Saturday, April 28, 2012

Nick Vujicic is Married and Skydives!

Nick and his new wife in Hawaii.
Just saw a video of Nick Vujicic skydiving. Amazing. Also learned that he got married two months ago. Good for him!

We reviewed Nick Vujicic's book Life Without Limits, and discovered he is a remarkable person. If you haven't read it, you must. Here is a link to our most popular review:

Friday, April 27, 2012

BARONESS by Susan May Warren

Baroness is Book Two in the Daughters of Fortune series and it made me want to go back and read Book One, then anticipate Book Three.

This is a Christian novel that isn’t preachy or tepid. Ms. Warren knows how to write well and delivers a fascinating tale. It’s the story of two cousins in the 1920’s whose personalities differ greatly. Although both are born to wealth, each wants the freedom to live different lives. One seeks fame as an actress, the other a ranch in Montana. Their parallel stories are believable, dramatic and exciting, whether threatened by mobsters or wing walking on a biplane.

Neither Rosie, nor Lilly, intends to fall in love or get married. The mistakes they make, risks they take, and dangers they face, kept me turning pages. I was always eager to find out what mishaps they’d encounter next.  From the very beginning they are at odds with one another, and as their lives diverge and come back together, you will be surprised by the outcome.

The author isn’t afraid to deliver heart-stopping drama and tragedy. The action and surprises just keep coming. I didn’t want to put the book down from the beginning to the unexpected, surprising end.
—Gail Lewis

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

GREAT DOG STORIES by M.R. Wells, Kris Young and Connie Fleishauer

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card authors are:

and the book:

Harvest House Publishers (February 1, 2012)

***Special thanks to Susan Otis, Creative Resources for sending me a review copy.***


M. R. Wells is the co-author of Four Paws from Heaven, Purr-ables from Heaven, and Paws for Reflection. She has written extensively for children’s animated television and video programs, including several Disney shows, Adventures from the Book of Virtues and Bibleman. She shares her Southern California home with her cats and dogs Muffin, Bo, Munchie, Becca and Marley.

Connie Fleishauer is a retired teacher and writer, and is the co-author of Four Paws from Heaven, Purr-ables from Heaven, and Paws for Reflection. The wife of a Bakersfield, California farmer, she is a mother of three and grandmother of one. While many cats have warmed her home, currently, she has two dogs.

Kris Young has worked as a screenwriter for more than 20 years and currently teaches screenwriting at the L.A. Film Studies Center and UCLA. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Celine, and son, Skye. He is currently “between dogs” but is hoping to welcome a new one sometime soon.

Visit the authors' website.


From the authors of Four Paws from Heaven (over 100,000 copies sold) comes a new collection of devotional tales. In these heartwarming stories, the authors share wisdom gleaned from years of training, guiding, and loving the canines in their lives. Readers will discover powerful spiritual insights, including:

 the blessing of true companionship
 the gift of unconditional love
 the joy of adoption
 the power of obedience
 the comfort of resting in the Master’s arms

Everyone who has loved a dog will find encouragement and hope in these touching stories—reminders that these faithful, devoted companions are part of God’s great plan for their lives.

Product Details:
List Price: $12.99

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (February 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0736928820
ISBN-13: 978-0736928823


The Dog Who Wouldn’t Fight

Choose Love

Choices are the hinges of destiny.

