Sunday, August 21, 2016

THE BIBLE STORIES - A Set of Four Exceptional Movies: Abraham, Moses, Jacob and Joseph



We'd seen one of these movies in the past and hoped the others were as good. I feel obligated to emphasize that these are not some "backyard production." The cast includes such recognizable names as Ben Kingsley, Richard Harris, Barbara Hershey, Sean Bean, Lesley Ann Warren and Christopher Lee. The costumes are accurate; the sets breath-taking and expansive. Each movie follows the Biblical narrative. Watching the entire set was something we looked forward to. The Emmy-winning Miniseries, Joseph, one we’d not been privileged to see before, was particularly good.

My husband and I enjoyed popping some corn and sitting down to watch them one night after another. Now we anticipate seeing them again and sharing them with youngsters who visit. What an exciting way to introduce (or re-introduce) these Bible stories in an entertaining and enlightening way. 

We highly recommend this 4-Movie Collection. The set is available here: https://www.fishflix.com/christian-movies-the-bible-stories-in-the-beginning-4-dvd-collection.html

Right now they are offering a $5 coupon to FishFlix.com if you join their email list. You can do so at www.fishflix.com/5gift or by texting 5-GIFT to 44222.

We were fortunate to receive this 4-Movie Collection in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

CITY of SAINTS, A Pilgrimage to John Paul II's Krakow by GEORGE WEIGEL




City of Saints provides an intimate and insightful portrait of the ancient city that formed one of the giants of our era.

I had the good fortune to encounter George Weigel’s book, City of Saints, at the same time as I was reading a biography of Karol Wojtyla, known to us as Pope St. John Paul II. Being able to switch back and forth between the two volumes greatly enhanced my reading experience. Having this picture-packed reference on the table beside me allowed me to experience Krakow, Poland in ways I never could have otherwise done. 

- E. G. Lewis


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

GOODREADS Drawing for CAST ME NOT AWAY. Enter to Win One of Ten Free Signed Copies!

Goodreads will pick winners at random on August 8, 2016 and
Ten copies of CAST ME NOT AWAY will be mailed to ten lucky winners.

Suspense and Loss with a touch of Romance...
all within this prophetic prolife novel.

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Cast Me Not Away - The Saga of a Child's Survival by Zara Heritage

Cast Me Not Away - The Saga of a Child's Survival

by Zara Heritage

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

RETURN TO PARADISE by Tim Speer




This is a lovely novel. If a book doesn’t engage me, I may not finish it. I read Return to Paradise from beginning to end, enjoying every page. Yes, there’s more telling than showing, but the grammar and punctuation are perfect. Written in a style more popular in a bygone era, take off your editor’s hat, as I did, and simply enjoy the story.

If you’re Catholic, you’ll appreciate the author’s sprinkling of familiar things throughout the book. If you’re not a Catholic, sit back and let yourself become more familiar with the Catholic faith as sporadically presented here. It isn’t preachy, but factual and fits the story.

This is the stirring tale of a man of faith defeating evil by standing up against it, even though it inconveniences his life and puts him at risk.  David meets Sarah through an unlikely sequence of events that cause their lives to intersect, with the promise of a happy future together.

This is a novel that should make you smile.  
- Zara Heritage

THE GOSPEL OF HAPPINESS by Christopher Kaczor




I’ll admit I approached The Gospel of Happiness with some trepidation. One of the subsets of current Christian preaching is the so-called “Prosperity Gospel.” You’ll find it popping up in the local bookstore, as well as on the radio and TV. However, I’m happy to report that this book has nothing whatsoever to do with the comical idea that God is always lurking in the background eagerly awaiting an opportunity to shower his followers with riches.

Instead, author Christopher Kaczor focuses on the built-in wisdom of Christian theology and the ways in which authentic Christian practices bring about true and lasting satisfaction. In other words, true Happiness. This timely book reminds us that happiness is found, not in getting or grasping, but in giving of one’s self.

I shared several relevant passages from The Gospel of Happiness with my wife. They impressed her enough that she recommended it as a selection for the Parish’s reading club…a most appropriate use for this fine book. 

Highly recommended!

Monday, March 14, 2016

CAST ME NOT AWAY by Zara Heritage -- Suspense that is not to be missed.

 
 
Reviewers say: “The best dystopian novel I’ve ever read.” … “So real, it’s frightening.”… “Strong characters, both good and evil.” … “Stayed up all night reading--grateful for how it ended.”

Aktion T4, a largely secret program approved by the Nazis in 1939, was designed to rid the nation of young children deemed unworthy of life. It eventually took the lives of over 200,000 children and laid groundwork for the destruction of millions of Jews and other enemies of the state.

Today the world struggles with concepts like quality of life, restricting family size, meaningful medical benefit, and rationing care for the sick and elderly. Where will it end? Fast forward to a time and place where the future meets the past and the abortion & euthanasia movement reaches its inevitable conclusion.

In this time of societal darkness, Mira Hastings and Grayson Stevens join a cadre of brave souls standing against a juggernaut of evil by putting their lives on the line to rescue ill-fated youngsters from certain death. In a bold attempt to bring down the beast, they publicly expose the greed and corruption that drives the system. Declared enemies of the state, Mira and Gray are forced underground as they flee the wrath of a vengeful government. While on the run they encounter unknown dangers. But, with the aid of a network of supporters, some providing high-tech assistance, they encounter hope, joy ... and eventually love.
 
Note that there are deaths, and one that is very tear wrenching, but brave little Robbie and Emma will survive. 
 
Click Link below for Amazon.com where you can get this novel in digital or print. Also, free to Kindle Unlimited or Prime members.  This novel is being recorded for Audible and should be available soon.

 

 
Peace and Blessings to All!
 
 


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SEVEN REVOLUTIONS by Mike Aquilina & James L. Papandrea



Seven Revolutions – How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change It Again, reminds us of an uncomfortable truth. Believer and unbeliever alike, we have all benefited from the Christianization of our world.

Science tells us that the physical world tends to disorder…chaos, if you will. It is easy to forget that the way in which we live and things we have come to accept as the natural order of society are not in any way natural. And it is only now, when we begin to look around and see it crumbling before our very eyes that we ask, “Why?”

The Church and its principles revolutionized the world 2,000 years ago, and this book makes a strong case for the urgent need to re-Christianize our world.

After establishing its thesis of the changing power of Christianity on society, the book lays out the task which we, as people living in a post-Christian world, now face as we set about reclaiming the world around us.

Seven Revolutions is both insightful and articulate. I highly recommend it.

E. G Lewis