Thursday, July 24, 2014

GIFTED HANDS by Ben Carson M.D.

GIFTED HANDS by Ben Carson MD with Cecil Murphy is motivational, inspirational, informative and profound. It is motivational because he did not let growing up poor or the opinions of people influence him. It is inspirational because Dr. Carson from an early age was a man of faith and throughout the pages in the book he shares his dependence on God. It is Informative because he shares the importance of opening your mind to all points of view as well as quite a few details associated with a few of his memorable surgeries. As I read GIFTED hands I was impressed with how humble this very skilled man is which makes the biography profound.
I purchased this book over five years ago and just recently decided to read it. I do not believe in accidents or coincidents and am sure this was my time to read GIFTED HANDS. Reading the biography of Dr. Ben Carson has motivated me to continue to do what is right and to trust God in every area of my life.

I recomend this book particularly if you are looking for something motivational. This is not your ordinary biography.  Marsha L. Randolph 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WASTED PRAYER by Greg Darley

“WASTED PRAYER - Knowing When God Wants You To Stop Praying And Start Doing” by Greg Darley is one of those books you should read and the pass on to a friend however, I am not giving my copy away. I have quite a few books on prayer and they have really instructed me on general principles such as knowing God’s promises this book, however, is about your relationship with God.
Prayer is a conversation with God in which you must eventually listen and respond. “WASTED PRAYER” looks at behaviors as it relates to these conversations. Why would a believer think his or her prayer is wasted? Most believers do not think they are yet many people do not see the manifestation of the request.
“WASTED PRAYER” looks at individual behaviors, or lack there of; purposes and knowledge in this 181 page book. The concepts presented are not complicated to understand which makes this book easy to read and the use of Scripture throughout the book bolster the words written.
After completing this book I believe the reader, should he or she accept its’ thesis, will have a more directed and effective prayer life supported by a change in behaviors.

If you have never bought a book on prayer I recommend you start with “WASTED PRAYER- Know When God Wants You to Stop Praying and Start Doing” by Greg Darley. I recommend this book.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

OBSTACLES by Maria Federici Doyle

I was really excited about reading OBSTACLES BRING’ EM by Maria Federici (DOYLE) the synopsis regarding the authors near death experience caught my attention. As I began reading the 90 page book I noticed the easy to follow pattern of reconstruction not so much as to the authors recovery but her life in general.
It did not take long or me to tire of meeting the author’s family and friends and so by the time we got to her dog I was relieved the book was almost over. Now this does not mean I hated the book it. There are some redeeming qualities.
Within the pages of family recognition and antidotal stories the reader is presented with a glimps of what it means to recover from a traumatic accident. Since the author has no memory of what happened she is dependent on the recollection of others OBSTACLES BRING’EM shares a glimpse into the authors life as she continues to move past an event that caused not only physical but emotional trauma.

Though I recommend reading the book I would suggest obtaining a libray copy.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WESTWIND BOOK MARKETING. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Friday, July 11, 2014


“Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.” Romans 12:2 Contemporary English Version

There is a whole lot of misinformation about money out there! Based on my conversations with people most of the information is wrong, in addition to educating individuals about finances I also recommend a television program called “Gary Keesee-Fixing The Money Thing” (Daystar Network) the information is presented on a level that is what we all need to hear.
Christians often mix teachings from the pulpit with misinformation they receive from the world in MONEY MYSTERIES FROM THE MASTERS - Time honored Financial Truths from Jesus Himself the author, Gary Keesee, teaches in an almost painstaking step by step process what the Bible really says about finances. Because much of what people know about finances has been presented in such away that many people don’t know what to believe it is important that the reader lets “God change the way you think” (Romans 12:2 CEV).
By combining real life stories with Bible verses and subsequent principles the reader is able to digest the information presented at his or her own pace. There is no rush to read MONEY MYSTERIES FROM THE MASTER as you read the testimonies and study the Biblical concepts you will be able to eliminate the false teachings and misunderstandings which well help achieve financial success.

As with his other book, Fixing the Money Thing, I recommend this book. 

Although I receive many complimentary books in exchange for a review this book was not one of them.  I chose this book and purchased it with my own funds. As with all reviews the words written are my honest opinion. Marsha L Randolph

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SIDELINED by Chuck Pagano w/ Bruce A. Tollner

This book is about football, it’s about cancer and it is about the importance of positive people when a person is going through adversity. SIDELINED Overcoming Odds through Unity, Passion, and Perseverance by Chuck Pagano with Bruce A. Tollner reveals what happened to Coach Pagano’s after he was diagnosed with Acute Promyeloctic Leukemia, APL for short.
You don’t have to be a football fan nor do you have to experience cancer in order to appreciate SIDELINED. Though the the reader learns of the difficulties Coach Pagano experienced as a cancer patient we also discover the importance family which goes beyond wife, children, parents etcetera. It is the story of how not only the immediate Pagano family was an encouraging factor in the author’s life but how other people including the Indianapolis Colt’s organization and the fans became a positive influence.
In the midst of reading about the difficulties Coach Pagano experienced and the love he was receiving he shared another valuable insight. “One time a nurse told me about an older woman whose condition was terminal, and I made it a point to talk with her for a bit.” (page 125) Even though you may be going through a difficult time it is important that you remember to not stop giving.
I think this is an excellent book and I recommend it to my readers.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review.xx Marsha L Randolph