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Radical Prayer by Manny Mill: Review

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Hey guys, I'm back with yet another book review! I recently finished Radical Prayer by Manny Mill, which I received from Moody Publishers. This book is all about the power of prayer, how we should pray, and how the author has seen God answer his radical, bold prayers. We pray radically so we can love radically!
This book was so great in helping me to understand the need for radical prayer, and it gave tons of examples of these bold prayers being answered in truly amazing ways. Each chapter starts with a prayer and then outlines a concept of radical prayer. Though short (I read this is a day), it is still super impactful.
The book itself is of high quality. I have a paperback edition, and it is smaller than the standard paperback size. The cover feels really nice (I'm a sucker for books that feel nice in my hands) and I really love the image on the cover.
I really enjoyed this book! Normally when I love a book, I keep it, but in this case I think I'm going to pass it on to…

The Inheritance by Michael Phillips: Book Review

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Hello everyone, I'm here today with another book review! Today I'm reviewing The Inheritance by Michael Phillips. This book is about a small Scottish island where the clan leader has just died. His death has created conflict both in the small town and overseas, as there are complications with the inheritance.
I was sent an email by Bethany House Publishers saying that I could pick out a book from a list. I chose The Inheritance for no reason other than it takes place in Scotland. To be honest, I really didn't like this book, but to be fair I'm not really into contemporary. 
The dialogue is often written phonetically to sound like the Scottish dialect, but it was way over the top and often hard to understand. Also, the way the characters speak wasn't consistent. The dialogue was also really expository and unnatural sounding. Finally, the book just randomly ended. This is the first in the series, so it will eventually continue, but I think that the author was carele…

25 Bookish Facts About Me!

Hello everyone, today I am doing the 25 Bookish Facts About Me tag! I wasn't tagged by anyone to do this but I've seen a ton of these videos by BookTubers and I thought it would be a lot of fun to do, and it's a great way for you all to get to know a little more about me. Here we go!
I am going to university to become a publisher so I can read books for a living. It's my dream to discover a book or series that becomes hugely popular. Sometimes I can read really well with background noise, and sometimes I can't. There's really no rhyme or reason to it. I generally read a page per minute and I get really frustrated if I'm not reading that fast. I don't like reading books that have a lot of tiny text on a small page since I feel like I'm not reading fast enough and I can get discouraged. My Goodreads goal for 2016 is 100 books, which I'm a little nervous about but I think it might actually work out. So far, I've read 36 books. I've always …

Man, Myth, Messiah by Rice Broocks REVIEW

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Hey guys!
So I literally just finished reading Man, Myth, Messiah by Rick Broocks, and oh my goodness is this book good!!!


In this book, the author goes into detail about all of the historical evidence proving the existence, miracles, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus, as well as the validity of the Gospels. Obviously, as Christianity places all of its weight on the single event of Christ's resurrection, Jesus being the real deal is pretty darn important.
This book really shocked me, as I had no idea that there was so much evidence outside of Scriptures that even non-believers admit proves that Jesus was a real man and the Messiah. There is just so much information given in this book- if I tried detailing it all here, this post would be ridiculously long. I am a little overwhelmed by all the proof given, and I feel so compelled to share it with everyone. I don't understand how anyone could deny Jesus after reading this book. Broocks obviously did so much research into th…

April 2016 TBR

Hello everyone!
Just the other day I posted my March wrap-up, which means that it's also time for my April TBR! I'm not very good at sticking to my TBR, but I am getting better. Who knows, maybe this will be the month that I actually read all of the books from my TBR post.
Empire Girls by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan (currently reading)\An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa TahirThe Selection by Kiera CassA Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasWedding Night by Sophie KinsellaEtiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger In addition to these books, I would like to read one or two books from The Series of Unfortunate Events as well. Even if I don't read all of these this month, I would like to try sticking to my TBR and at least making a dent in it.
Let me know what books are on your TBR for April, and also tell me if you're read any of the books I plan on reading! xx Heidi

March Wrap-Up 2016

Hello everyone, today I wanted to share with you all of the books that I read in March.
I actually read quite a bit in March. I had spring break in March which gave me a whole week to read and pretty much do nothing else, so that was pretty great. So, without further ado, here are all the books I read in March.
The Cherokee Removal by Theda Perdue (I read this for school)- 2/5 starsAre You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel (another school read)- 3/5 starsGabriel and the Swallows by Esther Dalseno- 4/5 stars (book review here)Outlander by Diana Gabaldon- 3/5 stars40 Days of Decrease by Alicia Britt Chloe- 3/5 stars (book review here)The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan- 4/5 starsThe Last Olympian by Rick Riordan- 4/5 starsAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- 3/5 starsHearts of Fire by Voice of the Martyrs- 5/5 starsForgiving My Daughter's Killer by Kate Grosmaire- 4/5 stars (review for this book here) Ten books in March...not bad! I read all but two of the books that we…