Book Review: “An Eye For An Eye” by Irene Hannon

January 31, 2010 at 2:11 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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I had the privilege of interviewing Irene Hannon, author of “An Eye For An Eye” which is the second book in the Heroes of Quantico series published by Revell Books.  The focus this time is on Mark Sanders,  an agent of the FBI’s exclusive Hostage Rescue Team.

The book begins with Mark Sanders in St. Louis recovering from a gunshot wound.  On an early morning jog he meets an old flame, Emily Lawson, and as they are getting reacquainted someone shoots at one of them.  The problem is no one can be sure the target was Mark it possibly could be that Emily, a clinical psychologist, could also be the intended target.  Now it is up to Mark and his two colleagues, Nick Bradley and Evan Cooper “Coop” to keep her alive and find the killer and determine who the original target was.

In addition to the nerve-wracking suspense there is also the wonderful theme of revenge effectively woven throughout the storyline.  One of them did something to someone which justifies to that someone that killing them is a suitable form of punishment.  Ms. Hannon explores the concept of how we react to unfair treatment from both sides of the argument.

This is a fun read, it is a fast read, however I do not recommend starting this book late at night because it will cost you sleep as you will not want to put it down.  Ms. Hannon is an excellent writer and knows how to twist your nerve endings as she tightens the suspense.  We look forward to book three which will be released at the end of April.

If you missed the interview for “An Eye For An Eye” and would like to listen to it and/or would like to hear the previous interview where we discussed the first book please go to http://www.kingdomhighlights.org where they are available On Demand.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Audio Book Review: The Word Of Promise New Testament

January 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Posted in Books | 5 Comments
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Thomas Nelson has published an audio version of the New Testament entitled:  “The Word of Promise”.  Now before you pat your mouth and yawn I want to assure you that a version similar to this has never been done before.  Yes, there have been audio versions done, many by very fine speakers; there have even been audio versions done with multiple voices but none of them have ever been done with the high level of quality that this version is done with.

Carl Amari, no stranger to radio dramas as he founded Radio Spirits, Inc. a licensor and distributor of old time radio programs, is the producer of The Word of Promise Audio Bible.  Mr. Amari went to Cannes Award-winning JoBe Cerny to be the director of this project and they have turned out a masterpiece.

This is The Bible the way it was meant to be heard.  Jim Caviezel reprises his role as the voice of Jesus and The Bible comes alive when you hear blind Bartimaus calling for mercy over the sound of the crowd and then when he is led before Jesus and asked by Jesus what he wants: Bartimaus calls out “I want to see!”  You are there when Pilate asks which prisoner should he release Barabbas or Jesus and the crowd calls out Barabbas and they scream “Crucify Him” for Jesus.  All the emotion, all the drama, all the human interest is brought lovingly to life by a host of wonderful actors.  Ernie Hudson, Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr., Stacy Keach, Marisa Tomei and many others bring each Bible person to life so that you feel you are there with them experiencing each moment.

This is a worthwhile investment.  20 CD’s including a bonus “Behind the scenes” DVD all handsomely bound in sleeves.  You will want to listen to them over and over again, especially as you drive in your car and you can fill your drive time with the Word of God.  I recommend this highly as well as the Old Testament edition.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Book Review: “Look To The East” by Maureen Lang

January 15, 2010 at 12:33 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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I had the privilege of interviewing Maureen Lang, author of “Look To The East” which is the first book in The Great War series published by Tyndale House Publishers.

The book begins with Charles Lassone meeting Julitte Toussaint in the little village of Briecourt in Northern France in August of 1914, the beginning of World War I.  Charles is going home to his native Belgium to fight for the King yet he never makes it out of France and has to retreat back to Briecourt for sanctuary and to see Julitte again.  However by this time Briecourt has been overrun by the Germans and Charles, as well as a few other survivors, are hidden all over the town.

The town of Briecourt is unique in that the two major families, the Toussaints and the de Colvilles are feuding families and have been for so long that the current generation doesn’t know why.  The war between these two families in this town is a microcosm of the war going on across the world.

In addition to this being a romance between Charles and Julitte there is also the wonderful theme of waiting on God effectively woven throughout the storyline.  With the Germans taking everything from them food is scarce and they are beginning to starve, yet the whole town is praying for deliverance and it doesn’t seem to come.  It takes faith to believe in God when it seems as though He isn’t listening or is delaying to long.  However, what Ms. Lang allows us to see is how God is working to bring His deliverance to the town and what is, seemingly, causing the delay.  The people of Briecourt never really know where the deliverance comes from but we know and we cheer every single time.

This is a fun read, it is an interesting read with many themes that you will need to think about long after you finish the book.  I do not recommend starting this book late at night because it will cost you sleep as you will not want to put it down.  Ms. Lang is an excellent writer and knows how to twist your nerve endings as she tightens the suspense.  We look forward to book two which is coming soon.

If you missed the interview for “Look To The East” and would like to listen to it  please go to http://www.kingdomhighlights.org where it is available On Demand.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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