Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Post - 71 & Stacking the Shelves - 44

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

This has been a really good week. I worked hard and the week flew by for the most part. Friday night Husband and I watched The Host. I don't know why I didn't think about how difficult that book was going to be to turn into a movie. There's just too much that goes on in Melanie/Wanda's head, and the way they chose to do that in the movie was ALMOST was bad as the wolf pack scene from Breaking Dawn Part 2--but BD2 still takes the prize on that one for cheesiness. And then Saturday, I moved my biggest bookcase from one room to it's permanent home in another room. In the process I culled out some books that I think I'll be fine to get rid of, and I rearranged my current books so they're all pretty and neat. Oh and I'm so excited about going to see Catching Fire Friday--not doing a midnight showing for this one.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, # 1) by KA Tucker (4.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Covers I Wish I Could Re-Design
Wednesday: Waiting on Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Thursday: Review of One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths, # 2) by KA Tucker (4 Stars)
Friday: Review of Allegiant (Divergent, # 3) by Veronica Roth (4 Stars)

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of The Bet (The Bet, # 1) by Rachel Van Dyken
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'd Recommend to My Sister
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Sia by Josh Grayson
Friday: Review of Jet (Marked Men, # 2) by Jay Crownover
Saturday: POSSIBLY a Movie Review of Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, # 2) by Suzanne Collins

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

The Power of a Praying Woman

By: Stormie Omartian

Expected Publication: April 1st 2014 by Harvest House Publishers (first published 2002)

256 pages

Genre: Religious, Christian, Spirituality, Self-Help

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!!), I also own an earlier edition

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Goodreads description--Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives.

This brand-new padded deluxe edition of Stormie Omartian's The Power of a Praying Woman (more than 1.7 million copies sold) is beautiful and lasting, designed for years of reading and reference.

If you desire to be a praying woman with a strong and fruitful prayer life, you will find someone to walk with you on your way there in Stormie's book written for the feminine heart. Stormie uses personal illustrations, carefully selected Scriptures, and heartfelt prayers to help you develop a vision for your future avoid a pray-and-run existence find wholeness and completeness in God's embrace.

For the millions of women familiar with Stormie's other life-changing books on prayer, this deluxe release is a must-have keepsake. For mothers, sisters, aunts, and friends, it's a gift that offers the promise of a closer walk with God.

The Power of a Praying Wife

By: Stormie Omartian

Expected Publication: April 1st 2014 by Harvest House Publishers (first published January 1st 1997)

208 pages

Genre: Religious, Christian, Spirituality, Self-Help

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!!), I also own an earlier edition

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Goodreads description--Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. The Power of a Praying Wife has sold more than 3.5 million copies and has encouraged countless women to trust God for their marriages. In this beautiful new padded hardcover edition, Stormie shares how God has strengthened her own marriage since she began to pray for her husband concerning key areas in his life, including his spiritual walk emotions role as father and leader security in work and finances health faith and future.

If you desire a closer relationship with your husband, you will appreciate this refreshing look at the power of prayer in marriage.

The Power of a Praying Parent

By: Stormie Omartian

Expected Publication: April 1st 2014 by Harvest House Publishers (first published July 1st 1995)

224 pages

Genre: Religious, Christian, Spirituality, Self-Help

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!!)

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Goodreads description--Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives.

This beautiful padded hardcover edition of The Power of a Praying Parent (2 million copies sold) will surely find a new home in the lives of Stormie Omartian's worldwide audience.

After decades of raising her son and daughter alongside her husband, Michael, Stormie looks back at the trials and joys of parenting and the power found in praying for her children. In these easy-to-read chapters, she shares from personal experience how you can pray for your kids' safety character development school experiences marriage and so much more.

Stormie's now grown-up children, Christopher and Amanda, reflect on the way their praying parents raised them--and what a difference it made.

Perfect for new moms and dads as well as those a little further along in the journey, The Power of a Praying? Parent is a must-have for anyone caring for a child.

