Monday, August 29, 2011

Smack-Dab in this Review.

I received a copy of Brennan Manning and John Blase's book for children titled Smack-Dab in the Middle of God's Love from Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze blogger review program.
Upon first glance, it's nothing special, just what you'd expect from your average children's book, lots of pictures and a few words.
I like the point that Manning and Blase try to make for the kids, but I'm not sure it's suitable for all ages. What I mean is, my daughter's are 4-years-old, and while they were very excited to have a new book and asked me to read it to them over and over again at first, I'm not sure they really understood the point.
I know they enjoyed the story, and of course they liked looking through the pictures. I just don't think it spoke to them yet at this age, and that could be because it's a bit vague for the average 4-year-old.
All that being said, I think this is a pretty fair effort in trying to convey the message of God's love in a way that slightly older children, I'm thinking maybe even 6 or 7, can appreciate. However, if your children are younger than 5, or you have a problem with an evangelistic message, this book is not for you.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Left Behind Reviewed

Although it's actually been awhile since I read the book, I still remember it pretty vividly. What a shocking story, what a thrilling begining to an equally stunning series.
Mr. Jenkins and Dr. LaHaye laid down quite a foundation with the charecter they introduced all of us to in this engaging tale of confusing terror and amazing resilience.
This book will forever be one of my favorites and I hope that you will take the time to check it out if you've never done so.
Yes it is heavy on faith, it's about the end of the world for cryin' out loud!
It's adventure and evangelism rolled up into a very interesting and suprising package. And since this series is one of the greatest selling of all time, I don't think I'm alone in giving it high regards.
I was asked to write this review by Tyndale Publishers as part of their Summer Reading Program. I was not required to post positive feedback.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Final Summit Reviewed

My wife read this book before me and she gushed over how great it was and how she really wanted to check out it's predecessor after having read it.
Naturally, I was fairly excited about the book after that and decided to start reading right away. Now 2 months later I'm not even half way. It could be because I don't understand the full back story, or because of how much explanation of the backstory there is. Either way I'm finding it to be a difficult read in terms of keeping my attention.

Having given you all my opinion I'll say this, you might like it as much as my wife, but I haven't so far.

I was given this book by BookSneeze through ThomasNelson and asked to write a review.