Reviews by Cherie Hill
On 5/13 Cherie Hill wrote: There is nothing more powerful than reading the testimonies of God's work in the lives of the lost and found. He shows Himself faithful to those who both know Him and are far from Him. When God Makes Lemonade is a book comprised of true stories that are meant to encourage and inspire the reader in their ... When God Makes Lemonade
On 5/4 Cherie Hill wrote: I haven't found a Max Lucado book that doesn't bring you to closer to God and further in your faith. His gifted ability to draw your spirit into God's presence through his words is beyond remarkable. So, in typical, powerful Lucado style, The Great House of God takes you into a deeper understanding of ... The Great House of God
On 4/1 Cherie Hill wrote: Another powerful read by Pastor Craig Groeschel. Truly this book should be a giveaway to every new believer baptized within the church, but better yet, it's a book that all of those who are lost in the world should read. Groeschel writes with painful transparency in order to help you understand he was ... Altar Ego
On 3/6 Cherie Hill wrote: Anne Graham Lotz writes with spiritual power in bringing God's Word to a greater light in your personal walk with God through Fixing My Eyes On Jesus Each devotional strikes to the heart of daily living and allows the Spirit of God to convict and transform the reader. It's hard to find really good ... Fixing My Eyes On Jesus
On 2/11 Cherie Hill wrote: First and foremost, this is not the "account" of Steve Sjogren's NDE (Near Death Experience). If you want to read that in detail you should read, "The Day I Died." This is a wonderful read regarding the life perspective Sjogren gained from the experience. It was truly easy to read, wonderfully written, ... Heaven's Lessons
On 1/28 Cherie Hill wrote: Truly a wonderful devotional to help in daily transformation into the likeness of Christ. Good devotionals are hard to come by, but with the powerful writing style of Max Lucado, this devotional is sure to appeal to those who desire to follow Jesus. The devotional is a reprint, comprised of 30 days ... Just Like Jesus
On 1/12 Cherie Hill wrote: This is the first I've read of Pastor Johnnie Moore's writings, it definitely won't be the last. The writing is brilliant. The message is a powerful, one from God's heart to ours. I'm not sure I expected the book to be on grace, and it was much more than that, because it draws you to Jesus where you ... DIRTY GOD
On 12/29 Cherie Hill wrote: I wish I would have had time to post this review before Christmas . . . this book is the perfect Christmas gift! I didn't have time to watch the movie this year, but this book sufficed my desire to yearly revisit this movie. Over the years I'd drawn many lessons from this classic movie, but the insights ... 52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life
On 12/14 Cherie Hill wrote: This is my first time reading Max Lucado's fiction work. It did not disappoint. Lucado is magical with his words in ways that can't be described in words. His stories produce a melody in your heart that is sure to warm your soul. Christmas Stories contains excerpts of his other works, which ... Christmas Stories
On 12/7 Cherie Hill wrote: I was hopeful this book would be something I'd hold onto and readily pass along, but it's not. (I'm reviewing the Kindle version, I actually think this book may be better as hardback/paperback . . . at times it seemed unorganized in pattern and layout) The part I LOVED about this book is the "faith based" ... More Than a Bucket List
On 11/28 Cherie Hill wrote: I read this book upon it's initial release back in 2002 and remember it being extremely powerful in my life. But,it wasn't until I received a review copy of the expanded version and began reading through it again did I realize the unbelievable impact it has had on my life. I believe that this book, which ... What On Earth Am I Here For?
On 11/1 Cherie Hill wrote: If you haven't read "Heaven is for Real," I'd really recommend reading that before picking up this devotional. Otherwise, you might feel somewhat lost. "Heaven Changes Everything" is a devotional that is derived from the "Heaven is for Real" and uses snipets from the original book to expand upon in daily ... Heaven Changes Everything
On 10/25 Cherie Hill wrote: Everything . . . we're typically more concerned with what we get than what we give, when it comes to following Jesus. Mary Demuth tackles some of the most misunderstood aspects of the Christian faith when it comes to following Jesus. Mary has a remarkable ability to open her heart in order to reach ... Vital to Faith
On 10/2 Cherie Hill wrote: I thought I knew all there was to know about grace . . . I've been given an overabundance of it. But Max Lucado has revealed the grace of God in probably the most thorough and impressionable way possible. I gleaned new insights into God's grace that I have, and continue to receive, as well as ... GRACE
On 9/17 Cherie Hill wrote: I always cringe for an author when I see a book that is obnoxiously publicized with a slew of over the top endorsements. Quite frankly, it's not fair to the author. The expectations are set, and more times than not, it's a let down for the reader.(After reading the book, I wonder if those endorsers ... The River
On 8/21 Cherie Hill wrote: It is remarkable that Christians that have had the most significant impact on the Christian faith are rarely known, and if they are, it is seldom that we get a glimpse into the depths of their personal lives. 10 Christians everyone should know is a wonderful resource that should be easily integrated ... 10 Christians Everyone Should Know
On 8/2 Cherie Hill wrote: We usually don't have the opportunity to walk out someone's faith with them. For most, their deepest struggles in life are kept between them and the God that their pain has caused them to question. Most people of faith fear that allowing others to see them doubting through difficult times will somehow ... Honest Wrestling
On 8/1 Cherie Hill wrote: I was absolutely thrilled to see this new release from Ken Davis. Listening and laughing through his radio broadcasts, he has me as a hooked fan. Ken Davis' wisdom comes from living life along side the rest of us. In an effort to encourage others, Ken Davis us willing to share his journey through ... Fully Alive
