I unabashedly love Lindsay Buroker’s writing. Her stories make me laugh, are fast paced, and are just plain fun. The Rogue Prince doesn't disappoint. I do recommend that you read the Fallen Empire series first. I didn't. Fortunately, I had no problem enjoying The Rogue Prince as Buroker provides enough backstory for the newbies like me (and reminders for those who read the Fallen Empire series awhile ago) to keep the story moving without leaving us in the dust. I'm off to pick up the Fallen Empire books and get to reading.
What a priceless children's book! I'm so in love with the absolutely adorable animals, the rhymes, and the affirmation of God's purposeful and perfect creation. With no holds barred, I recommend that you find a copy at the library or from your favorite book vendor and enjoy this colorful, creative, Christian story with your favorite little one (or a brood of them). This would make a wonderful addition to your churches toddler's ministry.
Davis Bunn is one of my all-time favorite authors! I have been reading his books since I was in my early teens. While creating this list I was going down memory lane; enjoying happy memories of my youth when I began reading the books that Bunn wrote with Janette Oke. As I grew older I grew right along with his published works. I am still reading his novels and I pray that he has a long writing career ahead of him. I don't think that you would regret picking up one of his books to read... except it may affect your bank account as you will want to purchase more!
I love that Davis Bunn is exploring the Thomas Locke facet of his imagination. We are being exposed to his fascinating expertise as a writer outside of the Christian fiction genre; a genre in which he is highly accomplished. I was first introduced to his work under the pen name Thomas Locke with his epic fiction series Legends of the Realm. Then his technothriller series Fault Lines. Now Bunn is conquering science fiction with Recruits. I’m ecstatic! Geez… gush much?!
The Girl Before is a mind-blowing psychological thriller of the strangest and eeriest proportions. A thriller where architecture, asceticism, minimalism (that puts Marie Kondo to shame), murder, and twisted romance vie for attention. A narrative that is shared by two residents of Edward Monkford’s controversial architectural masterpiece; one past resident and one present… one dead resident and one living… two intertwined and sometimes unreliable narratives that ramp up the suspense.
I have mentioned this before… some books are hard for me to review. Open is one such book. The reason that Open is difficult for me to review is the fact that God is using its message, along with John Bevere’s book The Bait of Satan (a bible study that I am currently going through), to work on a painful personal stronghold in my life. I was hurt deeply a few years ago. The kind of hurt that has radically changed the lives of my family. I need to get past that offense.
The International Justice Mission (IJM) produced a groundbreaking short film, SuperMaarko, about how one boy survived cybersex trafficking. SuperMaarko has been nominated for a Webby Award, called “the Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times. Maarko’s story has been recognized in the Best Video (Public Service+Activism) category. With your help, there is a strong possibility that SuperMaarko can win!
Today is the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Roe v Wade. In these past 44 years, many believers have gathered together each January to emphasize the value and the dignity of human life. As such, I have posted two reviews to date and have a couple more coming before the month is over. Please please start by reading the Bible, as it is the truth upon which all other ideas must be held up to. Then I pray that you will take a look through these offerings and use them as a springboard to help inform your understanding of the cultural and political issues surrounding abortion. The news is often bad but the hand of God is evident working throughout the tragedy.
I named my blog Blessed and Bewildered as the name, in essence, mirrors my emotional state. I know that I am incredibly blessed yet I am often bewildered at my reactions to life in general and adversity in particular.
Hello, everyone. Since beginning my blog I have been writing mostly books reviews, which is obvious at just a glance through my site. ;) Books have been a love of mine for as long as I have been able to read. Long time folks!
I have read Numbers more than once over my lifetime and I feel as if I am trudging through it each time. My wise husband always reminds me that the book of Numbers was placed in the Bible for a reason. It was placed there by God's divine will. That means that there is something there for me to learn.