Showing posts with label non-fiction review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label non-fiction review. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: How To Be A Perfect Christian

Since I started this blog nearly ten years ago, I get a lot of random books sent to me. When I say random, I'm talking about books I had never requesedt to review, which includes the satire How To Be A Perfect Christian by The Babylon Bee (Multnomah; $19.99).

Here's the blurb from the back cover:

Do you dream of becoming the poster kid for Christian perfection? Then get ready to be baptized in the glorious waters of modern Christian Culture!

How to Be a Perfect Christian is a step-by-step guide to grow you up from a clueless Christ-follower into a supercharged megabeliever. Discover how to:

*Join The Right Church - See how to ditch that group of hopeless losers holding you back and find a church that's built around you.

 *Vet Your Pastor - Assess his command of sermon acronyms and alliteration - plus his grasp of dynamic gestures.

*Worship Like A Pro - Find out how to have a worship experience that leaves you with that all-important, addicting emotional high.

*Do Life Together - Master the art of never letting anyone get close enough to your life to see what a mess it is below the surface.

Wait! There's Much More - like acting the church potluck and serving the church without lifting a finger. This book is filled with everything you need to be your best spiritual self, even a free inspirational coloring page!

Final Thoughts

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Review - How To Listen So People Will Talk

Bethany House; 175 pages; Amazon

I don't read very many non-fiction titles, but for some reason I did sign up to review a few "personal growth" titles last year; including "How To Listen So People Will Talk" by Becky Harling.

Published by Bethany House, the author explains to you why listening to others can help strengthen any relationship and to help strengthen your own compassion.

The book is under 200 pages and is a fast read (well, at least for me it was a fast read). There are 10 chapters, where the author uses her own personal stories and scriptures from the Bible to explain why it's important to listen to spouses, family members, girlfriend or boyfriend, friends, or complete strangers. There are exercises and questions to answer at the end of each chapter.

Final Thoughts

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review - The Beautiful Word: Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering

Zondervan; 112 pages; $15.99; Amazon
Now available from Zondervan is the adult coloring book called The Beautiful World: Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering, featuring illustrations & lettering by Megan Wells and interior designs by Mallory Collins.

The idea that there were coloring books for adults seemed a bit silly to me at first. However, after I looked through several titles at local Walmart a year or so ago, I can easily see the appeal. Actually, coloring is no different than any other craft hobby.

Zondervan has jumped into the adult coloring book world by releasing a series of titles under the "Coloring Faith" line, which typical contains Bible Verses along with beautiful illustrations for you to color.

At a whopping 112 pages, The Beautiful Word: Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering features a variety of different illustrations, from abstracts to landscapes, which are all paired with a Bible Verse page. Some of the lettering can be colored in, and normally these pages have an illustrated border.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Review - The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story
by Chip and Joanna Gaines
with Mark Dagostino

Publisher: W Publishing Group
Pub. Date: October 18, 2016
Retail: $26.99
ISBN: 978-0718079185
Pages: 208

Where to Purchase:

About the Title:

Are you ready to see your fixer upper?

These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—Who are these people?What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America’s new best friends.

The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.

They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Review - Preserving History: Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts

That Patchwork Place; 80 pages; $24.99; Amazon
If you have been in a quilting store or visited an online one, then you have probably seen many different reproduction fabrics.

What are reproduction fabrics?

These fabrics have either been recreated or inspired by a historical quilt or pattern (anywhere from 1775 to 1950).

Now available from That Patchwork Place (an imprint of Martingale) is Preserving History: Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts by Julie Hendricksen, author of Remembering the Past.

The author has put together 15 quilt patterns, all of which have been inspired by older quilts that she has found over the years. She shares photos & patterns of the original quilts (featured as an "Antique Inspiration") as well as the recreated quilts throughout the book.

