Monday, 21 November 2011

The First Judgement by Wendy Alec

This book is like no other book I have read before! The first judgement is the second book in the series! The first book I read is called 'The Fall of Lucifer' all about his fall from heaven, this book is a continuation of that and tells the story of how God sends his only son Jesus to pay the price for the human race to free them from the evil powers of lucifer. This book follows God placing Jesus here, his appearing to the Virgin Mary, his growing up, his death and ressurection. It is such an intense read! Reading about Jesus and his life, the way he suffered and what would have been happening in heaven amazed me! I was totally fixed on this book right to the end, theres lots going on in it so you have to take your time but it gave me another insight into our Saviour and the price he paid, it is heartbreaking and moving and shocking all at the same time and yet shows God's unending love for us and also how real it all was and is, it makes me feel incredibly blessed and makes me want others to experience that same freedom! I felt like I saw anothers perception of Jesus and his life, his death and his ressurection and what was going on in the unseen world of heaven and hell and I was suprised at how much it moved me. Definately a read I would recommend, it is well written and deeply moving. Thankyou to my friend Chris Atkinson for lending it to me.

Friday, 19 August 2011



I had such a great time at Faith camp! It was truly awesome one of the great things was the two books I came home with! Its actually a good story! I decided in the morning I was going to buy Bengt Wedemalm's book 'in his majestys service' I couldn't wait to have a copy of that book! Because his sessions at Faith Camp were awesome! , anyway i got on with my day and when i got back my lovely friend Jenna Hart had bought it me and left it as a present in my tent! I was so touched! So I thanked God and then thought okay I will buy Lisa beveres book 'Lioness arising' and again carried on with my day and when I got back from my seminar Phil Gorman had bought me that book! It was 2 lovely surprises in one day! so here is my thoughts on them both... thankyou God, Jenna, Phil and Paith Camp!

This is spectacular! I loved this book and would encourage women to get a hold of it! The back cover reads 'Women, its time to AWAKEN.... God did not save you to tame a life of fierce passion.AWAKEN,to dangerous prayer, stunning power, and teamed purpose, AWAKEN, your response could very well change your world. Lisa bevere compares lionesses to us as women in his kingdom, that we are God's lionesses! What that means and how to embrace it! She observes actual lioness behaviour and shows us what we can learn from them and what that means for us as women in the kingdom of God. I learnt a lot from this book and feel rearing to go already! A saying in there I liked was written by Sam Levensen:

"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness,
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people,
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry,
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone"

I have been to faith camp twice and each year attended Bengts seminars and he is a great teacher and example to us all about living a life of faith. I always find I learn something new each year and am inspired in my own faith! 

This book comes highly recommended when you buy it all proceeds go back into his ministry and mission so is well worth buying! This book is about Bengts and his wife viviannes life, its about his calling, the words God spoke into his life and the adventures he went on with God. Preaching in places that were virtually untouched by the Gospel and healings that took place, miraculous signs and wonders and the salvation that happened people surrendering their lives to Jesus and becoming leaders themselves. This book is fantastic, it speaks of bravery and Faith, it also shows us a God who is so powerful on our behalf! His heart for our world and for places that may be unknown to us but to him are on his heart and that when people stand up in faith and 'GO' then God works wonders in those places. Bengt's book makes me want to be brave and to rely fully on God and believe him when he tells us to do something in our lives. This is an inspirational story I can't recommend it enough. Thankyou Bengt! Awesome!

To find out more about Bengt's ministry and his mission organisation visit

Speak soon love Janine x x x x

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The book - The fall of lucifer!

The Fall of lucifer!

Hey guys its me again Im catching up with my reviews this week. The book I have just finished reading is this, The Fall of lucifer by Wendy Alec. My friend Chris recommended this book to me and borrowed me his copy! 

The Fall of Lucifer is a novel about just that, The fall of lucifer, Its the story of Lucifer and his angelic brothers Gabriel and Michael and the hosts of heaven, It is the story of who lucifer was before he fell, his relationship with God, his beauty, and then tells of his demise, his rebellion against God and his expulsion from heaven. It then follows the battles that follow between him and his angelic brothers following creation, the sin of Adam and Eve and his part in that, as well as the demise of earth forcing God to destroy it sparing one man and his family Noah, yet even then the people of Earth are rejecting God and the consequences the enivetable judgement that would follow sends sadness into heaven, unless somebody paid the price for human beings, a spotless sinless person of which there is none, So steps forward Christ, The father loves the human race so much he sends himself his only son to pay the price for them. 

The fall of Lucifer is like nothing I have ever read before! It opens your eyes to the heavenly realms, it makes you see that there is a heavenly realm. It is a sad story indeed of Lucifers demise, it makes you see that we have an awesome loving God who is majestic and loves us so much! It makes you realise that there is no inbetween you are either on one side or another and makes you see the beauty of the right side. It shows you how sin can seep into someone making them a completely different person and the mercy and the grace of God. 

