Saturday, March 9, 2019

Interesting but Also Disappointing - My Review of The Baggage Handler

Published by: Thomas Nelson

Written by: David Rawlings

I am interested in all kinds of fiction and I chose to read and review this book because I thought that it sounded like it could be interesting.

The Baggage Handler shares the stories of three different individuals and the baggage that they are taking with them as they go through life. This book shares how those individuals must deal with their baggage if they want to move on with their lives.

The Baggage Handler  -     By: David Rawlings

Who This Book is For:

Those who are feeling weighed down by baggage in their own lives might appreciate this book. This could be something that almost any adult would appreciate and find to be applicable in their lives.

What I liked:

This book is really easy to read. The chapters are short and I liked that.

The characters in this book seem really real.

The message of this book is good for the most part, and freeing...

What I didn’t like:

...but the message is flawed. *SPOILER* There is a man in the book who is dealing with the fact that his wife cheated on him. In order to release the baggage that he is dealing with because of that, he is told that he must forgive her and basically that he must go back to her and repair their marriage. He is also shown how he is to blame for her cheating on him.

The book just wasn't as deep or emotional as I wanted it to be.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this book was interesting but also disappointing.

I give The Baggage Handler 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. 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.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

A Bit of Flawed Theology but Otherwise Interesting - My Review of Still in the Game

Published by: Thomas Nelson

Written by: Devon Still with Mark Dagostino

I love football! I love the NFL! I am interested in the players and the stories behind them. I was very excited to have the chance to read and review Still in the Game even thought I had never heard of Devon Still before I picked up this book. I wanted to get to know a former NFL player and find out what his story was.

Still in the Game  -     By: Devon Still, Mark Dagostino

Who This Book is For:

Those who love football will be interested in this book. Those who have been affected by cancer will also appreciate the book.

What I liked:

This book is written in a way that kept me interested the whole way through.

Devon is not afraid to share his heart and the emotions that he went through. He is very real in this book.

There are pictures in the center of this book that help to bring the story to life.

This book shares a positive message.

What I didn’t like:

There are some flaws in the theology that Devon Still shares in this book. Unlike him, I don't believe that God would make a child sick because of poor decisions that the child's parents made. I don't believe that God would make a child better because the parents change their lifestyle. I don't believe that works save us. I don't believe that children are punished for what their parents have done. I don't really believe that God reaches down and gives us physical punishment here on this earth for the wrong decisions that we make.

My conclusion:

Overall, I liked this book for the most part.

I give Still in the Game 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. 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.