Book Review: Anything Is Possible

I received a review copy of this book; all opinions expressed are mine.

“Right this second, you may be in the fight of your life. Where what you see is impossible. Where the scans are bad. Where your prodigal is not ever coming home. Where your marriage is beyond reconciliation. Where that mountain in your business is insurmountable. If that’s you, don’t fear and don’t give up,” writes author and pastor Joby Martin in his book Anything Is Possible: How Nine Miracles of Jesus Reveal God’s Love for You (Faith Words, hardcover).

Martin begins his book by sharing his experience of seeing the Empty Tomb in Jerusalem: “I remember standing here. In this empty tomb. The greatest and most undeniable miracle of all time. Jesus was crucified. Dead. Buried. And on the third day He was raised from that tomb…. Which is why I wrote this book. A book about the miracles of Jesus…. This tomb is empty. And because it is, anything is possible. Anything.” Martin adds, “While I’m about to spend nearly three hundred pages encouraging you to believe and pray like crazy for miracles, we aren’t simply chasing miracles. We’re chasing the One who performs them.” Reading about the miracles in this book that Jesus performs helps us not only understand how great God’s love is for us, but why we need to seek the One who performs miracles, not the miracles themselves.

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Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix Cookies

I discovered there are quite a few of you out there who are brownie fans, after posting a few brownie recipes lately! So I thought I’d make some brownie cookies, which are also very yummy. These Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix Cookies are made with a mix, like the name says, and they are really easy to make! They’re chewy, chocolatey, and fudgy, and I’m sure if you love brownies, you will enjoy these!

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Dark Chocolate Brownies

For all of you who are fans of dark chocolate, these brownies are for you! They are dense and fudgy, and flavored with a whole cup of unsweetened baking cocoa, plus dark chocolate chips, for a rich, dark chocolate flavor. And all that cocoa and dark chocolate mean there are more antioxidants than the average brownie, right? So hopefully that makes them a little healthy! 🙂

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Olive Tapenade

I love olives and have bought olive tapenade many times, but never made it myself, until I made this recipe from a cookbook that I reviewed some years back called Clean Food by Terry Walters. Olive Tapenade is delicious and so easy to make. It makes a great snack that’s healthier than chips and dip, or just when you want something a little different.

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Tomato Veggie Garbanzo Soup

Soup is always good on a chilly day and if you like tomato-based soups, this Tomato Veggie Garbanzo Soup would be a great one to try. When you combine tomatoes with veggies and garbanzo beans, you end up with a really great-tasting, healthy soup! In addition to diced tomatoes and garbanzo beans, this soup is also made with some leeks, zucchini, garlic, tomato paste, chicken broth, and fresh baby spinach leaves.

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