The Power of a Praying Husband

By: Stormie Omartian

Expected Publication: April 1st 2014 by Harvest House Publishers (first published July 28th 2001)

272 pages

Genre: Religious, Christian, Spirituality, Self-Help

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!!), Husband owns an earlier version

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Goodreads description--Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives.

In this deluxe edition of The Power of a Praying Husband, beautifully bound with a padded cover, Stormie helps you pray even more effectively for your wife. By sharing stories and examples from her own marriage, she shares how you can intercede for your wife in areas where she longs for your prayers, especially in her priorities emotions motherhood fears sexuality.

With comments from well-known Christian men and a foreword by Stormie's husband, multi-Grammy winning music producer Michael Omartian, this is the perfect gift for any man wanting to develop the discipline of prayer.

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!

21 comments:

  1. Looks like a theme in this week's new books. I hope you enjoy them all. Come see what I got at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media if you get a chance. Happy reading!

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  2. Sarah @ Girl!ReporterNovember 17, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    I liked The Host better than the Twilight books, but not sure it will fare any better as a film.


    Hope you enjoy Catching Fire. I need to work out when I'm going to see it.

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  3. Nice stack. Hope you enjoy them all :)

    My haul

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  4. Wow you had an awesome week of reviews
    My StS & SP

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  5. I just added The Host to My List on Netflix, I just have to find the time to watch it. :) Can't wait though. Enjoy the new books.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  6. Congratulations on the bookshelf move and the pruning! I need to do more than a little of that myself. Now I'm off to check out your TTT post, since I didn't get to that this week. Have a great week, Sandy!

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  7. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveNovember 17, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    That right there is exactly why I didn't enjoy The Host movie. It just did not do well on screen as it did in the book. I rated that movie 3 of 5 stars. Overall average, but not something I care to own.


    You racked up on The Power of Praying books this week! Given you've read the earlier versions those should be a breeze to get through.


    And speaking of Catching Fire.....I still have yet to get my ticket. GASP! I must do that tomorrow! (Got a discount ticket I need to exchange)

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  8. It's great that you finished your book organization, I need to do that myself.I also reserve a ticket for Catching Fire, so excited for that film.

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  9. Haha...yes, I've actually already read two out of the four of these and loved them both. So I had to jump on them when I saw the re-releases. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I'm hoping Stephenie Meyer gets back to writing again so we can get the rest of the series. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Thanks! It was really long overdue. Now if I can just get Husband to cull through his books, we'd be set. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I completely agree. Definitely won't be purchasing that movie.


    Yep...exactly why I snatched them up. I've already read two of the four, so they should be quick reads.


    Seriously??? I thought you got it back in October when me and Paula got ours. You might want to get on that ASAP before they're sold out like what happened to Kay for BD2 last year. :)

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  13. Thanks Jaime! I definitely feel better being more organized. And definitely looking forward to Catching Fire! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. For some weird reason I can't get your comment box to show up when I am browsing using Chrome but it works with Internet Explorer.
    I haven't seen The Host but if it has almost the same cheese factor as Breaking Dawn part 2 it must have been quite entertaining.

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  15. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsNovember 18, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Yay, for organization! I'm so dreading mine, in need of a good clear out. Hope you enjoy Catching Fire! :)

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  16. Huh...It's usually the opposite--it'll work with Chrome and not IE. Weird. I'm glad you were able to comment in the end. I love using Disqus because it allows me to really have a conversation with people willing to leave me a comment. The standard blogger commenting system doesn't alert you when I've replied back. I much prefer this way. I'll have to keep a check on that though. Thanks for letting me know.


    It was definitely cheesy. The main actress (I forget her name) did a decent job, but like I said, there's just too much that goes on in Melanie's head. It doesn't translate to film very well IMO. Thanks again for stopping by and commenting!

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  17. Yes, organization can be quite the chore, but I always feel so much better after I do it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. I am so excited for Catching Fire!!! I was going to wait until Thanksgiving break, but I don't know that'd make much of a difference crowd wise. Happy reading this week!

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  19. It was definitely crowed at the theater and our theater said it was sold out for the showing we went to, but it wasn't packed. So that was odd. But it was AWESOME! Hope you get to see it soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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