Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rockin Reviews

Happy Hump Day.....I have a few reviews for you and each of these could NOT be more different!

Saturday Matt and I went to a matinee of Hall Pass.....for some reason I went into this thinking it was PG-13 and was shocked to find out I was wrong. I will say this movie is funny we both laughed out loud....I mean the premise and fact that they try to pick up women at Applebee's is funny. It shows how out of touch they are with the "dating world". Now with that being said I think this movie had an identity crisis...... it was as if they threw in F-bombs to get an R-rating, they tried to add 1 part "hangover" and then I will say there is full frontal male nudity if you know what I mean....and not just a  "flash" but a whole uncomfortable scene with some "extra stars"! SO if you want some laughs you will get them along with a whole lot extra! (wink wink)
So...I watched an episode of Oprah a few weeks ago where her whole staff went Vegan for a week...let me say I LOVE to cook, bake and eat so I don't think I could do this permanently but Kathy Freston was on her show and I was intrigued by the testimonials Oprah's staff had after only 1 week. This book is very informative and takes a light approach.....like "leaning" into becoming a vegan. There are so many valid points in here she makes her case very strong. Now there is a bad part to this review......I know alot of people go vegan due to their love of animals and there is a chapter on animal cruelty in slaughter houses, egg farms and chicken coops. This chapter was 100% traumatizing..and I knew it would be but STOOPID me read it anyway. This chapter is forever burned into my brain and I would do anything to erase it, when I was reading this I actually had such a strong reaction I threw up. You know what is even more upsetting? I am such a hypocrite.......I feel so strongly against this but yet I have eaten meat twice this week. UGH! Well this topic is too long and I need to end it now........but the point is this book is good for expanding your thinking and being exposed to something new. But remember I warned you about the animal chapter.
Switching gears completely................. I got interested in this story when I watched Today show and heard about this story....Here is the "jest"
A young boy emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven.
Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.
Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.
This book is an easy 1 sitting read that is heartwarming, cute and amazing to hear about what heaven is like as told through the eyes of a 4 year old! I highly recommend this book!!!

2 comments:

Becky said...

Great reviews! I definitely want to read the book about heaven.

The Kovash Family said...

I loved Heaven is for Real! I'm giving it to a few of friends as gifts.

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