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When Sinners Say "I Do" Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage

The gospel is something we need in every area of our lives.  In marriage and in singleness.  In joy and in sorrow.  In good times and in hard times.  When life feels good and when life feels confusing.  This book showed so much of my need for Jesus and His grace. It calls us to look at our own sins and not be so easy to point out the sins of those around us.   It shows the great gravity of our sins.  We can all tend to point fingers and defend or blame our sins on others or life circumstances.  I think especially today it is so easy to do this and not truly see our sins.  "It is wrong, not because of what it does to me, or my spouse, or child, or neighbor, but because it is an act of rebellion against the infinitely holy and majestic God." -Jerry Bridges "There can be no small sins against a great God." -J.I. Packer Dave Harvey mentions in the book that with true sorrow of our "little sins", our awareness of God and His mercy grow. Be quick to see our own

Dos Books

Scumble-
This book is a companion to the book Savvy, a book that I read a few years ago and really enjoyed.  These book's are centered more for Tweens, they are an easy read and interesting. 
The Kale family are not normal people, actually none of Ledger's mother's side of the family is normal.  At the age of 13 each person gets what is a called a Savvy, a power that could be anything from fun, horrible, safe or dangerous.  When Ledger turns 13 his hopes and dreams of being the fastest runner are crushed when what he get's is something horrible and uncontrollable, so he thinks.  He spends the summer with his uncle and cousins as he tries to find hope through his savvy, all the while finding adventures and making new friends.


The Help-
I really enjoyed this book, it was easy to read and very interesting.  I enjoyed the realness of the story, the true facts and events and...life. 
Three women in Mississippi, strike out to make a difference in their situations.  Each one very different and in a different stage of life.
Aibileen is a wise and kind black maid who is working for a senseless woman, helping her raise her child.
Minny is another black maid, with a rougher attitude and always standing up for herself, in the end getting herself in trouble.  She can't seem to keep work, until she goes to work for a strange and naïve woman with all kinds of secrets and mysteries.
Skeeter is a young white woman trying to find her place in life.  She has a degree, but is not married.
Together these women step out to make a difference in tough times.  They face trials and hardships from their friends and loved ones, but that doesn't stop them. 

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  1. Hello Alyssa. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger. I am also glad to stop by your blog "Alyssa's Book Corner" and the post on it "Dos Book". Good book review. Well I just take this opportunity to share with you a program our church in Mumbai, India has for the young people as well as adults from the West. We reachout to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young people as well as the adults from the West to come to Mumbai on a short term missions tirp to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to Mumbai with your friens to work with us in the slums of Mumbai during your vacation time. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. Looking forward to hear from you. My email id is: dhwankhede(ay)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Praying for you as you seek God's direction in your life.

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