Friday, April 27, 2012

Blind Hope by Kim Meeder

I think there were tears in my eyes by the end of the prologue and they didn't go away either. This was a beautiful story of a dog being rescued as well as a woman who learned about who she was and who God is through rescuing a dog. You know the saying "God works in mysterious ways", here's a great example. I loved how she understood her relationship with God through the relationship she had with her blind dog. Her blind dog had to trust that her master was leading her the right way. It was all about trust and obedience. When Mia, her dog, thought she could find her own way without listening to her master's voice, she ended up being wounded by running into something. She would finally give up doing it on her own and go the way the voice was telling her to go. Such a great picture of how it is with us and God wants us to trust and obey Him. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. There were some awkward interludes between Laurie and Kim that threw me off when reading and seemed unnecessary to the story. But other than that, this is well worth the read - as long as you are prepared for some tears.

I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my review.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SEAL of God by Chad Williams

Seal of God is Chad's story of how Christ transformed his life. It begins with his background of who he was before Christ. It was fascinating to learn of his SEAL training. I really enjoyed reading about all that entailed. Chad did a great job showing us who he was before Christ and how becoming a Christian completely changed his life. I can't imagine going through hazing like he experienced no matter how tough you are. I also appreciated his explanation of how we are fighting evil through out the world and that is fighting for freedom. I think he did a great job explaining the gospel message in the end and anyone who reads this book will be challenged by that message.

I received this book free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my review.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law

I'm torn with my review of this book. There were elements that I thought were great. It was engaging, exciting and kept my attention. However, there were parts that seemed a little over the top in explaining Scripture inside this novel. I am a big fan of fantasy and especially when it incorporates Scripture and Biblical stories but there's something about this one that I was not impressed with. It could be that it's the authors first book so the others will be better written but I'm not so sure. There are other fantasy stories based on Biblical truths out there that are much better. I will say the author did a good job of showing it was the character's faith and trust in God that gave them their "powers".
I received this book free from in exchange for my review.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Coming Revolution by Dr. Richard Lee

This is an interesting read about the history of America and many details about our founding father's beliefs about forming this country. I appreciated the details that were put forth throughout the book as we do tend to forget how this nation was formed. I think Dr. Lee does a good job showing us how important faith in God was to the founding fathers and how they fought for freedom. I also found interesting the comparison to Marx and Lenin and what their communism and atheistic ideas did to Russia. I have read that in other books as well how the removal of religion from Russia has created a culture of a society who has no idea how to help one another and many suffer as a result. I think this is well worth the read.
I received this book free from in exchange for my review.