Thursday, June 27, 2013

My Review of Fearless

Written by: Eric Blehm
Published by: WaterBrook

I am always interested in reading biographies, so I was really excited to read Fearless, because the story sounded especially interesting.

This is the story of Adam Brown, a SEAL Team SIX Operator - including his childhood, his struggle with drugs, his marriage, his training and career, and his death. All told through the perspectives of multiple friends and family members.



Who the book is for:

Men and Women. Biography lovers. Those interested in the military and military life.

What I liked:

Interesting story - Adam Brown lived a very interesting life.

Helped me learn more about SEALs and the military overall.

Kept me interested.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing that I didn’t like.

My conclusion:

I really enjoyed reading this book, and I highly recommend it.

I give Fearless 5 out of 5 stars.

*My mom has already asked to borrow this book from me.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My Review of Jennifer

Written by: Dee Henderson
Published by: Bethany House

Jennifer is the story of, well, Jennifer… a busy physician who has never taken the time to think about God before. Through the help of another physician, Jennifer finds God, and… love.



Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy fiction about a male/female relationship, though not really a romance.

What I liked:

Shares the gospel message in a way.

Has the backdrop for an interesting story…

What I didn’t like:

… just never got there.

Not much of a story at all.

Jumps around and is kind of poorly written.

My conclusion:

This is one of the most different (shallow) fiction books I have read.

I give Jennifer 2 out of 5 stars.

*I will not be keeping my copy of this book.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

My Review of The Confession Movie

Beverly Lewis has written so much Amish fiction that she is obviously well known. This is the second dvd of hers that I have watched, and I have to say that I enjoyed it more than the first.



The Confession is about a girl who was adopted by the Amish and finds her English birth mother, just as the woman is dying.

The back cover copy of this dvd did not really describe the movie at all, surprisingly, and I really don't understand what the title has to do with it, either.

The quality of this movie - and the acting - was actually decent.

The story was okay, but seemed too short or rushed.



I give The Confession 3 out of 5 stars.

I received a copy of this movie free to review. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this dvd. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.



Monday, June 17, 2013

My Review of Road Trip to Redemption

Written by: Brad Mathias
Published by: Tyndale Momentum

Road Trip to Redemption is part travel story and part parenting book, documenting the Mathias family’s trip to Canada - following a hard period in their teen daughter’s life.

Who the book is for:

Parents, especially of teens. Those who enjoy traveling.

What I liked:

It was interesting to read of their travels, to find out more about our country.

Brad is a very humble person and admits his faults openly.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing specific that I didn’t like, I just wish the book would have gone a little deeper in regards to some of the issues/parenting strategies that it addressed.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a decent book - nothing too great or exciting or memorable about it.

I give Road Trip to Redemption 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Tyndale Blog Network. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My Review of My Very First Noah's Ark Playtime book

Written by: Lois Rock
Illustrated by: Alex Ayliffe
Published by: Lion Hudson

I received My Very First Noah’s Ark Playtime free to review as part of a Kregel Blog Tour. I was really excited as I have read other “My Very First” books and liked them.



The story:

This book tells the story of Noah’s Ark, and then includes related activities for children to participate in.

The illustrations:

Are so cute and colorful - I really like them.

How strong is the book?

This is a paperback book, but the pages do seem relatively sturdy.

Who the book is for:

I would recommend this book for ages five to seven.

What I liked:

This book gets kids involved in and thinking about a Bible story.

The illustrations are so fun!

What I didn’t like:

Nothing.

My conclusion:

This is a great book for a young child, to help them learn about Noah’s Ark.

I give My Very First Noah’s Ark Playtime 5 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Kregel Blog Tour. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My Review of Limitless

Written by: Nick Vujicic
Published by: WaterBrook Press

Nick Vujicic was born without some of the body parts that we all take for granted, yet he is living a good life. In Limitless, Nick shares devotions with positive and inspiring messages that apply to anyone and everyone.



Who the book is for:

Teens and adults from all walks of life.

What I liked:

Each devotion starts with a Bible passage.

Inspiring messages.

Short and sweet and easy to read.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing specific in this book that I didn’t like. If I had a problem with anything, it was just that I thought that a picture of Nick was a bit weird for the cover of a devotional - but I get why that was done. Most devotional books wouldn’t feature a picture of their author on the front of them, but people know Nick based on his picture, so it kind of makes sense.

My conclusion:

This is a good devotional.

I give Limitless 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.