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Dream With Me by John M. Perkins
"Dream With Me" by John M. Perkins is a book not only about race relations but also a memoir of the authors life. I wanted to read this book as Christians seem to think that race struggles have gone away in America when they have not. Seriously churches as a whole in this nation are still segregated by race in a lot of areas. It is a serious problem we need to confront and face with the truth. Mr. Perkins writes such a powerful book and will make you think on people that have been oppressed. One of my favorite quotes is " People often say they need to be a voice for the voiceless, which sounds good but often ends up becoming imperialistic and patronizing. The oppressed already have a voice; the problem is that no one is listening." We need to start listening and this book can help us do that. We need as believers to open our eyes to the world outside of our little areas and see what Christ is calling us to do there. It might be just prayer but it also might be on the front lines of the struggles of others in the world. Oh the quotes I could add into this review I would almost be copying the book. It is that powerful so if you can't tell I highly recommend this book.
I was given this book from BakerBooks a division of Baker Publishing Group for free and was not required to give a 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.
"The Ebb Tide" by Beverly Lewis is about Sallie Riehl who as a young Amish woman has heart to travel well when her big plans change she becomes a nanny for a non-Amish family for the summer away from her home. This was not your stereotypical Amish story yes it did have the normal romance but the story was more about Sallie discovering what she believes and wants in life. This was a sweet story with some of the typical things you see in Amish fiction but not everything. One thing that was nice to read was that we did not have the typical someone was being shunned this book had more of a family supportive attitude than the shunning attitude of some. I really liked the story of Sallie finding how she fits in this world and not just going with the flow. I highly recommend this book it is one of Beverly Lewis's best books.
I was given this book from Bethany House for free and was not required to give a review.
"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.