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Ballots and Blood: A Novel
My wife found this at our favorite used bookstore. It was shelved in the Christian Fiction section and is distributed by B&H. First, Ralph Reed kn...more
Mar 27, 2013
Jul 04, 2012
The King (Patrick Bowers Files, #6)
Steven James has quickly become one of my favorite reads in the christian fiction genre. Whereas other crime novels still have rough edged and broken...more
Jul 20, 2013
Jul 01, 2013
Jeff Nesbithas developed a new type of Christian-thriller. Instead of random demonic violence running amok in the general population, we see the metho...more
Jan 15, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
The Pawn (The Patrick Bowers Files, #1)
First, I haven't read a legal/police thriller in about a year. Thus anything I say will be comparable to what I watch on L&O or NCIS. That being s...more
Mar 20, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
Rare Earth
For those who are big fans of Marc Royce's story, this will be a welcomed addition but not as great as his exploits in Iraq. The idea of a UN/Hallibur...more
Dec 02, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
The Rook (The Patrick Bowers Files, #2)
Again, a very complicated scheme to overshadow the serial killer lying underneath. James's use of the military sub-plot and the growing relationship b...more
Mar 30, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
The Realms Thereunder (The Ancient Earth, #1)
So here is my problem with Ross Lawhead, he has some really big shoes to fill. Fantasy, especially the cross period type, is an exploding and popular...more
Oct 10, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
The Tale Of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale
My daughter received this book as a Christmas present. I hadn't read it until last night and was completely surprised at how much I liked it. The folk...more
May 2012
May 16, 2012
A Cast of Stones (The Staff and the Sword, #1)
What a great additions to the Fantasy genre and right in the wheelhouse of the GRR Martin explosion on HBO and in the public. The best part is that he...more
Jun 2013
Dec 07, 2012
Soul's Gate (A Well Spring Novel, #1)
James Rubart has found his place in the supernatural christian genre. This new series is in the same world as Rooms and The Chair but exist separately...more
Mar 02, 2013
Dec 07, 2012
The Bishop (The Patrick Bowers Files, #4)
I really enjoied this Bowers's mystery. Using DC for a backdrop and moving into and around the Quantico facilty for the FBI simply heightened the susp...more
May 09, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
The Lazarus Trap
Again a great example of Bunn work as a suspense writer who writes about the world but through a Christian POV. The idea of a once upstanding man's fa...more
Aug 07, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
The Knight (The Patrick Bowers Files, #3)
As I continue to work through the series, I am surprised that Steven James keeps me guessing till the end. Some of the formula writing he has develope...more
Apr 20, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
I, Saul
I haven't read a book by Jerry Jenkins in a long time. His style and pace was something I remember enjoying with the Left Behind series but I never br...more
Aug 05, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
The Twelfth Imam (The Twelfth Imam, #1)
**spoiler alert** So, I must say that my understanding of Islam and it's tenants is above average. I also have a special place in my heart for the Per...more
Nov 28, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
Lion of Babylon
**spoiler alert** Has to be one of my all time favs and for more than just one reason. First, the story is completely original. Instead of depending m...more
Apr 21, 2012
Sep 07, 2011
The Final Summit: A Quest to Find the One Principle That Will Save Humanity
This book is a great simple read for a weekend or a business trip hotel read. For full disclosure, I quickly read through The Travelers Gift & Mas...more
May 14, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
BoneMan's Daughters
I am probably one of the many who came to this book as a fan of the Circle quadrology. That being said, his narrative is off in this one. The characte...more
Dec 28, 2011
Mar 09, 2011
Strait of Hormuz
Davis Bunn hits the Marc once again. This latest addition to the Marc Royce novels is a great example of when a writer is in his stride with a long te...more
Dec 07, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
The Chair
James Rubart is starting to hit his stride in the Christian supernatural fiction genre. What ideas he started with in Rooms continues to build. Even t...more
May 20, 2013
Dec 14, 2011
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
I first read this novel in March of 1991. I had to do abook report about a novel I had never read. On a whim, I asked the Librarian, at the County Bra...more
May 2001
Mar 15, 2011
A Skeleton In God's Closet
This was recommended to me by a dear friend and seminary student. It is a bit slow and unbelieving at times. The idea of finding the body of Christ an...more
Mar 2003
Mar 28, 2011
Red: The Heroic Rescue (The Circle, #2)
Best book of the cycle but still not as good as his Paradise works. The cliffhanger was a shock but believable.
The Circle Cycle: Really tough to fol...more
not set
Mar 09, 2011
White: The Great Pursuit (The Circle, #3)
Clunky ending and just too cliche. Difficult to start Green from this one as well.

The Circle Cycle: Really tough to follow and kind of boring. The al...more
not set
Mar 09, 2011
The Last Jihad (The Last Jihad, #1)
Fun and quick read. However, it can be a little tough to believe at times. The story line of Saddam's regime having possessed a nuclear warhead is a s...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle, #1)
The Circle Cycle: Really tough to follow and kind of boring. The allegory is flat doesn't really break new ground if you've read CSLewis or Tolkien. W...more
not set
Mar 09, 2011
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
I know that Judy Blume would not categorize it as such but it makes for a great YA Christian read. Fun and loving is the best way to describe the inno...more
Dec 31, 2003
Mar 29, 2011
Unlimited: A Novel
Took me far longer than I wanted, but sometimes life gets in the way. This is a great read for the casual christian audience. It compares to his other...more
Sep 28, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
The Tehran Initiative
As the story continues you, again, get only a week's worth time. David is hot on trail of the nuclear warheads but is being emotionally torn by the tr...more
Dec 13, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
Deeper Water (Tides of Truth, #1)
**spoiler alert** Good read with some great comments about a Godly lifestyle in the modern world. The ending was too tied off. The key mystery is left...more
Jan 25, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
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