Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

"Riley Unlikely" by Riley Banks-Snyder

About this book:

  Riley Unlikely is the inspiring story of Riley Banks, who first traveled to Kenya at age 13, and has been back every year since bringing backpacks of school supplies and hygiene kits for young girls, developing relationships and friendships, and is currently, as a young millennial, raising money to build a complete learning complex in Kibwezi, Kenya for those who have nothing.
  At age sixteen Riley learned that, because of a rare medical condition, she would never be able to have her own children. Devastating news to most young women, especially those who love children and have always dreamed of having their own family. But Riley’s response was: Kenya has given me a thousand children.
  Riley’s stories of her trips to Kenya, her struggles to figure out how to best serve and care for these people she has fallen in love with, and her own unexpected health issues are funny, compelling and gripping. Readers will find that God writes surprising stories in the lives of those who follow Him. Hard to put down, Riley Unlikely will inspire you to pursue your dreams and make a difference in your own world—and around the world.”

Series: No.

Spiritual Content- All about God, His love, plans, believers, sharing about God, missionaries & the mission filed; Prayers; Scriptures are quoted, mentioned & talked about; Many talks about God & His plans; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of churches; Mentions of places, those & events in the Bible; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of wondering why God would let something happen; Mentions of creations; Mentions of Israel & gaining Biblical knowledge; A couple mentions of VBS;
*Note: A few mentions of other religions.

Negative Content- Mentions of bombs, terrorism & deaths (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of someone being attacked, their injuries & murder (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of deaths; Mentions of pain & passing out; Mentions of bathrooms & human waste; Mentions of body odor & foul smells; Mentions of bullies & ugliness; A few mentions of bladders & wetting a pair of pants; A few mentions of killing & eating chickens; A mention of pulling cockroaches out of ears;
*Note: A mention of Justin Bieber.

Sexual Content- A couple mentions of AIDS; A couple mentions of unwed teenage pregnancies; A few mentions of absentee dads; Mentions of guys, dating & relationships; Mentions of Planned Parenthood, birth control & abortions; Many mentions of & Talks about periods, feminine hygiene products (pads & tampons), girls becoming prostitutes & being paid for s*x by perverse men so they can afford hygiene supplies, also mentions of undies, pregnancies, birth control & HIV;  
            *Note: A few mentions of modesty; Mentions of a monthly period, being a “late bloomer”, a disease/syndrome where a woman is born without a uterus, reproduction & infertility.  

                                                        176 pages

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My personal Rating-
I don’t remember when or how I stumbled upon Generation Next on Facebook, but it’s been a year or two of following the organization. Reading Riley’s story & how that non-profit came to be was so inspiring and I just loved this part near the end:
“When you’re serving just because you can, the work is useful and beneficial and good. But you’ll stay committed to it only as long as it stays convenient. By contrast, when you’re serving in a capacity where you feel called, you’ll move heaven and earth if you have to, to see it through.”

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher for this honest review.

Monday, September 26, 2016

"Guide Me Home" by Kim Vogel Sawyer

About this book:

  “Working as a guide in Mammoth Cave might allow Rebekah the chance to bring joy back to her family. But will the cave claim more than it gives?
  After tragedy leaves its mark on Rebekah Hardin s family, she plans to help her parents and six siblings honor her beloved brother s memory and alleviate their poverty by working as a guide in the dangerous cave system. Kentucky’s renowned Mammoth Cave presents profitable opportunities for hardworking, capable
men. But Rebekah is determined and if it means presenting herself as a himself, then she’s up to the job.
  Under the wing of experienced guide Tolly Sanford, Reb begins to learn the complexities of the cave. The two are joined by an aspiring young cartographer, Devlin Bale. The university student has traveled to the hill country to map tunnels—not to fall for a girl in disguise.
  Can the God who designed miles of underground astonishment shape Devlin s ambitious plans and free Reb from the weight of her past?”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- 2 Samuel 22:29 at the beginning; Scriptures are mentioned, quoted, read, discussed & asked to God; Church going, sermons & hymns; Witnessing & Sharing; Many Prayers, asking God questions & blessings over food; Many talks about God, Jesus, Creation, Heaven, eternity, forgiving, trusting & worry; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; *Spoiler* Devlin comes to God near the end *End of Spoiler*; Many mentions of God, His creation, Heaven, hope, & hurt; Many mentions of prayers & blessings over food; Many mentions of strong faiths; Mentions of churches, sermons & preachers; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; A few mentions of Scripture verses; A couple mentions of those in the Bible;
*Note: A mention of evolution (it’s said that it’s silly, basically).

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: two ‘stupid’s and twelve ‘shut up’s; A couple mentions of curses (said, not written); A couple mentions of cursing (not written); Sibling bickering & jealousy; Mentions of deaths & infants who died (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of former slaves & prejudice; Mentions of tobacco; Mentions of sibling bickering & jealousy; Mentions of sneaking off, leaving & running away from home (Cissy does the first & wants to do the later two); Mentions of bullies & them picking on a burro; Mentions of drunkenness; Mentions of switches & whippings for misbehavior; Mentions of a burro going to a glue factory (he doesn’t, just threats of it possibly happening); Mentions of a chamber pot; A few mentions of fighting Indians & wars; A few mentions of thieves; A few mentions of a card game & gambling; A few mentions of pain; A couple mentions of liquor; A couple mentions of animal & human remains; A couple mentions of hunting; A couple mentions of thinking a baby was stolen; A couple mentions of gossip; A couple mentions of body waste; A couple mentions of picking a nose.

Sexual Content- two cheek kisses; Wanting to & Thinking of kiss/kissing; Touches, Embraces & Hand Holding (barely-above-not-detailed); Warmth, Nearness & Smelling (a couple are up to semi-detailed); Noticing, Staring & Butterflies; A young flirt & a few hints of him wanting something (entertainment) from a girl (who is warned by an adult to be a good girl and not to do anything stupid); Talks about kissing & kisses on the mouth; A couple of girls are called tarts; A couple mentions of a girl who went swimming alone with some boys; A couple mentions of falling in love; A few mentions of making eyes & mooning at someone; A few mentions of a feminine form & a man touching it; A few mentions of not knowing how to kiss & being taught; A few mentions of a boy & girl getting married because they were alone at night & another girl tries to plan that for herself; Mentions of a past suitor & him calling her his gal; Mentions of a crush; Mentions of relationships; Mentions of love & being in love; Mentions of flirting & noticing; Mentions of blushes & sparks flying; Mentions of touches & hand holding; Mentions of temptations, being alone with the opposite gender, reputations & chaperones; Mentions of a kiss; Mentions of kissing & kisses (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of stillborns & infants who didn’t live long; Love, falling in love & the emotions;
            *Note: A mention of a place butting up to a cave; A mention of a backside being full of lead; A mention of a baby suckling at his mother’s breast; Mentions of unmentionables.

-Rebekah Hardin, age 20
-Devlin Bale, age 22
                                      P.O.V. switches between them, Cissy & Tolly
                                            Set in 1907
                                                 333 pages

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My personal Rating-
Oh goodness, this was such a sweet book. Lots of Spiritual Content and very clean in the romance department. I didn’t like Cissy much at first, but didn’t let her bother me, because she had to get better, right? ;) Rebekah was wonderful & Devlin was cute, but I do wish the ending would have been longer & dragged out more. Other than that, I really enjoyed “Guide Me Home” and had a hard time putting it down when I had to, because I wanted to find out what would happen in this sweet story.

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher for this honest review.