May’s Book Buzz

Lori Kasbeer with Max Lucado

Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now  to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”

I am excited to share with you that I am a contributing author in a new book titled, Pearl Girls: Encountering Grit, Experiencing Grace compiled by Margaret McSweeney.

That is not the best part; the best part is that all proceeds for this book are donated to charity. The proceeds go towards WINGS to help fund a woman’s Safe House and for Hands of Hope to help build wells in African villages. This devotional style book includes submissions from Robin Jones Gunn, Shaunti Feldhahn, Melody Carson, Debbie Macomber, along with many other well known authors.  This book will be ready for shipping at the end of the summer, but on Amazon they are taking pre-orders.  One person who leaves a comment below, will win a pre-ordered copy, to be received when the book ships.  Winner will be announced in next month’s Book Buzz.

This month with Mother’s day coming I wanted to share with you some coffee style books I have recently received for review.  When I read through each of these books, they took my breath away.  The words are penetrating and the photography is stunning.  Max Lucado’s book His Name is Jesus: The Promise of God’s Love Fulfilled is filled with words that draws the reader closer to who God is.  During the month of March I was privileged to be able to meet Max Lucado, what a highlight that was!  Ken Duncan’s In the Footsteps of Paul: Experience the Journey that Changed the World allows readers to travel Paul’s footsteps while soaking in his stunning photography.  Lastly, Reflections of God’s Holy Land gives readers a stunning tour through the historical places in Israel.

May God bless you this month and if you are a mother Happy Mother’s Day.

His Name is Jesus:
The Promise of God’s Love Fulfilled

By Max Lucado
Thomas Nelson
February 2009
191 pages

When I first received this book I opened up the package and gasped, it was breathtaking.   Max Lucado, the author of over sixty plus books, does it again in this stunning gift book His Name Is Jesus: The Promise of God’s Love Fulfilled.  Max Lucado shares his insights and quotes of Jesus from birth to resurrection in this stunning illustrated book.  This is not a normal book; it is a book to be displayed where visitors can see it.  The gorgeous slipcover that is included and art create a collectable gift to treasure.

Max Lucado is a fixture on national bestsellers lists.  He is one of the rare authors that can write books for readers of all ages.  Many of his phrases have turned into Hallmark’s best selling greeting cards.  This would make a perfect gift for someone; the pictures on the web do not do the stunning photos justice.

In the Footsteps of Paul: Experience the Journey that Changed the World
By Ken Duncan
Thomas Nelson
March 2009
175 pages

Ken Duncan who travels the path of the Apostle Paul and is known internationally for his award-winning photography makes this book breath taking.  I have studied Paul’s travels, but the photos in this book bring the scriptures alive.  There are stunning photos of the Old Roman Road, Corinth, Ephesus, and Athens along with so many more.

John MacArthur wrote a forward for In the Footsteps of Paul saying, “Ken Duncan has traced the journeys of Paul as thoroughly as anyone I know. Fortunately for all of us, Ken is a superb photographer….”  I have to agree, these photos make Paul’s travels come to life.

Reflections of God’s Holy Land:
A Personal Journey through Israel

By Eva Marie Everson & Miriam Feinberg Vamosh
Thomas Nelson
September 2008
256 pages

For many of us visiting Israel is only a dream.  We dream of walking where the patriarchs, prophets, apostles and Jesus traveled.  Thanks to Eva Marie Everson & Miriam Feinberg Vamosh (one Christian, one Jewish) we are given a stunning armchair tour for those of us who have never had a chance to visit God’s Holy Land.  This book includes stunning photographs, related scripture, historical and archaeological information about each area.  Reading their descriptions had my heart pounding and made me feel I was actually walking along the Jordan River.  This stunning coffee table book brought me to a deeper understanding of Israel’s history while feeling blessed by God himself.

Additional book reviews can be found at: Lori’s Book Reviews — where there is a chance to win free books each month!

©2009, Lori Kasbeer

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