When my friend Sue came home from work one summer eve- ning in 2002, the last thing she dreamed of finding on her door- step was a puppy. She loved dogs and had two of her own, but she was cautious. She could tell this pup was a pit bull, and the dog was emaciated. But as she carefully drew nearer, the four-footed stranger smiled and wagged its tail. When Sue sat beside the pup, it climbed on her lap, smothered her with kisses, and wrapped its paws lovingly around her neck.
Since Sue could not remember seeing this pup in the neighbor- hood, she decided to keep it overnight and check for lost dog fly- ers in the morning. She felt it prudent not to put the newcomer in the house with her own dogs. After feeding and watering the hun- gry foundling, Sue made a bed of blankets on her garage floor. The pup immediately curled up and went to sleep. Later that evening a teenage boy knocked on Sue’s door. He was looking for a missing pooch. Since his description fit the puppy perfectly, Sue returned the dog and thought that would be the end of the story.
It was just the beginning! Next evening, the female pit bull puppy was back. The poor thing looked literally “hang-dog,” as if she’d done something wrong and expected to be beaten. Once again, the young pit bull showered Sue with kisses. Sensing the dog was in trouble, Sue called local animal control for advice. After con- firming Sue’s address, they told her there had been reports of people in a nearby house raising pit bulls to fight. The next day arrests were made in the case, and Sue was allowed to keep the loving puppy she named Champagne. “Champ” made instant friends with Sue’s other dogs and has grown into a gentle giant who cuddles under the covers at night and is one of the sweetest canines Sue has ever met.
How Champ knew to flee that fighting environment is a mys- tery. Why she sought refuge on Sue’s porch is as well. But one thing is clear: this pit bull puppy chose love—just as Sue did by taking her in. Those choices blessed them with each other and changed both their lives forever.
My friends Ruett and Rhonda also chose love. They did so in the face of wrenching tragedy. One night when their sons were small, Rhonda and the boys were at a local park where seven-year- old Evan played in sports leagues. Rhonda was about to drive off with Evan and ten-month-old Alec when gunfire erupted around their car. They were caught in the middle of gang violence. Both boys were hit. Alec suffered loss of vision from metal fragments that penetrated his eye. Evan was fatally shot. Rhonda got in the back with Evan until the paramedics beckoned her to come with them. There are no words I could ever write that would adequately describe the excruciating pain Evan’s parents suffered…and still suffer. It is searing to lose a child under any circumstances. This was a sudden, traumatic, utterly senseless loss. Nevertheless, in the midst of their pain Rhonda and Ruett made an amazing choice.

Tales to Tug Your Heart

They knew Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord. They knew that unthinkable as it might be in their human strength, God was call- ing them to forgiveness and reconciliation. They chose love over hate, forgave those involved in their son’s death, and formed the nonprofit Evan Leigh Foster Foundation. Its mission is to reach out to gang members with the message of God’s love and redemption. They have shared that message personally, one on one. They hope and pray that by bringing gang members to faith in the God who can heal and transform them, gang violence will lessen and other children’s lives will be spared. Their choice to love has changed their own and others’ lives eternally and made them a living illustration of Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
A first-century martyr named Stephen would have understood their choice. He also chose to love those who caused him pain. He was seized and accused of blasphemy because he proclaimed that Jesus was the Messiah and the Son of God. Stephen chose to affirm his faith and defend it biblically. His accusers responded by ston- ing him. As he was on the brink of death, he prayed for his execu- tioners. Acts 7:60 tells us that he “fell on his knees and cried out, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them.’ When he had said this, he fell asleep.”
Champ the dog chose to flee fight training and live out her life loving both dogs and people. Rhonda and Ruett chose to reach out in love and forgive. Stephen chose to pray for those who were martyring him, even as their stones were crushing him to death. Though they all suffered, they did not let pain twist and embit- ter them. They chose love, and became a blessing to others. Their choices mattered, and so do ours. If we love and obey the Lord and let His love and forgiveness flow through us, even in our toughest times, who knows what difference we might make?
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).

Consider This:

Have you ever chosen to love in difficult circumstances? How did it affect you and others? Are you struggling with such a choice right now? If so, is there someone you might ask to support you in prayer?


Great Dog Stories is filled with over 50 dog adventures and each one is linked to a Christian concept. At the end of every story there are questions on a topic that relates to the tale. Readers are invited to consider and contemplate these issues within their own lives.  

The stories in this book are entertaining and inspiring. If you love dogs, you will enjoy reading about the canines in these chapters. If you don’t own a dog, these stories may inspire you to realize your life is lacking something. Certainly God’s love is reflected in the relationship we have with our pets. Dogs love us unconditionally, they offer total acceptance, encouragement, joy and, in many instances, protection and security.  

We recommend this delightful, easy-to-read, faith-filled book.
—Gail Lewis

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

LEGACY ROAD by Graham Garrison

Fine book; really good story.

Mr. Garrison has crafted a tale well worthy of its prequel, Hero’s Tribute, in depth and thought-provoking poignancy.

Set near Athens, Georgia, Legacy Road follows Wes Watkins, the sportswriter who had delivered the eulogy of hometown hero Michael Gavin in Hero’s Tribute. Now a freelance writer, Wes is on an even keel and doing well—until the end of the first chapter. His world begins to crumble with a disrupted attempt to propose marriage to Emmy, an ER nurse soon due to deploy to Afghanistan, and her awkward rebuff of that proposal.

