Friday, May 5, 2017

An Amish Awakening...a tenderhearted sojourn to Heaven and back

I won this book from LibraryThing's Early reviewers.
I didn't really start to enjoy this book until the 6th chapter. I found if I skipped the Author chapters it was easier to read.It was interesting and gave me a lot to think about. I did like getting a glimpse of the Amish life from a man's point of view.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran

I won this book through GoodReads Giveaway October 2016. Beth Moran is quickly becoming a favorite author for me.
This book has so many sub plots that there was never a dull moment. Faith's secret past, her drug addicted, weak brother, her many scars, her engagement to a millionaire but her need to work and save her own money. Plus her other name!
I laughed while reading this book because I frequently found myself doing the breathing exercises along with the main character. That's the kind of writing I love.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Conversations with Saint Bernard, by Jim Kraus

Conversations with Saint Bernard: A Novel

I think this is the best one Kraus has written so far. I felt right there with George Gibson as he traveled across the United States and through his thoughts. Lewis is portrayed as the dog everyone wants to love and own. I love Lewis and the insights George acknowledged through the dog.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Dog That Saved stewart Coolidge, by Jim Kraus


Hubert doesn't always know where his next meal will come from. Stealing rawhide bones from the Tops Super Market seems to be the answer; even after storing up a few under the rug at his newly found hideout.

Stewart has been ordered by Mr. Arden, his boss, to catch that four-legged bandit before someone complains to the health department about a dog shoplifting at the supermarket. The problem was, Stewart didn't want to catch the dog because he was already harboring the canine criminal at his apartment.

Jim Kraus has become my favorite Christian auther. He does an excellent job at entwining the lives Stewart, and his neighbor Lisa through the antics and subtle actions of a dog that knows there is only peace and security in living in a pack. Stewart and Lisa need each other and it up to Hubert to make it happen. After all, it is God's master plan for the three of them.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Giver - audio edition, by Lois Lowry

The Giver by Lois Lowry

I read the student edition of The Giver, by Lois Lowry, in 1998 while teaching a high school lit class. This was the first time I had read it. Now I have enjoyed it on CD. 
It's amazing how much deeper I understood the story line by listening to it instead of reading. This time I grasped a deeper understanding of the father's job as a Nurturer, the selection process and the overall oppression. The Giver is a classic that should be read over and over. The reader will discover something new every time. Hopefully, it won't be another 18 years before I read it for the third time.