2013 In Review

Here are some books that i read in 2013 that i didn’t review. I definitely recommend reading them, especially the second book. I didn’t technically finish reading the last book i mention because the second half of it was what diseases you can get and i prefer not to speak that over myself. I did find the first part helpful and I’d be interested to hear if anyone has read it and followed it.

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick WarrenBlurb

This book will help you understand why you are alive and God’s amazing plan for you – both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal 40-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life’s most important question: What on earth am I here for? Knowing God’s purpose for creating you will reduce your stress, focus your energy, simplify your decisions, give meaning to your life, and, most important, prepare you for eternity.

The Purpose-Driven Life is a blueprint for Christian living in the 21st century – a lifestyle based on God’s eternal purposes, not cultural values. Using over 1,200 scriptural quotes and references, it challenges the conventional definitions of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism. In the tradition of Oswald Chambers, Rick Warren offers distilled wisdom on the essence of what life is all about.

You Have What It Takes by John Eldredge

You Have What It Takes by John EldredgeBlurb

You have what it takes, Dad.

Every boy wants to be a hero. He wants to be powerful, he wants to be dangerous, he wants to know . . .
Do I have what it takes?

Every girl wants to believe that she is captivating, worth fighting for. She wants to know . . . Am I lovely?

They look to you, Dad, to answer those questions. That makes you the most powerful man in your child’s life. And as you will learn in this inspiring booklet, you have what it takes.

Eat Right For Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo

Eat Right For Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D'AdamoBlurb

Have diets you’ve tried in the past failed or even been counter-productive? Are you sure your diet is right for your blood type? This breakthrough new programme, currently sweeping America, is the only one to reveal the hidden key to successful dieting.

Your blood type reflects your internal chemistry. It actually determines the way you absorb nutrients. What foods you absorb well and how your body handles stress differ with each blood type. Eat Right 4 Your Type tells you to combine the foods that are right for you:

If your blood type is O:

  • Eat meat (high protein, low carbohydrate)
  • Cut out wheat and most other grains
  • Engage in vigorous aerobic exercise
  • The risk of ulcers and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis increase if you eat incorrectly for your type

If your blood type is A:

  • You should be a vegetarian (high carbohydrate, low fat)
  • Engage in gentle exercise such as yoga or golf
  • Meditate to deal with stress
  • The risk of cancer and heart disease increase if you eat incorrectly for your type

If your blood type is B:

  • You should have a very varied diet of all the blood types, one including meat; yours is the only blood type that does well with dairy products
  • Engage in exercise such as moderate swimming or walking
  • The risk of slow-growing viruses that attack the nervous system increases if you eat incorrectly for your type

If your blood type is AB:

  • You have most of the benefits and intolerances of types A and B
  • Engage in calming exercises and relaxation techniques
  • You have the friendliest immune system of all the blood types

4 thoughts on “2013 In Review

  1. For many of us the written word is our life. I could not imagine a life not well read.Nine years ago our library computer began keeping records of the books and other written material we took out out of the system. The other day I saw that my count was up to 2, 578 items. Many, many good wishes for a most excellent 2014. Virginia


  2. Thank you for the Reader’s Digest condensed version of the Eat Right 4 Your Type book. I’ve had this on my list for a while but never get around to reading it. I’m type A. I enjoy eating meat and not that many veggies so I’m not sure I could be a vegetarian. I’ve been meditating, it’s hard to get my brain to shut down. Also, I thought you might like to know, Tuesdays HIGH here is supposed to me MINUS 8 degrees (f). Windchills at MINUS 52. It’s insane. I don’t even want to go outside. ~Gina


    • Haha! You’re welcome. However that truly is the blurb on the back of the book.
      I am blood type A as well. I could live on potatoes for the rest of the my life however they are one of the vegetables that are apparently bad for blood type A. Kel thinks it’s all a load of hogwash. Lol. The one thing we both agree on though is that wheat isn’t very good for you so we are both going to try and eliminate it from our eating.
      Wow! So cold! It’s been warm here except for yesterday as it drizzled rain all day long.


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