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Preview — Hear No Evil by Mary L. Hamilton
Hear No Evil
Can Brady fig ...more
Kind of like an episode of The Love Boat except you're at Christian Camp and the love interest is God.
Brady's mom drops him off at a Christian camp where he knows absolutely no one, including God. As she's leaving, she drops a bomb on him. He's not welcome to come back home, and the father who has been absent in his life since he walked out the door years ago is coming to get him at the end of the week. Ouch.
The church camp is a great and be ...more
Given his situation, Brady is reluctant to trust and rely upon anyone: parents, counselors, friends, or God. Despite his funk, though, Brady discovers a special friend the first day, challenged by a handicap of his own. Brady needs friends because he quickly encount ...more
Because I didn't have the opportunity to attend a Bible camp--or any summer camp--as a child, I was curious and thought this book would show me the inside story. It did, and much more.
Brady's situation left him at camp without a home or parents he felt he could rely on. His feelings toward God were that "God would never call his name."
The story is full of the rivalry found when any bunch of kids get together, and it's not just in spo ...more
Thirteen-year-old Brady is dropped off at Bible camp with his mom’s words ricocheting in his mind. “I don’t want you living with me anymore.” His dad will pick him up at week’s end. His dad, who never even bothered to send him a birthday card.
Talkative Steven is one of his cabinmates. Steven is blind, and at peace with his life. He latches on to Brady as his guide, being the friend Brady needs.
He brought his trumpet along, and Steven pleads for a song. Soon Brady’s playing every night at lights...more
I appreciated that the spiritual content was natural, not preachy. The counselors ...more
Here No Evil by Mary Hamilton spurred me on 'til the last page. The story was about a boy who was dropped off at a summer camp and then finds out that he can't go back home. This book offered excitement, intrigue, and the need to trust God even when He seems far away. I liked feeling like I was at the camp with Brady and how even the seemingly hopeless kids were redeemed. I also enjoyed the author's picture of God as the Savior in the darkness...more
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher in excha ...more
A boy is sent away to Bible camp - and the last thing his mother says to him is "I don't want you living with me." Add teasing from another camper, and a crush on a girl who seems to think he's childish, and you've got plenty of conflict for this "typical" kid.
Some great twists here, and realistic dealing with some pretty serious issues - and a great Christian message to boot.
I enjoyed this book very ...more
Summer camp is supposed to be a fun experience, but young Brady finds himself dealing with unexpected rejection by his mom when she tells him he w ...more
Mary Hamilton did a fantastic job with this teen book. There are some hard-hitting issues - divorce, alcoholism, abuse - deftly braided into a Christian book that doesn't seem overly preachy. The real-life issues are presented in a way that evokes sympathy from those that have not experienced it, as well as a twinge of remembrance from those that have.
My heart went out to Brady from page 1. He knows his mom is acting strange, but he d ...more
This book is written for teens, but I enjoyed it too! It deals with issues that are often part of the daily life of teens; bullying, parent problems, peer relations, and misunderstandings. The author has done a great job of writing a book that teens can relate to and also learn from. The camp counselor is a good role model and the camp director does a good job of helping the main characters learn valuable lessons in self control, accepting responsibility for ones ...more
Anyone who has ever felt unloved and deserted will relate with Brady, who even wonders if God cares about him. I remember being in such a dark place, which isn't any f ...more
I highly recommend this novel to anyone aged 12 and over. Although it is written for y ...more
This book reminded me a lot of the Sunday school readers we used to get each week as kids, one exciting adventure after another, with a goodly amount of old-fashioned gospel sprinkled in.
I think kids with some church background will really enjoy this book. A child u ...more
The story proceeded as swiftly and enjoyably as a week at summer camp! Mary Hamilton wrote in a very convincing perspective of a young teen boy; Brady felt as realistic as the boys his age who I know in real life. The campground of Rustic Knoll was likewise well described, and the camp experiences are true to what I know. Camp is a place ...more
What instantly grabbed me was the camp. It transported me back ...more
Throughout the week camp he examines himself to see if he can find the reason his parents don’t want him. He becomes very angry often takin ...more
Mary began her writing career with articles for inspirational magazines and church take-home papers. She also wro ...more