Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Review of the Least Among You

This movie (which is based on a true story) is the story of Richard Kelly a black student who must attend an all white seminary as a condition for his parole. Since the story took place in the 1960's you can understand that he caused quite a stir.

I thought that this movie was very gloomy - not something I usually like in movies. I also thought that the story was kind of scattered - and I still have some questions as to what was going on. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone, unless they are really interested in the civil rights movement or really hard up for a movie or something.

I received this movie free to review from BookSneeze, the opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Uncle Sam's Plantation

I received this book free to review from BookSneeze, the thoughts expressed in this review are solely my own.

I love politics! I enjoy reading books about government. I have many conservative "heroes" who I have read books by, listened to radio programs of, and seen live, but I must admit that I had never even heard of Star Parker before choosing to read this book. Star Parker, I have come to find, is a strong woman who used to be on welfare herself, but is now seeing how harmful it can be.

This book shares how welfare (among other things) hurts those it is intended to help. This book mainly focuses on the black community, but it is applicable to anyone.

I found this book fairly interesting and pretty easy to get through, based on the subject matter that it was covering.

I do not agree completely with Star Parker on everything that she has wrote about in this book, but it did help to open my eyes on many issues that I didn't know a lot about before.

I like the cover design of this book – that is really what got me to read this book in the first place.

I thought that the chapters were kind of long, I am a big fan of short chapters and feel that they can make a book a lot easier to read.

I give this book a five out of five star rating, and I recommend it to any adult.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Out Live Your Life

I received this book free to review from BookSneeze. The views expressed in this review are solely my own.

Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado
I’ve enjoyed Max Lucado’s writing for many years, but hadn’t read one of his books in awhile before receiving this one to review. I was excited because of what this book was about even more than who it was written by.

I loved this book! It is a call to do something! We all live are hum-hum life every day, doing only what we need to do to get through that day. Max Lucado encourages us to go beyond that, and to reach beyond ourselves. When we reach out to others we are reaching out to Jesus, when we serve others we are serving Him.

This book was easy and enjoyable to read. I read it over the course of three days. I really liked how short the chapters were.

This book includes a Discussion and Action Guide.

Bonus: I was surprised to learn something about Max Lucado in this book that I had never known before.

I give this great book 5 out of 5 stars! Another inspiring book from a great author.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Review of the Butterfly Effect

This is my true thoughts and feelings in regards to the book The Butterfly Effect that I received for free courtesy of BookSneeze.

The Butterfly Effect book is short and simple.

This book tells of how just one life can make a difference across the world for years to come. The book shares stories of how real people have made a difference in someone's life only to have that person go on and make a difference in another life and on and on.

I read this book in one sitting and it took me less than an hour. I would've liked more depth than that.

This book could be given as a gift to practically anyone, and that is one thing that I like about it.

I love the cover of this book!

I would give this book a 3 out of 5 stars.