Call of a Coward

This review is for Call of a Coward: The God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife by Marcia Moston. This book was a good, quick read for me. The author's writing was just like we were sitting having a conversation. She was candid about her very real doubts and fears about God's calling for her family. Her husband felt the call to do mission work in Guatamala, which meant leaving their comfortable lifestyle here in the States to live in a Mayan village with very few amenities. I really appreciated her willingness to be a Godly wife and submitting to the call for her husband's life. All throughout the book, Moston gives example after example of God's provision and blessings that He freely bestows on those who follow his lead. Not only was this a refreshing reminder, but a timely one for as I have been called to something that I have been reluctant to accept. One negative ably the book would be the author's tendency to jump from one memory to another. It wouldn't make sense at some times because there seemed to be no transition. It confused me every now and then. Over all this was a good book and I'd probably recommend this to a friend. Thomas Nelson Publishing sent me this book for an honest review. The opinions are all mine.


Seeds of Turmoil

I received Seeds of Turmoil by Bryant Wriht well over a year ago from Book Sneeze in return for my review. Believe me, this is all my opinion. I chose this book because it was about something very prevalent in our world, but has roots in Biblical times. It discussed the roots of the conflict with the Muslim world. Interesting, right? Sadly, the book was nowhere close to interesting. I got while I was studying for med tech boards, so I thought I would save it for after I was finished studying for that. After my boards, I had our first child and thought those numerous nighttime feedings would be a good time to try it. No. I would pick it up every so often, but couldn't stand to read more than a couple of paragraphs. I don't know what it is about the author's writing, but I just couldn't get into it. So if he provided any good information, it was lost on me. I don't think I'd be recommending this book to anyone...