Reviews by Gaudium Veritate
On 11/1 Gaudium Veritate wrote: While still reading this book, it already had me thinking of some general thoughts. There are bits which are striking. Sections that are dull and/or repetative. Areas with text printed in a difficult-to-read orange. And that déjà vu sensation... that arises since significant portions of the text are ... Wisdom, passion, or something else...
On 8/14 Gaudium Veritate wrote: Grieving God's Way: The Path to Lasting Hope and Healing by Margaret Brownley is a great little book. It was born of the author's personal journey through grief following the death of her son. That personal experience is apparent in her gentle words and compassionate tone. With a subject as sensitive ... Some solace in grief
On 7/1 Gaudium Veritate wrote: Despite the title, "Stress Point: Thriving Through Your 20s in a Decade of Drama," Sarah Francis Martin is clear that "…this book is not about stress. It is about living life in its entirety with all-out confidence that Jesus is King of Kings and He rightfully declares "Mine!" over all our lives. How ... Stress Point
On 5/14 Gaudium Veritate wrote: In Simple Secrets for a Happy Life, Luci Swindoll presents the wisdom she has gained in eight decades of life. It is full of anecdotes and "empowering Scriptures" (p 61). The 50 chapter titles are the "simple secrets." "Our mother had a way of giving us specific instructions that enabled her to get ... Simple advice, not so secret
On 4/9 Gaudium Veritate wrote: "Our Favorite Sins: The Sins We Commit and How You Can Quit," by Todd D. Hunter, presents itself as a guide to understanding and overcoming the most common sins. "The goal… is to cause you to want a real experience of the real God so much that your other disordered desires and wants are put in second ... These are a few of my favorite... sins?!?
On 2/13 Gaudium Veritate wrote: In Healing is a Choice, Stephen Arterburn presents ten choices that he suggests will help one to heal and change one's life. Each choice is presented along side a lie that is described as an obstacle that keeps one from making those choices. For example: The "Choice to Preserve" contradicts the lie "There ... Healing is a Choice
On 12/18 Gaudium Veritate wrote: Heroes and Villains of the Bible is not your average bible stories book. The content focuses on specific individuals who were either heroes or villains. These people can be role models for the children to emulate or serve as cautions about how not to behave. Many of the stories are those that are expected ... How to be a (super)hero
On 9/8 Gaudium Veritate wrote: Nearly 10 years after the terrible tragedies that occurred on September 11th, 2001 and over 4 months after the death of Osama Bin Laden, the "war on terror" continues to be fought overseas and on the home front. Peace Be With You: Monastic Wisdom for a Terror-Filled World, by David Carlson, provides ... Peace?
On 7/28 Gaudium Veritate wrote: Scot McKnight's book "Fasting" is one of the eight books in The Ancient Practices Series edited by Phyllis Tickle. This book discusses the discipline of fasting, its history, motivations for fasting, and types of fasting. Fasting is described as a three part process, an A-B-C response": "A" is described ... Fasting
On 4/11 Gaudium Veritate wrote: At the beginning of "The Final Summit" David Ponder, a self-made man twice over, finds himself a grieving widower, alone in his penthouse apartment, contemplating his life, when the Archangel Gabriel appears to him. Ponder is tasked with leading an assembly teeming with history's finest characters--some ... The Final Summit
On 1/30 Gaudium Veritate wrote: In The Selfless Gene: Living with God and Darwin, the author and tutor at the University of Oxford, Charles Foster, tries to explain and reconcile some of the conflicting beliefs held by Darwinian evolutionists and Creationists (often evangelical Christians) while maintaining that neither is the answer ... God, Darwin, and an Oxford tutor