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Monday, April 26, 2010

Book "The Right Call" by Kathy Herman


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This is a mistery/christian book written by Kathy Herman in 2010. It was published by David C.Cook also in 2010 and The B&B Media Group was kind enough to send me a copy for reviewing through their blogger book review program.

This is the third book of a series called Sophie Trace Trilogy.
The history develops in a city close to the Great Smoky Mountains named Sophie Trace. Our Hero, Ethan Langley, returns from college to spend his summer vacation with his family, and he is willing to see where his friendship with Vanessa Jessup (daughter of police chief Brill Jessup) might lead. But a series of events will shake his world and he will face a hard decision. He can either help the authorities supplying information that will help them breaking a shooting case but at the cost of endangering the life of his loved ones, or he can chose a path that is also equally dangerous. Will he make the right call?

Although I did not read the first two books of this trilogy, the history holds as a stand alone history. But having liked the style of the author, I am eager to read the first two books of this series. The book goes deep into the problem of addictions, as mentioned by the theme of the book, a passage from 2 Peter 2:19b: “A man is a slave to whatever has mastered him”. For our history, some addictions are to gambling, lying, smoking etc.

In general, this is a very easy reading book (it took me about 13 hours to read it), very entertaining and with an excellent plot. If you enjoy a good suspense, this book is for you.

If you want to know more about the author, visit http://www.kathyherman.com/.

Publisher information can be found at http://www.davidccook.com/.

My Rate: 5 stars

Monday, April 19, 2010

Book "Will The World End In 2012?" by Raymond C. Hundley, Ph.D.



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This is a religious/christian life book written by Dr. Raymond Hundley in 2010. It was published by Thomas Nelson also in 2010 and they were kind enough to send me a copy for reviewing through their Booksneeze - Book Review Bloggers Program.

Holding a bachelor degree in theology, my main interest was always eschatology. The author does a magnificent job analyzing ten "end of world" prophecies during the first ten chapters of his book, and giving his point of view on each one with a conclusion at the end of each chapter, summarizing with logical arguments the validity (or not) of each prophecy. He covers the mayan prophecy, solar storms, the Large Hadron Collider, predictions of Nostradamus, reversal of magnetic poles, collision with another planet, Earth’s alignment with the galactic plane, eruption of a super volcano, the WEB Bot Project and finally some religious predictions of the end of the world. And his conclusions are coherent with Christian theology.
In general, this is a very easy reading book (it took me a little more than 5 hours to read it), very entertaining and hopefully the reader will be more at easy with the growing hysteria of 2012 end of the world. The end of the world as we know it is no different from the end of our individual personal lives. We should always be prepared for that.

My Rate: 4 stars

Monday, April 12, 2010

Book "Sleep - It Does a Family Good" by Dr. Archibald D.Hart

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This is a Family & Relationship/Health book written by Dr. Archibald D.Hart and published in 2010 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. and they were kind enough to send me a copy for reviewing through their Tyndale Blog Network Program.

The book is divided in three parts. In the first one, named “Understanding your family’s need for sleep”, the author shows some impressive numbers, like 3 out of 4 people in USA having some kind of sleeping problem. He also mentions when talking about animals in general, that for some species, food and sleep are equally vital for survival. The second part of the book is named “Determining your family’s sleep problem”. Here Dr. Hart teaches how to evaluate sleep habits and how to analyze sleep disorders like apnea, RLS or sleepwalking. The third part is “Overcoming your family’s sleep deprivation”, where the author teaches how to help our children to sleep better, talk about marriage and sleep patterns and how to manage what he calls a “sleep bank”.

Overall the book is a “wake up call” (sorry for that, Dr. Hart!), showing how important a good night’s sleep is for our sanity in general and for our spirituality. After reading this book you will never again think that sleeping is a waste of time!

My rate is 4 stars.
Number of Pages: 217 (It took me approximately 7 hours to finish this book).

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Book "The Revolutionary Paul Revere" by Joel J. Miller




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This is a biography from Paul Revere written by Joel J. Miller in 2010. It was published by Thomas Nelson also in 2010 and they were kind enough to send me a copy for reviewing through the BookSneeze.com Book Review Bloggers Program.
The book tells us the story of Paul Revere, an apprentice in this father’s silversmith, husband, father of sixteen children, soldier, entrepreneur and war leader. Miller describes with vivid language Paul’s financial struggle, the grieving father when burying his child and the fearless activist fighting for something he thought was a just cause, using his talents. But although this book was supposed to be a biography, it is also an American history book, giving some insight view on the infamous Boston Massacre, the Tea Party, the Battle of Lexington and Concord etc.
Joel J. Miller did a magnificent research job and he had all the elements necessary to compose a very boring book, but instead he transformed his research into a very enjoyable reading experience. It is a very inspirational book where we learn a lot about loyalty, hard work, and willing to help your community. I am not that much into Biographies but definitely this book is an excellent reading choice and also a learning opportunity for all history lovers or anyone wanting more information of the Revolutionary War.

My Rate: 4 stars