Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ben And Me By: Robert Lawson

         Ben and me is an amazing story written by Ben Franklin’s good mouse, Amos (it was written by Ben himself). Even though Ben wrote it it is still very convincing. Everything is written as from a mouse’s view as if Amos was real.

    It does teach a little history about Ben Franklin, but not anything that you did not know. I wonder where Ben got his inspiration. Hum… Great story, it has a great flow to it, even though the book is only one hundred and fourteen pages long, it has pictures so there not allot to read.

   Amos got Ben in allot of trouble for things Amos thought would help Ben with his experiments. Though sometimes Ben used Amos for experiments especially the electricity ones Amos still loved Ben. Even though Amos caused some trouble Ben still loved him just the way he was. Great book for anyone to read, might read again.             

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

                                              By: Alex & Brett Harris
   Do hard things is a book for teens by teens, Alex & Brett are the founders of the website and blog, The Rebelution all about doing hard things for Christ. With real to life true stories from teens going thru different situations some just like yours. This book offers great examples of ways the small things can make a huge difference in someone’s life including your own. After you read this book you will be wondering “what have I been doing for all these years”. Doing hard things is not about testing physical strength or even mental power; it is about testing yourself spiritually and finding out were you need to work on.

     Written in a nice flowing style, not to draw out like many books are. If you are tried of the low expectations adults in this century put on teenagers, stand up, stand up and fight for something you believe in. It can be something small like mowing your neighbor’s lawn to doing the dishes for your mom. Small things can make a difference. Alex & Brett are not afraid of going above and beyond the normal expectations for teens. This is a must read for all teens. Defiantly will read the second book: Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Door Within By:Wanye Thomas Batson

The Door Within is the classic good vs. evil story with a twist…. When Aiden Thomas’s parents tell him they are moving in with his grandfather he becomes bitter, thinking his life is ruined. Just when he thought his life couldn’t get any more boring, excitement and adventure comes in the form of three scrolls. After Aiden read the scrolls he was taken on an amazing adventure in Alleble where knights and dragons roam. Then Aiden is knighted by the great king Eliam and becomes the twelfth knight of the elite unit.

 He joins the fight against evil, with the other twelve he finds evil does more bad than good. While being thrust onto the battle for the greatest battle of good vs. evil he finds out that that there was a reason he was summoned to this world by King Eliam. For there is a plan for everyone’s life including his own. Great Book with just the right amount of real life and fantasy mixed in. Defiantly will read the rest of the series, some times I got confused but always figured it out.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The American Patriots Almanac

The American Patriot’s Almanac is an Amazing book. It is a very informational, they did their research well. Several times you will say “I didn’t know that!” One of my favorite parts are how there is something different at the end of each month. Like at the end of March they have a list of fifty all- American movies. Second, is when they wrote what happened this day in history. In the back they talk about each states flag, nickname, capitol, motto, etc. I loved the ragged looking edges to the pages, giving them a unique look.

 I love how you read a little everyday; any history lover would enjoy reading it. As you read you will find that you did not know that some of the things even happened or when.

Defiantly a good book for homeschoolers, parents to read to their children, or for anyone who wants to know more about the history of America. It is a good book to use as a daily devotional, at the end of the book you will know more about history than you ever new.

I was not made to write a good review, only to voice my opinion. This book was written by best selling authors William J. Bennett and John  T.E. Cribb, published by Thomas Nelson.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Treasure Of God's Word

     It is a great book to read if you would like to know how the Bible was translated. It explains how and who took part of the different translated processes.

I believe if more people knew why the King James Version is better, they might understand the Bible. This book explains what is wrong with some of the translations.

I like the different verses under titles such as “God's Blessings”. The verses were right to the point. It showed me that they did their research well.

The Treasure of God's Word is a very well written book that was a straight to the point. It is a great read and it is a book I would definitely read over and over again. It is a good book for someone who is going thru tough times or just needs to strengthen their faith. It has a to and from page great for gift giving especially new Christians. It will help them thru the times that they don’t know what to do or think. I would defiantly suggest to all new and old Christians. It would make a great gift for any time of the year.

I was not made to write a good review, only to voice my opinion. This book was compiled by Jack Coutryman, published by Thomas Nelson.