Book Review: “Jack Staples and the City Of Shadows” By Mark Batterson and Joel N. Clark

May 26, 2015 at 9:27 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Mark Batterson and Joel N. Clark in their new book, “Jack Staples book coverJack Staples and the City Of Shadows” Book Two in the Jack Staples series published by David C. Cook gives us another adventure with Jack Staples.

From the Back Cover:  “Only when we face our fears will our greatest gifts be uncovered.” – Mrs. Dumphry

The Assassin is closing in. Just as Jack and his friend Alexia discover what it means to be the Chosen Ones, they each face the test of a lifetime. For Jack it is a question of trust; for Alexia, of loyalty. Everything rests on their making the right choices, and on the completion of their missions. The Assassin expects they will fail, and that they will either join him or be destroyed. It will take all of the Author’s forces, the special gifts Jack and Alexia each have, and the help of their friends, Arthur and Mrs. Dumphry, to overcome. But when the enemy makes a key move, and an important quest proves difficult, the prophecy—that they will both destroy and save the world—seems further from coming true than ever before.

This is a book about choices. Both Jack and Alexia find out that small wrong choices lead up to making big wrong choices. The assassin is waiting for them to fall. The Author is standing with them. There is action, there are battles. Things are not what they seem and there is danger almost everywhere. This is one exciting book that will keep you flipping pages to keep up with the story. You and your kids are going to enjoy this book. They will enjoy it even more if you read it with them (probably because they like you a lot). I am looking forward to the next book in this series with great interest.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from David C Cook for this review.  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 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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