Sunday, January 29, 2012

Calling All Blog Bunchers!

I am sending a shout out to all my fellow Thomas Nelson Blog Bunchers. If you are a member of the Thomas Nelson Blog Bunch, let's find each other and follow each other's blogs. Whaddy'all say to that?!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Corruptible Review

I received this book through Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review of the work.I really can't tell you much about the corruptible as I received in ebook format with no way to read it, so the only thing I can really do at this point is offer a commercially written synopsis of the book. It is as follows:How much money would it take for you to betray the truth? Ex-homicide detective Ray Quinn never had glamorous thoughts of the life of a private investigator—but being cornered in a bathroom stall by the enraged philandering husband of a client? That’s something he could live without. Retired from homicide and living with a painful disability, Ray’s options are limited. Stick to the job, keep impetuous sidekick Crevis alive, and spend quiet evenings with trusted pal Jim Beam, that’s about the best he can hope for. As a new client emerges, Ray finds himself in an impossibly large boardroom holding a check with enough zeros to finally lift him from his financial pit. The job seems easy enough: find Logan Ramsey, an ex-cop turned security officer who’s taken off with sensitive corporate information. But few things are easy in Ray’s world, regardless of the amount of zeros in the check. In what should be an open-and-shut case, Ray stumbles across Logan Ramsey in a seedy motel room. Only Ray wasn’t the first to find him. Now Logan’s dead, the client’s information is nowhere to be found, and Ray’s employer is less than forthcoming with the details. Suddenly the line between the good guys and bad guys isn’t so clear. With a foot in both worlds and an illuminating look at an unhappy ending that could well be his own, which will Ray choose?

Just in Case You Ever Wonder

This book was given to my through Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze program in exchange for my honest review of the work.

Max Lucado writes and endearing assurance to his child about how much love he has for him/her and takes this all the way into an even further assurance of eternal togetherness through faith in Christ.

My 5-year-old daughter's usually protest when I tell them I'm going to read this at bedtime, but it never fails, they are both smiling up at me by the time we get through these few short pages.

This is an excellent way to say something to your children that maybe you never knew how to before. At least, that's what it was for me.

Go Big Review

I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest review of it.

At first, my honest review was going to be that unless you were planning on, or really wanting to, start some sort of business or organization this book wouldn't be worth your time. In fact, after the first few chapters I quit reading it altogether and had decided that's what you'd be reading about on this blog.

But a few weeks went by and I found myself without a go-to book, so I figured, what the heck, might as well see where this Go Big thing is, well, going.

As it turns out, I'm really glad that I picked up the book again because it became a very inspiring story to me. I know, you're thinking this guy is nuts, but hear me out now.

Cory Cotton absolutely writes this book in the vein of 'motivational business' to be sure, but I believe he also has a deeper purpose in communicating with any reader and trying to convince him or her of individual potential in life in general.

Yes, it's true that this could be used as a business plan. And if Cory and his friends are any indication, a very lucrative and exciting one, but it can be so much more if you'll just give it the time I was initially unwilling to.