The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life by Joshua Becker Review

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are my own. 

 

Hello again, everyone! Today finds us with a new book review, and this time The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life by Joshua Becker.

As someone who strives to live a minimalist lifestyle, in both my home and business, I’ve following Joshua Becker, on his site Becoming Minimalist, for the past several years. What I liked most about Becker’s site, his idea that minimalism can be a sound, obtainable goal through the presentation of reasonable minimalism.

What I liked about this book: In Becker’s latest book, The Minimalist Home, Becker extrapolates on his blogs central minimalist theme, as well as the benefits of owning even fewer personal effects.

While this book does not present anything particularly new for long-time readers, it is refreshing to hear the mantra of  “I just don’t need to own all this stuff any longer” is the worth bearing repeating.

What could have used some work: This book is also filled with personal stories that serve to inspire those seeking a minimalist life. Those who have somewhat and completely delve into this book may find it more worthy of a coffee table than as a library reference edition for Spring cleaning and the like. Which makes this books premise somewhat ironic considering the nature of the genre of this book.

What I loved about this book: I enjoyed reading The Minimalist Home as a simple, fun Sunday afternoon read. As I’m in the midst of an annual Spring clean, this book was a great addition to a small, three-day minor decluttering, capsule wardrobe re-configuring, and donation season kick.

All in all, this is a great book to read if you’re looking to be inspired or pursue a more minimalist life for those new to Joshua Becker’s writing style and minimalist principles.

Also, for those who would like to know more about the author, and the book found click here.

Enjoy,

Nicole

The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home by Russell D. Moore Review

Please note, this book was a received review copy from Book Look Bloggers. All opinions are my own. Thank you.

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Hello again, everyone! Tonight finds us with a new book review and this time The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home by Russell D. Moore.

In The Storm-Tossed Family, Moore educates readers whether you are married or single, with or without children, you are part of a family. And despite the dynamic of each family, there is one central focus. The family is difficult because every family is an echo of the gospel.

Family can be the source of joy, and family can leave us distraught. The family also make us who we are. The family also has the ability to break our hearts. So for readers looking to see how they can rearrange the storm-tossed family dynamics of their own home, this book is a must-read this season.

To find out more about this book, click here!

Enjoy,

Nicole

White as Silence, Red as Song: A Novel by Alessandro D’Avenia Review

Disclosure: Please note this book was received as a review copy from RevellBooks.com; all opinions are my own.

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Hello again, everyone. Tonight finds us in a new book review and this time it’s White as Silence, Red as Song: A Novel by Alessandro D’Avenia.

In Freedom’s Light, readers will learn about Leo. A sixteen-year-old who has not only a way with words but with girls his age too! He spends his time texting, playing soccer, and killing time with his childhood friends, Niko and Silvia. This all changes when a new teacher arrives and challenges him to give voice to his dreams, ambitions, and listless direction in life.

Couple this with Leo’s inspiration to win the heart of the red-haired beauty, Beatrice. A girl who doesn’t know Leo exists until the day they both faithfully find themselves admitted to the same hospital, and Leo’s mission is jumpstarted and as both they’re lives are forever changed!

Having already sold over a million copies, Alessandro D’Avenia’s debut novel is considered Italy’s The Fault in Our Stars. Now available in English for the first time, this rich, funny, and heartwarming coming-of-age tale asks us to explore the meaning—and the cost—of friendship, and shows us what happens when suffering bursts into the world of teenagers and renders the world of adults speechless.

Throughout the book, Leo is given opportunities to find himself, reconnect with friends, recharge friendships from childhood, find his spiritual path, and to find love along the way. This book is a must-read this coming season.

To find out more about this book, click here.

Enjoy,

Nicole

100 Days of Thanks by Thomas Nelson Review

Please note, this book was received from book look bloggers; all opinions are my own. Thank you.

 

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Hello again, everyone. Tonight finds us in a new book review and this time 100 Days of Thanks by Thomas Nelson.

