Blogging For Books, Memoirs

The Chamberlain Key: Unlocking the God Code to Reveal Hidden Messages Hidden in the Bible by Timothy P. Smith

Ages 18+

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The Chamberlain Key is one man’s journey to work through the encrypted messages in the Bible’s Book of Genesis and back it up with scientific evidence. Timothy P. Smith isn’t a theologian, but a dream that he had one night led him on the quest. He also found that there are other encrypted codes in Genesis with messages from God. This book is a compelling ride for all to appreciate.

Thanks to Blogging For Books for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Memoirs

I Was Saved by the Bell: Stories of Life, Love, and Dreams That Do Come True by Peter Engel

Ages 18+
bellPeter Engel, the creator of the 90s TV show Saved By the Bell, tells of how hard he worked to make it happen, as well as stories from his life and what he learned along the way. Fans of the show will love reading this memoir about Engel and gain behind the scenes insight about Saved By the Bell.

Thanks to NetGalley.com for a review copy of this book.

Animals, ARC Reviews, Memoirs

Kit Kat and Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed A City Girl’s World by Lonnie Hull Dupont

Ages 16+

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Kit Kat and Lucy were two cats who arrived in their humans’ lives a year apart and gave them what they’ve been missing. Lonnie and her husband Joe were long-time city people who moved to the country and settled in Michigan. Each cat having her own “personality,” Kit Kat and Lucy had to work their way into Lonnie and Joe’s hearts, and learn to get along with each other. The four became one big family, and Lonnie and Joe couldn’t imagine their lives without their furry friends.

Thanks to NetGalley.com for a review copy of this book.

Memoirs

Waking Up In Heaven: A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven and Life Again by Crystal McVea

Ages 18+

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When Crystal McVea was in the hospital, she died for nine minutes, went to heaven, and then came back in order to tell people how the experience of being in God’s presence changed her life forever. Her life wasn’t easy, and she endured many hardships growing up. However, this experience helped her faith in God grow stronger, and she was instructed by God Himself to tell certain people what had happened to her. Although it was hard for Crystal to write about the dark times in her life, she was able to move past that and tell about the incredible experience she had when she visited heaven.

LGBTQ+, Memoirs

Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child With No Strings Attached by Hillary Wittington

Ages 16+

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In the early years of Ryland’s life, Hillary and Jeff Wittington had to accept the fact that their daughter was deaf and would have to learn sign language in order to communicate with others. Once they got a handle on how to help Ryland acclimate to what would be her daily life, Hillary realized that Ryland wasn’t only different because she was deaf, but also because she was transgender. They knew it wouldn’t be easy because people aren’t always accepting of people who don’t fit “the norm,” but they did know that they would be supportive of their transgender child in the difficult journey.

Memoirs

American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion and Business by Tommy Hilfiger

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Tommy Hilfiger’s memoir, American Dreamer, chronicles his life growing up as well as his journey to becoming a fashion designer with his own brand. Hilfiger lived on a tight budget with his parents and 8 siblings. Although he had a hard relationship with his father, Hilfiger was able to move forward from the unhealthy relationship and make quite a name and a life for himself. Hilfiger married and has 5 children of his own.

Memoirs

Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism by Scott and Kimberly Hahn

Ages 18+

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Scott and Kimberly Hahn are a married couple who met in seminary and converted from Presbyterianism to Catholicism. As a practicing Catholic, it was interesting to read about a book on this subject from a non-Catholic’s point of view. Scott Hahn considered himself anti-Catholic before he converted to Catholicism, and his wife Kimberly was so against¬†becoming a Catholic that she kept calling their marriage a “split marriage” as if they practiced two completely different religions after Scott converted. However, both Scott and Kimberly converted, and this memoir tells about their journey in doing so.