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The Chase by Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky

The Chase“Only God could have written a love story as beautiful as Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky’s. From their teenage days thousands of miles apart when they separately wrote letters to their future spouses, to a chance meeting backstage at a concert, their story brings inspiration and hope to ever girl. It’s easy to get impatient for the future to play out, especially when it comes to love. Before long you find yourself chasing the perfect guy and trying to write your own happily ever after. But the truth is, your best future won’t be found chasing boys – it’ll only come by first chasing God. In The Chase, Kyle and Kelsey take turns telling their story – with Kelsey sharing secrets to a godly relationship and Kyle revealing the truth about what guys really think. Together they’ll show you how to put God first, protect your heart, deal with the loneliness and peer pressure that come along with purity, and see yourself as God does. Are you ready to trust God with your very own happily ever after? Let the chase begin!”

I don’t even know where to begin in describing this novel or my opinion of it. It was… life changing. Continue reading

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Confessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch“For seven years, Alison Arngrim played Nellie Oleson, a wretched, scheming, selfish, lying, manipulative brat on Little House on the Prairie, one of TV’s most beloved series. Now, Arngrim recalls with biting wit her most cherished moments, behind the scenes: Michael Landon’s “unsaintly” habit of not wearing underwear; accidentally getting drunk on 7-Eleven rum cakes with her best friend, Melissa Gilbert [who played her on-screen nemesis, Laura Ingalls]; getting attacked by an angry mob of elementary schoolgirls when she appeared in costume in public. She also bravely recounts her life’s greatest challenges – a history of traumatic abuse, depression, and paralyzing shyness; the devastating loss of her dear friend and costar Steve Tracy to AIDS – and how Nellie Oleson, the biggest little bitch on the prairie, taught her to be bold, daring, and determined.”

If you are a huge fan of Little House on the Prairie, like me, then you will absolutely love this book and should read it! I loved it! Continue reading

Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic

lifewithoutlimitsbookjacket“Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disabilities to live an independent, rich, fulfilling, and “ridiculously good” life while serving as a role model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, Nick eagerly spreads his central message: The most important goal is to find your life’s purpose and to never give up, despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in your way. Nick tells the story of his physical disabilities and the emotional battle he endured while learning to deal with them as a child, teen, and young adult…”

This book was one of the most uplifting and inspiring books that I have ever come across. I am so glad that I chose to read it. Nick’s testimony was definitely one that I have never heard before. My spirit was greatly uplifted by the time I finished this book. After reading the first few chapters of this novel I felt terrible at how I occasionally complain about my life and throw  myself pity parties. Nick grew up with no arms and legs, yet he is extremely grateful for everything that he has. Continue reading

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey

“Sact like a ladyteve Harvey, the host of the nationally syndicated “Steve Harvey Morning Show,” can’t count the number of impressive women he’s met over the years, whether it’s through the “Strawberry Letters” segment of his program or while on tour for his comedy shows. These are women who can run a small business, keep a household with three kids in tiptop shape, and chair a church group all at the same time. Yet when it comes to relationships, they can’t figure out what makes men tick. Why? According to Steve it’s because they’re asking other women for advice when no one but another man can tell them how to find and keep a man. In “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” Steve lets women inside the mindset of a man and sheds light on concepts and questions…”

The only reason that I read this book was because I greatly enjoyed watching the movie. I found it to be full of humor, yet it contained pretty sound advice. So I gave this novel a try and ended up reading it in a few hours. Continue reading

The Vow by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter with Dana Wilkerson

“Lifthe vowe as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition two months after their marriage when a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident. And yet, against all odds, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. The Vow tells the true story of this journey, one of a commitment unbroken and a vow fulfilled.”

Such an inspiring and uplifting story. Their faith in the Lord and their love for each other is very admirable. Through all of the hardships that they faced, Krickitt not remembering and Kim loosing his wife the way he knew her, Kim never stopped loving or being there for Krickitt. I really admired Kim’s faith in believing that God would bring his wife back to him and Krickitt’s for putting all of her trust in God and never doubting it. Continue reading