Close on the heels of this jolt is the forced reappearance in his life of his wayward father, his mother’s suddenly deteriorating health, and the pressures of an overly demanding professor supervising Wes’ post-graduate studies. All of these stresses combine to shake Wes’ personal world and his young faith.

Legacy Road examines the issues of forgiveness and trust with brutal, yet compassionate, honesty. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, part of his post-graduate studies, Wes’ own journey is mirrored through letters his father had sent him from prison, some of which he’d never read, and letters preserved from an ancestor who fought for the South in the very campaigns his course work focuses upon. These thrust upon him decisions regarding that forgiveness and trust that he finds himself ill-prepared to face.

If you’re looking for a novel filled with jeeps blowing up and grisly murder scenes, skip this one. However, if you dare look past the sensational into an evenly written, thoughtful reflection of human fallibility, and how interpersonal relationships suffer but can recover from it, Legacy Road is a sure bet.

Happily, Kregel Publishers sent me this copy of Legacy Road free of charge to review. I was planning to purchase it anyway.
—Bruce Judisch
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Kregel Publications
Language: English

ISBN: 0825426715
ISBN13: 9780825426711

Friday, April 20, 2012

MARTYR by E.G. Lewis

 At last, the final novel in Ed Lewis’s Seeds of Christianity series has been released, and it’s well worth the wait. A fitting conclusion to this well-researched and deeply intriguing set of novels, Martyr creates a wholly plausible and enthralling picture of ancient Rome in the time of the first Christians. Favorite characters from earlier tales undertake the perilous journey by sea from Antioch while waves crash and timbers creak. Filled with the sights and smells of ocean and harbor, the hustle and bustle of market and the curious wonder of ancient feast day and procession, the novel’s worth reading just for this. 

Soon the family reaches Rome, where characters cope with trials and tribulations of decrepit buildings and corporate greed. History comes alive with real people in situations not so different from those of today. The obnoxious woman next door annoys. The Christian heroine forgives. And the rest of the Christians think she’s just as mad as they would in the present day. A church united by faith threatens to splinter under pressure. And a world united by powerful subjugation begins to fall apart. 

The horror of a city in flames, the panicked flight of civilians, the madness of a fallen emperor, it’s all in here, well-researched, beautifully portrayed, and even illustrated with truly engaging pictures at the end of each chapter. Did you know what an ancient amphora looked like or what it was used for? 

The author uses (and explains in his notes) just the right amount of poetic license to bring the familiar and unfamiliar of this time and its people into focus. History, geography, science and Bible research combine convincingly. The whole makes beautiful, tragic sense, setting the scene for the present day in well-drawn visions from the past, and building up to an awesome conclusion for a series of awesome scope. I almost wish it wasn’t over, and I’m ready to start reading Witness again and repeat the whole journey. 

Disclosure: The author sent me a free ecopy in exchange for my honest review, and I can only count myself blessed to have had the chance to read all four of these books.
—Sheila Deeth

Product Details:

Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: Cape Arago Press (February 20, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 098259495X
ISBN-13: 978-0982594957
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches

Thursday, April 19, 2012


It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

PCG Legacy (August 30, 2011)

***Special thanks to Susan Otis of Creative Resources for sending me a review copy.***


David Smith is small business owner with interests in real estate investment. He is an avid pet lover who has observed God’s grace in life through his cat, Bling. As someone who loves God and enjoys seeing His blessings and goodness, David has learned to be sensitive to God’s voice through His creation. David lives in Yakima, Washington with his wife, Buffy, and their cat.

Visit the author's website.


Are you frustrated by not hearing God’s voice? Do you think that the Lord is WAY out there with nothing to tell you? Or do you question His existence all together? Well, I’m here to tell you that He is a lot closer than many of us think He is. Our Heavenly Father is trying to tell us something, if we are open, and He has been speaking to us in ways that we may have never considered. “How?,” you may ask. The Lord has always used the works of His hands to proclaim His great might. If you are wondering, you can see who the Lord is, just by looking out of your window, or by taking a drive though your state, county, province, or country. Have you ever seen pictures of the deepest crevasses of the ocean where life still takes hold? If so, you have just seen a picture of God’s depth as a person and how many layers there are to his character. If you have ever driven by the Colorado Rockies you have just witnessed the jagged strength that the Lord posses; His unfathomable power. One only needs to review the aftermath of Mount St. Helens for them to grasp God’s righteous anger. The Apostle Paul spoke of these evidences of God in Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” God is not out there watching without love, but is constantly reaching out to speak to all of His children through the works of His hands.