On 7/27 Cherie Hill wrote: I first learned about Phil Cooke through reviewing his book, Jolt, which I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend. I was thrilled to see that he had a new release, One Big Thing. I wonder if Phil Cooke really has a "one big thing" because in just reading his books there are A LOT of things he ... One Big Thing
On 7/10 Cherie Hill wrote: It is truly wonderful to see more content for Juvenile Christian fiction. Like it or not, that age group is going to steer toward fiction writings and it is encouraging to see books like "Angel Eyes" available to those readers.For me, personally, although the writing was good, I just wasn't captivated ... Angel Eyes
On 6/28 Cherie Hill wrote: It's difficult to find good devotionals these days, so I'm never really that optimistic when I agree to write a review on one. This book is certainly leaps and bounds about the recent "Women of Faith" devotionals that I reviewed this year. Fay Rowe has a wonderful ability to apply Scripture to every ... 25,000 Mornings
On 6/6 Cherie Hill wrote: The title and subtitle were really interesting to me. I was hoping to discover new insight into this rarely discussed topic of the two men on the road to Emmaus after the crucifixion of Christ. Unfortunately, I did not gain the profound teaching I had hoped for.Very little discussion was over the account ... The Searchers
On 5/22 Cherie Hill wrote: This book is incredibly timely. I have been searching for Christian fiction books for my two teen boys to read over the summer . . . and besides the Chronicles of Narnia, I found little to be desired. With the likes of Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson, which we don't entertain, little is available for ... Spirit Fighter
On 5/11 Cherie Hill wrote: If you've ever wanted to hear the voice of God, you'll need to open THE VOICE BIBLE. I am always hesitant and critical towards new translations, fearful that the "interpretation" may cause us to lose the literal translation of the Scriptures. As a sceptic, I chose to review the Voice Bible, anticipating ... The Voice Bible
On 5/10 Cherie Hill wrote: I was incredibly surprised at the wisdom and insights into Godly parenting in this book. The author sets the stage for the entire book and its message by leading out with:"When parents are fleshing out their faith and living out their days with joy and honesty, their children will be attracted to it. ... Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord
On 5/5 Cherie Hill wrote: Grace is probably the most misunderstood aspect of the Christian faith by both believers and unbelievers, yet the faith hinges upon it. This "Truth About" series by John MacArthur has been incredibly profound in my faith walk. The Truth About Grace offers the truth about God's grace . . . it adds nothing ... A MUST READ!
On 4/30 Cherie Hill wrote: I just cannot say enough about this series, "The Truth About Forgiveness/the lordship of Christ/Grace!" This series is absolutely incredible. It's a home run for Thomas Nelson and John MacArhtur and an incredible work of the Holy Spirit."The lordship of Christ" provides the TRUTH about justification, ... The Truth About the lordship of Christ
On 4/24 Cherie Hill wrote: "The Truth About Forgiveness" is probably one of the most powerful and faith enriching books I have read in a very long time. Even as a well studied Christian, I now understand forgiveness, Christ's sacrifice, and salvation in more powerful ways than I ever have before. I didn't think I could ever gain ... The Truth About Forgiveness
On 4/16 Cherie Hill wrote: I was SO INCREDIBLY surprised at this cookbook! Each recipe begins with a BEAUTIFUL color photo which makes your mouth water just looking at it! As I thumbed through each recipe I was absolutely amazed at the foods and combinations of ingredients that are SURE to be a success. And the recipes cover all ... Simply Grilling WOW!
On 4/14 Cherie Hill wrote: "A Shot of Faith" aims to help Christians who are stuck defending their faith against what Dr. Mitch Stokes calls "cranky atheists." The message within the book is deep in philosophy and rich in content. The author provides a truly logical argument to conclude that belief in God is rationally a default ... A Shot of Faith to the Head
On 4/6 Cherie Hill wrote: There is no one that I've found that is more masterful with words than Max Lucado. His words grip you and your soul is moved with each turning page. This was the perfect read for the perfect time of year. The theme throughout will stay with me indefinitely: It wasn't nails that held Christ to a cross. ... He Chose the Nails
On 4/3 Cherie Hill wrote: After reading Pete Wilson's "Plan B," I was on the edge of my seat waiting for his next book. I hoped there would be one. "Empty Promises" was everything I'd hoped for! "Empty Promises" is the mirror that none of us dare look into. Pastor Wilson opens us up to reflect upon our inner desires and motivations, ... Empty Promises
On 3/27 Cherie Hill wrote: I didn't watch American Idol the year Scott Macyntyre competed, so I had to go back and watch videos. I was amazed at his talent, despite his being born blind. But, that isn't the amazing part of this story, that isn't the inspiring part . . . it's his faith. This is an in-depth look at the life of ... By Faith, Not By Sight
On 3/20 Cherie Hill wrote: This is a difficult review to write. The author's heart is definitely poured out through Eye of the Storm in an effort to encourage brothers and sisters in the faith. Unfortunately, I have to review this book and appoint "stars" based upon all the other books out there that I review. As another reviewer ... Eye of the Storm
On 3/15 Cherie Hill wrote: I'll be honest, I was reading this book on my Kindle and wasn't keeping track as to what chapter or page I was on. I literally read the last page, realized I was finished with the book and felt like just starting at the beginning again and reading it over. "Great Day Every Day," is the anecdote for your ... Great Day Every Day!
