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He is Risen!

Happy Resurrection day! He is Risen, and how blessed we are – our sins are gone, we have been healed by His wounds! Praise Him!

Today I want to share with you a free e-book and a short review. Sarah Holman’s “Joseph of Arimathea” is FREE today (Easter Sunday) and I highly recommend you to go get yourself a copy. :)

Joseph of Arimathea is a rich member of the Sanhedrin, yet something is missing from his life. At the advice of his closest friend, he seeks the teacher Jesus to see if he holds the answers he seeks. Little does he know the events that are about to unfold.
A 6,000 word short story about the first Easter

My review:

A great fiction tale of the account of Jesus’s resurection, and more on Joseph of Arimathea! I really enjoyed this short story and was able to read it in one sitting. And as I said, it was perfect timing for Resurrection Sunday!
I really love Miss Holman’s writing and how it is always so God-honouring and honest. I definitely recommend this story!

Have a good day celebrating Jesus’ resurrection, friends!

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Pinterest Favourites Week Nine

Goodness! I aplogize for missing yesterday’s “Pinterest Favourites”!! I completely forgot, which is unusual. But I suppose this week I had my reasons…we were busy, and planning on being gone Friday (just grocery shopping, but it was nice for us), so I guess I just spaced it. So please forgive the late-ness of this! Here are some pins:

Remember His Sacrifice... John 3:16 - He is risen!

John 3:16 is probably one of the most ‘popular’ verses in the Bible – many memorized when they were little for church, or Sunday school, or just because. I did. But when it is so widely used – and of course that is not a bad thing! We want God’s Word to be far and wide! – we often lose sight of the purpose, the meaning. And how serious it is. This verse tends to be that way…but it is so powerful, and deserves thought and meditation; and above all, thankfullness for what He did. For us.

There’s a mini-sermon for you. =)

Amen. God’s love is the only thing that can satisfye that need in us.

How to gird your loins. A must for any female warrior! Now you can be a pretty healer AND fight (or run up a tree!) - haha, love this! I actually already knew how to do this though, and have walked around the house in such a way. XD

Girding your loins. Okay, so I totally love this. ^.^ And I’ve actually done it before just for fun. =D

"Both of Me" - that was....yeah.

Thankfully I don’t have to endure this too much, but there was one book that fit this to a T. It was painful.

Toothless Tail Fin Skater Skirt - I'd buy it if it was SO short. I'll have to make my own.

I absolutely love this. A How to Train Your Dragon skirt. To quote Kid History… “It’s Awwwwweeeesssssoooommmmeee!!”  XD But unfortunately, the site that sells it, well, it gives better pictures, and it is SUPER short. this picture is of the back – however, it should be easy to make, and i’d want it knee-length at least with this as the front AND back. So yeah..Cool!

teal and copper

Love these colours together! So pretty.

What I’m reading:

Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman ~~ Available April 2015

I’m actually almost done – only a couple more chapters. But it’s been quite good. I have really enjoyed it. :)

And I finished this during the week:

New blog post: Book review of Rise of the Fallen: Wars of the Realm, Book 2 - by Chuck Black

It was fantastic.

What about you?

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Blogging for Books Review: “Rise of the Fallen” by Chuck Black

http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Fallen-Wars-Realm-Book/dp/160142504X/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1427991647&sr=8-1&keywords=Rise+of+the+Fallen+by+Chuck+black

 

“Rise of the Fallen” by Chuck Black

#2 in the Wars of the Realm series

Review copy source: Blogging For Books

My rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

 

About the book:

A six thousand year war rages and now the demonic Fallen are coming for him—the one man shrouded in mystery. Only Validus stands in their way.

Validus is the last and least of God’s angels, but he’s seen much across the millennia since his creation. Empires have risen and fallen as angelic and demonic forces battle in a raging war that will determine humanity’s fate – and the fate of his defeated brothers.

Eventually called to be an earth-bound warrior, Validus rises to a position of power and respect, commanding legions of angels through impossible battles and overwhelming odds. But when orders arrive from the Creator’s most elite Messenger, he finds himself suddenly demoted to a task of apparent insignificance considering the fierce war they are waging against the demonic Fallen – the covert protection of one unbelieving man.

Validus soon finds himself on a mission that will push him beyond his abilities as he battles to protect Drew Carter, for the Fallen are coming for him. Legions of them.
As Validus races against time to discover why Drew is so important to humanity’s survival, can he stand between Drew and all who would destroy him?

 

My Thoughts:

I really don’t know where to start. I mean…wow…wow…wow! This book was crazy in a magnificent way. Chuck Black has a way of making me feel totally “aaaaahhhh!!!!” after finishing one of his books, and this is no exception.

This is the second book in his “Wars of the Realm” series, and while it was different from what I expected, it was still excellent. I was expecting it to be a direct continual of the first book, from Drew Carter’s point of view, but this was from the angel, Validus’ point of view. And so that was really neat. I grew to love the angels (Persimus was one of my very, very favourites) and the look into Spiritual Warfare was mind-boggling.

This book definitely is not a ‘fluffy’ one. Oh no. It is deep, and heavy. I had to put it down a couple of times because of how war-y it was. But it was necessary, and really eye-opening. I know there is Spiritual warfare going on (“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Eph. 6:12), but you don’t really give it a ton of thought, and that’s what this book provokes you to do.

I am really glad I read it, and cannot wait for the next book in this fantastic series! I would definitely recommend that older readers read it – I would suggest an age limit of perhaps 15 or so, but of course, use your own discretion. It is a great book, and important, but as I said, it’s not exactly a light read.

I really enjoyed this book, and the “Reader’s Guide” at the end of the book was really good too – I would suggest reading each one with the chapter, so it’s fresh in your memory. I waited to read them till the end, and while they were still superb, I think I should’ve read them with each chapter to add more depth/understanding/enhancement to it. :)

All in all, I loved it. Love this series, love this book, love this author.

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for my honest review which I have given. All thoughts given are my own.