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The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim
"The Alliance" by Jolina Petersheim is different kind of book about a plain community ie Mennonite. It involves a Mennonite community and the alliance they make with some non-Mennonite people when a EMP (electromagnetic pulse) bomb takes out the electrical system that the modern world can't live without. The main story involves an Englisher (non-Mennonite) named Moses who survived his plane crashing after the EMP has gone off and a strong Mennonite woman named Leora. This book was so good I could not put it down. I am not a big fiction reader but this author wrote such an excellent book. Most books about the Amish and Mennonites have such a formulaic type of writing but not this one at all. The characters and the story just keep you on your toes and in ways you don't expect. This is the third book of this author's I have read and I will say the more she writes the better the stories get. This one is my absolute favorite. I cannot more highly recommend it and I really want to buy a copy to have in my library besides my e-book copy.
I was given this book from Net Galley for my honest review and was not required to give a positive review.
"What is Reformed Theology?" by R.C. Sproul is about understanding the basics of reformed theology. Even though this book says it is about understanding the basics but it is really in depth not a milk type book at all. This was very meaty book with quotes and history from past reformers also with a lot of scripture. My favorite section was on understanding faith alone. Not only does it explain reformed theology but it also it breaks down and explains the acronym TULIP. Well wrote book that makes some hard things in theology easier to understand.
I was given this book from Baker Books for free and was not required to give a positive review.
"Catch A Star" by Tamika Catchings is the life story of Tamika a professional basketball player who was born partial deaf that overcame that to become a top of her field basketball player. Her story is very interesting all the hard work she did to get to where her career. Her story of working so hard and to overcome the teasing/bullying from her youth to the basketball giant she became. This book was so inspiring to me. To have her even a little of her ambition the early 90's to grow up to be a professional basketball player was powerful. See when I was on a basketball team in junior high none of the girls I knew even thought about being a professional in basketball so to know she did was amazing. Her father played in the NBA but she never used to that rest on her own talent and hard work is what brought her to where she is today. She kept focused even when God put speed bumps in her life. I highly recommend this book for a very encouraging and uplifting book to…
"Fixing Perfect" by Therese M. Travis is a murder mystery about psychopath killer who is obsessed with disabled artist Robin Ingram. This was a tough book to read if you are not interested to read about kidnappings of kids and murder of an adult close to them. This was a very good murder mystery novel with just the right amount of detail so that it was not too graphic. Now I will admit the one point in the book that kinda of annoyed me was how easy it was for me to figure out the bad guy. I can't write about how I know who it was as if I do it will be way to obvious if you decide to read the book. I really enjoyed how the author dealt with false accusations. This was really good book with some really great characters. I would love to see more of the main characters in this book. If you can't tell I highly recommend it.
I was given this book from NetGalley for free and was not required to give a positive review.