, , , , , , ,

Weekend Report is a weekly meme hosted here – Christian Bookshelf Reviews!
The rules to participate are simple:
1. Create a post about what you’ve accomplished the previous week (i.e. books read, reviews posted, awards received, current giveaways, etc.) – feel free to use the button above.
That’s it. If you would like to follow my blog, that’s appreciated, but not required.
Here’s my ‘Weekend Report’!

Title of Book:  First Time Landlord











Author:  Janet Portman is an attorney and expert on residential and commercial landlord-tenant laws. Other books by Janet include: Every Landlord’s Legal Guide, Every Tenants Rights, Negotiate the Best Lease for you Business, Leases & Rental Agreements, The California Landlord’s Law book: rights and responsibilities and California Tenants Rights.

ISBN Number:  978-1-4133-1627-8

Publisher:  NOLO (www.nolo.com)

Genre/Market: Real Estate/Business/Law

Publication Date: 2009 & 2011

Book Length: 332 Pages

Price:  $

Soft copy

5 Out of 5 points

Headline for Book Review: Your Guide to Renting all in One Book

http://librarything.com has given me this book for my honest review © 2011 written by Jackie Paulson

Are you new to owning rental property? If you need to rent your home or some type of property this book covers tenting in every area possible; all in one book. I think it is important to list the Chapters to see the expert knowledge topics Janet covers in this book:

  • Your First Time Landlord’s Companion
  • Is Owning Rental Property for you?
  • Landlording with Family and Friends.
  • How to Prepare and Market your Rental Property
  • Screening Tenants
  • Prepare a Lease
  • Manage Your Rental Income
  • Repairs and Maintance
  • Landlord Liability
  • Dealing with difficult Tenants
  • Don’t want to Do it Alone? Hire a Property Manager
  • Exiting the Business
  • Rent to Own Agreements
  • Renting out a Room in Your Home

Being a Paralegal I am interested in law and keeping up to date on the news laws of renting and buying property. Nolo is the only source for complete guides In the area of these legal issues that I believe “hit the mark.”

The best part of reading this book is it is the “how to do it” resource for renting property. I have rented apartments all of my life, so being on the “other side of the legal fence” I have learned a lot. This book helped me to realize the responsibilities of renting to “anyone” and what it means in detail. You often hear the words, “it takes money to make money” and in the current economic times of (2011), I believe this is the best time to invest in any property business deal. If you look at this with the end in mind then the future will hold a profit for anyone who invests.


Title of Book:  Yes You Can








Author:  ISBN Number:  978-1-60013-716-7

Publisher:  Insight Publishing


Publication Date: 2011

Book Length: 199 Pages

Price:  $19.95

Soft copy

5 Out of 5 points

Headline for Book Review: Yes You Can do Anything

This is a book I have won by www.fReado.com

Yes You Can is the perfect title for this book as it gives and Q & A to Authors who help share their message of empowerment, determination and affirmations. Yes You Can is the perfect title for this book as it gives and Q & A to Authors who help share their message of empowerment, determination and affirmations. It answers your questions on :

  1. The foundations for professional effectiveness and success.
  2. Why leadership and management need to be understood for our new world.
  3. How different cultures can come together and be accepted and embraced in with work force.
  4. The major challenges leaders’ face today and how they can be solved.



 Title of Book:  Going Deep

(Becoming a Person of Influence)


Author:  Gordon MacDonald is the author of Ordering Your Private World, Building below the Waterline, A Resilient Life and Who Stole my Church.  He has been a pastor for 50 years and serves as chancellor at Denver Seminary, editor for Leadership Journal, and speaker atleadership conferences around the world,.  He and his wife live in New Hampshire.

ISBN Number:  978-0-7852-2608-6

Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

Genre/Market:  Religion, Christian Life, Spiritual Growth

Publication Date: 2011

Book Length: 383 Pages

Price:  $15.99

Soft copy

5 Out of 5 points

Headline for Book Review: Live for Christ Deeply and Passionate

Gordon will teach you have to be a mature person in Christ and how to inspire others to be faithful servants of Christ in your everyday walk.  He tells how leadership needs to be Christ centered in order to share with the world the words of Christ.  If our leaders of our churches are Deep into the words of Christ, and learn to live it then the world will benefit from our actions and words.  Obviously the church is changing in our modern world of this information age thus training leaders to be “deep people” is the focus of this book and how he changes his own congregation.

The opening of this book is about how on July 6th, at a baseball game in Boston atFenway Park created a new idea.  Gail and Gordon were the guests of their next door neighbors and friends, Hank and Cynthia Soriano.  Note that Hank has his own company and he is a Vice President of sales thus carries season tickets right behind the Red Sox Dugout, and that evening life changed.  Why?  Hank said to Gordon, “Hey, what would you say in your church’s elevator story?”  Might I add that Hank and his wife, Cynthia are not church going people and Gordon is the son of a pastor and he is a pastor and preacher.  So, what is an elevator pitch?  Well, imagine that you are in sales and you have 13 floors in an elevator to “tell exactly what your company and or church (in this case) does?”  The book exchanges the stories of how the lives in their church are changing as they find out the answers to what their church is doing today that would attract others to attend their church or just any church.  The elevator pitch should speak to the “unchurched.”

After reading this book I have realized that churches are changing and we do need deep people who are committed to Christ in order to attract all types of people to the new world churches as they conquer their quest to keep Christ first.

BookSneeze gave me a copy for my honest review. Jackie Paulson © 2011 All Rights Reserved

Pasted from <https://getreadingnow.wordpress.com/book-reviews/going-deep-by-gordon-macdonald/>



 Title of Book:  Relentless (the power you need to never give up)

Author:  John Bevere is the author of Extraordinary,The Bait of Satan, The Fear of the LordUnder Cover, and Driven by Eternity.





ISBN Number:  not yet out

Publisher:  Waterbrook Press

Genre/Market:  Self Help, Spiritual, Reference

Publication Date: 2011

Book Length:230 Pages

Price:  $

Soft copy

5 Out of 5 points

Headline for Book Review: Overcoming the Odds of Adversity

John Bevere does a great job with explaining all of the ways in which individuals can overcome any modern day adversity.   He places scriptures right where they need to be in order to back of his claims.  For example the first chapter starts out by this quote: “Finishing is better than starting.” Ecclesiastics 7:8 (NLT).  What is so prevalent today is that if we all learn how to focus on the end results of glorifying God then all of the in-between life lessons can be an opportunity to set our lives right. In order to accomplish what Christ has set for our Christian walk we must all be relentless by being resolute, persistent, and unyielding in our day-to-day witness for Christ.  God has written our names in the “Lambs book of Life” and we need to carry out His plan for our lives.

I would recommend this book to any Christian who has some knowledge of what the scriptures say about our lives.  John teaches how to come out of this world and be separate from the current worldly ways into the proper ways of living for Christ. In the end we finish for Christ and with Christ for us, who can be against us?  It’s never too late to rededicate our lives to Christ and His ways of life.

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”

Jackie Paulson © 2011 All Rights Reserved

Pasted from <https://getreadingnow.wordpress.com/book-reviews/relentless-by-john-bevere/>