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“I don’t need a man to validate my existence. The most profound relationship we’ll ever have is the one with ourselves.” - Shirley MacLaine
“In th end, it’s not what you do for your children but what you’ve taught them to do for themselves.” - Ann Landers
“If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?” – Lily Tomlin
Quote lover and compiler Carolyn Warner gives readers much to think about within the pages of The Words of Extraordinary Women. I have always loved quotes, and I enjoy using them in everyday conversation. These quotes are funny, sobering, saddening, and wise. From Politics to Education to Family, the words of women through the years have helped direct children and adults alike, changed policies, and changed lives. Pick up this book today to discover the words of many different women through the ages. You’ll find that we do know what we’re talking about! Happy Reading!
- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: Newmarket Press (June 8, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1557048568
- ISBN-13: 978-1557048561
Legal Necessities: I received this book for free from Newmarket Press.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
This weekly Meme is hosted by Sheila on Book Journey.
What I read last week:
- Finding True Freedom by Ginny Dent Brandt
- More Than Conquerors by Kathi Macias
What I’m reading this week:
- Dragons of the Valley by Donita K. Paul
- A Celebration of The Simple Life by Wanda E. Brunsetter
What I will read next week:
- Rebekkah’s Journey by Ann Bell
- Red Ink by Kathi Macias
So there you have it! My reading lineup for three weeks! Head over to Sheila’s blog via the link above to find out what she – and others – are reading!
Also, I had a very kind comment from Kathi Macias on my More Than Conquerors review below. She would love to hear from you!
In the second installment to her Extreme Devotion series, Kathi Macias takes us to Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California in her book More than Conquerors. Hector Rodriguez and his family minister to the people of Tijuana through the church that Hector pastors. He is faced with the trials of inner city gang crime, an unbelieving father who lies dying in a hospice home north of the border, and a mother who has surrendered her life to spread the gospel to a remote Mayan village a great distance away.
Marty is a young college graduate from San Diego. He has served as a short term college missionary in Tijuana alongside Hector Rodriguez’s family. Unsure of the path God has chosen for him, Marty decides to spend an undetermined amount of time in Tijuana with the Rodriguez family. Determined not to fall in love and have the distraction of a woman as he tries to follow Christ, Marty finds himself struggling with the direction God may be leading his life.
When Hector’s mother disappears, everyone is heartbroken, but no one is surprised. After all, the Mayans are deeply rooted in their ancient beliefs, and they do not like outsiders in their village. Especially outsiders who talk of “conquistadores”, as Hector’s mother has in the Bible verse Romans 8:37 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Hector must choose to continue his work for Christ as pastor of his church, or protect his family.
This book was intense in every aspect – the gang violence in Mexico. The heartbreaking truth of an ancient people that will not let go of their superstitions, fears, and beliefs. The fear of a man who is torn between following God, even if it means facing unknown dangers, and protecting his beloved wife and children. The struggle of a young man who will do anything to follow God’s will for his life. More intense than any of these, however, is God’s power and ability to overcome fear, and God’s incredible way of bringing good out of tragedy. Though this book is heartbreaking and sobering, I enjoyed everything about it, and learned much about myself – and God the Father – in the process. Macias has done an excellent job in her second book in this series, and I can’t wait to read the third!
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: New Hope Publishers (April 5, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1596692839
- ISBN-13: 978-1596692831
Legal Necessities: I received this book for free from Kathi Macias.