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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Book Review of Singing the Scriptures by Julie Meyer

I was at a party once when the host put on a TV theme song album (yes it was a long time ago!) and everyone started singing the songs word for word, even though the shows had been off the air for years. So, I get what Julie Meyer is saying in his book "Singing the Scriptures: How All Believers Can Experience Breakthrough, Hope and Healing". If we sing the scriptures, we'll remember them. I just think she could have done it in less chapters. Even with the testimonies scattered in it seemed like she was repeating herself a lot.

After each chapter she suggested the reader go to her You Tube channel which is what you really need to see how to do it.

I gave it 3 stars for the idea, but I had to force myself to keep reading it because of its redundancy.

This book was given to me by the publisher for my honest review.

 Singing the Scriptures...


Sunday, April 01, 2018

A Review of The Kremlin Conspiracy

If you follow Bible prophecy or listen to Bible prophecy teachers like Dr. Jimmy deYoung you know Russia is on the church radar right now. This book is extremely timely!

This was my first work by Joel Rosenberg and I had trouble putting it down. A series of very short chapters, it took several to develop a character in Russia, then suddenly jumped to the USA and spent the next several chapters developing another character in such a different environment that the expectation that the two must at some point come together was little more than a tease.  Rosenberg successfully leads you through at least half the book until that hunch is satisfied, but then only briefly at first.

One of the most entertaining aspects of this book was that it so closely mirrors what is going on the world right now. At times, I caught myself somewhat mixing current events with the developments in his novel.

The main characters were very easy to identify with, and I found it an exciting read.  I found myself often on the edge and Rosenberg has a knack for dragging the suspense out for several more pages once you think you know what is going to happen next. I plan on picking up a couple more of Rosenberg’s works.

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A Review of "In Places Hidden" by Tracie Peterson

In Places Hidden is set in San Francisco in the year 1905. While reading this book I feel like I really saw what it was like to live there at that time. The women characters were a mixture of the main character who was for women’s rights and education and her new friends who were more old school. Times were just beginning to change in that area.

You also saw the corruption in the politics of the era and this stood out against the Christian values of the main characters who freely talked about God and His will. The author, Tracie Peterson, did this very well. She was able to make it seem natural and I appreciate reading books with a Christian foundation.

On top of that – it was a good story.

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