I love to curl up with a nice, steaming cup of tea and a free book to review. In fact I subscribe to three book review sites: Book Crash, Book Rooster and The Bookplex just so I can indulge in my favorite leisure activity. What’s even better is when an author contacts me for a review. If you’re an author looking for someone to review your book or short story, check out my Request a Review page.
Because I like to share the great reads I’ve found (and warn readers of the not-so-great finds), I developed a system:
- One cup — worse than a cup of luke warm black pekoe
- Two cups — it may be hot, but you’ll need plenty of sweetener just to tolerate it
- Three cups — it’s not my favorite, but it beats going without
- Four cups — nice and hot and only needs a smidge of sweetener to be perfect
- Five cups — loose leaf vanilla Earl Grey, yummy
Sometimes a book or story doesn’t warrant a five cup rating, but it’s so good it can’t be missed. For those I include the “Must Read” starburst in front of the cup rating. You’ll find my cup rating above the picture of the cover. Enjoy!
Angels in Action by Diane Williams
Angels in Action demonstrates how the author called on the power of her Creator to bring about positive changes in her life. This compilation of twelve personal inspirational accounts tells of her experiences of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing; professional, familial, and financial trials; and building relationships. They demonstrate how a woman learns to live with the knowledge and strength afforded by a relationship with a power greater than herself, and how she is transformed into a healthy, whole individual by the power of the Holy Spirit. Through these stories the reader will gain a renewal of perspective and learn how to view obstacles in life as God showing His face in order for us, His children, to build strong, unshakable foundations.
I could not put this book down. The stories are powerful and often brought me to tears because I could see the life lessons as my own. The entire book is written as if Williams is having a conversation with you, the reader, and makes everything feel so much more personal. Also, the morals/lessons are simple, easy to grasp, and not “preachy.”
The writing is nearly perfect. I’m a very picky reader (blame it on my English degree) and I only caught a couple technical errors in the entire book. Hoorah and kudos to her editor!
It’s really difficult to find anything in this book that wasn’t good. If I had to select one thing, it would be the first story, but only because it made me wary that the rest of the book would be an advertisement for the unusual diet program Williams went on. I was very glad I put my skepticism aside and read on because my hesitation was unwarranted.
This book came at the right time in my life to help me move forward in my faith. If you’re looking for a direction, searching to know God better or just need a little boost in your prayer life, Angels in Action by Diane Williams may be just the book you’re looking for.