I chose this book to review for Booksneeze. The title of the book caught my attention, but I am not certain that its content was as in depth as I expected. Greg Paul’s story telling does come with some interesting presentations. There are some colorful storytelling techniques that Paul uses. I think my expectation of content was somewhat amiss. However, he does make some interesting comparisons. There are some thought provoking stories that demonstrate the intimacy God has for his people. The word pictures are great but I was disappointed with most of the book. It was difficult to make connection to my life from some of the stories. It was a slow read for me.
Monday, September 12, 2011
I received a negative response to this post on the commercial website I post reviews to. This was not surprising. The leftest point of view and intolerance came through quite sharply. It was fascinating to see the individual's own review, which was excessively long and argumentative along with 64 comments including many of his own. That reviewer should be appointed Czar of Censorship of the Right. They would well fit in the current administration, maybe that would replace ACORN. Or could it be that that could be a book for them to publish?
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I chose this book to review for Booksneeze. This is not a book of my general reading genre but I was intrigued by the title and the subject, Barak H. Obama. Kevin McCullough is a conservative talk show host and his book subtitle, “How Barak Obama is Dismantling Hope and Change,” is my sentiment as well. It appears that Kevin has researched and documented his sources well. This is an expose of Obama’s leadership style and disinterest in the Godly America I have come to know in my life. It is clear from the book that the President is taking America off the map as a nation with values and morals that continuously brings hope and change. His point of view shows a dismal future for the nation unless real American values are restored. Obama’s compromise with minorities for the vote is heart sickening to say the least. I found his book pinpoints many issues of devaluing standards and conduct. Obama’s indecisiveness is truly exposed in the book. Overall the straight-forward writing will be offensive to those willing to compromise the American way of life. This book will not appeal to the vacillating voter.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Rumors of God, Darren Whitehead & Jon Tyson
I found this book to be quite relevant to many things I’ve seen in recent Christianity and practices. The authors have captured some of the right spirit in looking at life. The church experiences of my life have caused me to look critically at what God is all about. These authors have exposed pertinent and relevant issues involving life situations. I would say they have captured life in many instances where the “rubber meets the road.” Their challenge is to see transformation within the life of a Christian. The often spoken of promises of God are well portrayed in good balance of understanding. I am sure I will find this a useful reference tool for my library.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Jesus, my Father, the CIA, and Me, by Ian Morgan Cron
I selected this book to review for Booksneeze because of optional choices. I wasn’t sure it would fit my genre of books I liked. After I began to read, these memoirs of sorts became fascinating. Ian Cron made a connection with me as a reader wanting to know more about his life and events that were going to lead him to become who he is. The picturesque language was very entertaining and I could often shut my eyes and picture the particular event. His use of metaphors and other parts of speech fit so well his story telling. As he moved through his stages of life as he remembers he created a desire to see success come his way. The alcoholism of his father was a definite source of trouble for him, but he showed that a generational curse can be averted if right connection s can be made. The honesty of the book gives an identity that humanity needs to understand. I found it to be a very good read and would recommend it to the casual reader who likes to know of life struggles of an indidual.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Put Your Dream to the Test, John C. Maxwell
In this book John Maxwell uses ten questions to help you see it and seize it. This book would be a good read for the young person searching seriously for an accomplished life.
I found many good bits of information throughout the book. His approach goes from taking ownership of the dream to what benefit it will bring to others. Maxwell has produced an easy to read and follow guide for any committed individual. The book concludes with a section to assist in mapping your dream. This is a simple working text book and can bring the reader to points of decisions about their future and purpose in life.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Max Lucado has done it again. This prolific Christian writer has provided a book as the subtitle states with, Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions. He has taken some important life issues and expounded in 172 responses to relevant questions many have about life. I highlighted many of his statements for quick reference as I read through this book. The great thing about the book is the ability to read any one of the segments without missing any point although he has divided it into the various life themes that present questions. The themes presented go from our purpose of existence through discussions of death. Any Christian would find this a great addition to their personal library.