The adventure continues as Jelena and her crew fail completely in their attempt to “just” deliver cargo. Jelena has a huge debt to pay off and so she really needs lucrative cargo runs. Government bills for repairing blown-up space stations are expensive!! Trouble seems magnetically drawn to Jelena and her crew though so there is no “just” for them. This is to our benefit… the world that they live in is never boring… so you will never be bored ;).
Hitler’s Cross is fascinating, enlightening, and downright terrifying. It is a book that I was meant to read. Erwin W. Lutzer covers an extremely dark subject matter in a clear, concise, and compassionate manner. I believe that the state of humanity is such that burying or hiding from our history is dangerous. Instead, truthful evaluation and personal introspection are imperative in order to avoid repetition of humankind’s greatest atrocities. We must not forget the atrocities committed nor can we forget the unfortunate fear, lack of faith, and lack of response that was exhibited by the Christian church during WWII. Hitler’s Cross is an excellent resource for the church to use in understanding this period in our history.
God Loves Daddy & Me and it’s companion book God Loves Mommy & Me just bring a smile to my face. God Loves Daddy & Me points out positive attributes of a God honoring father loving his child as THE Father loves them both. Laura Watkins’ illustrations bring such light and adorableness to the story. The raccoon daddy and child are so cute! You’ll love that the child is not stated as being male or female so daddy and son or daddy and daughter work equally well.
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!
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.