The quilt patterns are:

Sawtooth Star
(finished size: 691/2" x 811/2")

Capital T
(fnished size: 73¼ " x 86")

1930s Checkboard
(finished size: 891/2" x 891/2")

Fly, Fly Away
(finished size: 781/2" x 931/2")

Friday, May 6, 2016

Review - Live Fearless: An Adult Coloring Book

Bethany House; 48 pages; $12.99; Amazon
If you've been reading my blog for the last few days, then you might have noticed a recurring theme about coloring books.

No, I'm not talking Batman coloring books or whatever else is popular with children these days. Instead I'm talking about adult coloring books. You know, the ones you can find at your local Walmart in the books section and around the checkout lines. These type of books have become extremely popular with adults of all ages.

Early this week, I received the Live Fearless: An Adult Coloring Book by Margaret Feinberg. It's a religious coloring book that is meant to help strengthen your relationship with the Lord.

The book kicks off with a one page biography of the author and followed by a two page introduction. Then there are twenty different illustrations with an included bible verse in each one. On the opposite side of every pictures is a journal page where you can write down your prayers or whatever is on your mind.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Review - Restore My Soul: A Coloring Book Devotional Journey

Tyndale Momentum; 112 pages; $15.99; Amazon
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Pablo Picasso

It seems that coloring books are now the "in" thing for adults. You can't go into a department store without seeing dozens of different "adult coloring books" everywhere. Just like any other craft/art hobby, coloring can hep reduce stress and relax your soul.

I've been interested in trying one of these coloring books out, and luckily for me, I've recently received three different coloring books to review.

The first coloring I received is called Restore My Soul: A Coloring Book Devotional Journey by Ann-Margret Hovsepian, featuring 40 devotions with coloring pages.

Each devotional page starts out with a Bible verse followed by a short essay, where she talks about stress and other life's problems. On the other pages next to the devotionals are detailed illustrations with a religious theme.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Review - Max Lucado's Pocket Prayers

$9.99 each; Blog Tour, Amazon
There are many little bitty holidays and events that occur in the springtime, including Mother's Day, Father's Day, Memorial Day, graduations etc.. Arriving in bookstores just in time for these events are six Pocket Prayers books by bestselling author Max Lucado.

The Pocket Prayers titles are:

Pocket Prayers for Dads (co-written with Mark Mynheir) - 40 simple prayers that bring strength and faith.

Pocket Prayers for Moms (co-written with daughter, Andrea Lucado) - 40 simple prayers that bring peace and rest.

Pocket Prayers for Friends (co-written with Betsy St. Amant) - 40 simple prayers that bring joy and serenity.

Pocket Prayers for Graduates (co-written with daughter, Andrea Lucado) - 40 simple prayers that bring hope and direction.

Pocket Prayers for Teachers (co-written with blogger Jennifer K. Hale) - 40 simple prayers that bring peace and renewal.

Pocket Prayers for Military Life (co-written by Mark Mynheir) - 40 simple prayers that bring faith and courage.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Review - A Coffee Lover's Guide To Coffee

238 pages; $4.99; Amazon
Just because you are a big coffee drinker (like me), doesn't mean you know every single thing about coffee.

Available now to read on Amazon Kindle is A Coffee Lover's Guide To Coffee by Shlomo Stern, a very detailed eBook that explains everything there needs to know about my making one cup of coffee.

Did you know the first coffee shop opened in 1475 in Constantinople, Turkey?

Did you know the first instant coffee was patented in New Zealand in 1890?

You'll learn where a coffee tree is planted around the world, how the coffee beans are processed and roasted to perfection. Learn about the different tastes/flavors of coffee.

The book goes into detail about the different stages of roasting as well as the the best ways to grind and store the coffee beans/grounds. There are also chapters on instant coffees, decaffeinated coffees, coffee brewing methods, everything espresso related, milk frothing, different coffee beverages, and much more.

Friday, March 11, 2016

A Fun Activity Book For Kids!


Now available in bookstores is The Berenstain Bears: Bear Country Fun Sticker & Activity Book by Jan & Mike Bernestain.

