by Gary J. Byrne
Want a chilling read about the slow decline of America? This is a great place to start. Gary J. Byrne was an Oval Office Secret Service Officer and saw much of what happened behind the scenes during the George Bush and Bill Clinton eras. His memoir will give you plenty to think about!
You may have seen him on C-Span or all over the news during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. That’s because he had a front row seat to the spectacle and was the only one that came forward with the truth. Because of our President’s lack of ability to accept his mistakes (we all make them!), Byrne’s life was turned upside down!
Take a look as he takes you step by step (he took IMPECCABLE records!) through his years at the White House. I highly recommend it. Yes, it’s one side of the story, but isn’t every memoir? Definitely worth your time! Pick up a copy in the link above. And, thanks, Hachette, for this great read in exchange for my review! As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!
by Anna LeBaron/with Leslie Wilson
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Ervil LeBaron was one of the most famous Mormon fundamentalist leaders. He was a self-proclaimed prophet that thought he was a god. He was imprisoned for the blood atonement killings that were done in the name of god.
Anna was his daughter.
This is one of those books that will be heavy on your heart for days to come. The darkness just sits in your mind and you find yourself thinking on it. Her story is brutal, but written with such forgiveness, kindness and love. A love that only the One, True God could put in her heart.
Please pick up this book. It is eye opening and incredible. It’s not written in anger or spite. It’s written by a girl that has come through the darkness into the light of the One, True God. It’s difficult, yes. It’s also powerful. I highly recommend!
Thank you for this book in exchange for my review. As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!
by David Boudia with Tim Ellsworth
Wow! Remember this guy?? You know, the awesome, American Olympic Diver that has won a bunch of medals??? Well, if you missed seeing him in the last few Olympics, you can get caught up with this great read.
David opens up and shares with us all about his past failures and the changes God has made in his life. He doesn’t beat around the bush, try to make himself look good, try to glorify the lifestyle he had, or even try to claim any of the credit for his complete 180. This book is simply to bring God glory with the huge changes in his life.
It’s a good one. Easy reading and perfect for your kids. He’s a trendy guy that has it all; yet he knows that those things won’t bring happiness. It’s an awesome message that you can share. I ABSOLUTELY recommend this book. Please pick up a copy. It’s so beautiful to see the changes in his life and what God is doing through him.
Once, he only cared about parties, instant gratification, and making himself happy at whatever cost. Now, he’s a family man that lives to bring God glory. Now that’s a great story! Make sure you grab this! Holidays are coming up and the Olympics are fresh on everyone’s mind.
–Thank you for this awesome read in exchange for my review. As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!
by John Murray, Sharon Murray and Abby Jones
So…when’s the last time you read a book that makes you wonder if someone is going to hunt you down for knowing what’s in it? Ask me! The answer is: JUST NOW!!!!!! Dude, you want to read a book that will make the hair on the back of your neck just stand straight up? Read this.
Code Name: Papa (My Extraordinary Life While Hiding in Plain Sight), is a book that you won’t want to put down. Talk about Navy SEALs on steroids! Holy Cow. “John Murray’s” memoir is one you won’t want to miss. Be forewarned, however, that this book is not for the faint of heart. In these true stories (with names and places changed), it gets extremely brutal and graphic.
There are definitely some edits that could have been made and the writing certainly left a bit to be desired. All I can say is to be prepared for a memoir unlike any other you have read. Also know that a lifestyle that intense often times doesn’t end well. There will be many sad endings throughout the book. Regardless, I highly recommend!
Thank you for this great read in exchange for my review! As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!
by Ray and Betty Whipps
There are, TRULY, no words for this book. You must take the time to pick this up and read it. Wow.
Ray and Betty Whipps are true American heroes. When WWII started up, both jumped in to do their parts. Ray fought through France after landing on the beach at Normandy. His account of those horrific months is just right; not too graphic, but enough information.
What a BEAUTIFUL love story and the best memoir I have read in a long time. Their faith and courage are absolutely inspiring. I highly recommend!!
Thank you for this amazing read in exchange for my review. As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!
by Mark Bouman with D.R. Jacobsen
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20
A promise that Mark was able to cling to when, as an adult, he met the Father of the fatherless. Son of an abusive, neo-nazi tyrant, Mark grew up controlled by propaganda, suffering frequent beatings, and a longing to be loved.
This is an incredible story about a life that could have had such a sad ending. Instead, God lifted him up out of his past and put Mark on an incredible journey as “Papa” to the fatherless (an orphanage in Cambodia) and father to two sons. It’s a beautiful memoir. At times, it can read a bit slowly, but overall, it sticks with you and qualifies as a must read.
Thank you, Tyndale, for sending me this wonderful book! As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!
If you would like to check out the book trailer, just head on over to:
The Tank Man’s Son from tyndalehouse on GodTube.