Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Book Review: Fatal Tide

Fatal Tide by Lis Wiehl is the third book in the Salem trilogy.  I read the first one because I had read other book by Lis Wiehl and liked them.  After 50 pages of the first Salem Trilogy, I was hooked.  I have been eagerly awaiting the other two.  The second came out 6-8 months ago.  It was really good (not as good as the first, but still).  I was so excited to get my hands on the third one and see how everything played out.

Fatal Tide is the final chapters in the story of Dani and Tommy fighting evil forces (demons) who are trying to destroy the world.  We left off with Tommy and Dani defeating a dragon like beast and realizing the evil forces at St Adrian's Academy had poisoned water supplies around the world with a new drug that would turn children into violence addicted murderers.  Now Danni and Tommy along with a few close trusted friends must infiltrate the school and pharmaceutical company to find out more information in what they can do. With the help of a few friends along the way they all fight for something greater than their lives or their town.  They fight for the world and with the heavenly realm to keep Hell from consuming the world.

From the beginning this book is full of action and suspense.  There are many close calls and many deaths.  Lis Wiehl has done an amazing job (again) bringing this story together to create an amazing third act.  This is a book that is very hard to put down.  I cant wait to see what she comes up with next.

Note: I did receive a copy of this book to read and review for free from  The opinions above are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Book Review: Jesus on Every Page

Jesus on Every Page by David Murray is a book about how Jesus is reflected and in not only the New Testament by also the Old Testament.

As most Christians, I knew the prophesies and foreshadowing of Christ in the Old Testament.  Lately my pastor has spoken more on how Jesus was more involved in the Old Testament. 

Mr. Murray took all my theories and expanded on them one-hundred fold.  He does a very good job at going through all the different histories, beliefs, laws, etc. and show how Jesus was intimately involved.

I would say like most good book, while reading, 25% of the information I had a light bulb moment and agreed with immediately.   Another 50% I am very intrigued by his stance and all the evidence supporting and am excited to do some further research and see if I agree.  The remaining 25% the author and I have different interpretations of The Word.  Although I clearly understand his point and the evidence supporting it, I do not agree with his conclusions.

All in all I really enjoyed this book.  I found it very well written and laid out.  It is also well put together with references and evidence supporting his beliefs.  He does quote a lot of other scholars, which I personally found a little off putting.  Instead of describing how he came to a conclusions a lot of times it was just that he had read a book and would quote how the other author came the conclusion.  I understand its all builds onto his greater point but it seemed less emphatic to have the author quote you other authors to get his point across.

Note: I did receive a copy of this book to read and review from Thomas Nelson Publishing through  The opinions above are my own and I was not compensate for a positive review.

Book Review: A Plain Disappearance

A Plain Disappearance by Amanda Flower is book about murder in the Amish Community. 

Chloe moved to the town of Appleseed Creek almost 2 years ago.  In those two years she has stumbled onto 2 murder mysteries and helped the police solve them.  Now she is glad that it is almost Christmas time and all the murders are behind her.  She is out on a walk/date with her ex-Amish boyfriend Timothy.  As they go for a walk on a snowy evening they come across the body of an Amish girl.  Again, Chloe has to call the police and ends up involved in the mystery of who would murder a young, beautiful Amish girl.

As they piece together the girls life they are amazed at the number of potential suspects; the controlling Amish father, jealous ex courter/boyfriend, current courter/boyfriend, obsessed English teenager/neighbor, Ex-Con car mechanic, or someone more sinister? 

I really enjoyed this book.  I found the characters fun and real.  The story had enough depth to follow and a lot of unexpected twists and surprises to keep me up late reading page after page.  I also enjoyed how the faith portion of the book was brought out by how the characters lived their lives and not overly blatant or out of place.  I am excited to read more stories in this series and see how the characters grow.

(Note: nothing wrong with quoting scripture, its just always seems disconnected when every time there's a problem a character stops to say "Well this is just like Matthew....quote verse perfectly out of preferred translation" and it seems to solve everything)

All in all I loved this book.

Note: I did receive a copy of this book to read and review for free from Handlebar Publishing.  All the opinions above are my own and I was not compensate for a positive review.