Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Green by Ted Dekker

By: Tom Dekker

This was my first time reading a book by Ted Dekker and it took me awhile to catch up to all that was going on in it. This book revels in the epic battle of Good and Evil. In this story Thomas Hunter is the famous leader of a group of people known as The Circle and they are running from another group of people known as the Horde who are under the leadership of Qurong. The Horde represents the evil side and The Circle represents the good side. This book tends to jump between present day earth and what faces us in the future. In the future all things spiritual are manifested physically. Those things that we cannot see now will be made visible. One of the things that I really liked about this book is that it helped me to view my own religious life in a new light. It helped me to better see what it is that I should be doing and also gave me a new way to view those who have not yet found their way. I would recommend this book to anyone who is into Fiction with an underlying true theme and message. It was not only a Great and very well written story but it was also thought provoking and I can’t wait to read the other three books.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Plain Promise by Beth Wiseman

By: Beth Wiseman

Kade Saunders is just looking for a quite place to rest and regroup when he decides to rent a cottage in the heart of an Amish village in Lancaster County from Sadie Fisher. His life further changes when he is surprised with custody of his son. Having lost touch and faith in God many years ago he finds that this peaceful village may be just what he needs. Sadie who has been a widow for several years is struggling to keep looking for God’s will in her life and to find peace with her chosen way of life. As these two spend more time together and their feelings for each other increases they begin to realize just how different their lives are.

I was not sure if I would like this book at first not being familiar with the Amish way of life but from the very first chapter I was hooked on this book. It was very easy to connect with the characters and it almost felt like you were a part of the story. I loved the references to God and that we tend to focus too much on material things instead of God and the simple things in life. I would definitely suggest this book to anyone. It was a pleasure and enjoyment to read. Daughters of the Promise Novel: Plain Promise&authors=Beth-Wiseman


Friday, September 4, 2009

A Kiss in Winter

By: Susan Crandall

This was a very good story. The main character in this book is a woman named Caroline Rogers who has been struck with tragedy in her life. She had to make the decision between her career and taking care of her two siblings. As they are nearing adulthood she can see the continuation of her career as a photographer. Little does she know that she is soon to meet Dr. Mick Larsen who is a psychiatrist who is going through some self doubt about his career path. These two are thrown together when someone from her past starts destroying landmarks that Caroline has taken pictures of. These two must work together to solve the mystery of who it is before it is too late. In the process they are drawn closer to each other but Caroline has no plans of putting her career on hold again. In the middle of all this turmoil each character must answer some very important questions.They also must face some of the same decisions that we all have to at some point. Our jobs or our family? Our relationships or our Careers? Only prayer and putting the Lord first can help us with these difficult decisions. You can also find a message of Hope and of finding your own self worth no matter how dark the situation may seem. The only way to see how this book turns out is to pick it up and read it for yourself. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Defining Moments

By: Jacquelin Thomas

This book took me a day to read once I really got into it. Honestly at the beginning I did not think that I would be able to finish it but as the chapters increased and the characters progressed I really got hooked. The main character in this book is a woman named Sheila Moore who is a successful business woman who is carrying around a lot of baggage. She later is diagnosed with a devastating disease that is incurable. It is in the course of battling this disease that she comes to realize who God is and the role that he plays in her life. She also comes to realize that she has a lot of forgiving and soul searching to do to come to terms with the things of her past. The most important thing that she learns if the power of forgiveness. Like most of us today she can really carry a grudge but she comes to find out that in order for God to forgive us we must first learn to forgive other people. This is one of the things that I really loved about this story. It shows that no matter how bad the hurt or how deep the wound that with God and forgiveness it is possible to still love and to move on with your life. I recommend this book for anyone who is struggling with betrayal either in a relationship, marriage, or just in friendship. I also recommend this book for anyone who has been diagnosed with a disease and is having trouble dealing with it and their faith in God. Pick up this book and let God minister to your heart that you may be able to forgive and find forgiveness in return.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


By: Kristen Heitzmann

In this book the main character is a man named Lance Michelli who is sent on a mission by his grandmother. Little does he know that in taking on this task he will meet the fiery and independent Rese Barrett. Rese who loves doing renovations has just purchased an old villa and has chosen to make it her final project. As the book progresses you see how each character has secrets that they discover and how each secret threatens to destroy the budding relationship that is taking place. Through the first part of the book there is only a general reference to God but as each secret is revealed and the emotions intensify there is more of a tie into religion. There was not as much reference to God in this book as I would have liked but it was a great story to read. It shows that it is always best to be up front in any situation because you never know when it may come back to bite you. It also shows how easy it is to say that you are doing God's will but in reality you can be doing your own will. What I did like about this book was the connection to family and also how well this story was written. We also see that it is always best to be yourself and not to try and be like someone else. The only person that we should all try to be like is Jesus and he is the only person to place on a pedestal and expect the best out of. As man we are all prone to failure of some kind so its not wise to put man on a pedestal and expect only the best.