Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Wakulla Book Review: A Summer in Oakville, by Lisa J. Lickel
The book has a great idea tell the same story from 4 people’s perspective, the four people in the story. It is good to see how different people see and talk about the same thing happening, but have a completely different take on it. It reminds me of the four gospels. They all tell the same story but all highlight different parts of the story.
The book is designed for older teens and adults. At times it was hard to keep up with [some of the characters]. It is a story about faith. Faith in God and other people. Cn you trust your family? It talks about our past and how our past can influence our present and future.
The story is based on a small Farmington town called Oakville, WI. It is a story about big business and the takeover of the small farmer. It is a story about how the younger generation must help the older generation. It is a about the survival of the family farm. More than of these, is the belief in how big is your God. The God of the Bible is able to overcome pride, your past, your future, big business, and more importantly, yourself.
Overall the book was good. As I said before, at times, it was hard to keep up with some of the characters. Some needed more of a backstory. Their past played into the current situation and I had to go back a couple of times to find why they were doing or saying certain things. Overall, though, it was a good read.
Reviewed by Ken B., a Wakulla Book Review
I want to personally thank all the men who are reviewing the books written by JOHN 3:16 AUTHORS. I am thankful that we are able to bless them and appreciate the encouragement given to us by their reviews.
Each WEEK (usually on Tuesday), we are posting reviews from
Wakulla Correctional inmates of John 3:16 books.
Inmates are loving the new books from John 3:16 authors.
Chaplain Steve Fox is adding the new books to the prison library in this initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."