What I've Been Reading

     This book review page will be a little different.  I wanted to copy an affiliate link to an e-book that I purchased recently.  Here's the back-story on that...

     A couple of years ago, I was looking through a Vision Forum catalogue, and stumbled across a book review by a lady who was credited with being the mother of 10 kids and she wrote a blog.  My first thought was "Wow--ten kids--and she still sounds sane!"  So, I thought I'd check out her blog.  Well, I was hooked, and through her blog I found a couple of others that I also enjoy reading.  Well, this group of ladies does a joint blog post every Thursday where they all blog about the same topic, or answer reader questions.  The name of their group is "4 Moms, 35+ Kids" because they all have large families.

     About two weeks ago, they released an e-book that is done in a question/answer format.  It also has chore charts and other things in the back that can be printed out.  I have really enjoyed reading their blogs and this e-book, and have been able to get a lot of "chaos-curbing" advice from both.  

     If you're interested, here is a link to their site to purchase the book.  As of this post, the price was $4.99 if you use the coupon code "BIGSALE".  It is in pdf format, so you can print from it pretty easily, or put it on an e-reader such as Nook or Kindle.   If you decide to get it, let me know if you found it as helpful as I did!  :)

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  So, I've been wanting to do a "What I've Been Reading" page for a while now.  It will be a kind of book review/recommendation page.  Here's the first one!  Hope you enjoy!

     Coincidentally, the first book I am going to review is a great one for the month of February!  I first heard about this book on our local Christian radio station.  Dr. David Jeremiah was doing a series of messages on the book of Song of Solomon.  I am not normally one to listen to preachers on the radio, but I stumbled across the broadcast one day while out running errands, and he was so informative, that I decided to order the book when I got home!

     The title of the book is What the Bible Says About Love, Marriage, and Sex: the Song of Solomon.  It is basically a verse-by-verse series of messages that he compiled into a book form.  So, I found it very easy to incorporate it into my personal devotion time. 

     I found it to be a very practical look at this book of the Bible that--let's face it--your pastor may not ever preach from!  I haven't heard very many messages from this book of the Bible, and the ones I have heard dealt with it in a more metaphorical sense, rather than a literal one.  He handles "certain topics" tastefully and Scripturally.

     I also like the fact that it was not geared specifically to men or women, but things were covered for both.  It would make a good study for couples, too, I think.  All in all, I found this to be a good book for an in-depth study of Song of Solomon.  There was a good balance of spiritual insight and practical application as well.

     Hope you enjoy this book review, and if you read the book, let me know what you thought of it!  :)

P.S.  Here's a link to where I got the book.  When I ordered it, it was on a per-donation basis.  Not sure if that's still the case or not.