I thought this was a Christian book, but some of the content labels this as NOT a Christian book.
This book was a more detailed account of the movie, which made it very good. It was well written and the story line was one of redemption, hope, and lovI thought this was a Christian book, but some of the content labels this as NOT a Christian book.
This book was a more detailed account of the movie, which made it very good. It was well written and the story line was one of redemption, hope, and love. The theme that women are priceless and should be held to that standard was evident.
As much as I loved reading the book, there were quite a few things that caused me to be disappointed in it. Good writing is the ability to show the crudeness and the vulgarity without resorting to actually using the words in a book, especially a book that is labeled as "Christian".
I never cared for the word "hell" to be used out of context. Unfortunately, toward the end of the book this was used a bit. And I loath the word "p***ed" when someone uses it to describe anger. It is really one the words that will keep me from ever reading another book by the author. It's vulgar.
I know some do not mind those words, but there are many of us where those words are not natural and we do not like them in our stories. If this was a mainstream, general market book, I wouldn't bat an eye. But this is a Christian book by Christian artists and a Christian author, so I held this book to a higher standard. The mild modern slang of "freakin'" and "crap" is something I could let slide, although it did seem uncalled for. From the mouth of a teenager: those words get stuck in my head and I cannot get them out. Then when I get angry, I may use it without realizing it because the word was in my brain, and then I'm grounded. So I stay away from those words when I can.
Those things I listed above marred an otherwise beautiful story and one that is beyond compare. Would I suggest this book to a person? A mature Christian, yes. A teenager? No. A newer Christian? Maybe, depending on the person.
A good book, with a great story, and a beautiful theme...I did enjoy it....more