David Smith has assembled a number of contributors to share their experiences of their pets and what they had learned of God. From faith to faithfulness, we uncover the messages laid out from the Lord.

Laugh your stress away with animal misadventures, such as this one:

I think our cat has a love affair with a portable heater. It may sound crazy, but it’s completely true. Almost any chance she gets, she’s face first in front of the heater, “catching some sun,” as Buffy and I like to call it. She even lies in front of the heater in anticipation of it being turned on. Our Bling is obsessed! One day, she got a little too close to her best friend and the whiskers on the right side of her face were singed badly. I would have thought she would have given the heater a rest after leaving the right side of her face smoldering, however, she returned to her love, regardless of the dangers. “Isn’t this just like me,” I thought, “after getting too close to sin and getting burned, I go back for more pain.” I don’t think it’s just me that has walked on the hot coals of sin only to turn around and walk on that fiery path again, but I’m sure everyone has been there and wears the t-shirt. Proverbs 26:11 describes this perfectly, “As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.” Now I don’t know about you, but going back to eating my puke is not too appetizing. Vomit has nasty chunks in it, smells, and, well, that pretty much describes it, but sin generally has the same appearance, but only to the trained eye. When I lie, it’s to protect myself in the moment from an argument, or being hurt, but what I’m not always seeing is the damage it’s doing to my heart and to my relationship with the Lord. When I go back to sin, whatever that sin is, it leaves a nasty vomit aftertaste in my heart, and this aftertaste becomes a barrier between me and the Lord. God wants to be close to his children, but if the smell of vomit is emanating our heart, then He may not want to come too close. As believers, we ought to keep our hearts cleaned up so that we are ready to be in the Lord’s presence. Jesus said in Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” So let’s watch what we see, say, and do because God is just waiting to have a deeper relationship with us!

So let David Smith and friends take you down a path of experiencing God through a whole new way, your pets! Job proclaimed in the Old Testament, “But ask the animals and they will teach you, or the bird of the air and they will tell you.” You will be surprised by what your dog or cat can teach you about God. Perhaps God is trying to speak to you through your parakeet? Go ahead. Curl up in your kitty beds and lock your doggy doors to prepare yourself for this new adventure.

Product Details:
List Price: $12.95
Mass Market Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: PCG Legacy (August 30, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1936417251
ISBN-13: 978-1936417254


Scaredy Cat
By David Smith
It’s another fine afternoon in Yakima, Washington, complete with dimming, cloudless skies. Most of the time in the morning and in the evening I will stand by at my window and drink a strong cup or coffee as I look out at the beautiful valley that I live in. I can see snow on the hills in the distance and orchards and birds and so many wonderful things. I never tire at looking and nature and taking it all in like a big deep breath. Many times my cat Bling is with me. She is a window connoisseur as well! If there is such a thing as reincarnation I must have been a cat! My cat is an indoor and outdoor cat. We love letting her out to be her wild and ferocious self. She loves to hunt and torture poor little mice and birds and she’s very good at it! On this particular day, Bling looks up at me with her big begging eyes and meows at me as she stands at the door. She wants to go outside, as usual. So I open the door but she just stands there sniffing the air like she just smells a campfire in the distance or some really good barbeque! I say to her “go on girl, go outside now” in my sweet kitty speaking voice. But she just stands there. She seems very hesitant and yet I know she wants to go out. Why is she just standing there? What is the problem? I start to get impatient because it is a little chilly and I’m tired of standing there trying to encourage her that it’s okay to go outside. She continues to stand there and I give her one last chance to make a run for it. But she decides to stay in. I close the door. This scenario has been repeated on multiple occasions and is definitely not my first rodeo with Bling. Now it’s too late and she waited too long; instead of going outside she delays and stares. I can tell that she wants to go outside, but is paralyzed. By what? I wish I knew, but I’d like to think it’s because she’s afraid of the unknown. Maybe there is something out there she’s afraid? There could be a dog, rain, or domineering male cats. Either way she’s being a scaredy cat! So she waits too long, the door is closed and now it’s dark outside. It’s too late!
“How often does this happen to me?” I thought. God opens a door, that opportunity I’ve been waiting for, and then by the time I decide to go through it, it’s too late. Bam!!! The door has been closed; Job opportunities, investments, relationships, and career changes, all passed by. Why? Well, in the past, the fear of change, the fear of rejection, the fear of the unknown, and the fear of moving beyond my comfort zone have become road-blocks to potential successes in my life. Hmmm, I’m sensing a trend! Fear, many times, becomes a paralyzing force in my life, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Deuteronomy 31:6 tells us me to “be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave nor forsake you.” Stepping into courage is the antidote to living in fear. I am learning that life is more of an adventure when I take the step and go through the door! For instance I have been wanting to writing a book in which I could share some of the revelations I have had from watching my cat. I have never been an author, but I have a desire in my heart to be, and feel that God put that desire in my heart. Who am I to argue with God!? So many times I thought that I couldn’t do something like this because I never had the experience or the platform to do so, but the Bible says “with God all things are possible!” What’s the worst thing that could happen? I could lose a little money, no one likes it, and I have a lot of books lying around. That’s no reason not to try! It’s hard to believe that my cat taught me to get off my behind and do something new regardless of what obstacles lay in my path, but she did; now I think she can learn a few things from me like how to clean her own litter box or get a job and start contributing to her own food bowl! Maybe Bling really is paralyzed by fear, or maybe she’s just a silly cat, but she showed me another lesson that “God uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise.”

