Reviews by chejoo
On 6/17 chejoo wrote: "Growing old is not for sissies". That's one of the best phrases I have ever heard... or read.Billy Graham says that, as a christian, he has taught to die as a christian but no one taught him how to live as one the last years before death.I was expecting a lot of insight and lessons in this book. I mean, ... Nearing Home
On 5/27 chejoo wrote: I really needed to read a book like this with stories that made me feel hope and encourage.The lessons are valuable and the title 'When God Makes Lemonade' is really beautiful.You will identify yourself at least in one of the stories and I'm sure the stories have the power to help you see beyond your ... I wanted a Coke but a Lemonade was just fine!
On 5/23 chejoo wrote: I'm not a fan of biographies or pages written like a biography and, after fighting to read this book "Seven Men And the Secret of Their Greatness" by Eric Metaxas, I'm still not a fan of bios.I've been choosing badly my readings lately but, in this particular case, I can say that I didn't like this book ... Not my kind of books
On 5/13 chejoo wrote: Being in the same situation than the marriage of the book (9 years for us) it was a little tired for me to read the book because... well... there are a few days in this kind of trial that you just don't want to remember.The one thing that I'm really thankful for is that it doesn't end in a 'happy miracle' ... Resurrection year, by Sheridan Voysey
On 5/10 chejoo wrote: I suppose this is a book full of good thoughts but I can't be sure because, well... I tried to read it but I just couldn't take the personal writing style.I mean, I don't like at all when a writer uses a lot of corny phrases and 'pop' ideas and stick them to God. The little that I managed to read ... Simply God, by Rick Richards
On 5/6 chejoo wrote: "Gods at war" by Kyle Idleman is a power book!You may think that idolatry is an ancient problem or a "old testament sin". You can be sure that you are not an idolater (like I was sure about myself) but you WILL discover that a lot of gods have take foothold in your heart.I strongly recommend pastors ... What a war!
On 4/3 chejoo wrote: In 'Jesus, a Theography', by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola, we can see the life of Jesus in a whole new way: From God's word's perspective.The reading took me a very long time but not because the book was bad but because there were so much to take in from its pages.I think that every christian should ... A Theography... indeed
On 10/25 chejoo wrote: "Christian Zombie Killers Handbook" by Jeff Kinley is about the 'New Nature / Old Nature' theme and dilemma in every Jesus follower and being a 'Walking Dead' TV Show fan myself, this little book got my attention right away.THE DON'T LIKESI like 'The Walking Dead' TV Show but not because of the zombies ... The zombie within
On 9/27 chejoo wrote: ºMondays with my old pastorº, by José Luis Navajo is... let's say... a good book.However, I don't know if it was a little hard to read because of the day of the theme (mondays are mondays... boring... really boring...) or because of the writing style or because of the fact that, even though the author ... Mondays are mondays...
On 9/15 chejoo wrote: "The little red book of wisdom" by Mark Demoss has been a delicious glass of fresh water in the middle of a 'wisdom desert' for me.I work in advertising and, too often, find myself surrounded by anything but wisdom.I thought this would be another 'illuminated but not understandable' kind of book but ... Little might be the new Great
On 9/11 chejoo wrote: Before reading this book I didn't know anything about Moishe Rosen and after reading it, I know just a few things: First, he was controversial for Jesus and willing to live up to his calling. Second, he wasn't 'perfect' (at least, not our common idea of perfection). And last, we should imitate his faith, ... Called to Controversy, Ruth Rosen
On 8/29 chejoo wrote: This book really touched my heart and opened my eyes. Because it's just a G-R-E-A-T book!If you're serving God with all your heart (and despite your heart at the same time) and somehow you feel like an 'unlikely and unfitted servant' this book will hit you right between the eyes.Believe me!MacArthur ... Twelve Unlikely Heroes, by John MacArthur
On 8/15 chejoo wrote: I didn't like this book. Seriously.I think that 'Constantly Craving' is suit for those 'mature adolescent' that are so abundant in these days (at least in my country).And who are the 'mature adolescent'? Well, people around their 30's who still don't know who they are, what they want, are still looking ... Constantly Cravin, by Marilyn Meberg
On 8/1 chejoo wrote: "Would the coming of Jesus Christ tomorrow mess up your plans?"The Truth About the Lordship of Christ, by John MacArthur is a troubling and eye popping book.It is like salt spread over an open wound because, well, the one thing that we christians love to talk about but don't love to take to practice ... Jesus. Lord. Period.
