I dove into this book on a plane ride back home one afternoon. I expected to knock out the introduction then catch a quick nap. After the first line I was hooked. Every where I turned I was reminded of my own life. Before I knew it my flight was landing and I was having to jump off and catch my connection.
Lori Roeleveld’s new book Jesus & the Beanstalk takes the classic fairy tale Jack & the beanstalk and lines it up with powerful Biblical truths. Reminding us that there is power is the small things- like beans. That at times we toss aside our faith, listening to the doubts of the world, and never experience the power to slay the Giants that invade our lives.
As I read this I looked back on my own life. I couldn’t help but be reminded of the countless times I failed. Only to realize that during those times I was relying on my own self-centered self. That I was making life about me, my achievements, and my ambitions. It was only when I allowed the Power of Christ to rule my life that I saw my Giants slain.
Jesus and the Beanstalk is a personal story of how the author overcame her own Giants- Walking us through 1 Peter ch 1 we learn 8 incredible truths to live larger than life faith.
I give this book five stars and highly recommend it as something to read in groups or alongside your personal daily Bible study. Lori has an excellent grasp on a doctrine that is Biblically based.
So I have spent a lot less time on Social Media as of late. Not because I’m depressed or anything- just trying to spend more time reading, writing, and not worried about being present.
Regardless one thing is certain- I’ve become insanely jealous of my wife.
She has an unusual super power. Despite working full time, raising two toddlers, (well three if you count me) she manages to knock out at least two novels a week. Seriously – It takes me an average of fifteen days to sift through a 400-page book. But hey- She reads fast and I don’t. But that doesn’t stop me from plugging away on my TBR pile.
So at the moment I’m wrapping up Tosca Lee’s Progeny.
After that- I’m diving deep into a re-read of “The Out of Time series.”
I already have my advanced reader copy of book 3 and am Stoked about the end of this series. Nadine is a great writer friend and I’m excited to see how she wraps this series up.
I’ll be posting regular updates as I read through it on my blog and other social media channels as I can.
Anyway- What books are on your fall reading list…?
It’s been a bit since I blogged, but in my defense I’ve been rather busy with a new Sci Fi Trilogy I’ve been writing… Thankfully book one is done and I’m taking a bit of a break before I jump into editing…
Which means that for the month of July I plan to be reading quite a bit!!!
First up is The Fireman by Joe Hill. At the moment I’m about 35% done with this 700 + page monster, and I’m rather enjoying it. I love horror and Joe is pulling no punches with this story!!! What is on your reading list this month?
Hey everyone- Wow it has been a while since I blogged. No worries I’m still alive. But I’ve been very busy working on my new novel that I’m currently writing tentatively titled “The Shadow.” As of this moment, I’m over the 50,000-word threshold and still going strong.
But I do want to give something away. I have a new Flash Fic story titled “Stranger in the Woods.” Simply slid your cursor over to the right-hand sidebar or slick on my newsletter page and get it free. Kind of an urban fantasy retelling of the Pied Piper. Anyway, hope you enjoy it. Later…