Sunday, July 15, 2012

Through The Eyes Of Another

Through The Eyes Of Another By Karen Noe was not the book I thought it would be. I was extremely dissatisfied with this book. I got it with the impression that it was about letter writing only to find it to be about something weirder than anything I have ever read.

I do not recommend this book. In fact, I recommend not getting any books by this publisher. This publisher, Hay House, is not one that I, as a Christian would purchase books from. 0/5

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Though the Bud be Bruised

Though the bud be bruised is the true story of what happened in Jo Wanmer’s (the Author) life and the life of her adopted daughter. Evil, hidden in plain view threatened to destroy the family Zara worked so hard to raise. After having her whole world crash in around her, Zara struggled to make since of what had happened and struggled with emotions she tried to comprehend and struggled with her relationship with God for letting this happen to her daughter.
 I would start out by saying that I probably never would have read this book if I knew that it would be about abuse. Not a subject as a fifteen year old I really needed to know about, the author’s description of the book was not very clear about what the book was about, that would have helped. But even with the subject matter I still enjoyed reading this book, the story of Issy, a young teen struggling after years of abuse, doing things she was told she would never do since her emotional scars ran so deep. It was uplifting to read how she helped herself break out of the grips of depression and anger. And how her family coped as she was in and out of the hospital for trying to take her own life, something she tried on several occasions to do.
 I truly enjoyed this book. I received this book for review by Book Crash/ Even Before Publishing.  

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Ministry of Christ: 1000 Days by Jonathan Falwell

The Ministry of Christ: 1000 Days by Jonathan Falwell is a book that I found unlike any other I have ever read. It brings Jesus to life in no other way possible. You feel as if you are walking side-by-side, hearing about Jesus and his life. Falwell also breaks down the stories, showing the deeper meaning, and giving an interesting perspective. His view is one I have never heard before and he simplifies it so anyone can understand why Jesus said or did something. 

Through this book, the 1000 days of Jesus’ ministry is explained in a way anyone can grasp and understand his ministry in a great easy read way. Yet, it goes deep enough that more knowledgeable people will enjoy this read as well. I am able to connect with Falwell’s stories he uses to better demonstrate a point and with Jesus’ ministry in a way I was unable to before.

In this beautiful book, the book’s design is simply beautiful. One thing I disliked was in Chapter seven, page 73, he says, “Natalie played a Valley Girl or some kind of brat.” I found “or some kind of brat” to be unnecessary and of bad taste. It really turned me off from the book. Other than that, I did enjoy the book. 3/5

I was not paid for this review. This is my opinion solely.