On 3/11 Cherie Hill wrote: The time you spend reading "1,000 Days" may very well be the most well spent time of your life. This is not a book, it's a journey; Jesus isn't just a Savior, He is Lord. Jonathan Falwell presents the days of Christ's ministry in a down to earth, powerful way that will draw your spirit and transform ... 1000 Days: The Ministry of Christ
On 3/5 Cherie Hill wrote: Everyone wants to be happy, but few find true happiness. With all the wisdom Luci Swindoll has acquired throughout her life experiences, she has written a book that sums up the simple, yet successful ways that SHE has found happiness. I am always leery of books that are "formula" based-"do this and you ... Simple Secrets to a Happy Life
On 2/29 Cherie Hill wrote: This book (I am reviewing the Kindle version) had all the makings of a powerful read: A GREAT Title, catchy subtitle, and a much needed message in a world that is hurting. The problem is that the content failed to deliver. I was hoping for a message that would inspire, encourage, and lift up my heart. ... God Loves Broken People
On 2/27 Cherie Hill wrote: This is one of the most powerful and interesting biographies I have ever read. Moishe Rosen's life is a true testimony to the power and glory of God. His daughter, Ruth Rosen did a superior job of writing this biography. It is difficult to get a reader to hang on to every word when reading a biography, ... Called to Controversy
On 2/21 Cherie Hill wrote: My hopes were dashed with this book after chapter 4. Up until chapter five, I thought this book would probably be one of the most powerful books I've read in a long time. But something happened, a disconnect of some kind. Marilyn Meberg, a Women of Faith speaker, delves into the cravings we have in life. ... Constantly Craving
On 2/15 Cherie Hill wrote: Truly, this is one of the most unique books addressing sin. I was pleasantly surprised by the engaging writing style and the profound insights into the motivations of our sins. This book is for EVERYONE. One of the greatest hurdles in overcoming sin is realizing that our behaviors are in fact sins, and ... For EVERYONE
On 2/7 Cherie Hill wrote: This is a difficult review for me to write. I MUST give this book a four star rating, simply on the basis that it's written by Patrick Henry Reardon, the beloved theologian. But, the book overall, fell short of anything I'd hoped for.First of all, I do not think this book should be classified under "Spiritual ... The Jesus We Missed
On 1/26 Cherie Hill wrote: I reviewed the original "The Voice New Testament," and decided to see what might have been revised and updated to alter my previous review. I was pleasantly surprised by my finding. Truly, most of the content hadn't changed "that much," but I was enamored by the Preface. Truly, the publisher, contributing ... A Bible Companion
On 1/19 Cherie Hill wrote: Unfortunately, there seems to be an error in downloading this book as an ebook. I have tried emailing BookSneeze several times and have not gotten a response. Hopefully this error will be corrected . . . I'd love to read the book! Thank you to BookSneeze for the opportunity to review wonderful Christian ... Unable to Download
On 1/18 Cherie Hill wrote: Author Gus Dallas gets an "A" for effort on this book. I can't imagine taking on this kind of task . . . reorganizing the Book of Proverbs is difficult at best. The author made an incredible effort, but the book just didn't provide what I'd hoped.For starters, I could not find, anywhere, if this contained ... Proverbs "Reconstructed"
On 1/17 Cherie Hill wrote: "Moments of Truth" by John MacArthur has just become one of my favorite devotionals of all time. I was ecstatic when I saw that MacArthur was releasing a devotional and only "hoped" that it would turn out to be a treasure. It is actually more wonderful than I had hoped. Truly, MacArthur's writings should ... Moments of Truth
On 12/29 Cherie Hill wrote: "Daily Gifts of Grace" is a devotional written by a dynamic group of women from the "Women of Faith" organization. The writers include: Joni Eareckson Tada, Lisa Whelchel, Jenna Lucado, Sheila Walsh, Kim Cash Tate, Patsy Clairmont, Natalie Grant, Lisa Harper. With all but a few, these women write passionately, ... Daily Gifts of Grace
On 12/27 Cherie Hill wrote: I was truly excited to see that Leonard Sweet had published another book. His writings are profound, powerful, and truly pertinent in so many ways. My favorite of his writings is "Jesus Manifesto." But, "I Am a Follower," is a close second. These two writings although theological, transform your inner ... I AM A FOLLOWER
On 12/11 Cherie Hill wrote: The most unique aspect of this book is how it is written and read like a non-fiction book, yet is fictional. When you begin reading, you'd be convinced this is a recount of the journey of a pastor, being led by God to "go deeper" in his own faith. It's a beautiful story of a man of God being led by God ... Going Deep
On 11/30 Cherie Hill wrote: I have to admit, I felt very solemn reading this book. I felt as if this were a "farewell" in so many ways from a man of God that on one can ever imagine losing in this world. Billy Graham has always been larger than life, living for the Lord and reaching out to the lost. In "Nearing Home," Dr. Graham ... Nearing Home
On 11/14 Cherie Hill wrote: I had a difficult time with this book . . . a difficult time putting it down. Steve Arterburn has walked through the process of healing. He's not just talking the talk, he's walked the walk. I was amazed at how long this book was . . . and surprised that there was virtually no repetitiveness throughout. ... Healing is a Choice
On 11/6 Cherie Hill wrote: I chose an absolutely incredible book to be my 100th book to review for Thomas Nelson! "The Lucado Inspirational Reader" is a true treasure that is priceless to a follower of Christ. I am continually amazed at Lucado's writing style and ability to capture the reader in a way that convicts the heart and ... Hope and Encouragement for Your Everyday Life
On 10/27 Cherie Hill wrote: This book was everything I expected and more. There is nothing more precious and valuable to all mankind than the words and life/resurrection of Jesus. In a unique devotional style, R. P. Nettelhorst, brings Jesus' words into your everyday life. Each day begins with an excerpt of Scripture taken from ... A Year with Jesus
On 10/16 Cherie Hill wrote: "Heroes and Villains" was not what I expected, unfortunately. I was looking forward to a book that helped children to see a "new" side of Biblical stories and characters they are familiar with. I was disappointed because there was virtually NO commentary whatsoever. The book uses Old and New Testament ... Heroes and Villains (Book Review)
On 10/13 Cherie Hill wrote: Truly, "Three Cups" is a unique book. It's a much needed book for young children. With a world that teaches children to spend their money impulsively, for themselves mostly, the message within this book will convey a Biblical perspective on managing money.The book begins with a little boy expecting a ... Three Cups
