Hooked on Books!

Girl Talk with God by Susie Shellenberger

I recently read, Girl Talk with God, a book I received free from Booksneeze.  I had originally chosen this book to read with my daughters who are 11 and 13.  When I first started reading over it to make sure that it was something that my daughters would be able to read and understand, I found that I could not put it down.   Susie has divided up the chapters so that you can read the whole book or just a chapter on something specific.  It is written like a dialog between God and a teen girl and the way it is presented is easy to understand.  There are chapters on becoming a Christian, listening to music, forgiveness, getting married, etc...  It is suppose to be geared toward teen girls and it is, but it is so much more.  It is a book that any new Christian could get a lot out of.  It is a great book for a mother of a teen (or soon to be teen) mom would get a lot from!  It is a book that will be on my shelf for years to come so that my daughters can look up all kinds of things that they may be going through.  I love it.

The Shelter of God's Promises by Sheila Walsh

I have just finished reading a book that I received free from Booksneeze, The Shelter of God's Promises by: Sheila Walsh.  Since my devotional Bible has some stories by her, I was really excited to read this book.  I was not disappointed either.  I loved the way that she organized the book and felt like a lot of the times she was talking directly to me!  Sheila had a great way of incorporating the stories of her own life into the book, while tying them to the scripture.  While I really felt that every chapter had great points, my favorite chapter would have to be chapter 4, titled Confidence.  In it she says, "...I pray that you can say with absolute confidence that although there have been many turns in the road, God used every bend to bring you under the shelter of who He is."  I know that there have been so many ups and downs in my road, and it reaffirms that ever bend brings me closer to God.
This book also comes with a bible study in the back to go with it, and you can even get a DVD to go along.  I really enjoyed the book and am really looking forward to doing the bible study with a few friends!  I would definitely recommend this book to anyone wanted to grow closer to God.
Happy Reading!