Young readers have enjoyed reading the adventures of Papa, Mama, Brother, Sister and Honey Bear for decades. The original husband & wife duo authors (Stan & Jan) have sadly both passed away, but their son Mike has continued to write and illustrate more Berenstain Bears books. The most recent books have been published by ZonderKidz under the Living Lights series; adding a religious themes to the stories.

Made for ages 4-8, the 32-page activity book comes with over 50 reusable stickers.

The activities featured are:

"Explorer Bears" Maze
"Creature Counting"
"Bear Country" Search & Find
"Bear Country" Coloring Page
"Keep the Faith" Crossword Puzzle
"Sticker Stamping"
"Happy Birthday, Brother!" Picture Matching
"Color by Number"
"Hard at Play" Sticker Stamping
"Fun in Bear County" Crossword Puzzle
"The Letter B" 
"When Is It?"

Monday, February 15, 2016

Review - The Good, The Bad, and the Grace of God

Pub. by Thomas Nelson; 240 pages; Amazon
Description: A Moving Story of Redemption and Second Chances. Jep Robertson, the youngest son of Duck Commander Phil Robertson, and his wife, Jessica, open up about their personal trials, their early years together, and the challenges that might have destroyed them both had the grace of God not intervened. Jep describes being molested as a child and his reluctance to tell anyone until only a few years ago, his downward spiral into drug and alcohol abuse, and the eventual intervention of his family. Jessica shares about the difficult failure of her first marriage while still a teenager and the hurt that came along with it, much of it from the church. Her insecurities spun out of control as she wondered whether she would ever be good enough or pretty enough. This book is their love story but, more importantly, their love story for God. 'We are desperate to let people know that no matter what you've done; no matter what you've lived through, you can come out of it. You can be washed clean. You are redeemed.'

Final Thoughts: I've never really understood the appeal of so-called reality television; though my grandmother watches about every show that is on cable. She's the one that got me interested in watching Duck Dynasty of A&E a few years ago. While many of the episodes clearly look staged, the shows is funny. Plus, the Robertson clan seem to be nice people.

Anway, the Robertson family has co-written many non-fiction titles over the last two years, including last year's The Good, The Bad, and the Grace of God, which is written by the youngest Robertson Jep and his wife Jessica with a little help from author Susy Flory.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Review - Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Songs

Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Songs
by Sara Bareilles
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pub. Date: October 6, 2015
Retail: $28
ISBN: 978-1476727776
Pages: 208
Buy Link: Amazon

Book Description:

With refreshing candor, Sounds Like Me reveals Sara Bareilles, the artist—and the woman—on songwriting, soul searching, and what’s discovered along the way.

Sara Bareilles shares the joys and the struggles that come with creating great work, all while staying true to yourself. Imbued with humor and marked by Sara’s confessional writing style, this collection tells the inside story behind some of her most popular songs. Most recently known for her chart-topper “Brave,” Sara first broke through in 2007 with her multi-platinum single “Love Song.” She has released five albums that have sold 2.5 million copies and spawned several hits. More than a privileged view inside the experience of a remarkable musical talent—this is a moving tribute to the universal search for growth, healing, and self-acceptance.

About the Author:

Sara Bareilles is a five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and musician. Known for her warm, intimate voice and naturally melodic songs, the Eureka, CA, native has released five albums, including 2013’s critically acclaimed The Blessed Unrest. She lives in New York City. 

Billy's Thoughts:

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Review - Tributes and Treasures

Tributes and Treasures
12 Vintage-Inspired Quilts Made with Reproduction Prints
by Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison
Publisher: The Patchwork Place (an imprint of Martingale)
Pub. Date: October 6, 2015
Retail: $26.99
ISBN: 978-1604685671
Pages: 96
Buy Link: Amazon

Book Description: 

Perfect for showcasing reproduction fabrics, each nostalgic design in this charming collection is inspired by quilts from the 1800s. Be inspired by top-selling traditional patterns from Red Crinoline Quilts.
  • Bask in the beauty of 12 bed-sized quilt patterns reminiscent of nineteenth-century designs
  • Enjoy the stories--fascinating tales of yesteryear bring each quilt to life
  • Follow detailed project instructions and successfully create the quilts you love

About the Authors:

Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison met more than 15 years ago when they both moved to the same street in Katy, Texas. Paula taught quilting classes at the local quilt shop and Mary Ellen was the devoted student. They quickly formed a friendship that went beyond their love of quilting and reproduction fabric to become Red Crinoline Quilts.

