Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This is the third book in the Homelanders series by Andrew Klavan. I love these books and the story is great. The story is about Charlie West who cant remember a year of his life. He is being hunted by both the police and an Islamic terrorist group. In this book Charlie still doesnt know who to trust but he starts to get his memory back but only a little at a time. can Charlie stay ahead of everyone chasing him long enough to figure out who he can trust.
The writing is great and very action packed I would recommend this series for both young adult and the adult crowds as it has a little something for everyone. It reads quickly and keeps you wanting more. My only problem with the series is that the books come out so far apart and we have to wait until August 2011 for the final book in the series. Also when you finally start the book it takes you a little while to figure out what is going on since you havent read the previous book in awhile.
Really great series though and I thank Thomas Nelson and Booksneeze for providing a copy of this book to review and give an unbiased opinion and review of.

Monday, November 22, 2010

DVD Review: Homeless for the Holidays

This movie really sounded great and was based on a true story. the m/ovie tells of a man who loses his job around the holidays. It totally changes his lifestyle and he goes through many struggles. He does this to truly find himself and to find out who God wanta him to be.

The movie wasnt overly preachy and had a great faith based message. It was also a great family movie that didnt have all that garbage that Hollywood thinks you need to put in. My only problem was that the /movie was completly cheesy. I know the Christian moviem/akers can put out some top quality stuff but this was pretty bad even for a low budget Christian fm.

I thank Team Buzzplant for sending a copy of the movie to review.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

This Dvd was pretty good and had a great meesage about paying attention to what matters most in our lives. The movie is based on a true story and stars Dean Cain(Adventures of Lois and Clark). the movie does drag or slow down and moves at a great pace.

Me being a father I could relate to some of the struggles that Randy(Cain) goes through to find his missing son. It kind of hits home and makes you think.

Overall a good movie that I liked and I am glad that it wasnt cheesy as some low budget movies tend to get sometimes.

I received a free copy of The Way Home from Booksneeze for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own

Saturday, October 23, 2010

This is a review of The Seven Minute Difference:Small Steps to Big Changes and The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner both by author and motivational speaker Allyson Lewis. This is not the typical type of book that I read but I recieved a copy from Buzzplant and was interested in checking it out after looking at it.
I liked the book, I wouldnt say for me personally its a great book overall but Lewis makes some great points in it that make you really think. Her goal is to get us to change our lives in just 7 minutes a day. T do this you have to realize what your goals are and what your priorities are. You then focus on those and make a plan of how you will change your life and those around you. I liked the main idea of first having to clarify what your gol in life was and then to unlock you purpose, strengths, and knowledge to achieve that goal. The planner is a daily planner to help organize all of your thought and ideas and to keep track of what you do everday. By keeping track of what you do can help you focus more on your priorities.
Again overall an interesting book that makes you think and gives you some great ideas and motivation to look at your life.

Friday, September 10, 2010

I really love Max Lucado books and he has written some really interesting and life changing ones. This book is a good book but for me wasnt as good as some of his others. My kids liked the book though and found it interesting all of the thing s it talks about using your hands for. The book does have some good illustrations though and has a great message. Again I think children will like the story and especially toddlers who are using their hands and will introduce them to lots of ways to use them

I thank Thomas Nelson and Booksneze for sending me a copy to review.

This review is actually for both of these books which were both provided for review by booksneeze. I loved these books as they were very inspiring. It shows how one persons actions can change future generations.

The Boy Who changed the World is geared towards children but It has a lot of writing and may go over younger childrens heads but it does make for some interesting conversations though.

The Butterfly Effect is for adults and has some added stories that are really thought provoking and really change the way you look at your interactions with others.

Both books are great and I would highly recommend them to others as they are both great books and really will make anyone look at the interactions with others.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I have seen alot of these new Christian encounters series books and was happy to receive a copy from booksneeze to review.

I received Saint Francis by Robert West. I have only heard of Saint Francis in passing or a note in reading something else. I was very happy to get a chance to find out more about him and what he had done. Francis was a party man and loved to be part of the in crowd. When he one day had a dream in which God called him to service. What a life changing event to go from one extreme to another. Francis did what God called him to do and what he did in his life to follow Gods call is just simply amazing. I loved this book and cant wait to check out more from this series about different people that have encountered God and what changed in their lives.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

This is book 2 in the Berinfell Prophecies series by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. This is a great young adult series and I have been impressed so far with it. I would definitely read book one first as you find out alot about who the characters are and just what is going on. It did take me a little while to figure out who was who as it had been awhile since reading book one. The series tells of seven teens who find out they are elven lords. This book picks up right where the first left off and begins with the seven elven lords introduction to the elven world. The must also train and train quickly as the Spider King is searching for them. I received my review copy from

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

There are some books that the author puts to much research into and the book drags along so slowly. There are also books that you can tell the author didnt do enough research and there are mistakes. Then there are books like this where the author does his research and is able to put it in the story where it flows and brings everything to light. Eric Wilson just keeps getting better with each book and brings the Jerusalems Undead series to a close with this the third book in the series.
The vampire story has been told numerous times especially in the last few years. But Eric Wilson brings a refreshing breath to the genre and to the struggle of good and evil. Gina Lazerescu prepares for the final showdown with the Akaldema cluster. She also finds out that her son is still alive and tries to rebuild her marriage with her husband Jed. I love the way the author mixes all of the research both the historical and the theological.
Eric Wilson also works in characters from his previous books and gives little nods to their stories. You dont need to have read them to enjoy this series but it does make the read more enjoyable. Im sad to see this story end and will miss the characters as I have grown really close to some of them.
I love these books and am sad that so many people have missed out on Eric Wilsons books. I have enjoyed reading them and watching Mr. Wilson grow as an author. Im also sad that his books have not been given the chance. I wish Eric Wilson the best and look forward to what he has in store in the future. I pray that God will continue to use him and help him spread the truth about the Nazarene Blood.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I was very interested to get the chance to review this for booksneeze. My family has a copy of the Read and Share Bible and was interested in seeing the video version of a few of the stories. I felt this could be a good way to get children more interested in the Bible. The animation for the video was good and fits really well with the way the pictures in the Bible copy look. What I didnt like though is they way they added little extras to the story that are not included in the Bible. I know they wanted the story to flow a little but I dont think you should add to the Word of God and confuse people.

I have 3 boys and one sat and watched the whole video, one watched about half, and the other watched just a little. I dont know if that is any indication of how long it can hold a childs interest but I really just think it depends on the kids mood.