First, I have to make a short apology. The actual Value Gifts Blog Tour was last week, so I’m late posting my reviews. I was sick with one of my worst migraines last week, though, so I wasn’t up to reading or writing. But, I’m up and about now, and ready to write!!
For the Value Gifts Blog Tour, I received two books to read and review: What Women Don’t Know (and men don’t tell you) and 99 Ways to Increase Your Income.
What Women Don’t Know by Michelle McKinney Hammond and Joel A Brooks Jr. is written to help single women looking for lasting love. They set the book up into chapters describing 14 “rules” such as “Be patient”, “Know what you want”, and “Know your value”. Each chapter is built on an important principle and is liberally supported with Scripture.
The one problem I had with reviewing this book is that I’ve been out of the dating arena for close to 20 years! (Can it really be that long?) Nonetheless, I found the author’s advice to be practical and on-target. They encourage women to develop their lives as individuals while waiting for their lifelong love. The writing was clear and the authors used scripture to support their positions. The only real negative I found was that this book is pretty much the same as the books I read when I was single. I think that this book is the Christian dating handbook for the current generation and I can definitely recommend it.
99 Ways to Increase Your Income by Frank Martin was a pleasant little surprise for me. From the title, I expected a book about actually bringing more money into the household, but the author is really talking about anything that brings money in or keeps money from going out. He starts with some brief words on managing money then moves on to tips on saving money, ways to improve your job situation, and ends with some information on saving and investing. This short book is obviously not a comprehensive book on money management, but it has some helpful information and goes along nicely with the principles taught by Dave Ramsey. It would make a nice stocking stuffer, particularly for a young adult who is just starting to develop their financial habits.