Reviews by Roberta Karchner
On 1/8 Roberta Karchner wrote: Like most leadership books, Brad Powell has a number of ideas and strategies for changing your church "for the good." In fact, I read this book in the hope that I could lead my church through the changes necessary as we implement modern technology.However, it is really not designed for my very rural ... Change your church for the Bood by Brad Powell
On 4/29 Roberta Karchner wrote: This review is from: Where Is God?: Finding His Presence, Purpose and Power in Difficult Times (Hardcover)by Dr. John TownsendWhen I requested this book from BookSneeze, I was unaware of the turns that would be happening in my own life - and as I have faced my Mom being placed in Hospice for end-stage-dementia, ... He is closer than your closest thought ..., April 29, 2010
On 12/19 Roberta Karchner wrote: The Sacred Meal - by Nora GallagherIn the Sacred Meal, Nora Gallagher seeks to interpret and understand anew one of the oldest traditions of the Christian faith. As a pastor, I am often called to help explain the meaning and the application of one of the two most common Sacraments among all Christian ... Insight into the most common Sacrament ...
On 10/31 Roberta Karchner wrote: Five Cities that Ruled the World - By Douglas WilsonIn "5 Cities that Ruled the World" Douglas Wilson explores the lives and the things that drove some (but obviously not all) of the key cities that have influenced us. By understanding what drove the city, you gain a deeper understanding of how the underlying ... 5 Key Cities - but only 2 Kingdoms ...
On 10/19 Roberta Karchner wrote: The Smallest of the Smalls, by Max Lucado, Illustrated by Maria Monescillo. "So don't be afraid. You are worth much more than many sparrows." This passage from Matthew 10:31 opens the second chapter of Max Lucado's book, Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear, called "The Villagers of Stiltsville." ... Calculating Our Worth
On 10/13 Roberta Karchner wrote: Dr. Jeremiah wrote this book as a followup to his earlier book "What In The World is Going On." This book is his answer to how Christians should act in their daily lives in light of the crises he described in his first book. Since ALL times are chaotic, and all Christians need to know how to live in ... Good ideas - a little too heavy on the negative side
On 9/25 Roberta Karchner wrote: abrina is a woman with pain in her past and secrets in her life. As Sweetpea, she meets Harbormaster (Tucker) on line, and she begins to trust him with a piece (but only a piece) of her very private life. But Tucker has secrets of his own, ones he isn't willing to share with Sabrina yet. The story begins ... Oh What a Tangled Web we Weave:
On 9/16 Roberta Karchner wrote: Fresh Start is not a book about starting completely over. None of us have that chance. Fresh Start is a book for Christians that addresses the ruts we manage to get ourselves into, and it talks frankly about how to move on from where we are. Whether Doug Fields is talking about Pride, Rejection, Anger, ... Practical Applications
On 9/8 Roberta Karchner wrote: "Fear not little flock." In this latest book, Max Lucado has addressed some of our most prevalent fears today. He has groped with virtually every issue - from our fears of being insignificant to our fears of death itself. From fears of evil in the world to fears for our children. Along the way, he also ... Fear Not
On 8/23 Roberta Karchner wrote: There are two men in this Amish romance who are struggling between "doing the honorable thing" and speaking out about their love. The first, Gabrial, watches as his twin brother Levi marries the woman he loves. When Levi leaves Mariah and the Amish life, Gabriel has reason to regret his decision. Mariah's ... Being Honest about Love
On 8/8 Roberta Karchner wrote: As a long-time subscriber to Readers Digest, it has always been a pleasure to read through stories of ordinary people who have achieved more than anyone expected. This collection, compiled by David K. Hatch is a well-organized compilation of these stories. While I enjoyed Stephen Covey's commentary ... Good Resource Book ... Short Stories
On 7/6 Roberta Karchner wrote: Who is Jones? The author meets him as a child when Jones intervenes in his life, and then re-encounters him as an adult. At that time, he observes Jones as he moves around the town, helping people, saving marriages, turning bad guys into good guys. Nothing Jones touches goes wrong, his wisdom always ... Warm Fuzzy, but forgetable.