Review of “Rebuilding the Real You ” by Jack Hayford

Rebuilding The Real You: The Definitive Guide to the Holy Spirit's Work in Your LifeRebuilding The Real You: The Definitive Guide to the Holy Spirit’s Work in Your Life by Jack Hayford
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book once I got past chapter one. There was quite the slow start to this book, but if you can hang in there for a while it definitely gets better.

By the end of chapter two I was ready to move on to the next page because the writing was just drawing me in and pulling me along. If I could have read all night I would have finished this book in a day. Alas, life has other demands that must be attended to so it took me a few days to finish it.

This book is basically about rebuilding your personality in Christ with the help of the Holy Spirit. Jack Hayford uses the book of Nehemiah to show how the Holy Spirit wants to work in our lives and how Satan tries to stop Him.

The writing is excellent and very relevant for every Christian today? If you’re not a Christian, Hayford has a section of the book designed specifically to help you make a decision for Christ. This book I highly recommend!!!

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Review if “How To Pray” by Dr. Ronnie Floyd

How to Pray: Developing an Intimate Relationship with GodHow to Pray: Developing an Intimate Relationship with God by Ronnie W. Floyd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was just what I have been looking, and praying, for.

If you have felt like you needed to pray about something but didn’t know how, then this book is a godsend. Dr. Ronnie Floyd is a pastor, author and current president of the Southern Baptist Convention. In this book he draws on his years of experience in leadership roles to explain in clear and concise language what prayer is and how to do it, and he devotes several chapters on roadblocks to prayer.

He explains reasons why people do not pray and various things that keep our prayers from being heard by and responded to by God. If you have ever felt like your prayers were not getting through to heaven or ever wondered why it seemed that God was not answering your prayers, Dr. Floyd gives many great reasons concerning why and what you can do about it.

The book is rounded out at the end by a chapter devoted entirely to developing a plan on how to pray daily. The plan is easy to use and easily customizable to suit your own needs and prayer style.

I can easily and highly recommend this book. It took me several days to read it because of the need to fulfill other obligations and also due to the fact that I am a very slow reader. However, I would say that for the average reader this book would be a quick read. Remember, Ronnie Floyd wants you to focus your time on praying effectively, not reading books (including his own). By all means by, read and use this book. I believe it will transform not just your prayers but your life.

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Review of “Venom” by Kristen Middleton and narrated by Meghan Kelly

Venom (Venom #1)Venom by Kristen Middleton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I very much enjoyed this first book of the Venom series. At just over two hours long it was a quick listen that was over before I knew it.

This one is difficult for me to review without giving some spoilers since the book was so fast and so full of hilites. However, I will say that Kristen Middleton does an excellent job of setting up what will happen in the rest of the series. I find myself caring very much what happens to Melody and Chelsea in the upcoming books.

Meghan Kelley does a fine job of narrating this first volume. Even her male voices are believable.

I am looking forward to picking up the story in the next book, which I will start listening to either today or tomorrow. I have some other books to catch up as well.

Absolutely LOVED this book!

I received this book from the narrator in exchange for an honest review!

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Review of “The Wrong Unit” written and narrated by Rob Dircks

The Wrong Unit: A NovelThe Wrong Unit: A Novel by Rob Dircks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this story! While it was not as funny as “Where the Hell is Tesla?” it was excellent for sci-fi.

Heyoo is a servile android that is programmed to serve humanity. When he/she/it is transported to a seemingly random point on earth his adventure begins. He finds a baby without any parents and, being a service android, takes the baby, names it Wah and takes it upon himself to raise the baby himself.

When Heyoo and Wah stumble upon a building that is thousands of kilometers from where they started, they meet Brick/Iceman and discover that they have a have a greater destiny; to save mankind and destroy Core, a computer program hundreds of years old that has controlled the lives of humanity for centuries.

This is an excellent book that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to. Rob Dircks is one of the few authors who is also outstanding as a narrator. I can listen to him all day.

I took off one star for the story because of the use of profanity. While it is not used liberally, any use of profanity to me is unnecessary.

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Review of “Dead for the Money” by Peg Herring and Narrated by JoBe Cerny

Dead for the Money (Dead Detective Mysteries, #2)Dead for the Money by Peg Herring
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was ever so close to a five-star book for me. The thing that knocked it down to a four star was that I was suspicious of the person who turned out to be the killer without being too suspicious of the other characters who could have been the killer. I guessed the killer before the end, and I like mysteries that keep guessing right up to the big reveal at the end.

Having said that, it is still a solid four star listen and I would recommend it to others who love mysteries. I love Peg Herring’s paranormal twist to it. I would imagine that if you have read or listened to the first book that you probably already know what I am talking about. For those who haven’t, I won’t give it away.

JoBe Cerny does a good job narrating the characters in the book, even if the voice of Brody is less than stellar. I thought it was a bit cartoonish for my tastes. Other characters sound like emphysema patients that are still smoking (with their gravelly voices). I couldn’t do any better so I will give him four stars as well.

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Review of “The Prettiest Girl On Stage is a Man”

The Prettiest Girl on Stage Is a Man: Race and Gender Benders in American VaudevilleThe Prettiest Girl on Stage Is a Man: Race and Gender Benders in American Vaudeville by Kathleen B. Casey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book very much. It is published by The University of Tennessee Press, so that was a plus for me since my blood runs deep orange. Then it turned out to be even more interesting than I had hoped.

Casey covers Vaudeville from around 1912 through the early to mid 20’s. Specifically, the book covers how male and female impersonators and Vaudevillians of color were perceived. I learned quite a bit from the book.

Lee Ann Howlett is the narrator, and she does a wonderful job. Of course, since this is non-fiction history there are no voices to perform, but after listening to this book for over seven hours, I can honestly say that her voice just seems right for this book. I can see myself listening to more of her books in the future. Don’t know how she would with fiction, but her non-fiction is wonderful.

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