Now Our Review:

David Smith has assembled 44 short pet stories, some by him, but most by others. I can honestly say I read every one of them. Some are better than others and all relate back to a Bible verse.

There are black and white photos of some of the pets in the stories. There are also cartoonish illustrations throughout the book that don’t relate to the stories whose pages they grace, but they are cute.

This is an easy, quick read and one you can put down and pick up again at any time. There are grammatical errors and misspellings, but the stories aren’t written by professional writers.  As an editor, I would have liked to get my hands on this volume before it went to press, but no book is ever perfect. This one simply has a few more mistakes than average.

The tales in Bible Lessons From Our Pets are told about much-loved companions with an effort to tie them to a Biblical lesson, this is more successful in some cases than others. Read them uncritically and you’ll enjoy them more.
—Gail Lewis

Friday, April 13, 2012


Last week we reviewed the FaithGirlz Bible — a version of NIV Bible specially annotated for tween girls between 8 -12. Today, we look at its companion volume, a Bible designed with young boys in mind and, appropriately enough, called The NIV Boys Bible 

It contains a number of unique features designed to draw young boys into the word of God such as:
Introductions to each book. At first glance, the Bible can seem intimidating. There are books like Genesis and Exodus with familiar stories of creation, etc. And then there are those other books like Leviticus and Numbers, Samuel has the story of David and Goliath, but what about Kings and Chronicles? A little explanation goes a long way. 

Highlighted Memory Verses are gems set apart in boxes for study and memorization.
What’s the Big Deal looks at the story within the story and emphasizes its importance.
Check it Out is chock full of fun facts.
The Grossology is sure to appeal to a young boy’s love of all things gross.
Makin’ it Real shows the practical application and consequences in their everyday lives. 

Arm a youngster in your life with the Boy’s Bible, and you may find he surprises you at how readily he rows in Biblical knowledge. Highly Recommended. 

We thank B&B Media and Zondervan Publishing for providing us with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
—E G Lewis

Thursday, April 12, 2012

There is Still Time To Get Your FREE eBook. has PROMISES by E.G. Lewis available for FREE download until midnight tonight, PST, April 12, 2012. If you don't have a Kindle, they have apps for PC, The Nook, iPad and iPhone also available for free that you can use. All his novels are exceptional. Smile.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

PROMISES by E.G. Lewis


A young girl endures hardships to become a highly successful super model traveling the world. Yet her fame and fortune are threatened when an unscrupulous entrepreneur tricks her into marriage. What follows is immensely satisfying. Although she endures humiliation and her career is damaged at his hands, she retaliates in a way only a strong, intelligent woman could. 

Sprinkled throughout this novel are quirky characters whose humor alone  makes PROMISES  worth reading. However, Mary Jane Combs from Kentucky who becomes Claudia Monet of New York, is someone whose integrity is worth emulating.  

Strong sense of Kentucky, New York, Paris and the Caribbean. Lots of interesting information about the stock market and how public corporations function. Just because she’s a super model doesn’t mean she’s a dumb blond, or an easy lay. Hard work and family loyalty help her overcome obstacles and succeed. 