On 10/12 Cherie Hill wrote: I was so excited to see that this book was being released! I have read "Heaven is for Real" and absolutely LOVED it. It is a wonderful true story about a young boy who fell gravely ill and had the opportunity to visit heaven and return to tell about it. The detailed story is remarkable. My twelve year ... Heaven is For Real (for kids)
On 10/12 Cherie Hill wrote: You'll love this book. For many more reasons than I can even describe. Lucado writes in a flowing poetic way that captures your heart and fills you with strength and peace. He's a masterful storyteller inspired by THE STORYTELLER that is writing YOUR story and is whispering YOUR name! "When God Whispers ... When God Whispers Your Name
On 10/6 Cherie Hill wrote: "Just in Case You Ever Wonder" is a typical, powerful message from Max Lucado. The book is geared toward the five to seven year old, in my opinion. The message focuses on the joy of the child's life that has been brought into the world by a loving and sovereign God. The words are sure to send a strong ... An "okay" Read
On 10/6 Cherie Hill wrote: I wasn't sure I wanted to read this book. But, after reading several reviews, I thought it might be worth the read. I thought I'd read it for the same reason I read books of former atheists . . . I believe it is important as a follower of Christ to know how the enemy works. After reading "Ascent From ... Ascent from Darkness (Book Review)
On 9/25 Cherie Hill wrote: "Night Night Blessings" is sure to be your little one's favorite between story. The message of the book leaves you comforted by the fact that they are cared for and blessed by a very big God. The story brings out a thankful heart that recognizes all that God gives, big and small. The illustrations are ... Night Night Blessings (Book Review)
On 9/25 Cherie Hill wrote: If you're looking for that perfect book to read to a 1 to 3 year old that conveys God's love to their heart, "Thank You, God, For Blessing Me," is the one you're looking for. Hermie is a beloved caterpillar in our home and little ones come to love him because his messages are based on powerful Biblical ... Thank You, God, For Blessing Me (Book Review)
On 9/23 Cherie Hill wrote: "Gabby God's Little Angel" is a wonderful bedtime story or anytime story. The angels are adorable and their personalities are delightful. The message is perfect for little girls between the ages of 2 and 5. The message conveyed is that God has given us angels to protect and watch over us. Based on Scripture, ... Gabby God's Little Angel (Book Review
On 9/19 Cherie Hill wrote: Hermie has been a well loved caterpillar in our home as my boys have grown up. The lessons and messages within the Hermie series are truly priceless. For children who have seen the videos, this book may not be what you're looking for. "Hermie, a common caterpillar" is the introductory story about Hermie. ... Hermie, A Common Caterpillar (Review)
On 9/15 Cherie Hill wrote: To often Christians are accused of "blind faith." But, "Has God Spoken?" proves that you must be blind if you DON'T have faith. I was extremely impressed at the depth of theology in this book that is communicated in a fairly easy to understand way. The author brilliantly uses the acronym "MAPS" to cover ... Has God Spoken?
On 9/1 Cherie Hill wrote: I thought I had a good grasp on the essence of God's grace, until I read "The Grace of God" by Andy Stanley. I found God's grace to be more astounding than I ever imagined. Stanley recognizes the fact that God's grace is talked about frequently, but makes no apology that it isn't addressed, the majority ... The Grace of God
On 8/24 Cherie Hill wrote: "Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love" is a simple story that sheds light on the truth on God's love for us. The book intends to reach a Hispanic culture using a Mexican village setting and using spanish words and cultural norms. The idea of the story is to convey to the children that out of all the ... Smack Dab In The Middle of God's Love
On 8/24 Cherie Hill wrote: I am SO glad I requested this book in paperback form instead of an ebook! "Your 100 Day Prayer" is more than just a book filled with scriptural truths, it is a study of God's Promises that will help you to "actively wait on God."This is truly a unique book. It is broken out like a "devotional," able ... Your 100 Day Prayer
On 8/17 Cherie Hill wrote: Daily Devotionals rarely ever come close to the powerful writings of Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest," but "Right from the Heart" may just be the 21st century match up. I read countless daily devotionals from books, as well as online, and this one seems to have topped them all. I was amazed ... Right From the Heart
On 8/15 Cherie Hill wrote: "Stained Glass Hearts" reveals the beauty that can be found through faith in God in the in the ugliest of times. Patsy Clairmont is a Women of Faith Speaker who has truly experienced her own brokenness and strives to help you to find light in your own darkness.The message strives to bring you in touch ... Stained Glass Hearts
On 8/5 Cherie Hill wrote: The subtitle is enough to captivate you: "a stirring invitation to wake up your soul." You can almost smell the coffee brewing. Author Nicole Johnson invites you to a "fresh-brewed life" by sitting down with you and talking about the issues that women face in a challenging, fallen world. She starts by ... Fresh-Brewed Life
On 7/26 Cherie Hill wrote: This world likes to draw a line between Science and faith. "It Couldn't Just Happen" takes Science and deepens your faith. Although this book is truly written for children of most ages . . . it is thoroughly helpful to anyone of any age when it comes to answering the question "Where do Science and God ... It Couldn't Just Happen
On 7/21 Cherie Hill wrote: This is one of those books that is absolutely a MUST HAVE for the teenager that has accepted Christ as Savior or for the teen you want to see saved who has doubts about the whole "Christianity" thing. It's vital that a Christian knows why it is they believe what they believe; if they don't, their faith ... Don't Check Your Brains at the Door
On 7/13 Cherie Hill wrote: "A Place Called Blessing" was a wonderful follow up after reading "The Blessing" by Dr. Trent and Gary Smalley. Of all the "Christian" fiction out there, this book was refreshing and enlightening. It proved to me that "Christian" fiction does have it's place, it's just that very few books come close ... A Place Called Blessing
On 7/11 Cherie Hill wrote: I had one problem with this book: I found it almost impossible to hold back tears long enough to get through each page. I wasn't prepared for how powerful this book would be. It was one of those books that I nearly read through in one sitting. Although the message of the book talks about "The Blessing," ... The Blessing
