Y’all. I have seven books currently waiting to be read for reviewing purposes. (I mean, I wanted to read them anyway, but I they’re the books I’ve received free in exchange for reviews.) Since I’m excited about these books, and it’s obviously going to be a month or so before they’ve all been featured on Noveltea, I thought today would be a great time to give y’all a whirlwind tour of what we have coming up.
I’m also a bit amused with myself, because never in all my born days have I had so many non-fiction books waiting to be read. (Only one of them is fiction.) I guess it’s the season for non-fiction? I also have several more books that I’ve requested, and the fiction/non-fiction ratio is more balanced with those.
And, without further ado, let’s begin this lovely Monday with a look at some amazing books!
|Yes, there’s another book, but it’s an e-book, so I couldn’t exactly take a picture of it since it’s on the picture-taking device.
by James W. Goll
I requested this book from Litfuse
, which is currently one of my favorite books-for-review programs. Multiple times a month Litfuse sends out emails with information regarding a soon-to-be-released book. When a book looks interesting, I fill out the form that literally takes one minute, including choosing what day I’d like to post my review on. Then, if I’m chosen to take part in the blog tour, the book magically arrives in the mail, and I get an email confirming my agreed-upon day to post.
I choose to review Hearing God’s Voice Today because prayer is something I’ve been studying as I work on learning to pray more often. And, on a more shallow note, I think the cover is gorgeous, as well as peaceful. I’ll be posting my review of this book on October 3rd.
by Dutch Sheets
Unfortunately this book fell prey to that “I’m in slightly over my head” feeling, and I’m actually not sure who I requested it from. Since the publisher is Bethany House, I’m going to guess I received it from them, and hope I’m correct.
This is currently the only book I’m reading (which is crazy, I barely ever am only reading one book), and I’m a little over half way through it. I don’t remember the last time I read a book so slowly. Intercessory Prayer is good, borderline amazing, and there’s so much information packed into each page that I can’t skim read like normal, hence the long reading time. As much as I’m enjoying and learning from the book, the normally-rapid-fire-pace-for-everything side of me is getting antsy. There are some things I don’t agree with, but overall I’m quite impressed with it. I hope to review it this week.
By Eva Marie Everson
This is another Litfuse book, and my review is supposed to be posted September 20th. (And, it’s a good thing I’m writing this post, because for some reason I had it in my head that the review was due in November. Say what?
The reason I chose this book is because it says it’s “A Contemporary Christmas Carol” and I have very early memories of watching the Donald Duck version of “A Christmas Carol” and then of course reading the real book once I got older. So, pretty much, this sounds like fanficiton of a book I’ve been aware of basically all my life. Pretty cool, right?
Marcus Warner and Jim Wilder
This book has a nearly embarrassing story. I requested it from Moody Publishers, along with two other books I’ve long since reviewed. I don’t know if the book by mistake was never sent to me (I’m pretty sure that’s what happened…), or if I lost it somehow, but I never saw it. Since I knew I had requested three books from Moody Publishers, I ended up crediting them for a book I’d received from a different publisher. The problem came in when I tried to submit the review from the other publishers to Moody. It wouldn’t go through (obviously), so after several tries I finally contacted someone at Moody. They promptly (and kindly) replied that the aforementioned book wasn’t one of theirs. So, I asked what book I hadn’t reviewed that I requested, and, to make a long story short, they graciously sent me another copy of Rare Leadership.
I requested Rare Leadership because it sounded like a genuinely interesting and helpful book (although I’m not a big fan of the cover). Some of the points that the backcover talks about are
*Cultivating emotional maturity in yourself and others (Um, yes please.)
*Keep relationships bigger than problems
*Increase productivity through trust, joy, and engagement
Not only do those things sound fantastic to learn about, but they also use the Oxford comma, which makes me happy.
By Dr. John Hart
I requested this book from Bethany House, and received it on Friday. I still have a great childish delight in seeing a package addressed to me in the mail. It’s especially fun when I forget what book I requested (like I did with this one), and so receive a total surprise when I tear open the envelope.
The reason I wanted to read this book was simply because, as crazy as it is, I’ve barely read anything (other than the Bible), that talks about the End Times at all.
By Jennifer Eivaz
This book is from Chosen
, and I requested it totally independently of Intercessory Prayer
by Dutch Sheets, although when I first received the two books in the mail, I thought they must have gone together.
Although I haven’t read any of this book yet, I’m excited to see how the two books work together. I requested it for much the same reason as the other one: Because I want to learn how to pray better. And besides, I think the cover is very appealing.
By Jason B. Ladd
I’m vacillating between being really excited about this book, and being slightly nervous. See, I don’t like writing non-glowing reviews, but I really feel bad writing non-glowing reviews when the author himself has requested I read a book, and that’s how I received One of the Few.
Mr. Ladd emailed me after finding my blog, and gave me some information about his book. Thanks to the lessons I’ve been trying to implement regarding timely answers to emails, I emailed him back and said I would think about it. Then, when I had a few minutes I looked up the links he had sent. What I read left me intrigued, (including the fact that he’s a homeschool dad and his family lives in Alaska!) so I agreed to read the book, and he sent me a link so I could download an e-version.
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Which one of these books looks the most interesting to you?