Friday, April 22, 2011

The Sacred Meal by Nora Gallagher, Phyllis Tickle

This book covers all the controversy over communion. It reviews some history and personal experiences with communion. This book goes in depth about how communion is supposed to be practiced and how it can make you feel. Communion is a practice that people now do just for show and do not really understand the importance of it.

I always viewed communion as a thing you do in church every so often. After reading this book, communion has taken on a new meaning. It has opened my eyes to how I was practicing it and how it should be done. Anyone who doesn't completely know what communion is about or doesn't understand how it works this book is an excellent explanation. It is also a great book to read every so often just to reevaluate how you are practicing communion.

BookSneeze® has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Secret of Indigo Moon by G.P. Taylor

Cover: The Secret of Indigo Moon
Erik is unable to sleep as a huge storm rages outside. Doors are being thrown open by the wind and then suddenly slammed shut. While Erik walks around the school discovers two robbers and a secret tunnel. While he spies on the robbers he finds himself trapped in the tunnel were he discovers a note from the former  head mistress. This note leads Sadie, Saskia, and Erik on an adventure that leads to murders and mysteries they are determine to reveal.

This book is set up like the last, with more pictures and comics throughout the book. I enjoyed the mystery and mischief that happened throughout the book, although I was sad when I discovered that I had finished the book. I would really recommend this book  to teens and people who find reading a bit of a challenge. It has a great story line and is not difficult to understand.

I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

David is sent to the final summit it answer a one question to save humanity. At the summit are all the travelers and the archangel Gabriel. David is allowed five travelers to help assist him in finding the answer, but he only has five tries at getting it right.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it was both exciting and challenging. The author kept the story very interesting by including taking some of his characters from history, and revealing the story behind them. It was a very perceptive book, asking questions that make you stop and think and really consider what the characters are talking about. I would recommend this book to someone who loves reading history incorporated into the overall message, or those who enjoy a great mind challenge.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by BookSneeze.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

To Desire A Wicked Duke by Nicole Jordan

Tess Blanchard  has been lonely and desperate for love and passion since her fiance's death two years ago. But when her arch enemy Ian Sutherland catches her kissing an actor behind the curtain he decides to take matters into his own hands. When they are caught in a compromising position, they are forced into a hasty marriage. Ian couldn't be happier but Tess feels that her dream of falling in love is now over for good. Discovering that their castle is haunted they embark on a mission to figure out who is behind the haunting. Tess must face even more heartbreaking news before she can truly love her new husband.

This book was very entertaining. I really enjoy reading romances set back in history with many twists and turns. The story line was really good, but I kept waiting for the two main characters to discover their love for each other. I was captured between the pages and hope to read the other books in the series.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The First Escape by G.P. Taylor

Cover: The First Escape

Saskia and Sadie are identical twins in a girls orphanage. They are so close they share thoughts, feelings, and the need to create mischief. But when one of their pranks separates them from each other they both must face loneliness and danger. When Sadie finds her self locked away in a tower she finds an unexpected ally in Erik, the only boy at the orphanage, who helps her escape. With the cops hot on their trail, she knows she must find her sister before she is locked away in prison. Saskia witnesses ghosts and a plot to kill her guardian, Muzz Elliott, and must do whatever it takes to save her and herself.

This book was a very good read. I enjoyed all the twists and turns that the book takes. There is murder, mystery, and supernatural all wrapped up into one. I enjoyed the way the book was set up, it was different and it made the book that much more interesting. I hope to be able to read the other books in the series soon, and find out what will happen to these three characters along the way. I would recommend this book to Harry Potter fans and anyone who enjoys a good mystery.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Tyndale House.