Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Summary: England, 1940. Clare Childs knew life would change when she unexpectedly inherited the Maggie Bright―a noble fifty-two-foot yacht. In fact, she’s counting on it. But the boat harbors secrets. When a stranger arrives, searching for documents hidden onboard, Clare is pulled into a Scotland Yard investigation that could shed light on Hitler’s darkest schemes and prompt America to action.
Across the Channel, Hitler’s Blitzkrieg has the entire British army in retreat with little hope for rescue at the shallow beaches of Dunkirk. With time running out, Churchill recruits civilian watercraft to help. Hitler is attacking from land, air, and sea, and any boat that goes might not return. Yet Clare knows Maggie Bright must answer the call―piloted by an American who has refused to join the war effort until now and a detective with a very personal motive for exposing the truth.
The fate of the war hinges on this rescue. While two men join the desperate fight, a nation prays for a miracle.
First let me start off by saying how I loved this book. It is set during the beginning of World War 2 in England, and is about the battle at Dunkirk, and so many other things-before I read this book I have never heard of Dunkirk, and I was amazed.-
I fell in love with all of the characters, how the authoress wove all of their lives together, and made a spectacular story. I love anything historical, and this novel was really amazing. The author introduces you to the time of when England knows nothing about the horrors of what the Nazis are doing, and how a small group of people are laying their lives down to show the truth of what's happening. Tracy Groot did a wonderful job with this book, and I couldn't stop reading it. It was full of twists and turns, and when I would finish a section of the book, I was full with excitement to see there was still more to come.
If you love history, action, and books about WW2 then you'll really enjoy it, I definitely suggest this book.
I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars
I received this book free from Tyndale Blog Network for an honest review
Monday, April 27, 2015
Summary: As Ewan begins his adventure across the land of Liberty, he searches for two people to be his companions on the race against his brother. As he is on the train traveling toward his first check point, he runs into two young stowaways, sisters, who Ewan takes in his care.
Ewan is a great character, and I like him because he has a similar personality as I do. (Being an older sibling for example.) Though this is a relatively short book for older readers, it grabs your attention, and you wish there was more. CJ is a great author. I love reading her books, and I definitely suggest this series.
Hope you'll pick up a copy!
5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks to CJ for the review copy.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Summary: From the oppression and terror of the killing fields in Cambodia, this is the story of how one man's conversion led to a rebirth of faith that brought hope to a nation. Commissioned by Communists to spy on a Christian evangelistic crusade, Barnabas Mam instead discovered Jesus and came to faith in Him. After spending four years in prison camps at the hands of the Khmer Rouge Barnabas emerged as one of only 200 surviving Christians in all of Cambodia. God raised him up to became the foremost evangelist and church planter in a land broken by genocide. An inspiring story on a personal, church, and national level, this is more than a narrative--it's a blueprint for success for church growth of the most powerful kind.
Although I liked Church Behind the Wire, I can't say I loved it. Maybe because it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. Reading the story of what happened in Cambodia was very interesting, and I think that is good to know about persecuted Christian, though I don't really suggest this book. (Though there are some who might like it.) Reading wasn't enjoyable, and I just kind of ended up putting it down after a while. (Though one isn't suppose to love reading about the cruel things persecuted Christians go through, I've been interested in many other books compared to this one.)
I received this book free from mpnewsroom for a honest review.
I would rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Holman Bible Atlas illuminates the Bible for a whole new generation of students and teachers by introducing them to the physical, cultural, and historical settings of the biblical narrative. Integrating insights from physical and historical geaography, archaeology, ancient historical sources, and the Bible itself, the Atlas presents 132 newly designed full-color maps complete with specific biblical texts to assist teachers and students alike in understanding.
I really enjoy searching the Scriptures and studying the context, as well as the historical/archaeology of the biblical time period. When I got this atlas I was really excited about it. It is filled with many maps and photographs, and many great notes. It begins in the Genesis to the Jewish revolt all the way to 300 A.D.
This Bible atlas is packed with lots of information, and I would differently suggest you pick up one.
I received this book free from bhpublishing group
I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.