On 4/15 chejoo wrote: I've read a lot of books about temptation but Todd Hunter really gets to the point when take the reader into the heart of the matter and take away the 'mystery clothing'. I mean, temptation is some mysterious weapon in the hands of the enemies of Jesus' people, but if you see it for what it is, well, ... Our Favorite Sins by Todd Hunter
On 3/30 chejoo wrote: It's been a few years since I've read this type of book and, even I loved it, it has some parts that are just too much. I mean, the author became a little redundant sometimes explaining things that were already clearly explained.The other thing that I didn't like was the 'personal' confrontation type ... Has God Spoken? by Hank Hanegraaff
On 9/13 chejoo wrote: Put your dream to the test, by John C. Maxwell is a really useful book. In fact, it is so good that we made a whole Sermon Series at our church based in the book. Why? Because a dream "planted" from God into your heart is also a promise! Thus the importance of finding your dream, put it to the test and ... Put the test to the test
On 6/27 chejoo wrote: I'm from Guatemala (and still living there) and I've been intrigued by the Amish community and their practical beliefs, so I thought this book would be a great opportunity in order to get to know them better. At least, the kind of "knowing" that one can get trough a book.Since I've been interested in ... Money secrets of the Amish, by Lorilee Craker
On 6/3 chejoo wrote: Max Lucado has written a answers book instead of the lot-of-lessons-from-a-single-verse book that he's an expert at. Do you have real and honest questions about home, faith, family, sex, salvation or almost any other topic? This is the book for you! The straight and simple answers are great. This is ... Max on life, by Max Lucado
On 5/9 chejoo wrote: Matar a Lutero (Kill Luther) by Mario Escobar was a great surprise. First of all because it was in spanish (my native language). Second, because it was about a time in the life of one of the most important characters in Church's history: Luther. Third, because it is pretty much the first christian book ... I knew the end but it didn't matter!
On 3/22 chejoo wrote: The second reading of this book wrecked my heart even worst.I've always admire the church of the book of Acts but there were a question in my mind, all the time: Why doesn't this happen anymore?My problem was not if it could happen in our time and age but why it doesn't.Well... now I know the answer: ... Outlive your life, by Max Lucado
On 2/14 chejoo wrote: Well, after a few weeks of really trying to read this book... I couldn't do it. I don't know why but it didn't stroke me down. Maybe it's because, when reading about God, I like to read more straight books and not so novelish stuff. I tried really hard because I wanted to find that 'awesome' ... Not my kind of book
On 7/20 chejoo wrote: The emergency services were on red alert. No vehicles were allowed to pass from the point at side of the main highway. They said to the group that if they really wanted to climb the volcano, they would have to take the 10K walk from that point and that they were going to be on their own up there. The ... Fear at Heart
On 4/8 chejoo wrote: Being a christian man is not an attractive idea. For outsiders, the idea of manhood, according to the church, is boring, weak, powerless and testosterone free. I agree. Too often the ideal of the Christian Man is a lamb who can’t defend himself or his dear ones. A man that, if his wife is about to ... The Map to be free from the boring christian-manhood
On 2/17 chejoo wrote: Let’s go straight to the point: What is this book about? Spiritual growth. Not ‘personal’ because that’s contained in the ‘spiritual’ tag. The message is really simple and powerful: You have potential. You were created by the greatest God, for a greatest purpose. And if you settle for anything ... You settle. You loose. Period.
On 12/7 chejoo wrote: Problems, troubles, crisis, slowdowns, plagues, natural disasters, terrorism, wars, epidemics, debt, violence, hunger, poverty, economical crashes, world heating, death, doubt, sickness, challenges, rainy days, deception, calamity, mistrust, media, headlines, losing, future, present, past... In a word: ... FEARLESS by Max Lucado
On 10/30 chejoo wrote: This book is about an amazing true story of faith in the midst of uncertainty. You will read about how the 24 workers of the Shelter Now International organization (both Christian and Muslims) were arrested illegally in Afghanistan just weeks before the 9/11 attacks, how their faith couldn’t be taken ... KABUL 24 by Henry O. Arnold and Ben Pearson
On 9/4 chejoo wrote: Have you ever been in a situation in life that makes you wish to run and live on the top of a mountain for the rest of your days? Have you ever felt so lack of purpose that you really start to believe you were an accident? Have you ever been in need of someone explaining you why is it that life is so ... I want to be a Noticer!