Sunday, October 31, 2010

Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry

I review for Tyndale Publishers.

Billy Allman is a "hillbilly genius." Folks in town say he was born with a second helping of brains and a gift for playing the mandolin---and was cut short on social skills. But there are two things they don't know---he's troubled by a brutal secret, and an angel is determined to set things right! This book was such a good book by Chris Fabry.

This was the first book of his that I read and thought it was very good. It really makes you think about your life and I did have some problems with the book because of what Billy had to endure. There was so much hardship on Billy and when God intervenes you just know Billy is looking to God for answers. I just cried and cried in this book. When the angel speaks, you know that God is using him to help Billy. I loved the book and know that God is always working on us to trust him fully.

I would recommend this book to everyone.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Jorie King has been waiting for Benjamin Zook to return home to Lancaster County so they can marry. When news arrives that Ben has been killed, Jorie finds comfort in the friendship of his brother Caleb. That friendship ripens into love, and it seems that they are meant to be together. But when the unexpected happens, their worlds are turned upside down once more. Will Jorie trust God to lead her into the arms of a new man?

This the second book in the Lancaster county Secrets series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. This book was so good as was the first book. I really felt sorry for Jori when her good friend Mary Ann passed away and then she sits and waits on Ben Zook to return from Vietnam. But, then, as the book goes along, there are different circumstances that surround her life and it is GREAT how Suzanne just helps it come together. I don’t want to spill the rest of the story. I did fall in love with Maggie and Ephraim though. Thank you, Suzanne for giving us these books.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Least Among You-DVD

The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this DVD through Booksneeze.

Arrested during the 1965 Watts riots, Richard Kelly is sentenced to probation at an all-white seminary. The school's president encourages him to break the color line while former missionary Kate Allison remains aloof. Can janitor Samuel Benton guide Richard through racism---and away from prison? Starring Cedric Sanders, Lauren Holly, Louis Gossett, Jr., and William Devane. (PG-13.) 96 minutes.

This story is about Richard Kelly who was wrongfully accused in the 1965 Watts riots in California. For his punishment, he is sentenced to attend an all white seminary. This story was very good, in fact, I had not heard of this riot and it was a GREAT movie and very enlightening. Richard Kelly had to endure the racism in 1965 along with the faculty at the seminary who wanted him to leave. But, the Lord managed to see him through this ordeal. A Very good story, I loved it. I believe everyone should watch this dvd and have their eyes opened.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Perfect Blend by Trish Perry

This Book was sent to me from Harvest House Publishers for my Review

Steph Vandergrift is in need of a job. She left everything behind to elope with Middleburg attorney Rick Manfred, never imagining he would stand her up at the altar. Now, hoping just to get by until she can decide what to do next, Steph thinks she’s found the perfect position at the local tea shop.
Kendall James, one of the kindest and most eligible bachelors in the area, meets Steph and proceeds to pursue her. But by the time Steph feels able to consider dating again, her runaway fiancé returns and tries to win her back. Steph is wary, but she and Rick always seemed to blend so well. Are they truly meant to be together, or does God have something else in mind?

This is the first time I have ever read any of Trish Perry’s books and this definitely will not be my last. This story is such a wonderful story. My heart just went out to Steph Vandergrift at the first, when she is jilted by her fiancĂ© at the first of the book. But, as the story goes on, you can’t help but praise Steph for learning to go on with her life. Then, she meets someone else and life is not the same for her. I think you will love this book as much as I have.