Paula began quilting in 1989 after moving to Dallas, Texas. Not knowing anyone, she decided to take her six-month old daughter to the Dallas Quilt Show. Three days later, she was hooked. After discovering that hand piecing wasn't her thing, Paula visited a notions counter and purchased the tools she would need to cut out and piece her quilt tops. Once she completed her fourth top, she was asked to teach a class at a local quilt store. Her husband encouraged her to give it a shot and the rest, as they say, is history. Paula taught in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for more than 25 years, and now teaches at shops and quilt guilds throughout the US.

Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison met more than 15 years ago when they both moved to the same street in Katy, Texas. Paula taught quilting classes at the local quilt shop and Mary Ellen was the devoted student. They quickly formed a friendship that went beyond their love of quilting and reproduction fabric to become Red Crinoline Quilts.

Learning from her mom's expertise, Mary Ellen began sewing at the age of 12 and made most of her own clothes as she grew up. The year 1975 saw a resurgence in quilting due to the upcoming Bicentennial Celebration, so Mary Ellen made her first quilt, a baby quilt that defied almost all of the rules of quiltmaking. Fortunately, shortly after that initial attempt, Mary Ellen took her first quilt class and the spell was cast. Being a wife, mother of three, full-time school librarian, and seamstress for her three children took most of her time, but her love of quilting and fabric was always present. Relocating to Texas, meeting Paula, and discovering reproduction fabrics reignited Mary Ellen's enduring passion for quilts.

Billy's Thoughts:

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Review - Top Secret Recipes Step-by-Step: Secret Formulas with Photos for Duplicating Your Favorite Famous Foods at Home

Top Secret Recipies: Step-By-Step:
Secret Formulas with Photos for  Duplicating Your Favorite Famous Foods at Home
by Todd Wilbur
Publisher: Plume
Pub. Date: November17, 2105
ISBN: 978-0142196960
Pages: 304
Buy Link: Amazon

Book Description:

For more than twenty-five years, Todd Wilbur has been obsessed with recreating America's most iconic brand-name foods at home. In his first cookbook with color photos, the New York Times bestselling author brings you 125 new clone recipes: 75 first-time hacks and 50 overhauled all-time favorites. Each recipe comes with easy-to-follow step-by-step photos so that even novice cooks can perfectly recreate their favorite famous foods with everyday ingredients. And your homemade versions cost just a fraction of what the restaurants charge! 

About the Author:

For more than 25 years Todd Wilbur has been reverse-engineering America's most iconic foods for his series of 11 Top Secret Recipes cookbooks. With over 5 million books in print, the self-proclaimed "food hacker" has appeared in over 100 media outlets including The New York Times, People Magazine, Newsweek, The Daily News, Entertainment Weekly, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Food Network.  His website is the #1 copycat recipes website with 1 million visitors every month. He lives with his family in Las Vegas, NV. 

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Review - The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime
by Ree Drummond
Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks
Pub. Date: October 20, 2015
Retail: $29.99
ISBN: 978-0062225245
Pages: 400
Buy Link: Amazon

Product Description: 

The #1 bestselling author and Food Network personality at last answers that age-old question—“What's for Dinner?”—bringing together more than 125 simple, scrumptious, step-by-step recipes for delicious dinners the whole family will love.

For families juggling school, work, and a host of other time-consuming daily obligations, the idea of making dinner from scratch can be daunting. Ree Drummond makes it easy for families to make simple, scrumptious, homemade meals with minimum fuss and maximum enjoyment. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime includes delicious, easy-to-make recipes for comfort classics, 16-minute meals, freezer-friendly food, as well as soups, main dish salads, and a favorite of her own family: breakfast for dinner.

