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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Book Review: The One Year Devos for Teen Girls by Dannah Gresh and Susan Weibel

About the Book:

The One Year Devos for Teen Girls by Dannah Gresh and Susan Weibel is a book written especially for teen girls and what they face at this time in their lives in this modern age. Dannah and Suzy share biblical wisdom for all days of the year and even challenge the girls to do an Action Step at the end of each page to ensure growth with God. There's advice on tattoos, piercings, family issues, anger, sexuality, and more.

What I thought:

Even though I do not have a teen daughter, I'm barely out of my teens myself. I'm a 20-year-old woman who found great clarity and very sound advice from this book. Most of the stuff in this book, I really wish I had heard before I started high school! The advice in this book is great for any girl from their teens and beyond. I found myself becoming closer to God and understanding why and how he wants us to obey Him. As a young woman myself, I was slowly, but surely growing away from God, but I decided to sign up to receive this book to review and I felt myself being acquainted back with God and realizing what I was missing! I would definitely recommend this book for any girl who is a teenager, any parent who has a teenage girl in their lives, or if you're a young woman who just needs to get closer to God.

Overall, I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars!

Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge for an honest review by Tyndale Blog Network. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Book Review: World War Z by Max Brooks

What It's About:

This is a collection of interviews. Max Brooks interviews people who were in the middle of the war and gets their story on what happened in that part of the world during the outbreak of zombies roaming the Earth.

What I thought:

I found this book to be quite intriguing. Some of the interviews were scary, sad, and just... crazy. I enjoyed reading it and I have to say that I'm a big scaredy cat and I was terrified that zombies were going to start jumping through my windows. I can't help but to be a huge zombie fan though. This book didn't exactly have all the terrifying things you'd expect in a zombie book and it doesn't follow along any main characters or anything, but I don't think you'd be disappointed. The interviews are in chronological order, in that they all start out by stating what happened in the beginning and as the book continues, the interviews start to get deeper into what had all happened during the war with zombies. It had more of a documentary feel to it.

There are mentions of new technology in warfare to kill zombies and how they used dogs in the war against zombies by having them sniff out the infection in humans that hadn't reanimated yet. I would hope that if there ever was a zombie outbreak that the leaders of the countries around the world would have read this book to get a good look at how to control the situation before the world would be overrun with the undead!

I would recommend this book to anyone who's a fan of zombies and to anyone who likes documentaries.

Overall, I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

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