On 7/8 Cherie Hill wrote: The bottom line: God isn't going away! This book reads like a "State of the Union address." Atheism has taken many twist and turns, but God has not. As a former atheist, Alister McGrath should know. His wealth of theological knowledge sheds light into the greatest darkness that can consume a human soul-Atheism.Although, ... Why God Won't Go Away
On 6/26 Cherie Hill wrote: I haven't read Dr. Larry Crabb's "66 Love Letters," but after reading "God's Love Letters to You," I'm anxious to get a copy. The greatest struggle most Christians have in their faith is how to study the Bible. We tend to look at the Bible as something to be "studied" instead of cherished. When we clearly ... God's Love Letters to You
On 6/15 Cherie Hill wrote: This is not just a book . . . it is a treasure. The impact of Billy Graham's words, prompted by the Holy Spirit, have changed the course of history. "Billy Graham in Quotes," holds the wisdom He has spoken throughout all of his life. The impact of each quote could be used as a daily devotional because ... Billy Graham in Quotes
On 6/7 Cherie Hill wrote: In this life, we do a lot of waiting. Author Eileen Button takes the "waiting places" in life and gleans valuable insights into the blessings that can be found in those places. I love how the book started with an excerpt from "Oh the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss:You can get so confusedthat you'll ... The Waiting Place
On 5/30 Cherie Hill wrote: I was going to write my shortest review ever: "Buy this book." But, since Thomas Nelson requires me to write more than two hundred words on a review. I'll go ahead and elaborate on why you should buy this book. : ) Truly, I wasn't sure what to expect when I requested this book for review. Through ... Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me
On 5/19 Cherie Hill wrote: I simply couldn't pass on the chance to review a Leonard Sweet book, although I'm not a real "fiction" reader . . . and I'm glad I didn't. There has never been more interest in the end times than now. With 2012 approaching, the end of the times has never been publicized more. My guess is there will be ... The Seraph Seal
On 5/11 Cherie Hill wrote: You simply can't go wrong with a John Maxwell book. You're going to find yourself challenged and encouraged, every single time. "Put Your Dream to the Test" actually surprised me. It was SO much better than I anticipated and helped me to realize that however big OR small the dreams are inside of you ... Make Your Dream a Reality
On 4/25 Cherie Hill wrote: I just don't think you can ever be disappointed with anything from Max Lucado. I wasn't sure if this devotional would be just another "devotional," but I took a chance on Max and I wasn't disappointed. "Live Loved" is all about knowing how complete God's love is for you. This devotional is a daily reminder ... Live Loved!
On 4/18 Cherie Hill wrote: This book was exactly what I'd expect from Max Lucado . . . a Spirit enriching book that grows the roots of your faith and nourishes your soul. I have read most of Max Lucado's books and did not find this book to be repetitive of previous ones. This book is unique and filled with Biblical ... Max On Life
On 4/14 Cherie Hill wrote: This is one of those books I requested to review in ebook form and now I wish I had a hardcopy! I absolutely LOVED this book. If you're following Jesus, this books shows you that it's one area of you're life that you should be "majoring in the minors." Even the smallest things in life matter in the kingdom ... Lead. Serve. Love.
On 4/13 Cherie Hill wrote: I REALLY liked this book. I've never heard of the author, but I'd really like to read more from him. The message in "Unleashed" is thought provoking, uplifting, invigorating, and powerful. McManus strives to get us to live our lives for Christ in what he describes as a "barbaric" way. Not out of control, ... Unleashed
On 4/11 Cherie Hill wrote: I tried. I really did. I wanted to like this book, but you guessed it, I didn't. I have not liked one of Andy Andrews' books that I've read. (The Noticer, The Butterfly effect, The Boy Who Changed the World, and now "The Summit") I'm going to tell you why I don't recommend his books, and I'm speaking ... The Final Summit
On 4/7 Cherie Hill wrote: Unless you've been living under a rock somewhere, you've noticed that the world is changing that is faster than most of us can comprehend. It can be overwhelming, to say the least. In fact, if we're not careful, the changes, especially in technology, can consume our lives like being sucked into a black ... Jolt Your Life!
On 3/30 Cherie Hill wrote: If King Solomon came back to visit the 21st century, his words of wisdom would be found in "The Little Red Book of Wisdom" . . .only, the book is actually written by Mark DeMoss. : ) I downloaded this book digitally, but now I'd like to actually get a hard copy. It's just one of those books that you ... 21st Century Proverbs
On 3/22 Cherie Hill wrote: If you were thinking of getting this book as a Father's Day gift, a gift book for men in your Bible Study group, or an addition to the baby gift for the NEW Father, you would be making an excellent choice! "Time with God for Fathers" is filled with the wisdom of God when it comes to being a father. ... Time with God for Fathers
On 3/22 Cherie Hill wrote: I truly wanted to dive deep into "The Sacred Journey," by Charles Foster, I just never got beneath the surface. The Ancient Practices Series have been difficult to review. They are necessary to understand in the Christian faith, it's just that they are difficult to discuss and even more challenging to ... The Sacred Journey
On 3/14 Cherie Hill wrote: With utmost responsibility, a mother's work is never done and her burdens tend to never cease. "God's Wisdom for Mothers" is a wonderful gift book that is an anchor for the Mother's soul. It is the Word of God that can bring peace and joy in the midst of uncertainty and chaos, and in the life of a mother, ... An Anchor for the Mother's Soul
On 3/9 Cherie Hill wrote: Everyone has questions that they'd like to ask God . . . and the reality is we won't have all the answers and be able to understand this life completely until we see Him face to face. But, there are basic questions that every Christian ponders, yet very few of them in their faith walk ever ask, ... A Conversation with God
On 2/26 Cherie Hill wrote: First and foremost, I would never hesitate to purchase any book written by Marcia Ford. I was first introduced to this author through her book "Essentials for Life."She is a brilliant writer that is able to convey a deeply heart felt message in a highly understandable and organized way. She is able to ... A Conversation with God (for Women)
On 2/19 Cherie Hill wrote: I eagerly awaited "Finding Our Way Again," by Brian Mclaren . . . I've read other books in the Ancient Practices series and found them to be enlightening; especially "In Constant Prayer" by Robert Benson. However, as I began reading, I somehow ended up "lost." Nothing "flowed." I found my mind all over ... Finding Our Way Again