You’ll find more than 125 fast-and-delicious recipes that combine pantry staples with fresh ingredients, including Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Taco Salad, Pasta Puttanesca, Ready-to-go freezer Meatballs (and many dinners you can make with them!), Oven Barbecue Chicken, Mexican Tortilla Casserole, Veggie Chili, Beef with Snow Peas, and many, many more. Included is a section of mouthwatering quick desserts—literally the icing on the cake. Filled with Ree’s signature step-by-step photos, relatable humor, and irresistible, folksy charm, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime is the go-to cookbook every home cook can rely on for any—and every—night of the week.

Billy's Thoughts:

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Review - Happy Cooking

Happy Cooking
by Giada De Laurentiis
Publisher: Pam Krauss Books
Pub. Date: November 3, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-8041-8792-3
Pages: 320
Buy Link: Amazon

Being released in bookstores just in time for Thanksgiving is the cookbook Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis, featuring nearly 200 recipes, time-saving tips and healthy eating strategies for the holidays.

Probably almost everyone has heard of the Italian Chef  Giada De Laurentiis who has had a cooking show on the Food Network since 2003. Happy Cooking is her 8th published cookbook. Why is it called Happy Cooking? Well, the author says she is happiest when she's in the kitchen.

While Italian meals are always tasty, many of them come with a high calorie count, so Giada is compiled together the best recipes that healthy and delicious. She kicks off the book with "First Things First: #breakfast, featuring recipes ("Nutella" Milk; Greens Eggs, and Ham Wrap; Caprese Frittata; Carrot and Apple Muffins, etc.) that will give you just enough energy to start your day.

Find the perfect snack in "Snacks & Small Plates,:" such as The Only Bean Dip That You'll Ever Need; Soy Citrus Turkey Jerky; New, Improved "Puppy Chow;" Warm and Spicy Popcorn; Pumpkin Spice Latte Popcorn; Italian Lemonade; Mediterranean Chile Chickens Wings; Goat Cheese Toast, etc..

It's important to eat many greens each and every day, but it can get a little boring. In "Salads & Seasons," Giada puts several new spins on salads, eggplant and zucchini with recipes such as Better Wedge Salad, Hummus Salad and Herbed Cucumber Salad.

With winter not too far away, it would be the perfect time to find new "Soups & Stews" recipes. Giada has come up with several unique recipes, like Child Watermelon-Basil Gazpacho and "House" Soup; Slow-Cooker Black Bean and Pork Stew.

For those who do like their Italian meals, Giada features an entire chapter on "Pastas & Risottos." A few of the dishes are Brown Butter Tortellini, Pasta e Fagioli with Mussels; Parmesan Marinara; Short-Rib Lasagna; and Pasta Pizza.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fall Reads: American Hunter: How Legendary Hunters Shaped America

American Hunter: How Legendary Hunters Shaped America
by Willie Robertson & William Doyle
Publisher: Howard Books
Pub. Date: October 27, 2015
ISBN: 978-1501111334
Pages: 272
Buy Link: Amazon

Hunting has gotten a bad rap over the years due to public shootings, poaching, PETA and politicians who want to eliminate the 2nd Amendment. Hunting has been a part of American history way before the first Europeans set foot on our country. It all started with Native Americans, whom taught the English colonists how to hunt. The animals weren't killed for sport, but instead they were killed for food and the fur & hide were used for clothing.

Being released today in bookstores is American Hunter: How Legendary Hunters Shaped America by Willie Robertson & William Doyle. You might recognize the name Willie Robertson as he is the CEO of Duck Commander and the star of A&E's Duck Dynasty. I know the Robertson family gets a bad rap due to a few controversies that have occurred over the years. While I don't personally participate in hunting, I do have family members that hunt, so I do have a respect for it.