I would definately recommend this book! It made me truly thankful that God fights for us! 

Monday, 15 August 2011

Billy Graham in Quotes!

Billy Graham in Quotes!

Hey all its been a while! I've been away at faith camp Im glad to be back and to tell you about the latest book i'm reading 'Billy Graham in Quotes!' This book is Brilliant! Its a book of Quotes from the great evangelist Billy Graham! It is like a refence book and is set out in topics alphabetically! It will say billy graham on ..... forgiveness for example and then will have a few pages of his quotes on that topic! There are 107 topics altogether that he covers and it is so easy to read! Its really handy that its in alphabetical order, it would be great for people who are studing a particular topic, people who speak publicly or write or just for each of us everyday when we are struggling with a particular problem and want some wisdom on the subject. I found myself encouraged, built up, hopeful, spoken to, becoming thoughtful, re-ordering my priorities and a developing hunger for more of God through reading this book, it made me take a closer look at my life and what it should be. It is great to learn from someone who is older and wiser than me. I love that we can learn from one another in the church, that we don't have to struggle along there are people who have a wealth of experience and have had so many experiences and encounters with God who can help us and guide us and impart some wisdom they have learnt along the way. billy Graham definately has that, you can see through this book that he is a wise man but also a humble one who has achieved great things. This book is a great tribute to his great ministry and I feel better for reading this book. 

Heres a tiny taster, the book is 433 pages long so this is only a tiny taster but is just a few quotes that stood out to me:

Billy Graham on........

End Times... "In the end there will be people who did the work of the Lord. They were busy in the church. They had done many wonderful works. But Jesus himself says 'I never knew you' Matt 7:23

Glorifying God..... " We glorify Christ when we live for God-trusting, loving and obeying him"

God.... "Most of us know about God, but that is quite different from knowing God" and "The wheels of (God's) mercy and judgement move quietly and silently, but they do move"

Greed....."Envy and greed starve on a diet of thanksgiving"

Hell....." A seminary professor I once knew told his students ' Never preach about hell without tears in your eyes"

Marraige.... " I have been asked the question, " who do you go to for counsel, for spiritual guidance?" My answer " My wife Ruth. She is the only one i completely confide in"

Success..... " A true servant of God is someone who helps another succeed"

Suffering.... " The bible teaches that we are to be patient in suffering. Tears become telescopes to heaven, bringing eternity a little closer"

These are just a tiny few of the quotes that inspired me there are hundreds more this book is truly a fantastic one, one that i will treasure in my book collection and keep and refer to for the rest of my life! Thanks for reading my blog! God bless you!

 If you would like to buy this book you can for £8.99 at

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com, book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.
The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Francine Rivers 'And the shofar blew'

What is it about?

'And the shofar blew is about Paul Hudson, Paul Hudson is a PK (Pastors Kid) and him and his wife Eunice and his son Timothy are called to a struggling church, Centreville christian church. It doesn't take long for Paul to turn things round there, the church grows rapidly and everything seems to be going really well. He wants his wife to be happy for him but she knows that something isn't right and she has known all the time.
As read on back of book: 'Eunice closes her bedroom door quietly and knelt beside her bed. Im drowning, God. I've never felt so alone. Who can I turn to but you, Lord? Where else does a pastors wife go for help when her marraige is failing and her life is out of control? Who can I trust with my anguish, Lord who but you?
Grasping her pillow, she pressed it tightly to her mouth so that her sobs would not be heard'

What did I think of it?

I ordered this book off amazon, I'd never heard of it before and I'm so glad I did this book has spoken to me so much! I would recommend it to anyone. It covers so many real life issues! Issues in the church, Issues in our lives it is hard hitting and real and thats why i like it! I could not put it down you are simply not satisfied until you have read the last page! After I had read this book I walked down the road smiling! I felt grateful for my pastors, grateful for each and every person in the body of christ, grateful for one another. I am so glad I read this book I don't think I will look at church the same way again. The way I first described it is like 'a warning in a book' It definately had something to show me.

Thanks for reading this 

If you want to buy this book you can do so at

Or if you want to check out Francine River's website where you can read an excerpt from this book and look at all her others!

Don't you just love tulips! :)
Speak soon!

Friday, 8 July 2011

God's Love letter to you!

God's Love Letters to you By Larry Crabb!

Hey folks! How you doing so this week I was sent my first book to review and this was it! 

