Monday, December 7, 2009

Value Gifts For The Holiday Season Blog Tour

This blog tour was set up to highlight some of the value books available from Waterbrook. I was sent two random titles to review, the first of which retails for $5.99, and the second for $6.99.

First up, 99 Bible Promises for Tough Times by Randy Peterson, seasoned author of more than fifty books and Bible studies.

Gives encouraging and wise words found in Scripture to mediate upon. Written for families and individuals who are hoping to not only survive but thrive, during tough times. These value-packed, applicable resources offer relevant and reliable insights to endure the current economic downturn, and are sure to appeal to families in all stages of life.

The book contains 99 Bible promises, all geared for tough times, followed up with a short commentary on the verse, and arranged in seven different topics. I've seen many promise books, but really like this one, and you can't beat the price. There are also other books in the "99" series, all available from Waterbrook/Multnomah books.

The second book I am reviewing is Fool-Proofing Your Life by Jan Silvious. Precept Ministries (Kay Arthur) radio co-host discusses how attempts at coping with difficult people often fails, because they are what the Bible refers to as “fools.” Silvious provides tools to help readers get along and conduct relationships in a way that honors God, while preserving their own sanity.

The author presents some scenarios of people who have dealt with difficult people, and gives some very wise and Scriptural ways of dealing with it, from dealing with difficult kids, and spouses, to co-workers and people we rub shoulders with on a regular basis. Written in an easy-to-read style, it is worth reading for anyone dealing with difficult people. It may not solve the problem, but will give the reader some needed help and guidance.

Both books were provided to me for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah books, and are available at