Despite her miserable first marriage, Claudia is not without romance in her life. This great story concludes with a “feel good” ending.    

Loved this novel. It’s a rewarding read. I adored Claudia Monet and HIGHLY RECOMMEND this novel to everyone.
—Zara Heritage 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

FREE to Kindle Users! PROMISES by E.G. Lewis

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 and Thursday, April 12, 2012, PROMISES by E.G. Lewis is available for download FREE to Kindle users from This is a special promotion for two days only. The links below will help you find books by E.G. Lewis offered through All his eBooks are inexpensive and most are also available in hard copy.


The Seeds of Christianity Series:

WITNESS, Book One in US

WITNESS, Book One in UK

WITNESS, Book One in DE

DISCIPLE, Book Two in US

DISCIPLE, Book Two in UK

DISCIPLE, Book Two in DE

APOSTLE, Book Three in US

APOSTLE, Book Three in UK

APOSTLE, Book Three in DE

MARTYR, Book Four in US

MARTYR, Book Four in UK

MARTYR, Book Four in DE

Nonfiction by E.G. Lewis:

At Table with the Lord, in US

At Table with the Lord, in UK

At Table with the Lord, in DE

All Things Christmas, in US

All Things Christmas, in UK

All Things Christmas, in UK

In Three Days, in US

In Three Days, in UK

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Thursday, April 5, 2012


The Faith Girlz Bible is not a new translation, but a commentary designed to make the underlying text more engaging to a young reader. The whole Bible with its multiple story lines, many characters, and its intermingling of history, prophecy, and teaching can be intimidating when first encountered.  

Written for girls between the ages of nine and twelve, this may very well be a young girl’s first introduction to the Bible in its complete form. As such, it makes a wonderful springboard from the over-sized, illustrated Bible stories we give to young children to the real, for sure Bible they’ll be using for the rest of their life.  

Set atop the popular NIV translation, the Faith Girlz Bible has many features to draw the reader in such as:
An introduction to each book explaining the who, what, when and where of the text.
An insert entitled Dream Girl that puts the reader into the story.
A soul-searching self-examination which allows the reader to see herself in the sotry and relate to the women of the Bible.
Boxed memory verses noted as Words to Live By.
Simple explanations to some of the questions that the passages elicit.

The Faithgirlz trademark encompasses a collection of books, Bibles, and resources designed to provide transformational Christian experiences for tween girls. Fairthgirlz encourages honest tween-girl empowerment by providing engaging, relevant, high-quality offerings, helping tween girls understand their world, learn biblical teachings, become closer to God and grow into godly teenagers. Visit their website at Highly recommended!

We thank B&B Media and Zondervan for providing us a copy of the FaithGirlz Bible in exchange for an honest review.
 Attention young boys. You needn’t feel left out. Monday we’ll be looking at the Boy’s Bible.
—E G Lewis

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

Fr. Barron mentioned The Hunger Games and then related its story to ancient Rome. That made me want to know more. In the synopsis of The Hunger Games it noted that the book is a futuristic novel with “unsettling parallels to our present.” That can also be said about Cast Me Not Away. The concept intrigues me. Was it similar to Cape Arago Press’s excellent upcoming release, Cast Me Not Away? I wanted to know and bought a copy of The Hunger Games for my Kindle.

Although there are tragic deaths in Cast Me Not Away, the violence in The Hunger Games exceeds it. The suspense keeps the book rolling forward, however, and I was hooked in the beginning. I didn’t’ want to put it down. Ms. Collins descriptions are excellent. Yet, there are two things about the novel that I don’t like, both near the end. I didn’t like what was done to the deceased competitors, having them reappear as some kind of animal-human hybrid. That is something I didn’t like about the novel, The Mirror of N’de, by L.K. Malone either. Read that review hereMirror of N'de

And, last, but not least, I found the ending of The Hunger Games unsatisfying. I suppose it was to entice readers to seek out the second book in the series to learn which man Katniss actually loves, and what the Capitol has planned for her.

However, I don’t like being left hanging when a book ends. I won't purchase the others in her series because of this. Why encounter disappointment a second time? Then again, I might consider seeing if our local library carries the series. One nice thing about a solid book in your hands, you can flip through it easier than with an eBook.

This novel is recommended for young readers 12 to 17. It's not a book I'll recommend to my granddaughters in that age category.
—Gail Lewis

Product Details:

ISBN-13: 9780439023528
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Pages: 384
Language: English