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A Powerful Secret by Dr. Kevin Leman & Jeff Nesbit
"A Powerful Secret" by Dr. Kevin Leman & Jeff Nesbit is the 2nd in the Worthington Destiny novel series about a powerful business and political family. It starts with the oldest son Will Worthington dropping out of his race for president to protect his family from scandal. Which cause his brother Sean confusion and then all kinds of emotions as he learns the possible scandal revolves around him. When I picked this book I was really hoping the political portion of the books was a just a bit of it but it wasn't it was a major factor in this book. I truly believe if I had read the first one in this series I would not have picked this one to review. Not don't get me wrong it was a well written and a decent story but I am just not a fan of books heavy in the political side of things. No it was not preaching one side of the political spectrum over another its just dealt a lot with the behind the scenes of the political world. I left that world years ago so I don't like reading about it however if that world does not bother you then this is a great book to read a decent story and well written. So for people that don't mind politics then this is a good fiction story to read.
I was given this book from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group 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.
"Morgue, A Life In Death" by Dr. Vincent DiMaio & Ron Franscell is book about being a forensic pathologist and the details in cases that a normal person may miss. The authors bring up still famous deaths we know about today and others that are not so well known. This book is not for people with a weak stomach as it is very graphic on the details found during an autopsy. I will admit that does not bother me as I am always intrigued by how a mortician or forensic pathologists can figure out how someone died by an autopsy. It is a field of study that I am always eager to learn more about. This book did not disappoint in my thirst for unique knowledge. I think one of the sections that I liked the most was his chapter on when they dug up Lee Harvey Oswald's body to verify it was him that was dead in the grave. Also another section I really liked was the authors thoughts on Van Gogh's death of suicide as I am fan of Van Gogh's art. If you are intrigued by …
"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…