I was one of the winners of Stand in a goodreads giveaway. Debbie Williamson writes a gut-wrenching memoir of a family drastically affected by a lifet...moreI was one of the winners of Stand in a goodreads giveaway. Debbie Williamson writes a gut-wrenching memoir of a family drastically affected by a lifetime of abuse. A difficult book to read in some ways not only because it is graphic in nature, but also a little disjointed in parts, it is still a powerful book in its message. I can't say I enjoyed the book but I don't believe that was the author's intent anyway. This is not a "feel-good" book, but a book that shows the emotional rollercoaster ride and devastating effects on a woman's life when she is victimized by a man (or in Debbie's case, men)whom she loves. (less)
First published in 1951, this is a sci-fi classic. Eerie and suspenseful it will captivate your imagination. If you like a sci fi thriller this one is...moreFirst published in 1951, this is a sci-fi classic. Eerie and suspenseful it will captivate your imagination. If you like a sci fi thriller this one is for you! (less)
Tim Downs writes a light-hearted, at times laugh-out-loud story with Wonders Never Cease. When Kemp Mc...moreMy Review of : Wonders Never Cease by: Tim Downs
Tim Downs writes a light-hearted, at times laugh-out-loud story with Wonders Never Cease. When Kemp McAvoy, a despicable n’er-do-well comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme to impersonate an angel to a has-been actress, Olivia Hayden, the author weaves a tightly knit plot together that has a fairly predictable ending. Threaded into the story is a tender portrayal of a single Mom, Natalie, trying to raise her six year old daughter, Leah without any help from her selfish, live in boyfriend, Kemp. When Leah tells people she can see angels only the kind-hearted janitor at the hospital where Natalie and Kemp work seems to believe her far-fetched stories.
I enjoyed Wonders Never Cease although I pretty much had the ending figured out by the fifteenth chapter. If the book has a draw back, that is the most glaring one: its predictable ending. That said, there were still some comical twists in the plot that captivated my attention enough to want to read to the end of the book. The villains are portrayed as buffoons for the most part and the manner in which they all get their comeuppance is applaudable. The author made sure any “violence” was mostly implied so the book is definitely family friendly. I couldn’t help but think the story would make a great Family Channel movie. Overall, I enjoyed reading Wonders Never Cease. It was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
(I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)
“Who is God?” “Why am I here?” “How can I be saved?” “What now?” “How do I follow God?” These are just a few of the questions that Kathy answers succi...more“Who is God?” “Why am I here?” “How can I be saved?” “What now?” “How do I follow God?” These are just a few of the questions that Kathy answers succinctly and with sensitivity in her new book God’s Truth Revealed: Biblical Foundations for the Christian Faith. Are you a “seeker”?…this book is for you! Are you a believer?…this book is for you! Are you a teacher of the Word?…this book is for you! It covers all the bases of faith! Kathy has given us a valuable resource that can be used by teachers and leaders in a church setting. It can be used in small groups. However, the book has a kind of “sit around the kitchen table with a friend and talk” feel to it too. So if you have been nervous about talking to your friend or your neighbour about your faith, this book will equip you to share the foundations of your faith to anyone who has questions or has a hunger to know more about what it means to follow God wholeheartedly. This book will change lives! (This review was on Amazon.com and on my blog: http://lynndove.wordpress.com/(less)