It’s down to the wire. December 25 is officially five days away, so if you haven’t started your Christmas shopping, you better get cracking. Whether you make a list and check it twice, or if you just fly by the seat of your pants, it isn’t too late to get going.
Whether it’s friends, family, a co-worker, or someone who has everything, this list of easy last minute Christmas gifts will get you started. Plus, they’re all affordable, so none of these ideas will break the bank.
What are you waiting for? Get going! Merry Christmas!
Is there a purpose to prayer?
Does prayer accomplish anything?
Can prayer change a person, a city, or even the world?
Teacher Dutch Sheets would answer yes to all these questions and explains why in a book titled Authority in Prayer: Praying With Power and Purpose. This book, with lightning on the cover and released in 2015, has a true copyright of 2006, which explains why a lot of the material seems out-of-date. Sheets has a passion for seeing America turn back to God, and in the stories he tells, he believes that’s happening. However, there’s a real disconnect between the time his original material was written and now, as it seems that America is turning more and more away from God on major issues.
Authority in Prayer is not a step-by-step plan to teach you how to pray. The book begins with his explanation of the difference between power and authority in the spiritual realm; this is an extremely interesting concept to consider. He firmly believes in the gift of prophesy, so if you’re not familiar with this gift, you might find that interesting. A good portion of the book consists of stories about people who declared prophesies that were fulfilled, according to Sheets. So much time is spent on this concept that a better title for the book might be Authority to Prophesy.
FTC Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, in exchange for my honest review.
Have you made a New Year’s Resolution?
If not, Joyce Meyer has some suggestions for how to improve your health. Meyer has prepared 12 “keys” of wellness that are common sense ideas for living a healthy life. Some ideas are new ideas that could improve your life, while others are reminders of things we should all be doing – things that may be difficult to put into practice in daily life.
There are 12 months in a year, so if you’re looking for a way to improve your health this year, you could take Good Health, Good Life‘s “keys” and focus on one for each month of 2015. Good Health, Good Life is a slim, easy-to-read guide with material derived from one of her other books, Look Great, Feel Great.
Meyer isn’t a nutritionist so her tips for eating right are not complicated. However, Good Health, Good Life makes some accurate points about how physical and spiritual wellness are connected. I would recommend this book to the person looking to better her physical and emotional temple who is ready to make small changes.
FTC Disclosure: I received a free copy of Good Health, Good Life from the Publisher, the Hachette Book Group, in exchange for my honest review.