Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Reason


By William Sirls
Published by Thomas Nelson



This was a great read. It helps to explain christian faith to all believers and non-believers. I really enjoyed reading this book. I got to know the characters and their lives and feelings of what was happening. I would recommend this book to all adults and older teenagers.

It speaks of Pastor Jim (James Lindy), with his wife Shirley, they have a their mute son named, Charlie.
Brooke, her son Alex who is diagnosed with leukemia.
Macey, believes in God. Offered to help fix the cross, and is also to be the boy Alex's doctor.
Kenneth who is a capenter, he changes very many lives.





















Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.





















Book Description

When Facing the Impossible, Can You Only Believe?

Storm clouds gather over a small Michigan town. As thunder shakes the sky, the lights inside St. Thomas church flicker . . . and then go out.

All is black until a thick bolt of lightning slices the sky, striking the church’s large wooden cross—leaving it ablaze and splintered in two.

When the storm ends—the search for answers begins.

James Lindy, the church’s blind minister, wonders how his small congregation can repair the cross and keep their faith in the midst of adversity. And he hears the words “only believe.”

Macey Lewis, the town’s brilliant young oncologist, is drawn to Alex, a young boy who’s recently been diagnosed with an aggressive leukemia. She puts her hope in modern medicine—yet is challenged to “only believe.”

And Alex’s single mom, who has given everything she can to her boy—is pleading with God to know the reason this is happening . . . to save her son. But she only hears silence and wonders how she can possibly “only believe.”

The Reason is a milestone debut novel, opening with a blast and never letting up as it introduces us to everyday characters who are wrestling with the questions: where is God when bad things happen? And does God ignore the prayers of the faithful? The answer each character receives will astound readers while offering an unforgettable call to hope, to change, to . . . only believe.

Sneak (Swipe #2)


This is the second book in the series of Swipe
By Evan Angler
Published by Thomas Nelson

When I first requested this book, I didn't know it second in a series. I got this book and didn't wanna put it down, i loved reading this book. It could be read without reading the first, but if you read both it is better cause it helps tie in the loose ends that may not make sense without the first book. With they way it ended, I am sure there will be a third book and will await it impatiently lol.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about conflicts, and action. This is mostly about how they are one happy global family with no conflicts that we have today, no religion, no free speech, etc.

Logan is trying to find his sister who was taken when she was supposed to get her mark and "flunked". He gets a lot of help along the way, there is a sad part with the older couple from the first book who helped the dust kids in the Fulmart.





















Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.





















Book Description

In a future United States under the power of a charismatic leader, everyone gets the Mark at age thirteen. The Mark lets citizen shop, go to school, and even get medical care—but without it, you are on your own. Few refuse to get the Mark. Those who do . . . disappear.

Logan Langly went in to get his Mark, but he backed out at the last minute. Now he’s on the run from government agents who will stop at nothing to capture him. But Logan is on a mission to find and save his sister, Lily, who disappeared five years ago on her thirteenth birthday, the day she was supposed to receive her Mark.

Logan and his friends, a group of dissenters called the Dust, discover a vast network of the Unmarked, who help them travel safely to the capital city where Lily is imprisoned. Along the way, the Dust receives some startling information from the Markless community, opening their eyes to the message of Christianity and warning that humanity is now entering the End of Days.

When the Dust finally arrives in the capital, it seems that all their careful planning is useless against a government that will do anything to bend its citizens to its will. Can the gentle words Logan has found in a tattered, banned Bible really stand against the most powerful military the world has ever known? Can Logan even sacrifice his own freedom, choosing to act through faith alone?

Starring Me


By Krista McGee
Published by Thomas Nelson


This is the second book, the first one being First Date. I didn't know know prior to reading this, and you didn't need to read it to enjoy (/understand) reading this book.

This book is about a new hit tv show for teens who will star a male and female teen co-stars. Kara McKormick who wants to be a famous actress on TV, and is picked to be ing the top 10. It is also about Chad Beacon who won America’s Next Star and wants to branch out into acting, who already has the part. It features Addy (Kara's bestg friend and previous co-competitor in The Book of Love) and Jonathan (the presidents son) as well.


This is a great read. I loved every minute of reading this and recommend it to everyone. Is has some great laughs in store for all who read it.




















Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.





















Book Description

Kara McKormick is told she’s auditioning to star in a new teen variety show. But it’s what she isn’t told that could change her life.

The feisty New Yorker moves to sunny Orlando to participate in a month-long audition, where she’ll live with nine other contestants and an eccentric housemother. Kara knows that the show already has a big-time celebrity lined up for the co-host, but she doesn’t know who it is.

Chad Beacon quickly rose to fame after winning America’s Next Star, but he doesn’t want his entire career to be about singing. There is so much more he wants to do—like act. The new variety show sounds like the perfect next step for him, but his parents want him to have a co-star who shares his faith since they’ll be spending so much time together.

Acting is high on Kara’s priority list. But a relationship with God? Not so much. In fact, she’s tried to stay away from anything religious. But God is after Kara’s heart and He’s put people in her life who are showing her there’s far more to Christianity than rules and judgment.

And just when it seems that Kara’s going to have to give up her acting dream, God reveals that she may have a starring role after all—in a story so big only He could write it.