Monday, 19 August 2013

ACRBA Tour - Captured by Calvary by Ray Hawkins

19 - 23 August.

Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance


Captured by Calvary

(Even Before Publishers Feb 2012)


Ray Hawkins

About the Author:

Ray Hawkins, retired after over 40 years as a Churches of Christ minister, enjoys sharing themes from the Scriptures through Devotional writing. Married to Mary, multi-published inspirational romance author, they have three children and five grandchildren. Ray shares his insights in his first two books on Marriage and Children with more ideas to come about ministry and much more. Living in Beauty Point Tasmania Ray heads up a new Christian Fellowship as well as doing relief preaching, community work and writing.

About the book:

31 Biblical Devotions to meditate on the cross - God's glory

Be captured by the wisdom, power, grace and wonder of Calvary.These devotional meditations take you to the heart of the Gospel. They will fill you with awe of God.
They will cause you to bow before the Lord in adoration.

My Thoughts:
This is the second of Ray's Devotions books that I've read. While it was good, I found that it didn't flow through the theme as well as the other one. Might be better for reading in the lead up to Easter, but it is important to be reminded of Christ's work on the cross throughout the year.

Friday, 9 August 2013

The Last One

It's official. I'm the last one of my friends around my age to still be single.

It feels like being the last one to be picked for a team. Actually worse - it's like no one wants me on the team at all.

I keep trying to tell myself they saved the best for last, but then my thoughts go to the idea that I'm not good enough for anyone to choose.

It's the pits being last.

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick ..." Proverbs 13:12

Wednesday, 7 August 2013


This song says what's in my heart better than I ever could.

Monday, 5 August 2013


I could definitely go for some of this right now!

ACRBA Tour - Captured by Moonlight by Chirstine Lindsay

5 - 9 August

is introducing

(WhiteFire Publishing May 15, 2013)


About the Author:

Christine Lindsay writes historical inspirational novels with strong love stories, and she takes pride in her Irish roots. Her great grandfather and grandfather worked as riveters in the Belfast shipyard, one of those ships her ancestors helped build was the Titanic. On her mother’s side it was stories of ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in India that seeded Christine’s long-time fascination with the British Raj and became the stimulus for her Twilight of the British Raj series.

The Pacific coast of Canada, about 200 miles north of Seattle, is Christine’s home where she lives with her husband, David, and they enjoy the visits from their adult children and grandchildren. Like a lot of authors, Christine’s chief editor is her cat.

About the Book

Prisoners to their own broken dreams…

After a daring rescue goes awry, the parched north of India grows too hot for nurse Laine Harkness and her friend Eshana. The women flee to the tropical south…and run headlong into their respective pasts.

Laine takes a new nursing position at a plantation in the jungle, only to discover that her former fiancĂ© is the owner…and that Adam has no more to say to her now than he did when he crushed her years ago. Why, then, is she still drawn to him, and to the tiger cub he is raising?

Eshana, captured by her traditional uncle and forced once more into the harsh Hindu customs of mourning, doubts whether freedom will ever again be in her future, much less the forbidden love that had begun to whisper to her. Is faith enough to live on? Or is her Savior calling her home?

Amid cyclones and epidemics, clashing faiths and consequences of the war, will the love of the True Master give hope to these searching hearts?

My Thoughts:
I'm not sure what I think about this book. I didn't read the first in the series, so I think some of my understanding of the characters and background behind events mentioned made it hard to get fully into the story.
I was appalled by some of the cultural practices in Indian culture of the times - I hope they don't still happen.
That being said, the story was well crafted and the plot interesting.