The book features true stories of America's greatest hunters, such as Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Buffalo Bill, Teddy Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway. Of course there are a few stories that involve the Robertson clan. There is also a little bit of history on classic hunting weapons.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Review - Gather Around the Amish Table

Gather Around the Amish Table
by Lucy Reid
Publisher: Herald Press
Pub. Date: September 1, 2015
ISBN: 978-0836199109
Pages: 272
Buy Link:
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I'm sure many of blog readers know that I enjoy reading Amish fiction and that I do know my way around a kitchen, so that should answer any questions to why I would want to review Gather Around the Amish Table by Lucy Reid. I have had a few other Amish themed cookbook, but none of the authors were actual Amish or Mennonite.

However, this books is written (compiled) by Lucy Leid, who lives in the Mennonite community of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Lucy placed an add in the Ivverich und Ender ("what's left over, the ends") section of the Die Botschaft, asking for people to send her "tried-and-true" recipes and stories that go with them. In this cookbook, she shares her favorite recipes from Amish & Mennonite kitchens, heartwarming stories from Amish and Mennonite contributors, helpful tips from Lucy's kitchen and beautiful food photography and peaceful scenes from the Amish life.

Like all other cookbooks, this one is split into different sections - Breakfast; Breads & Spreads; Soups, Sandwiches & Pizza; Salads & Pickles; Vegetables & Side Dishes; Meats & Main Dishes; Cakes & Pies; Cookies; Desserts & Candy; and Snacks, Beverages & Extras.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Reviw - The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt

The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt
by Laurie Aaron Hird
Publisher: Fons & Porter
Pub. Date: June 12, 2015
ISBN: 978-1440241468
Pages: 272
Buy Link: Amazon


While some people might think quilting is just a hobby, actually, quilting has been used to make beddings, clothings and art wall hangings for years. The first known quilt dates back to 3400 B.C..

Now available in bookstores is the The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt from author and quilter Laurie Aaron Hird. The Farmer's Wife was a monthly women's magazine that was published from 1897 to 1939, when it was sold to Farm Journal - lasting until the 1970s. During the 1930s (The Great Depression), the magazine featured a inspiration column, titled "Letters From Our Farm Women." Each and every month, this column would publish letters from readers from around the country, which the letters would offer support and encouragement.

Laurie Aaron Hird shares 99 letters that appeared in The Farmer's Wife during the 1930s and along side each one, she has put together quilt blocks that has inspired by the letters. The book is split into sections, the first half featuring the letters & quilt blocks and the latter half showcasing the assembly for each quilt block, along with directions to make either a lap-size, twin-size, queen-size or a king-size quilt.

After the Wall Street stock market crash in 1929, the country entered the Great Depression, which was an extremely hard time for people, whom all struggled to provide for their families during this time. Each letter featured in this quilt book represents a part of history that shouldn't be forgotten and now can be shared with a new generation of readers & quilters!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Spring Reads: Tox-Sick: From Toxic to Not Sick

Tox-Sick: From Toxic to Not Sick
by Suzanne Summers
Publisher: Harmony
Pub. Date: April 14, 2015
ISBN: 978-0385347723
Pages: 384
Buy Link: Amazon


While many people know Suzanne Summers as Chrissy Snow from the 70s' television series Three's Company and as Carol Foster-Lambert from the 90s' television series Step-by-Step, a few might not be aware that she is also a bestselling author of many nonfiction books. Her newest novel Tox-Sick: From Toxic to Not Sick just hit bookstores last month and has been featured on many programs, including The O'Reilly Factor.

Sadly, many people don't pay attention to what ingredients that are in the food that they digest as this can be a big factor to many healthy problems, such as allergies, sinuses, weight gain, headaches, depression, fatigue, heartburn, etc.. Most of the aliments are caused by the harmful toxins that we put into our bodies.

Suzanne Summers interviews six doctors (Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, Dr. Sherry Rogers, Dr. Richie Shoemaker, Dr. Walter Crinnion, Dr. Stephen Sinatra and Dr. Garry Gordon), asking them all tough questions of why we're all having health issues and how we can prevent them.