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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tough As They Come By SSG Travis Mills

This inspiring story about a soldier who survived quadruple amputee injuries. At the time the book was published, he was only one of five who have survived. Travis Mills is a unique individual who chose to overcome his injuries with enormous willpower and endurance. His story includes his deployments in Afghanistan  and the missions he was involved in. After reading about the conditions in Afghanistan, I have an enormous amount of respect for all of  our soldiers who serve there under those challenging conditions.

Travis Mills relates his growing up years along with how he met and married his wife, Kelsey. Again, you get an insight into what families of our soldiers have to deal with. Much of the book deals with Travis' rehabilitation and recovery. It is an inspiring story of a soldier who was driven by love for his family and his country to overcome enormous challenges. His story is both heart wrenching and honest and you cannot help to be inspired and encouraged by it.

I received this book for this review from Blogging for Books.  

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Heaven Promise by Scot McKnight

This book about Heaven is an engaging look at what the Bible says about Heaven. The book is divided into four main sections: The Heaven Question; The Heaven Promise; God's Six Promises about Heaven: and Ten Questions about Heaven. The sections help to focus in on specific issues about Heaven in an organized manner.

There are four elements which shape everything about Heaven. They are: Heaven is a promise; Everything about this promise depends on Jesus' resurrection; In Heaven we will have resurrected bodies; and We will have embodied lives in the new Heavens and earth. Heaven is for those who long to gaze on the beautiful face of God. For those of us as Christians, we long to see a glimpse of God's glory. That will be fulfilled in Heaven. For now we have only an ultrasound image compared to the living interactive reality of God we will experience in Heaven.

The last section deals with questions about Heaven that are commonly asked. Some of the questions include: what about near-death experiences, who will be in Heaven, will there be pets in Heaven and will there be families?

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this informative approach to Heaven. It is the best book on Heaven that I have read and I would recommend it highly. 

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.