 Club and is recommended by groups such as the American Association of Christian Counselors.

While my husband and I are still married, I believe this book would be an excellent resource for those in danger of divorcing or already divorcing.

So check it out for yourself.

I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.

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Review of Goodbye for Now

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Goodbye for Now: Practical Help and Hope for Those Who Grieve provides excellent insight in dealing with the death of a loved one.  So far in my lifetime, I have had to say goodbye to all of my grandparents, three of my husband’s grandparents (one died before we became a couple) and countless other friends and family members.  Grief is hard.  No matter what a person does, he or she can not prepare adequately.

Goodbye for Now includes practical information for dealing with grief and the steps to take after a loved one dies. It is definitely a useful book to have and read.  Whether you have just lost a loved one, are about to lose a loved one, or just want information for when you do lose a loved one, this book has something to offer you.

Welby O’Brien has a masters degree in counseling as well as a teaching degree.  She is an author of several books and is a contributing author to both Chicken Soup for the Soul and  Shepherding Women in Pain.

So check out this book for yourself.

I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.

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Review for Love Our Vets

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As the wife of a Vet (formerly in the Air Force) who then went active duty in the Army Reserves after our first child was born, I have great respect and concern for our vets.  Our home of record is the location of one of the largest Marine Corps bases in the country.  So we have a lot of friends who are vets.  So when I had the opportunity to read this book, I was glad to read it.

This book is dedicated to addressing the needs and concerns of loved ones who are vets dealing with PTSD.  It includes more than 60 heartfelt questions for taking care of yourself.  Shared from the viewpoint a counselor along with her personal experience, this book touches on a lot of wisdom and quite a range of issues.

I found the book to be well-written, informative and worth reading. I appreciated how she was willing to share her own experiences with her readers.  I also appreciated how she included reflection questions at the end of each chapter.

Welby O’Brien, the author, has a master’s degree in counseling as well as a teacher’s degree.  She is an author of several books, plus a contributor author to Chicken Soup for the Soul as well as Shepherding Women in Pain.

So if you have a family member who is. a vet or know of someone who is a vet, check out this book for yourself.

I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.

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