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Just Sayin' by Dandi Daley Mackall
"Just Sayin" by Dandi Daley Mackall is a book about two young best friends whose parents almost got married but now they are having to communicate via letters in our modern world. This book is written in a very unique way as each part is a letter from one character in the book to another. It was a very interesting way to read a book but it was also the story being told via the letters that made this a great book. Most of the letters are from the two friends Nick and Cassie but at times there is others involved too. I have to admit I think my favorite was the first letter we read from Cassie's grandmother she is so funny. This was such a funny and fun book to read and I highly recommend it.
I was given this book from Tyndale Publishers for free and was not required to give a positive review.
"Treasures in Dark Places" by Leanna Cinquanta is about a woman and her mission to some of the roughest parts of India. I chose this book to review as I thought it would be about her missionary work in India as that is how it is portrayed to be about. But I was wrong it is mainly and I mean 90% her testimony and not about her missionary work. There is a little bit at the end about her work of getting girls out of the sex trafficking but that was it. Before I get into my next point that really bothers me I want to preface by saying yes I know if a book is going into certain countries they cannot name Jesus otherwise the book will be banned. But you can make versions for those countries. I was very annoyed that the author constantly kept referring to God and Jesus as the mystery or my beloved. I have problem with author's writing books about their supposed faith in Christ to American readers and they won't name our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It felt like sh…
"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.
"Cherished Mercy" by Tracie Peterson is the third book in the Heart of the Frontier series and this one is about the youngest of the sisters Mercy. In this one Mercy has decided a few years after turning down her childhood sweetheart in marriage that she will leave the Willamette valley to go Rogue River Valley to help friends of the family during a tough time. She is in the Rogue River Valley when a battle between whites and the native Americans is at a dangerous breaking point. While I have really enjoyed this book series as it showed both sides of the Indian wars that happened at the time. The main character Mercy shows love to others that most at the time would have hated and even to people who want to harm her. This was a beautiful story of mercy and of loving others no matter what who they are. I highly recommend this book.
I was given this book from NetGalley for free and was not required to give a positive review.