On 2/8 Cherie Hill wrote: If you're a mother, "Regret Free Parenting" by Catherine Hickem may very well be the answer to your prayers! This book will save you time AND money in counseling sessions for the years ahead and more importantly, it can help you develop the most healthy relationship with your children that you could ... "Regret Free Parenting"
On 2/2 Cherie Hill wrote: There is no greater way to spend your time than in relationship with the Lord. “In Constant Prayer” by Robert Benson is the second in the “Ancient Practices” series published by Thomas Nelson. I have not previously read any of Robert Benson’s writings and was pleasantly surprised to find a ... In Constant Prayer
On 1/24 Cherie Hill wrote: We're all living some kind of story, whether we realize it or not. The questions that Jan Silvious poses in "Same Life, New Story" will prompt you to consider examining your own story and possibly learning how to rewrite it. I've never read any of Jan Silvious' books, so I was anxious to read "Same Life, ... Same Life, New Story
On 1/12 Cherie Hill wrote: Sheila Walsh manages to brilliantly present the power in the Promises of God in her PAGE TURNER, "The Shelter of God's Promises." The book is broken down into categories of God's Promises: Provision- I Don't Have Enough Peace- I'm Afraid and Feel Alone Confidence-I Can't See God's Plan in this Pain Love- ... The Shelter of God's Promises
On 1/5 Cherie Hill wrote: I've never met Mike Flynt, but I really like him. Mostly because he's a tough guy who has been through a rough life and is not afraid to profess his faith in Christ! His heart bleeds onto the pages of "The Power Based Life," as he strives to help you find yourself within God's will. Why God's will? Because ... The Power Based Life
On 12/21 Cherie Hill wrote: "Unto the Hills" devotional by Billy Graham is truly a "page turner." It's RARE to find a devotional that is a "page turner," yet this book will cause you to look forward to each day with the Lord. You'll be strengthened and encouraged while you are fed Truth. Billy Graham helps the believer to realize ... Unto the Hills
On 12/12 Cherie Hill wrote: What a fantastically unique book! With over 150 of the world's most popular hymns, the "Deckle Edge" presentation of them makes this book a classic. You can sing the hymns all you want, but you will never sing them the same after reading the AMAZING stories that went behind the writing of them. "Then ... Your Soul Will Sing
On 11/11 Cherie Hill wrote: "Start" The Bible for New Believers is a great start in the walk of faith. I especially loved the subtopics throughout the Scriptures that made the books of the Bible more easily understood in their context. (The subtopics give you a quick summarization of what is happening within the text . . . which ... A Great Start!
On 11/1 Cherie Hill wrote: First, and foremost, this is a wonderfully unique devotional. It is unique because each daily reading comes from the Old Testament. Far too many believers find it difficult to not only read the Old Testament, but to see how it is that God wants to speak to them through it. Out of all the devotionals ... A Year With God
On 10/20 Cherie Hill wrote: I wondered if this would be another book about a person's "trip" to heaven in which only a few pages referenced the account and the rest were pages filled with endless and seemingly meaningless details surrounding the experience . . . to my surpise, I experienced one of the most powerful accounts of ... Heaven is for REAL
On 10/11 Cherie Hill wrote: I truly enjoyed this book! I wasn't sure how a book about building churches in rural america would speak to me in any way, but I was wonderfully surprised. I'm not in a leadership position, but I do follow Christ and Shannon 0'Dell is all about following Christ. AND He wants you to see how it's done ... Breaking All the Rurals
On 10/4 Cherie Hill wrote: "The Treasure of God's Word" is beautifully bound in decorative leather and presents itself quite well. However, for the price, the gift book just lacks substance in many ways. The topics that are used to break down the Scriptures are fantastic, but the Scriptures used are very few. I wasn't fond of ... The Treasure of God's Word
On 9/23 Cherie Hill wrote: There is nothing more fantastic and uplifting than to see the abudnance of books that have hit the shelves lately . . . proclaiming the name of Jesus and the gospel. "The Gospel According to Jesus," by Chris Seay, is one of many that urge proclaimed Christians to live out their faith in the fullest sense ... The Gospel According to Jesus
On 9/14 Cherie Hill wrote: God's Promises for Women of Faith is a "snazzy" little book! I loved the cover and it would make a great gift book. The Promises within are listed by topics which pertain to women. The author did a wonderful job of listing topics that really speak to the heart of a woman who is diligently seeking God. ... God's Promises for Women of Faith
On 9/10 Cherie Hill wrote: It is utterly amazing to me that Max Lucado is able to take the lives of those who lived over 2,000 years ago, bring them into future, and make their stories not only relevant, but incredibly powerful in order to transform people's lives today. The writing in this book, the style, is absolutely brilliant. ... A Call to Decision
On 9/7 Cherie Hill wrote: At times, I found myself enlightened by the the author's perspective, at other times, I was offended at her (covered) expletives toward the end of the book. Unfortunately, I think this book is a narrow topic and I'm just not sure who I would recommend it to. Even with those that I know that are facing ... Permission to Speak Freely
On 9/7 Cherie Hill wrote: To add to Andy Andrews' portfolio of "inspirational" topics, "The Boy Who Changed the World," steps into the life of a child in order to illustrate the importance of our actions. "Everything we do and say matters" is the essence of the book. "The Boy Who Changed the World", is a children's book ... The Boy Who Changed the World
On 9/7 Cherie Hill wrote: Andy Andrews is known best for his inspirational speaking and writing and the "Butterfly Effect" fits perfectly into his portfolio. The essence of the "Butterfly Effect" is nothing "new," it is a hypothesis presented to the New York Academy of Science by Edward Lorenz. When the "effect" is applied to ... The Butterfly Effect
On 8/30 Cherie Hill wrote: "You Changed My Life" by Max Lucado is truly a "gift" book. It is probably one of the most wonderful "gift" reads I've seen in a long while. The message within each story provides you with real life examples of lives changed through the gift of love, kindness, commitment, compassion, hope, courage, widsom, ... You Changed My Life
On 8/11 Cherie Hill wrote: I don't know if there is anything more critical in this world than your health. That includes physical, as well as spiritual. Author Roger Troy Wilson has "been there, done that," when it comes to his health. He's a person that can relate to your struggles when it comes to weight loss and He is considered ... "Let's Do Lunch"
