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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Crossing the Waters - Leslie Leyland Fileds

Following Jesus through the storms, the fish, the doubt, and the seas.  The author takes us into a world that most of us know just about nothing about. She has been a commercial fisher woman for four decades, and works with her husband and six children in a salmon-fishing operation on their own island off the coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska. It may sound glamorous to some, but she describes the hard work, dangers and uncertainty that they face every day. Relating her vocation with Jesus's call to his disciples to be "fishers of men" this book is full of analogies to fishing. The author has written ten other books and is a speaker and a popular radio guest. This book comes with recommendations from Jim Daly from Focus on the Family and Mark Galli, Editor of Christianity Today.
Some may find it hard to relate to the stories that she tells on her fishing journeys, but we can all relate to how Jesus can bring us through any storm.
I have received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

People of the Second Chance - Mike Foster

A guide to bringing life saving love to the world. The author's official title is chief chance officer at People of the Second Chance. His personal story is one of a boating accident in which he had injured someone and it has haunted him but did not need to define him. All through out the book are stories of people who received second, third and fourth chances through God's forgiveness and grace.
Website is secondchance.org, for free resources and e-courses. I enjoyed this book and found it encouraging. For anyone who is in need of a second chance, or knows someone who does, this would be a good book to recommend. And really, doesn't that include everybody?
I have received a complimentary book in exchange for this review.