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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

 

‘the First Gardener’ Book Review September 23, 2012

Title: the First Gardener

Author: Denise Hildreth Jones (probably one of if not my all time favorite authors!)

Date I Finished Reading: April 1, 2012

My Rating: 5/5

Denise Hildreth (Jones, now) is an absolutely amazing christian author with an astounding talent to bring humor, love, and God all into her fiction to create a masterpiece. I was really looking forward to reading her newest book…and this was no disappointment! The story is of Grey and MacKenzie London, Tennessee governor and his wife. They have always wanted desperately to have children, but MacKenzie struggles to do so. They have lost 5 babies already… But there’s Maddie, their sweet, beautiful miracle child. She is an answer to their prayers and brings them tremendous joy.  Then there is tragedy. MacKenzie sinks into a depression so deep, Grey fears he may never get her back. However, God is faithful and sends her help through a rather unlikely source. I loved this book. Just like all of Denise’s other books, it caused me to laugh, to cry, to think. I highly recommend this book to teens and adults ( there is some more mature aspects to the book).

Oh! One more thing! If they make a movie of this book ( hint, hint to you movie-making people) I would really love to see Morgan Freeman cast in the role of Jeremiah, just so you know 😀

You can purchase this book at amazon.com… click right here: http://www.amazon.com/First-Gardener-Denise-Hildreth-Jones/dp/141433558X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348431086&sr=8-1&keywords=first+gardener