On 8/1 Cherie Hill wrote: I'll have to admit, it was hard to hold back tears as I read through the first half of "Captured by Grace," by Dr. David Jeremiah. Very few people in the world have been able to adequately express the depth and meaning of God's grace, but John Newton, the writer of "Amazing Grace," and the Apostle Paul ... Captured
On 7/20 Cherie Hill wrote: The "Edge of the Divine" by Sandi Patty was just "okay" for me. First and foremost, the book is all about Sandi's life. It reads like a journal or a "Christmas Letter" at times. Throughout the book I became uninterested as the author ventured into too much detail about her life such as family issues ... The Edge of the Divine (book review)
On 7/8 Cherie Hill wrote: In typical "John MacArthur" style (powerfully pertinent and masterfully written), "The Jesus You Can't Ignore" presents Jesus as He really was. MacArthur reveals that Jesus never avoided confrontations over Truth, but made it part of His daily life to revoke those who lived their lives in opposition ... The Jesus You Can't Ignore (book review)
On 6/25 Cherie Hill wrote: A timeless and power devotional now in deluxe edition! "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young is a devotional like no other. It takes you directly into the presence of the Lord with a profound style of writing. Each reading will grab hold of your heart and speak words of Truth into your Spirit. This book is ... A Timeless Treasure (book review)
On 6/1 Cherie Hill wrote: I must first start by saying that I'm incredibly biased toward Dr. Graham...he is indeed, "God's man." I have the utmost respect for him and his ability to reach a lost world. "Storm Warning" is just one of the many avenues by which Billy Graham has used to rescue those who are facing impending doom ... A Siren You Shouldn't Ignore
On 5/6 Cherie Hill wrote: I was genuinely looking forward to reading "Embracing Your Second Calling" by Dale Hanson Bourke. I was excited about the fact that a very successful business woman had figured out what was really important in life and was ready to reveal the steps to take to help middle-aged women connect with their ... Just Didn't Get It
On 5/3 Cherie Hill wrote: Very rarely, if ever...okay, NEVER before have I finished reading a book, only to immediately turn to the first page and begin reading it all over again-only this time, I'm not just reading it...I'm STUDYING it! If your life is perfect...you don't need this book. If you're like the rest of us, I would ... "Plan B" offers TRUE Hope!
On 4/22 Cherie Hill wrote: For those who aren't into fiction, much less "Christian Fiction," but have always "wanted" to get into it...this book is for you! I'm not an avid "fiction or "Christian fiction" reader, but this book got my attention. The reviews of Tim Downs previous works, which I haven't read, pushed me to request ... Wondering...When's the NEXT novel?!?
On 4/12 Cherie Hill wrote: "Will the World End in 2012?" is the question a lot of people are asking, and it seems to be all the hype. Dr. Hundley strives to take the question people are asking and present the facts as the world knows them, so that you can feel confident when discussing the matter to others...especially as a Christian. ... Handbook for the 2012 Question
On 3/26 Cherie Hill wrote: I was eager to receive "The Voice" translation of the New Testament. With a promise of insight, clarity, and enjoyment...who wouldn't look forward to understanding the Bible in a more relevant way. I did enjoy areas of the book, however, I would advise that most readers use this translation with extreme ... "The Voice" -use with caution
On 3/17 Cherie Hill wrote: Too often, you can pick up a book from a “well-known” author, with high expectations for the content, only to be quickly disappointed; then there are times when you pick up a book from an author you may not have ever heard of…only to find you’ve discovered a treasure that far exceeds all of your ... An Essential Book for Your Faith
On 3/1 Cherie Hill wrote: Who are you...really? In an incredibly profound way, Mark Sayers takes you on a journey inside yourself and brings you to grips with who you are really meant to be. You may have chosen paths and personas that have caused your life to come to a fork in the road or a complete dead end; either way, "The ... The Vertical Self (book review)
On 2/15 Cherie Hill wrote: In an effort to encourage women in their faith through trusting God, Sheila Walsh fails to produce the content that makes this book worth purchasing. I decided to give this book a try after being terribly disappointed in Ms. Walsh’s other newly released book, “Let Go.” (although this one is probably ... Disappointed...again (book review)
On 2/2 Cherie Hill wrote: “Tithing,” by Douglas Leblanc is part of The Ancient Practices Series published by Thomas Nelson. The book envelopes incredible testimonies of God’s people obeying the command to tithe. The book has a unique approach in that it doesn’t get into theological discussion about tithing. Personally, ... Testimonies to God's Faithfulness
On 1/21 Cherie Hill wrote: Brian Tome, no doubt, has a heart after God’s and he has a message from God to those who are lost. The author wants you to know the love of Christ and grasp the price that He paid to free you from the things that bind you in this world. Brian Tome walks you through what it means to be alive and free ... It SHOULD be FREE!
On 1/13 Cherie Hill wrote: With incredible organization and potently rich content, Charles Stanley urges you not to settle for less than God’s very best for your life. The only way to receive God’s best in your life, Stanley teaches, is by surrendering completely to God. God’s specific purposes and plans include YOU and ... A Timely Treasure
On 11/28 Cherie Hill wrote: There would be no greater joy than to hear Jesus speak to you personally; “Jesus Lives” by Sarah Young gives you that opportunity. Sarah Young captures your heart by expressing the heart of Jesus throughout each devotional. You’ll find yourself filled with peace, embraced with the love of God, ... A Must Have Devotional
On 11/12 Cherie Hill wrote: Book Review by Cherie Hill (Thomas Nelson Book Review Blogger)"Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain," by Dr. Meier and Dr. Henderson offers an insightful perspective of suffering. Everyone endures pain and suffering, but not everyone grasps the good that can come from it; unless they come to understand the ... All Things For Good
On 10/8 Cherie Hill wrote: Doug Fields has been given the gift and life purpose to point this generation to authentic Christianity. It is through his own journey of faith that has taken him in the direction of leading others to be set free from the chains that bind them. Doug Fields encourages you, through God’s Word, to understand ... Start Fresh!
