October 30, 2010

Revelation 3:20 novel - NaNoWriMo

NASB version,
"'Behold, I stand at the door and (B)knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.'"
~Revelation 3:20

NIV version,
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me."
~Revelations 3:20.

Those are two different transations of Revelation 3:20. The verse is great but my problem is of what translation I like best. Now you ask, "Why would MOE have a problem with the translation of this verse?" (Or maybe you didn't ask that question. You know what I mean.)

The reason why I'm having trouble picking out a verse is because I'm going to use a line from that verse as a title to my new NaNoWriMo novel. If this novel works out, then I shall create a series called the "Revelation 3:20 Chronicles". That's if the nove works out.

Anywho, now how many of you are deciding to attempt NaNo this November 2010? Well, I'm attempting but perhaps some of you know you'll be fine.

NaNoWriMo writing bar will be added soon :).
New poll.

~MOE

October 22, 2010

When I say I'm a Christian

When I say, “I am a Christian” I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”

I’m whispering, “I get lost! That’s why I chose this way”

When I say, “I am a Christian” I don’t speak with human pride

I’m confessing that I stumble—Needing God to be my guide

When I say, “I am a Christian” I’m not trying to be strong

I’m professing that I’m weak and pray for strength to carry on

When I say, “I am a Christian” I’m not bragging of success

I’m admitting that I’ve failed and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, “I am a Christian” I don’t think I know it all

I submit to my confusion Asking humbly to be taught

When I say, “I am a Christian” I’m not claiming to be perfect

My flaws are all too visible But God believes I’m worth it

When I say, “I am a Christian” I still feel the sting of pain

I have my share of heartache, Which is why I seek His name

When I say, “I am a Christian” I do not wish to judge

I have no authority… I only know I’m loved.


This poem was written by Carol Wimmer.

God bless,
~MaidenOfEmmanuel

October 12, 2010

Over 40 Summer Reads, how about you? (Summer Reads Part Five)

Suspense.


Mystery.


Thriller.


The books I wrote for my fiction-to-read list seems to be a lot of historical/"suspenseful" with the typical scenes a girl usually reads :P.
Well I wrote down pretty much over a hundred books in a Microsoft Word document.

72. Title: Dead Reckoning
Genre: Espionage thriller.
Author: Ronie Kendig
Author's site: RonieKendig.com

73. Title: Nightshade
Series: Book #1 of the Discarded Heroes series.
Genre: Military suspense.
Author: Ronie Kendig

74. Title: Digitalis
Series: Book #2 of the Discarded Heroes series.
Genre: Military suspense.
Author: Ronie Kendig

75. Title: The Long Way Home
Series: Book #1 of the The Homelander series.
Genre: Suspense thriller.
Author: Andrew Klavan
Author's site: AndrewKlavan.com

76. Title: Deception
Series: Book #3 of the Ollie Chandler series.
Genre: Mystery thriller.
Author: Randy Alcorn
Author's site: Epm.org

77. Title: Under the Cajun Moon
Genre: Mystery.
Author: Mindy Starns Cark
Author's site: MindyStarnsClark.com

78. Title: The Trouble with Tulip
Series: Book #1 of the Smart Chick Mystery series.
Genre: Mystery.
Author: Mindy Starns Clark

79. Title: Blind Dates can be Murder
Series: Book #2 of the Smart Chick Mystery series.
Genre: Mystery.
Author: Mindy Starns Clark

80. Title: Elementary, My Dear Watkins
Series: Book #3 of the Smart Chick Mystery series.
Genre: Mystery.
Author: Mindy Starns Clark

81. Title: A Penny for Your Thoughts
Series: Book #1 of the Milion Dollar Mysteries series.
Genre: Mystery.
Author: Mindy Starns Cark

82. Title: Don't Take any Wooden Nickels
Series: Book #2 of the Million Dollar Mysteries series.
Genre: Mystery.
Author: Mindy Starn Clark

