Friday, November 17, 2017

Book Review for Get the Skinny by Kimberley Payne

Product Details

Get the Skinny
Answers to 45 Frequently Asked Health & Fitness Questions
Kimberley Payne
copyright 2017

Health and Fitness
63 pp

$2.99 eBook
$5.99 Print

About the Book
Get The Skinny debunks the myths and promotes the practices that contribute to healthy living.

Kimberley tackles frequently asked questions such as:
* Does muscle change into fat when I stop exercising?
* Will lifting weights make women bulk up?
* Should I take vitamin supplements?
* Is a flat stomach a realistic goal?
* Can I still exercise after an injury?
* Should I take vitamin supplements?
* Is it possible to spot reduce fat?
* Can ankle weights help burn more calories?
* Are fresh fruits more nutritious than frozen?
* Is fruit juice good for me?

And many more

Lisa Lickel's Review
Wow, this is a great little book! I rarely get excited about non-fiction, but Kimberley Payne’s fitness books are packed with great advice and practical tips. Get the Skinny is an excellent addition. Filled with common-sense information and personal observation, Payne truly does answer, realistically, questions many of us feel too stupid to ask, or didn’t realize there was even an option.

Some of my favorites are about how muscle turns to fat when we age and stop working out (it doesn’t), and whether walking with weights makes a difference (it does but probably not in the way you think). Why can’t I spot-reduce, and how to buy a sports bra—just great advice, backed not just by the most reputable medical research results, but experience. Personally, I’m more likely to follow tips by someone who’s walking the walk; not just telling me how, but explaining why. Get the Skinny is a practical guide for today’s practical lifestyle choices.

About the Author
Kimberley Payne is a motivational speaker and writer. Her writing relates raising a family, pursuing a healthy lifestyle, and everyday experiences to building a relationship with God. Kimberley offers practical, guilt-free tips on improving spiritual and physical health. Visit her website

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts of "Pawprints in the Snow", written by Susan Miura and Patt Nicholls

“Pawprints in the Snow” by Susan Miura and Patt Nicholls is a delightful children’s book that combines science, art, faith, and creativity into a collection of poems about animals that will stir the imagination of young readers.

The poems in rhyme are delightful to read, and I found the fun facts following each poem fascinating. The photographs are captivating, and the subtle message of God’s love for all animals will touch the hearts and minds of children

As a former homeschooling mom, I recommend “Pawprints in the Snow” as a great addition to a homeschool family library. The words can be read over and over for sheer enjoyment. Young children will love the photographs and rhyme, and older children will enjoy being introduced to fun and exotic animals from around the globe.

I love books that impart a positive life message and capture God’s majesty. “Pawprints in the Sand” will not disappoint. In fact, is one of those rare books you will keep and treasure not only for your children but also for your grandchildren. 


TWITTER: @miura100
Susan Miura grew up in the Chicago suburbs, longing for a horse and reading books by Marguarite Henry, Walter Farley, and Anna Sewell. After attaining her goal of becoming a newspaper reporter, she headed for the wide-open spaces of New Mexico, until her heart led her back home to Illinois. Love and marriage followed, along with a career in public relations. Susan works for the Schaumburg Township District Library, gives travel presentations, and reviews books for The Book Report. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts of "My Little Angel" by Sherrill S. Cannon

My favorite children's books are rhyming books, and Sherrill Cannon once again in "My Little Angel" has created a masterpiece. The story is uplifting, the illustrations are beautiful, and it's one of those books where you feel good all over when you finish it. You want to linger on the words, the message, and read it again and again. 

The story is biblical, where the young girl has an angel who protects her and helps her throughout the day. Prayer, self-worth, kindness, gratitude, and love are recurring themes and make this a wonderful book to share and read to young children. "My Little Angel" is a great addition to children's literature and I'm sure it will win many awards in the years to come.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts of "Understory" by Lisa Lickel

Lisa Lickel weaves together a masterful tale of intrigue and romance, and the multilayers of complexity will leave the reader turning the pages. 

The characters are well-developed, and overarching themes involving racism and prejudice will resonate with the reader.

