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‘I Still Believe’ Book Review February 7, 2013

978-1-4143-7559-5Title: I Still Believe: a memoir

Author: Jeremy Camp with David Thomas

Date I Finished Reading: February 7,2013

My Rating: 5/5

“Even when I don’t see, I still believe.”  The words of Jeremy Camp’s song I Still Believe,  have reached out to and connected with thousand of people around the world, as has many of his other songs. But what inspired Jeremy to write these words that he shared with so many people? In this memoir, he shares his testimony and the story (or stories) that inspired and encouraged him in his music.

Jeremy shares his story from his rebellious teenage years, to falling in love, to losing his wife to cancer, being called to the music ministry and to remarrying and starting a family. He tells how God worked in his heart and mind throughout all of this and how God has worked in and through him.

I absolutely loved this book. It has to be one of my favorite memoirs, if not my favorite! Jeremy writes with honesty, humor, and love in an interesting and easy-to-read manner.  He doesn’t try to glorify himself or toot his own horn, but is down-to-earth and humble.

I would definitely recommend this book, especially to someone who is experiencing a hardship or loss and is trying to stay faithful and say for themselves, “I still believe.”

Note: I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, however, my opinions are my own.

You can find a copy of this book here: http://www.amazon.com/I-Still-Believe-Jeremy-Camp/dp/141437559X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360267198&sr=8-1&keywords=i+still+believe

 

‘Micah’ Book Review November 20, 2012

Title: Micah

Author: Dani Ramsey

Date I Finished Reading: November 20,2012

My Rating: 5/5

Micah was similar to many fifteen year old boys in some ways. He was athletic, social, etc. But in another way, he was radically different. Micah possessed a maturity and seriousness about his faith and walk with God that many of us lack. He desired to go into ministry, and to honor and glorify God through the life that he had been given. However, although Micah did touch lives and honor God, it happened in a way that was probably not expected.It was after returning from a mission trip that Micah was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare, extremely aggressive form of cancer. This book, written by Micah’s mother, tells the story of how God worked in and through Micah, and his cancer.

As I read this book, I was blown away and touched by the faith and confidence Micah exhibited as he fought cancer. He remained adamant in the fact that God was in control and would be glorified somehow, someway through this cancer. It shares stories of his battle, some of Micah’s writings from this time, as well as other people’s testimonies of how Micah and his story touched them. I thought that this was a great book, and would recommend it to you. I feel as though I have to warn you, though. This book made me examine my own faith and confidence in God, and may have the same effect on you.

Note: I received this book free through the bookcrash program in exchange for my review. However, my opinions are my own.

You can find a copy of this book here:http://www.amazon.com/MICAH-Dani-Ramsey/dp/1622303423/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353433973&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=dani+ramseyy