Monday, July 6, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider by NJ Lindquist, Wendy Elaine Nelles, Kimberley Payne, and Others

Author: Various Authors  Edited by NJ Lindquist and Wendy Elaine Nelles

Summary of book:
The book is about life, real life. Not just the good easy days. Short stories by a wide variety of authors. Most of the stories are non-fiction talking about living through cancer, a love one who has alzheimers and the pain caused to the loved ones of that person. As the victim forgets not only who they are but who the loved ones are as well.

One lady had to break her back in two places before she could see the love of her family express in their actions for her. She was seeking words, when they were offering deeds.

Author’s Purpose:
The purpose was to offer a wide variety of poems, stories, and praise. That would leave the reader deep in meditation, contemplating the works of God in their own lives. Not just through the good times but also the difficult times.
It’s a devotional that shows God’s hand in all walks of life.

Author’s Theme:
Over all the book points to us as an imperfect people, with a perfect God. Who can use all things to grow us and build us in our faith and our lives, rock bottom is not the end of life. It’s the beginning of change, understanding, and recovery.

Book Thesis:
There is healing and blessing from God even in the most painful situations.
Where author’s stands on controversial issues:
With their hand in God’s hand.

Did I enjoy the book?
I enjoyed this book very much. I was blown away by the testimonies of most of the authors. I even enjoyed the fiction stories although I would suggest putting them in a book by themselves and using only non-fiction because of the power behind the struggles and wisdom they bring to bare in the non-fiction.

But don’t misunderstand the fiction story, “Bannock and Sweet Tea” had me in tears. M. D. Meyer really touched my soul with that one. I really enjoyed them all.

Book Review by Booker, J.



I (Lorilyn Roberts) 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 this initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."


  1. It's a real testimony to God's love when we can reach the men behind bars with His message.

    1. Amen. Prisons are where God's presence and assurances of His unconditional love, mercy and forgiveness are much needed.

  2. Our Wakulla Book Reviews are some of our most popular tweets. The prisoners are truly helping us to reach others for Christ.