God's Love Letters to you is a 40 Day devotional experience. Each day has a letter written as if it is from God to you! The first 20 being taken from scriptures in the old testament and the second 20 devotions taken from the New testament! Each letter starts off with a scripture and then a letter from God. Then after you have read the letter there is a little part called 'Take a moment to reflect' where there are a few questions for the reader about what they have just read, how it speaks to them and how it could apply to their own life circumstances etc..  each days questions are different and thought provoking. Finally at the end is a part called 'Take a moment to pray' where there is a prayer for the reader to read and pray. This happens for each of the 40 days.

God's Love Letters to you is a great devotional and I would highly recommend it! Its easy to read, simple and thought provoking. This book covers some good issues and made me see that its about deepening my relationship with him that matters. It has some profound statements in it that really stand out and speak to your heart.

Its a great accompany to your daily bible reading and has made me want to read Larry Crabbs other book 66 Love letters! 

you can buy/view this at

Thanks for reading!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com, book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.
The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Todd Burpo heaven is for Real- A little boys story of his trip to heaven and back.

 A little boys astounding story of his trip to heaven and back!

'Do you remember  the hospital, Colton? Sonja said 'yes mommy, I 
remember' he said 'that's where the angels sang to me'

This is an amazing story! I went to church last night and my lovely friend
Harriet came in with this book for me to read! Saying she read it in an afternoon its now the next day and I was exactly the same seriously could not put this book down, do you want to know what heaven is like?...then read this book!!!!!!

'Heaven is for real' is the story of Colton Burpo, a child not even four years old Colton became very unwell he had to have a emergency appenectomy it was a hard time for his parents Todd, Sonja and his sister Cassie, and they were overjoyed by his miraculous recovery! 

What followed however is truly wonderful as Colton starts to tell his mum and dad about his trip to heaven, he tells them in accurate detail what they were doing in the hospital while he was being operated on and so much more unfolds including the way he met and spoke with Jesus, the angels, the holy spirit, the people he met there and how much God loves us and how he hears and answers our prayers and how he shoots down power from heaven to us! He astonishes his parents with details of heaven ,events past that happened even before he was born. His parents are astonished at his accuracy how his details of heaven matches the bible exactly and he hadn't even learnt to read yet! 

This book is AWESOME! I seriously cannot recommend this book enough! What a brilliant book. This book had me in tears several times, it is written so beautifully, seeing heaven through the eyes of a child. It gives us a glimpse of what we will see for eternity what happens to people when they die and how God loves us and how he sees us and hears us. 

It is in my opinion a book of hope and promise! It encouraged me so much and shows just how much God loves us and the little children.

This book is truly fascinating! Seeing heaven through the eyes of a child! Go and buy it it will open your eyes and give you a taste of heaven.

To find out more about Colton and his story visit their website


Thursday, 23 June 2011

The Scarlet Thread By Francine Rivers!

 Hey everybody! How you all doing? Well Im just so excited to tell you about this book I just read:
The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers!
  I ordered it last week from amazon and it came 2 days ago and I haven't been able to put it down since!!!!!!

The Scarlet Thread is a christian fiction book and follows the lives of 2 women:

It reads:

Sierra Madrid: Sierra is a woman of today. Bold. Determined. Her life is about to be turned upside down! and then:

Mary Kathryn McMurray: She is a young pioneer on the oregan trail. She is filled with anger at being uprooted from her home.

Two women, centuries apart,are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, their husbands - even themselves - until they fall into the arms if the One who loves them unconditionally.

As soon as this book arrived I was excited! I think Francine Rivers is exceptional and I was just thrilled to be holding a new book of hers! The smell of fresh new books never been used I love that!

This book is FANTASTIC! It is SO well written! Everyone knows that you can have a great story but without great writing it fails to come to life! Well in this book 'Francine Rivers writes like a dream!' 

The story flows together as she explores some of the issues in the book like Hope, Faith, Forgiveness, Love, Endurance, Acceptance, Fear and many more and ultimately our need for a saviour! For God to be in our lives and for us to have a relationship with him. 

This book is exceptionally well written and I would recommend it to anyone! It gives a real insight into what Love truly is.You truly fall in love with the characters and go on their journey with them!

What stood out was that:

Firstly that God truly loves us, Secondly that he said "I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, Plans to prosper and not to harm you but plans to give you a hope and a future!" (Jer 29:11) and that he works all things together for good to them that love the Lord and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28)

He cares about EVERY detail of our lives! Every last one! :)

You can buy this book from for £4.44 it just might be the best £4.44 you ever spend!

God Bless love 

Janine x

Saturday, 18 June 2011

love to read!

Hey all my names Janine and I just love to read! Sometimes I feel like im gonna burst when I find this ace book and no-one knows about it sooo the plan is read, read, read and tell you THE BEST books out there! Do they inspire, excite, encourage, are they funny and could i put it down and the little nougets of wisdom i find in there!!! Hope you enjoy them... speak soon! 
Also when I've read the book post on if you want it after me and it's yours!