“A.D.30,” Ted Dekker

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Fiction, Jesus, Reviews, Ted Dekker | 0 comments

This is the first novel of Ted Dekker’s that could be classified as Biblical fiction. It is breathtaking in its portrayal of the times, the brutality of humans and in Maviah, the central character, someone all readers can relate to. And then we meet Yeshua, the Hebrew for Jesus. It’s hard to put into words the experience the reader has seeing Jesus through Maviah’s eyes. Sitting near Him as he shares many of the parables we’ve come to know through the Bible. I didn’t want Him to leave. I expect that was how the...

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“Fight Back with Joy,” Margaret Feinberg

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Fight Back with Joy, Joy, Margaret Feinberg, My Library, Non-Fiction, Reviews | 0 comments

“Joy is one of those words that has been overused, distorted into a cliche.” I nodded in agreement as I read that statement in the first few pages of this book. I confess I’m one of those people who doesn’t really understand it and too often relates it to happiness and/or my circumstances. Besides Margaret’s brilliant Biblical teaching, I was drawn to read her latest book to better understand “joy.” Margaret drew me into her 18 month battle with cancer. We visit her doctors, the wards at the hospital,...

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“Kept,” by Sally Bradley

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Fiction, My Library, Reviews | 0 comments

I don’t read much romantic fiction but I was drawn to “Kept” by the comments of some reviewers whom I respect dearly. What grabbed my attention in their reviews was the notion that this novel wasn’t your typical Christian romance as it grappled with some tough issues. It didn’t take long to get absorbed in the story. It’s powerful storytelling with wonderfully believable characters (well maybe the good looks are a little exaggerated but my wife tells me that’s essential to most romance novels). I expect Miska, the drop-dead...

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“Motherless,” Erin Healy

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Erin Healy, Favourites, Fiction, My Library, Reviews | 0 comments

“This is truth: we all tell the stories that we want to believe. We tell them for so long that we forget what we really know. Occasionally we convince others to believe them too.” Motherless is the story of brother and sister, Marina and Dylan, who are coming to terms with the anticipated death of their father (he’s in an induced coma) having lost their mother many years earlier from an apparent suicide. Marina, even though only a few years older than 16-year-old Dylan, has taken on many of the responsibilities of being a mother. She is...

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