Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Crossing by Serita Jakes

This was an interesting story about the effects of PTSD and what could potentially happen if you don't deal with it. When a group of high school students were on their way home from a football game, a masked gunman entered the bus and shot 3 people killing one of the teachers on board. The murder was never solved and when the case is re-opened 10 years later, it causes emotions to roll. The only part that seemed unbelievable to me was the fact that the high-profile preachers daughter would not have received counseling after such a traumatic experience. This story was well done and is a real eye-opener to the effects of traumatic experiences when they are not dealt with.

I received this book for free from blogging for books in exchange for my review.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ascent From Darkness

I will admit I was not sure I wanted to read this book. I don't like to read about evil spirits and demonic forces but the fact that it was a true story of one man's life made me want to continue on. I am so glad I read this book. It was very well done. Michael tells his story in a way that you get the severity of what was going on in his life without getting the gory details. He makes it clear the depth of his devotion to Satan and the battle that raged within him. I'm amazed at how his "mission" was to go to churches and Bible studies and disrupt them with difficult questions and basically just try to lead everyone astray. Another great reason why we need to be on guard spiritually at all times. I was thanking God by the end that this man has been freed from the bondage of Satan and that he now is a follower of Christ. The appendix also sheds some great light on the story of Michael from the perspective of those around him. I love how God is using him and his testimony mightily today! I find his passion inspiring and the fact that he can't not share the love of God with everyone he meets an encouragement and challenge to the rest of us.
I received this book free from booksneeze.com in exchange for my review.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Scroll

The Scroll is a futuristic prophecy type novel that takes place in Israel. 3 distinguished archaeologists are brought on a secret assignment. As the novel unravels, the archaeologists realize the assignment is much more than meets the eye. I enjoyed the book and found it interesting to go through the details of a archaeology dig sight. I also enjoyed the end times Israel angle. I thought it kind of ended abruptly and quite frankly towards the end I thought it was going to be a series but they did wrap it up in the end. It was a good read.

I received this book free from blogging for books in exchange for my review.