On 9/29 Cherie Hill wrote: “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” is Donald Miller’s way of reminding you to “stop and smell the roses.” The author uses his life experience to artfully invite you into his journey of “making life count.” As he works to make a movie of his life, he realizes that his story, “as is,” ... A Story for God's Glory
On 9/8 Cherie Hill wrote: I needed this book. You need this book. Everyone you know needs this book. The message is timely and critical to the faith of every believer. For those who don’t believe, the chance to imagine your life without fear will bring you face to face with Jesus and you might just find yourself taking a leap ... You NEED this Book!
On 8/25 Cherie Hill wrote: “Let Go” by Shelia Walsh is titled right, has a great theme, but fails to present a message. Intended to “reach” women and address their deepest burdens, this book falls incredibly short of its goal and comes off as nothing more than “writer has a contract and must meet a deadline.” When ... Not Worth Mentioning
On 7/30 Cherie Hill wrote: “Everyday Greatness” is one of the best gift/ coffee table books of our time. The introduction and commentary by Stephen Covey is nothing less that brilliant and incredibly inspiring. The book is so well organized and written in such a way that the stories of perseverance against impossibilities ... Incredibly Inspiring!
On 7/1 Cherie Hill wrote: Every little girl needs a hero that will always be there and never let her down…that hero is God. In a world that clings to “fairytales” and “false expectations” of life, every little girl needs to be grounded in Truth and “God’s Little Princess Devotional Bible” is the book that will ... A Perfect Guide to Being a Princess for God!
On 5/31 Cherie Hill wrote: As the world's best-known animal personality, Jungle Jack Hanna continues to create enthusiasm throughout the world about God's creatures. Jack Hanna's unique ability to draw your attention to the amazing animals that God has created is truly why this book is Award Winning. The photos in the book are ... Truly Award Winning!
On 5/5 Cherie Hill wrote: A Message that Will Change Your Life, May 5, 2009 Don't live one more day of your life without reading "The Principle of the Path." The thing that I most admire about Andy Stanley is the thing that I admire most about his father; He has the ability to brilliantly communicate a critical ... A Message that Will Change Your Life
On 4/27 Cherie Hill wrote: First of all, I have a VERY difficult time writing a “bad” review of ANY book; I’m an author and I understand what it means to pour your heart and soul, not to mention countless hours, into a book. But in order to stay true to my Christian values and principles and write and honest review from ... "Nothing to Say"
On 4/25 Cherie Hill wrote: I really wanted to enjoy this book—I just didn’t. I will admit I have not read the other novels that Robert Whitlow has written, so maybe I’m missing something. Many people seem to enjoy his novels, comparing them to John Grisham works; this one just never grabbed my attention. I found myself ... Disappointing
On 4/8 Cherie Hill wrote: My problem with "the rivers run dry" was this: It created an internal battle within me. After reading the first chapter, I couldn't decide whether to stay up all night reading it, or saver it over the next few weeks! After great struggle....I finished it in 24 hours. Every time I tried to put this book ... An Edge of Your Seat Experience!
On 3/29 Cherie Hill wrote: Before reading “The Hole In Our Gospel,” I was convinced that there was only one book in the world that could radically change a person’s life-the Bible…..but I was wrong. After finishing this book, if you live the very next day of your life in the same way as you lived the last, you will have ... Soul Gripping-Radically Life Transforming
On 3/4 Cherie Hill wrote: Everyone has things about themselves that they don't like and would do just about anything to change, but the lesson that a child will learn through Hermie's new adventure, "Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure," is that God made us each unique and designed with purpose. Many times, ... God Made Us Special
On 2/20 Cherie Hill wrote: Some might perceive “Christianity in Crisis” as an attack on the most prominent preachers of the 21st century, but in reality it is a great light in the darkness. And yes, that darkness is WITHIN Christianity. The book exposes the “wolves in sheep’s clothing,” and nothing could be more vital ... A Great Light in the Darkness
On 1/30 Cherie Hill wrote: The thing I loved most about this book even more than “Goodnight Moon,” were the illustrations that will capture the hearts and minds of every child. The brilliant color and detail will give you a chance to spend hours with a child discovering all of the creative wonders on each page. The message ... A Book for Every Child
On 1/28 Cherie Hill wrote: Two things come to mind after reading this book, “It REALLY IS ALL in our head and we ALL need our heads examined!” Humor aside, it will be a thrill to see this book on the New York Times Bestseller list because that’s exactly where it belongs.One of the great joys in reading a wonderful book is ... OverJoyed!
On 12/30 Cherie Hill wrote: In these “tough times” it is often difficult to know what to say to those we care about so deeply-this book, “For The Tough Times,” says it all through a message of hope and encouragement. The book is well organized, passionately written, supported by Truth, and easy to read. The heart of God ... Hope For The Tough Times
On 12/16 Cherie Hill wrote: I was cautiously optimistic about this book. I was hopeful, as a Christian Writer, a major in Psychology, and follower of Christ, that this book would finally build a bridge between Psychology and Christianity which has remained a great divide. “Think and Make It Happen,” by Dr. Augusto Cury, delivered ... WWJT? (What Would Jesus Think?)
On 11/13 Cherie Hill wrote: Very few books impact your life in such a way that you will never live the next day in the same way you did the last.....this book does just that. You will find it more than difficult to put this book down. Dr. Jeremiah clearly and concisely reveals Biblical Prophecy in a way that will impact the way ... Answers That Will Change Your Life