All posts tagged: Book Review

Book Review ~ Beyond the Skyline by Brody Lane Gregg

About the Book Alex Lane is a hardened criminal. A misfit. A freak. When he is released from a juvenile detention center at the age of eighteen, he doesn’t know what he will do with his life. Alex does not want to return to a life of crime, but he is not sure how to change. A criminal is all he has ever been. And thus he begins his journey. Alex finds himself living with his brother and his family, a family he does not know. He also finds friends who eagerly accept him into their group of misfits. On the outside, everything seems to be going his way, but inside, Alex struggles to leave his criminal life behind. He struggles with change and with the realization that in a life absent of crime, he must give up control. He must learn that there is more to living a normal life than just choosing not to be a criminal again. Much more. Category Christian/Fiction/Young Adult Genre Contemporary Romance/Suspense/Tragedy Rating 4.5 Stars Review This is a …

Book Review ~ A Better Promise by Kathy Bosman

About the Book When Braedon hires shy and serious Alicia as a secretary in his furniture business, he falls for her instantly. Alicia admires Braedon for his kindness and warms up to him despite her decision not to. There’s just one problem—Alicia has plans to enter the mission field and follow her vow to remain single the rest of her life. When she takes up an offer to help teach the Basotho teenagers in Lesotho, things don’t go as smoothly as she hoped. Braedon soon gets wind of her troubles and joins her. But will Alicia open her heart to love or hold fast to her childhood pledge? Category Christian/Fiction/Adult Genre Contemporary Romance Rating 4.5 Stars Review A Better Promise is a story that shows God’s love and affection for His children, His utmost desire to set them free from the bounds of pain and sorrow, and bring them to a place of rest, joy, and blessings. This story teaches that what God paramountly needs from a person is surrender. Alicia, the heroine, has felt …

Book Review ~ First Family by Alice Langholt

About the Book If you’re a reader who enjoyed “The Red Tent,” you would most certainly enjoy this new book of biblical fiction, “First Family.” You may have heard the story of Adam and Eve. But, the biblical account leaves many questions unanswered. How did Eve entice Adam to eat that fateful fruit? What did God think about their disobedience? How did they figure out how to survive outside the garden? What did Eve think about being pregnant? What were Cain and Abel like as kids, and how did they get along with their parents? Why did Abel and Cain decide to make an offering to God, and what were God’s reasons for rejecting Cain’s? What happened when Cain killed Abel, and what was it like for Adam and Eve to discover what had happened? First Family is a modern language journey through the story of Adam and Eve, told by the characters themselves, as they fill in the gaps in the story with breathtakingly real first person descriptions of growth, discoveries, angst, joy, determination, …

Book Review ~ The Gift of Singlehood by Nicole A. Jones

About the Book Marriage is not a guaranteed lifestyle. At any given moment in life and for various reasons, people become single. The realism of Christian Singlehood is often significantly underestimated, dismissively regarded, and insensitively discussed. Christian singlehood is an intentional lifestyle. It is a strategic standard of living. It is lived by a divine plan created by God’s unique outline. This book introduces singlehood as a phase of acquaintanceship with God, and concludes that if God permits people to live single, then He is confident that they can live so His way. This book is written to singles from a single person’s perspective. It does not address married people, neither does it demote or devalue marriage. The desire to be held, the desire to be heard, the desire to be wanted, and the desire to be touched, abruptly have many singles walking away from God yelling, LORD, I CANNOT DO THIS!!! Repeatedly, we witness sisters and brothers settle in miserable relationships they regret, with people they hate just for the sake of companionship. Category …

Book Review~I AM: The Blueprint of Humanity by Dave Hernandez

About the Book This book is about a journey that starts in the heart and mind of our Trinitarian-God Creator. It’s our adventure, the odyssey of Mankind from Adam to Christ. Venture with them through the dark places of your fallen condition to the pastures of your risen state in Christ. Recover your true identity – the original blueprint of every human being. Clear your pathway so you can find that which mankind has lost – I AM!. The author takes on the voices of two main characters who played the most significant roles in the History of Mankind: Adam and Jesus. He poses them as lecturers, guides, each sharing their role in the vast story of man’s Redemption, each leading you toward finding the lost bounty. Genre/Category Christian/Non-fiction Rating 4.5 Stars Review This is not a typical Christian non-fiction. I Am: The Blueprint of Humanity attempts to explain and clarify what God had in mind for humanity when He created man. In this book, is a persuasive and convincing theory of what led to …

Book Review ~ The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof

About the Book Two worlds collide when the circus comes to Victorian-era Virginia. Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it’s away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet—freeing an orphaned infant from the dark bondage of a sideshow. A trade so costly, it requires his life in exchange for hers, leaving him tarnished by the price of that choice. As the circus tents are raised on the outskirts of Roanoke, country nurse Ella Beckley arrives to tend to this ill Gypsy girl. All under the watchful eye of a guardian who not only bears a striking resemblance to the child, but who protects the baby with a love that wraps around Ella’s own tragic past, awakening a hope that goodness may yet …

Book Review ~ Overcome by Emily Camp

  About the Book   Picking her life back up after a tragedy seems to be easy for Carly. At least on the outside. She tries to keep her true brokenness hidden from the rest of the world. An unexpected friendship leads into more than what she is ready for. Together they work through their pain, but can she let go of the past long enough to see what is ahead? Genre Contemporary Romance Category Fiction/Inspirational/YA Rating 4 Stars Review The third book in the Cambrooke Series, it turned out to be my favorite of the three. In this story, Camp steps out a bit from the uncensored world of teenagers and their wild living when unsupervised, as opposed to books #1 and #2. She shows her skill as a writer who understands matters of the heart and portrays them beautifully and in a manner that works for the theme of the book. Overcome is a story full of love, hope, faith, pain/sorrow, and redemption—each carefully knitted into the plot in just the right dose …