The story takes place in the Midwest—in a small town that harbors a big secret—perhaps more common than anyone dares to imagine. UnderStory is one of those rare books that’s not only a great read but makes a statement about what’s most important—in the midst of depravity, unfairness, and greed.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts of "Prepare to Meet Your Maker" by Pearl Nsuah-Kumi

If you are wondering how to become a Christian, "Prepare to Meet Your Maker" tells you exactly what you need to do to become one, as well as how to live the Christian life afterwards. I loved the succinctness of the book, all the Scripture references, and that every page is totally Biblical. There is a heaven and a hell, and every person who has ever lived will go to one of these two destinations. 

Points stressed include:  

The urgency of this decision - no one knows how long we have this side of eternity. 

Once you die, your decision is irreversible.

The love and holiness of Jesus.

God's judgment for those who don't turn to Jesus.

Free will.

It is pointless and needless to perish.

I highly recommend this book to unbelievers and believers alike. It can be read and one sitting, and is a great addition to your Kindle library.

To learn more about Prepare to Meet Your Maker or purchase, visit Amazon by clicking on this link.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts - "Living & Breathing the Psalms" by Jim Edwards

After a year-long battle with cancer, I have found this book to be a great encouragement. Jim brings alive the true meaning of Psalms - to lift us above our circumstances, to show that God's love surpasses our most difficult trials, and that with Jesus, we are never alone. God is with us, and we can trust Him in our pain.

Each page is filled with encouragement, written in a style that anyone can understand as the Holy Spirit shouts praises and affirmations of God's unfailing love.

I have to admit, at times I haven't felt like praising God this last year, but "Living & Breathing the Psalms" reminds me that human feelings can be overcome and transformed into the worship of King Jesus. 

if you are hurting, reading "Living & Breathing the Psalms" will renew your mind. 

God hears our cries when we give Him our struggles.  I found this book to be a great encouragement,  prompting me to be more thankful. It helped me to keep my eyes on my Redeemer. Sometimes we need to be reminded, God is greater than our suffering, and He is able to do far more than we ask. 

If you enjoy reading the Psalms, you will enjoy this modern-day praised-filled rendition. Soak in a little each day, and be filled with God's joy.


Friday, September 29, 2017

New Young Adult Book From Award-Winning Author William D. Burt - "The Lake Lights"

“The Lake Lights” by William D. Burt is the first book in his new Creation Series Seekers.

Jonathan Oliver, the main character, comes from a long line of scientists and inventors, and after the disappearance of his father, sets out to discover what the strange creatures are over Lake Oswego.

Jon's quest becomes more than a scientific homeschooling project when he is confronted by evilness that wants to destroy his father’s legacy and family at all costs.

God is an integral part of the story as William D. Burt discusses evolution versus creationism. Throughout “The Lake Lights,” God’s concern over the affairs of men is emphasized, and the compatibility of Christianity with science is explored, giving the book a Christian worldview

I enjoyed the intrigue, the suspense, and the surprise ending that ties everything together into a delightful and engaging story.

While the book is geared toward a younger audience, I thoroughly enjoyed reading “The Lake Lights” in my “old age” and learned a few scientific facts. I also highly recommend “The Lake Lights” to homeschooling families and look forward to reading the next book in the series.

William D. Burt is the award-winning author of the seven-title Christian allegorical "King of the Trees" series. Other works are in progress. Two of his titles (out of three submitted) were finalists in the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest: "The King of the Trees" and "The Golden Wood."

Thursday, August 10, 2017

"The Blue Little Moon," A New Children's Book by Kelssee Colleen

Book Review from Amazon
ByKara U. on July 6, 2017

The author is serious about helping people embrace their gifts and be who they were designed to be. Through delicate prose, author Kelssee Colleen has woven a parable to explain the light cast from the moon, using the story as an allegory for the readers to bridge to their own life experiences. But even those too young to fully grasp the significant of the text will be mesmerized by the cadence of the author’s tone.

Whimsical, elegant and expressive-faced illustrations by Heidi Thompson enhance the story and will appeal to the intended audience—God’s children of all ages. 

Children will identify with the Little Moon as she strays from the role God made her especially for… with little reason or temptation beyond sheer curiosity. The expressions worn by the Little Moon inspire inquisitiveness and empathy in children. However, this book will also make a great gift to a high-school or college-aged young person due to the subdued “Prodigal Son” theme.

To all potential readers: this book is a cozy reminder of the source of the moon’s light on nights when we feel alone in the darkness.

A portion of book sales goes to help with food and medical care for the children at The GEM Foundation in Uganda.