Friday, July 31, 2015

Mormonism 101 by Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson

"Mormonism 101" by Bill MckEever and Eric Johnson is a book about helping you to understand Mormonism.  This is not a pro-Mormon book it is a very honest look into Mormonism that holds nothing back.   I really appreciated that it compared true Christianity to Mormonism which is its own religion and not Christian.  It used Mormon's own doctrine and compared it to scripture like we are supposed to. I was very impressed on the detail the authors went thru for us readers to really understand the Mormons.  I highly recommend this book.

I was given this book from BakerBooks for my honest review.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason

"Irish Meadows" by Susan Anne Mason is about two sisters who are meant to marry well and how their choices in life and men will change them forever.  I just could not get into this book it was like pulling teeth for me to want to read it every time I would pick it up.  I was hoping that the romance potion was only a small portion of a good story but not so with this one the characters love life was the main portion of the story.  Also I did not like any of the characters in this book which I have felt that way in books before but I still wanted to read more about them.  Not this book I just wanted to put it down and never pick it up again.  This book was just not a good book and personally I did not think it was very well written, so I do not recommend it.

I was given this book from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review.

"Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles For Boys" by Rob Elliot, Jonny Hawkins

"Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles For Boys" by Rob Elliot and Jonny Hawkins is a book geared toward boys to finish some drawings and jokes.  My youngest son (age 10) could not put this little book down.  He had a lot of fun drawing, finishing jokes and reading their answers to the jokes also.  This is a very fun book it is especially good for road trips or when waiting for an appointment.  I think it is so good to find something for kids that is not electronic for them to do when having to wait a long time and this does it.  They have one geared toward girls also but I have sons so I am not sure on the girl one. I highly recommend this very fun little book geared toward boys.

I was given this book from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group for my honest review.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

"The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom is a true story of not just Corrie but of her sister and father and how they hid Jews from the Nazi's in Holland.  I have read this book before but this one is geared more towards children so I wanted to check it out. I really enjoyed this one for kids not only is it wrote for them in a easy flowing way, it had some very nice drawings done of things that happened to Corrie and her family. It does not gloss over what happened to Corrie when her family got caught hiding Jews. Corrie is not perfect she admits that but will point you to Christ not herself.  She really points to the fact that Christ is the reason for her strength not herself.  I really enjoyed this book and plan on giving it to my youngest to read.

I was given this book from Chosen a division of Baker Publishing Group and was not required to give a positive review.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Gone Without A Trace by Patricia Bradley

"Gone Without A Trace" by Patricia Bradley is the 3rd in the Logan Point mysteries.  The Logan Point mysteries can be read out of order.  It involves private investigator named Alex Jennings trying to help find a senator's missing granddaughter and Livy Reynolds a police officer who thinks her cousins disappearance is connected. If you have read any of my reviews previous to this one then you know I read the 2nd book in this series and did not like it.  But this one  in the series I really enjoyed a lot!  At first I thought the book was heading in the typical Christian Mystery Romance style but then about a 1/4 way into it changed into a story I really go into.  I can't say what the change was as that would give away a good portion of the story but I could not put it down after the change.   I really like how the characters developed and even though I am not a fan of characters changing in mid chapter this one did it very well.  It was an overall great book.   Even though I have not read the first book in this series I highly recommend you start with this book as it was the best in the portion of the series I have read.

I was given this book from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group and was not required to give a positive review.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Innocent by Ann H. Gabhart

"The Innocent" by Ann Gabhart is about a possible Civil War widow Carolyn Kearney who thinks she has no-where to go but to join the Shakers.  While with the Shakers murder starts to surround the peaceful community which sheds a cloud over her but the Sheriff who likes Carolyn wants to find the true killer.  This book was very interesting as I did not know much about the Shaker religion.  I was worried that it would have been more of a romance novel but it wasn't.  It really more about Carolyn coming to terms with her relationship with Christ and coming to terms with may have happened to her husband in the Civil War.  I think I was most interested in how the Shaker's were.  I had no idea on their false belief it was a very informative book even though it was a fiction book.  The author really did her research on their beliefs.  The characters in the story we very interesting my only problem was I would have like a little more history on some of the side characters.  I will recommend this book as a good book not just for the story but the information on the Shakers.

I was given this book Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group for my honest review.

A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White

"A Song Unheard" by Roseanna M. White is the second book in the Shadows Over England series which takes place just before World ...