In 100 Days of Thanks, readers are provided with inspiring devotional materials focused on the amazing gift of the resurrection of Jesus and what that means in our daily lives.

Each daily entry includes Scripture passages, a devotion, and a prayer. Explore such interesting themes as Jesus our Savior and how the Bible changes individual lives, and moreover, has been purchased by millions and give numerous others daily doses of inspirational thoughts for every day is now available in a gorgeous new package, and large, easy-to-read type.

100 Days To Thanks offers daily reading features devotional writings from the author’s numerous bestsellers as well as a Scripture verse selected especially for each day’s reading.

Bring the gift of bravery, strength, and courage to friends and loved ones this holiday season with this deluxe, large edition of the classic devotional makes a handsome gift to commemorate a special occasion, especially this fall holiday season. It included a partially foiled cover, beautifully designed pages with large type, and a ribbon marker.

To find out more about this book, click here.

Enjoy,

Nicole

Our Father: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer by Pope Francis

Please note, this book was a received review copy from Book Look Bloggers. All opinions are my own. Thank you.

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Hello again, everyone. Tonight finds us in a new book review and this time it’s Our Father: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer by Pope Francis.

In this study of the Lord’s prayer by Pope Francis,  verse by verse, in conversation with Father Marco Pozza, readers can explore the importance of social justice and forgiveness, key elements of Bergoglio’s papacy.

This deluxe edition is a wonderful addition to your home Catholic reading collection this season and beyond.

To find out more about this book, click here.

Enjoy,

Nicole

Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible Review

Please note, this book was a received review copy from Book Look Bloggers. All opinions are my own. Thank you.

Hello again, everyone. Tonight finds us in a new book review and this time it’s the NKJV, Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible, Premium Bonded Leather, Black, Red Letter Edition: Biblical Insights You Can See by John D. Barry,‎ Douglas Mangum,‎ Derek R. Brown, and Michael S. Heiser.

In this KJV study, Bible you’ll find extensive commentary, doctrinal notes, archaeological indexes, and study guides created exclusively for the King James Version.

Each daily entry includes Scripture passages, a devotion, and a prayer. Explore such interesting themes as Jesus our Savior and how the Bible changes individual lives, and moreover, has been purchased by millions and give numerous others daily doses of inspirational thoughts for every day is now available in a gorgeous new package, and large, easy-to-read type.

This Bible offers daily reading features devotional writings for each day’s reading as well as outline and information on authorship, background, structure, themes, and a map, a timeline of key points in both testaments.

This deluxe, large edition of the classic devotional makes a handsome gift to commemorate a special occasion, especially this holiday season. It included a cloth cover, beautifully designed pages with large type, and a ribbon marker.

To find out more about this book, click here.

Enjoy,

Nicole

Review: Perfectly Unfinished: Finding Beauty in the Midst of Brokenness by Andrea Logan White

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Hello again, everyone! Today I’m reviewing Perfectly Unfinished: Finding Beauty in the Midst of Brokenness by Andrea Logan White.

Andrea Logan White appeared to be living the “American dream.” But beneath her model veneer was a caustic voice leading to self-destruction and apathy. She was being crushed under the weight of her own perfectionist tendencies. Andrea’s journey to finding God at a stop light on Hollywood Boulevard is a page-turner unto itself, but this is nowhere near the end of this story.

After discovering Jesus, finding an amazing husband, having children, and embarking on a new media career Andrea still needed to find ways to find God that fulfilled her as a person. This book tells that journey.

In Perfectly Unfinished, Andrea exposes her truth. A truth that continues to change her life. In his holiness. Readers will discover ways to polish and except their own unfinished and imperfect lives too!

This book would make a compelling women’s bible study or book club selection for this coming season, or would make a great gift idea for the women on your list this year as well! To find out more about this collectors edition, click here!

Enjoy,

Nicole

Please note, this book was a provided review copy from BookLookBloggers; all opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review. Thank you.