83. Title: A Dime a Dozen
Series: Book #3 of the Million Dollar Mysteries series.
Genre: Mystery.
Author: Mindy Starn Clark

84. Title: A Quarter for a Kiss
Series: Book #4 of the Million Dollar Mysteries series.
Genre: Mystery.
Author: Mindy Starn Clark

85. Title: The Buck Stops Here
Series: Book #5 of the Million Dollar Mysteries series.
Genre: Mystery.
Author: Mindy Starns Clark

86. Title: Secrets of Harmony Grove
Genre: Mystery.
Author: Mindy Starns Clark

87. Title: Whispers of the Bayou
Genre: Mystery.
Author: Mindy Starns Clark

88. Title: Shadows of Lancaster County
Genre: Mystery.
Author: Mindy Starns Clark

89. Title: The Pawn
Series: Book #1 of the Patrick Bowers Files series.
Genre: Suspense mystery.
Author: Steven James

Steven James does not have a website right now.

90. Title: The Rook
Series: Book #2 of the Patrick Bowers Files series.
Genre: Suspense mystery.
Author: Steven James

91. Title: The Knight
Series: Book #3 of the Patrick Bowers Files series.
Genre: Susepense mystery.
Author: Steven James
Author's site:

92. Title: The Bishop
Series: Book #4 of the Patrick Bowers Files series.
Genre: Suspense mystery.
Author: Steven James

93. Title: Assignment: Boydguard
Genre: Suspense.
Author: Lenora Worth
Author's site: LenoraWorth.com

94. Title: Risky Reunion
Genre: Suspense.
Author: Lenora Worth.


If you feel like you need to read a book this post is already part five and I still have more books to post of my to-read list. If you even pick up a book from any of the to-reads then tell me so I can pick the book up at the same time you read!

God bless,
Maiden :)

October 11, 2010

Stephanie Morrill book giveaway at A Girl of Many Colors!

Head on over to AGirlofManyColors.blogspot.com so you can try to to win a free autographed copy of me, just different by Stephanie Morrill.

Visit StephanieMorrillBooks.com for more about Stephanie Morrill.

Maiden

October 4, 2010

Book review of Whisper on the Wind.

In Brussels at the height of WWI, a small, underground newspaper is the only thing offering the occupied city hope—and real news of the war. The paper may be a small whisper among the shouts of the German army, but Edward Kirkland will do anything to keep it in print. Meanwhile, Isa Lassone, a Belgian-American socialite whose parents whisked her to safety at the start of the war, sneaks back into the country to rescue those dearest to her: Edward and his mother. But Edward refuses to go, and soon Isa is drawn into his secret life printing the newspaper . . . And into his heart. (MaureenLang.com)

I was hesitant about this book at first but as I continued to turn the pages the book's plot had me reading as much as I could. The book was suspenseful as well as historical.

The characters in Whisper on the Wind were strong, there were barely any time where I felt that they needed help. The whole country of Belgium needed help and Maureen Lang made sure she knew her facts while she wrote her book.
I have never read a historical fiction book quite as realistic and vivid as Maureen's book.* Maureen taught me more about World War I than all that I knew about the war at all.
The war was between Germany and Belgium and what I really just wanted to know were how the people were that were affected by the war. Maureen showed how Isa and the Kirklands had to hide during the time of war while a newspaper was being printed that Germans considered illegal. Isa and the Kirklands had to hide and the Kirkland risked their lives along with Isa just to do the right thing. The characters in the book met characters that didn't think as highly as they did of their God but they had trouble in their faith just like some of their friends.
The moral of the story was how to not hate your neighbor and enemies even while troublesome times were occuring. Whisper on the Wind was a powerful book that didn't end like those typical stories.
You should read Maureen's next books right after you read Whisper on the Wind!
Whisper on the Wind receives 4 1/2 stars.

Tyndale was kind enough to send me a free reviewing copy of Whispers on the Wind.

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (August 4, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414324367
ISBN-13: 978-1414324364

Maiden